["Al Qaeda in Gaza is having a bad week as the Israelis are mopping up their operations in Gaza...the so-called "Army of Islam" lost their leader yesterday to an Israeli air force airstrike adding to several other Army of Islam jihadis who launched their last rockets into Israel the other day.
The Israeli Air Force killed an emir of the al Qaeda-linked Jaish al Islam, or Army of Islam, in an airstrike in northern Gaza. The airstrike is the latest by Israel that has targeted al Qaeda-affiliated terrorists in the Gaza Strip.
Israeli fighter-bombers killed Muaman Abu Daf, a leader of the Army of Islam, in a strike in the Zeitoun district in Gaza City today. Hamas, the terror group which runs Gaza, confirmed that Abu Daf was killed in the attack. Five other Palestinians were wounded. Members of the Army of Islam wrapped Abu Daf's body in the flag flown by al Qaeda in Iraq, Shabaab, and other al Qaeda affiliates in the Middle East.
The Israeli Defense Forces confirmed the strike and said the Air Force "targeted a terrorist squad that was identified moments before firing rockets at Israel from the northern Gaza Strip."
"A hit was confirmed, thwarting the rocket fire attempt," the IDF said in a statement released on its website. "The aforementioned squad is responsible for the firing of rockets at Israel in the past number of days."
Today's strike that killed Abu Daf is the third by the Israeli Air Force against what the IDF refers to as "Global Jihad-affiliated terrorists," or Gaza-based groups linked to al Qaeda. On Dec. 27, the Israeli Air Force killed Abdallah Telbani, who was involved in a plot to attack Israel from the Egyptian Sinai as well as with rocket and IED attacks along the Israeli-Gaza border."]
U.S. government continues to sell high-tech weapons to one of world's worst human rights abusers and violator of freedom of speech, religion:
["The sale of $30 billion worth of F-15SA fighter jets to Saudi Arabia has been finalized, boosting the military strength of a key U.S. ally in the Middle East to help counter Iran, the Obama administration announced Thursday.
Under the agreement, the U.S. will send Saudi Arabia 84 new fighter jets and upgrades for 70 more. Production of the aircrafts, which will be manufactured by Boeing Co., will support 50,000 jobs and have a $3.5 billion annual economic impact in the U.S., the White House said. "]
Don't counter Iran,- MOP Iran's nuke sites back to the stone-age.
Support 50,000 jobs?
Do that without providing $billions of high-teck weaponry to Saudi Arabia, a country that spends $billions to spread Wahabbi Islamist doctrine around the world. Including U.S. mosques.
No, they are not an ally.
More weapons-deal stupidity from the U.S. government:
U.S. agrees to sell $3.4 billion in missiles to UAE.
["Wary of Iran, the U.S. has been building up missile defenses of its allies, including a $1.7 billion deal to upgrade Saudi Arabia's Patriot missiles and the sale of 209 Patriot missiles to Kuwait, valued at about $900 million.
On Thursday, the Obama administration announced the sale of $30 billion worth of F-15SA fighter jets to Saudi Arabia.
Under the fighter jet agreement, the U.S. will send Saudi Arabia 84 new fighter jets and upgrades for 70 more. Production of the aircraft, which will be manufactured by Boeing Co., will support 50,000 jobs and have a $3.5 billion annual economic impact in the U.S.
All the sales are part of a larger U.S. effort to realign its defense policies in the Persian Gulf to keep Iran in check."]
Baloney,-what they are irresponsibly doing is building up the Islamist military capabilities.
What happens if the House of Saud looses power in Saudi Arabia and the Islamists who want another caliphate come to power?
A key part of the Islamists desire to bring about a new caliphate is to first bring down the current wealthy family monarchy dictatorships in the Middle East.
For over 40 years the U.S. government has been irresponsibly building up the Egyptian military capability. Even with the knowledge that Egyptian 'wargames' were being conducted with Israel as the enemy.
Now in the aftermath of the Arab Spring it appears the Muslim Brotherhood Islamists and their Salafi friends have won a majority in the Egyptian elections.
"Muslim Brotherhood Plans to Cancel Peace Treaty with Israel"-INN
During presidential campaigns in America a popular question that voters are repeatedly asked is "are you better off now than you were four years ago?"
Put a similar question to any Iraqi Christian:
"Are you better off now than you were eight years ago before the U.S. led invasion?"
It goes without saying that the answer will be "no".
["Estimated to number more than one million before the US-led invasion of 2003, living primarily in Baghdad, the main northern city of Mosul, and the disputed oil hub of Kirkuk, some two-thirds of the population are estimated to have fled since, with more continuing to leave the violence-wracked country."]--read it all.
Real democracy is about more than just having elections.
There must be a complete embrace of the values and beliefs that serve as the foundation for democracy to be built on.
Such as true freedom of speech and freedom of religion. Islam is not compatible with that, despite what Islamic propagandists insist. The proof is seen in the dhimmi discrimination and persecution in Muslim-majority countries.
Such as in Iraq:
"Iraq's Christians Near Extinction"-
A key excerpt:
["Writer Kenneth Timmerman, who recently returned from Iraq, was asked in an interview “what if anything is the U.S. doing to alleviate the plight of Christian minorities … in Iraq?” His response:
Under President Obama the U.S. is doing nothing. They are putting no pressure on Al-Maliki in Iraq. … I just returned from Northern Iraq … I can tell you that this is a community that is on the verge of extinction. The Assyrian Chaldean Syriac community in Iraq [i.e., the Christians] constitutes the indigenous people of Iraq. They have been there for millennia. They are being driven out by Jihadi Muslims on the one hand and by Kurdish Nationalists on the other.
Worse, whereas Iraq’s Christians were in the habit of fleeing to neighboring countries for refuge, in light of the so-called “Arab Spring,” these countries are no longer safe, as their own Christians are increasingly targeted."]--read it all.
Now why would that be? If true democracy was what these Arab Spring mass protests were about this would not be the case.
Unfortunately the Arab Spring protests seem to be more about advancing the Islamic agenda for another caliphate. Not real democracy.
[“This morning, Gingrich’s campaign released this response:
Richmond, VA – Newt 2012 released the following statement from Campaign Director Michael Krull regarding ballot qualification in Virginia.
“Only a failed system excludes four out of the six major candidates seeking access to the ballot. Voters deserve the right to vote for any top contender, especially leading candidates. We will work with the Republican Party of Virginia to pursue an aggressive write-in campaign to make sure that all the voters of Virginia are able to vote for the candidate of their choice.”
That darn “failed system”!
UPDATE: And… no write-in options, either! Doug Mataconis and Ed Morrissey observe the relevant Virginia law:
At all elections except primary elections it shall be lawful for any voter to vote for any person other than the listed candidates for the office by writing or hand printing the person’s name on the official ballot.
The 2008 Virginia GOP presidential primary counted no write-in votes.”]
["A federal judge has denied a motion to dismiss charges against a Baltimore man accused of plotting to bomb a military recruiting center.
Judge J. Frederick Motz also denied a motion Wednesday to suppress evidence in the case of Antonio Martinez, who is charged with attempted murder of federal officers and attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. Martinez, also known as Muhammad Hussain, has pleaded not guilty.
An affidavit details how Martinez was caught in an FBI sting after allegedly trying to detonate a phony bomb. Martinez’ attorneys argued that the lack of recordings of early meetings with an informant deprives the defense of potentially exculpatory evidence.
Prosecutors argued that later statements that were recorded corroborate his “predisposition and guilty state of mind.”]
Judge George Daniels signed judgement finding Iran, Taliban, and Al-Qaeda liable for the Islamic terrorist attacks against America on 9/11:
["A federal judge has signed a default judgment finding Iran, the Taliban and al Qaeda liable in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Judge George Daniels in Manhattan signed the judgment Thursday, a week after hearing testimony in the 10-year-old case. The signed ruling, which he promised last week, came in a $100 billion lawsuit brought by family members of victims of the attacks. He directed a magistrate judge to preside over remaining issues, including fixing compensatory and punitive damages.
Daniels signed findings of fact saying the plaintiffs had established that the 2001 attacks were caused by the support the defendants provided to al Qaeda. The findings also said Iran continues to provide material support and resources to al Qaeda by providing a safe haven for al Qaeda leadership and rank-and-file al Qaeda members"]--read it all.
Iran has been guilty of perpetrating 'acts of war' and terrorism against America for decades ever since the Iranian Islamic revolution which brought the jihadist Ayatollas into power.
The Iranian proxy Hezbollah in Lebanon was responsible for the Marine barracks bombing that claimed the lives of over 200 U.S. marines.
["We were told the purpose of the Soviet Union was to create a new historic entity – the Soviet people and that we must forget our nationalities, our ethnic traditions and customs. The same seems to be true of the European Union. They don’t want you to be British or French. They want you all to be a new historic entity – European: to suppress all your national feelings and live as a multi-national community.
After seventy three years the same system in the Soviet Union resulted in more ethnic conflict than anywhere in the world. In the Soviet Union one of the grand purposes was the destruction of the nation state. And that’s exactly what we observe in the European Europe today. Brussels intends to absorb nation states so that they should cease to exist. Corruption was built into the Soviet system from top down, and so it is in the EU. The same endemic corruption activity that we saw in the old Soviet Union has flourished in the EU. Those who oppose or expose it are silenced or punished. Nothing changes.
In the Soviet Union we had a Gulag: I think we have a Gulag in the European Union also – an intellectual gulag known as Political Correctness. When anyone tries to speak their mind on questions of race or gender, or if their views differ from those approved, they will be ostracised. This is the beginning of the gulag: the beginning of your loss of freedom."]--read it all.
"In the Soviet Union one of the grand purposes was the destruction of the nation state. And that’s exactly what we observe in the European Europe today. Brussels intends to absorb nation states so that they should cease to exist..."
That is what the EU is trying to do to Serbia today.
And not only the matter of Serbia's sovereignty, but the EU is trying to blackmail Serbia to surrender Kosovo:
["Serbia has been warned that it will not be admitted to join the European Union unless it recognizes the independence of its former province, the Republic of Kosovo, Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic has revealed.
"Four Foreign Ministers of EU member states have told me that Serbia will not be able to join the EU if it doesn't recognize formally the independence of Kosovo" Jeremic said Wednesday, as cited by Fonet and BGNES."]
And that is one of the important reasons why Serbia needs to tell the EU and Angela Merkle to take a hike.
As James Bisset asserts, "Serbia better off outside the EU".
The EU doing the bidding of Islamists.
In addition to an EU version of the Soviet dictatorship, the EU seems rapidy on the road to becoming a vassal of Islamic dictates:
"Eurabia: The Planned Islamization of Europe"-via Vlad Tepes
["Just because I'm Jewish, people are always asking me how to spell Chanukah. Well, it is spelled correctly in the above picture. In other words, the word is Hebrew and is properly spelled in Hebrew, so any way you want to spell it in English is okay as long as readers can understand what you're referring to."]
Another anti-semitic invention to exploit the birth of the Messiah in Bethlehem to propagate a lie:
["More than a billion Christians around the world are about to celebrate Christmas, commemorating the birth of Jesus, the promised Messiah. There is one thing the Palestinian Arabs hope you all remember during those celebrations - that Jesus was, in fact, a Palestinian (Arab).
It is nothing new for the Palestinians to claim that Jesus was a Palestinian. The Palestinian leadership gets in on the action all the time. Yasser Arafat used to openly declare as much as he kicked off Christmas from Bethlehem every year.
Arafat is gone, and current Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas is a bit more subtle, but the media organs under his control are still being used to perpetuate this lie. Oh, and so is Abbas' Western-backed, so-called "moderate" prime minister, Salam Fayyad.
"Christmas is an opportunity to celebrate the Palestinian identity of Jesus Christ," declared Fayyad as he flipped the switch lighting a 50-foot Christmas tree in Bethlehem's Manger Square last week.
The lie has fully permeated Arab society in the region."]
The eight days of Chanukah this year begin on Tuesday the 20th of December. The Jewish historian Josephus gives an account of the history:
The First Chanukkah (December 164 BCE)
["And on the twenty-fifth day of the month Kislev, which the Macedonians call Apellaios, they lighted the lights [phôta] that were on the menorah, and offered incense upon the altar, and laid the loaves upon the table, and offered whole burnt offerings upon the new altar.
As it happened, these things took place on the very same day on which, three years before, the divine worship had been reduced to an impure and profane form of worship; for the Temple had remained desolate for three years after being made so by Antiochus...And the desolation of the Temple came about in accordance with the prophecy of Daniel, which had been made four hundred and eight years before; for he had revealed that the Macedonians would destroy it.
And so Judah and his fellow citizens celebrated the festival of the restoration of the sacrifices of the Temple for eight days, and omitted no sort of pleasure, but everyone feasted upon very rich and splendid sacrifices; and they honoured God, and delighted themselves with psalms of praise and the playing of harps. Indeed, they were so very glad at the revival of their customs and, after so long a time, having unexpectedly regained their right to worship, that they made it a law for their posterity that they should keep a festival celebrating the restoration of their Temple worship for eight days. And from that time to this we celebrate this, which we call the Festival of Lights [phôta], because, I imagine, beyond our hopes this right was brought to light [phanênai], and so this name was placed on the festival."] -continue reading here.
For over 2,000 years Chanukah has been observed on the 25th of the Jewish month Kislev, which corresponds to December.
It would seem to be more than a coincidence that "Christmas" is observed on the 25th of December.
During more than three hundred years after the Messiah was born there was no "Christmas" that was observed by the early Jewish and Gentile believers.
Dec.25th decreed as the birth of the Messiah by Constantine in AD 325.
["The first recorded celebration of Christmas was marked in a list of Roman bishops that was compiled in 354 AD. For the date 336 AD, it was written: 25 Dec.: natus Christus in Betleem Judeae, which translates to December 25th Christ Born in Bethlehem, Judea."
"Nobody is sure which day Jesus was actually born. It is proposed that the date December 25th was chosen as the day to celebrate Jesus¹ birth because the date was already used by many cultures and pagan religions as a holiday to hold feasts and celebrate the winter solstice."]
The following from Messiah Assembly:
"Biblical Dates for Yeshua Ha Mashiach's conception and birth"-
A key excerpt:
["Chanukah often falls very close to Christmas, and at times is on the very same day. The apostate Roman church, under the direction of Constantine, dictated that Christians were to stop celebrating Chanukah. Records of that time, both Jewish, Pagan, and Christian, indicate that Gentile Believers had an almost universal practice of celebrating Chanukah up until this decree was given by Constantine in 325 A.D. Constantine deemed Chanukah to be "too Jewish." Since the Nazratim, those who were Jewish believers in Yeshua, refused to follow the lead of the Gentile Church and allow Constantine to appoint their officers, Constantine was determined to cut all ties between the Jewish and Gentile components of the Ecclesia. The pagan winter solstice rituals of late December coincided with Chanukah on the 25th of Kislev. Most of the rites and rituals of that pagan holiday were used to replace Chanukah to create Christmas, which was set to be celebrated on December 25. This was thinly disguised with a "Christian" veneer by arbitrarily saying it was the Messiah’s birthday.
Yeshua is shown celebrating the feast of Dedication (Chanukah means "Dedication") in John 10:22,23. It is at this celebration that He declares "I and My Father are One" [John 10:30], which testifies to His Divine origin in His conception. It also reinforces Chanukah as the time of His conception.]--read it all.