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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Tablig Jamaat: One Thing Leads To Another


The Fixx
One Thing Leads to Another

Do what they say,
say what they mean

One thing leads to another


Abdul Rahman says the festival's popularity stems from its accessibility for the poor.

Millions of Muslims gather in Bangladesh for the World Muslim Congregation:
The gathering, at which Muslims pray and listen to religious scholars, was first held in the 1960s and was launched by Tablig Jamaat, a non-political group that urges people to follow Islam in their daily lives.
Yeah, right. OK, so WhoTF are Tablig Jamaat, really?
The Jamaat as a missionary organization is popular in South Asia and has many adherents internationally. The main headquarters for Tabligh Jamaat (known as a Markaz) is in Nizamud-deen, India. Europe's main Markaz is in Dewsbury, England. East Asia's main markaz is located in Jakarta, Indonesia. The main African markaz is in Johannesburg, South Africa. The group has also given lectures in the majority of mosques in the world.

[SNIP]

Among others, former Pakistani Prime ministers Nawaz Sharif and former Pakistani President Muhammad Rafiq Tarar have been associated with the Tablighi movement. Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence agency was formerly headed by Javed Nasir, also a Tablighi.
Hmmmmm....let's play 6 degrees of separation with just that one name then:
Lieutenant General (retd) Javed Nasir, HI(M), SBt, was the former head of Inter-Services Intelligence from March 1992 till May 1993. He was instrumental in uniting the warring Afghan factions after the Soviet retreat, and installing the first Mujahideen government in Afghanistan. He was noted for being the first Pakistani general to have a full-grown beard against tradition of having only clean-shaved generals in the Pakistan Army after joining the Tablighi Jamaat.
Which leads me quickly to Mumbai:

DECEMBER 14, 2008:
The United Nations has been given a list of four Pakistani suspects that should be extradited to India or handed over to the UN. This is a grave escalation of the crisis caused by the terror suspects in the Mumbai carnage. The US and India have tried to pass a resolution against Pakistan before. Each time China had threatened to veto it. This time China approved the resolution and decided to abstain from it.

[SNIP]

WASHINGTON: America is believed to be considering declaring more than four retired officials fo the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), including its former chief Hamid Gul, international terrorists through the UN Security Council, media reports have said. US State Department deputy spokesman Robert Wood told a briefing in Washington Friday that details of the list of names to be submitted to the Security Council would be revealed when the document is sent to the UN.
The reports, citing sources, said that the names of Hamid Gul, Lt-Gen Javed Nasir, Major-General Zahirul Islam Abbasi (r), associated with the ISI during the Afghan war with the USSR, and Gen Aslam Beg (r), former Army Chief of Staff, were believed to be on the list.
2004:
Mufti Shamzai was then the blue-eyed mullah of not only Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence but also of the US Central Intelligence Agency and the Saudi intelligence and played an active role in the recruitment of Muslims from Pakistan and other Islamic countries and training them with the help of Pakistan's military-intelligence establishment for waging a jihad against Soviet troops.

He became close to Zia, General Pervez Musharraf, General Mohammad Aziz, presently chairman, joint chiefs of staff committee, General Muzaffar Usmani (retired), former corps commander, Karachi, and vice-chief of the army staff, and three former jihadi chiefs of the ISI, namely, Lieutenant General Hamid Gul, Lieutenant General Javed Nasir and Lieutenant General Mahmood Ahmed.

During his career, he issued nearly 2,000 fatwas. In the 1970s and 1980s, his fatwas were mainly directed against the USSR, India and Israel. After Osama bin Laden formed his International Islamic Front in February 1998, his fatwas became increasingly directed against the US.

After the US-led coalition started its so-called war against terrorism in Afghanistan in October 2001, he issued a fatwa calling upon the Muslims of the world to join the jihad against the US.

Shamzai was the mentor and godfather of Al Qaeda, the Taliban, the Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan and its militant wing the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, the Harkat-ul-Mujahideen, the Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami and the Jaish-e-Mohammad. He was designated patron-in-chief of the Jaish and was a member of the shura of Al Qaeda, the Taliban and Maulana Fazlur Rahman's Jamiat-ul-Ulema Islam.

Here (the article was written in 2005) he is credited with the creation of the Taliban:
The appointment of Lt.-Gen. Javed Nasir, a former I.S.I. chief, who played a key role in creating the Taliban, as head of the Pakistan Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee, is undoubtedly a calculated state policy to revive Sikh separatism, opines S. Venkatesh.
Here he is in Bosnia:
[SNIP]

ISI Lt Gen Javed Nasir claimed that despite the UN ban, he successfully airlifted sophisticated anti-tank guided missiles and this forced the Serbs to lift the siege, much to the annoyance of the US government. Not only arms and ammunition, Javed Nasir facilitated the movement of jihadists from Paksitan – Afghan theatre into Bosnia, some of whom are today settled in Bosnia after marrying locally.

[SNIP]
Here we see he was the key component in Clinton agreeing to take Pakistan off the US State Department's Terrorist list:

3. The US generally does not act upon intelligence against Pakistan provided by India due to the possibility that it may be motivated. It acts only when it is able to collect independent evidence from its own sources. The US has not yet been able to identify all the ISI officers, who had played a role in organising this attack just as it was able to identify in 1992-93 all the ISI officers, including Lt.Gen.Javed Nasir, the then DG of the ISI, who had instigated the Afghan Mujahideen not to sell back the unused Stinger missiles to the US.

4. It may be recalled that after assuming office in January,1993, the then US President Bill Clinton had placed Pakistan in a list of suspected State-sponsors of international terrorism and pressured Nawaz Sharif, the then Prime Minister, to sack Lt.Gen.Nasir and other officers identified. Only thereafter was Pakistan's name removed from that list.

According to a leading editorial in the Daily Times of August 25,2002 captioned "Another blot on the ISI":
"Gen (Retd) Javed Nasir was a born-again Muslim who converted from a playboy to a "pious" man of the reactionary variety. He nursed a flowing beard and ran the biggest Deobandi congregation in Pakistan, the Tableeghi Jamaat annual "jalsa" at Raiwind. He was ... placed atop the ISI .on the request of another ISI officer, Imtiaz Billa, who was also later tried for building up a private empire of properties when in office.

He was also the man who facilitated the likes of Osama bin Laden to build terrorist bases in Afghanistan.

After Gen Javed Nasir was removed from the ISI in 1993, it was discovered that he had pared off big sums of money by buying property for the ISI at inflated rates. It was also discovered that he had taken the entire ISI foreign exchange budget and placed it in Mehran Bank, which later collapsed.... Although he was an engineer in the army, he steadily advanced in career because of his "Islamic" guise.

Well.... now I KNOW they are a beard for jihad:

Graham Fuller, a former CIA official and expert on Islam, characterized Tablighi Jamaat as a "peaceful and apolitical preaching-to-the-people movement."
Dig this Dhimmi MFer!
Ex-CIA spy Graham Fuller: The West is wrong about Islam

The Future of Political Islam by Graham E. Fuller

Graham Fuller was a participant or observer in the following events:

1984-March 1985: US and Pakistan Begin Training Afghans to Attack Inside Soviet Union

May 1985: ’Fuller Memo’ Codifies US Policy Towards Arming Iran

September 1999: CIA Analyst Suggests US Use Muslims to Further US Interests in Central Asia

September 11, 2004: Some US Officials Recommend Working with Muslim Brotherhood

January 3, 2008:Graham Fuller goes native

Graham Fuller is also a senior resident consultant at the RAND Corporation

Someone Asked the Imam:
is it true the Tabligh Jamaat is product developed by the C.I.A?Is it true that the funds requiered to set up the Ijtimas are funded by the British?

Barbara Metcalf, a University of California scholar of South Asian Islam, called Tablighi Jamaat "an apolitical, quietist movement of internal grassroots missionary renewal" and compares its activities to the efforts to reshape individual lives by Alcoholics Anonymous.

Here we go:

Metcalf was called on to write to the Administrative Review Boards held at the Guantanamo Bay detainment camps.[1] The Boards were authorized to recommend whether Guantanamo captives should continue to be held in extrajudicial detention. One of the justifications offered for the continued detention of over three dozen of the Guantanamo captives was that they had participated in the activities of a Pakistani Islamic missionary group named Tablighi Jamaat.

Metcalf addressed the benevolent nature of Tablighi pilgrimages. She wrote:

“I will also attempt to explain why it is implausible to believe that the Tablighis support terrorism or are in any way affiliated with other terrorist or ‘jihadi’ movements such as the Taliban or Al Qaeda.”

MAKING MUSLIM SPACE IN NORTH AMERICA AND EUROPE by BARBARA METCALF

Olivier Roy, a prominent authority on Islam at Paris's prestigious Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, described Tablighi Jamaat as "completely apolitical and law abiding."

Governments normally intolerant of independent movements often make an exception for Tablighi Jamaat. Pakistani military officers, even allow Tablighi missionaries to preach in the barracks.[1]

Oh... lovely.

Olivier Roy (born 1949) is a research director at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and a lecturer for both the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS) and the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (IEP). Since 1984, he has acted as a consultant to the French Foreign Ministry. In 1988, Roy served as a United Nations Office for Coordinating Relief in Afghanistan (UNOCA) consultant. Beginning in August 1993, Roy served as special OSCE representative to Tajikistan until February 1994, at which time he was selected as head of the OSCE mission to Tajikistan, a position he held until October 1994.

Roy is the author of numerous books on subjects including Iran, Islam, Asian politics. These works include Globalized Islam: The search for a new ummah, Today's Turkey: A European State? and The Illusions of September 11. He also serves on the editorial board of the academic journal Central Asian Survey.

His best-known book, L'Echec de l'Islam politique (1992) (The Failure of Political Islam) (1994), is a standard text for students of political Islam.

Roy wrote widely on the subject of the riots in French suburbs in November 2005 saying they should not be seen as religiously inspired as some commentators said.

His most recent work is Secularism Confronts Islam (Columbia, 2007). The book offers a perspective on the place of Islam in secular society and looks at the diverse experiences of Muslim immigrants in the West. Roy examines how Muslim intellectuals have made it possible for Muslims to live in a secularized world while maintaining the identity of a "true believer."

Globalized Islam - Interview with Olivier Roy
According to Roy's analysis, contemporary Islamic projects are becoming increasingly disconnected from a particular territory, partly as a consequence of the failure of all attempts to build an Islamic state.
In the NYT: How to Win Islam Over By Oliver Roy
DURING the presidential campaign, Barack Obama said he would convene a conference of Muslim leaders from around the world within his first year in office. Recently aides have said he may give a speech from a Muslim capital in his first 100 days. His hope, he has said, is to “make clear that we are not at war with Islam,” to describe to Muslims “what our values and our interests are” and to “insist that they need to help us to defeat the terrorist threats that are there.”

[SNIP]

Instead, Mr. Obama, the first “post-racial” president, can do better. He can use his power to transform perceptions to the long-term advantage of the United States and become a “post-civilizational” president. The page he should try to turn is not that of a supposed war between America and Islam, but the misconception of a monolithic Islam being the source of the main problems on the planet: terrorism, wars, nuclear proliferation, insurgencies and the like.

[SNIP]
Obviously Tablig Jamaat are Al Qaeda's mythical moderate Da-Wa BRAND, a stealth arm, presenting themselves as a sort of Evangelical Muslim movement... the words TABLIG JAMAAT literaly mean "Proselytizing Group":

Every fall, over a million almost identically dressed, bearded Muslim men from around the world descend on the small Pakistani town of Raiwind for a three-day celebration of faith. Similar gatherings take place annually outside of Dhaka, Bangladesh, and Bhopal, India. These pilgrims are no ordinary Muslims, though; they belong to a movement called Tablighi Jamaat ("Proselytizing Group"). They are trained missionaries who have dedicated much of their lives to spreading Islam across the globe. The largest group of religious proselytizers of any faith, they are part of the reason for the explosive growth of Islamic religious fervor and conversion.

Despite its size, worldwide presence, and tremendous importance, Tablighi Jamaat remains largely unknown outside the Muslim community, even to many scholars of Islam. This is no coincidence. Tablighi Jamaat officials work to remain outside of both media and governmental notice. Tablighi Jamaat neither has formal organizational structure nor does it publish details about the scope of its activities, its membership, or its finances. By eschewing open discussion of politics and portraying itself only as a pietistic movement, Tablighi Jamaat works to project a non-threatening image. Because of the movement's secrecy, scholars often have no choice but to rely on explanations from Tablighi Jamaat acolytes.

Certain other Muslims don't seem to like them....
The members of Tableeghi Jamaat have become extremely unpopular with many communities of Muslims throughout the world and even in South Africa. However, many continue to tolerate them. In fact, what they do, in the manner of Christian evangelists, is to play on the guilt of insecure people and then offer them an emotional environment in which they can redeem themselves and find others in a similar plight who are ready for the same treatment. Such "conversions" are frequently very superficial and sometimes superficially quite dangerous for the individuals concerned.
BTW please take note that the Islamic Academy site linked above is not located in Peshawar, Baghdad, Riyadh or Damascus... but in Plano, Texas, USA.

In recent years, allegations and concerns have risen about whether, or how much, the organization is linked to Islamic terrorist groups, such as Al Qaeda

Islamist Extremism in Bangladesh

Well, there you have it..for now, anyway. I started out just skimming the Millions of Muslims gather in Bangladesh article for inclusion in a FPNS post - and I ended up here. Ya sure do learn something horribly new every day these days.

Smoke & Mirrors


The Scorpions
When The Smoke is Going Down
At least 34 Interior Ministry officials were killed in Daghestan in 2008 in 96 separate attacks. The most prominent victim was Russian General Valery Lipinsky, who was gunned down on the street in Makhachkala on December 29. The Islamic militant group Shariat Jamaat claimed responsibility for that killing, which it described in a January 5 press release as "a gift from our Amir Muaz to the infidel [Russian Prime Minister Vladimir] Putin."
The above excerpt is from this story which appeared in this post yesterday.

OK - this is what you need to understand here. In a roundabout way this really IS a gift from Angry Amir to Bad Vlad.

Russia (and others, us included) is not really so much interested in fighting a "war on terror" as in USING the jihad as a very convenient wedge strategically, IOW as a proxy army.

Only when the various ends intended are accomplished will they seriously engage in getting "rid" of them. And when they are no longer useful, believe me, get rid of them they will.

Excellent example of the reality of this is what Putin did in Georgia with the two MUSLIM "breakaway provinces".

This is what happens in Africa, this is what happens in the Gulf of Aden, this is what happens in Gaza, if we (The West and Russia) wanted to "stop" these things we certainly could.

The VB for example operates under a similar construct, albeit covertly and philosophically rather than so much physically, the jihad is handy, they LOVE the jihad, they USE the jihad to beard themselves in respectability, the jihad allows them an entry into Joe Average Conservative's world.

Never forget that fascists are socialists, that most of political Islam is a theologically inclined socialism / marxism, that the only difference between Fascism and Communism is three chin pubes, a pair of Trotsky glasses, the body count, and a 100 year old street grudge.

Also, never, ever forget that the the entire PLO was a KGB creation, a communist op.

And now we deal with them like they are a legit government, we call them "Fatah"

Like Vlaams Blok calls itself Vlaams Belang now & announces it is the new best friend of the Jews.

We live in the age of marketing and of BRANDING.

All the usual suspects worldwide have been busy re-branding for the last decade or so. Which does not change the essence of what they are, or what is to come.

All of it is smoke and mirrors to a degree at the highest levels, of course at street level everyone plays the game and everyone thinks it is "real"

It is none of it "real", and it is all of it too real.

In any event do not think for one second that any government on this planet is seriously fighting "jihad". They are using the jihad as a wedge to establish their Koom Bah Humbug One World MFer crap.

If they were seriously fighting jihad, it would be finished already.
Years ago.

~ BabbaZee


The Who
Go to The Mirror
1970

Friday, January 30, 2009

I Won't Let You Bury It

The Obama Administration wants to have soldiers and officers pledge a loyalty oath directly to the office of the President, and no longer to the Constitution:
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is extremely frustrated with orders that the White House is contemplating. According to sources at the Pentagon, including all branches of the armed forces, the Obama Administration may break with a centuries-old tradition.

A spokesman for General James Cartwright, the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, states that the Obama Administration wants to have soldiers and officers pledge a loyalty oath directly to the office of the President, and no longer to the Constitution.

“The oath to the Constitution is as old as the document itself.” the spokesman said, “At no time in American history, not even in the Civil War, did the oath change or the subject of the oath differ. It has always been to the Constitution.”

The back-and-forth between the White House and the Defense Department was expected as President George W. Bush left office. President Obama has already signed orders to close Guantanamo and to pull combat troops from Iraq. But, this, say many at the Defense Department, goes to far.

“Technically, we can’t talk about it before it becomes official policy.” the spokesman continued. “However, the Defense Department, including the Secretary, will not take this laying down. Expect a fight from the bureaucracy and the brass.”

Sources at the White House had a different point of view. In a circular distributed by White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, the rationale for the change was made more clear.

“The President feels that the military has been too indoctrinated by the old harbingers of hate: nationalism, racism, and classism. By removing an oath to the American society, the soldiers are less likely to commit atrocities like those at Abu Ghraib.”

“We expect a lot of flak over this,”the classified memo continues. “But those that would be most against it are those looking either for attention or control.”

The time frame for the changes are unknown. However, it is more likely that the changes will be made around the July 4th holiday, in order to dampen any potential backlash. The difference in the oath will actually only be slight. The main differences will be the new phrasing. It is expected that the oath to the Constitution will be entirely phased out within two years.

It is expected that the oath to the Constitution
will be entirely phased out within two years.


BTW/FYI : There's nothing out there
that corroborates this story
and I can not ID with certainty
the original source.
It may or may not be satirical.
Who knows?


MUSE
Live @ Shepherd's Bush, 2006
Time Is Running Out

Bury it
I won't let you bury it.

I won't let you smother it.
I won't let you murder it.

Our time is running out ~
Our time is running out.

You can't push it underground.
You can't stop it screaming out.

How did it come to this?



MUSE
Time Is Running Out
Album Track / Video

Floatin' Powa News Service: Who's Next?


Tom Lehrer
Who's Next?

War on Anti-Islamist Speech Heats Up
That a citizen will be dragged before magistrates to be judged on his negative opinions about Islam and Islamists is disturbing enough. More disturbing is that such instances are far from uncommon in this new century. Among the most infamous examples:

In 2004, two pastors were found guilty of violating hate speech laws of Australia's Victoria state following remarks made during a seminar on Islam.

Journalist Oriana Fallaci spent the final months of her life preparing to go to trial for "defaming Islam" in Italy. She succumbed to cancer in 2006.

Due to her strident critiques of Islam and Muslims, actress Brigitte Bardot has been repeatedly convicted and fined for "inciting hatred," most recently in June 2008.

A Canadian tribunal heard a complaint that Ezra Levant had promoted hatred by reprinting the Danish Mohammed cartoons. The charges were dropped last year.

In October 2008, Canadian newsweekly Maclean's was cleared of official wrongdoing for running an excerpt from Mark Steyn's controversial book America Alone.

Some have suggested that Wilders' high-profile case could be a blessing in disguise by helping to shine light on the Islamist agenda in the West. Perhaps. But win or lose, one thing seems certain. Wilders will not be the last citizen made to answer for speech that Islamists and multiculturalists alike yearn to silence. The only question is: who's next?
Turkish prime minister walks off stage over Gaza

Erdogan:
One minute! One minute! Mr.Peres, you're older than me. Your voice is coming too loud.
I know that the reason of your voice's coming this loud is a guiltiness psychology. My voice won't come this loud, know that so.....When it comes to kill, you know how to kill very well. I know how you shot, how you killed the children on plages, very well.

Two people who had been prime minister in your country made important statements to me. You have prime ministers who said that "When i get in to Palestine on tanks, i feel myself a different kind of happy." And you're giving me numbers. I can give you names. You may be wonder... I also condemn who acclaims to this grimness......Because i suppose acclaiming the people who killed those children, those people, is another humanity crime. Look, we can not edge out a reality here. I keep a lot of notes here, but i don't have a chance to reply all here. But i only say two words from here.......

First, - Please don't interrupt me!
First, The Torah says in the sixth topic that "You are not going to kill!". There is killing here. Second, -this is also interesting too- Gilad Atzmon: Israel barbarism is on the further side of fiendishness - a Jewish.....

Ohhhhh kee dokee then! NEXT?

Peres Sez: Outburst won't hurt Israel-Turkey ties
Yea well, Peres shoots fuckin' Hopium too

Turkish PM given hero's welcome

Olmert questioned for 12th time

Hamas wants new leadership for Palestinians

Egypt to host $2bln Gaza reconstruction meet on March 2

Israel fighting Spain's war crimes probe

BBC halts inquiry into Gaza charity decision after legal challenge

Mitchell meets BiBi

Mitchell warns of setbacks ahead in Mideast talks

US puts up $20 million for Gaza

Obama's friend Ali Abunimah sez: End of Israel within reach
Obviously this man does not own a Bible...

Ali Abunimah sez: Obama Hiding Anti-Israel Stance
The last time I spoke to Obama was in the winter of 2004 at a gathering in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood. He was in the midst of a primary campaign to secure the Democratic nomination for the United States Senate seat he now occupies. But at that time polls showed him trailing."As he came in from the cold and took off his coat, I went up to greet him. He responded warmly, and volunteered, 'Hey, I’m sorry I haven’t said more about Palestine right now, but we are in a tough primary race. I’m hoping when things calm down I can be more up front.' He referred to my activism, including columns I was contributing to the The Chicago Tribune critical of Israeli and US policy [and said:] 'Keep up the good work!'"
In the Washington Times:
ABUNIMAH: Obama's ambiguity - What it reveals about Mideast 'peace'

What Barack Hussein Obama told the Muslim world: FULL TEXT

Power, Who Called Clinton a "Monster," Joins Obama White House
Samantha Power, Pulitzer Prize winning author and Harvard University academic, will join the Obama White House as a senior foreign policy advisor.

Samantha Power and Israel

Obama Adviser Samantha Power Calls for Invading Israel:


Palin, Obama to share stage this weekend

Obama to Act on Labor Rules, Create "Middle Class Task Force"
JEWSUS SAVE US!

Bill Ayers: 'Gutter-crawling rat'

Chuck Missler: Obama and The Muslim World
..because you are neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth
~Jewsus, on the Popes of Laodicea

Islamic UN nuclear chief named Mohammed says Obama offers hope of 'saner' world
Define SANER. Mo.

Iran SETS CONDITIONS for improved ties with US
First of all the language here implies we are Dhimmi already. Second of all, Iran has ONE condition only - bring us the metaphorical head of Israel on a silver platter. And believe me, we will do it.

Iran WARNS Obama against "Bushite talk"

Were Ahmadinejad's Ancestors Jews?
HAHAHAHA! - that would serve his midget ass right. I guess, by his own world view, he'd have to kill himself then. ULULULULULULULU!

Iraq in Lockdown on Eve of Momentous Elections

North Korea Scraps Military Accords With South Korea

OAS heralds a "new moment of change" in the West
OK....WTF is the OAS, Babba? I'll tell you! it's a Glow Ballin' One World MFing group posing, as they all do, as a philanthropic peace organization:
On April 30, 1948, 21 nations of the hemisphere met in Bogotá, Colombia, to adopt the Charter of the Organization of American States (OAS), which affirmed their commitment to common goals and respect for each nation’s sovereignty. Since then, the OAS has expanded to include the nations of the English-speaking Caribbean, as well as Canada. The principles that embody the OAS grew out of a history of regional cooperation dating back to the 19th century.
Karzai Seeks Afghan Oversight Of Western Troops

Iran, Turkmenistan continue gas projects talks


TURKMENISTAN: Offers to supply gas to Prikaspiiski pipeline
So there's a Prikaspiiski pipeline now too? WTF?

Turkmenistan proposes boosting capacity of planned Caspian pipeline

Russia decides to opt out of Nabucco pipeline project
No shit, Sherlocks!

Europe Concerned Over Dependency On Russian Gas

Ya think?

Europe's Nabucco Delusion

Merkel backs Russian gas pipeline projects

Putin’s Grasp of Energy Drives Russian Agenda
Sho'nuff!

Gazprom passes RosUkrEnergo debt to Naftogaz

Ukraine Concerned By Russian Plan To Enlarge Black Sea Fleet
As well they should be.

Poles, Czechs wary on Russia missile move, eye Obama

As well they should.

Russian, Polish premiers meet amid missile fears

Central Asia Poised To Become the Atomic El Dorado

US Senate Stimulus Bill Opens Nuclear Loan-Guarantee Door

Uzbek Group Linked To Video Terror Threat Against Germany


Uzbek Authorities Deny Reports About Journalists' Arrest


Kazakhstan Seen Preparing To Devalue Currency


Russians to US: Give us the Fed

Investors Say Nyet to Putin’s Ruble After ‘Absurd’ Davos Speech


Text of Putin's Opening Speech At Davos

Russia and Cuba sign partnership at Kremlin talks

Russia’s S7 Cancels Order for 15 Boeing Dreamliners


US men charged in Russia spy case


Pakistan And Russia Agree to Talk

Daghestan's Islamic Fighters Continue To Hone Military, PR Skills
Over the past two years, Ingushetia and Daghestan have eclipsed Chechnya as the most unstable North Caucasus republics. Both regions are plagued by almost daily low-level violence that pits police and security forces against committed Islamic armed militant groups and civilians suspected of sympathizing with or abetting those groups.

At least 34 Interior Ministry officials were killed in Daghestan in 2008 in 96 separate attacks. The most prominent victim was Russian General Valery Lipinsky, who was gunned down on the street in Makhachkala on December 29. The Islamic militant group Shariat Jamaat claimed responsibility for that killing, which it described in a January 5 press release as "a gift from our Amir Muaz to the infidel [Russian Prime Minister Vladimir] Putin."
Daghestan Seeks To Contain 'Religious-Political Extremism'
But if Putin was counting on Aliyev to quash the Islamic resistance, which staged more than 70 separate attacks in 2005 that killed dozens of police and military personnel, he miscalculated.

Despite the deaths of successive leaders and dozens of rank-and-file fighters, Daghestan's Shariat Jamaat not only still exists, but continues to target with deadly regularity those it considers infidels and traitors.
Russia, Abkhazia to sign deal on military bases

VW's truck sales to Russia up 78%
Why?

Crimean Tatars Fear Police Plan Forced Relocation

Refined Oil Imports in China Rise

Energy production attracts foreign partners to China

China and EU agree to hold summit

German tanker seized by pirates

Piracy off Nigeria delays oil projects


Security Concerns Rise As Arctic Thaw Spurs Race For Oil
NATO officials and lawmakers from the alliance's member states have gathered in Reykjavik to examine the risks posed by thawing in the Arctic
Iceland 'could join EU by 2011'
Yeah, OK you bastards, meantime, Iceland's government has collapsed NOW and the country teeters on the brink of GOD knows what..... but all the Glow Ballers give a shit about is securing that Arctic oil, fuck the people of Iceland, right? They can wait till 2011. I know, Let's give 'em a lesbian leader. Ya. That'll help. The Gayhad and the Greedhad roll on.
Bank Bailout Could Cost Up to $4 Trillion

Banco do Brasil, Itau Fall After Goldman Sachs Cuts Estimates

Goldman cuts ExxonMobil, removes from Americas buy list


Exxon Mobil Profit Falls 33%, Less Than Estimated


Shell Declines to Comment on Reports of Possible Bid for Nexus

Rhoen-Klinikum gains on Goldman Sachs upgrade

OK, but WTF does Rhoen Klinikum do, Babba?
RHÖN-KLINIKUM is one of Germany's leading private hospital groups. We are committed to the highest standards of patient orientation, combining superior quality and good value of our services for patients. Our company's object is to build and operate hospitals, with our attention clearly focused on acute hospitals at all care levels. When we went public in 1989 we became the first listed hospital group in the country.

RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG shares the values and goals of the German health system. We aim to uphold the efficiency and social acceptability of this system on the basis of the maxim of "rationalisation before rationing".
EXIGENT!

Up to seven firms could bid for Satyam

Satyam investigation becoming farcical

Immunity for new Satyam Board

Davos diary 2009: Goldman Sachs; Barbara Stocking; IMF


Davos Diary, Day 3: Kofi Annan

NASDAQ Dubai and The Options Industry Council to promte "ME investing education"

Japan Heads for Worst Recession as Output Tumbles

Bloomberg to announce $1 billion in cuts to NYC services on Friday


Freddie Mac extends eviction halt until March

Insider plot to take down Fannie Mae's servers thwarted

Indian gold, euro-priced gold hit records

March of the Glow Ball Eugenecists
An American expert on China’s “one-child” population control policy is urging President Obama to delay restoring funding to the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) pending an independent investigation into whether U.S. taxpayers’ money will support coerced abortions in China.
EXI-MFing-GENT:
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has proposed the creation of a United Nations Economic Council modeled on the UN Security Council.

Dam may have caused deadly China earthquake

4.2 in the Channel Islands


4.5 in New Zealand's Bay of Plenty

4.6 in Seattle

5.1 in the Phillippines

LOCUST SWARM PHOTOS: Plagues Triggered by Serotonin?


ORANGE ALERT: Alaskans brace for Volcano eruption
She's gonna blow!


The Who
Baba O'Reilly
From "Who's Next"

Thursday, January 29, 2009

WFRL: 613


J. S. Bach
Chorale-Prelude
"Helft mit Gotts Güte preisen"
BWV 613



Mozart's Requiem

Floatin' Powa News Service vs Glow Ball Dhimming


Billy Joel
Miami, 2017
The Concert for NYC ~ November, 2001

Italian Lefebvrite priest questions Holocaust
In the wake of a global furor triggered by Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to lift the excommunication of four traditionalist Catholic bishops, including one who cast doubt on the Holocaust, another leader in the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X has questioned whether the Nazis used gas chambers for anything other than “disinfection,” and said that people who hold revisionist views on the Holocaust are not anti-Semites.
Iraq sends Syria first ambassador in decades

Syria: Gaza "Victory" Groundwork For Peace

French envoy sez: Syria prevents Hezbollah from attacking Israel

Israel foils Hizbullah attack in Europe

UN: Oops, Hamas did fire from our facilities

Mitchell to Fellate Abasshole

Hamas fires rocket, Israel strikes back


Olmert offered Abbas East Jerusalem, to evacuate 60000 settlers


Netanyahu: Al-Qaeda would blow up Christ's burial site

Netanyahu: Obama Will Try to Internationalize Jerusalem Sites

Netanyahu vows to keep Jerusalem undivided

International Institute for Strategic Studies Sez:
Iran 'could have a nuclear bomb by 2010
Iran proposes formation of joint legal committee by OIC members

Turkey urges Obama to redefine Mideast terrorism

Afghan Presidential Election Delayed

Iran anticipates "practical," "fundamental" changes in US policy
Naturally!

All Hail Glow Ball Dhimming:
Obama's administration has drafted a letter to Iran from the president aimed at unfreezing US-Iranian relations and opening the way for face-to-face talks, the Guardian has learned.The US state department has been working on drafts of the letter since Obama was elected on 4 November last year. It is in reply to a lengthy letter of congratulations sent by the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, on 6 November.

Behold, The Egg of All Persuasions! But...... this woo the Iranian thing was started over 2 years ago, as I reported here often... to the yawns, jeers, burps and spitootling cries of UNHINGED LUNATIC! from the disgruntled throng. This is straight up Baker Plan. Yes, the guy we brung to the dance begun it. The Egg of All Persuasions merely continues it. Undeceive yourselves!

House Passes $819 Billion Nationalization of Industries Plan

China, Germany pledge joint efforts to stabilize global economy

Russia and China blame crisis on debt binge

THE DAVOS PUTINPALOOZA!

Prickly Putin Deflates Dell at Davos

Dell founder Michael Dell learned the hard way not to patronise an ex-KGB agent after his sales pitch to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin attracted a caustic response. In a question and answer session following a 40-minute speech by Putin at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Dell asked Putin how he could help Russia to expand its technology and make the best use of IT talent. "You see, the trick is that we don't need any help," a prickly Putin retorted. "We don't need help. We are not invalids. We don't have limited mental capacity."
Putin @ Davos: End The Dollars Influence

DAVOS: Putin says mutual access to energy creates security

In a Jan. 25 interview with Bloomberg Television, Putin said

“under the circumstances of globalization, the interdependence is so huge that all countries would be interested in” working out common rules for the world economy.

“What do I mean? Let’s take as an example only,” he said. “The Russian Federation has almost 50 percent of its gold and currency reserves in the American economy and we are not indifferent to what budget deficit America will have in 2009.”

Clinton hits back at 'free enterprise Putin'

Cuba's Raul Castro on milestone Russia visit

Russian Treason Bill to Be Revised
President Dmitri A. Medvedev has asked that a bill to expand the definition of espionage and state treason — a measure backed by Prime Minister Vladimir V. Putin — be revised.
The Eurasian Corridor: Pipeline Geopolitics and the New Cold War
There is evidence that the Georgian attack on South Ossetia on August 7 was carefully planned. High level consultations were held with US and NATO officials in the months preceding the attacks. The attacks on South Ossetia were carried out one week after the completion of extensive US - Georgia war games (July 15-31st, 2008). They were also preceded by high level Summit meetings held under the auspices of GUAM, a US-NATO sponsored regional military alliance.
Russia waiting for NATO to explain its stance on Georgia

Russia scraps plan to deploy nuclear-capable missiles in Kaliningrad
Move comes after Barack Obama administration says it will review Pentagon's proposed defence shield in central Europe
RUSSIA AND TURKEY RAISE OBSTACLES FOR US ENERGY POLICY

Gazprom's Investment in Trans-Saharan Gas Pipeline - Implications for Europe

GAZPROM, LUKOIL HAIL TALKS WITH UZBEKS

Former German spy could be nominated to Gazprom board

EU Regional Banks Set Rules To Fund Nabucco

Despite Nabucco Funding Plan, EU's Intentions Remain Muddled
Naturally! Yes, the old adage alwaysholds true, baffle 'em with bullshit, it's the Glow Ball way.

Once Upon a Time in the West

Overview: Foreign Relations of Turkmenistan in 2008

Iran, Turkmenistan confer on gas projects


Iran will finance the development of gas fields in Turkmenistan ...

Turkmenistan hints at supplying Nabucco

Budapest Longs for Caspian Gas

Belgium seeks expanded energy role in Turkmenistan

Oil rises on Fed statement, stimulus plan

Former CIA station chief accused of rape

Blankfein, Fuld, Thain Are Davos No-Shows as Wall Street Dhimms

Geithner’s yuan call rejected as ‘horrible advice’ at Davos

Geithner names Gold Man Sacks ex-lobbyist as Treasury chief of staff

MPH & ETA:
As the economy melted down in the Fall, the New York Times reported that Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein “was the only Wall Street executive at a meeting at the New York Federal Reserve on Sept. 15 to discuss the A.I.G. bailout.” That bailout was a big deal to Goldman Sachs, because AIG insured many of its investments - and the spectacle of New York Fed chief Tim Geithner letting Goldman’s CEO in the room to take part in negotiations over the government bailout looked like a textbook example of the kind of crony capitalism that candidate Barack Obama said he’d put an end to as president.
Geithner Got $434,668 Severance From NY Fed

Wall Street’s Marxist Presidential Pawn
Wall Street control of the Democratic Party may come as a surprise or shock to those who have been led to believe over the years by the liberal media that the Republican Party is the party of fat cats, rich people, and special interests. But the vote count for Geithner, the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, speaks for itself. Of the 60 votes in favor, 50 came from Democrats (including independent Senator Joe Lieberman). Only four Democrats (including independent Bernie Sanders) voted against Geithner.

Wall Street wanted Geithner because he had already been deeply involved in the bailouts of the big banks and had powerful political connections to such groups as the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, the Group of Thirty, and the Council on Foreign Relations. In short, this former employee of Kissinger Associates was a Wall Street favorite.

But how could Obama, a controversial figure with a revolutionary Marxist background, communist connections, and socialist worldview, emerge as the favorite of Wall Street interests? The short answer is that he is the perfect front man.

Gold Man Sacks to Pimp for Red Sox

Petrobras shares rise as Goldman Sachs reiterates buy rating


SPLEEN SEARCH: Petrobras

In Year Of Ox, Asian Stocks Stay On Bull Ride

USA: Unemployment Benefits Soar to Record

US New-Home Sales Fall to Lowest Level on Record

Well, I see the build up to the impending aerospace industry nationalization is in full vigor today:
Continental Airlines posts $266 million 4Q loss

Fuel hedges burn Continental, US Airways

JetBlue Has $49 Million Pretax Loss, Trims Capacity

US Airways Posts $541 Million Loss on Fuel Contracts
EU Unveils New Plan Against Climate Change

EU calls on America to create transatlantic carbon trading scheme

Al-Goreacle Delivers 'Inconvenient Truth' Lecture to Senate Committee


DAVOS: Novozymes says "green" Obama to offset weak oil

Metrobank, Sumitomo go into carbon-credit business

Hotwire Teams With Terrapass to Sell Carbon Offsets

Starting in October/November or so (see the last story in that post) I noted here that the Gold Man Sacks was buying into this "carbon offsets" Glow Ball scam. Keeping my eyes on that.

5.4 in India

6.0 in Indonesia

Earthquakes shake El Salvador, Guatemala, Ecuador


Alaska volcano expected to erupt soon


Distant planet's roasting orbit

Couple Pays $150000 for First Single-Birth Dog Clone in the US

JEHU: Projecting Fantasy Onto Your Simulacrum


UFO
Lights Out

Heaven help those
who help themselves
That's the way it goes
The frightening thoughts
of what's been taught
And now it shows