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Monday, December 27, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Posted by ozyism at 7:49 PM
There is a huge indication that violence against the occupying forces has increased, and an indication that it will increase rapidly as it gain momentum.
The violence has spread from South, to east, now to the previous peaceful north.
Expect the casualties to almost double next year, as attacks are orchestrated in a triangular position against the occupying forces hence, North/South/East.
When the winter is gone, the attacks will come.
What is the solution?
1. End the occupation.
2. End the occupation.
1. Because the resistance is not willing to negotiate, even with their Afghan counter part as long as the occupying forces are in Afghanistan.
2. Because many experts have suggested the problem cannot be solved militarily.
Even if US stations another 100,000 troops in Afghanistan, it won't change the facts on the ground, it will increase the suspicion towards US and will increase the resistance.
Posted by ozyism at 7:24 PM
Osama denies involvement:
UMMAT: You have been accused of involvement in the attacks in New York and Washington. What do you want to say about this? If you are not involved, who might be?
I have already said that I am not involved in the 11 September attacks in the United States. As a Muslim, I try my best to avoid telling a lie. I had no knowledge of these attacks, nor do I consider the killing of innocent women, children and other humans as an appreciable act. Islam strictly forbids causing harm to innocent women, children and other people. Such a practice is forbidden even in the course of a battle. It is the United States, which is perpetrating every maltreatment on women, children and common people of other faiths, particularly the followers of Islam. All that is going on in Palestine for the last 11 months is sufficient to call the wrath of God upon the United States and Israel. There is also a warning for those Muslim countries, which witnessed all these as a silent spectator. What had earlier been done to the innocent people of Iraq, Chechnya and Bosnia? Only one conclusion could be derived from the indifference of the United States and the West to these acts of terror and the patronage of the tyrants by these powers that America is an anti-Islamic power and it is patronizing the anti-Islamic forces. Its friendship with the Muslim countries is just a show, rather deceit. By enticing or intimidating these countries, the United States is forcing them to play a role of its choice. Put a glance all around and you will see that the slaves of the United States are either rulers or enemies of Muslims.America gives ultimatum
After the 11 September attacks and the PENTTBOM investigation, the United States delivered this ultimatum to the Taliban:
1. Deliver to the US all of the leaders of Al-Qaeda;
2. Release all imprisoned foreign nationals;
3. Close immediately every terrorist training camp;
4. Hand over every terrorist and their supporters to appropriate authorities;
5. Give the United States full access to terrorist training camps for inspection.Source
Response to the Ultimatum by Taliban:
On 21 September 2001, the Taliban responded to the ultimatum, promising that if the United States could bring evidence that bin Laden was guilty, they would hand him over, stating there was no evidence in their possession linking him to the 11 September attacks.
it is believed that the Taliban covertly offered to turn bin Laden over to Pakistan for trial in an international tribunal that operated according to Islamic Sharia law, but Pakistan refused the offer.Source
Taliban once again trying to deal with the US
On 7 October 2001, before the onset of military operations, the Taliban ambassador to Pakistan offered to "detain bin Laden and try him under Islamic law" if the United States made a formal request and presented the Taliban with evidence.Source
America arrogantly say no
This counter offer was immediately rejected by the U.S. as insufficient.Source
The WAR BEGINES
The stated intent of military operations was to remove the Taliban from power because of the Taliban's refusal to hand over Osama bin Laden for his alleged involvement in the 11 September attacks, and disrupt the use of Afghanistan as a terrorist base of operations.Source
Even after the bombardment Taliban reasons and asks America once more
On 14 October the Taliban offered to discuss handing over Osama bin Laden to a neutral country if the US halted bombing, but only if the Taliban were given evidence of Bin Laden's involvement in 9/11.Source
America wins so they thought
Finally, in early December, the Taliban gave up their last city stronghold of Kandahar and dispersed in various directions.Source
the Pashtun tribal group, with over 40 million members, has a long history of resistance to occupation forces in the region so the Taliban themselves may comprise only a part of the insurgency. Most of the post-invasion Taliban fighters are new recruits, drawn again from that region's madrassas. The more traditional village schools are the primary source of the new fighters.Pakistan, how do they come in to play?
The brown spot is all Pathan, Pashtoons who have always resisted occupation, and who are very close to Afghan Pashtoons.
Pashtuns are also an important community in Pakistan, where they are prominently represented in the military and are the second-largest ethnic group.
On 22 September 2001, the United Arab Emirates, and later Saudi Arabia, withdrew recognition of the Taliban as the legal government of Afghanistan, leaving neighboring Pakistan as the only remaining country with diplomatic ties.Pashtun caricature
A failing war in Afghanistan has persuaded American policymakers to generate a make-believe caricature of the Pashtuns, the dominant ethnic group in Afghanistan. For all practical purposes,the Pashtuns are now subsumed under the title of the Taliban. The caricature is simple and compelling: It highlights the Taliban as the paramount enemy without ever mentioning thePashtun resistance to the eight-year old occupation of Afghanistan. The Taliban fighters are presented as religious brutes addicted to oppression and violence, who wish to impose a barbaric version of Islam under which there is no concept of individual freedom, particularly for Muslim women.
To further distort the Pashtun resistance in Afghanistan, the Taliban are co-equated with the Al-Qaeda, an undefined terrorist group allegedly scheming to detonate weapons of mass destruction, particularly against the United States. Burqas, floggings, and beheadings are accentuated to paint a repulsive caricature of the Taliban. In this caricature, no mention is made that the American bombings of villages, extra-judicial killings, torture, and secret prisons have failed to subdue the Pashtuns in one of the poorest countries of the world.Here we go, destabilization of Pakistan
With a willful caricature of the Pashtuns, who are successfully resisting the occupation of Afghanistan, Obama advisers are forcing Pakistan, a subservient ally, to help win the war in Afghanistan. This help is suicidal for Pakistan. The civil war will unleash intractable sectarian, ethnic, and secessionist forces. As the warfare intensifies in coming months, Pakistan will face economic meltdown. If the civil war spins out of control, Pakistan’s nuclear assets would pose a security threat to the world, in which case Pakistan might forcibly be denuclearized.Source
Good luck Pakistan, I hope your people are not sold like the Afghans were in USSR days.
Thanks for your time
Posted by ozyism at 7:12 PM
For what, those who are being killed, no matter if you call them Taliban, no matter if you call them US forces, no matter if you call them NATO, no matter if you call them resistance, they are all fathers, sons, mothers, daughters, sisters, brothers...
What is there to achieve?
Osama bin Laden?
Seriously, can anyone here in ATS tell me what is there to achieve?
How on earth can the death of these lives be justified: >?
The latest Department of Defense identifications of casualties:
•Army Spc. Chase Stanley, 21, of Napa, Calif., died July 14 in Zabul province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked a military vehicle with an improvised explosive device. Also killed were:
•Army Spc. Jesse D. Reed, 26, of Orefield, Pa.
•Army Spc. Matthew J. Johnson, 21, of Maplewood, Minn.
•Army Sgt. Zachary M. Fisher, 24, of Ballwin, Mo.
•Army Pvt. Brandon M. King, 23, of Tallahassee, Fla., died July 14 at Combat Outpost Nolen, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small-arms fire.
•Army 1st Lt. Christopher S. Goeke, 23, of Minnesota, died July 13 in Kandahar City, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with rifle fire, rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire. Also killed were:
•Army Staff Sgt. Christopher T. Stout, 34, of Worthville, Ky.
•Army Staff Sgt. Sheldon L. Tate, 27, of Hinesville, Ga.
•Army Spc. Christopher J. Moon, 20, of Tucson, Ariz., died July 13 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany of wounds suffered from an explosion July 6 in Arghandab, Afghanistan.
•Army Spc. Nathaniel D. Garvin, 20, of Radcliff, Ky., died July 12 at Forward Operating Base Frontenac, near Kandahar, Afghanistan, in a non-combat incident.
•Marine Staff Sgt. Christopher J. Antonik, 29, of Crystal Lake, Ill., died July 11 in combat in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
•Army Staff Sgt. Shaun M. Mittler, 32, of Austin, Texas, who grew up in Gladstone, Mo., died July 10 in Konar, Afghanistan, when his unit was hit by rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire.
•Army Spc. Carlos J. Negron, 40, of Fort Myers, Fla., died July 10 at Asadabad, Afghanistan, after he was wounded by small-arms fire in Konar, Afghanistan.
•Marine Lance Cpl. Tyler A. Roads, 20, of Burney, Calif., died July 10 in combat in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
•Army Staff Sgt. Jesse W. Ainsworth, 24, of Dayton, Texas, died July 10 near Walakan, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his unit with an explosive device.
•Army Sgt. Donald R. Edgerton, 33, of Murphy, N.C., died July 10 near Char Dara, Afghanistan, when his unit was hit by an improvised explosive.
•Army Spc. Joseph W. Dimock II, 21, of Wildwood, Ill, died July 10 in Salerno, Afghanistan, in a non-combat explosion in an ammunition holding facility.
•Army Sgt. Robert W. Crow, 42, of Kansas City, died July 10 in Paktika, Afghanistan, when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive.
•Marine Lance Cpl. Daniel G. Raney, 21, of Pleasant View, Tenn., died July 9 in combat in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
•Army Pfc. Anthony W. Simmons, 25, of Tallahassee, Fla., died July 8 in Kunar province, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his unit with indirect fire.I'm not even going to mention the other side.
These deaths are not the latest:
103 killed. So far in July
Roadside bombs planted by insurgents are one of the leading killers of both international troops and civilians in Afghanistan.
To counter the threat, the U.S. is sending $3 billion worth of detection equipment and bomb-resistant vehicles to Afghanistan
What is the purpose?
Three British servicemen have died within 24 hours in Afghanistan.http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2010/07/18/three-soldiers-die-in-24-hours-in-afghanistan-115875-22421249/#ixzz0u12KTqnM
So tell me, what is the purpose, tell me all you Brits, all you Americans, all you Australians, all those in Afghanistan fighting, why are you fighting?
Do you think the resistance will stop?
Do you not learn from history?
Is this what you want to see on the news?
Every damn day waking up, seeing you people getting killed for a worthless cause.
I have been feeling this way for along time, since I have woken up every day since a long time, seeing my people die for useless cause.
What goes around comes around, now you know how I felt and feel.
So far this year more than 700 foreign invaders have been slaughtered, they are human being used as tools by corrupt world leaders.
Really makes you wonder.
Posted by ozyism at 6:48 PM
Posted by ozyism at 6:48 PM
""Iran is the center for bolstering security and solidarity among the Muslim countries," Suleiman said in the meeting held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York on Friday."
Posted by ozyism at 6:47 PM
Islam is the BEST DEMOCRACY, here is why:
- Islam is the nation.
- A Muslim is the citizen of Islam.
- The constitution of Islam is the Quran.
Question and Answer:
"Say, 'The truth is from your Lord': Let him who will believe, and let him who will, reject (it): for the wrong doers We have prepared a Fire whose (smoke and flames), like the walls and roof of a tent, will hem them in: if they implore relief they will be granted water like melted brass, that will scald their faces, how dreadful the drink! How uncomfortable a couch to recline on!"
Posted by ozyism at 6:47 PM
"The Israeli government set out its position on a special web page: "The Human Rights Council has consistently singled out Israel, while failing to address the true violators of human rights. It has devoted more resolutions to condemning Israel, than to all the other countries of the world combined... The Report's"
Posted by ozyism at 6:46 PM
Posted by ozyism at 6:46 PM
"Since 2007, the International Atomic Energy Agency - with the support of the United States, Israel and European allies UK, France and Germany - has been demanding that Iran explain a set of purported internal documents portraying a covert Iranian military program of research and development of nuclear weapons. The "laptop documents,"supposedly obtained from a stolen Iranian computer by an unknown sourceand given to US intelligence in 2004"
"That position is based on the premise that the intelligence documents that Iran has been asked to explain are genuine. The evidence now available, however, indicates that they are fabrications."
Posted by ozyism at 6:45 PM
"Press TV: So you did not threaten to wipe Israel off the map as an Iranian leader? That we will wipe Israel off the map?
Ahmadinejad: No. We say that the people of Palestine should have rights and when the people of Palestine exercise this right, this will happen. Where is the Soviet Union? The Soviet Union has been wiped off the map. What happened to the Soviet Union? The decision of the people, the vote of the people. When the people of the Soviet Union, the Russian people, were allowed to decide to take charge of their destiny, the Soviet Union disappeared.
The Zionist regime is an artificial regime… a fictitious regime. You brought people from different parts of the world and you have built this state. No, that cannot last, it is not sustainable. If they do not listen to our solution, this will happen one day. "
Posted by ozyism at 6:44 PM
Iran should not have the policy of punishing those who do not hold strong to their Islamic duties, hence the covering of the head for modesty, or going to prayer.
Punishing them would backfire, and would create a distaste for Islam. Some may even argue that the push towards Westernism in Iran, although small, is due to these policies.
An example of such policy is the fine given to those who do not wear head scarfs.
Since this is a duty of a Muslim women to wear a head scarf and not an Islamic law, I propose that it should be encourage through economic means. In that sense, people will gain a more tasteful view of Islam, and its practices.
A simple example would be pay rise. Who ever wears their head scarfs accordingly, they should be given a pay rise. In that sense, people will be encouraged to wear head scarfs, and at the same time will be happy with the governing body, and will gain a great taste for their Islamic obligations.
I believe mass prayer is very good for unity, and social issues, I believe that Iran should also encourage more Iranians to pray together.
In simply terms, people should be encourage to pray more often together through payments.
Prayer is good for the moral of the people, also it allows the people to socialize in a place of good. Unlike the West where most socializing revolves around bars and clubs, Iran should encourage its future generation to socialize around the mosque, a place of worship, a place of good tidings.
There can't be no better investment than this, after all, the second pillar of Islam is prayer.
Posted by ozyism at 6:43 PM
Great Red Spot
Age: anticyclonic storm has lasted for at least 179 years and possibly as long as 344 years or more.
Size: The spot is large enough to contain two or three planets the size of Earth.
WTF: Infrared data have long indicated that the Great Red Spot is colder (and thus, higher in altitude) than most of the other clouds on the planet.
WTF: 8 km above the surrounding clouds.
I believe Aliens are living in Jupiter's Red Spot. It is double the size of earth, enough space to live, hidden from outside worlds.
The size of the spot in comparison to earth:
"Red Spot Jr." > smaller spaceship:
In the above picture "Red Spot Jr." enters The Great Red Spot and leaves from the other end. I believe "Red Spot Jr" is gathering resources, or maybe just a smaller spaceship examining Jupiter.
Maybe it is a spaceship which came to Jupiter not so long ago (179 - 344 years ago).
Maybe they are taking resources, or maybe looking for a place to live, or just creating a post to conquer the rest of the universe, who knows.
The question is, how can a small storm enter a bigger storm, yet end up in the other side without having to merge?
One answer could be, that the bigger eye is in higher atmosphere, but the smaller eye is in lower atmosphere, therefore it just goes under the bigger eye without having to merge.
That can't be true for one simply reason, because the above picture shows the smaller eye effect the bigger eye, just when it comes close to it.
For one, we must be open to possibilities, possibilities that life can survive in any environment, and that life can be formed from any material, doesn't necessarily have to be biological.
Posted by ozyism at 6:43 PM
"[Quran 79.5] Execute orders (Mudaberat Amran in Arabic)"
[Quran 32.5] Rules the cosmic affair (Yudaber Al-Amr in Arabic) from the heavens to the Earth. Then this affair travels to Him a distance in one day, at a measure of one thousand years of what you count."
"Mudaberat" in Arabic means execute and "Amr" means order. These exact two words are also used in describing the rate at which God's orders are executed:"
"Physicists know how a wormhole works but have never actually used one. Do you remember how a frictionless roller coaster works? That is, you start high and slow then you go down and fast but when you come back up again to the previous height you return to your previous slow speed? Well, the wormhole is the most efficient roller coaster you can imagine. Energy is not required to move through the wormhole, that is, you can simply switch off your rockets. Gravity accelerates you and pulls you through and then expels you the other side. You will feel like being swept by waves at the beach; nothing more."
"God gave this method of transportation to his angels throughout the universe. The Quran calls them ‘Maarej’ and describes how angels use them for long distance travel. Today Moslems know that these ‘Maarej’ is what scientists call wormholes:"
"[Quran 70.1-4] Someone asked about the penalty that will befall 2 the unbelievers; (A penalty) that has none to ward off; 3 (a penalty) from Allah (who owns) wormholes [Maarej in Arabic] 4 The angels and the Spirit ascend to Him in a day, the measure of which is fifty thousand years."