Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on July 24, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

Top officials crisscrossed the Capitol over the past two days, giving urgent warnings that ISIS represented a threat “worse than Al Qaeda,” in the words of one State Department official, with the capability to create a sanctuary for global jihadists working to threaten American interests.

The self-declared Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is no longer merely a terrorist organization, a top State Department official told House and Senate lawmakers, but “a full-blown army seeking to establish a self-governing state through the Tigris and Euphrates Valley in what is now Syria and Iraq.” …

“[ISIS] has proving to be… more effective in terms of organizing and developing a state structure than even core Al Qaeda, and that is why it is more than just a terrorist organization—it certainly doesn’t have the global reach in terms of terrorist capacity as core Al Qaeda, but it has the sophistication to develop what has really becoming a state-like sanctuary for a global jihadist movement,” McGurk said. “They’re a self-sustaining organization.”

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The dawn attack began with militants firing mortar rounds on Iraqi army bases in the town of Taji, where suspects were being held on terrorism charges, prompting officials to evacuate the facilities, fearing a jailbreak.

As the convoy traveled through a remote area, roadside bombs went off and militants opened fire. The ensuing battle left 52 prisoners and eight soldiers dead, with another eight soldiers and seven prisoners wounded, they added. It was not immediately clear if the prisoners were killed by soldiers or militants, or if the extremist Islamic State group was involved. …

Militants affiliated with the Islamic State group — which seized much of northern and western Iraq last month — have staged several jailbreaks, including a complex, military-style assault on two Baghdad-area prisons in July 2013 that freed more than 500 inmates.

Apparently fearing a repeat of the incident, Shiite militiamen killed nearly four dozen Sunni detainees last month in the town of Baqouba northwest of Baghdad when the facility where they were being held came under attack, according to a report by Amnesty International.

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“Life in Mosul is very normal,” says Abu Mustafa. Christians there are treated well, prices are low and people are safe and happy, he says, a description completely at odds with news reports and firsthand accounts describing a reign of terror against anyone in the city who hasn’t sworn loyalty to the caliph.

He seems to believe what he’s saying and performs the group’s public relations not just to blow smoke into the journalist’s eyes, but because he honestly hopes to see the caliph succeed in conquering Baghdad. And then, after the victory, he expects to see the caliphate destroyed.

All we are doing now is just a liberation,” Abu Mustafa says. “After the liberation of Baghdad the Islamic state will be finished. The Sunni rebels are only using them against the corruption of the government.”

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The new jihadist rulers of Iraq’s northern city of Mosul on Thursday completely levelled one its most well-known shrines, an official and witnesses told AFP.

The Nabi Yunus shrine was built on the reputed burial site of a prophet known in the Koran as Yunus and in the Bible as Jonah. …

“They first stopped people from praying in it, they fixed explosive charges around and inside it and then blew it up in front of a large gathering of people,” said a witness who did not wish to give his name.

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“It’s reminiscent of what we saw in Europe in the build-up to the Second World War or the ethnic cleansing witnessed during the Balkans in the early 1990s,” said former British ambassador to the Holy See, Francis Campbell. “It’s as if the world is asleep and doesn’t care.” …

With the exception of Pope Francis and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, world leaders have largely been silent about the religious cleansing that is spreading throughout Iraq and Syria — despite urgent calls from religious leaders in the region for an international response to what Ban called a “crime against humanity”. …

Last Friday, the U.S. State Department condemned “in the strongest terms” the hounding and persecution by Isis, calling its ultimatum in Mosul that Christians leave, pay a tax, convert to Islam or face execution as “abominable actions” aimed at dividing and destroying Iraq.

But President Obama has yet to speak on the atrocity. Neither have Europe’s leaders.

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Last weekend Isis gave the city’s Christians a stark choice: convert to Islam, pay a religious tax, or face death. “They said there is no place for Christians in the Islamic state,” one distraught refugee said from the safety of Bashiqa, 16 miles from Mosul. “Either you become Muslim or you leave.” Mosul’s last 1,500 Christian families were reportedly robbed at Isis checkpoints as they fled.

Hundreds have found shelter in areas between Mosul and Irbil – the capital of the Kurdistan regional government – that are controlled by Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, but they face an uncertain future.

If Isis stays, there is no way the Christians can return,” Father Boutrous Moshi said from Qara Qoosh, a Christian area south-east of Mosul. “It is up to God whether we return or not. They have not burned the churches but they did set fire to the pictures and the books and broke the windows.”

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“ISIS is a lot more radicalized against Christians than the Malaki government is, but the Malaki government has not overseen a necessarily hospitable place for churches and Christians to exist,” says the founder and president of The American Islamic Forum for Democracy.

“The number of Christians has decreased [in Iraq] . . . since the ruthless dictator Saddam Hussein left,” he added.

Iraq “has been listed on our commission’s list of countries of particular concern for a number of years.”

The targeting against Christians by ISIS is more extreme, he said.

“ISIS came out of Syria . . . and they are imposing a radicalized version of Sharia law, which they will enact a genocide by doctrine and by Sharia,” Jasser added. “And this is not just unique to Iraq.”

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“Our Brothers in the Islamic State … announcing an inclusive caliphate is a good job,” said Sudan’s Al-Attasam belKetab wa al-Sunna, which broke from Sudan’s Muslim Brotherhood in 1991 to establish a stricter Islamist movement.

We announce our support to this blessed step,” added the Salafi group, which had called for a boycott of 2010 presidential and parliamentary elections because they were based on a secular constitution.

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That’s the general feeling here now: everything is gone. My relatives who fled own nothing anymore. While my niece is happy to take care of her mother and brothers, she needs help from the church. Yesterday my brother went to church to collect mattresses and food for my aunt and her sons and brought them to my niece’s house. It’s very important to have this support from the church now. The support was given by Open Doors through a partner organization.

Sometimes I feel like crying, but I pray that God gives me strength. Christians in Iraq have shown their support for the most affected Christians by holding gatherings and planning marches.

We also changed our Facebook profile pictures to the letter N for Nasrani, meaning “Christians.” In Mosul, this letter was used to mark the Christian houses.

It’s encouraging to see that around the world people are supporting us. We are still proud to be Christians. We will always be Christians.


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TANSTAAFL!

PolAgnostic on July 24, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Ratso!

OmahaConservative on July 24, 2014 at 10:42 PM

A customer needs me in the Kurdish region of Iraq. Needless to say, I politely declined. I looked at my paycheck, and it isn’t enough to die for.

Wino on July 24, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Shalom Muthaf****S!

It’s a great article–just can’t find the link right this second.

Doc Holliday on July 24, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Sure sounds a lot like the Nazis. That kind always behave in the same manner.

crankyoldlady on July 24, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Palestinians should walk like an Egyptian.

jaime on July 24, 2014 at 10:44 PM

It’s blah, blah, blah time.

RickB on July 24, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Here it is…Shalom Motherf’er

Doc Holliday on July 24, 2014 at 10:45 PM

I certainly hope it’s a very strongly worded letter and not just the normal strongly worded letter that Obama and Kerry send. They’ll show that America won’t just stand still, not while we still have toner cartridges and paper!

Wino on July 24, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Blah blah blah! It’s QOTD time!

coolrepublica on July 24, 2014 at 10:48 PM

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Newtie and the Beauty on July 24, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Pickle Soup…

oscarwilde on July 24, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Blah blah blah! It’s QOTD time!
coolrepublica on July 24, 2014 at 10:48 PM

OK…no one tip the bad Bela Lugosi impersonator…

Newtie and the Beauty on July 24, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Marie Harf- super genious.

She’ll being pron in a year or two.

wolly4321 on July 24, 2014 at 10:50 PM

ISIS Orders Iraqi Women And Girls To Undergo Genital Mutilation

This is a ‘war on women’.

Where are the ‘feminists’? Where is the outrage? Where are the protests and demands for action from this president? Where are the demands from the LEFT in general for an end to this horrendous violation of human rights? Where is the UN to protect the human rights of these women and girls?

Never let the LEFT speak to me again about ‘feminism’, equal rights for women, or a ‘war on women’.

thatsafactjack on July 24, 2014 at 10:51 PM

“It’s reminiscent of what we saw in Europe in the build-up to the Second World War or the ethnic cleansing witnessed during the Balkans in the early 1990s,” said former British ambassador to the Holy See, Francis Campbell. “It’s as if the world is asleep and doesn’t care.” …

It’s because most of the world doesn’t care. Christians and Jews? Meh. Da Po Pallies? The world is ending!!!

Shit, the world doesn’t even care that Muslims and Arabs are slaughtering other Muslims and Arabs every day.

Evidently, it isn’t who the victim is that is of concern. No sirree, Bob! It’s the poor, misunderstood perpetrators that we should care about…just like that double murderer, who took 25 years and 2 hours long to die.

Resist We Much on July 24, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Palestinians: Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

jaime on July 24, 2014 at 10:51 PM

*be in*

wolly4321 on July 24, 2014 at 10:51 PM

just like that double murderer, who took 25 years and 2 hours TOO long to die.

FIFM

Resist We Much on July 24, 2014 at 10:52 PM

TANSTAAFL!

PolAgnostic on July 24, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Ratso!

OmahaConservative on July 24, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Ratso has a free lunch…

viking01 on July 24, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Fans of webcams there’s a new one up on Venice Beach. It has different views. I like to have webcams in warm places to look at in winter. Just go to Bing and type in Westland beach cam.

crankyoldlady on July 24, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Ed, I don’t think you quite get this whole QOTD thingy do you? This stuff you’re posting is far too serious for the rabble rousing that goes on in these neck of the woods!

In all seriousness, Ed, great post.

can_con on July 24, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Come on you guys. Lighten up. Just because a bunch of 7th century knuckle dragging camel pedophiles want to gas a few Jews is no reason to call them mean manes.

First of all not all knuckle dragging Muslim camel pedophiles want to gas Jews. Many just want to set them on fire.

Secondly, the Jews refuse to move out of their own land and let the knuckle daggers have their houses for free.

Thirdly the want to kill Jews because Jews.

So lighten up on the Muslim burkha bombing 7th century sweaty caminals.

Parmenides on July 24, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Good evening :)
May God protect the Christians in Iraq and the Jews in Israel !

The pResident in he White House told us he would side with the Muslims should the winds of blow against them(paraphrased )
On this he has told the truth.

Bakokitty on July 24, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Marie Harf- super genious.

She’ll being pron in a year or two.

wolly4321

It better be free pron.

xblade on July 24, 2014 at 10:55 PM

BY ED MORRISSEY

O great. The new guy.

Axe on July 24, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Maybe most of the world doesn’t care.

DemetriusPhalerum on July 24, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Hello to all from a newbie.

nuclearoptional on July 24, 2014 at 10:56 PM

oscarwilde on July 24, 2014 at 10:49 PM

There will be a Pickle soup contest at the up coming otter festival. I hope you compete and win a blue ribbon and some hash.

Parmenides on July 24, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Parmenides on July 24, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Good evening, Parmenides. :) Is there a category for summer soup, too?

thatsafactjack on July 24, 2014 at 10:57 PM

I certainly hope it’s a very strongly worded letter and not just the normal strongly worded letter that Obama and Kerry send. They’ll show that America won’t just stand still, not while we still have toner cartridges and paper!

Wino on July 24, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Who needs a letter in the Age of Hashtag Diplomacy?

The White House and State Department can even reuse their second tweet to Ambassador Stevens:

#WeLikeToWatch

[Their first was #SaveYourOwnAss, rendered moot in this particular case by Israelis still capable of doing so ...]

ShainS on July 24, 2014 at 10:58 PM

With the wide open border we have I wouldn’t be shocked if ISI jihadists show up soon on our doorsteps..They know whats going on here and will want to wage jihad here in the land of the infidels

sadsushi on July 24, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Who’s up for totally off-topic pics? Thursday* Twofer – Double ‘Amazing’ (lolz):

30 Amazing Photographs of Afghanistan in the 1960s (Photo Essay)


60 Amazingly Beautiful Flowers (Photo Essay)

* Hey, I just realised tomorrow is F-R-I-D-A-Y! Snort.

Resist We Much on July 24, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Here it is…Shalom Motherf’er
Doc Holliday on July 24, 2014 at 10:45 PM

He looks like SUCH a nice Jewish boy

Newtie and the Beauty on July 24, 2014 at 10:59 PM

ISIS new theme song.

jaime on July 24, 2014 at 10:59 PM

BY ED MORRISSEY

O great. The new guy.

Axe on July 24, 2014 at 10:55 PM

He might work out.

As for the silence of the world, since it’s Islamokazis doing the killing, they’re afraid that they’ll be next instead of last.

Steve Eggleston on July 24, 2014 at 11:00 PM

* Hey, I just realised tomorrow is F-R-I-D-A-Y! Snort.

Resist We Much on July 24, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Let’s go somewhere. :p

To celebrate.

Axe on July 24, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Hey, I just realised tomorrow is F-R-I-D-A-Y! Snort.

Resist We Much on July 24, 2014 at 10:59 PM

One day closer to Fight Night Saturday.

Steve Eggleston on July 24, 2014 at 11:02 PM

7th century knuckle dragging camel pedophiles

Parmenides on July 24, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Quite possibly the best description I’ve ever read.

Kudos.

ToddPA on July 24, 2014 at 11:02 PM

maybe most of the world doesn’t care. DemetriusPhalerum on July 24, 2014 at 10:56 PM

It does appear to take a mass conflaguration to get their attention. Millions dead quickly.
Thousands here, thousands there doesn’t rate.

wolly4321 on July 24, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Muslim burkha bombing 7th century sweaty caminals.

Parmenides on July 24, 2014 at 10:53 PM

I have to respectfully disagree with ToddPA and say that this is the best description.

Steve Eggleston on July 24, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Top officials crisscrossed the Capitol over the past two days, giving urgent warnings that ISIS represented a threat “worse than Al Qaeda,” in the words of one State Department official, with the capability to create a sanctuary for global jihadists working to threaten American interests.

The self-declared Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is no longer merely a terrorist organization, a top State Department official told House and Senate lawmakers, but “a full-blown army seeking to establish a self-governing state through the Tigris and Euphrates Valley in what is now Syria and Iraq.”


In a just world, those “top officials” would have been chased out of the Capitol by an angry bi-partisan mob of legislators …

… instead we have the cowards and traitors of this world.

PolAgnostic on July 24, 2014 at 11:05 PM

I certainly hope it’s a very strongly worded letter and not just the normal strongly worded letter that Obama and Kerry send. They’ll show that America won’t just stand still, not while we still have toner cartridges and paper!

Wino on July 24, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Ban Ki-Moon sent one of those ‘strongly-worded letters’ to ISIS’ leader, al-Baghdadi, recently. As you can see, it fixed everything.

Resist We Much on July 24, 2014 at 11:05 PM

He looks like SUCH a nice Jewish boy
Newtie and the Beauty on July 24, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Just to clarify: I AGREE with this man.

That being said, to the trolls: Pee off.

Newtie and the Beauty on July 24, 2014 at 11:05 PM

O, and Angry Mike says hi to everyone. :)

Axe on July 24, 2014 at 11:06 PM

I stood upon the precipice and fell. Perhaps I jumped, or was pushed, or was pulled. Does it matter?

DemetriusPhalerum on July 24, 2014 at 11:06 PM

I like my description:

Members of misogynistic, racist, homophobic, bigoted, child-abusing, xenophobic, tribalistic, antisemitic, Christophobic, maniacal, thin-skinned, homicidal, suicidal, totalitarian, 7th century death cult.

Resist We Much on July 24, 2014 at 11:07 PM

This thread is the top item over at Instapundit, so make sure your fly isn’t open.

Bishop on July 24, 2014 at 11:07 PM

One day closer to Fight Night Saturday.
Steve Eggleston on July 24, 2014 at 11:02 PM

You be here for that, won’t you, Steve? I can reserve some nice seating for you… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on July 24, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Yep. The ME is in flames again. They’re killing each other again. Hideous things are happening again.

This accounts for nearly 75% of the news during my lifetime. And oh, yeah, the Cold War….. remember that? Minor in comparison.

I’m bored to death with the ME. Give Israel all the nukes they need and let them have at it.

Let’s get on with our own energy production and create some balance – not to mention jobs and reducing the national debt.

Meanwhile, my basset hound needs some house training. I’m finding it more worthwhile at the moment.

Cody1991 on July 24, 2014 at 11:07 PM

That being said, to the trolls: Pee off.

Newtie and the Beauty on July 24, 2014 at 11:05 PM

My preference is: Pee on.

YMMV. ;-)

ShainS on July 24, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Members of misogynistic, racist, homophobic, bigoted, child-abusing, xenophobic, tribalistic, antisemitic, Christophobic, maniacal, thin-skinned, homicidal, suicidal, totalitarian, 7th century death cult.

Resist We Much on July 24, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Liberals were around in the 7th century? Huh.

Bishop on July 24, 2014 at 11:08 PM

You be here for that, won’t you, Steve? I can reserve some nice seating for you… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on July 24, 2014 at 11:07 PM

I might be.

Steve Eggleston on July 24, 2014 at 11:08 PM

This thread is the top item over at Instapundit, so make sure your fly isn’t open.
Bishop on July 24, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Reminds me…

[changes the A/C filter...]

We’re good…

Newtie and the Beauty on July 24, 2014 at 11:08 PM

I’ve got a crush on RWM. This is for her.

DarkCurrent on July 24, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Blah blah blah! It’s QOTD time!

coolrepublica on July 24, 2014 at 10:48 PM

.
OK…no one tip the bad Bela Lugosi impersonator…

Newtie and the Beauty on July 24, 2014 at 10:49 PM

.
How ’bout “Hotel Transyvania”blah,blah,blah

listens2glenn on July 24, 2014 at 11:09 PM

I like my description:

Members of misogynistic, racist, homophobic, bigoted, child-abusing, xenophobic, tribalistic, antisemitic, Christophobic, maniacal, thin-skinned, homicidal, suicidal, totalitarian, 7th century death cult.

Resist We Much on July 24, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Very descriptive, but too long.

Steve Eggleston on July 24, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Very descriptive, but too long.

Steve Eggleston on July 24, 2014 at 11:09 PM

I’ll never get all that on my Vespa.

Not even if I use the flag.

Axe on July 24, 2014 at 11:11 PM

As for the silence of the world, since it’s Islamokazis doing the killing, they’re afraid that they’ll be next instead of last.

Steve Eggleston on July 24, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Heh.

docflash on July 24, 2014 at 11:11 PM

The new jihadist rulers of Iraq’s northern city of Mosul on Thursday completely levelled one its most well-known shrines, an official and witnesses told AFP.
The Nabi Yunus shrine was built on the reputed burial site of a prophet known in the Koran as Yunus and in the Bible as Jonah

Not to worry, there’s at least a coupla True Jonah Tombs left.

Something like the Real Paul Bunyan statue you find in misc spots about our land. Everybody knows the only true one is in Bemidji.

whatcat on July 24, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Top officials crisscrossed the Capitol over the past two days, giving urgent warnings that ISIS represented a threat “worse than Al Qaeda,” in the words of one State Department official, with the capability to create a sanctuary for global jihadists working to threaten American interests.

The self-declared Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is no longer merely a terrorist organization, a top State Department official told House and Senate lawmakers, but “a full-blown army seeking to establish a self-governing state through the Tigris and Euphrates Valley in what is now Syria and Iraq.”

Uh, yeah, and the administration had warning of them months ago, and failed to do anything as they mustered up their invasion force, and then again as they began to move.

Mark my words, we will be fighting them sooner or later. Maybe its best to wait until we have a new CINC, but I doubt we’ll get the chance.

Doc Holliday on July 24, 2014 at 11:12 PM

I like my description:

Members of misogynistic, racist, homophobic, bigoted, child-abusing, xenophobic, tribalistic, antisemitic, Christophobic, maniacal, thin-skinned, homicidal, suicidal, totalitarian, 7th century death cult.

Resist We Much on July 24, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Right on the money

sadsushi on July 24, 2014 at 11:12 PM

<—– AFK

[kitchen dooty awaits...]

Newtie and the Beauty on July 24, 2014 at 11:12 PM

This thread is the top item over at Instapundit, so make sure your fly isn’t open.

Bishop on July 24, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Don’t think that’ll be a problem IYKWIMAITYD.

Steve Eggleston on July 24, 2014 at 11:12 PM

I’ve got a crush on RWM. This is for her.

DarkCurrent on July 24, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Those are fighting words … does anybody ever duel anymore?

ShainS on July 24, 2014 at 11:13 PM

OK…no one tip the bad Bela Lugosi impersonator…

Newtie and the Beauty on July 24, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Come on; I was a champion cow tipper once.

Steve Eggleston on July 24, 2014 at 11:13 PM

This thread is the top item over at Instapundit, so make sure your fly isn’t open.

Bishop on July 24, 2014 at 11:07 PM

what about COZMO? o__0

Doc Holliday on July 24, 2014 at 11:14 PM

Yep. The ME is in flames again. They’re killing each other again. Hideous things are happening again. This accounts for nearly 75% of the news during my lifetime. And oh, yeah, the Cold War….. remember that? Minor in comparison. I’m bored to death with the ME. Give Israel all the nukes they need and let them have at it. Let’s get on with our own energy production and create some balance –not to mention jobs and reducing the national debt. Meanwhile, my basset hound needs some house training. I’m finding it more worthwhile at the moment. Cody1991 on July 24, 2014 at 11:07 PM

There was that whole 9/11 thing too.

Remember that?

wolly4321 on July 24, 2014 at 11:14 PM

State Department’s Jen Psaki Denies Terrorism Is On The Rise…

‘…at the State Department daily briefing, spokeswoman Jen Psaki declined to say that Islamic extremists are on the march, in light of al Qaeda affiliate ISIS invasion of Iraq as an attempt to establish a “caliphate.

When asked directly if terrorism is on the rise Psaki replied, “I wouldn’t put it in those terms.” The reporter then pointed to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, saying earlier this year that “Al Qaeda has metastasized,” and is gaining strength in several dangerous regional of the world. Psaki replied by offering the reporter a copy of the State Department’s terror assessment report.

Islamic State: “We’re Coming For You, Barack Obama”…

Resist We Much on July 24, 2014 at 11:14 PM

With the wide open border we have I wouldn’t be shocked if ISI jihadists show up soon on our doorsteps..They know whats going on here and will want to wage jihad here in the land of the infidels

sadsushi on July 24, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Rumor has it they are already here…complete with a dozen ‘suitcase nukes’, to be detonated in 12 major U.S. Cities simultaneously, a la 9/11/01.

Rumor also has it that this will be God’s way of punishing America for reneging on our agreement to defend His chosen people in Israel.

Think on it. Do you suppose if a dozen nukes were to go off at the same time in 12 major cities the United States would still exist?

Think of the power grid. Think of refineries…nuclear power plants…the food supply chain…water delivery systems…medical services…ad nauseum..

Border security ain’t just a buttload of Mexicans sneakin’ across the border to do the work Americans won’t do. Nor is it just a bunch of poor little children in need of some love.

Y’all hear about the prayer rugs and Qurans found along the banks of the Rio Grande as well as the bushes along the border?

It’s enough to make a guy think about doin’ a little preppin’…

bimmcorp on July 24, 2014 at 11:14 PM

what about COZMO? o__0

Doc Holliday on July 24, 2014 at 11:14 PM

Heh.

If your fly isn’t open, but you’re not wearing pants … are you still exposed?

ShainS on July 24, 2014 at 11:15 PM

We had a pastor friend and his wife and 11 yr old son over to sit on the front porch and watch the raccoon mother and her cubs. They just went home. Nice to socialize out on the porch, reminded me of the olden days…

OmahaConservative on July 24, 2014 at 11:17 PM

It’s enough to make a guy think about doin’ a little preppin’…

bimmcorp on July 24, 2014 at 11:14 PM

Ammo prices are falling nicely–just saw some good deals on cheaper than dirt (which usually isn’t) and ammoseek.

Doc Holliday on July 24, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Ms. Psaki; could you please tell us what ‘terrorism’ means to you? Then, What does it mean to the dimbulbs you work for? Ten words or less, if’n you don’t mind.

DemetriusPhalerum on July 24, 2014 at 11:18 PM

I’ve got a crush on RWM. This is for her.

DarkCurrent on July 24, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Awwwwwwwwwwww!

Thx! :-)

Resist We Much on July 24, 2014 at 11:18 PM

Calling all Wenches, Rude Buffoons, loons and trolls…

OmahaConservative on July 24, 2014 at 11:18 PM

Top officials crisscrossed the Capitol over the past two days, giving urgent warnings that ISIS represented a threat “worse than Al Qaeda,” in the words of one State Department official, with the capability to create a sanctuary for global jihadists working to threaten American interests

.

SO, like, does Obama have ISIS on the run, too?

Ms. Contrarian Scientist on July 24, 2014 at 11:18 PM

State Department’s Jen Psaki Denies Terrorism Is On The Rise…

Resist We Much on July 24, 2014 at 11:14 PM

That headline lacks context.

Per Jen and the White House, Islamic Terrorism isn’t on the rise — it’s the TEA Party Terrorism that’s on the rise and about which we need to be worried …

ShainS on July 24, 2014 at 11:19 PM

Cincinnati is talking about becoming “immigrant friendly”. People are moving out of the cities and they are losing their tax base. Make your city friendly to decent people by getting rid of crime. This strategy is not going to end well for them.

crankyoldlady on July 24, 2014 at 11:19 PM

Those are fighting words … does anybody ever duel anymore?

ShainS on July 24, 2014 at 11:13 PM

I’d love to :D

Katana or tachi?

DarkCurrent on July 24, 2014 at 11:19 PM

But remember, folks…

Al Qaeda is on the run.

Syzygy on July 24, 2014 at 11:20 PM

This thread is the top item over at Instapundit, so make sure your fly isn’t open.

Bishop on July 24, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Fine. But this is the last damn time I put pants on for guests.

I’ve got a crush on RWM. This is for her.

DarkCurrent on July 24, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Those are fighting words … does anybody ever duel anymore?

ShainS on July 24, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Van Halen – Women and Children First – Everybody Wants Some!!

Axe on July 24, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Let’s see. Christians and Jews being targeted and killed throughout the Mid-East by Muslims. What is being said by the Press-titutes aka the main stream media? “Meh.”

Now, Hamas and their Palestinian supporters, oh and did I mention Muslims all, being targeted and killed by Israel after raining down random rockets on Israelis by the thousands, what do the Press-titutes say? “Oh, the carnage, the asymmetrical warfare being perpetrated by Israel’s superior weaponry, the poor women and children being slaughtered (not mentioning, of course, that they were intentionally placed by Hamas in Harm’s way for the photo ops)”.

If my fellow Christians and my Jewish friends don’t wake up and realize that this is the beginning of World War III, the ultimate religious war, and it is truly us or them, then you will see God far sooner than perhaps you desired that meeting.

TXUS on July 24, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Liberals were around in the 7th century? Huh.

Bishop on July 24, 2014 at 11:08 PM


Yep
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They burned them at the stake every time they found one.

(and I’m going to stop right there because the next line would undoubtedly get this kicked into moderation and me possibly banned)

PolAgnostic on July 24, 2014 at 11:21 PM

We might break a record for cold tonight. Back in 1927 they had a frost here in August.

crankyoldlady on July 24, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Those are fighting words … does anybody ever duel anymore?

ShainS on July 24, 2014 at 11:13 PM

I’d love to :D

Katana or tachi?

DarkCurrent on July 24, 2014 at 11:19 PM

Winner faces Axe with flintlock pistols at 20 paces.

Steve Eggleston on July 24, 2014 at 11:22 PM

We might break a record for cold tonight. Back in 1927 they had a frost here in August.

crankyoldlady on July 24, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Nice. Will you need the heat or electric blanket?

OmahaConservative on July 24, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Even my tachi’s not big enough for an inter-continental battle.

DarkCurrent on July 24, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Nice. Will you need the heat or electric blanket?

OmahaConservative on July 24, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Until this year I have never needed to turn on the heaters in July.

crankyoldlady on July 24, 2014 at 11:23 PM

The ‘new Chamberlain’ currently occupying the White House is more concerned about his tee time this weekend. Then,of course, fundraisers have been scheduled. Then there’s all that planning for the 2 week vacation coming up.

Priorities.

GarandFan on July 24, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Cincinnati is talking about becoming “immigrant friendly”. People are moving out of the cities and they are losing their tax base. Make your city friendly to decent people by getting rid of crime. This strategy is not going to end well for them.

crankyoldlady on July 24, 2014 at 11:19 PM

Heh, I lived across the Ohio river from Cincinatti in residency. They are real immigrant friendly if you are a blond haired blued eyed Catholic German with the last name Schmidt.

Actually they don’t know that their other types of people in the world, as everybody there was a Catholic German named Schimdt, or Heidleburg, or Stuttgart, etc…

Doc Holliday on July 24, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Al Qaeda is on the run.

Syzygy on July 24, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Try to run faster.

Bonus points for outrunning Obama.

Axe on July 24, 2014 at 11:24 PM

I’d love to :D

Katana or tachi?

DarkCurrent on July 24, 2014 at 11:19 PM

Heh.

I’m volunteering only as Axe’s second.

Perhaps we can make it pen or phone, for now? :-)

ShainS on July 24, 2014 at 11:24 PM

So all those ” churches” we have here which we fund with our money so that they can ” outreach” to drug cartels and food stamp cholos , are they doing anything for the CHRISTIANS that are being killed all over for being CHRISTIANS ?
Any chance these ” churches” will bring them here as refugees ? Or are the ” churches” only interested in latino little boys ?

burrata on July 24, 2014 at 11:24 PM

thatsafactjack on July 24, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Waiting for coolr to express outrage at all of it.

The left will learn that there is no “freedom from religion” with the wild ones.

Evening HA

AllahP must be drunk.

DK is asking for it.

Axe is lurking, planning for attack.

Parm thinks the official language on this forum is Greek.

The Islamists masacre.

Oaf, who’s chief, is out, in all ways.

Extraterrestrials, just lurk. All’s fine.

Schadenfreude on July 24, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Ammo prices are falling nicely–just saw some good deals on cheaper than dirt (which usually isn’t) and ammoseek.

Doc Holliday on July 24, 2014 at 11:17 PM

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I don’t think you were around here the last time I posted this link, Doc.

Ammo, Mags & Reloading – this is the BEST place to find the best price

http://www.gunbot.net/ammo/rimfire/22lr/

PolAgnostic on July 24, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Y’all hear about the prayer rugs and Qurans found along the banks of the Rio Grande as well as the bushes along the border?

It’s enough to make a guy think about doin’ a little preppin’…

bimmcorp on July 24, 2014 at 11:14 PM

I’m pretty sure the prayer rugs were shirts or some other misunderstood garment.

That said, it’s always a good idea to prepare for the unexpected.

Mark Boabaca on July 24, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Winner faces Axe with flintlock pistols at 20 paces.

Steve Eggleston on July 24, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Now my game’s up again.

DarkCurrent on July 24, 2014 at 11:26 PM

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