Delray Beach, Fla –It was hard to miss on Saturday, laced in bold black lettering, nearly twenty feet high a piece of graffiti work reads “jihad”.
In Arabic that term is used to describe a holy war.
Thousands of drivers saw the large message clearly when traveling northbound on I-95 in Delray Beach near the Atlantic exit. That spray painted word jihad created a fight that only CBS 12 caught on tape.
With our microphone flipped on and our camera rolling our news crew was quickly caught in the middle of this war of words. CBS 12’s Karl Man was interviewing Damon Rosen about the jihad spray painted message, something that disgusted him, that’s when an unidentified man left his car and just like that it was on.
Things quickly escalated, the unknown man who did not oppose the jihad message shifted his shouting to a crowd of bystanders.
“You’re all brainwashed!”
The group of on-lookers hurling profanity back at the man.
“You’re going to lose your job bit–!”
Rosen then jumping in with his own choice language…
“Take that shi– back to the Muslim land”, screamed Rosen.
Things then getting very heated as the unknown man left his family in the car to get face to face.
The finger pointing and yelling all caught on tape.
The man who did not see the big deal about the jihad message made one last statement to those nearby before he sped off.
“Just for the record there are no fu–ing terrorists”, he screamed.
Rosen came back to where we were before to finish the interview; he laid out why the spray paint sign irked him so much and why he stopped to get a closer look.
He said that it had nothing to do with race, rather the ideology behind the jihad meaning saying it is something that has caused terror in our country time and time again. Promoting the meaning in such a public way like this message along I-95 according to Rosen is the last thing we should be doing with our time.
Police found spray paint cans on the scene and are still looking into who wrote this large graffiti message.
They couldn’t tell us if they thought this was some kids pulling a prank or a legit threat of terrorism. FDOT was on scene this evening painting over the jihad sign, they say it will be gone by Saturday night.
Every week on Monday morning, the Council and our invited guests weigh in at the Watcher’s Forum with short takes on a major issue of the day. This week’s question: Do You Think The Obama Administration’s decision to Get Actively Involved in The Syrian Civil War Is A Good Idea?
Simply Jews: The WH need to respond to the Syria Civil War makes me commiserate with the lose-lose situation WH is in regarding this conundrum.
To provide arms to the people that will almost certainly turn the weapons against the people who provided them in the first place is not an appetizing choice. It has already happened during the so-called “Arab Spring,” the best example being Libya, as it happened in Afghanistan and in other places.
To do nothing and to watch the numbers of dead and wounded mounting, as do the numbers of fugitives all around Syria, is also not a pleasant alternative.
Many good people call for the military assistance to be provided immediately, and of course there is no good explanation why not to do it. Many other good people warn about the dire consequences of providing the military assistance to raving Al Qaeda and other fundies, and there is no good answer for these too.
GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD: Syriavention? Too little, too late. All indications indicate an upcoming blitz on Aleppo is like in the last bit of planning and a Gotterdammerung battle will last perhaps two or maybe even 3 weeks.
Unless 44 plans on using American troops on station in Jordan to split Syrian forces (either by crossing the border or just by making tons of noise to distract forces needed for Aleppo), by the time Great Satan is all crunk up for intervention, it will only be like an honor guard for the rebels trek to annihilation.
For now – right now – looks like 44″s posse wants both sides to lose – including civilians – and will most likely not go much further than maintaining a bloody stand off stalemate.
What is also evident is that ebberdobby else involved in the conflict — and the cats that are sponsoring them — is still waiting on 44. On Assad’s side, Russia, Iran, HizBAllah, and Iraq have helped to somersault the tide of conflict against Syrian Free Army and Rebellious rebels, and they’ve sweetly enjoyed pretty much free rein in light of 44″s tardiness and limited response (only civilian and medical stuff so far). NATO like France and Great Britain – are holding back for 44 to lead.
The real quiz is: Can 44 continue a neither-in-nor-out approach to ye olde Suriya al Kubra since it’s like a real live humanitarian and regional disaster that could threaten the unstable stability of the entire Middle East?
See, the influx of foreign weaponry – Iranian drones, HizBAllah brigades, and more better and more effective Russian style tactics have allowed the Syrian military to isolate the rebels into urban pockets before handing them their assets and defeating them in detail. Supplying hot up to date anti-panzer and anti-aircraft weaponry might give the rebels a chance to counter attack heavy duty forces constricting their areas. Yet the fear that MANPADS and Kornet rockets might end up in Western nations are carnage creators for terrorists is a real threat
It looks like Bashar’s cats and allies have compromised the rebels’ communications networks, so secure communication abilities might help conduct surprise ops without giving away their plots and advertising it to their enemies.
This stuff alone is prob not near enough to turn the tide though. Syria (on paper anywrought) has an armed to the teeth military of ginormous size and appears to have learned some dang hard lessons in the last 6 months.
The best option would most likely be for Great Satan to give up unconventional warfare advice and training from Special Ops.
JoshuaPundit: America has never had a dog in the Syrian civil war. But an intervention in Syria has several benefits for President Obama, if not for America.
First, from a political standpoint, it provides an important distraction from the myriad scandals now confronting the administration. The Obama Administration has known about what was going on in Syria for a long time, but only now has it suddenly become imperative that we intervene there.
From the standpoint of this president’s agenda, an American intervention accomplishes several things.
The aim of President Obama and his cronies from day one has been the idea that ending America’s problems with the Muslim world involves promoting Islamism at home and abroad and creating ‘daylight’ between America and Israel by destroying the alliance between the two countries.
We have already seen President Obama do his part to create and fund Islamist regimes in Libya and Egypt as well as funding the Hamas regime in Gaza. He wants to do the same in Syria, even if it means arming and financing al-Qaeda jihadis.
The chief financial backers of both the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamists worldwide and the Muslim Brotherhood and al-Qaeda dominated rebels in Syria have been Saudi Arabia and Qatar, while logistical support for the Syrian rebels has come from the Islamist regime of Turkey. What’s evolved in Syria is a Sunni vs. Shi’ite proxy war somewhat similar to the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980′s. The Syrian Sunni rebels have been augmented by Sunni jihadis from various places while the Assad regime has drawn on Hezbollah and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard as well as Russian support. The rebels are losing because they’re running short on manpower, and the Saudis and Qataris want someone else to do the fighting.
That’s why they’ve dragged the United States into this.
If the rebels win, not only has President Obama gained some points with the Saudis, Turks and Qataris by putting together yet another hardline Islamist regime, but this one, like Egypt, will be on Israel’s borders. Jordan, where the Brotherhood is also quite strong will also be destabilized and may very well be the next piece of the Caliphate that is forming.
President Obama and his Secretary of State are already making demands of Israel that even Israel’s most die hard Leftists can’t support. When push comes to shove and if the inevitable war starts, don’t be surprised if President Obama cuts Israel off from armaments and supplies.
The Noisy Room: Emphatically, no. Not for us, any way — it’s a good idea for the Obama Administration as it creates more confusion for Americans and supports Islam. It depletes our military resources; it guts our Treasury (by 50 million a day), it creates illusions of security, while creating anxieties about security… in summary, if you are in the chaos business, this is a good thing.
We have just aligned ourselves with Turkey, al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood. We are now at war, not only with Syria, but also — by proxy — Russia and Iran. There are bad guys on both sides, but by siding with the Muslim Brotherhood, we are actively pushing forth a worldwide Caliphate and Obama knows this. The CIA just announced that they are going to arm the rebels, which gives cover to the whole Benghazi atrocity and gives plausibility to Ambassador Stevens and the CIA running guns for the rebels. So, helping the rebels will provide cover for Obama and Clinton to a certain extent to justify their monstrous misdeeds. Glenn Beck predicted this and was right on the money. President Obama also signed a secret order giving support to Syrian rebels and John “we-have-nothing-to-fear-from-an-Obama-presidency” McCain visited them and gave them credibility as well. See a picture forming here? I do.
I firmly believe we have entered WW III and don’t even know it yet. Thanks to Obama, not only has this Administration destroyed America financially with the Cloward and Piven strategy and Alinsky tactics, he has discredited our military and defense agencies and now is ushering in the mother of all wars. Hell, he’s not reshaping America, he’s melting her down and helping to beat her into servile plowshares on the radical Islamic forge.
You are seeing radical Islam align with Marxists to accomplish ‘change’ globally into a hellish worldwide dictatorship. Under cover of this war, the Jihadists will attempt the destruction of Israel to further solidify the Caliphate. And I predict, either directly or indirectly, the U.S. will help them. We have chosen the wrong side and are heading down a very dark path. Syria is the gate to global hell.
Liberty’s Spirit: There are almost 100,000 dead and millions of refugees, but the redline for Obama was 150 killed with chemical weapons? What even happened to the “responsibility to protect” that was touted so much when he illegally intervened in Libya? Apparently that theory only works if your country has oil reserves that the Europeans want to protect and if Russia is not their “sugar daddy,” nor Iran their ally. Quite frankly this move at this time is insulting to the world’s intelligence. He is two years too late.
Interesting how when Obama could have intervened and perhaps influenced in some manner any democratically aligned members of the opposition he refused. Instead, those that helped the opposition were Sunni Islamists, mostly Wahhabis. So we are now going to help Islamists in Syria who think that after they destroy Assad their next goal is to destroy Israel and then the United States. The opposition has also been shown to commit many war crimes. They have butchered non-Sunnis and have slaughtered Christians. Their goal is to drive out any non-Moslem from Syria. These are not Jeffersonian Democrats, but another group of mass murderers.
In truth, Obama allowed Syria to become the new juxtaposition of the old “cold war,” with Putin asserting his influence in the Middle East through Assad and the West trying to catch up by influencing the Islamists on the opposition. (As if the Islamists have respect for the United States. Use the US yes they will, and then they will turn on us in no time, just like in Libya.) If the West had not waited Russia would not be as strong as it is today in the region and neither would Iran. But the problem is that the Obama administration has no idea what it is doing vis-à-vis foreign policy and especially in the Middle East. It has spent the last four years blaming every Middle East issue on Israel and specifically the settlements in Judea and Samaria. These foreign policy clowns allowed the Arab world to fall into chaos, they supported Islamist takeovers in major American allies, have threatened the few pro-American Arab regimes that still exist, and created a much more dangerous world for everyone.
The best part will be when this “Arab Winter” is all “over” the Obama administration is going to demand a “Peace Conference” where Israel is to give up Judea, Samaria, part of Jerusalem to the Islamist supporting and aligned PA (to appease the Saudis and all Obama’s Islamist friends) and then give back the Golan Heights to the murderers that will be governing Syria, whoever that will be. It’s already started with the US Secretary of State saying how the world blames Israel for all the Islamo-terrorism. This is the next phase in Obama’s foreign policy plan: sacrifice the Jews of Israel to appease the Islamists, as the world once sacrificed the Sudetenland to appease Hitler. Israel will sanely refuse. The war that will come between Israel and the Islamists will finally at least decide the region’s stability for a decade. And Israel will survive as she always has, because she relied only on herself and did not ask the world’s permission to survive. Meanwhile, Obama, because the inadequate can never take any blame themselves, will blame any and all devastation in the Middle East and its repercussions throughout the world, on the Jews and undercut Israel as much as he can. In their true nature as well, the leftist-Jewish-American-Obama-sycophants in the US will join in the Obama-blame-Israel-chorus. It’s coming, you mark my words.
The Razor: As a superpower we’re involved whether we want to be or not. Obama failed to realize this two years ago, but now evidently recognizes that saying “Assad’s days are numbered,” is meaningless unless you actually do something to make that statement true. Back then the Syrian opposition was much more secular and broad; today it’s devolved into a Sunni vs Shiite brawl with al Qaeda leading the most effective elements of the opposition. If al Qaeda suddenly renounced terror and promised to rescue kittens and give presents to dying children I’d still want to see them at the business end of a hellfire missile. The only thing we should help al Qaeda do is kill themselves.
When the enemy of your enemy is still your enemy, there isn’t much you can do except support both sides. So far we have supported the Iranians and Hezbollah by doing nothing, so in a sense that’s not a bad thing considering lots of jihadis have been sent to Paradise without us firing a shot – proof that inaction is an action of sorts. Now that they are losing, it is time to alter the balance in favor of the jihadis so that body bags get sent back to Teheran and south Lebanon. The easiest and safest way to do this is through a no-fly zone that would prevent Assad from using air attacks against the jihadis and resupplying his regime’s, Iran’s and Hezbollah’s troops.
With the addition of Susan Rice as the National Security Advisor and Samantha Power to UN ambassador, two liberal interventionists to posts of power, I’m not surprised to see Obama end his Hamlet imitation. They are probably fretting about the dead Syrian civilians, and although the humanitarian impulse in me exists, there is no reason I would risk my stepson’s life, or anyone else’s son or daughter, to fulfill this impulse. But the Machiavellian in me appreciates a good opportunity to bash America’s enemies on both sides of the dispute, and a no-fly zone allows this to happen without very much risk to American life or property.
I doubt anyone else would support intervening in Syria for this reason, and it’s a shame. It’s exactly what our politicians should be doing: thinking about what is best for America first, and letting the world sort itself out on its own.
Rhymes With Right: The problem here is that Obama’s commitment to the war is so vague that it can mean anything. Today it is weapons — how long until it is troops? And how will he ensure that the weapons given to fight in Syria will end up in the hands of non-terrorist, non-Islamist forces? I don’t see how he can.
Of course, maybe he can put each rebel through the same background check he wants for American citizens before they get guns — and then limit the number of rounds of ammo each gets to the same number he and other gun grabbers want to impose on Americans.
Bookworm Room: No. It might have been a good thing two years ago, when a little American oomph could have knocked Assad out of power and allowed room for reform. Two years and eighty-thousand dead bodies later, it’s too late. Syria is now mired in a proxy war between Iran and al Qaeda, with us now siding with al Qaeda — and we know how well that alliance will turn out based upon our experiences in Libya.
I predicted this in 2008. Not precisely this, of course, but I predicted that, with an obviously weak horse in the White House, all Hell would break loose somewhere or everywhere.
Well, there you have it.
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By: Audrey Russo — ClashDaily.com
Conscience of a Conservative
Islam: Protecting Women From Freedom Since 610 AD
By Audrey Russo / 16 June 2013
“Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.” ~ FDR, radio address, October 26, 1939
It’s been lauded since 9-11-01. On any given day in the West, via the agitprops of the mainstream media, or by politicos betraying their constituents. One can hear the lies about an ideology founded in blood and hate. A loathing emanating from a self-proclaimed prophet, his holy books and traditions (Quran and Hadiths).
And one of his main targets was (and still is via his minions): The gentler sex…
The most egregious of propaganda campaigns is that Islam protects women. But a cursory glance at the Quran and the Hadiths proves this to be the antithesis of the truth.
For your perusal, a few areas where the evidence refutes the rhetoric:
Women defile men:
– Women contaminate and defile – Quran: Sura (2:222; 4:43; 5:6)
– Women are inferior to men – Quran: Sura (2:228; 4:11; 4:176; 53:27; 37:149-155), Hadiths: Bukhari (88:219; 48:826; 72:715)/Tabari (IX:113; I:280) Bukhari (6:301; 62:58)
– A woman’s testimony is worth half that of a man – Quran: Sura (2:282); Hadith: Bukhari (5:59:462)
– Women as sex objects for men:
– Wives are to be sexually available to their husbands in all ways at all times – Quran: Sura (2:223), Hadiths: Bukhari (62:81; 7:62:132)
Women as sex slaves:
– Muslim men are allowed to take women unbelievers as the booty of war – Sura (4:24; 4:25; 23:5,6; 24:34; 33:52; 70:29-30,35)
Brutal punishment for Women:
– Lewd women should be punished with life imprisonment until death: “If any of your women are guilty of lewdness, Take the evidence of four (men) witnesses from amongst you against them; and if they testify, confine them to houses until death do claim them, or God ordain for them some (other) way.” – Quran: Sura (4:15)
More seats in Allah’s Paradise for Men than Women:
– If a man did wrong, he will go to Hell and his wife with him (even if she did no wrong) – Quran: Sura (37:22-23)
– Mohammed said most of the inhabitants if Hell are women – Hadith: Bukhari (2:28; 2:18:161; 7:62:125)
– Men are the maintainers of women … if women do not obey their husband, they are commanded to beat them -Quran: Sura (4:34)
– Muhammad struck his favorite wife, Aisha, in the chest one evening when she left the house without his permission. Aisha narrates, “He struck me on the chest which caused me pain.” – Hadith: Muslim (4:2127)
– A woman came to Muhammad and begged him to stop her husband from beating her. Her skin was bruised so badly that it is described as being “greener” than the green veil she was wearing. Muhammad did not admonish her husband, but instead ordered her to return to him and submit to his sexual desires – Bukhari (7:72:715); Abu Dawud (2141 & 2142).
And this doesn’t touch on Honor Killings, perpetrated against women for perceived stains upon the family honor … which can only be rectified by slaughtering the accused.
Everything Mohammed did, he did for selfish reasons. Here are two questions answered: Why women wear the veil and why they stay under this oppressive ideology.
Why women are veiled?
The reason women are veiled was established via a complaint from the second Caliph of Islam, Omar bin Khattab. Free Muslim women could not be distinguished from slave women, and Muslim men were allowed to sexually molest slave women. Hence the veil … not to protect women, but to protect men’s property.
Why women remain under the abusive influence of Islam?
Mohammed discovered what we now refer to as the Stockholm Syndrome, or “capture bonding”. This is a psychological irony in which hostages develop empathy and positive feelings towards their captors, going as far as adopting the captor’s tyrannical ideology. They hired Ansari women to help serve the men, but they were insubordinate. That defiance began to rub off on the women in Mohammed’s group. Omar complained and asked Mohammed for a revelation from Allah. And what do you know … Wham Bam, Thank You, Ma’am, Allah gives a revelation to beat the women into submission. And of course, the veils and isolation work to support his new found technique of keeping women “protected” under Islam. Protecting women? This ideology is where perversity dwells, as the highest good, in an alternate universe.
Someone once said, “It is easier to believe a lie that one has heard a thousand times than to believe a fact that no one has heard before.” Despite the age of technology that we now live in, it’s ostensibly too arduous for the media or politicos to search for truth concerning an all-encompassing, totalitarian ideology. Its founder was a misogynist whose disdain for women has wrapped its tentacles around the globe…
…and those who purport to stand for women, remain coldly silent as an act of obedience to the “religion of peace”.
Islam: Protecting women from freedom since 610 AD.
Image: Morocco Woman in Blue; author: Steve Evans from India and USA; Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license