Archive for March, 2009

The Fall of El Salvador

Posted in Bulletproof Diction on March 16, 2009 by mb007bpd

Another day, another once-promising Latin American country falls to smiley-face communism.

Does it seem like our sprightly new administration is in the least bit concerned?

The Obama government has assured Salvadorans it would work with any leader elected — a marked departure from the Bush administration, which in 2004 suggested that an FMLN victory would hurt ties.

Of course not.

Why disagree with ideological comrades?

And in case you were wondering if El Salvador is just some insignificant little isthmus:

Close U.S. ties saw El Salvador keep troops in Iraq longer than any other Latin American country and become a hub of regional cooperation with Washington against drug trafficking. The country’s economy depends on billions of dollars sent home by 2.5 million Salvadorans who live in the U.S.

Sounds like the Spain of Central America.

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Baggage Handler by Day, Extremist by Night

Posted in Bulletproof Diction on March 12, 2009 by mb007bpd

An impressive investigation by the Daily Mail–at least they aren’t afraid to call a spade a spade.

Quick takes:

One of the Muslim extremists who branded British soldiers returning from Iraq murderers works as a baggage handler at a UK airport, it has emerged.

Jalal Ahmed has been working at Luton Airport for around two years and has access to secure areas of the site, according to reports.

The Muslim, who is in his early 20s, is said to have once joked he was the nephew of Osama bin Laden.

And he was allegedly questioned by police over pictures he had taken of passenger planes.

Surprised?  But it gets even better:

Ahmed was seen at the protest on Tuesday at the homecoming of the Royal Anglian Regiment clutching a banner declaring ‘Butchers of Basra‘.

Let’s take a look at this chap at the protest:

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And just in case you were wondering that these were just innocent little freedom fighters, you might want to read this:

Moneyquote:

The demonstrators included members of a group called Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaah, whic is thought to have been formed by former members of Omar Bakri Mohammed’s radical Islamist organisation al-Muhajiroun.

One of them was Sayful Islam, a disciple of the inflammatory Bakri and a prominent hardline activist in Luton for more than five years.

That organization certainly sounds familiar:

Luton has a growing Muslim population and has been a hot-bed of radical activity. The extremist group al-Muhajiroun has also been very active in the town. The 7/7 bombers assembled in Luton, before travelling to London to carry out their attacks.

There are around 1.5 million Muslims in Britain, a million of whom live in London. There are 150,000 Muslims in Birmingham and a further 27,000 in Luton.

Patrick Mercer, the Tory MP for Newark, said al-Qaeda now had support in large parts of the country, especially around Luton which was the spot where the 7/7 terrorists assembled before travelling to London to mount the Tube bombings.

It seems like the people of Luton and their brave soldiers have had enough.  It is also promising that the Daily Mail and Telegraph are reporting on these sorts of things.

Is Britain finally waking up to its nightmare?