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Myth Fact
Islam: Religion of peace. 3:154 Then after the distress, He sent down security for you. Slumber overtook a party of you, while another party was thinking about themselves (as how to save their ownselves, ignoring the others and the Prophet) and thought wrongly of Allâh – the thought of ignorance. They said, “Have we any part in the affair?” Say you (O Muhammad): “Indeed the affair belongs wholly to Allâh.” They hide within themselves what they dare not reveal to you, saying: “If we had anything to do with the affair, none of us would have been killed here.” Say: “Even if you had remained in your homes, those for whom death was decreed would certainly have gone forth to the place of their death,” but that Allâh might test what is in your breasts; and to Mahis that which was in your hearts (sins), and Allâh is All­Knower of what is in (your) breasts.
Tafsir:  1 2 3

July 3, 2007 Posted by | Islam | Leave a comment

Message From Michael Yon!


Please click to read an important “Update on Bless the Beasts and Children.”

“Bless the Beasts and Children” is one of the most frequently downloaded–and commented on–dispatches for any 24-hour period since “Gates of Fire.” Growing numbers of readers are becoming furious that mainstream media continues to mostly ignore a well-documented mass-murder, while some outlets persist in widely publishing stories known to have been fabricated. The update considers this controversy as it provides new and emerging details about the incident.

New readers have been trying to dive into the difficult-to-navigate archives for some of the more popular previous dispatches. Over the coming months as the site is reworked this will improve. Meanwhile, a few links to vintage dispatches:

The Kids!

Hello, Ameriki

Little Girl
Killing for God

Lost in Translation

Whipping Boy

Camp Bastion

The Floating Village

The Hands of God

Respectfully,

Michael

 

Baqubah, Iraq

 

Since the publication of “Bless the Beasts and Children” many questions have arisen: some of which I can and will answer here, and some whose answers lie elsewhere.

 

Today, late afternoon on 3 July in Baqubah, Colonel Hiduit from 2nd Brigade 5th Iraqi Army was able to provide some additional details about the murders, as the ongoing investigation begins to yield more facts. The name of the village was not on any maps I examined while preparing the dispatch, but Colonel Hiduit said the name is al Hamira. Coordinates to the area of the gravesites are MC 679 381.

 

In my dispatch, I reported that six people were killed, but mentioned that Iraqi soldiers were still digging out bodies when I left. A few hours ago, Colonel Hiduit put the number at 10-14, and said the search for bodies had ended. I made video of the graves, bodies and of interviews with Iraqi and American soldiers while we still were at the scene and have been working to make material from this available on this website.

 

As the investigation unfolds more pertinent details, I’ll continue to update the story. But the biggest question rippling across the internet–“Why hasn’t the mainstream media picked this up?” –is something only representatives of mainstream media can answer.

 

In fairness, several large outlets did publish it online:  National Review Online and Fox News were both quick to place the story prominently on their websites. A few others also published excerpts. It was even briefly up on the Drudge Report. On the blog front, Instapundit, Hugh Hewitt, Blackfive, Andrew Sullivan, Captain’s Quarters and many others picked it up.

 

But for those publications who actually had people embedded in Baqubah when the story first broke and still failed to cover it, their malaise is inexplicable. I do not know why all failed to report the murders and booby-trapped village: apparently no reporters bothered to go out there, even though it’s only about 3.5 miles from this base. Any one of the reporters currently in Baqubah could still go to these coordinates and follow his or her nose and find the gravesites.

 

On this question of media selectivity, the blogosphere has become incensed that big media mostly ignored the murders, especially given that there are reporters currently in Baqubah. Newsbusters and countless others are on it. More disturbing to many bloggers is that major mainstream players were busted (again) by Pajamas Media just days ago for reporting outright fabrications of a “massacre” that never occurred.

 

Although I can’t answer to the cause of the problem, I humbly offer permission to media outlets to republish excerpts of the dispatch or the dispatch in its entirety, including my photographs from the story (if used as they are in the dispatch) at no cost during the month of July 2007.  I only ask that the site receive proper attribution and that any publication taking me up on the offer email the website with the details.

 

If much of mainstream media does not recognize barbarity, clearly their readers can and do. Readers throughout the world might consider contacting their local papers and favorite websites with the link to this update. The story is very important in that it is well-documented with photos and video, and the Iraqi and American soldiers who were present are named and easily reachable. Those mainstream reporters currently in Baqubah could readily take up the baton.

Michael Yon does not receive funding or financial support from Fox News, movie, book or television deals at this time. He is entirely reader supported. He relies on his readers to help him replace his equipment and cover his expenses so that he may remain in Iraq and bring you the stories of our soldiers. If you value his work, please consider supporting his mission.

July 3, 2007 Posted by | GWOT, Lame Stream Media, Yon | Leave a comment

On Hillary and Scooter Libby


By now, even the jerks on the left know that the “issue” with Scooter Libby was a manufactured BDS driven witch hunt. Fitzgerald KNEW from the beginning that Armitage was the leaker of the non-covert bitch Valerie Plame and her retarded and wussified dweeb of a coward husband knew as well.

Is my angst showing?

This is what makes Czarina’s statement about the commutation of Libby’s sentence the real joke of the day. This woman, and I use that term loosely, is no better than Fitzgerald and Armitage. Knowing the truth and doing nothing of it equates to needing to be euthanized. They should all check in immediately to wherever Kavorkian is hanging out so he can assist them with the relieving themselves of all this BDS hatred. It would the best they could do for this country. They just plain suck.

Here is what the idiot that would be King (she has to have a bigger unit than Bill does):

Liberals Cry about Bush commuting the sentence of Scooter Libby

 

Liberals are all upset about President Bush pardoning Scooter Libby.

 

Senator Clinton issued the following statement on President Bush’s decision to commute the sentence of Scooter Libby:

“Today’s decision is yet another example that this Administration simply considers itself above the law. This case arose from the Administration’s politicization of national security intelligence and its efforts to punish those who spoke out against its policies. Four years into the Iraq war, Americans are still living with the consequences of this White House’s efforts to quell dissent. This commutation sends the clear signal that in this Administration, cronyism and ideology trump competence and justice.”

That criminal Hillary DARES claim someone is above the law? PLEASE! Spare us the bullshit! Hillary is a QUACK!

Please visit the site above to see the list of PARDONS Bill The Cigar Boy Sex Fiend and Addict issued. WHERE WAS HILLARY’S ANGST THEN? Oh. Wait. Her brother-in-law was pardoned by Billy Bob Can’t Keep His Pants Zipped Moron. I see. And Scooter Libby was the attorney! GO FIGURE!

What a schmuck this Hillary creep is. DAMN!

July 3, 2007 Posted by | Clintons, Democrats, Elections 2008, Ethics, Hillary, History, Injustice, Jerks, Leftinistra, Liars, Libby, Morons, Socialists, Trolls | 3 Comments

War News


US CENTCOM Latest News Feed

 

National Guard Soldiers Patrol Qarabagh.aspx

Posted: 03 Jul 2007 05:01 AM CDT

QARABAGH, Afghanistan – “Get down! Get down! Get down!,” yelled Air Force Master Sgt. Jason Davis, an explosive ordnance disposal technician, seconds before shrapnel started raining down on the Soldiers and bouncing off their Humvee.

Servicemembers supply aid to orphanage.aspx

Posted: 03 Jul 2007 04:45 AM CDT

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan— Backpacks jammed full with school supplies, soccer balls, teddy bears, toys, hygiene kits, sandals and shoes were delivered to an Afghan orphanage in Mahmud Raqi district by members of the Bagram Provincial Reconstruction Team June 27.

Civil Affairs in Uganda prepares for two major road projects.aspx

Posted: 03 Jul 2007 04:35 AM CDT

LIRA, Uganda – The Soldiers and Sailors of Bravo Company 489th Civil Affairs Battalion Team A16 travel the roads of northern Uganda constantly in search of projects that can make a huge difference in the lives of those who live there.

APACHE PILOTS EVACUATE CRITICALLY-WOUNDED SOLDIER, KILL SEVERAL EXTREMISTS IN RAMADI FIREFIGHT

Posted: 03 Jul 2007 06:29 AM CDT

APACHE PILOTS EVACUATE CRITICALLY-WOUNDED SOLDIER, KILL SEVERAL EXTREMISTS IN RAMADI FIREFIGHT

ISF. CF ENSURE BAQOUBA SAFE FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS

Posted: 02 Jul 2007 01:04 PM CDT

ISF. CF ENSURE BAQOUBA SAFE FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS

MND-B AIRCREWS RESPOND TO TROOPS IN CONTACT

Posted: 02 Jul 2007 01:02 PM CDT

MND-B AIRCREWS RESPOND TO TROOPS IN CONTACT

JOINT RAID CAPTURES INSURGENTS

Posted: 02 Jul 2007 12:53 PM CDT

JOINT RAID CAPTURES INSURGENTS

IRAQI SECURITY FORCES DETAIN SUSPECTED TERRORIST RESPONSIBLE FOR SNIPER ATTACKS

Posted: 02 Jul 2007 12:52 PM CDT

IRAQI SECURITY FORCES DETAIN SUSPECTED TERRORIST RESPONSIBLE FOR SNIPER ATTACKS

COMMANDOS KILL, CAPTURE HIGH VALUE TARGETS

Posted: 02 Jul 2007 12:42 PM CDT

COMMANDOS KILL, CAPTURE HIGH VALUE TARGETS

THREE INSURGENTS KILLED AFTER IED ATTACK

Posted: 02 Jul 2007 12:35 PM CDT

THREE INSURGENTS KILLED AFTER IED ATTACK

TERRORIST MEDIATOR IN MOSUL, NINE OTHER SUSPECTS DETAINED

Posted: 02 Jul 2007 12:27 PM CDT

TERRORIST MEDIATOR IN MOSUL, NINE OTHER SUSPECTS DETAINED

IA, IPS, ALLONS BATTALION PROVIDE MEDICAL AID TO IRAQIS

Posted: 02 Jul 2007 09:44 AM CDT

IA, IPS, ALLONS BATTALION PROVIDE MEDICAL AID TO IRAQIS

AIRPOWER SUMMARY FOR JUNE 30

Posted: 02 Jul 2007 09:14 AM CDT

AIRPOWER SUMMARY FOR JUNE 30

July 3, 2007 Posted by | CENTCOM | Leave a comment

   

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