Thursday, October 20, 2011

The "Mad-Dog" of the Middle East is dead!

Reuters is reporting that former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has died of wounds suffered on Thursday as fighters battling to complete an eight-month-old uprising against his rule overran his hometown Sirte.  The body of the former Libyan leader was taken to a location which is being kept secret for security reasons, an NTC official said.  "Gaddafi's body is with our unit in a car and we are taking the body to a secret place for security reasons," Mohamed Abdel Kafi, an NTC official in the city of Misrata, told Reuters.  His killing, which came swiftly after his capture near Sirte, is the most dramatic single development in the Arab Spring revolts that have unseated rulers in Egypt and Tunisia and threatened the grip on power of the leaders of Syria and Yemen.  "He (Gaddafi) was also hit in his head," National Transitional Council official Abdel Majid Mlegta told Reuters. "There was a lot of firing against his group and he died."  ALJAZEERA is reporting that another NTC commander said that Moussa Ibrahim, former spokesman for Gaddafi's fallen government, was captured near Sirte.  Abdul Hakim Al Jalil, commander of the 11th brigade, also said he had seen the body of the chief of Gaddafi's armed forces, Abu Bakr Younus Jabr.  "I've seen him with my own eyes," he said and showed Reuters a picture of Jabr's body.  "Moussa Ibrahim was also captured and both of them were transferred to our operations room."  Good riddance, Gaddafi was responsible for many innocent deaths and now Gaddafi is regulated to the dustbin of history.  

Al Jazeera Publishes Alleged Gadhafi Death Video

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Iranians plot assassinations on US soil--Saudi Ambassador targeted

Five days ago I posted a story about a top Iranian official that called for terrorist attacks "in the heart of Europe." Now we discover the Iranians were plotting to assassinate the Saudi Ambassador in Washington while dining in a Washington restaurant.  According to a news conference by the Justice Department, the Iranian terrorist had also planned to bomb the Saudi and Israeli Embassies.  A criminal complaint, which was unsealed in federal court in New York City Tuesday, identified the two alleged plotters as Manssor Arbabsiar and Gholam Shakuri, both with ties to Iran, Reuters reported. Arbabsiar has been jailed in New York since September and Shakuri remains at large.  Arbabsair, a naturalized U.S. citizen who holds an Iranian passport, allegedly expressed disregard for the collateral damage that the attacks in Washington would have caused.  It is being reported that one of the Iranians had tried to contact the Mexican narco-terrorist Zetas organization to help with the assassination.  I wonder if this information will resonate with the Obama administration and make them realize we need to seal our southern border.  The Iranians kill our soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq with no consequence.  Will the Obama administration finally get tough with the Iranians?  I will post more info when it becomes available.      

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Top Iranian official calls for terrorist attacks "in the heart of Europe"

Top Iranian calls for terrorist attacks "in the heart of Europe." Hassan Rahimpour Azghadi was quoted as saying, "Today, we must be prepared. In the past, our operational units went to the west and south. Now they must prepare to go to northern Africa, to eastern Asia, and to the heart of Europe. We must prepare for operations worldwide," reported MEMRI. The Iranian leadership could be characterized as evil, or better yet, insane. Comments like Mr. Azghadi's, are all too common for those in power in Iran and are proof of why we cannot allow the Iranians to obtain nuclear weapons. We cannot allow mentally unstable lunatics to have the power to annihilate another nation and if given the chance, the Iranians would do just that.  Click the link below for the full video of Hassan Rahimpour Azghadi.  

Iranian Supreme Council for Cultural Revolution Member Hassam Rahimpour Azghadi Calls on Iranians to Conduct Sabotage Operations in 'The Heart of Europe' and Worldwide

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Syria threatens to annihilate Tel Aviv

Embattled Syrian President Assad threatens to level Tel Aviv if NATO takes military action against his murdering regime.  In a meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Assad said: "If a crazy measure is taken against Damascus, I will need not more than six hours to transfer hundreds of rockets and missiles to the Golan Heights to fire them at Tel Aviv." Assad also reiterated that Damascus will also call on Hezbollah in Lebanon to launch such an intensive rocket and missile attack on Israel that the Israeli spy agencies could never imagine.  "All these events will happen in three hours, but in the second three hours, Iran will attack the US warships in the Persian Gulf and the US and European interests will be targeted simultaneously," the Iranian news agency FARS reported.

The threats made by Assad are reminiscent of the threats made by former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein during the first Gulf War.  In fact, Saddam fired 39 Scuds towards Israel (Tel Aviv, Haifa) during that war and caused the deaths of 74 Israelis as a consequence.  The missiles in the arsenals of Syria, Hezbollah and Iran pose a much greater threat to Israel than the Scuds fired by Saddam.  Arab dictators are known for their bluster, but when their power is threatened, all bets are off.  According to DEBKA, Syria, Iran and Hezbollah have charted a coordinated military operation for flattening metropolitan Tel Aviv, Israel's financial, industrial and cultural center, with thousands of missiles launched simultaneously by all three - plus the Palestinian Hamas and Jihad Islami firing from the Gaza Strip.  Could this be the reason The United States, United Kingdom and France have been reluctant to take significant action against Assad?  My guess would be yes.

DEBKA also reported that Israeli officials have never publicly admitted that this threat is on record, but Western intelligence sources have reported that Israel reacted with a warning of its own: If a single Syrian missile explodes in Tel Aviv, Damascus will be first to pay the price, and if the missile offensive persists, one Syrian town after another will be destroyed.  The Israeli message to Assad cited the warnings Defense Minister Ehud Barak and other government members addressed in the past year to Hezbollah, that if Tel Aviv comes under attack from its missiles, not only Beirut but all of Lebanon would go up in flames. Assad was given to understand that Syria would go the same way as Lebanon if it engaged in missile belligerence against Israel.  It is reported that Israel may have about two hundred nuclear missiles and I would guess they would use these assets to destroy the Syrian towns if attacked.

NATO member Turkey has announced plans for a 10 day military exercise in the southern province of Hatay along the Syrian border and this action is apparently what twisted Assad into his tirade.  Turkey in the past has threatened to invade the border area of Syria, so as to carve out a "safe' zone for Syrian refuges trying to escape Assad's murdering onslaught.  The dentist trained dictator is reported to have killed about 2700 of his own people during the crackdown, but if history is any guide, the carnage will turn out to be much higher.  Arab despots tend to have a fondness for mass graves and I'm sure they will find many more victims once this is all over and Assad is regulated to the dustbin of history.               

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