Friday, November 13, 2009
Political Correctness Puts U.S. in Danger
|Washington Times Editorial -- November 14
Running away from terrorism
The White House can't handle the truth
The Fort Hood, Texas, massacre was the worst domestic terrorist incident since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, but the government refuses to admit it. The latest act of denial is procedural. The accused shooter, Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, reportedly has been charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder under Article 118 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, which does not provide for a charge related to terrorism. Officially, this was not a terror attack, but nonpolitical murder.
The primary distinguishing characteristic between murder and terrorism is motive. The Code of Federal Regulations defines terrorism as "the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives." We know enough about Maj. Hasan's background, worldview and political orientation to make an informed judgment about his motives. He was a jihadist seeking martyrdom who was trying to take down as many "infidels" as he could in the process. [...]
The Fort Hood massacre was a domestic terrorist attack by a jihadist radical. Fleeing from that fact places the country in greater danger and inspires other domestic terrorists to try to make the point more definitively.
Watch O'Reilly Expose Media Bias: Goldberg / Time Mag. / Graham
|National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers sc
Latest NAFBPO update from south of the border
A week ago, in Mexicali, Baja Calif., two federal police officials were murdered and a third one was wounded. Three armed men who carried out the attack have now been detained. All three turned out to be officers of the 'Ministerial Federal Police' of Mexico....
|Patrick J. Buchanan -- VDare.com
James K. Polk and our just war against Mexico
As America debates whether to send tens of thousands more troops to Afghanistan, in the ninth year of a war for ends we cannot discern, a riveting new history recalls times when Americans fought for vital national interests...
|Center for Immigration Studies
Daily news from CIS
Members of the Grassroots Rally Team of Ohio will gather in Painesville Saturday to bring attention to what they feel will be the next big national issue, immigration reform. -- Arzella Melnyk, a spokeswoman for the group, said the team will join with Tea Party Patriots of Cleveland and Geauga County to hold a Tea Party Against Amnesty for Illegal Immigration on the Painesville City Square...
|Investor's Business Daily
Ongoing Obama Disaster: Clueless Summit
Next month's "Jobs Summit" at the White House promises to feature a lot of posing and preening by Washington politicians. Unfortunately, despite lots of photo ops, it's not likely to result in many jobs. -- Something's wrong when the government of the most prolific job-creating economy in history has to schedule a "summit" to decide how to create jobs... [See Obama Watch]
|Frank Salvato -- Family Security Matters sc
Confronting the spin on the Fort Hood massacre
It is sad and disturbing commentary on the state of American culture when the facts surrounding an event, such as the slaughter that took place at Fort Hood, can not only be manipulated to facilitate a political ideology but blatantly ignored in the pursuit of a political agenda...
|Westworld -- Denver
Dick Wadhams on Tom Tancredo's impending run for governor
Yesterday, Tom Tancredo confirmed his plans to run for governor now that state senator Josh Penry has dropped out of the race. That throws a kink into frontrunner Scott McInnis' dream of a united party -- united behind him, anyhow. -- Dick Wadhams, chairman of the Colorado Republican Party, claims to be uninterested in throwing himself on the tracks...
|Michael Cutler -- Family Security Matters
Americans WILL do the jobs that illegal aliens do
This article about 1,200 illegal aliens being fired in Minnesota is important to consider for a number of reasons. -- First of all, it is clear that illegal aliens are, indeed, doing the work Americans and lawful immigrants very much want to do. When these 1,200 illegal aliens were fired as a result of a field investigation...
Tom Tancredo's comeback
Lou Dobbs may be out of a job at CNN, but the anti-illegal immigration banner looks like it will continue to be carried in politics by former Colorado congressman Tom Tancredo, who is preparing to run for governor of his home state...
|Las Vegas Review-Journal
ACLU urges UNR to let controversial illegal immigration opponent appear
The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada sent a letter today to the president of the University of Nevada, Reno and the director of a student organization urging them to let a controversial opponent of illegal immigration appear at a forum being held next week on the campus...
First Rubashkin trial ends with 86 guilty verdicts
A jury in Sioux Falls, S.D., returned to the courtroom late Thursday afternoon and delivered judgment on former Agriprocessors manager Sholom M. Rubashkin: Guilty on 86 of 91 possible counts. -- Rubashkin, who is the 50-year-old son of Agriprocessors founder and president A. Aaron Rubashkin, was convicted...
|Contra Costa Times -- Walnut Creek, Calif.
Marin effort gearing up to assure that 2010 census counts everyone
..."I think they should be asking if they're American citizens, just so they can get a handle on the real number of illegal aliens in the country," said Rick Oltman of Novato, national media director for Californians for Population Stabilization and a member of the Novato-based Citizens for Legal Employment and Contracting...
|KGO-TV -- San Francisco
US attorney issues warning over sanctuary law
San Francisco's newest effort to protect illegal [aliens] from deportation could land some city officials in jail. That is the warning from the U.S. attorney about the city's new sanctuary law for minors arrested for a felony. -- The city's controversial sanctuary law amendment takes effect four weeks from now. On Thursday, ABC7 spoke with the U.S. attorney...
|Joseph Farah -- WorldNetDaily.com
Lou Dobbs, real newsman
The departure of Lou Dobbs from CNN after 30 years leaves the network in a state of programming irrelevancy. -- For years there has been just one reason to tune in to CNN. His name was Lou Dobbs. -- What makes Lou Dobbs so special is his independence and fearlessness. Dobbs clearly set his own agenda...
|WFAA-TV -- Dallas
Feds move to seize 4 mosques, skyscraper
Federal prosecutors are taking steps to seize four U.S. mosques and a New York City skyscraper owned by a nonprofit Muslim organization. -- The organization -- called the Alavi Foundation -- has long been suspected of being under Iranian government control...
|Department of Homeland Security
Napolitano's pro-amnesty speech at radical Left-wing 'think tank'
Thank you to John Podesta for that warm introduction. John is a good friend of mine, and I admire the work he's done here at the Center for American Progress to advance the national debate on a range of important issues. John and I have worked together extensively, and I look forward to his continued partnership...
DC police to join federal immigration program
District of Columbia police will be the next department to join a federal program whose ultimate aim is to check the immigration status of every person booked into a local jail, Homeland Security officials announced Thursday...
|Roger Hedgecock -- Human Events
None dare call it jihad
peaking at the memorial service for the victims, President Obama said the motivation of the Ft. Hood killer is "incomprehensible." In a speech in the Middle East, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano reacts to the massacre by warning against an "anti-Muslim" backlash. General Casey echoes this concern, worrying that the massacre might harm "diversity" in the Army...
|Michelle Malkin -- VDare.com
Another bogus ACORN lawsuit
ACORN is doing what it does best: playing the victim, blaming everyone else for its self-inflicted wounds, perpetuating false narratives and defending the entitlement industry to the death. -- On Thursday, the disgraced welfare rights organization filed suit over a congressional funding ban passed in September...
Initially waved off, ethnic hustlers jump into health debate
After trying to carefully balance their interests in health-care reform and immigration, the nation's Hispanic lawmakers and largest advocacy groups are scrambling to develop a strategy to counter what they see as efforts to shortchange immigrants in health bills on Capitol Hill...
|Frederick (Md.) News-Post
Sheriff to respond to ethnic-hustlers' lawsuit
Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins will hold a press conference today to address questions about a lawsuit filed by a woman who alleges her civil rights were violated when deputies arrested her on suspicion of an immigration violation... [See CASA Watch]
|Center for Immigration Studies
New studies examine crime among immigrants, local enforcement efforts
The Center for Immigration Studies will hold a panel discussion to explore the issue of immigration and crime. The Center will be releasing an extensive new report examining immigrant criminality overall. The findings of the report, "Immigration and Crime: Assessing a Conflicted Issue," show that recent government data...