Archive for May, 2011

There’s an urban legend running, and has been for several hundred years, that the Muslims invented the zero.

No…

…actually it was “invented” — if you choose to call it that — in pre-Islamic India.

But, facts and history are not really necessary for the politically correct apologists who buy into the pro-muslim swill and hogwash.

Mathematician Abu Ja’far Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi was influential in spreading the word, but the principles upon which he worked were discovered years before him… or Muhammad.

What we call “arabic” numerals actually come from pre-Islamic India.

What the Muslims actually invented was not the zero, but in fact zero: as in zip, zilch, nada…

…except for a few cultural traditions (like harems), having sex with prepubescent boys and girls, and goats.

But, such historical facts only tend to add to the oppressive male patriarchy of Islam.

Not politically correct…

…but historically so.

Notes: Abu Ja’far Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi and The Origins of Zero

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An Old Kentucky Ghost Story

Posted: May 28, 2011 by thesundowner in Uncategorized

This happened about a month ago just outside of Owensboro , Kentucky . A small town on the banks of the Ohio River ,and while it sounds like an Alfred Hitchcock tale, it’s indeed real.

An out-of-state traveler was walking along the side of the road hitchhiking on a dark night in the middle of a thunderstorm. Time passed slowly and no cars went by. It was raining so hard he could barley see his hand in front of his face.

Suddenly he saw a car approaching, moving slowly and appearing ghostlike in the rain. It slowly and silently crept toward him and stopped. Wanting a ride very badly, the guy jumped into the car and closed the door; only then did he realize that there was nobody behind the wheel, and no sound of the engine to be heard over the rain.

Again the car crept slowly forward the guy was terrified, too scared to think of jumping out and running. The guy saw that the car was approaching a sharp curve and, still too scared to jump out, he started to pray and beg for his life. He was certain the ghost car would go off the road and into the river, and he would surely drown!

But just before the curve, a shadowy figure appeared at the driver’s window and a hand reached in and turned the steering wheel, guiding the car safely around the bend. Then, just as silently, the hand disappeared through the window and the hitchhiker was alone again.

Paralyzed with fear, the guy watched the hand reappear every time they reached a curve. Finally the guy, frightened nearly to death, had all he could take and jumped out of the car and ran through the storm to the nearby town. Wet and in shock, he went into a lighted tavern and with voice quavering, ordered two shots of whiskey, and then, shaken, he told everybody about his supernatural experience. A silence came over those listening and everybody got goose bumps. They realized the guy was sober and was telling the truth. And the sounds of the storm continued outside.

About half an hour later, two guys walked into the bar and one says to the other,’Look Billy Bob, there’s that idiot that rode in our car while we was pushin’ it in the rain.

Within hours of BHO’s announcement that ObL had been killed, politics returned to the fray.

A small but vocal group of Republicans including former Bush administration officials began claiming that information obtained from waterboarding and other now-prohibited enhanced interrogation techniques led to the successful assault on bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan.

Conclusion: water boarding works.

Interviews and commentaries by conservatives, including former Vice President Dick Cheney repeated the contention, citing media reports rather than direct information.

A closer look shows no obvious evidence of a direct connection, at least to waterboarding, the simulated drowning technique considered to be torture under international law.

Who gives a shit if it’s considered torture under international law? We are not ruled by international law: we have a Constitution. Get over it!

While administration officials, former interrogators and others concede that thousands of pieces of information collected over the past nine years eventually brought U.S. Navy SEALs to bin Laden, no one has cited specific information that came from the harsh interrogations labeled torture. But, that doesn’t stop defenders of enhanced interrogations from trying, either.

It’s like this: who gives a f_ck if the enemy likes it or not. They don’t seem to give a damn when it comes to beheading and executing their prisoners. They DAMN sure don’t abide by any law: international or not.

How to Defeat Shariah Islam: Freedom of Speech

Posted: May 5, 2011 by thesundowner in Uncategorized

By Dr. Richard Swier on May 4th, 2011

Something insidious is happening across the world and even in America. Those who speak out against Shariah Islam are being persecuted. I know persecuted is a strong word but that is exactly what it is.

Millions in the free world and even some in the Middle East are openly and joyously celebrating the death of Osama bin Laden. Bret Stephens in his May 3rd opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal opines that both President Obama and G.W. Bush got it wrong when they said the United States was seeking justice against those who were involved in 9/11. Bret states:

“As for bin Laden, what was meted out to him was vengeance. Vengeance pure and simple, sweet and sound. Vengeance cathartic, uplifting, necessary and right. Got a problem with that?”

So is vengeance our strategy to deal with Shariah Islamists who want to destroy Israel and America?

I believe this is not a strategy that will succeed. In fact I believe it is one that can and will fail. A person commenting on my recent column “Osama is dead but the Axis of Jihad lives on” said:

“If your dog has fleas would you start picking out the fleas one by one? Of course not! The fleas would reproduce a hundred times faster than you can pick them off your dog. The more expedient method is to apply a flea control product which eliminates the fleas in minutes and keeps them away for weeks.”

Well the current approach to resolving the existential threat of Shariah Islam is the same as picking fleas one at a time. Instead of applying a flea control product we are targeting select individuals while the movement grows in both military and political strength.

The only meaningful flea control product is the freedom to openly criticize Shariah Islam.

While taking out bin Laden in the short term feels good it does not address the ideology that he and millions of other fully Shariah compliant individuals, organizations and nation states hold near and dear. The big flea nest is Iran. The other big flea nest is the Muslim Brotherhood. The free world must apply the long term flea control product known as freedom of speech to deal with all these flea nests.

Sadly, what is happening across the world is people who speak out against the flea nests are ridiculed, called Islamaphobic, brought to trial for speaking the truth about Shariah Islam or worse killed. In Europe we find Dutch Member of Parliament (MP) Geert Wilders being tried for making the documentary Fitna. During final remarks at his trial in Amsterdam on May 3rd Geert said, “For almost seven years now, I have not been a free man. I lost my freedom in 2004 [when he
released Fitna] . I live as a prisoner with guards without you having convicted me. Without protection I am even less certain of my life than I am now.”

What MP Wilders is lamenting is he is not a free man if he cannot speak freely. Europe does not have freedom of speech as we understand it under our U.S. Constitution. An unalienable right given to all man kind.

In America we have witnessed the burning of just three Qur’ans.

The first by New Jersey transit worker Derek Fenton at a protest in front of the proposed Ground Zero mosque. Derek was fired for this act of free speech. He has since been vindicated, rehired, with all back pay and allowances restored. He was awarded additional compensation and all legal fees by the court.

The second burning was by Florida pastor Terry Jones. His action was condemned by everyone from the President, to the Secretary of Defense, to the media and the general public. He went to Dearborn, MI and was denied the right to hold a peaceful protest outside a mosque on Good Friday 2011. The rejection by Dearborn has led to a lawsuit filed by the Ann Arbor based Thomas Moore Law Center.

The third Qur’an burning was done by Ann Barnhart, a young Colorado woman, rancher and mother, who took exception to Senator Lindsey Graham saying on CBS’s Face the Nation, “I wish we could find a way to hold people accountable [speaking about Pastor Jones burning
of the Qur’an]. Free speech is a great idea, but we’re in a war.”

Yes, the free world is in a war! We are all at war with an ideology that is totalitarian and demands all other systems of government and beliefs submit to it, and it alone. It’s name is Sharia Islam and it badly needs a very long lasting flea control product called the truth. Killing one flea is not a global strategy to defeat Shariah Islam.

The only effective weapon we have is the freedom of speech.

As Thomas Paine said in in 1776, “The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind.”

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Top Secret Report: JSOC/USSOCOM Operation “Geronimo”

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

White House Insider: Obama Hesitated – Panetta Issued Order to Kill Osama Bin Laden

Read original article by Ulsterman at:

See also: Did Senior Military/Intelligence Officials Overrule President Obama Regarding Mission to Kill Osama Bin Laden?

What Valerie Jarrett, and the president, did not know is that Leon Panetta had already initiated a program that reported to him –and only him, involving a covert on the ground attack against the compound.”

Note: This update comes some 24 hours after our longtime Washington D.C. Insider first outlined shocking details of an Obama administration having been “overruled” by senior military and intelligence officials leading up to the successful attack against terrorist Osama Bin Laden. What follows is further clarification of Insider’s insights surrounding that event.

Q: You stated that President Obama was “overruled” by military/intelligence officials regarding the decision to send in military specialists into the Osama Bin Laden compound. Was that accurate?

A: I was told – in these exact terms, “we overruled him.” (Obama) I have since followed up and received further details on exactly what that meant, as well as the specifics of how Leon Panetta worked around the president’s “persistent hesitation to act.” There appears NOT to have been an outright overruling of any specific position by President Obama, simply because there was no specific position from the president to do so. President Obama was, in this case, as in all others, working as an absentee president.

I was correct in stating there had been a push to invade the compound for several weeks if not months, primarily led by Leon Panetta, Hillary Clinton, Robert Gates, David Petraeus, and Jim Clapper. The primary opposition to this plan originated from Valerie Jarrett, and it was her opposition that was enough to create uncertainty within President Obama. Obama would meet with various components of the pro-invasion faction, almost always with Jarrett present, and then often fail to indicate his position. This situation continued for some time, though the division between Jarrett/Obama and the rest intensified more recently, most notably from Hillary Clinton. She was livid over the president’s failure to act, and her office began a campaign of anonymous leaks to the media indicating such. As for Jarrett, her concern rested on two primary fronts. One, that the military action could fail and harm the president’s already weakened standing with both the American public and the world. Second, that the attack would be viewed as an act of aggression against Muslims, and further destabilize conditions in the Middle East.

Q: What changed the president’s position and enabled the attack against Osama Bin Laden to proceed?

A: Nothing changed with the president’s opinion – he continued to avoid having one. Every time military and intelligence officials appeared to make progress in forming a position, Jarrett would intervene and the stalling would begin again. Hillary started the ball really rolling as far as pressuring Obama began, but it was Panetta and Petraeus who ultimately pushed Obama to finally act – sort of. Panetta was receiving significant reports from both his direct CIA sources, as well as Petraeus-originating Intel. Petraeus was threatening to act on his own via a bombing attack. Panetta reported back to the president that a bombing of the compound would result in successful killing of Osama Bin Laden, and little risk to American lives. Initially, as he had done before, the president indicated a willingness to act. But once again, Jarrett intervened, convincing the president that innocent Pakistani lives could be lost in such a bombing attack, and Obama would be left attempting to explain Panetta’s failed policy. Again Obama hesitated – this time openly delaying further meetings to discuss the issue with Panetta. A brief meeting was held at this time with other officials, including Secretary Gates and members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, but Gates, like Panetta, was unable to push the president to act. It was at this time that Gates indicated to certain Pentagon officials that he may resign earlier than originally indicated – he was that frustrated. Both Panetta and Clinton convinced him to stay on and see the operation through.

What happened from there is what was described by me as a “masterful manipulation” by Leon Panetta. Panetta indicated to Obama that leaks regarding knowledge of Osama Bin Laden’s location were certain to get out sooner rather than later, and action must be taken by the administration or the public backlash to the president’s inaction would be “…significant to the point of political debilitation.” It was at that time that Obama stated an on-ground campaign would be far more acceptable to him than a bombing raid. This was intended as a stalling tactic, and it had originated from Jarrett. Such a campaign would take both time, and present a far greater risk of failure. The president had been instructed by Jarrett to inform Mr., Panetta that he would have sole discretion to act against the Osama Bin Laden compound. Jarrett believed this would further delay Panetta from acting, as the responsibility for failure would then fall almost entirely on him. What Valerie Jarrett, and the president, did not know is that Leon Panetta had already initiated a program that reported to him –and only him, involving a covert on the ground attack against the compound. Basically, the whole damn operation was already ready to go – including the specific team support Intel necessary to engage the enemy within hours of being given notice. Panetta then made plans to proceed with an on-ground assault. This information reached either Hillary Clinton or Robert Gates first (likely via military contacts directly associated with the impending mission) who then informed the other. Those two then met with Panetta, who informed each of them he had been given the authority by the president to proceed with a mission if the opportunity presented itself. Both Gates and Clinton warned Panetta of the implications of that authority – namely he was possibly being made into a scapegoat. Panetta admitted that possibility, but felt the opportunity to get Bin Laden outweighed that risk. During that meeting, Hillary Clinton was first to pledge her full support for Panetta, indicating she would defend him if necessary. Similar support was then followed by Gates. The following day, and with Panetta’s permission, Clinton met in private with Bill Daley and urged him to get the president’s full and open approval of the Panetta plan. Daley agreed such approval would be of great benefit to the action, and instructed Clinton to delay proceeding until he had secured that approval. Daley contacted Clinton within hours of their meeting indicating Jarrett refused to allow the president to give that approval. Daley then informed Clinton that he too would fully support Panetta in his actions, even if it meant disclosing the president’s indecision to the American public should that action fail to produce a successful conclusion. Clinton took that message back to Panetta and the CIA director initiated the 48 hour engagement order. At this point, the President of the United States was not informed of the engagement order – it did not originate from him, and for several hours after the order had been given and the special ops forces were preparing for action into Pakistan from their position in Afghanistan, Daley successfully kept Obama and Jarrett insulated from that order.

This insulation ended at some point with an abort order that I believe originated from Valerie Jarrett’s office, and was then followed up by President Obama. This abort order was later explained as a delay due to weather conditions, but the actual conditions at that time would have been acceptable for the mission. A storm system had been in the area earlier, but was no longer an issue. Check the data yourself to confirm. Jarrett, having been caught off guard, was now scrambling to determine who had initiated the plan. She was furious, repeating the acronym “CoC” and saying it was not being followed. This is where Bill Daley intervened directly. The particulars of that intervention are not clear to me beyond knowing he did meet with Jarrett in his office and following that meeting, Valerie Jarrett was not seen in the West Wing for some time, and apparently no longer offered up any resistance to the Osama Bin Laden mission. What did follow from there was one or more brief meetings between Bill Daley, Hillary Clinton, a representative from Robert Gates’ office, a representative from Leon Panetta’s office, and a representative from Jim Clapper’s office. I have to assume that these meetings were in essence, detailing the move to proceed with the operation against the Osama Bin Laden compound. I have been told by more than one source that Leon Panetta was directing the operation with both his own CIA operatives, as well as direct contacts with military – both entities were reporting to Panetta only at this point, and not the President of the United States. There was not going to be another delay as had happened 24 hour earlier. The operation was at this time effectively unknown to President Barack Obama or Valerie Jarrett and it remained that way until AFTER it had already been initiated. President Obama was literally pulled from a golf outing and escorted back to the White House to be informed of the mission. Upon his arrival there was a briefing held which included Bill Daley, John Brennan, and a high ranking member of the military. When Obama emerged from the briefing, he was described as looking “very confused and uncertain.” The president was then placed in the situation room where several of the players in this event had already been watching the operation unfold. Another interesting tidbit regarding this is that the Vice President was already “up to speed” on the operation. A source indicated they believe Hillary Clinton had personally made certain the Vice President was made aware of that day’s events before the president was. The now famous photo released shows the particulars of that of that room and its occupants. What that photo does not communicate directly is that the military personnel present in that room during the operation unfolding, deferred to either Hillary Clinton or Robert Gates. The president’s role was minimal, including their acknowledging of his presence in the room.

At the conclusion of the mission, after it had been repeatedly confirmed a success, President Obama was once again briefed behind closed doors. The only ones who went in that room besides the president were Bill Daley. John Brennan, and a third individual whose identity remains unknown to me. When leaving this briefing, the president came out of it “…much more confident. Much more certain of himself.” He was also carrying papers in his hand that quite possibly was the address to the nation given later that evening on the Bin Laden mission. The president did not have those papers with him prior to that briefing. The president then returned to the war room, where by this time, Leon Panetta had personally arrived and was receiving congratulations from all who were present.

In my initial communication to you of these events I described what unfolded as a temporary Coup initiated by high ranking intelligence and military officials. I stand by that term. These figures worked around the uncertainty of President Obama and the repeated resistance of Valerie Jarrett. If they had not been willing to do so, I am certain Osama Bin Laden would still be alive today. There will be no punishment to those who acted outside the authority of the president’s office. The president cannot afford to admit such a fact. What will be most interesting from here is to now see what becomes of Valerie Jarrett. One source indicated she is threatening resignation. I find that unlikely given my strong belief she needs the protection afforded her by the Oval Office and its immense powers to delay and eventually terminate investigations back in Chicago, but we shall see.

Top Secret Report – Geronimo.pdf

Guess who is next?

Posted: May 3, 2011 by thesundowner in Uncategorized