Sunday, 15 September 2013

Fwd: My Cold War and Now Yours






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We have entered the 21st century engaged in a new war with militant Islam

My Cold War and Now Yours

By Alan Caruba (Bio and Archives) Sunday, September 15, 2013


I spent the better part of my life during the Cold War that began at the end of World War Two in 1945 and did not end until the collapse of the Soviet Union in December 1991. It was replaced by the Russian Federation and the competition continues.

On February 22, 1946, George F. Kennan, a junior Foreign Service officer serving in the American embassy in Moscow sent the first of a long series of dispatches to the State Department regarding Soviet intransigence, recommending a policy of "containment" of its expansive tendencies. It became the U.S. policy throughout the whole of the Cold War. Nine Presidents maintained it.

The war wasn't always "cold." The U.S. and Russia had fought proxy wars in Korea and Vietnam, faced off over the installation of missiles in Cuba, and then carefully avoided Mutually Assured Destruction by nuclear weapons.

The historian, John Lewis Gaddis, author of "The Cold War", noted that "By the end of the Cold War, there was little left to hope for from communism, and nothing left to fear." Now it's America's turn to be governed by a president other nations do not fear and who is increasingly mocked by bad actors throughout the world.

Barack Obama has sought to "fundamentally transform" America by way of the communist ideology of a strong central government, a people stripped of their weapons to defend against it, extensive surveillance of their communications with each other, control of their healthcare system, and the dependency on government welfare programs that widespread unemployment produces. When you add in a huge national debt, the prospect of collapse is great.

Mentored in his youth in Hawaii by Frank Marshall Davis, a card-carrying member of the Communist Party USA, it doesn't take a Ph.D. to figure out why Barack Obama has brought this to pass. When that is combined with his raging narcissism, pathological lying, and incompetence, you can begin to understand the events surrounding the Syrian crisis.

The most astonishing aspect of the crisis was a September 11th opinion editorial by Vladimir V. Putin, Russia's president, and top man in the former KGB, the Soviet state security organization.

Keep in mind that the KGB and its successor, the FSB—the Russian Federal Security Service—specializes in disinformation. The editorial sought to represent Russia as a nation friendly to America's interests. "Relations between us have passed through several states. We stood against each other during the cold war. But we were also allies once, and defeated the Nazis together."

Russia's interest in Syria, however, is based in large part by the fact it provides the only port in the Mediterrean for its warships. It is also part of its Middle East axis with Iran. Russia has built nuclear facilities for Iran and both continue to provide weapons to the Assad Regime. Acknowledging the use of poison gas in Syria, Putin suggested it was not used by the Syrian Army and then went on to chastise the U.S.

"It is alarming that military intervention in internal conflicts in foreign countries has become commonplace for the United States," said Putin. Any student of history knows that the history of the Soviet Union was one of military intervention, the invasion of Afghanistan led to its collapse! Afghanistan is where empires go to die.

Before that, the Soviet Union had used its military power to control its Eastern European satellite nations. As noted, it sought to install missiles in Cuba to threaten the U.S. until it was forced to remove them. In more recent times, Russia used force to put down the Chechen insurgency, as well as seizing two provinces of Georgia.

How quickly we have forgotten that Putin's Russian Federation has given Edward Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor, asylum after he stole and disseminated information about it. His recruitment and protection is a classic example of disinformation and deception.

Commenting in September 11th Wall Street Journal, columnist Daniel Henninger said, "The White House, Congress and Beltway pundits are exhaling after the president of Russia took America off the hook of that frightful intervention vote by offering, in the middle of a war, to transfer Syria's chemical weapons inventory to the UN—a fairy tale if ever there was one. Ask any chemical-weapons disposal specialist."

The events leading up to Putin's editorial were the most glaring example of President Obama's manifest lack of fitness for the job. Unfortunately, the only means of recall is impeachment and a sharply divided nation is not going to go there. We have forty more months of Obama's destruction of America's economy and reputation.

As Fouad Ajami, a senior fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution, noted in a September 12 Wall Street Journal commentary, "We anoint our leaders to rid us of our weariness when resolve is called for, to draw for us the connection between our security and menaces at a seeming far remove. The leaders of the past two decades who sent American forces to Bosnia, to Kosovo, to Afghanistan, to Iraq, were not thirsting for foreign wars. These leaders located America, and its interests, in the world. Pity the Syrians, they rose up in the time of Barack Obama."

The fighting in Syria will continue. Al-Qaeda will continue to expand where it can. The U.S. will likely pull back from efforts to shape events, having failed miserably to date in Libya and Egypt.

We are witnessing a Sunni-Shiite conflict as old as Islam, dating back to Mohammed's death in 632 A.D.

As the historian Gaddis concluded "the Cold War could have been worse—much worse…the world spent the last half of the 20th century having its deepest anxieties not confirmed." This was due to America's firm resolution to resist. We have entered the 21st century engaged in a new war with militant Islam. There is no knowing when the end of Islam's war for world domination will end, but it is likely to last as long as the Cold War.

 



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Fwd: [New post] Muslim Stopped From Speaking At Arkansas School





burkasrugly posted: "Fellow infidels, Thanks to everyone who called and e-mailed the Sheridan, AR school district and complained about the scheduled speaker for the 9-11 remembrance.  It is an INSULT to the memories of those innocent Americans who were slaughtered by Islam"
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Fellow infidels,

Thanks to everyone who called and e-mailed the Sheridan, AR school district and complained about the scheduled speaker for the 9-11 remembrance.  It is an INSULT to the memories of those innocent Americans who were slaughtered by Islamic jihadists on September 11, 2001 to invite a taqqyia-spewing Muslim to speak at a public school on one of America's most solemn days.  This is like inviting a member of the Nazi Party to a Holocaust memorial!!!  People, they are trying to indoctrinate our children!  Jihad Watch even had the story:

Arkansas school cancels Muslim speaker set to speak on 9/11 after parents speak out

"The purpose of the invitation was to have a member of that faith inform our students that Muslims are not identical in their beliefs with regard to the use of terror."

Was it really necessary to bring in a Muslim speaker, and on September 11 no less, to make this point, which the government and the mainstream media go out of their way to make at every conceivable opportunity? I doubt that there is a student in the class that was going to hear this speaker who thinks that all, or any, Muslim approves of the 9/11 jihad terror attacks -- that they don't has been a constant theme of the last twelve years.

Read the entire story HERE.

NOTE:  The school says that they are rescheduling the speaker.  We will let you know when they reschedule so you can be sure to contact them and let them know how you feel about the situation.  Here is a link to contact information for the school:
http://www.sheridanschools.org/contact.cfm

Until next time,

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Fwd: [New post] UPDATE to “They came, they saw, they plagiarized…1001 alleged ‘Muslim’ inventions, virtually none of which were actually invented by Muslims”





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UPDATE to "They came, they saw, they plagiarized…1001 alleged 'Muslim' inventions, virtually none of which were actually invented by Muslims"

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Muslims keep opening exhibits around the world about the alleged history of Muslim innovation which they claim was an 'Islamic Golden Age' 1,000 years ago. The West mostly takes them at their word, not bothering to do even a minimum amount of research which would debunk 99% of their claims. ORIGINAL STORIES/VIDEOS: they-came-they-saw-they-plagiarized-1001-so-called-muslim-inventions-virtually-none-of-which-were-actually-invented-by-muslims Muslims have nothing […]

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Fwd: [New post] Procter & Gamble runs NFL ads on Al Jazeera America, ONLY major company remaining





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Fwd: al Zawahiri : General Guidelines for Jihad









 

General Guidelines for Jihad

Shaikh Ayman al Zawahiri

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First: Introduction

 

1. It is not a hidden secret that our work in this stage has two aspects:

The first is military and the second propagational.

2. The military work firstly targets the head of (international) disbelief,

America and its ally Israel, and secondly its local allies that rule our

countries.

a. The purpose of targeting America is to exhaust her and bleed her to

death, so that it meets the fate of the former Soviet Union and collapses

under its own weight as a result of its military, human, and financial

losses. Consequently, its grip on our lands will weaken and its allies will

begin to fall one after another.

What transpired during the revolutions in the Arab world is a proof of

waning American influence. After receiving relentless blows at the hands of

the Mujahideen in Afghanistan and Iraq and facing constant threat to its

national security since September 2001, America decided to create some

outlet to allow the release of public pressure in Muslim countries. However,

the situation blew up in the face of its proxies. By the permission of

Allah, the coming stage will witness further decrease in American influence

on world affairs and further retreat of America into its own shell, which

will also weaken the governments of its allies an proxies.

b. As far as targeting the proxies of America is concerned, it differs from

place to place. The basic principle is to avoid entering in any conflict

with them, except in the countries where confronting them becomes

inevitable.

For example, in Afghanistan, the struggle against them is a part of the

fight against Americans.

In Pakistan, the struggle against them complements the fight for the

liberation of Afghanistan from American occupation; then it aims at creating

a safe haven for the Mujahideen in Pakistan, which can then be used as a

launching pad for the struggle of establishing an Islamic system in

Pakistan.

In Iraq, the struggle against them aims to liberate the Sunni territories

from the Safavid (Shiite) successors of America.

In Algeria, where American presence is negligible and obscure, the struggle

against the system aims to weaken it and spread Jihadi influence in the

Islamic Maghreb, the West African coastal region and the countries of the

southern Sahara. Recently, the prospects of a clash with America and its

allies are also becoming evident in this region.

In the Arabian Peninsula, the struggle against them is because of their

being proxies of America.

In Somalia, the struggle against them is because of their being the

spearhead of the Crusader occupation.

In Syria, the struggle against them is based on the fact that the rulers of

Syria do not allow the mere existence of any Islamic entity, let alone a

Jihadi one, and their bloody history of trying to uproot Islam is a

well-known fact.

In the environs of Jerusalem, the foremost and primary battle is against the

Jews, and patience must be exercised, as much as it is possible, with the

local rulers who have assumed power under the Oslo arrangement.

3. As far as the propagational work is concerned, it aims to create

awareness in the Ummah regarding the threat posed by the Crusader onslaught,

clarify the true meaning of Tawheed in the sense that the rule and

sovereignty belongs to Allah alone, and stress upon the importance of

brotherhood based on Islam and the unity of all Muslims lands. By the

permission of Allah, this will serve as a prelude to the establishment of

the Caliphate according to the methodology of the Prophet (peace be upon

him).

In the propogational field, the basic focus must be on two fronts in this

stage:

First: Educating and cultivating the Mujahid vanguard, which shoulders, and

will continue to shoulder, with the permission of Allah, the responsibility

of confronting the Crusaders and their proxies, until the Caliphate is

established.

Second: Creating awareness within the masses, inciting them, and exerting

efforts to mobilize them so that they revolt against their rulers and join

the side of Islam and those working for its cause.

 

Second: Necessary Guidelines

 

Based on this prelude, we can put forth the following guidelines in the

light of the rules of Al Siyasah al Shar'iyyah (Politics based on Shariah),

which aim at securing interests (maslaha) and averting harm (mafsadah).

1. Focus on spreading awareness amongst the general public so as to mobilize

it. Similarly, focus on spreading a greater level of awareness and

understanding amongst the Mujahid vanguard to create an organized, united,

ideological, and aware Jihadi force that strongly believes in the Islamic

faith, adheres to its rulings, shows humbleness to the believers and deals

with the disbelievers with firmness. At the same time, full effort should be

put in immediately to ensure that people with scholarly and propagational

abilities come forth from within the ranks of the Mujahideen so that the our

message & ideology may be preserved and the call to Jihad may be spread

amongst Muslims.

2. In the military sector, focus should be maintained on constantly

weakening the head of international disbelief (America) until it bleeds to

death both militarily and financially, its human resources are drained and

it withdraws to its own shell after reaching a stage of retreat and

seclusion, (sooner rather than later, with the permission of Allah).

All Mujahid brothers must consider targeting the interests of the western

Zionist-Crusader alliance in any part of the world as their foremost duty.

They must exert efforts to the best of their ability for this purpose.

Similarly, the brothers must exert maximum efforts to free Muslim prisoners

using all means possible, including raiding the prisons where they are being

held or taking the citizens of the countries that are participating in the

invasion of Muslim countries as hostages so that our prisoners may be freed

in exchange.

This being said, it should remain clear that the policy of focusing on the

head of disbelief (America) does not conflict with the right of the Muslim

masses to wage Jihad with their tongues or by taking up arms against those

who oppress them. Hence it is right of our Muslim brothers in the Caucuses

to perform Jihad against the Russian aggressor and its allies. It is a right

of our brothers in Kashmir to engage in Jihad against the criminal Hindus.

It is equally a right of our brothers in Eastern Turkistan to engage in

Jihad against the Chinese oppressors. Likewise, it is a right of our

brothers in the Philippines, Burma, and in every land where the Muslims are

subjected to repression to engage in Jihad against those who oppress them.

3. Avoid entering into an armed clash with the local regimes, except if

forced to do so, for example when the local regime is a part of the American

forces, as in Afghanistan; or where it wages war against the Mujahideen on

behalf of the Americans, as in Somalia and the Arabian Peninsula; or where

it does not tolerate the mere presence of Mujahideen, as in the Islamic

Maghreb, Syria, and Iraq.

However, entering into an armed conflict against them must be avoided

whenever it is possible.

If we are forced to fight, then we must make it clear that our struggle

against them is a part of our resistance against the Crusader onslaught

against Muslims.

Further, wherever we are afforded the possibility to pacify the conflict

with the local rulers so as to avail the opportunity for propagation,

expressing our viewpoint, inciting the believers, recruitment, fund raising

and gaining supporters, we must make the most of this opportunity; for our

struggle is a long one, and Jihad is in need of safe bases and consistent

support in terms of men, finances, and expertise.

Yes, this policy in no way contradicts with giving these local regimes -the

proxies of the Crusader onslaught- a clear message that we are no easy prey,

and every action will meet an appropriate response, even if it comes after a

while. This rule should be implemented in every front according to what is

appropriate in the given circumstances.

4. Avoid fighting the deviant sects such as Rawafidh, Ismailis, Qadianis,

and deviant Sufis, except if they fight the Ahl as Sunnah. If they fight the

Ahl as Sunnah, even then the response must be restricted to those parties

amongst them who are directly engaged in the fight. At the same time, we

must make it clear that we are only defending ourselves. Those from amongst

them who do not participate in the fight against us and their families,

should not be targeted in their homes, places of worship, their religious

festivals and religious gatherings. However, this should not stop us from

continuously revealing their falsehood and the deviation in their creed and

conduct.

As for the areas that come under the control of the Mujahideen, these sects

should be dealt with wisdom after inviting them to Islam, creating awareness

in them, refuting the doubts, commanding good and forbidding evil in a way

that does not result in a greater harm, such as the expulsion of Mujahideen

from these areas, a revolt of the masses against them or creating unrest

which the enemy may exploit to occupy these areas.

5. Avoid meddling with Christian, Sikh and Hindu communities living in

Muslim lands. If they transgress, then a response proportionate to the

transgression should suffice. This response should be accompanied with a

statement that we do not seek to initiate a fight against them, since we are

engaged in fighting the head of disbelief (America); and that we are keen to

live with them in a peaceful manner after an Islamic state is established in

the near future, Allah willing.

6. Generally, avoid fighting or targeting those who have not raised arms

against us or aided in any such hostile act and maintain focus primarily on

the Crusader Alliance and then upon their local surrogates.

7. Refrain from killing and fighting against non-combatant women and

children, and even if they are families of those who are fighting against

us, refrain from targeting them as much as possible.

8. Refrain from harming Muslims by explosions, killing, kidnapping or

destroying their wealth or property.

9. Refrain from targeting enemies in mosques, markets and gatherings where

they mix with Muslims or with those who do not fight us.

10. Observe respect of Islamic scholars and defense of their honour since

they are the inheritors of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and leaders of

the Ummah. This obligation becomes even more profound with regards to the

scholars who declare the truth and give sacrifices for its sake. Our

confrontation of evil scholars is restricted to refuting the doubts raised

by them and publicizing incontrovertible evidence of their treachery. They

should neither be fought nor killed except if they commit a military act

against the Muslims or the Mujahideen.

11. The stance regarding other Islamic groups:

a. We cooperate on what we agree and advice and correct each other on what

we disagree.

b. Our basic confrontation is with the enemies of Islam and those who hold

animosity towards Islam. Therefore, our differences with other Islamic

groups should not distract us from confronting the enemies of Islam on the

military, propogational, ideological or political fronts.

c. If a group that claims allegiance to Islam is ever involved in fighting

against us alongside the disbelieving enemy, it must not be responded with

more than a minimal response that would be sufficient to stop its

aggression, so as to close the door of strife amongst Muslims and to avoid

harming those who do not fight alongside the enemy.

12. The stance regarding the revolutions of the oppressed against the

oppressors:

Support-Participation-Guidance

1. Support: Since supporting the oppressed against the oppressor is an

obligation in Shariah, irrespective of whether either one of them is Muslim

or non-Muslim.

2. Participation: Since supporting the oppressed against the oppressor is a

part of commanding good and forbidding evil, which has been made obligatory

upon us.

3. Guidance: By explaining that the purpose of one's actions should be to

establish Tawheed by adhering to the commands of Allah, making Shariah

supreme and striving to establish an Islamic system and an Islamic state.

13. Encourage and support everyone who supports the rights of oppressed

Muslims and confronts those who transgress against them with his words,

opinion or actions. Avoid directing any harm towards such people or

attacking them verbally or physically, as long as they remain supportive and

do not show hostility towards Muslims.

14. Protecting the rights of Muslims and respecting their sanctities,

wherever they may be.

15. Providing help and support to the victims of oppression, whether Muslims

or non-Muslims, against those who oppress them. Supporting and encouraging

everyone who helps them, even if he is a non-Muslim.

16. The Mujahideen must strive to refute every false and unjust accusation

hurled against them and clarify the truth regarding such accusations. And if

it becomes clear to the Mujahideen that they have committed a particular

mistake, they must seek the forgiveness of Allah for it, publicly

disassociate themselves from the mistake of the person who has fallen in

error and try to compensate those who have been harmed, in accordance with

the requirements of the Shariah and to the maximum of their strength.

17. We call upon the heads of all groups and organizations that work under

Qaidatul Jihad Organization (Al Qaida) and all our supporters and

sympathizers to spread these guidelines amongst their followers, whether in

positions of responsibility or ordinary individuals; for this document

contains no hidden secrets, rather it is a general policy guideline. Its

purpose is only to secure the interests established by the Shariah and avert

harm in this stage of the Islamic Jihadi work by interpretive judgment

(Ijtihad) that does not oppose the rulings of the Shariah and conforms to

its principles.

We only seek the pleasure of Allah, and it is He alone who guides to the

right path. And may peace and blessings be upon our Master, Muhammad, his

family, and companions. Our last prayer is that all praise belongs to Allah,

the Lord of the Worlds.

 

Written -for the sake of Allah's pleasure- by,

Your brother,

Ayman al Zawahiri

 

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Fwd: The 20 smartest things Jeff Bezos has ever said







 

 

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The 20 smartest things Jeff Bezos has ever said

By Morgan Housel


Amazon.com was once the poster child of what happens when excitement about a company detaches from reality. The headlines "Amazon founder named TIME magazine's Person of the Year," and "Analysts Fear Amazon Is Going Bankrupt" appeared within 14 months of each other around the year 2000. Short of fraud, there is little precedent for this in business history.

But 13 years later, Amazon is thriving. It is dominating, in fact, including in-lines of business having little to do with its original undertaking of selling books. Shares now trade for three times what they did at the peak of the dot-com bubble.

Thank Amazon's quirky CEO, Jeff Bezos, for this success. He created a culture that's not only different from, but often totally at odds with, how most business leaders think. He's also quite quotable. Here are 20 smart things Bezos has said over the years.

1. "All businesses need to be young forever. If your customer base ages with you, you're Woolworth's."

2. "There are two kinds of companies: Those that work to try to charge more and those that work to charge less. We will be the second."

3. "Your margin is my opportunity."

4. "If you only do things where you know the answer in advance, your company goes away."

5. "We've had three big ideas at Amazon that we've stuck with for 18 years, and they're the reason we're successful: Put the customer first. Invent. And be patient."

6. "I very frequently get the question: 'What's going to change in the next 10 years?' And that is a very interesting question; it's a very common one. I almost never get the question: 'What's not going to change in the next 10 years?' And I submit to you that that second question is actually the more important of the two -- because you can build a business strategy around the things that are stable in time. ... (I)n our retail business, we know that customers want low prices, and I know that's going to be true 10 years from now. They want fast delivery; they want vast selection. It's impossible to imagine a future 10 years from now where a customer comes up and says, 'Jeff I love Amazon; I just wish the prices were a little higher,' (or) 'I love Amazon; I just wish you'd deliver a little more slowly.' Impossible. And so the effort we put into those things, spinning those things up, we know the energy we put into it today will still be paying off dividends for our customers 10 years from now. When you have something that you know is true, even over the long term, you can afford to put a lot of energy into it."

 


7. "If you're not stubborn, you'll give up on experiments too soon. And if you're not flexible, you'll pound your head against the wall and you won't see a different solution to a problem you're trying to solve."

8. "Any business plan won't survive its first encounter with reality. The reality will always be different. It will never be the plan."

9. "In the old world, you devoted 30 percent of your time to building a great service and 70 percent of your time to shouting about it. In the new world, that inverts."

10. "We've done price elasticity studies, and the answer is always that we should raise prices. We don't do that, because we believe -- and we have to take this as an article of faith -- that by keeping our prices very, very low, we earn trust with customers over time, and that that actually does maximize free cash flow over the long term."

11. "The framework I found, which made the decision (to start Amazon in 1994) incredibly easy, was what I called a regret minimization framework. I wanted to project myself forward to age 80 and say, 'OK, I'm looking back on my life. I want to minimize the number of regrets I have.' And I knew that when I was 80, I was not going to regret having tried this. I was not going to regret trying to participate in this thing called the Internet that I thought was going to be a really big deal. I knew that if I failed, I wouldn't regret that. But I knew the one thing I might regret is not ever having tried. I knew that that would haunt me every day."

12. "We innovate by starting with the customer and working backwards. That becomes the touchstone for how we invent."

13. "When (competitors are) in the shower in the morning, they're thinking about how they're going to get ahead of one of their top competitors. Here in the shower, we're thinking about how we are going to invent something on behalf of a customer."

14. "A company shouldn't get addicted to being shiny, because shiny doesn't last."

15. "I think frugality drives innovation, just like other constraints do. One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out."

16. "If you double the number of experiments you do per year, you're going to double your inventiveness."

17. "If you never want to be criticized, for goodness' sake don't do anything new."

18. "If you're long-term oriented, customer interests and shareholder interests are aligned."

19. "Invention requires a long-term willingness to be misunderstood. You do something that you genuinely believe in, that you have conviction about, but for a long period of time, well-meaning people may criticize that effort. When you receive criticism from well-meaning people, it pays to ask, 'Are they right?' And if they are, you need to adapt what they're doing. If they're not right, if you really have conviction that they're not right, you need to have that long-term willingness to be misunderstood. It's a key part of invention."

20. "You want to look at what other companies are doing. It's very important not to be hermetically sealed. But you don't want to look at it as if, 'OK, we're going to copy that.' You want to look at it and say, 'That's very interesting. What can we be inspired to do as a result of that?' And then put your own unique twist on it."

 



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