Penjihad's Blog

"To comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable"

Rise of Muslim Extremists in Pakistan and Afghanistan

(Originally written on July 16, 2007). At last count, about 100 people had been declared killed in the siege of Lal Masjid (Red Mosque) in Islamabad, Pakistan. Once inside, the Army, which led the attack on the barricaders inside the Mosque, found not just a few pistols and rifles, they found machine-guns and rocket-propelled grenade launchers, hardly something that qualifies as religious or peaceful. Continue reading

December 22, 2009 Posted by | Afghanistan, Hate, Islamophobia, Pakistan, Taliban, Terrorism, US Foreign Policy | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The language of “War!”

Today’s (8.14.2007) news featured an attack by Israel, on Gaza, killing ten Palestinians including “gunmen”, “Hamas terrorists” and an elderly mother “being used as a human shield”.

Well done IDF!” was the most-voiced comment in Israel…great glory and righteousness on the part of IDF; Israel may survive yet another day.

In strategy and tactics of war, the most important weapon is the language of war. Continue reading

December 22, 2009 Posted by | At Home in the US, Gaza, Hate, Islam, Islamophobia, Israel, Middle East, Muslims, Palestine, Terrorism, US Foreign Policy | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Reality of Suicide Bombing

Most people of good will should be able to condemn not only suicide bombing but ANY act of wanton killing whether it is done by our side (“good guys”) or the their side (“bad guys”). Unfortunately the Israel/Palestine dispute has so polarized people that they have no hesitation in condemning the other side without ever seeking to understand. All too often, seeking to understand the other is seen as taking sides by people blinded by partisanship. Continue reading

December 21, 2009 Posted by | Anti Semitism, Gaza, Hate, Islam, Israel, Middle East, Muslims, Palestine, Suicide bombing, Terrorism, US Foreign Policy | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pakistan’s conflict in Swat

The way the United States is conducting the pursuit of its policy will only bring more war and destruction to Afghanistan and Pakistan and is also guaranteed to spread into India. Continue reading

December 21, 2009 Posted by | Afghanistan, Depleted Uranium, India, Islam, Pakistan, Taliban, Terrorism, US Foreign Policy, Weapons of Mass Destruction | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Israel and Palestine; letter to my Congressman

Dear Congressman Inslee,
 
Thank you for taking the time to send me your reason (letter below) why you chose to endorse a condemnation of the Goldstone Report; I am afraid I cannot accept your response as a considered one.
 
While I realize you might never see this, I feel you need to understand why we are feeling such agony over your signing of that infamous resolution.
 
I wonder if you have ever visited Gaza?
It is about 360 sq Km (137 sq. mi, see detailed maps below) in total with about 1,500,000 people imprisoned inside…that is almost 11,000 people per square mile (17 per acre) if everybody was neatly spread around all of Gaza, desert and all. If you were told to “run” with your children, where exactly would you have been able to escape Israeli bombs when Israel was even bombing the beaches of Gaza? Israeli forces deliberately even killed entire families who were surrendering with white flags.
Yet you surprise me by saying, “Israel’s implementation of warning efforts that appear to have saved lives“.
Are you aware of DIME weapons that we have provided Israel? Ha’aretz reports that “The problem is that when you are killed – you are ripped to shreds and there is nothing left“. Continue reading

December 21, 2009 Posted by | Gaza, Israel, Middle East, Palestine, US Foreign Policy | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

US, Israel, Iran, Turkey and Pakistan

Like the lone child, is Turkey finally learning to point out that the Emperor and his Pit Bull have no clothes?!!?
 
It would appear that Turkey is no longer seeing Iran as a threat to Turkey rather, as a friend. Turkey is also becoming more assertive about telling Israel that its heavy hand on and slaughter of Palestinians is unacceptable. Continue reading

December 21, 2009 Posted by | Iran, Israel, Middle East, Pakistan, Turkey, US Foreign Policy | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Kerry-Lugar or, S. 962: Enhanced Partnership with Pakistan Act of 2009

Well, the good news is that the US has decided to give Pakistan $1.5 BILLION a year for five years, renewable for another five, under Senate Bill S. 962: Enhanced Partnership with Pakistan Act of 2009.
The bad news is the the US publicly spat on the money before offering it to Pakistan. Continue reading

December 21, 2009 Posted by | US Foreign Policy | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Iran, Muslim nations, THE BOMB & other WMDs

Iran has been the whipping boy for the US and an obedient West ever since Iran made the grave “mistake” of kicking out the Shah. This over-reaction is based on several factors; that a country should dare to oppose the wishes of Rome (US) and then, take prisoner an entire diplomatic staff and THEN vilify Rome at every turn.
As if this were not enough, Iran then had the nerve to lambaste Rome’s Praetorian Guard (Israel) that maintains “balance” and order in the far-flung reaches of the Empire and keeps the dogs at bay. Continue reading

December 21, 2009 Posted by | US Foreign Policy | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment