Friday, July 28, 2006

"What I Saw in Dearbornistan"

A must-read! As I recently posted, Hezbollah is here. The question still stands: CAN a good Muslim be a good American?

[Hat-tip to Nanc for that Dearbornistan link]

55 Comments:

At 7/28/2006 11:40 AM, Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Depressing, isn't it? It is truely an invasion, when will the antibodes kick in and start killing off the bacteria?

tmw

 
At 7/28/2006 12:23 PM, Blogger nanc said...

where's the link?

 
At 7/28/2006 1:39 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

TMW: When the next 9-11 happens, this time at the hands of Hezbollah or Hamas, either alone or in conjunction with al-Qaeda.

 
At 7/28/2006 2:32 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Nanc,
where's the link?

Bwahahahaha! There's that back medication kicking in. I'll fix the mistake.

Bwahahahaha!

 
At 7/28/2006 2:36 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Nanc,
There. Fixed.

One of the side-effects of this new medication is forgetfulness. LOL.

Like I need THAT!

 
At 7/28/2006 2:47 PM, Blogger nanc said...

heheheheeeeee - i'm gettin' loaded on your forgetfulness! now, when people come and see the link there, they'll wonder what on earth I'M talking about.

there is such joy in the small things.

 
At 7/28/2006 3:07 PM, Blogger nanc said...

this article, over a year old, should go hand in hand with the linked article:

http://www.conservativetruth.org/article.php?id=2998&PHPSESSID=e4ec0394dfec99dc85ce4c71f9f63e15

the first time i read this, i thought to myself "could this really happen and escalate to greater proportions?" you decide.

 
At 7/28/2006 3:28 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Nanc,
I do so appreciate your pointing out my mistake.

I just had another small joy. The phone rang, and caller ID indicated this was a sales call. So I did what I've lately bee doing: I hit "Talk," then "Off." Bwahahahahaha!

About that link you just left....That's Laura Mansfield! She was at the Symposium. Do you know her story? Check my right sidebar. Ms. Mansfield is fluent in Arabic and translates various items, without the PC spin.

 
At 7/28/2006 3:32 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

A portion of the link which Nanc left for us:

...The reason for concern is obvious: Two different doctrines are being promoted. One peaceful, friendly, warm and fuzzy doctrine is being used to draw people in, with a focus on the wellbeing of their children.

But the Arabic-speaking sessions clearly have an anti-American tone.

It shows clearly that as much as we'd like to pretend it hasn't, jihad has reached Small-Town, USA. This mosque isn't in Washington, D.C., or New York City. This is a small mosque in a small town in the deep South.

And if it's in this tiny little quiet southern town, it's probably in your hometown, too.

[Laura Mansfield is a freelance writer with over 20 years of experience dealing with Middle East issues. She is fluent in written and spoken Arabic, and has an excellent understanding of the complex cultural, religious and historical issues. Her experience includes nearly seven years living and working in the region for a wide range of private and government clients.]


And, Nanc, I think the escalation is well underway.

 
At 7/28/2006 3:38 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Brooke & TMW,
TMW: When the next 9-11 happens, this time at the hands of Hezbollah or Hamas, either alone or in conjunction with al-Qaeda.

Allow me to present one of my favorite quotes, from The Truth Project:

At some point our collective heads will come up out of the sand, probably by the force of an explosion; and we'll stand, mouths agape like so many fish out of water, trying to comprehend a situation we've done our best to ignore.
-Anonymous, 2005

 
At 7/28/2006 4:03 PM, Blogger The Merry Widow said...

My head is out of the sand, I see the enemy coming in like a flood with fire on the horizon! I do not believe America will be in the fight for long, we have thrown national sovereignty out the window! But I will not give up!

tmw

 
At 7/28/2006 4:22 PM, Blogger nanc said...

it is all happening so fast.

 
At 7/28/2006 4:38 PM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

"I do not believe America will be in the fight for long, we have thrown national sovereignty out the window! But I will not give up!"

Come on, snap out of it. Really, you drama queens start going ballistic over some muckraking from an Ann Coulter wannabe on Frontpage.

Snap out of it.

 
At 7/28/2006 4:40 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Nanc,
it is all happening so fast.

There's been a major acceleration since OBL's marching orders given last March or April. Walid Phares covered that topic at the pre-Symposium presentation.

AQ is Africa was the topic in portions of today's WaPo. Dr. Phares mentioned Africa and Latin America as the next two "fronts" for various terrorist ideologies.

Today, Chavez of Venezuela made a deal with Ahmadinejad. I don't have the details, but I wonder about funding for Hezbollah.

 
At 7/28/2006 4:41 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Duck,
You have your view, which is your right.

You can find sources other than Schlussel, but I doubt that you'll find them any more acceptable in your own eyes.

 
At 7/28/2006 4:44 PM, Blogger nanc said...

i love it when her highness, plucky, gets in the middle of us drama queens! reminds me of one of my sinful pleasures - a neapolitan ice cream sandwich!

 
At 7/28/2006 5:03 PM, Blogger MissingLink said...

Have you read about this?

LEBANON: ISRAELIS TAKE HEZBOLLAH VILLAGE WHERE HALF HAVE U.S. PASSPORTS

Beirut, 25 July (AKI) - Israel has made a major inroad into Hezbollah controlled territory with the capture of the southern Lebanese town of Bint Jebeil. The settlement, which has a population of some 45,000, is the capital of the Arus al-Jalil (The Bride of Galilee) province and is where the main motorway leading to city of Tyre intersects with the road that flanks Lebanon’s “Blue Line” border with Israel. It is considered a stronghold of Hezbollah.
A curious fact about Bint Jebiel is that more than half or its nominal residents, or some 28,000, have US citizenship, a legacy of the migration of many people from the area in the 1950s to places like Detroit. Many of these and their descendants every year come to spend their summer holidays in Bint Jebiel.
Of the thousands of American citizens evacuated from Lebanon in recent days, many come from Bint Jebeil.
It seems unlikely that Hezbollah will be able to regain control of the town in the short term as Israeli troops have begun to cut-off some of the communincation lines with other locations such as the east-west road running from the coastal towns of Naqura and Aytarun. The only route open to Hezbollah militants would be to launch an attack from the north along the road linking the town to Tibninki.

http://www.adnki.com/index_2Level_English.php?cat=Security&loid=8.0.324429504&par=0

 
At 7/28/2006 5:22 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Missing Link,
A curious fact about Bint Jebiel is that more than half or its nominal residents, or some 28,000, have US citizenship, a legacy of the migration of many people from the area in the 1950s to places like Detroit. Many of these and their descendants every year come to spend their summer holidays in Bint Jebiel.

Uh oh! There is another of those inconvenient facts! ;)

And none of them reported any presence of Hezbollah in that region? I'm shocked. SHOCKED!

This sounds promising: It seems unlikely that Hezbollah will be able to regain control of the town in the short term as Israeli troops have begun to cut-off some of the communincation lines with other locations...

 
At 7/28/2006 5:24 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Nanc,
i love it when her highness, plucky, gets in the middle of us drama queens! reminds me of one of my sinful pleasures - a neapolitan ice cream sandwich!

You should have first posted a spew alert! I very nearly did in my laptop.

 
At 7/28/2006 5:34 PM, Blogger MissingLink said...

AOW,
You should have first posted a spew alert! LOL
Nanc has her way with words.

 
At 7/28/2006 6:21 PM, Blogger nanc said...

oh, before i forget:

SPEW ALERT!

 
At 7/28/2006 6:23 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Nanc,
A little late with that, aren't you?

 
At 7/28/2006 8:44 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

Better late than never! ;) Hmm. I've never been called a drama queen... When's my coronation?

 
At 7/28/2006 9:02 PM, Blogger beakerkin said...

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At 7/28/2006 9:14 PM, Blogger nanc said...

brooke - i've never been called a drama queen either - the princess and the pea - but never a drama queen!

 
At 7/28/2006 9:33 PM, Blogger nanc said...

NEWSFLASH - it seems the government is exploring the possibility that this war may have to do with religious extreme ideologies. wow! you think?

 
At 7/28/2006 9:36 PM, Blogger The Merry Widow said...

My Mother used to call me Sara Burnhart, does that count? Course from what I've heard of her she'd take off her artificial leg and bean the duckster with it! Dark chocolate, acres and acres of dark chocolate!

tmw

 
At 7/28/2006 9:48 PM, Blogger nanc said...

i called my oldest daughter sara heartburn, tmw - i know what you're talking about.

 
At 7/28/2006 10:50 PM, Blogger nanc said...

ANOTHER NEWSFLASH:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2003159826_webbelltown28.html

but, the naysayers will shrug this off as they did nazi germany.

 
At 7/29/2006 7:34 AM, Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Nanc- My daughter puts on a really outrageous performance, just for the laughs! She counts "coupe" everytime she gets me howling. Now that's a good venue for a drama queen!
I saw that, how long will it take before the msm "gets" it? It's hate, pure and simple! But I can see it now, excuses, excuses and more excuses! Some how it will be Israel or the victims at fault! My heart goes out to those families affected!
Good morning and G*D bless!

tmw

 
At 7/29/2006 9:34 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Nanc,
CAIR has already rushed in with a disclaimer. Expected, of course.

I haven't heard, so far, anything about mental illness as a cause. Hmmmm....

 
At 7/29/2006 9:35 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Beak,
I can see it now: Ducky is set to start in a new commercial with Ben Afleck. He says Aflac and Ben says Afleck and after three times Ducky says Gili at which point Aleck starts to strangle the Duck.

Bwahahahaha!

 
At 7/29/2006 9:46 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Brooke,
I've never been called a drama queen.

Now that I think of it, neither have I! In fact, in my family, I'm sort of the opposite--unflappable, especially in times of crisis.

 
At 7/29/2006 9:55 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Nanc,
NEWSFLASH - it seems the government is exploring the possibility that this war may have to do with religious extreme ideologies. wow! you think?

The new movie Obsession is going to take on that issue. I just ordered the DVD. Obsession The Movie. This film targets Salafism and includes some of the same film footage as Islam: What the West Needs to Know, though the latter says that Islam itself is the problem. Obsession takes a slightly different and less offensive tack. That's okay. Get rid of the Salafists first!

 
At 7/29/2006 9:57 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Nanc,
i've never been called a drama queen either - the princess and the pea - but never a drama queen!

I've been called a lot of other names, but this is a family site (sort of), so I won't go into those names.

 
At 7/29/2006 9:58 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

TMW,
My daughter puts on a really outrageous performance, just for the laughs! She counts "coupe" everytime she gets me howling.

As in Oglala Sioux counting coupe?

 
At 7/29/2006 10:01 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

TMW,
she'd take off her artificial leg and bean the duckster with it!

Reminds me of a story....My husband used to work with a fellow who had an artificial leg. When this fellow got loaded (or whenever his wife was angry with him), his wife would take away his prothesis. Grounded him, so to speak. One time, he must have been particularly loaded, and she beaned him with it. He wasn't hurt, but he DID shut up.

 
At 7/29/2006 12:38 PM, Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Another "handy" use for prosthesis! snort Kinda like an iron skillet or rolling pin for maintaining the "lines of respect"!

tmw
As for counting coupe, it's pure English-Scots-German-Welsh-Dutch!

 
At 7/29/2006 4:03 PM, Blogger Gayle said...

I'm a little late getting here... sorry. Do I get to be a drama queen too? 'Cause I agree with you, AOW. I've never been called a drama queen in my life. I WANNA BE A DRAMA QUEEN! SOB!!! I feel soooooooooooooo left out! :(

 
At 7/29/2006 4:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gayle,

By the power vested in me as an adult, protestant, white, male, I crown thee Co-Drama Queen Gayle.

LOOOOOONG LIVE THE DRAMA QUEENS!!!!


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

 
At 7/29/2006 4:59 PM, Blogger MissingLink said...

I love your drama meladies. ;0

 
At 7/29/2006 5:44 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

TMW,
As for counting coupe, it's pure English-Scots-German-Welsh-Dutch!

Michener wrote a lot about counting coupe in Centennial. That's why I mentioned the Oglala Sioux.

 
At 7/29/2006 5:53 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Gayle,
I see that Anonymous has done the honors: I crown thee Co-Drama Queen Gayle. So your being late didn't go against you.

Anonymous,
I think the ladies here plan to be around for a while--God willing.

Missing Link,
meladies
I can hear you saying the word now. Makes me feel younger!

This lady is suffering aches and pains right now. I just got back from a Beach Boys concert. In the aisle I danced most of every set! Probably wasn't a good idea--considering my back and that concrete floor at Wolf Trap. And the heat! Wolf Trap is not air-conditioned. Oh, well. It was a good time.

 
At 7/29/2006 7:34 PM, Blogger The Merry Widow said...

AoW- The exercise, the exercise! Just keep telling yourself that! It was an intense Richard Simmons workout!
In other words: OUCH!
Anonymous- Thank you, it's nice to be official!
Felis-I'm tickled and flattered!
Consider yourself curtsied too!

tmw

 
At 7/29/2006 8:44 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

TMW,
It was an intense workout, especially in the heat. Mercy!

If I can manage to get to the swimming pool tomorrow, time in the water will help. IF!

 
At 7/31/2006 8:03 PM, Blogger beakerkin said...

Sorry Brown replaced my avatar again

 
At 7/31/2006 8:19 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Beak,
Yeah, I saw. Looks okay right now, though.

 
At 7/31/2006 8:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn, must have enlisted the UN who would have requested help through the State Department for the NSA clearance for access!!!!

Take him down Beakerkin!!!

 
At 7/31/2006 8:34 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Anonymous,
What kind of lowlife STEALS an avatar? Sheesh.

 
At 7/31/2006 10:58 PM, Blogger nanc said...

i dare him to steal mine!

 
At 7/31/2006 11:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmmm,

I wonder if there is any possibility that stealing an Avatar and trying to use it to bring embarrasment and/or distrust onto a person would come under Identity Theft laws???

 
At 8/01/2006 12:09 PM, Blogger nanc said...

i dare him to steal mine!

 
At 8/01/2006 5:23 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Anonymous,
I wonder if there is any possibility that stealing an Avatar and trying to use it to bring embarrasment and/or distrust onto a person would come under Identity Theft laws???

As in slander and libel?

 
At 8/02/2006 12:05 AM, Blogger nanc said...

i dare him to steal mine!

 
At 8/03/2006 6:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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