Sunday, August 31, 2008
Smells like Victory
Friday, August 29, 2008
East Timor- Tour Top to Bottom
By Ellen Whinnett August 28, 2008 07:52am
EAST Timor will one day rival Bali as a drawcard for Australian tourists, its Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao has claimed.
Speaking in Melbourne, Mr Gusmao declared his fledgling nation open for business, reports the Herald Sun.
He said drawing Australian tourists to East Timor would be another way of driving the economy forward.
Only a handful make the 90-minute flight from Darwin to East Timor each month, but new hotels, scuba-diving firms and the publication of a Lonely Planet travel guide had made the country more attractive as a destination.
"I believe that when Australians know our country they will prefer our country instead of Bali for example," Mr Gusmao said.
Diving Timor LesteAnn Turner, Turismo Timor Leste
Timor-Leste sits at the heart of the Indo-Pacific ‘coral triangle’, home to more species of marine life than anywhere else on earth. The clean, warm waters that surround the world’s newest country provide ideal conditions for a delicate coral reef ecosystem, supporting a vast diversity of creatures, from the smallest shrimp to the massive whale shark. Timor-Leste’s north coast sits on the edge of an underwater precipice, the Wetar Strait, a marine trench almost three kilometers deep, which provides a corridor for pelagic and migrating animals: whales, dolphin, tuna and sailfish patrol offshore. The coastal coral reef is constantly refreshed by the deep water, which brings both predators and prey to within reach of its inhabitants. This is the recipe for some of the world’s best diving.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
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Understatement of the decade!
Give me a break. it is not an attack ad. The MSM and Obama camps may say so, but it certainly is not. it is informative AND factual.
Obama's Protestors Threathen TV Stations Over McCain Ad "Know Enough"
Former Clinton Delegate Debra In McCain Ad
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
DefenceTalk 26th Aug 2008
Defence News [ Tuesday, August 26, 2008 ] - DefenceTalk.com
NATO AWACS Conducts Strike Eagle Dogfights Aug 26, 2008
Recent Cyber Attacks Serve as Lesson, General Says Aug 26, 2008
Army Research on Invisibility Not Science Fiction Aug 26, 2008
Russia moves to recognise Georgia breakaway regions Aug 26, 2008
Russia Says NATO Using Aid As Cover Aug 26, 2008
Exercise Red Flag Enters Its Final 'Run' Phase Aug 26, 2008
Iraq, US agree no foreign troops after 2011: PM Aug 26, 2008
International Naval Mission Sets Sail to Stop Piracy Aug 26, 2008
F-15 Tests Alternative Jet Engine Fuel Aug 26, 2008
BrookesNews 26th Aug 2008
Why Obama's tax 'rebate' plan cannot succeed
The last thing the US economy needs - or any other economy - is an Obama tax and spend policy, which would be better named tax and destroy. However, thereal problem is not Obama but economic illiteracy and entrenched Keynesian fallacies
Is deleveraging bad for the US economy?http://brookesnews.com/082508deleveraging.html
Those who accuse the US banks of endangering the economy by deleveraginghave failed to grasp that saving is real stuff and has nothing to do with money as such the so-called paradox of thrift turns out to be a logical impossibility
The business cycle and monetary policy: the RBA gets it wrong
Although the Reserve Bank of Australia's monetary policy has done an enormous amount of damage our economic commentators still treated it as if it were a sacred oracle, despite its awful grasp of monetary policy. This is further evidence of just how bad our economic commentariat really is
For Democrats politics is a war of extermination against their opponents
The battle for Florida is still being waged with Obama and his corrupt media cohorts leading the charge against the Constitution. This battle will continue until either the Democrats have turned the US into a one-partystate or until they have been beaten to the point where they will permanently cease to be a threat to American liberties. And that also goesfor the their media pals
Carbon taxes and renewable energy: a disaster in the making
With nuclear power and oil shale banned, and plans to tax coal, oil and gasout of existence, man is headed back to the "green" energy sources of the Dark Ages - muscles, horses, firewood and sunshine
Obamacide: Obama's support for infanticide
Obama's media pals and supporters are running away from his support for infanticide. It tells us a great deal about the Democrats and journalists that they would support this barbaric practice. And they have the bloody nerve to accuse Republicans of being indifferent to suffering
Not only is freedom of speech threatened by Muslims, so is freedom of religion
Muslims aided and abetted the Nazis in their extermination of Jews sincethey shared a belief system that relegated Jews to the category of 'dogs andapes'. Unlike the Nazis Muslims disdain all religions other than Islam. Itis not only accepted but prescribed by Islam to destroy the Holy Bible and those who worship the word of God as opposed to the Islamic reverence of Allah
Democratic Platform's hidden Soros slush fund
Obama and his mate the 'democracy-loving' Soros plan to rip millions of dollars out of taxpayers and funnel them into Dem fronts. In short, this pair are going to use taxpayer dollars to fund their campaigns. If this ain't corruption then what the hell is?
Georgia and the left's double standards
Russia invades Georgia, a tiny democracy, and the left - through their silence - condone this atrocity. Georgia's crime is that it is a democracy that aligned itself with the US. So once again the left's corruption,mendacity, treason, duplicity, hypocrisy and politically depravity is onpublic display. In short, the left are scum
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Great White Fleet -100th Anniversary 1908-2008
USS McCain in Sydney for anniversary
Aug 20, 2008 6:18 PM
The original fleet lost 300 sailors to the harbour city the first time round, when they jumped ship to stay put in the relatively new nation of
The armada of 16
The controversial mission, which worried some Americans who thought it left the
More than 500,000 Sydneysiders greeted the fleet 100 years ago, one third of NSW's entire population in 1908.
The arrival of the USS John S McCain - named after the father and grandfather of current
As the destroyer sailed into
On board the ship, navy officers manned the rails, or stood hands-behind-back in a traditional naval pose which honours the country of port.
At the Australian navy's fleet base on
Captain Mark Montgomery, commodore of the destroyer's squadron, said the ship's arrival in
"When you come round the bend and see the Sydney Opera House it's really a unique experience for a mariner," he said.
"This really is a unique port, so well preserved ... The Rocks, the area around the park and Lady Macquarie's Chair, it's very different from most ports we pull into."
The original fleet famously lost 300 of its 14,000 sailors in
Captain Montgomery said he hoped he wouldn't lose too many naval officers to
"We only have 300 with us (this time) so we hope the numbers are lower," he joked.
"All things being equal, I'd like to leave with the number I came with."
Defence Minister Joel Fitzgibbon said the original fleet's arrival was highly significant for
"Hundreds of thousands of people lined these shores to welcome our American friends," he told reporters today.
"It was the beginning of a very, very important friendship and alliance.
"Today's visit is, of course, symbolic of the strength and the endurance of that relationship. A relationship we know will continue for a long, long time to come."
The USS John McCain, which has sailed from
JW/DW Digest 22nd, 23rd Aug 2008
An Last Launch
EA-6B Prowler aircraft and an F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft prepare for their last launch from the flight deck of the USS Kitty Hawk while under way in the Pacific Ocean, Aug. 6, 2008. The aircraft departed to join the USS George
Washington in San Diego, The USS Kitty Hawk is returning to the Calif. to be decommissioned after 46 years of service. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kyle D. Gahlau United States
Jihad Watch / Dhimmi Watch Digest
Saturday, August 23, 2008
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Jeffrey Imm: UK: New Documentary to Show Growing Islamic Supremacism in Mosques
Jeffrey Imm of the Anti-Jihad League of America, a longtime friend of Jihad Watch (whom I thank for links on practically a daily basis), here provides a report on ongoing jihadist activity in British mosques: The UK's Security Service MI-5...
Full article: <http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/022329.php>
Fitzgerald: That genocidal hadith and the minds of Muslims
Robert Spencer reports that "the MSA of the University of Southern California became a focal point of this effort [to repudiate the genocidal hadith about Muslims killing Jews to bring on the end times] because it hosts a major online...
Full article: <http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/022328.php>
Leader of Muslim Brotherhood-linked group to speak at Democratic National Convention
From the DNC website (thanks to Steve): Democratic Convention To Highlight Diverse Community Of Faith Leaders Working Toward Common Good August 16, 2008 First-Ever Faith Caucus Meetings to be Held at Democratic Convention Invocators and Benedictors to Include Pastor Joel...
Full article: <http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/022326.php>
Spencer: Random House and the Islamic War against Free Speech
In FrontPage today I discuss more implications of the Random House decision to drop Sherry Jones's silly and stupid novel The Jewel of Medina: Although when Random House canceled publication of Sherry Jones' trashy novel about Muhammad's nine-year-old wife, Aisha,...
Full article: <http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/022324.php>
Bolton, Spencer, Pamela
Late last night I was on KFNX with Pamela hosting, following the illustrious John Bolton. It was late, and I spoke freely. You can listen here....
Full article: <http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/022322.php>
Pakistani lawyers: "United States of Al Qaeda, Allah willing"
Now that Musharraf is gone, even those classes one would have thought were least "radical" -- lawyers -- prove to be al-Qaeda supporters. "Pro-Al Qaeda signs at lawyers' rally," by Rana Tanveer for the Daily Times, August 22:LAHORE: Protesting...
Full article: <http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/022320.php>
USC MSA removes, does not repudiate genocidal hadith
A third IslamoFascism Awareness Week is coming up, and this time at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, with which Jihad Watch is affiliated, we are focusing on the genocidal aspect of the jihad and the unsavory nature of the Muslim...
Full article: <http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/022315.php>
Oxford study: Engineering degrees "over-represented" in jihadist organizations
Another blow to the "poverty-causes-terrorism" angle. And, as with the case of the MIT jihadist, it underscores how little attention is given to the question of who our own educational institutions may be equipping with knowledge they can later use...
Full article: <http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/022318.php>
Al-Qaeda claims responsibility for Algeria bombings
Continuing to increase its presence in North Africa. This emerging jihadist stronghold should be of particular concern to European countries on the other side of the Mediterranean, lest they find themselves with a second "Al-Qaeda Pipeline" (if "construction" isn't underway...
Full article: <http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/022317.php>
Philippines: Government scraps peace deal with jihadists
An update on this story. "Philippines peace deal with Muslim rebels collapses," by Al Jacinto for the Los Angeles Times, August 22: ZAMBOANGA CITY, PHILIPPINES -- A tentative peace deal that came close to resolving decades of conflict between the...
Full article: <http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/022316.php>
Philippines: MILF says "peace process in tatters"
A female Muslim displays her placard calling for peace as she shouts "Allah is Great" after the regular Friday prayer in Manila They must have recently gotten stronger, more confident that they can implement the "Medinan" phase of Islam...
Full article: <http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/022314.php>
Fitzgerald: The situation of Israel is changing
GAZA, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- Prime minister of the deposed Palestinian unity government Ismail Haneya said on Thursday that liberating Jerusalem and the holy al-Aqsa Mosque can only be achieved through Jihad (Holy War), instead of "absurd peace talks." --...
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The do-it-yourself jihad
Yet another Misunderstander of Islam comes to the crazy idea that jihad involves more than just inner spiritual struggle. "Jury hears of 'do-it-yourself jihad' book," by Margaret Scheikowski for AAP, August 21 (thanks to JE): A DO-IT-YOURSELF jihad book provided...
Full article: <http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/022310.php>
Hamas top dog: Jerusalem can only be liberated by jihad, not negotiations
And he doesn't mean an interior spiritual struggle, either: Haneya has bought into the Islamophobic notion that jihad has something to do with warfare. Ibrahim Hooper, call your office! "Haneya: Jerusalem can only be "liberated" through Holy war, not talks,"...
Full article: <http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/022308.php>
Race to destroy Israel and hasten the coming of the Mahdi hits a snag
A rather dismal display. "Iran missile test failed: US observers," from AFP, August 20 (thanks to all who sent this in): [...] Iran announced on Sunday that it had successfully launched into space a missile with a dummy satellite. There...
Full article: <http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/022302.php>
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Senior citizen to be put to death if he doesn't divorce 76 of his 80 wives
Update to this story. "Death verdict for man with 80 wives," from SMH.com, August 23:LAGOS: An Islamic body in Nigeria has issued a death sentence on a man who married 80 women against the maximum of four allowed by Islam,...
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Indonesia warns about upcoming German conference, insisting that there must "be sensitivity because such an event will only worsen misunderstanding"
Not to mention lead to Muslim riots meant to demonstrate that Islam is a religion of peace. Update to this story. "Anti-Islam congress counterproductive to interfaith dialogs," from Antara News, August 22:Jakarta, (ANTARA News) - Indonesia, the world`s largest Moslem...
Full article: <http://www.jihadwatch.org/dhimmiwatch/archives/022323.php>
Italy's former Prez admits they tried to bribe jihadists and buy safety
And it didn't work, of course. It never does. Aethelred the Unready Alert: "Italy's ex-president admits terror deal," from the Jerusalem Post, August 19 (thanks to all who sent this in): A former Italian president says his country had allowed...
Full article: <http://www.jihadwatch.org/dhimmiwatch/archives/022319.php>
Saudis: Jews give you cancer!
Our Friends and Allies the Saudis Update: "Saudis warn: Israeli products cancerous," by Rachelle Kliger for the Media Line News Agency, August 21 (thanks to Writer Mom): Saudi trade officials are warning against what they claim to be cancerous products...
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Olympics: hijab-clad sprinter beats infidels at their own games
As an athlete, good for her. As a Muslima participating in a wholly infidel event that has absolutely no connection to Islam -- women racing and being awarded medals representative of mushrik Greece? -- well, the following Koranic verse...
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Malaysia court: Muslim convert's past identity "ceased to exist" upon conversion
Another no-brainer (see below) that may have to go to the supreme court. More on this story. "Malaysia: Court denies woman's appeal to leave Islam," from Inspire, August 21:A civil court has denied a woman's appeal to renounce Islam in...
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Pakistan: kidnapped, forced to convert to Islam Christian girls still unable to go home
Imagine, a case that would be a no-brainer -- kidnappers go to jail, girls return home -- in Pakistan, "Land of the Pure," has to drag on for months and go to the "supreme court." More on this story. "Pakistan;...
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Chicago-area official won't apologize for anti-Sharia email
Windy City anti-dhimmitude: "The e-mail's basic message was that people coming to this country should adapt." And that ain't "hate." An update on this story. "Frankfort Township Assessor Paul Ruff stands by e-mail on Islam, immigrants: Official does not apologize...
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U.S. CENTCOM News 18th-23rd Aug 2008
Rush Hour Traffic
An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 102 launches from the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk for the last time in
Pacific Ocean, Aug 6, 2008. Carrier Air Wing 5 aircraft flew off Kitty Hawk to join the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington in . In September, George Washington will replace Kitty Hawk as the Navy's only carrier operating from San Diego . U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kyle D. Gahlau Japan
Posted: 21 Aug 2008 03:27 AM CDT
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (August 13, 2008) – Residents in Anaba celebrated the naming of their district as "peaceful."
Posted: 22 Aug 2008 09:09 AM CDT
MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. (August 22, 2008) – The United States Central Command has deployed approximately 200 personnel from Tampa to Central Command Forward Headquarters in the Middle East to conduct training on the Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP).