Archive for February, 2014

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed responsible, not Daniel Pearl, Re: UN Ambassador Samantha Power: “Daniel Pearl’s story is reminder that individual accountability and reconciliation are required to break cycles of violence”, Jihad Watch, February 24, 2014

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Daniel Pearl was a reporter for the Wall Street Journal working in Pakistan when he was kidnapped by a group of jihadists calling themselves The National Movement for the Restoration of Pakistani Sovereignty.

He was held captive for nine days and then executed.

One of the group members named Khalid Sheikh Mohammed executed him.

This is the same Khalid Sheikh Mohammed who was one of the most senior members of al-Qaeda for many years and who was the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks in the United States

Among other things.

To say that he has rivers of American blood on his hands is an understatement of massive proportions.

Mohammed slit Pearl’s throat and then decapitated him.

That’s decapitated…as in beheaded…as in cut his head off.

On video.

Which then went viral and was shown all over the world.

Before Pearl died he was forced to read the following statement.

“My name is Daniel Pearl. I’m a Jewish American from Encino, California, U.S.A….My father’s Jewish, my mother’s Jewish, I’m Jewish. My family follows Judaism. We’ve made numerous family visits to Israel.”

Just before his throat was slit he stared into the camera and said “My name is Daniel Pearl, I am an American Jew.”

After which Mohammed slit his throat and cut his head off.

On video.

There is no doubt whatsoever that Mohammed slit his throat and cut his head off because he was American, because he was Jewish and because he was a friend of Israel.

Mostly because he was Jewish however.

No doubt whatsoever.

There is also no doubt whatsoever that as an Islamist…as a believer…as a jihadist… Mohammed felt that slitting his throat and cutting his head off was perfectly legitimate and justifiable.

Which it was.

Which it is.

Which it has been for 1,400 years, ever since Islam first came into existence.

Last weekend United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power gave the 2013/2014 Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture in Los Angeles, after which she sent out the following tweet.

“Daniel Pearl’s story is reminder that individual accountability & reconciliation are required to break cycles of violence.”

What a monstrous, reprehensible, despicable, unconscionable, utterly disgusting thing to say.

What a monstrous, reprehensible, despicable, unconscionable, utterly disgusting thing to believe.

Here’s some information for Ms. Power.

Daniel Pearl’s throat was slit and his head was cut off purely and simply because he was American, because he was Jewish and because he was a friend of Israel.

Mostly because he was Jewish however.

In no way was he responsible for his own death, or for the horrific manner in which it occurred.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, aided and abetted by his fellow Islamists…fellow believers…fellow jihadists…and by his Islamic beliefs, was responsible, fully and totally and completely responsible.

Mohammed’s act was savage, inhuman and barbaric and no civilized human being can justify, condone or excuse it. There simply is no way for a civilized human to justify, condone or excuse it under any circumstances.

Period.

Here’s a question for Ms. Power.

Let’s say that a group of jihadists kidnap you because you’re American, hold you captive for nine days, repeatedly rape you (rape being entirely legitimate in Islam) then put you in front of a camera, horrifically murder you and display the video to the world…would you be responsible for your death and the manner in which it occurred?

Of course not.

Could your death and the manner in which it occurred be justified, condoned or excused by civilized human beings?

Of course not.

Given Ms. Power’s monstrous, reprehensible, despicable, unconscionable and utterly disgusting tweet and her track record as an anti-Semite and anti-Israel ideologue, she should be asked to resign…she should be forced to resign if she won’t go on her own.

The American people deserve much, much better.

The American people are much, much better and a person like her representing them at the United Nations diminishes and hurts them, does nothing to serve them or their country.

No Ms. Power, Daniel Pearl wasn’t responsible for his own death.

Khalid Sheikh Mohamed, aided and abetted by his fellow Islamists…his fellow believers…his fellow jihadists, and by his Islamic beliefs, was responsible, fully and totally and completely responsible.

Period.

Israel an apartheid state…nothing could be further from the truth, Re: Tips for countering ‘Israeli Apartheid Week’ on college campuses, Bare Naked Islam, February 23, 2014

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Today marks the start of Israeli Apartheid Week 2014.

What is Israeli Apartheid Week?

It is a weeklong anti-Israel, anti-Semitic hatefest which takes place on college and university campuses throughout the West. It seeks to convince people that Israel is an apartheid state, that Israelis are the cause of all the maladies which afflict Palestinians and that the lives of Palestinians would improve exponentially if only Israel would leave them to their own devices. It blames Israel for everything Palestinians have to deal with, absolves them of any blame or responsibility for anything, is full of lies and distortions and is extremely dishonest and unbalanced. It demonizes and vilifies Israel and Israelis and casts Palestinians as freedom fighters and paragons of decency and virtue who are constantly victimized by their evil neighbors. Biased, distorted and dead wrong only begin to describe it and it is all of course utter nonsense and completely divorced from history and reality.

Israel an apartheid state…nothing could be further from the truth.

Palestinians freedom fighters, paragons of decency and virtue, blameless victims not responsible for their behavior and activities and lives or for anything that befalls them…what a load of rubbish.

I have written about Israeli Apartheid Week on several occasions over the years and thought it would be instructive if I re-posted an essay I wrote about the 2012 event because the sentiments I expressed then are every bit as relevant, important and dead accurate now as they were two years ago.

More, all things considered.

Here we go.

Israeli Apartheid Week is being foisted on us once again.

Israeli Apartheid Week is not only an affront to unbiased and knowledgeable observers of the Middle East, not only an anti-Israel and anti-Semitic hatefest full of positions and statements which have no basis in reality, not only a terrible disservice to Palestinians because the false sense of victimhood it fosters precludes them from taking constructive measures to improve their lives and not only a violation of academic integrity by the universities that allow it to take place because it is very one-sided and unbalanced and contrary, more rational and honest views are either ridiculed, discouraged or not permitted…no, awful and disgraceful as all of this is, it is much more than that. It is a frontal attack on two of our most fundamental, inalienable rights, freedom of speech and freedom of expression.

IAW organizers and participants are not interested in dialogue or the unfettered exchange of ideas. They know that they would come out a distant second if they were challenged and that no person with a sound and open mind would take them seriously. They would be revealed for exactly what they are; ideologues, fascists, religious fanatics, crazies, brainwashed, poorly informed, easily manipulated, unthinking, irrational, bigoted or any combination thereof. That is why anyone who raises his or her voice in protest at an IAW event is harassed and threatened and shouted down and that is why their pronouncements are trite and filled with cliches and hyperbole, or to put it more succinctly, bull…. They have nothing else. They can’t compete so they have to demonize and vilify and prevent others from speaking or otherwise expressing themselves.

Whatever one’s views are on the Middle East as people living in free, democratic, secular societies we have every right to express them in whatever way we see fit. The minute that someone prevents us from doing so and gets away with it is the minute we can no longer call ourselves free and the minute we come closer to having a totalitarian, theocratic state imposed on us. Israeli Apartheid Week brownshirts are attacking our freedom by trying, with some success I might add, to intimidate and shut up anyone who opposes them. We must not let them succeed. Rest assured, if freedom of speech and freedom of expression is lost, a free press, an independent judiciary, freedom of and from religion and all the other hallmarks of our way of life will be too.

Israeli Apartheid Week won’t bring down Israel or raise up Palestinians. The mentality behind it and the bilge it secretes diminish us all and pose a serious threat to our civil liberties however and it is incumbent on each and every one of us to counter its odious, dishonest activities with energy and passion.

There you have it…Israeli Apartheid Week 2014…a weeklong anti-Israel, anti-Semitic hatefest with no basis in reality, past, present or future…just like all the one’s before it.

For those who wish to counter it the article in Bare Naked Islam is well worth a read.

Actually, its well worth a read anyway.

Well worth acting on too.

Israel an apartheid state…nothing could be further from the truth.

Palestinians freedom fighters, paragons of decency and virtue, blameless victims not responsible for their behavior and activities and lives or for anything that befalls them…what a load of rubbish.

They’ll try again, you can be sure of that, Re: FCC Blinks-Drops Newsroom ‘Monitor’ Plan, WorldNetDaily, February 21, 2014

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

Freedom of the press is absolutely essential in keeping a country free. Any country, including the United States. There is no possible way any free country, including the United States, can remain free if the press is not free. No country can be free unless the press is able to report, investigate, question, criticize, refute, expose and editorialize free from government influence, interference and direction. A free press is the foundation upon which a free country is built, the air it breathes, the beating heart that keeps it alive. Freedom cannot live without a free press. In a free country, the government has no business in the newsrooms of the nation, none whatsoever…that’s none whatsoever.

It doesn’t get any more basic than that, it really doesn’t.

The Obama administration attempted a direct, frontal assault on freedom of the press in the United States a few days ago, got caught, got rebuffed by the American people and withdrew a proposal that would have placed government agents in radio, television and print newsrooms all across the country to investigate how and why journalists decide to cover and run certain events and stories and how and why they decide not to cover and run others, starting with a pilot project in Columbia, South Carolina this spring.

The project was to be conducted by the Federal Communications Commission…its ostensible purpose was to “identify and understand the critical information needs of the American public, with special emphasis on vulnerable, disadvantaged populations”. Its real purpose was far more sinister however. Its real purpose was to use the information gathered to regulate and control the stories and events journalists cover and run in the first place and to regulate and control what they say about them in the second…to keep Americans ignorant and uninformed and docile about all manner of things…to employ the press as cheerleaders…to cover up Obama’s transgressions, failures, crimes…to enable Obama and his minions and fellow travellers to carry out their destructive, anti-American agenda…to close Americans eyes, shut their minds and shut them up…to neuter and effectively eliminate the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States…to take away journalists and media outlets independence and place them under government control…to destroy freedom of the press in the United States.

Fortunately, the American people got wind of the proposal and the ensuing backlash forced it to be withdrawn. For now.

Make no mistake, it will be back in one form or another before long.

Make no mistake, just because Americans won this victory and kept their press free for the time being they haven’t won the war by a long shot and freedom of the press will be under attack by Obama and his minions and fellow travellers as long as he remains in office.

Why?

In the end, it all has to do with the C word.

Control.

Obama and his minions and fellow travellers want to control every aspect of American’s lives, to take full power unto themselves to determine and enforce how Americans think and act, to take away their freedom and replace it with government authority and mandates and regulations. To do that they have to get rid of the free press, which is what they were trying to do with this contemptible proposal.

That’s the other C word by the way.

Contempt.

Nothing can show just how much contempt Obama and his minions and fellow travellers really have for America and Americans, for their values, laws, history and institutions, than this cockamamie attempt to destroy freedom of the press in the United States.

Like I said, they’ll try again, you can be sure of that.

That’s their ideology and its about as anti-American and anti-freedom as you can get.

God Save the Queen, Re: Hundreds of British jihadis returning from Syria spark terror alert after police and MI5 thwart Mumbai-style attack on London, Mail Online, February 19, 2014

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

A brief confession at the beginning. I am an anglophile from way back and have loved, admired and respected Britain and her people for as long as I can remember. I still do, even though mass immigration has changed the face of the country and the culture and filled it with people who take advantage of her generosity and have no loyalty, affection or commitment to her at all, people who in fact hate and revile everything she remains and everything she stands for and who would like nothing more than to destroy her. 

Like British jihadis. 

Like British Islamists. 

British jihadis, Islamists, have been returning in their hundreds from Syria after fighting to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in order to establish a full-fledged Islamic government in the country…to establish Sharia as the law of the land and make Islam supreme there. 

They want to do the same in Britain…they want to establish a full-fledged Islamic government in Britain…to establish Sharia as the law of the land…to make Islam supreme in the U.K. They really only have one way of doing that…terrorizing the British into submission. That means that the British can expect many and varied terrorist acts to be committed by homegrown jihadis, Islamists, returning from Syria in the foreseeable future…that the British can expect a spate of bombings which maim and murder civilians in the foreseeable future, all designed to sow terror among the populace and get the Brits to submit to Sharia and Islam. They have no other alternative if they hope to establish Sharia and Islam in Britain and they know it, which is one of the two reasons they can carry out atrocities in the first place. 

The other reason is that they view British unbelievers as infidels and worthless and impediments to achieving their goal, which means they can carry out atrocities with impunity and not suffer any pangs of conscience or guilt. Why suffer pangs of conscience or guilt after all if the people you are maiming and murdering are infidels who are by definition worthless and whose suffering and deaths mean nothing anyway? 

No reason at all, especially since they act in the name of Islam, which justifies, legitimizes, mandates and supposedly rewards whatever they do in any case. 

The British security services have already foiled at least one major terrorist attack on their country by homegrown Islamists returning from Syria. They are superb services and will no doubt foil many more as well. Some are bound to succeed however because the homegrown jihadis, Islamists, enjoy widespread support in the Islamic community and no security service can completely prevent terrorist acts. Indeed, there have already been some successes and more will inevitably follow. The British are particularly vulnerable too…while homegrown jihadis, Islamists, are a serious problem throughout Europe and the West, the problem is especially acute in Britain for a wide variety of reasons, including their sheer numbers there and the inroads they have already made. 

Jihadis, Islamists, terrorizing populations and maiming and murdering unbelievers to establish Islam in a given territory. Its an old old story and is happening in Britain at this very moment. The Islamization of the U.K. really is well and truly underway and the British really better take serious, concrete measures to save themselves and their country or else all will be lost. That includes of course dealing with homegrown jihadis, Islamists, returning from Syria. 

God Save the Queen. 

For now at least.

South Koreans nothing more than pawns, Re: Egypt: Jihad/martyrdom suicide bomber behind bus blast; victims were Korean Christians visiting holy sites, Jihad Watch, February 17, 2014

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

An Islamist suicide bomber blew himself up by a tourist bus on the Egyptian side of the border between Egypt and Israel the other day. The blast killed the Egyptian bus driver and three South Korean tourists. Many other tourists were injured as well. The tourists were all Christians and were members of a church group from South Korea on a tour of biblical sites in the area. Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, an Islamist group linked to al-Qaeda, has taken responsibility and promised more attacks on Egypt’s tourism industry. 

Like all suicide bombings carried out under the rubric of Islam, it was nothing more than cold blooded murder by terrorists, Islamists, who have no way of convincing any sane, rational person of the rightness of their cause or the legitimacy or supremacy of their beliefs and resort to despicable, barbaric acts like this to instill fear into the hearts of their adversaries and everyone who doesn’t believe as they do and force them to submit to their twisted ideology. Human life has absolutely no value to them and they have to resort to acts like suicide bombings because no sane, rational person would submit to them or their beliefs or their ideology unless they were afraid of them. The tourists in this instance were merely innocent bystanders, in the wrong place at the wrong time…they were pawns and nothing else in the eyes of Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, just as all victims of suicide bombers are pawns in the eyes of the Islamists who murder and maim them. 

Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (and al-Qaeda) want to bring the Egyptian government to its knees and turn Egypt into a full-fledged Islamic state governed by Sharia, Islamic law, even though the Egyptian people have firmly rejected this. Destroying the Egyptian economy would go a long way toward helping them achieve their goal and destroying the Egyptian tourist industry would go a long way towards destroying the Egyptian economy. That’s really what the suicide bombing was all about…destroying the Egyptian tourist industry as a means of destroying the Egyptian economy in order to facilitate the foisting of Sharia on the Egyptian people and turning Egypt into a full-fledged Islamic state. It sent a message to potential tourists to Egypt from all over the world, not just from South Korea, which is exactly what it was designed to do, the message being stay away or you too may be murdered or maimed, you too may fall victim to a suicide bomber. 

Like I said, human life has no value to them, to Islamists, and the South Koreans were simply pawns, nothing more. 

If you don’t believe as they do your life has no value to them either and you’re also nothing more than a pawn. If you’re not an Islamist, a believer, that means that as far as they’re concerned you can be murdered or maimed with impunity too. 

No matter where you live.

We’re number 46!, Re: 2014 World Press Freedom Index, Reporters Without Borders, February 11, 2014

Friday, February 14th, 2014

The United States of America is a bastion of freedom of the press, right?

Wrong.

The press in the U.S. is among the most free in the world and may in fact be the most free in the world.

Wrong.

The press in America is free, period.

Wrong.

Reporters Without Borders just released its 2014 World Press Freedom Index. 180 countries around the world were ranked according to the freedom enjoyed by their journalists and the government regulations they have to work under. The ranking was based on seven criteria-the level of abuses, the extent of pluralism, media independence, the environment and self-censorship, the legislative framework, transparency and infrastructure. The United States was ranked number 46, which is bad enough for the ostensible leader of the free world…what makes it even more awful is that last year the U.S. was ranked number 33, which means that freedom of the press (along with virtually everything else in America under President Obama I might add) is deteriorating and getting worse.

Not that being ranked number 33 is anything for Americans to be proud of either.

It isn’t.

It goes without saying that a free press is one of the building blocks, one of the cornerstones, of freedom and democracy and that freedom and democracy cannot possibly exist if freedom of the press doesn’t exist as well. Freedom of the press is absolutely essential to freedom and democracy and freedom and democracy cannot exist, or survive, without it. The freedom that Americans enjoyed over the years, and to a certain extent still enjoy, was built on the foundation of freedom of the press. When freedom of the press disappears freedom disappears along with it and that is exactly what is happening in the United States today…freedom of the press in the U.S. is disappearing and so is freedom in general.

Think that’s an exaggeration do you? Pick any major issue of the day, Obamacare, the economy, Iran’s threatening behavior, the Islamization of the country and its institutions, including the military, Syria, the Middle East in general, immigration, race relations, crime, gun control, gay rights, Obama’s usurping more and more power unto himself and his generally lawless activities, anything, and try finding anything but the party line in any of the national press or mainstream media, or most of the local press or local media either. You won’t, and the reasons why are the reasons why America is ranked number 46. And slipping.

Think you’re still free to voice your opinion publicly or speak out against the party line? Try voicing your opinion or speaking out against the party line on Obamacare, the economy, Iran’s threatening behavior, the Islamization of the country and its institutions, including the military, Syria, the Middle East in general, immigration, race relations, crime, gun control, gay rights, Obama’s usurping more and more power unto himself and his generally lawless activities, anything, and you’ll soon see how free you really are…you soon see you’re not nearly as free as you thought you were.

Think the two aren’t inextricably related?

Wrong.

They are.

Every time the press loses some of its freedom you lose some of yours too.

Once freedom of the press is lost freedom is lost too.

If freedom of the press is lost in the United States freedom will be lost in the United States.

Period.

It will be lost in the rest of the free world as well because there can be no free world without the United States at its helm.

Number 46 and slipping.

Americans should be absolutely ashamed of themselves for allowing that to happen and should do everything they can to send their ranking skyrocketing up in next year’s Index.

For freedom’s sake.

Others talk about it, Israel does it, Re: On Israeli Humanitarian Aid to Syrians, American Thinker, February 11, 2014

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

To date, over 130,000 people have been killed and over 2,000,000 people have been displaced in the civil war in Syria. More people are being killed and more people are being displaced every day. The civil war has been bloody and cruel by any stretch of the imagination and has led to inordinate and incredible suffering. It shows no signs of abating and the bloodshed, cruelty, destruction, death and displacement can be expected to go on for some time.

The provision of human aid to the Syrian people by the international community has generally been tepid at best and has left a great deal to be desired. The suffering of the Syrian people has been exacerbated by the failure of the international community to provide the requisite amount of human aid and to insist and ensure that the Syrian people have access to it. Whatever the reasons…politics, corruption, lack of will, religion, history, the all consuming war, the magnitude of the need, whatever…the provision of human aid by the international community to the casualties of the civil war in Syria, to the Syrian people, has simply been inadequate.

One exception being Israel.

Among other things, Israel is providing medical treatment for Syrians within Israel itself. Israeli doctors, nurses and other medical personnel have been providing treatment in at least four civilian hospitals within Israel and in a military field hospital set up on the Israeli/Syrian border in the Golan Heights. The treatment includes complex, life-saving surgery and is provided to Syrian adults, children and fighters from both sides in the civil war absolutely free of charge with the costs being borne by the Israeli people.

For a small, besieged, isolated country like Israel which has suffered mightily at the hands of Syria over the years and is still very much imperilled by it this is a selfless, remarkable humanitarian gesture…a selfless, remarkable humanitarian effort. It is a very typical one too because over the years Israel has provided an enormous amount of aid, medical treatment included, to its neighbors, Palestinians and other antagonists and enemies alike, and continues to do so as we speak.

Those are the facts on the ground and have always been the facts on the ground.

Not that Israels antagonists and enemies would recognize or appreciate or give credit to its ongoing humanitarian efforts though. All things considered, that would be expecting too much of them because their bigotry and bias and ignorance knows no bounds.

Their delusions know no bounds.

Others talk while Israel acts.

So what else is new?

Keeping with that thought by the way, the same applies to Iran’s nuclear weapons development program. The United States and the rest of the West may talk a good game about keeping Iran from becoming a nuclear power but in the end the country that will prevent Iran from developing, possessing and using nuclear weapons is Israel.

Israel won’t receive appreciation or credit for that either.

Not publicly anyway.

Push, probe, prod, prep, pow…that’s the formula, that’s the process, Re: Iran Says Warships Headed Close To US Borders, Associated Press, February 9, 2014

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Warships from Iran are approaching United States maritime borders and can be expected to reach them soon, if they haven’t already. Upon arrival they will be in clear striking distance of much of the population of the U.S. On top of that, Iranian Rear Admiral Ali Fadawi, Commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, has just threatened to sink any American naval vessels that may respond. That sentiment and others like it has been echoed by various other Iranian Admirals, Commanders and leaders, including Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

The move by Iran’s navy is bellicose, provocative and confrontational and is the latest in a long line of Iranian moves designed to test and assess President Obama’s mettle. The Iranians learned long ago that Obama has no mettle at all when it comes to keeping nuclear weapons out of their hands and that he will do nothing to prevent them from becoming a nuclear power. They are trying to find out what else they can get away with, which is really what this naval exercise on their part is all about. They are pushing, probing and prodding Obama to see just how far they can go, to see just how much mettle he has, to confirm their suspicions that he has none. Once they find out for sure, once they find out that Obama will not respond even if they sail their warships into New York or some such thing and that they really have nothing to fear from him no matter what they do they will make the necessary preparations and then pow, they will use their military to attack America and Americans in some way, shape or form, perhaps even in the American homeland itself…probably even in the American homeland itself. Iran sees the United States as its mortal enemy and as the Great Satan and this provocation is nothing more than the precursor of much more to come because Iran also sees President Obama as weak and feckless.

Rightfully so, all things considered.

Push, probe, prod, then prep, then pow…that’s the formula, that’s the process.

Americans better push Obama out of office as soon as they can because Iranian provocations will get more and more serious as long as he is President and sooner or later Iranian shells, Iranian bombs, will start falling on their heads. Since Iran is this close to becoming a nuclear power, once Iran develops and possesses nuclear weapons some of those bombs may even be nuclear ones.

Why not?

No reason at all.

Not while Obama is President anyway.

A brief message to Westerners about Islam, Re: Hating All Infidels, Canada Free Press, February 6, 2014

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

Islam is not benign, peaceful, loving or accepting as its adherents, Islamists, would have you believe. It is anything but benign, peaceful, loving or accepting now, nor has it ever been benign, peaceful, loving or accepting in the 1,400 years that have gone by since it first came into being.

It is rather a completely proscribed way of life covering every aspect of a persons existence, including their thoughts. There is no room for anything but conformity in it and woe betide anyone who doesn’t conform to its dictates, whether they are an adherent or not. Deception, hatred, violence, cruelty, misogyny, submission, supremacism, expansionism and conquest are intrinsic to it and part of its nature and essence. That is the simple, unvarnished truth and all one has to do is look at Islam itself and how it manifests itself in the world and has always manifested itself in the world honestly, objectively and knowledgeably to see that this is so. The record is clear and undeniable if one cares to look at it with open eyes.

An excellent place to begin looking at Islam itself and how it manifests itself in the world and has always manifested itself in the world would be with the article entitled Hating All Infidels in the February 6, 2014 edition of Canada Free Press. It is both an excellent eye-opener and an excellent base to begin your examination. All over the world Islamists are trying to keep anyone from exposing Islam for what it really is, to suppress honest discussion or examination about it in any way, shape or form, to bully and intimidate critics into silence. Many of those who do speak out about it or who do attempt to present an honest picture of it suffer terrible consequences, up to and including getting themselves killed. Canada Free Press deserves congratulations for publishing the article and so does the person who wrote it. Both took a great deal of courage. We need more of the same in the media, especially the mainstream media. Since you’re already here, you may like to begin your examination by reading various posts on this site, perhaps beginning with the August 5, 2011 post entitled A primer on Islam on the eve of the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

In any case, start examining and then start acting, and insist that your politicians and officials start acting too…do everything legally within your means to beat back encroaching Islam and keep Islamists and Islam from entirely taking over your life, your children’s life, your communities life and your country’s life. Make no mistake and don’t harbor any illusions…Islamists and Islam will do exactly that unless they are stopped and the gains they have already made reversed.

Practice makes perfect, Re: Was attack on San Jose electric-power substation terrorism?, Washington Times, February 6, 2014

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

Yes, it was terrorism. What other word is there for it?

None.

Last April 16 at one o’clock in the morning someone sneaked into an underground vault near San Jose, California and cut telephone cables which were inside. Within half an hour, snipers, that’s snipers, as in more than one sniper, started shooting at a nearby electrical substation. They fired for 19 minutes and surgically knocked out 17 transformers which delivered power to the Silicon Valley. The snipers disappeared one minute, that’s one minute, before the police arrived. In the end, it took 27 days to fix the substation and restore it to the power grid. While that was being done officials compensated by rerouting power around the site and bringing on more power from other plants in the area. To date, no one has been arrested or charged for the attack and destruction. By any measure, it was a well-planned, well-conceived, well-carried out, successful operation.

So yes, it was a terrorist attack. In fact, the person who was Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission when it took place called it “the most significant incident of domestic terrorism involving the grid that has ever occurred” in the United States.

It was also something else as well.

It was practice.

It is no secret at all that the electrical grid in the U.S. is vulnerable and can be sabotaged. It is also no secret that taking down the grid would have extremely serious consequences for the safety and security of America and Americans and that it would cripple America’s ability to defend itself. It would be much more than an inconvenience, it would mean that America is wide open to attack and unable to respond. In fact, taking down the grid would almost certainly be a precursor to a much larger attack designed to sow chaos and confusion and destroy the country and its institutions. Taking down the grid would bring America to its knees and whoever attacked it in San Jose was practicing to do exactly that. It was a dry run, a very sophisticated, very skilled dry run.

So why is it only becoming public knowledge now, almost a year after the fact? Why was a major terrorist act on American soil kept out of public view? Why weren’t we told about it? There are many possible reasons but none of them are valid or defensible…whatever the reason or reasons are they are unconscionable and dead wrong and those responsible for keeping the incident quiet should be held fully accountable, even if that responsibility goes all the way to the White House, which was briefed about it. A major terrorist act, which was in effect an act of war, took place on American soil and was covered up and kept from the American people. Officials and quite possibly politicians decided that Americans didn’t need to know about the attack and wouldn’t be told about it. If that isn’t enough to cause heads to roll I don’t know what is.

Even if that head is President Obama’s.

So who committed the attack?

Who knows? It could have been Islamists, it could have been domestic terrorists, it could have been agents of a foreign country…whoever it was already had a great deal of knowledge about the electrical grid and now has a great deal more, the better to commit other attacks in the future. It was practice all right, pure and simple, which means other attacks will assuredly come.

Oh, to answer the earlier question about why this attack is coming to light now, almost a year after the fact. Its because a high level official with intimate knowledge of the whole affair from the beginning who has since stepped down made it public because he is concerned that much larger attacks could be in the offing, because he is concerned about the national security of the country and because he is concerned that the grid remains inadequately protected.

As all Americans should be.

Practice makes perfect after all.