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Islamic Clubs – Muslim groups that regale in murder and hate The disease of Islam has many symptoms. They are known as al-Qaeda, Fedayeen, Mufti Mujahideen, Turkey’s Special Organization, Ustashi, Taliban, Fatah, PLO, Islamic Jihad, Hamas, Hizballah, Abu Nidal, Shamil Basayev, Army of Muhammad, Order of Holy Warriors, Salafia Jihadia, Tawhid & Jihad, Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq, …
|6/30/07||Thailand||Yala||1||0||Islamic militants murder a 53-year-old man.|
|6/29/07||Afghanistan||Khost||1||0||Religious extremists kidnap and behead a language interpreter.|
|6/29/07||Pakistan||FATA Region||1||0||An Afghan civilian is kidnapped and beheaded by Islamic militants.|
|6/29/07||Iraq||Kut||11||1||A university professor is shot several time in the head and neck. Ten others are also murdered by Muslim terrorists.|
|6/29/07||Iraq||Mosul||3||0||Three women are murdered by Islamic gunmen.|
|6/29/07||Iraq||Baghdad||15||11||At least three women are among fifteen people shot to death or blown up by Muslim terrorists.|
|6/29/07||Iraq||Mishada||8||5||A Fedayeen suicide bomber murders eight Iraqis.|
|6/28/07||Somalia||Mogadishu||2||4||Islamic terrorists target a security convoy along a busy road, killing two members.|
|6/28/07||Afghanistan||Kabul||3||8||Two American civilians and an Afghan woman are killed by a Fedayeen suicide bomber.|
|6/28/07||Thailand||Yala||2||0||Two teenagers are shot to death by Muslim terrorists.|
|6/28/07||Iraq||Baghdad||30||34||Several mortar attacks and shootings leave thirty Iraqis dead at the hands of Islamic terrorists.|
|6/28/07||Iraq||Baghdad||25||50||Sunni radicals blow twenty-five innocent people to Allah at a bus stop.|
|6/28/07||Thailand||Songkhla||1||0||A 51-year-old village guard is shot to death by Jihadis as he is returning home.|
|6/28/07||India||Pulwama||1||16||Lashkar-e-Toiba militants attack a security patrol, killing one member.|
|6/28/07||India||Ramban||1||0||A civilian is abducted and beheaded by the Religion of Peace.|
|6/28/07||Afghanistan||Paktika||1||8||An 18-year-old Afghan civilian is killed by a Fedayeen suicide bomber.|
|6/27/07||Iraq||Al Khalis||19||28||Islamic terrorists barrage a residential area with mortars, killing at least nineteen innocents.|
|6/27/07||Somalia||Mogadishu||2||2||Two civilians are killed when Muslim terrorists toss a grenaded into a market.|
|6/27/07||Iraq||Baghdad||10||24||Islamic terrorists set off two car bombs, killing ten people.|
|6/27/07||Iraq||Samarrah||11||6||Eleven Iraqis are killed in at least two separate Jihad attack, here and in Kirukuk.|
|6/27/07||Iraq||Baghdad||21||0||Twenty-one victims of sectarian violence between Sunni and Shia are found bound and executed.|
|6/27/07||Thailand||Yala||3||17||Muslims kill three people at a market, by hiding a bomb in a basket.|
|6/27/07||Somalia||El-Berde||2||0||Two humanitarian workers, one a doctor, are brutally gunned down.|
|6/27/07||Iraq||Mosul||2||0||Two Christians are murdered by Sunni radicals.|
|6/27/07||Somalia||Bardhere||1||1||The driver of a vehicle is killed in a bombing attack by Muslim militants.|
|6/26/07||Thailand||Pattani||1||4||A Muslim radical calmly fires into a Buddhist tea shop, killing at least one patron.|
|6/26/07||Somalia||Mogadishu||1||3||Islamists detonate a roadside bomb, killing one bystander.|
|6/26/07||Somalia||Mogadishu||6||9||Five cleaning women are among six killed by an Islamic bomb.|
|6/26/07||Iraq||Basra||1||0||A religious cleric is gunned down by Muslim rivals.|
|6/26/07||India||Pulwama||1||0||Militant Islamists abduct a constable from his home and behead him.|
|6/25/07||Iraq||Baghdad||12||21||A Fedayeen bomber blasts a dozen people at a peace and reconciliation conference to death.|
|6/25/07||Lebanon||Nahr al-Bared||2||0||A soldier and a civilian are killed by a Fatah al-Islam sniper.|
|6/25/07||Iraq||Baghdad||16||3||Jihadis rack up sixteen dead Iraqis in various attacks.|
|6/25/07||Somalia||Hurwa||2||2||A woman and a man are killed when Islamic militias slam a rocket into their house.|
|6/25/07||Iraq||Baiji||27||62||Suicide bombers ram an explosives-laden truck into a gate, killing over two dozen innocents in the blast.|
|6/25/07||Thailand||Narathiwat||2||0||Two middle-aged men are gunned down in separate attacks by Muslim radicals.|
|6/25/07||India||Doda||2||14||The Mujahideen toss a grenade into a bus stand, killing two people.|
|6/25/07||Iraq||Mosul||3||42||Three civilians are killed when Islamic terrorists bomb a residential area.|
|6/24/07||Lebanon||Dardara||6||2||Militant Islamists kill six UN Peacekeepers with a powerful suicide bomb.|
|6/24/07||Afghanistan||Kandahar||3||2||Religious extremists attack a police station, killing three Afghans.|
|6/24/07||Thailand||Pattani||2||0||Two elderly Buddhist brothers are murdered by radical Muslims, who then burn their bodies.|
|6/24/07||Thailand||Narathiwat||2||0||Two Thai rangers are shot by Islamic terrorists while riding motorcycles.|
|6/24/07||Iraq||Baghdad||14||6||The head of a childrens hospital is among fourteen people murdered by Islamic terrorists.|
|6/24/07||Iraq||Mosul||2||0||Two women, including a female journalist, are gunned down by Muslim radicals.|
|6/24/07||Iraq||Balad||1||0||Fundamentalists assassinate a feminist.|
|6/24/07||Iraq||Khalis||3||3||Islamic terrorists kill three girls and injure their mother and father in a bomb attack on the family vehicle.|
|6/24/07||Somalia||Mogadishu||2||0||A man and a woman are shot to death by a suspected Muslim militant.|
|6/23/07||Somalia||Mogadishu||1||0||A off-duty cop is gunned down by an Islamist.|
|6/23/07||Thailand||Narathiwat||1||0||A 42-year-old Buddhist laborer is brutally killed and then set on fire by Muslim terrorists.|
|6/23/07||Pakistan||Karam Kot||4||1||Four Pakistani troops are killed when terrorists bomb their vehicle.|
|6/23/07||Afghanistan||Helmand||2||0||Two Estonian mine-sweepers are killed in a Taliban rocket strike.|
|6/23/07||Lebanon||Nahr el-Bared||3||0||Three Lebanese troops are killed by a Fatah al-Islam bomb.|
|6/23/07||Iraq||Kufa||2||0||Muslim terrorists shoot a married couple to death.|
|6/23/07||Iraq||Hillah||2||18||Two people are killed in an Islamic terrorist car bombing.|
|6/23/07||Iraq||Baghdad||18||2||Sectarian Jihadis rack up eighteen dead Iraqis in various attacks.|
|6/22/07||Thailand||Yala||3||10||Three young boys are shot full of holes in the name of Allah at a tea shop.|
|6/22/07||Pakistan||Bannu||1||30||Radical Muslims attempt to attack a religious festival with small-arms fire and a grenade. One guard is killed.|
|6/22/07||Algeria||Bouira||2||1||Two security guards are killed by two homemade bombs.|
|6/22/07||Thailand||Yala||1||0||A 16-year-old Buddhist girl is shot to death by radical Muslims.|
|6/22/07||Iraq||Fallujah||5||57||A store bombing and a suicide attack on a telecom company net five dead Iraqis for freedom-fighting terrorists.|
|6/22/07||India||Doda||1||0||The Mujahideen abduct and kill a civilian.|
|6/22/07||Thailand||Yala||2||5||Muslim bombers target a Buddhist-owned teashop, killing three innocents.|
|6/22/07||Pakistan||Khar||1||0||Islamic extremists behead a man, then attach a note to the body.|
|6/21/07||Pakistan||Khapianga||3||0||A roadside blast kills three farmers.|
|6/21/07||Pal. Auth.||Nablus||1||0||A 32-year-old civilian is killed by Islamic gunmen.|
|6/21/07||Iraq||Bahraz||3||15||Sunnis kill three villagers in a sustained attack on a Shia town.|
|6/21/07||Iraq||Soliman Bek||15||66||Suicidal Sunnis drive a truck full of explosives into a building, murdering at least fifteen people.|
|6/21/07||Somalia||Mogadishu||5||10||An Islamic militant tosses a grenade into a market, killling five people on the spot.|
|6/21/07||Afghanistan||Nangarhar||3||1||Three Afghan cops are gunned down in a Taliban attack.|
|6/21/07||Thailand||Narathiwat||1||0||A 54-year-old Buddhist is shot to death by Muslim radicals.|
|6/21/07||Thailand||Narathiwat||1||0||Muslim shoot a 29-year-old, then attempt to behead him. The man bleeds to death.|
|6/20/07||Thailand||Pattani||1||0||Muslim gunmen shoot an off-duty Buddhist policeman to death in front of his wife.|
|6/20/07||Afghanistan||Khost||3||4||Talibanis enter a mosque and shoot three Afghan civilians to death.|
|6/20/07||Iraq||Baghdad||34||9||Sectarian Jihadis rack up thirty-four more dead Iraqis in various attacks.|
|6/20/07||Iraq||Mosul||5||8||Two children and three women are killed in a mortar attack by Islamic terrorists.|
|6/20/07||India||Baramulla||1||2||A Harkat-ul-Mujahideen militant kills a homeowner with a grenade. The man’s daughter and son are injured.|
|6/20/07||Somalia||Mogadishu||2||0||Islamic militias fire RPGs into a government building, killing at least two people.|
|6/20/07||Afghanistan||Kandahar||3||0||Three Canadian peacekeepers are killed in a roadside attack by Islamic extremists.|
|6/20/07||Afghanistan||Zabul||2||1||Religious extremists fire on a UN relief convoy, killing two Afghans.|
|6/19/07||Iraq||Mosul||1||0||A female college student is shot to death by Islamic fundamentalists.|
|6/19/07||Thailand||Pattani||3||0||Thai Muslims kill three occupants of a vehicle with a roadside bomb.|
|6/19/07||Thailand||Narathiwat||1||1||Islamists shoot a 27-year-old student to death in a drive-by attack.|
|6/19/07||Lebanon||Nahr al-Bared||2||0||Fatah al-Islam radicals kill two more Lebanese troops.|
|6/19/07||Afghanistan||Uruzgan||14||110||Islamic militants attack a village, murdering ten civilians and four Afghan police.|
|6/19/07||Iraq||Baghdad||23||19||Jihadis kill two dozen Iraqis in various shooting and mortar attacks.|
|6/19/07||Iraq||Baghdad||87||224||Sunnis bomb an area outside a Shia mosque, sending eighty-seven souls to Allah and injuring over two-hundred others.|
|6/19/07||Iraq||Tal Afar||2||0||A woman and a child are killed in a mortar attack by Sunni radicals.|
|6/18/07||Iraq||Baghdad||9||25||Islamic terrorists bomb a gas station, killing nine patrons.|
|6/18/07||Lebanon||Narh al-Bared||3||0||Three more Lebanese soldiers are killed by Fatah al-Islam militants.|
|6/18/07||Thailand||Yala||0||14||Muslims bomb a Buddhist-owned teashop, injuring fourteen patrons.|
|6/18/07||Somalia||Mogadishu||2||7||Islamists manage to kill two children with one bomb, hidden in a garbage pile.|
|6/18/07||Pal. Auth.||Erez||1||3||Hamas gunmen open fire on Palestinians huddled in a tunnel, killing at least one.|
|6/18/07||Iraq||Baghdad||33||0||Thirty-three victims of sectarian violence are found in different locations.|
|6/18/07||Iraq||Falluja||5||25||Two Jihad bombings leave at least five civilians dead.|
|6/18/07||Thailand||Pattani||1||0||A 23-year-old soldier is killed in an ambush by Muslim militants.|
|6/18/07||Pakistan||Jundo||1||0||A man kills his daughter for marrying the ‘wrong’ man.|
|6/18/07||Somalia||Bakara||1||1||A civilian is assassinated at a local market is a suspected Islamic militia attack.|
|6/17/07||Afghanistan||Herat||2||0||The Taliban attack a remote police post, killing two officers.|
|6/17/07||Iraq||Kirkuk||3||4||Sunni bombers kill three Kurds.|
|6/17/07||Somalia||Baidoa||1||3||A child is killed when Islamists toss a grenade into a bank.|
|6/17/07||Iraq||Fallujah||8||16||A pregnant woman and her husband are among eight innocents killed in two attacks by Islamic terrorists.|
|6/17/07||Afghanistan||Kandahar||4||0||Three soldiers and an interpretor are murdered in a Taliban roadside attack.|
|6/17/07||Pakistan||Peshawar||1||0||The Taliban shoot a suspected narcotics dealer to death.|
|6/17/07||Iraq||Jizani al-Emam||17||0||Seventeen villagers are killed during an attack by the Islamic Army of Iraq.|
|6/17/07||Afghanistan||Kabul||35||35||Three dozen Afghans are blown to Allah by Islamic bombers in an attack on a transportation hub.|
|6/16/07||Thailand||Narathiwat||1||0||An 82-year-old man is shot to death by Muslim terrorists.|
|6/16/07||Thailand||Narathiwat||1||0||Muslims shoot a middle-aged civilian four times in the chest.|
|6/16/07||Afghanistan||Kabul||4||6||A suicide bomber sends four Afghan civilians to Allah.|
|6/15/07||India||Sopore||2||7||Two Indian soldiers are killed in a Mujahideen ambush.|
|6/15/07||Somalia||Baidoa||4||6||Fundamentalists throw grenades into a movie theater showing a foreign film, killing four innocents.|
|6/15/07||Afghanistan||Uruzgan||9||7||A suicide bomber kills five children about 12-years of age and four adults.|
|6/15/07||Thailand||Pattani||2||0||A young Buddhist man is among two civilians murdered by Islamists in separate drive-by attacks.|
|6/15/07||Thailand||Yala||7||1||Islamists stage a brutal ambush on a Thai security patrol, killing seven members.|
|6/15/07||Iraq||Ramadi||13||0||The bodies of thirteen members of an athletic team are found shot to death by Muslim militants.|
|6/15/07||Iraq||Mosul||4||0||A young boy is among four people killed by Jihadis.|
|6/15/07||Thailand||Pattani||3||1||Radical Muslims stop a group of villagers on the road and then open up on them with automatic weapons fire, killing three.|
|6/15/07||Ingushetia||Nazran||3||2||Two civilians and a police officer are killed in an attack by suspected Islamic extremists.|
|6/15/07||Iraq||Baghdad||25||7||Twenty-five victims of sectarian hatred within the Religion of Peace are found, bound and executed.|
|6/15/07||Lebanon||Nahr el-Bared||4||6||Four Lebanese troops are killed when Fatah al-Islam terrorists blow up a building.|
|6/15/07||Somalia||Mogadishu||4||10||A suicide bomber on a motorcycle slaughters four innocent people.|
|6/15/07||Philippines||Davao||10||18||Moro Islamic Liberation Front terrorists leave a bomb on a bus, blasting ten passengers to death.|
|6/14/07||Pal. Auth.||Rafah||7||0||Hamas round up seven Palestinian men and shoots them to death in front of their families. The gunmen then kneel in prayer.|
|6/14/07||Iraq||Baghdad||14||0||Fourteen Iraqi policemen and soldiers are executed on video by terrorists shouting ‘God is Great’.|
|6/14/07||Thailand||Narathiwat||1||0||A 54-year-old man is shot to death by Muslim radicals as he is riding a motorcycle.|
|6/14/07||Pal. Auth.||Gaza City||2||0||Two unarmed peace activists are shot to death by Hamas gunmen at a rally.|
|6/14/07||Somalia||Mogadishu||1||0||The Young Mujahideen Movement kill at least one civilian in an automatic weapons attack.|
|6/14/07||Iraq||Balad||2||3||Islamic terrorists shoot two farmers to death.|
|6/14/07||Pal. Auth.||Gaza||3||0||Hamas gunmen walk into a hospital and murder an injured patient as well as two women visiting him.|
|6/14/07||Pal. Auth||Gaza||2||0||Two employees of the UN refugee relief agency are murdered by Hamas terrorists.|
|6/14/07||Somalia||Shibis||1||0||A man is shot to death by a suspected Islamic militia.|
|6/14/07||India||Kupwara||1||0||A man is shot to death in his home by the Mujahideen.|
|6/13/07||Lebanon||Beirut||10||11||A prominent anti-Syrian lawmaker and his son are among ten killed in a car bombing.|
|6/13/07||Thailand||Pattani||2||8||Islamists bomb two groups of school guards, killing one in each party.|
|6/13/07||Iraq||Baghdad||29||10||Jihads slaughter twenty-nine Iraqis in various attacks, including kidnapping, torture and executions.|
|6/13/07||Pal. Auth.||Gaza||17||30||Two separate ambushes by Hamas (“Islamic Resistance”) leaves close to twenty victims dead.|
|6/13/07||Afghanistan||Mizan||1||0||The Taliban send an RPG into a house, killing a 7-year-old girl.|
|6/13/07||Thailand||Narathiwat||1||0||A Buddhist salesman is beheaded by Islamic radicals, who then leave the body and head in separate bags.|
|6/13/07||Iraq||Mandali||5||10||A Fedayeen suicide bomber sends five souls to Allah.|
|6/13/07||Thailand||Yala||1||0||Muslim terrorists kill a 44-year-old man and set fire to thirteen schools.|
|6/13/07||Iraq||Ramadi||4||11||Four Iraqis are killed by a suicide bomber at a police checkpoint.|
|6/12/07||Afghanistan||Lashkar Gah||1||0||A religious extremists blows himself up on a bicycle, killing a nearby police officer.|
|6/12/07||Thailand||Yala||1||0||A 60-year-old teacher is shot in the back by Muslim radicals.|
|6/12/07||Pal. Auth.||Gaza||4||0||Hamas militants attack a home with rockets, killing three women and a 14-year-old boy.|
|6/12/07||Lebanon||Nahr Al-Bared||8||20||Eight Lebanese soldiers are killed over the course of two days by Fatah al-Islam militants.|
|6/12/07||Iraq||Khalis||4||4||Jihad gunmen take down four Iraq civilians, including two on a minibus.|
|6/12/07||Thailand||Narathiwat||2||0||Two Buddhists are brutally murdered by angry Muslims.|
|6/12/07||Afghanistan||Logar||2||4||A female teacher and a 13-year-old girl student are savagely murdered by religious fundamentalists.|
|6/12/07||Iraq||Baghdad||33||20||Sectarian hatred within the Religion of Peace accounts for thirty-three bodies in multiple attacks.|
|6/11/07||India||Pulwama||1||0||The Mujahideen capture a soldier and slit his throat.|
|6/11/07||Thailand||Narathiwat||1||0||A 56-year-old Buddhist is shot to death by Islamists while riding a motorcycle.|
|6/11/07||Iraq||Mosul||5||0||Islamic gunmen storm a home and murder four women and a man.|
|6/11/07||Lebanon||Nahr al-Bared||2||1||Two Red Cross workers are killed by Fatah al-Islam militants.|
|6/11/07||India||Ramban||2||1||A civilian and a cop are murdered by Islamic radicals.|
|6/11/07||Thailand||Narathiwat||2||0||Two female Buddhists teachers are shot to death by Muslim radicals who invade the school with assault weapons.|
|6/10/07||Iraq||Tikrit||14||42||A Fedayeen suicide bomber sends fourteen souls to Allah.|
|6/10/07||Iraq||Baghdad||20||26||A “coffin bomb” adds to the misery as Islamic terrorists kill twenty Iraqis in various attacks.|
|6/10/07||Pal. Auth.||Gaza||1||0||Hamas (“Islamic Resistance”) operatives throw a man to his death from a tower.|
|6/9/07||Iraq||Hilla||14||30||A Fedayeen suicide bomber sends fourteen Iraqis to Allah.|
|6/9/07||India||Bejbehara||1||0||The Mujahideen gun down a cop.|
|6/9/07||India||Pulwama||2||0||A man and his son are shot to death by Islamic militants.|
|6/9/07||Iraq||Camp Bucca||6||50||Six Iraqi prisoners are killed in a rocket attack on a prison by “insurgents.”|
|6/9/07||Iraq||Baghdad||30||15||Two car bombings and various other Jihad attacks leave thirty people dead.|
|6/9/07||Thailand||Narathiwat||2||0||Muslim radicals gun down two villagers riding a motorcycle.|
|6/9/07||Somalia||Mogadishu||2||2||Two Somalis are killed by a bombing attributed to the Islamic militias.|
|6/9/07||Afghanistan||Murghab||2||0||The Taliban ambush an Afghan security party, killing two policemen.|
|6/9/07||Afghanistan||Kandahar||1||0||Religious extremists kill a man as he leaves a barbershop.|
|6/9/07||Pakistan||Mardan||1||0||A woman’s family stones her to death on suspicion of adultery.|
|6/9/07||Iraq||Kanaan||5||0||Five family members are stopped on a highway and brutally executed by Islamic terrorists.|
|6/8/07||Afghanistan||Laghman||1||3||At least one Afghan is killed in a Taliban bombing.|
|6/8/07||Iraq||Daqquq||24||30||Two dozen people are killed when radical Sunnis bomb Shiite mosques.|
|6/8/07||Iraq||Baqubah||14||3||Fourteen people are killed when al-Qaeda gunmen invade a policeman’s home, including his wife and children.|
|6/8/07||Pakistan||Hub||3||7||A bus bombing leaves at least three people dead.|
|6/8/07||Pakistan||Alikhel||1||0||The Taliban videotape the torture and execution of a local tribesman.|
|6/8/07||Thailand||Yala||1||22||Islamists bomb a tea house, killing a woman and injuring two dozen others.|
|6/8/07||Iraq||Qurna||12||33||Holy warriors bomb a bus station, killing a dozen civilians.|
|6/7/07||Iraq||Rabea||10||35||A Fedayeen bomber sends ten innocent Iraqis to Allah. Thirty-five others are maimed.|
|6/7/07||Pal. Auth.||Rafah||1||5||A Fatah cadre is killed in a home by Hamas gunmen.|
|6/7/07||Lebanon||Beirut||1||0||Muslim bombers take out one Christian civilian and injure four others.|
|6/7/07||Iraq||Baghdad||37||15||A Jihad bombing and various shooting attacks leave thirty-seven Iraqis dead.|
|6/7/07||Iraq||Mosul||5||0||A female journalist is brutally gunned down in her home by Sunni terrorists. Four others are killed elsewhere.|
|6/7/07||Thailand||Narathiwat||1||0||A policeman is shot in front of his wife 14 times at point-blank range by Muslim terrorists at a crowded market.|
|6/7/07||Thailand||Narathiwat||1||0||A 40-year-old man is murdered by Muslim radicals in a drive-by.|
|6/7/07||Thailand||Yala||1||0||A Buddhist rubber tapper is shot to death in his home by Islamists.|
|6/7/07||India||Doda||1||0||Islamic terrorists abduct and murder a civilian.|
|6/7/07||Afghanistan||Zabul||1||0||Religious extremists attack a police post, killing one Afghan.|
|6/7/07||Algeria||Beni-Ksila||3||7||al-Qaeda-backed fundamentalists bomb an army patrol, killing three Algerians.|
|6/6/07||Iraq||Baghdad||39||35||Nearly forty Iraqis lose their lives to sectarian hatred within the Religion of Peace in various attacks.|
|6/6/07||Thailand||Narathiwat||1||0||A 21-year-old man is shot to death by Muslim radicals while returning home on a motorbike.|
|6/6/07||Thailand||Yala||1||0||A 15-year-old boy is murdered by Islamic radicals.|
|6/6/07||Algeria||Tizi Ozo||1||8||Salafists bomb a courthouse, killing at least one Algerian.|
|6/6/07||Iraq||Balad||2||1||Two small girls are killed in a roadside attack by Islamic terrorists.|
|6/6/07||India||Doda||1||0||A teenage boy is abducted and murdered by the Mujahideen.|
|6/5/07||Iraq||Baghdad||33||0||Thirty-three people are killed in sectarian violence between Religion of Peace factions.|
|6/5/07||Iraq||Basra||9||0||Nine barbers are killed by Islamic fundamentalists in three separate attacks over three days.|
|6/5/07||Afghanistan||Kandahar||1||0||Sunni extremists capture and behead an Afghan doctor.|
|6/5/07||Thailand||Narathiwat||1||0||A traveling vendor is shot three times in the torso by Islamic gunmen.|
|6/5/07||Afghanistan||Parwan||1||0||The female head of a girls’ school is shot to death by religious fundamentalists in front of her 8-year-old.|
|6/5/07||Iraq||Fallujah||19||25||Nineteen attendees at a market are blown to Allah by a Fedayeen suicide car bomber.|
|6/4/07||Somalia||Bakara||2||0||Two policemen are shot to death by an Islamic militant.|
|6/4/07||Pakistan||Gudar||4||0||Four people are shot to death by a Muslim court for the crime of adultery.|
|6/4/07||Iraq||Baghdad||5||8||Jihadis bomb a residential neighborhood and shoot two brothers to death in a separate attack.|
|6/4/07||Lebanon||Nahr al-Bared||2||0||Two Lebanese soldiers are killed by Fatah-al-Islam radicals.|
|6/4/07||Somalia||Mogadishu||1||0||Islamists hiding their faces murder a visiting mayor.|
|6/4/07||Pakistan||Peshawar||1||0||A government official is shot to death outside his home in a sectarian attack.|
|6/4/07||Thailand||Narathiwat||1||2||A security guard escorting teachers to school dies in an Islamic bombing.|
|6/4/07||India||Poonch||1||2||A civilian is killed when Muslim militants lob a grenade in his direction.|
|6/3/07||Somalia||Mogadishu||7||2||Seven Somalis are murdered by a suicide bomber, including a student.|
|6/3/07||Afghanistan||Paktia||1||0||The Taliban execute an Afghan government official after keeping him hostage for two days.|
|6/3/07||Pakistan||Tehsil Salarzai||5||0||Five people are killed in a roadside blast believed to be linked to the Taliban’s anti-humanitarian drive.|
|6/3/07||Thailand||Narathiwat||1||0||A teacher is shot to death by Muslim radicals.|
|6/3/07||Iraq||Baghdad||31||5||Thirty-one victims of sectarian hatred within Islam are found scattered through the city.|
|6/3/07||Iraq||Baladruz||9||25||Jihadis blow nine Iraqis to Allah with a car bomb.|
|6/3/07||Iraq||Mosul||4||0||Islamists shoot a Catholic priest and three other Christians to death as they are leaving a church.|
|6/3/07||Thailand||Narathiwat||0||17||Seventeen men waiting to play soccer are injured by a Muslim bomb.|
|6/3/07||Algeria||Kabylia||1||0||Islamic fundamentalists kill a security guard.|
|6/3/07||Iraq||Baqouba||10||7||Ten people are killed in two separate attacks, including the brutal machine-gunning of minibus passengers.|
|6/2/07||Algeria||Tizi Ouzou||1||10||An Algerian soldier is killed in a bomb attack by armed fundamentalists.|
|6/2/07||Afghanistan||Ghazni||5||0||Religious extremists attack a man’s home, killing his wife, two sons and two other children.|
|6/2/07||Iraq||Shirqat||5||0||A Fedayeen suicide car bomber takes out five Iraqis.|
|6/2/07||Iraq||Baghdad||26||23||Random Jihad attacks leave at least two dozen Iraqs dead.|
|6/1/07||Afghanistan||Kunar||2||5||The Taliban kill two women in a rocket attack on a series of homes.|
|6/1/07||India||Nihama||2||3||Mujahideen militants hurl a grenade at a group of Indian police, killing two.|
|6/1/07||Iraq||Uweidla||5||25||A suicide truck bomber sends five Iraqis to Allah.|
|6/1/07||Iraq||Baghdad||25||30||Jihadis rain down mortars on an Iraqi neighborhood, killing at least ten civilians. Fifteen others are killed elsewhere.|
|6/1/07||Saudi Arabia||Tabuk||1||0||A man is beaten to death by Saudi religious police for inviting an unrelated woman into his car.|
|6/1/07||Afghanistan||Kabul||1||0||A female journalist is murdered inside her home by religious fanatics.|
|6/1/07||India||Baramulla||1||5||A policeman is killed in an attack by Lashkar-e-Toiba on a training school.|
|6/1/07||Somalia||Mogadishu||1||0||Islamists gun down a government official.|
Would like to relay a great story from a senior leader currently deployed in Baghdad, Iraq……
—”I was in line at our deli this week with a 21 year old PFC ftrom the 82d Airborne Division. He was soaked in sweat and had an M4 slung over his back and a big grin on his face. I started talking to him and found out he was in here on a quick break to drop off something at the Hqs/Palace while they patrolled Haifa Street just outside the embassy. They decided to grab lunch while they were here (good call). Haifa Street is one of the nastiest places on earth.
Al Qaeda considers the street its turf. The 82d Airborne vigorously disputes that claim. This young trooper was the most upbeat and enthusiastic person I have met since I have been here. After seven months of doing combat patrols, seeing his friends killed and getting shot at on a daily basis, he was not the least bit daunted or disillusioned. What he told me was, ‘this is a tough fight with bad people. They mean us harm. I am a paratrooper. I’m here to take care of it. There is plenty of work to do, but we are up to it.’
I was immediately reminded of a picture and quote taken during the Battle of the Bulge in December, 1944—-An entire US Armored Division was retreating from the Germans in the Ardennes Forest when a sergeant in a tank destroyer spotted an American digging a foxhole. The GI, PFC Martin, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, looked up and asked, ‘are you looking for a safe place?? Yeah, answered the tanker. Well, buddy, he drawled, just pull your vehicle behind me….I’m the 82d Airborne and this is as far as the bastards are going.’
That young airborne PFC I met this week, once again, made me thank God for brave young paratroopers. I have no doubt that Haifa Street is as far as these bastards are going too. We all need to pause and thank God that our nation has been blessed, generation after generation, with young men and women like these two PFCs who, separated by 63 years and continents, are full of optimism and courage and do not take counsel of anyone’s fears.
The name and faces may change, but the spirit of our soldiers remains. This is why we do what we do for a living—-it’s all about soldiers.”
And that’s why GOE will always do what we do—-support our soldiers.
God bless all of them.
Amen to that, Ranger566!
You can see videos of the 82nd here.
From the Letters to the Editor today in the Santa Cruz Sentinel:
As I drove by 41st and saw all those protesters, it made my eyes well up and my hair stand on end. Last week, I was lucky enough to get a phone call from one of our soldiers. He was telling me how his troop was attacked by rockets. Luckily, he survived, but he then proceeded to tell me that he caught some U.S. news and saw that people were protesting the war. He was so upset, offended and irritated by it all. He is coming home in about 40 days. I just hope that if you see him walking down the street, you thank him for risking his life for almost three years in Talliel, Iraq. Just think about it. When you are protesting the war, our soldiers are watching and it looks like we are not supporting them. Be sensitive and aware that these men and women need all the support they can get.
Thank you, JH!!!!!
(Graphic from Ellie’s Treasures ~ a wonderful site I just discovered. Go visit!)
Tom from comments alerted me to this article – Thanks, Tom!
World Net Daily
Lt. Col. Jeffrey ChessaniPrevious stories:
North County Times
Video of Rally here.
If you haven’t discovered this site yet, go now.
(h/t to Badgers Forward)
From the post “Understanding Current Operations in Iraq” dated June 26, said:
This post is not about whether current ops are “working” — for us, here on the ground, time will tell, though some observers elsewhere seem to have already made up their minds (on the basis of what evidence, I’m not really sure). But for professional counterinsurgency operators such as our SWJ community, the thing to understand at this point is the intention and concept behind current ops in Iraq: if you grasp this, you can tell for yourself how the operations are going, without relying on armchair pundits. So in the interests of self-education (and cutting out the commentariat middlemen—sorry, guys) here is a field perspective on current operations.Ten days ago, speaking with Austin Bay, I made the following comment:
“I know some people in the media are already starting to sort of write off the “surge” and say ‘Hey, hang on: we’ve been going since January, we haven’t seen a massive turnaround; it mustn’t be working’. What we’ve been doing to date is putting forces into position. We haven’t actually started what I would call the “surge” yet. All we’ve been doing is building up forces and trying to secure the population. And what I would say to people who say that it’s already failed is “watch this space”. Because you’re going to see, in fairly short order, some changes in the way we’re operating that will make what’s been happening over the past few months look like what it is—just a preliminary build up.”
The meaning of that comment should be clear by now to anyone tracking what is happening in Iraq. On June 15th we kicked off a major series of division-sized operations in Baghdad and the surrounding provinces. As General Odierno said, we have finished the build-up phase and are now beginning the actual “surge of operations”. I have often said that we need to give this time. That is still true. But this is the end of the beginning: we are now starting to put things onto a viable long-term footing.
I’m going to be spending some time there catching up.
It’s important to me to know the reality – not the soundbites coming from the news or what our so-not-esteemed elected useful-idiots spout over and over and over again.
(Military Motivator does it again!!)
I apologize for this being two days late.
This Weeks Soldier Was Suggested By Jenn
Staff Sgt. Darrell R. Griffin Jr.
36 years old from Alhambra, California
2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division
March 21, 2007
“He was a really patriotic young man”, said Darrell Griffin Sr. “He said that the people there really needed us and he felt it was the right place to be. He wished we didnât have to have wars, but since thatâs the way mankind is, he felt he was contributing an important part to his country”.
SSgt. Griffin lost his life in Balad, Iraq when his unit came under fire as it was returning to base after conducting security operations in the Iraqi capital.
The eldest son of six children, SSgt. Griffin worked as an EMT before joining the California Army National Guard in 1999. He enlisted in the Army two years later, and in July 2001, was assigned to the 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, in Ft. Lewis, Washington. He served with that unit in Iraq from October 2004 to September 2005.
On his second tour of duty, SSgt. Griffin had been awarded the Bronze Star for valor in 2005 when he was credited with saving the lives of three U.S. and two Iraqi Army soldiers injured during battle in Tal Afar. He had also received the Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Combat Infantry Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Parachute Badge, and the Meritorious Unit Citation.
“Griff was the type of man you want to have by your side in a fight,” Maj. Brent Clemmer, his former company commander, wrote from Iraq. “He was the type of squad leader every young soldier wants to have”.
“Darrell was my husband, my Soldier, my gift from God who was also the love of my life and always will be.” Said his wife, Diana. “He was also ‘a Soldier’s Soldier of Strength and Honor’ whose commitment to duty, honor and loyalty will be forever remembered by all who know and love him. The news of his death saddens us deeply and we ask for your prayers in our time of grief. Please also continue to keep our Soldiers in your prayers
These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died,
We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived
This post is part of the Wednesday Hero Blogroll. To find out more about Wednesday Hero, you can go here.
So Tuesday, I’m on my way to the recruiting station to be with the recruiters while the Ragin’ Grannies and Code Pink and The GI Rights Hotline folks are out front
telling their lies “speaking truth to power” to anyone who will listen.
My car starts making very scary noises BUT fortunately I’m very close to my mechanic’s place (best mechanic in Santa Cruz ~ Chuck Manning Auto!). So I pull in, explain the problem, have to leave it there, rent a car at the nearby rental place and head off to Capitola. Nothing is going to keep me away!
I had packed Soldier Angels t-shirts, pins and coins to hand out to all the recruiters who were there dealing with the
loonytunes protesters. They loved them!!! (One of the soon-to-be wife of one of the recruiters was there too with her 2 kids so I gave them t-shirts too. Little Ashley was running around the office with this bright red Soldiers Angels shirt on. heh!)
Peace Rally – Tuesday, June 26th – Military Recruitment Center
No More American Blood!
No More Iraqi Blood!
Bring the Troops Home and End the Occupation Now!
A Rally and Vigil for Peace!
Tuesday, June 26th
Noon – 2PM!!
in front of the Military Recruitment Center
2121 41st Avenue, Capitola
what is the real life effect of the “surge”?: the escalation level for American troops has now been doubled!* and the American military has warned the world of a ‘very bloody summer in Iraq’ with even higher casualty rates than before**
but the people say, NO MORE!!
No more dead and wounded of Santa Cruz County!
No more dead and wounded of our nation!
No more dead and wounded of Iraq!
Let us come together with continued resolve, commitment, and willingness to end this war now, and to work for a future of peace and justice for all beings, in all places.
bring family, friends, and coworkers!
bring a sign, banner, or flag, and we will have extras!
and please let others know!
this event is being organized by an ad hoc affinity group of local Peace Workers, including:
Rus Brutsche, Liz Chamberlin, Sherry Conable, Ellie Foster, Adele Gardner, Judy Geer, Phyllis Greenleaf, Jan Harwood, David Hofvendahl, Ruth Hunter, Cappy Israel, Peter Klotz- Chamberlin, Louis LaFortune, Don Larkin, and Mel Nunez
PLEASE JOIN US!
AND PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!
more info at xxx-xxx-xxxx
It is not given to us to know which acts, or by whom, will cause the critical mass to tip toward an enduring good. What is needed for dramatic change is an accumulation of acts, adding, adding to, adding more, continuing. We know that it does not take “everyone on Earth” to bring justice and peace, but only a small, determined group who will not give up during the first,
second, or hundredth gale.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Second Iraq Troop Surge Starts
Attacks on US Troops in Iraq Grow in Lethality, Complexity
While I was talking to the Navy recruiters downstairs, the
loonytunes protesters came right up to the windows with their cameras taking pictures and scowling in at us. I now know how a critter in the zoo feels. It was eerie.
Up at the Army office, a good size group came and knocked on the door. Sgt B went over and told them he was ordered by his commander not to let them in as it was too disruptive the last time they had been let in. There was a
plant father and a son who stated that they wanted to discuss the brochures that had been sent to the boy (he’s 16). So Sgt B said he’d be happy to talk to them. But only they were to be allowed in the office. Not that that stopped the others from trying to come in.
See, what they did was to put the ‘grannie’ with the walker smack dab in the middle of the doorway (I call her Doorstop) and then they gathered all around her so the recruiters couldn’t close the door. When Sgt B said they couldn’t come in, they started reading the names of the Fallen. The thing that pissed off the recruiters the most was not the reading of the names so much as the fact that they couldn’t correctly pronounce the names of the soldiers they profess to care so much about.
We were in a siege!! Held hostage in the office by singing Grannies!
One of the ‘Grannies” did sneak in and wouldn’t leave. So, I went up to her and asked her if I could ask her a question. Oh, of course! she said smiling. I asked her “what are you all doing here at the recruiting station? Why aren’t you in Sacramento?” She said “I don’t know. I guess this is closer.” (WTF?) I then went on to explain to her in case she didn’t know, that the recruiters don’t make policy; that they are only doing their jobs. It’s the politicians that you should be talking to. She responded with the bit about trying to stop the recruiters from signing up kids for this illegal war etc etc. I told her that it was an insult to me, to my daughter, the military families and everyone who wears a uniform. I told her my daughter chose to enlist in the Army – freely, as she went up to the recruiters in high school. They did not go after her.
Then we discussed their demands of bringing the troops home now and I told her the soldiers just want to finish their mission and they don’t appreciate all these protests and the like. I said they feel insulted by your actions and the things you say which aren’t near the truth. And on it went and my voice kept getting louder because she kept saying all those untrue talking points they are so well known for.
Okay, I was shouting now. I admit it. I lost it. Sgt B told me to calm down and maybe take a break. So I went out on the balcony to have a smoke and just burst into tears.
Three years I have been fighting this. Three years I have listened to people here say the nastiest things about our troops. They are called murderers, baby and children killers, women killers, killing machines, and liars. Three years I have heard people declare “how could you let your daughter go into the Army??? That’s just awful!!” Three years I have been standing in checkout lines buying stuff to send my soldiers and listening to people berate them.
Three years I have been chatting with my adopted soldiers online ~ listening to them missing their families, talking them through being scared after a mortar attack in the middle of the night, listening to them talk about the buddy they just lost, listening to them tell me things they don’t want to tell their Moms and Dads but need to tell someone.
Yeah, I shouted.
And they sang. (They’re the singingest bunch of people)
I also called the police at Sgt B’s request when the recruits who had business in the office were having a hard time getting in. I was photographed doing so. lol Welcome to the Zoo! I waved.
(The soon-to-be Mrs. Recruiter was roughly shoved and elbowed by the ‘peaceful protesters’ as she was trying to get in. She was shaking by the time she did.)
The police showed up and the recruiters had things under control, so Soon-to-be Mrs Recruiter and I went out to the balcony to have another smoke and this young woman comes out and said she’s a reporter for radio and wondered if she could interview us. I asked what radio stations (knowing full well which ones) and she said a couple of local ones. I said sure, I’d be happy to. And I did. She asked questions trying to get me to buy into the crap the protesters were spouting and I kept giving her facts. I can only imagine how that will spin out on Free Radio Santa Cruz and KUSP ~ not the most military friendly medium.
But what do I care – I gave her reality. What she does with it is her business.
(My daughter called the recruiting office from Georgia in the middle of it all to ask the recruiters to make sure I didn’t get arrested. You see, it was also my birthday. What better way to celebrate?!)
So Sgt B is still talking to the
plant father and son duo but now their permit time has run out and he asks them to leave. They wouldn’t so the police had to come in and take them away. They were having a sit-in. Apparently, the father was recording and trying to hide it. As the police led them out, others came in and wouldn’t leave, so they too were escorted out. Even Doorstop. As the police took them away the other protesters all applauded. Ooooh! We have arrests!! Victory!!
The Airforce recruiter came up to see how we all did with the siege. He said he just locked the door and ignored them. The Marines had put posters outside their door and they were all ripped up by the protesters. Isn’t that destruction of government property? Hmmmm?
I gave the Airforce recruiter a t-shirt, pin and coin and he was so thrilled with them that he went back down to his office and came back with an AF t-shirt, hat and pins for me. Awww!
So here are some articles about the protest. We made the local news but they, of course mostly showed the protesters.
Photos too!! Read the captions!! (Best viewed on an empty stomach though…)
From the SC Sentinel:
(I was quoted! As “the woman who had business in the office”.)
There’s audio from the father of the son.
Oops! wrong protest! But listen anyway – quite humorous…
I can’t wait to put this town behind me. Though I am so going to miss my guys.
This is a post I was trying to get up earlier this week when my blog started to not recognize me and and have the twitches.
One thing packing up a house is it gives you is plenty of time to think. It’s pretty mindless work: Pick up. Wrap. Put in box. So most of my day is now mindless, except when I get distracted by the memories attached to something I’m wrapping up. (Photos and cards are the worst. They can really set me back a good bit of time as I have to look at them all.) But for the most part it’s Pick up. Wrap. Put in box. Repeat. I usually have my laptop nearby so I can catch up on the talk radio shows of my favorite
rightwing fascist radio hosts, which include Andrea Shea King, Kit Jarrell, the Townhall crew and Troop Talk Radio. Mark Levin rants are the best. Gets the blood pumping and the boxes fill fast.
And in the evening I try to get caught up on the political and milblogs. Sometimes I check in with our local community channel to see what the socialists and anti-military folks are spouting as fact. Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! is really big here.
Then there’s ‘Voices of the Village’. This week, they had a show on the
evil war machine military recruiting. Louis LaFortune (of Bush Impeachment and friend of Code Pink etc.) was the moderator. The other guests were Sherri Conable of Code Pink, Robert Zabala (ex-Marine and Conscientious Objecter) and Joe Williams, a counselor for the GI Rights Hotline. There was a taped interview with one of my favorite Army recruiters. LaFortune prefaced it by saying that Sgt. B was supposed to be there but at the last minute he was unable to make it.
(I talked to Sgt. B the next day and he told me that he wasn’t called to let him know the when and the where to show up for the show. Hmmmm) They showed about 6 minutes of the interview with Sgt. B, carefully edited to make him look like a killer, mostly snippets of his speaking about wanting to be in Iraq and fighting the bad guys instead of recruiting and about the soldiers being killed there. The next 50 minutes were spent talking about the evils of recruiting and how the “War Machine” is sucking in our young people to fight an “illegal war based on lies” and that recruiters lie, lie lie to get the bodies needed to fight this “illegal war”. The moderator didn’t confront any of their statements or ask for resources to back up any of their “facts”. Also was brought up was the “Green Card Army” and how the military is “a form of slavery”. Enslavement, I kid you not.
Sherri Conable kept holding up a sign (the pinkers are really big on signs) inviting everyone to come to their “peace vigil” in front of the Recruiting Station to be held today. (Guess where I’m going to be today at noon.)
Well, I was spitting mad by the end of the show and then I realized that they didn’t have a soldier who was happy with his or her decision to join the military or a parent of a soldier who supports their soldier and the mission. So much for ‘voices from the village’.
But that’s how things work here. Dissent is a one way street. The deck is always stacked against the military.
See, not everyone is like that here ~ there are people who care about the troops. Not many, but they are out there. And they quietly go about it. Yet, their voices are drowned out or ignored by the likes of the panelists on Voices. This is another thing that irritates the hell out of me here – speaking up loud and clear is frowned upon. Passivity rules. Confrontation is only acceptable for the loons. But then they outnumber us by a vast majority.
Yesterday I had a sweet woman call me (who I had given my card to at the Flag Day event the recruiters and the Red Cross put on every year) and she apologized for not getting back to me sooner about sending packages to the troops. She said that they had just found out that her husband has cancer and they had been dealing with that. But she still wanted information on how to send care packages. (please say a prayer for her husband and her ~ they find out the details about the cancer today.)
I wonder how many care packages Pinker Sherri has sent to the troops she professes to care so much about.
And Scotts Valley is having a “Support the Troops” float in their parade and I hooked up one of my Army families to ride on it. I have the Marine recruiter on this too. And I’ll be talking to the Navy and Air Force today. Other families are very hesitant to participate for various reasons.
I was thinking about all this as I was packing and the thought came to me that as much as I dislike it here because of the anti-everything-especially-the -military attitudes, it’s really hard for me to let go. I feel like I’m leaving my post in the middle of the fight. My husband tells me to nevermind – I’ve done quite a bit already, though he does understand my position. (He’s the same way ~ finish what you start.)
Fortunately, my goodest friend here, MaryKay, is of like mind, very energetic and will be keeping the flame lit for the troops and families.
It’s still hard though.
Which brings me to this post from Gathering of Eagles:
Daily Contemplation: What if?
Posted in Daily Contemplation by Gabi on June 21, 2007
(Sent with Author’s permission)
The speech George W. Bush SHOULD give:
Normally, I start these things out by saying “My Fellow Americans.” Not doing it this time. If the polls are any indication, I don’t know who more than half of you are anymore. I do know something terrible has happened, and that you’re really not fellow Americans any longer.
I’ll cut right to the chase here: I quit. Now before anyone gets all in a lather about me quitting to avoid impeachment, or to avoid prosecution or something, let me assure you: there’s been no breaking of laws or impeachable offenses in this office.
The reason I’m quitting is simple. I’m fed up with you people. I’m fed up because you have no understanding of what’s really going on in the world or of what’s going on in this once-great nation of ours. And the majority of you are too damned lazy to do your homework and figure it out.
Let’s start local. You’ve been sold a bill of goods by politicians and the news media. Polls show that the majority of you think the economy is in the tank. And that’s despite record numbers of homeowners including record numbers of MINORITY homeowners. And while we’re mentioning minorities, I’ll point out that minority business ownership is at an all-time high. Our unemployment rate is as low as it ever was during the Clinton Administration. I’ve mentioned all those things before, but it doesn’t seem to have sunk in.
Despite the shock to our economy of 9/11, the stock market has rebounded to record levels and more Americans than ever are participating in these markets. Meanwhile, all you can do is whine about gas prices, and most of you are too damn stupid to realize that gas prices are high because there’s increased demand in other parts of the world, and because a small handful of noisy idiots are more worried about polar bears and beachfront property than your economic security.
We face real threats in the world. Don’t give me this “blood for oil” thing. If I was trading blood for oil I would’ve already seized Iraq’s oil fields and let the rest of the country go to hell. And don’t give me this ‘Bush Lied People Died’ crap either. If I was the liar you morons take me for, I could’ve easily had chemical weapons planted in Iraq so they could be ‘discovered.’ Instead, I owned up to the fact that the intelligence was faulty. Let me remind you that the rest of the world thought Saddam had the goods, same as me. Let me also remind you that regime change in Iraq was official US policy before I came into office. Some guy named ‘Clinton’ established that policy. Bet you didn’t know that, did you?
You need to understand that we face a unique enemy. Back during the cold war, there were two major competing political and economic models squaring off. We won that war, but we did so because fundamentally, the Communists wanted to survive, just as we do. We were simply able to outspend and out-tech them.
That’s not the case this time. The soldiers of our new enemy don’t care if they survive. In fact, they want to die. That’d be fine, as long as they weren’t also committed to taking as many of you with them as they can. But they are. They want to kill you. And the bastards are all over the globe.
You should be grateful that they haven’t gotten any more of us here in the United States since September 11. But you’re not. That’s because you’ve got no idea how hard a small number of intelligence, military, law enforcement and homeland security people have worked to make sure of that. When this whole mess started, I warned you that this would be a long and difficult fight. I’m disappointed how many of you people think a long and difficult fight amounts to a single season of ‘Survivor’.
Instead, you’ve grown impatient. You’re incapable of seeing things through the long lens of history, the way our enemies do. You think that wars should last a few months, a few years, tops.
Making matters worse, you actively support those who help the enemy. Every time you buy the New York Times, every time you send a donation to a cut-and-run Democrat’s political campaign, well, dammit, you might just as well Fedex a grenade launcher to a Jihadist. It amounts to the same thing.
In this day and age, it’s easy enough to find the truth. It’s all over the Internet. It just isn’t on the pages of the New York Times or on NBC News. But even if it were, I doubt you’d be any smarter. Most of you would rather watch American Idol.
I could say more about your expectations that the government will always be there to bail you out, even if you’re too stupid to leave a city that’s below sea level and has a hurricane approaching. I could say more about your insane belief that government, not your own wallet, is where the money comes from. But I’ve come to the conclusion that were I to do so, it would sail right over your heads.
So I quit. I’m going back to Crawford. I’ve got an energy-efficient house down there (Al Gore could only dream) and the capability to be fully self-sufficient. No one ever heard of Crawford before I got elected, and as soon as I’m done here pretty much no one will ever hear of it again. Maybe I’ll be lucky enough to die of old age before the last pillars of America fall.
Oh, and by the way, Cheney’s quitting too. That means the smiling, vacuous nitwit Pelosi is your new President. You asked for it. Watch what she does carefully, because I still have a glimmer of hope that there’re just enough of you remaining who are smart enough to turn this thing around in 2008.
So that’s it. God bless what’s left of America. Some of you know what I mean. The rest have stopped reading by now.
If George W. Bush were to give this speech and this became our reality, do you realize then that 3,961 soldiers will have perished in vain? Since March 2003 the USA has seen more than 3,900 servicemen and servicewomen give their lives in both Afghanistan and Iraq.
Now you tell me, what would Pelosi do to honor them?
(speech crossposted at Hello Iraq)
Then we have this ~ From a Republican!
Monday, June 25, 2007
“…The prospects that the current “surge” strategy will succeed in the way originally envisioned by the President are very limited within the short period framed by our own domestic political debate. And the strident, polarized nature of that debate increases the risk that our involvement in Iraq will end in a poorly planned withdrawal that undercuts our vital interests in the Middle East. Unless we recalibrate our strategy in Iraq to fit our domestic political conditions and the broader needs of U.S. national security, we risk foreign policy failures that could greatly diminish our influence in the region and the world….”
And this ~
Tuesday, June 26, 2007 ~ LGF
The battle against the Taliban in Afghanistan is usually supported even by the looniest of the loony left; but far-left pacifist Democrat Neil Abercrombie (who heads an armed services subcommittee in charge of appropriations—yes, really) thinks it’s time to Cut and Run.
JD Pendry seems to be as angry and frustrated as I am, but writes so much better than I do.
Well, I have to go put on my Army Mom battle rattle and get ready to head down to the recruiting station and stand with my boys. Maybe I’ll make a sign of my own.