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Thursday, September 30, 2010

US Hostages in Iran to Go Before 'Hanging Judge'

Phony Trial of Two Americans Fixed for November

Where's the outrage?

Internal Disputes in North Korea

Succession Hits Snags

China Issues Japan Travel Warning

Chinese Tourists Allegedly Assaulted by Japanese 'Right-Wingers'

Recalling the Shah and Sadat: Egypt's President Stood by US Ally Abandoned by Craven Carter

This Was Beirut

Why Many Americans Believe Obama is a Muslim


Reasons why so many Americans believe Barack Obama is a Muslim--a baker's dozen.

1. Obama has an Arabic name and a Muslim middle name, Hussein (the mere mention of which is ironically condemned as "racist" by an Obama-adoring liberal media). Most Arabs are Muslims; it is extremely rare for a non-Muslim to be named Hussein.

2. Obama's Kenyan father was a Muslim; and Islamic law traces religion through the father.

3. Obama was brought up and educated as a Muslim. His Indonesian stepfather was a Muslim. When Obama attended a Catholic school in Indonesia, the world's most populous (and increasingly intolerant) Muslim nation, he was registered as an Indonesian citizen (under the name "Barry Soetoro") and a "Muslim." In public school, he practiced and studied Islam; former classmates and teachers remember him as "quite religious." In an interview with the New York Times, he described the Muslim call to prayer as "one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset." The Times reporter noted that Obama recited," with a first-class [Arabic] accent," the opening lines of the Muslim call to prayer.

4. Although Obama claims to have converted to Christianity (there is no record of a formal conversion), his former pastor and "spiritual mentor" is a proponent of Black Liberation Theology, which identifies with the Third World in general and Islam in particular (and philosophically divides humanity between victims and oppressors). The pastor's Chicago church, which Obama attended for 20 years, is known for its Islamist sympathies. It has, for example, republished and disseminated Hamas propaganda.

5. He was for many years a friend and admirer of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.

6. He has made outreach to "the Muslim world"--and "engaging" (code for appeasing and attempting to actually align with) Islamist Iran the foundation of his (utterly failed) foreign policy. In this regard, he has endorsed and given currency to a whole host of Islamist lies, half-truths, and exaggerations--wildly inflating the size of the U.S. Muslim population, for example, and fabricating its historic importance and contributions--and has often quoted from "the Holy Koran," as opposed to, simply (and more appropriately for a U.S. President), the Koran. He has also opposed the French burqa ban and backed Islamizing Turkey's bid to join the European Union, even though the U.S. is not an EU member.

7. He seems practically obsessed with forcing Israel to withdraw to indefensible borders in order to make possible the creation of a so-called Palestinian state in Hamas-ruled Gaza and the disputed territories west of the Jordan river.

8. His administration has banned the use of such terms as Islamism, Islamist, and radical Islam in connection with the war against Islamist terrorism, and has promoted the myth that poverty and injustice are "root causes" of Islamist terrorism (which inevitably leads to the notion that people who behead and blow up other people and fly airplanes into skyscrapers in the name of Islam have "legitimate grievances").

9. He has spoken out in support of the Ground Zero mosque, which most Americans oppose.

10. He physically bowed to the Saudi King--from the waist, deeply and submissively--a precedent-shattering act for a U.S. President that is offensive to most Americans (and to many foreign friends of America) and conjures up the image of a Muslim servant.

11. Obama's academic records, from kindergarten through college and law school, are mysteriously, inexplicably sealed, giving rise to speculation that as a young man he exploited an identification with Islam and possibly also with Indonesia (as a dual national) in order to qualify for and obtain financial assistance and other benefits.

12. Muslims all over the world--especially in the Middle East--consider him a Muslim.

13. He has a cousin in Kenya--the present prime minister, for whom Obama once campaigned--who is politically aligned with Islamists seeking to impose Islamic law (sharia) on the African country.


DUTCH TO BAN BURQA










COMMENT: Burqa bans in France and the Netherlands would appear to put the United States squarely on the Islamist side. U.S. President Barack Obama backed burqa-wearing when he visited Europe. Obama (who supports the Ground Zero mosque project) has also backed the crypto-Islamist Turkish government's bid to join the EU, even though the U.S. is not an EU member and has no standing in the organization.


What the U.S. under Obama has banned are words--Islamism and radical Islam, for example--in the context of the administration's (a) deliberate downgrading of the (misnamed) War on Terror to the level of an international law enforcement problem, (b) perfidious policy of appeasing and actually attempting to align with Islamist Iran and supposed "moderate" Islamists (meaning, oxymoronically, moderate clerical fascists) in Afghanistan and other countries, and (c) odious outreach to "the Muslim world"--a program that is by definition a concession to Islamist ideology. Islamists assert that the world's Muslims constitute a nation, united by the Koran (its constitution) to a degree that transcends all national differences and boundaries.

Possible Biblical Clue Implicates Israel in Stuxnet

Code Reference Points to Israel but It Denies Involvement in Worm Attack

Shell Ending Investments in Iran Energy Sector

Shell and Other Oil Giants Pulling Out of Iran

Fraud Alert: Boom in Historical Mexican Bonds


White doves, blue doves, red doves, you name the doves ... vintage gold-backed bearer bonds issued by the Mexican government ... a booming trade in historical debt instruments seemingly fueled by rumors and representations that the (allegedly authentic) certificates are more than mere collectibles because they supposedly can somehow still be used as securities in sophisticated "trading programs" ... a global network of buyers and sellers, brokers and scammers ... legitimate collectors and investors ... and convicted fraudsters (the usual suspects) selling hope ... and so on and so forth.

Remember: If it's too good to be true....

Click here to learn more about historical bond fraud and related scams.

Business Alert: In Europe, Documents Prepared by In-House Lawyers Can Be Seized in Dawn Raids




MORE SALT ON THE WOUND: NEW GROUND ZERO MOSQUE RENDERINGS APPEAR TO MOCK 9/11

CRASHING STARS OF DAVID WITH 'LOTS OF LIGHT'

Stuxnet Strikes China

OFFICIAL PHOTOS, VIDEO OF KIM JONG UN


Photo: Korean Central TV, Pyongyang
A screenshot of Kim Jong Un, the youngest son of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, and his heir apparent. This week, Kim Jong Un, shown seated between two generals, was elevated to top political and military positions during a rare conference of North Korea's Worker's Party (KCTV, Pyongyang)

CLICK HERE OR BELOW FOR THE VIDEO


CHINA STRENGTHENING RELATIONS WITH IRAN

Undercutting Sanctions, Senior Official Calls for Stronger Diplomatic, Trade Ties

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Left-Wingers Must be Livid: Report Says Some Americans Gaining from Iran Trade Sanctions

Iran Pistachio Ban Boosts California Farmers

Clinton Promotes Terror 'Root Causes' Myth




COMMENT: Clinton and other liberals effectively excuse terrorist acts by implying that they arise out of intolerable social conditions or intolerable oppression. This is known as the Theory of Legitimate Grievances. Never mind that the resistance movements in Nazi occupied Europe never deliberately attacked civilians, or that terrorists disproportionately come from the middle classes and not the poor. Today's terrorists, who present themselves as rebels and resistance movements, have been licensed by liberal politicians and media outlets to murder, maim, and menace innocents.

Understand, as President Obama likes to say, that behind the Theory of Legitimate Grievances is a hidden moral agenda. It is to persuade people that terrorism is really a social disease--a manmade disaster in the jargon of the Obama administration. Acceptance of this idea frees a society that is confronted with terrorism from having to assume the burden of moral, political, and military action.

Pentagon Losing Control of Smart Bomb Metals

China's Neodymium Monopoly Threatens US National Security

Indonesian Muslims Attack Gay Film Festival


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Rising Intolerance Among Indonesian Muslims

N. Korea Vows to Strengthen Nuke Arsenal




Stalinist/Kimist North Korea--Iran's partner in proliferation--has vowed to add to its stockpile of nuclear weapons. Pyongyang claims nukes are needed to deter the United States.

Click here for the story.

The report confirms what China Confidential has been saying for about five years--namely, that North Korea, barring regime change, will never abandon atomic arms.

Obama Blames China for US Trade Imbalance

Gold Rallies to Record High

Gold Tops $1,310 an Ounce; Silver Surges to 30-year Peak

Iran Announces Nuclear Power Plant Delays

News Fuels Stuxnet Speculation

EARLY WARNING: Wounding a deadly snake is a dangerous thing. China Confidential believes Iran could strike back asymmetrically at the United States and/or Israel. The combination of sanctions and Stuxnet could be used as a pretext for trigger-happy elements in the Iranian regime to launch terrorist attacks, directly or by proxy, on hard and soft targets.

Iran's New Flying Boats Are No Joke, Could Be Used for Mass Suicide Attacks Against US Navy Warships

Kamikaze Flying Boats Could Terrorize Persian Gulf

PARIS ON HIGH ALERT

Authorities Fear Islamist, Mumbai-Style Swarming Assault

China Confidential has learned French anti-terror units are also preparing for possible riots and rampages by Islamist-indoctrinated Muslim youth gangs. Thousands of violent fanatics could descend on the capital.

Power Struggle in North Korea?

Israel Developing Deniable Cyberwar Weapons





Tuesday, September 28, 2010

EARLY WARNING: 'CREDIBLE' TERROR THREAT


OBAMA BLAMES FOX NEWS FOR FAILURES

Israel's Maverick Foreign Minister Gets it Right: Road to Mideast Peace Runs Through Iran, Not West Bank

"Sharp differences within the Israeli government over peace negotiations played out in ... the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, with Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman using the podium to say that peace with the Palestinians required an intermediate agreement lasting 'decades' and that the issue of Iranian belligerence should be addressed first."

Iran's IRGC Says it Has 'Flying Boat' Squadrons


Defending Democracy Against Radical Islam: An Urgent Appeal by Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Daniel Huff

"A (U.S.) Federal law is needed to cover threats against free-speech rights. Across media and geographies, Islamic extremists are increasingly using intimidation ... "

N. Korean Ship Searched for Syria-Bound Arms


Authorities in Greece searched a cargo ship Tuesday that is suspected of carrying weapons from North Korea to Syria.

The ship is a French-owned, German-flagged cargo carrier. The inspection is taking place in the port of Piraeus (Europe's largest passenger port).

Syria appears to be the ship's destination, according to the vessel's bill of laden documents.

Following a tip from a third-party country, Greek Defense Ministry officials opened containers on the ship to search for missiles and materials that could have “dual use" or violate the UN arms embargo on North Korea. As of this writing, the inspection had turned up no weapons but dual-use materials were found in four containers, and the search was continuing.

The UN last June banned the export of all arms by North Korea, Iran's partner in nuclear and missile proliferation.

On Obama Appeasement and Sudan Genocide

"His efforts to appease President Omar Hassan al-Bashir's government in Khartoum have increased Mr. Bashir's perception of U.S. weakness and reinforced his inclination and willingness to use military force to suppress Sudanese opposition in the South, Darfur and elsewhere."

Click here or scroll down to read John Bolton's must-read opinion piece on the link between the Obama administration's appeasement of radical Islam and the genocidal war against non-Muslim Sudanese.

Gold Hits New Record High


"Investor demand for gold as an alternative to currencies, stocks and bonds, where volatility has increased dramatically since the unfolding of the credit crisis three years ago, has been a driving force in gold's rise to record highs."



Gold surges to yet another record high, as reported here.

China Confidential continues to predict the price of gold will hit $1,400 an ounce before the end of this year, with the precious metal rising to $2,000 an ounce or higher before the end of 2011.

Shame on Shell: Oil Giant Increases Iran Trade

Crude Sanctions Busting Recalls Company's Pro-Nazi Past



Shame on Shell.

As reported here, the Anglo-Dutch oil giant increased orders from Iran while others halted trade in line with UN, US, and EU sanctions.

The dealings with nuclear-arming, Holocaust-denying, Islamist Iran recall Royal Dutch Shell's collaboration with Nazi Germany. Josh Marks on the "dirty truth" about Shell and the Third Reich:

The Anglo-Dutch petroleum company was created in 1907 from a merger between Royal Dutch Petroleum Company and the Shell Transport and Trading Company. The alliance would help compete with John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil.

The Nazi connection stems from Royal Dutch co-founder/chairman and later Royal Dutch/Shell chairman Sir Henri Deterding. Called the "Napoleon of Oil," Deterding admired Hitler and was a fervent supporter of the Nazi party. Here is an excerpt from the 1975 book "The Seven Sisters" by Anthony Sampson courtesy of the website Royal Dutch Shell PLC:

"His influence on the company was erratic and as one Shell veteran recalls: ‘Deterding’s interventions were like thunderstorms; suddenly flattening a field of wheat, while leaving other fields un-scathed.’ The stately managers of Shell began to have the worrying impression that their Director-General was going mad, and still worse, going pro-Nazi. His anti-Communism, spurred on by his Russian second wife, had already made him sympathetic to the Nazis. But in 1936, just after he had celebrated his seventieth birthday and his fortieth year with Shell, he married a third time, to a German girl, Charlotte Knaack, who had been his secretary. He was now convinced that the Nazis were the only solution to the Communist menace.

He died six months before the outbreak of war: memorial services were held in all Shell offices in Germany and Hitler and Goering both sent wreaths to the funeral on his estate."

And here is an excerpt from the website Shell News about the petro company's Nazi ties:

"Approximately 1,385 forced laborers worked at oil refineries and petrochemical plants owned and operated by the Royal/Dutch Shell Group during the Second World War. These workers, largely civilians from Eastern Europe and the Low Countries of Western Europe, were compelled to work on the grounds of Shell's German and Austrian subsidiaries, Rhenania GmbH and Shell Austria AG, respectively. At these locations, the forced laborers toiled long hours under the watchful (and often brutal) guard of Hitler's S.S. men. Deported from their home countries by force, these workers were housed in filthy barracks, and were denied freedom of movement and proper nutrition. For their work, which was contracted from the S.S., the laborers received no pay from Shell or the German Government.

Shell's ties with the Third Reich, however, were not limited to the use of forced labor. It was also a founding partner in Deutsche Gasoline (25%), the national German petroleum company explicitly crafted to give the Reich greater control over domestic gasoline production - for both military and civilian purposes. Shell additionally held the dubious distinction not only of having collaborated with the Nazi Regime to bring Deutsche Gasoline into fruition, but also of sharing control over the company with I.G. Farben Industrie - the infamous producer of Zyklon B poison gas."

Monday, September 27, 2010

Shame on Yale: Seminar Students Met With Iran's President After He Accused US of Orchestrating 9/11


Shame on Yale.

Seemingly trying to outdo Columbia University in idiotic Iran engagement stunts, and effectively acting as if she was an Iranian agent of influence, a leading Iran apologist and 13 of her Yale graduate seminar students met privately with Iran's Holocaust-denying president following his anti-American, anti-Semitic speech at the UN General Assembly.

Click here for a propagandistic report on the disgraceful encounter, which recalls the ways in which America's Ivy League universities embraced and collaborated with Nazi officials before World War II. The picture is particularly nauseating.

Ironically, Iran's Ministry of Intelligence regards Yale as a "subversive" organization. Even so, traitors and defectors are apparently always welcome to pose with Iran's maniac-in-chief.

China and N. Korea Hunting for N. Koreans in China

China and North Korea are hunting for North Koreans who have fled to China, as reported here.

The defectors are deported back to North Korea, where they are tortured and killed.

China Slows Cargo to and From Japan

Another Chinese escalation.

Goods going to or coming from Japan are allegedly being targeted for inspections in order to slow down the trade. Click here for the story.

Surprise: Environmentalists Like LBJ and Nixon

U.S. Presidents With the Best and Worst Environmental Records.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

60 Minutes Surrenders to Radical Islam

Perfidy.

America's acclaimed 60 Minutes news magazine-style TV program (the show that started the genre) has surrendered to radical Islam. Sunday night's edition of the CBS program featured two subversive segments that bordered on treason for those who believe that the United States and the civilized world are engaged in a global conflict with the clerical fascist creed that attacked the U.S. on 9/11--the worst-ever attacks on U.S. soil.

A disturbing segment on Afghanistan, objectively aimed at undermining morale among civilians and troops alike, was followed by what was essentially a long-form video news release for the promoters of the Ground Zero mosque. In the latter piece (of propaganda), a leading but by no means the only critic of the odious project, Pamela Geller, was presented as a "far-right" crank and singled out for on-camera abuse. Among the Ground Zero mosque opponents conveniently ignored by 60 Minutes: America's former UN envoy, John Bolton; Iranian-American journalist Amir Taheri (click here for his analysis); political science professor, author, and CBS News consultant Fouad Ajami; and a majority of the Arab world, who view the project, as Ajami recently noted in this article in the Wall Street Journal, as a "folly."

Kimist Succession Seems Set for Tuesday




The criminally insane, nuclear-armed North Korean regime is reportedly ready to announce that Kim Jong Un will succeed his father, Kim Jong Il as dictator of the secretive, Stalinist state--a Chinese vassal so sealed off from the rest of the world that the CIA and other Western intelligence agencies admit that they still see the place as a "black box."

Click here to read all about the bizarre developments, bearing in mind that South Korea is a democracy and that the approximately 28,000 U.S. troops stationed there are well within range of North Korean weaponry.

AJC Applauds ThyssenKrupp Iran Pullout

Jewish Group Says German Steel Giant Did the Right Thing, Urges Government to Close European-Iranian Trade Bank


The American Jewish Committee (AJC) praised the German steel conglomerate ThyssenKrupp for announcing that it will prohibit all new business with Iran. A company spokesman said it is acting in support of German, EU and U.S. trade sanctions against Tehran, which has defied four UN Security Council resolutions demanding transparency over its nuclear program.

"ThyssenKrupp's decision to withdraw from Iran is commendable," said Deidre Berger, Director of AJC's Berlin Office. "It demonstrates growing corporate awareness that it does not pay to do business with Iran as long as it continues to pursue nuclear weapons and promote terrorism."

ThyssenKrupp is the sixth German corporation this year to announce an end to business with Iran. The other five were Siemens, Daimler, Muenchener Rueck, Allianz, and Linde.


Overall Trade Continues To Rise

But the trend by major German corporations to stop new business with Iran has not yet affected overall trade. New German government statistics reveal that Germany exported 14 percent more goods to Iran in the first half of 2010 compared to the previous year, with July figures at a similarly high level.

"Bureaucratic delays cannot be allowed to block the urgent implementation of sanctions," Berger said. "We also urge the German government to respond favorably to the American request to shut down the Hamburg headquarters of the European-Iranian trade bank (EIH), which has played a major role in assisting Iran's nuclear ambitions."

Earlier this month, Stuart Levey, U.S. Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, said: "As one of Iran's few remaining access points to the European financial system, EIH has facilitated a tremendous volume of transactions for Iranian banks previously blacklisted for proliferation."


Defending Jewish Communities Since 1906

Established in 1906 by a small group of American Jews who were deeply concerned about pogroms aimed at Russian Jews, AJC has grown into a New York-based global advocacy group with regional offices and affiliates across the U.S. and overseas.

AJC's mission is to enhance the well being of Israel and the Jewish people worldwide, and to advance human rights and democratic values in the United States and around the world.

How Come Rising China Still Gets Foreign Aid?

Struggling donor nations want to know. Click here.

Japan Rejects China's Demand for Apology

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Calling for calm, Japan's prime minister has rejected China's demand for an apology over the detention of a Chinese fishing boat captain. Click here for the story.

Iran: Nuclear PCs Struck by Stuxnet

Iran says Stuxnet struck the personal computers of Iranian nuclear scientists. Click here for the story.

Iran claims it has been hit by "electronic war," as reported here.

EARLY WARNING: Merely wounding a deadly snake can be terribly dangerous. Iran is capable of using the extremely sophisticated, seemingly state-sponsored cyber-assault as a pretext for asymmetric retaliation--meaning, an Iranian IRGC/Hezbollah terrorist bombing, or kidnapping and hostage taking, or an IRGC naval attack on a U.S. or Israeli ship.


POSTSCRIPT: China Confidential predicted the worm attack last November in "The Case for an Internal Strike on Iran." Contributor Arnis R. Putrenieks wrote: "Computer systems could be infused with worms and viruses instructed to disrupt or misdirect equipment and processes at their most critical juncture."

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Iran Confirms Computer Worm Attack


Iran confirmed Saturday that its industrial computer network had been hit by the Stuxnet worm. Click here.

Iran's nuclear facilities are apparently under attack, as reported here.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Dear Leader's 'Big Son' Enjoys Life in Macau

The eldest--exiled--son of North Korea's Dear Leader Kim Jong Il enjoys a pampered exile in Macau, as reported here.

US Gold Futures Hit Record Above $1,300


Over $1,300 an ounce.


China Confidential gold analysts stick by their prediction: gold at $1,400 an ounce--the next big milestone--before the end of 2010, with the precious metal climbing still higher, to $2,000 an ounce, before the end of 2011.

China Demands Japan Apologize

Japan releases China's fishing boat captain; but China demands an apology, again escalating tensions over the incident. Click here for the story.

Power Struggle in North Korea

Fierce in-fighting has broken out among North Korea's Communist/Kimist/criminal ruling class, as reported here.

India's Communists Criticize Government for Deepening Defense, Security Ties With Israel

India's Communists are still ... Communist. Click here for the story.

'Strong Possibility' Real IRA Will Attack Britain


There is a "strong possibility" that dissident Irish republicans--terrorists opposed to British rule in Northern Ireland--will attack mainland Britain in the near future. Click here for the report.

Japan Will Release Chinese Captain

Amid rising tensions, Japan says it will release the Chinese fishing boat captain, as reported here.


Comment: Japan (a great democracy) is not Iran; China is not the United States. But the speed with which China is managing to free its national contrasts sharply with U.S. inability to liberate its remaining two hostages in Iran.

For decades, terrorists and their state sponsors have acted as if an open season had been declared (by the pro-terrorist United Nations?) on hunting, capturing and holding, killing and torturing U.S. citizens--from ordinary tourists and business travelers to military personnel and CIA officers. Contrary to all the empty vows and headline-making pronouncements and sound-bites by U.S. presidents and other senior government officials, the perpetrators of these crimes have rarely been "brought to justice."

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Ahmadinejad Accuses US of Orchestrating 9/11

So much for engagement.

As the spokesman for the U.S. mission to the United Nations put it, Iran's president on Thursday used the world body to spread "vile conspiracy theories and anti-Semitic slurs"--only a few miles from Ground Zero.

Click here to read the Reuters report.

Obama Presses for Yuan Appreciation

An aide to U.S. President Barack Obama says the President has warned Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao that his government must do more to ease tensions over the value of China's currency.


Obama's top East Asia adviser, Jeff Bader, told reporters that economic issues occupied most of the leaders' meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.

Bader described the tone of Thursday's meeting as candid. He said Obama talked about the importance of trade issues in general and the currency issue in particular.

Bader said Obama stressed that the United States expects more significant movement from China on the value of its currency.

"In the last few weeks, you have seen the president, the administration bring a couple of WTO cases against Chinese practices," Bader said. "So the president made clear, through that and in his meeting that he will protect US economic interests, and that we look for the Chinese to take actions. If the Chinese do not take actions, we have other means to protect U.S. interests."

Obama at UN Endorses Demographic Argument for Two-State Solution to Israeli-Palestinian Problem

President Says Killing 'Innocent Israelis is Not Resistance'


U.S. President Barack Obama: "If an agreement is not reached, Palestinians will never know the pride and dignity that comes with their own state. Israelis will never know the certainty and security that comes with sovereign and stable neighbors who are committed to co-existence. The hard realities of demography will take hold. More blood will be shed."

Click here for the story. The speech mixed support for Israel with an implied warning that the movement for a one-state solution to the (Islamizing) Arab/Palestinian-Israeli conflict--which would by definition mean the end of Israel as a Jewish State in fulfillment of Jewish national aspirations--could eventually surpass the international consensus for the creation of a Palestinian state alongside Israel (actually, for formation of a second Arab state in Palestine, given that Jordan, with a Palestinian Arab majority, is an Arab state located within the boundaries of historic Palestine).

Question: How does one define "innocent?" The qualifier could be used to justify and rationalize attacks on Israeli military personnel--including members of the reserves--and residents of the disputed West Bank territories.

Russia Confirms China Confidential Analysis: New Korean War Possible, Conflict Could Begin Any Day


Russia's deputy foreign minister seems to be echoing China Confidential. Click here for his starkly and unusually undiplomatic analysis of the Korean situation.

Related news, which could be cause for cautious optimism, over here. Bear in mind that there is a difference between engaging in diplomacy as a tactic, in order to stall, play for time, and extract concessions from adversaries and the world community, and sincerely seeking long-term improved relations. Barring regime change, North Korea will never abandon atomic arms (and its partner in proliferation, Islamist Iran, will never stop trying to develop weapons of mass destruction).

Iran Has 20 Million Barrels of Oil Anchored Offshore

Click here to read all about Iran's oil-at-sea storage strategy and tactics.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Iran Parades its Longest-Range Missile




Iran on Wednesday displayed the Islamist regime's most advanced missile. The solid-fuel Sajiil, or Sejiil, is capable of hitting Israel, as reported here.

Iran included the missile in a military parade commemorating the 30th anniversary of the start of the Iran-Iraq war.


In the meantime, Israel's military chief says it can counter the advanced, anti-ship missiles that Iran's ally, Syria, is buying from Russia. Click here for that story.

CHINA THREATENS JAPAN OVER BOAT DISPUTE


China's foreign ministry is warning Japan that "China will take strong counter-measures" if Japan does not immediately release a Chinese fishing boat captain held by Japan since September 19. The ministry published the "Solemn Representation to Japan" set forth below on its website. More about this over here and here also.

On the evening of Sep. 19, 2010, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Wang Guangya expressed strong indignation and protest to Japanese Ambassador to China Niwa Uichiro over the decision of continuing the illegal detention of the Chinese captain made by Japan on the afternoon of Sep. 19. Wang pointed out that if the Japanese side does not release the Chinese captain immediately and unconditionally, China will take strong counter-measures. The Japanese side shall be held responsible for all the consequence. Wang also stressed that the incident caused by Japan has caused serious damage to China-Japan relations. What will happen in the future totally depends on what choices Japan makes.

Gold Surges to New Record on Inflation Fears

The U.S. Federal Reserve is moving to stimulate the U.S. economy by pumping more money into the nation's financial system, driving investors around the world to buy and hold gold as a hedge against future inflation.

Click here for the story.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Ahmadinejad: Iran Will Never Recognize Israel


Non-Arab, nuclear-arming, Islamist Iran will never recognize Israel, according to Iranian maniac-in-chief Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Click here for the story.

Correction: Ahmadinejad actually said Iran will never recognize "the Zionist regime." The Holocaust-denying, Hezbollah-and-Hamas-backing, Hitlerian monster can't even bring himself to utter the word Israel.

Disclosure: This reporter covered Iran when it was Israel's friend and America's ally. But that was more than three decades ago, before the catastrophic Carter administration, a precursor to today's Obama administration, conspired with the Ayatollah Khomeini to drive Iran's modernizing monarch, Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, from power.

Russia May Sell More Arms to Syria


Bad news from Moscow. Click here.

Resurgent Russia appears to be bent on sticking it to the United States by supplying Syria with advanced arms that may be defensive in a Russian context but are clearly offensive in the Middle East, given the relatively short distances between adversaries.

Israel is suffering because of a new cold war, as Russia and the U.S. each try to use and manipulate Muslim nations, groups, and factions.

IRGC Gets Upgraded Fateh-110 Missiles


Iran's defense minister said Tuesday that newly enhanced surface-to-surface missiles have been delivered to the country's powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

General Ahmad Vahidi said the development of a new version of the Fateh-110 missile shows Western sanctions against Tehran have been ineffective. He gave no indication of the capabilities of the upgraded Fateh-110, but said further work is being done to add to its range and accuracy.

In August, Iran announced what it called a successful test firing of a new, longer-range Fateh-110. Vahidi said the solid-fuel missile had a more precise navigation and control system, allowing it to hit targets with greater precision.

Iranian officials also said recently that production had begun on missile-equipped speedboats and a long-range drone (pilotless) aircraft that could carry bombs.

Ahmadinejad Threatens US With Boundless War


If Iran's nuclear facilities are attacked, the country's maniac-in-chief warned today, the United States would face a war "that would know no boundaries." Click here for the story.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad also told the United Nations General that capitalism is dead, calling for a new world order that is "pure." Click on the above video for that report.

China to Obama: Yuan Pressure 'Unwise'

China is taking a hard line on the yuan appreciation/alleged currency manipulation issue, telling U.S. President Barack Obama that Washington's pressure on Beijing is "unwise and shortsighted."

Click here for the story.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Kimist Succession Set for Sept. 28



After a mysterious delay, North Korea's Stalinist/Kimist regime at last seems set to stage a rare meeting of the country's ruling political party in order to anoint an heir-apparent to the ailing, deranged dictator. September 28 is the big day.

The Washington Times: Islam is a Government

Islam is a government, not a faith, according to this signed comment by The Washington Times. Click on the link or scroll down to read.

And click here for a must-read review of a book about the Islamist threat.


OBAMA STILL BENT ON ENGAGING IRAN

U.S. President Barack Obama is still bent on "engaging" Islamist Iran, as reported here.

Engagement is code for appeasement and alignment. Yes, alignment. In contrast with Neville Chamberlain, who sincerely sought to preserve the peace in Europe but stupidly believed that imperialist Nazi Germany could be appeased--that is, satisfied with limited territorial concessions--Obama aims to prevent war by appeasing and actually aligning with the foremost fountainhead of fascistic, fundamentalist Islam.

His policy is bound to fail, of course, as a country that is determined to radically change its power relationships with other nations cannot be appeased. Instead of preserving the peace, Obama's engagement policy will/has already made war with Iran inevitable--on Iran's terms.

New Terror Threat Aimed at France

France is on alert following reports that a female Muslim suicide bomber may be planning an attack as a reprisal for the ban on wearing the barbaric burqa in public.

Click here for the story, another dispatch from the front-line struggle against Islamist terror.

Video Proves Liberal News Organizations Lied About Size of Sept. 11 Rally Against Ground Zero Mosque


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Lindsey Graham Says US Must Prepare to Bomb Iran


God bless Lindsey Graham.

The United States Senator says the U.S. must prepare to attack Iran to end its nuclear program--and the regime itself.

Click here for the story.

South Korean Christian Group Gives VOA Copy of Apparently Authentic, Secret NK Military Manual


A little-known South Korean Christian group is doing its best to expand what outsiders know about neighboring North Korea. The Caleb Mission has gained some recognition in recent months for releasing clandestine video of life inside the reclusive North. And now it has provided VOA with what the group says is a secret North Korean military manual that analysts consider authentic.


Reverend Kim Sung-eun runs the Caleb Mission in Cheonan, about 80 kilometers south of the capital, Seoul. His wife, he says, is a former lieutenant in North Korea's army. She is one of about defectors from the North who are frequently seen at the mission.

Kim says he is in regular contact with collaborators inside North Korea. Some secretly videotape what is going on in the country, which is virtually sealed off from the outside world. Others, he says, smuggle out official documents.

The pastor gave VOA a partial copy of what appears to be a 2005 North Korean military manual that details electronic warfare countermeasures to camouflage jets and ships.

He did not go into detail about how the Caleb Mission acquired the manual.

U.S. and South Korean officials who have seen it consider the document authentic.


How to Conceal Jets, Warships and Tanks

The five-year-old handbook gives instructions on how to make radar-absorbing paint to help conceal jets, warships and tanks. It also explains how to fabricate decoys, pave bogus runways and deceive the enemy by having stationary units mimic the characteristics of those on the move. Such tactics have long been used by Western militaries.

News of the document was first reported by the Chosun Ilbo. The Seoul newspaper quoted a South Korean intelligence expert as saying the North’s stealth tactics are more extensive than expected.

North and South Korea remain technically at war, since they never signed a peace treaty at the end of the Korean War in 1953. North Korea has more than a million troops, most of them based close to the Demilitarized Zone dividing the peninsula. South Korea has about 600,000 active duty troops, and the United States bases about 28,000 soldiers in the South.

While the North has more soldiers, they are underequipped and their weapons are mostly old and outdated, especially compared with the high-technology arms of the U.S. and South Korea.

The North, however, is suspected of having both biological and chemical weapons, and says it is building nuclear weapons as well.



Somali Islamists: Media Must Serve Islam

The maniacs--who have murdered journalists and banned music--insist that radio and TV must serve Islam. Click here.

Report: Chinese Solar Firm Plans Hong Kong IPO

Chinese thin film photovoltaic module producer Trony Solar Holdings Co Ltd. intends to raise maximum USD224m (EUR171m) from a listing in Hong Kong that is being arranged by JPMorgan reportedly informed sources told Reuters today.

The firm is offering 385m shares, including 40m secondary stock, at a price band of HKD3.10-4.50 (USD0.399-0.580/EUR0.305-0.443) apiece, according to the sources.

Ahmadinejad Sees Iran as a Superpower


The president of Iran, which is pursuing an imperialist foreign policy, as explained here, now sees the Islamist nation as a full-fledged superpower, as reported here.

Not since Nazi Germany has the world faced such a menace--a powerful country ruled by madmen aiming for world dominance, committed to a truly evil ideology, playing for time while preparing for war with the most advanced arsenals.

Friday, September 17, 2010

N. Korean Killers Feast on Caviar and Fine Wines



Click here to read about the depraved Stalinist/Kimist/criminal elite, their decadent lifestyle, the sanctions that target them, and why the measures are bound to fail, thanks to China and Iran.


Marx must be rolling in his grave. For all his sins and faults, he could never have imagined that his writings would have inspired and helped to bring about a regime like that which rules the country-sized concentration camp called North Korea.

US NUCLEAR COUPLE CAUGHT IN VENEZUELA STING

Husband-and-wife team reportedly ready to sell atomic bomb-making secrets to foreign agents. Implications for Iran's program. Click here or scroll down.


Israel Comes to Virtual Halt for Yom Kippur

Israel is quiet--but alert--for the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur, which, this year, coincides with the Sabbath.

Click here for the story.

Karachi on 'Red Alert' After Exiled Politician's Murder


Pakistan's largest city is on edge after an exiled political leader's assassination in London.

Click here for the story, above for an earlier video report.

UK Police Arrest 5 Foreign Muslim Arabs Alleged to Be Plotting Assassination of Pope During State Visit

Five Suspects Nabbed in a Pre-Dawn Swoop by Scotland Yard


Liberal news organizations are deliberately downplaying or ignoring the suspects' Muslim identities and affiliations. Gornisht helfen. The media self-censoring will work only up to a point.

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Russia Still Plans Advanced Missile Sale to Syria


Amid objections by the United States and Israel, Russia still intends to sell advanced, anti-ship missiles to Syria that could threaten Israeli naval vessels in the Mediterranean. Click here for the story.

Polish Police Arrest Chechen Terrorist

A leading Chechen terrorist (who has been targeted for assassination by rival Islamist terrorists) has been arrested in Poland. Click here and here for the news.

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Obama Throws Global Warming Under the Bus


Obama throws global warming under the (bio-diesel) bus?

Seriously--you can't make this crap up.

The President's so-called Science Czar has dumped Al Gore's (Academy Award/Nobel Prize-winning) global warming term in favor of "global climate disruption," presumably, an improvement over "climate change."


Sherman Frederick comments--over here--on the name change.



US, Allies Soften Stance on N. Korea, Fearing War


Weakening and backing down in the face of blatant North Korean aggression is presented as a search for a new diplomatic opening, as shown by this Washington Post piece.

Henry Kissinger was right about nuclear-armed North Korea. If the world community can't stop an utterly failed state from proliferating, there is no longer any meaning to the term "world community."

This much is certain. Iran--Pyongyang's partner in proliferation--is watching.

Related:

Ilan Berman on 'the Chinese Moment in Iran'


Washington and Beijing may be on a collision course over nuclear-arming Iran, according to Ilan Berman. Read his analysis here.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

NY TIMES SUPPORTS TURKEY'S ISLAMIST TREND


Echoing the Obama administration party line, America's most influential and most pro-Islamist newspaper, The New York Times, is formally supporting Turkey's menacing Islamist trend. The editorial also urges the EU to accept Turkey's bid for membership in the organization (even though or perhaps because it will accelerate the Muslim conquest of Europe). Read the piece here.

The paper's stance confirms the China Confidential analysis that the administration intends to promote Turkey as an example of "Islamist democracy"--an oxymoron similar to fascist or Communist democracy.

In sharp contrast with the Times, this article in Forbes explains why you should care about the Islamist threat to Turkey.


Prominent Pakistani Politician Murdered in London

The victim, who was stabbed to death outside his London home, was anti-Taliban, as reported here.

Muslim Fanatics Force US Cartoonist into Hiding

Law-Abiding Citizen Advised to Disappear

If the maniacs can do this to Molly Norris, they can do this to any American.

Click here for the story.

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CRAVEN CARTER KICKS KENNEDY'S CORPSE


Nothing worse than a demented Democrat....

America's worst-ever President (next to Barack Obama), friend of Hitlerian Hamas and Hezbollah ... and Islamonazi Iran ... has stooped to a new low. The White House one-termer, who helped the Ayatollah Khomeini overthrow the pro-American Shah, claims the late Ted Kennedy deliberately sabotaged comprehensive health care reform in order to hurt Carter.

Click here for the sickening story.


Related:

McCain Presses for Answers on N. Korean Nukes

Does North Korea have the capability of launching a nuclear attack?

The man who should be President of the United States wants to know.

Click here for the story.

9 CHRISTIANS ARRESTED IN IRAN

Converting to Christianity is illegal in Iran.

Only in Obama's America: Public School Tricks Naive Parents into Sending Kids to Saudi-Sponsored Massachusetts Mosque for Prayer and Indoctrination

School Apologizes