Al Qaeda issued a statement Friday, finally confirming that their leader Osama bin Laden was in fact killed. The letter was signed by the “general leadership” and said:
“We stress that the blood of the holy warrior sheik, Osama bin Laden, God bless him, is precious to us and to all Muslims” the statement said according to the A.P., adding that his death would not “go in vain.” The statement also said, “We will remain, God willing, a curse chasing the Americans and their agents, following them outside and inside their countries.”
According to SITE which ran three pages Al Qaeda will not die with it’s founder and that its members would “continue on the path of jihad.” Bin Laden’s blood, they added, would not be “wasted in vain.”
“It will remain, with permission from God the Almighty, a curse that chases the Americans and their agents, and goes after them inside and outside their countries,” the letter said. “Soon — with help from God — their happiness will turn into sorrow, and their blood will be mixed with their tears.”
My Take: These people are pissed off. Does anyone really think for one second that just because bin Laden is dead that they will just go sit in a corner and cry like school girls who we’re dumped at the prom? Osama bin Laden was nothing more than a figurehead at this point. There’s plenty left to do. We must not stop until all remnants of Al Qaeda are destroyed.
A few minutes ago on May 5, 2011, Arab TV announced that Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khameini requested Iran’s President Ahmadinejad to step down from his post. This has not been confirmed nor verified by Western media as yet, however, it has been reported that several of his close aides are already under arrest.
One can only hope this is going to actually happen. It hasn’t yet. Might not even. But we can hope and pray. And maybe somewhere in the near future possibly start to have some normalized relations with Iran.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq’s capital wants the United States to apologize and pay $1 billion for the damage done to the city not by bombs but by blast walls and Humvees since the U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.
The city’s government issued its demands in a statement on Wednesday that said Baghdad’s infrastructure and aesthetics have been seriously damaged by the American military.
“The U.S. forces changed this beautiful city to a camp in an ugly and destructive way, which reflected deliberate ignorance and carelessness about the simplest forms of public taste,” the statement said.
“Due to the huge damage, leading to a loss the Baghdad municipality cannot afford…we demand the American side apologize to Baghdad’s people and pay back these expenses.”
The statement made no mention of damage caused by bombing.
And I am certain someone will read this and somehow find a way to blame the U.S. soldiers who we’re simply “doing their jobs”. If you feel the need to comment that way, fine. Just remember one thing. If it weren’t for the U.S. soldiers throughout history. You probably wouldn’t have the right to have a blog, know what was really going on and make stupid uninformed comments or posts.
Predident Obama is the worst and weakest president America has ever seen. He’s weak on economic policy. For $1 trillion he promised unemployment would not exceed 8%. After spending “stimulus” money on Democratic special interests unemployment exceeded 10% and has only declined because so many of the unemployed are giving up and dropping out of the labor force. Real under and unemployment has ballooned under Obama’s guidance to over 17%, approaching levels last seen during the Great Depression. Obama doesn’t have a clue. He thinks the way to stimulate economic and job growth is to increase taxes, increase regulations, dispense unemployment ad nauseum, and threaten business. He thinks he can increase employment by chasing employers away. He thinks he can increase employment with foolhardy, job killing health care and carbon trading bills. Obama is a fool. He will should replaced for his incompetence in 2012.
What the hell. How is this a major crime and don’t these people have anything better to do with their time. GO arrest some real criminals. Isn’t there some drug dealer that should be behind bars? What about that unsolved murder, shouldn’t someone be investigating that? Aren’t there any gangbangers who need to be arrested. Apparently not. But there is a seven year old with a toy gun… Get him boys. Give me a damn break. I am so sick and tired of resources being wasted on crap like this. This child did nothing wrong. Other than make an innocent childhood mistake. Perhaps someone should have just explained to him what he had done wrong. Maybe someone should have taken the “gun” away from him, called his parents and at worst suspended him from school for a few days to teach him a lesson. But charging the kid with a crime. That’s absolutely f”n rediculous! The people behind this really need to take a good hard look in the mirror.
This is an elementary school kid, not a highschool or college student who should know better (many don’t) and it was a damn toy.
The people behind this should lose their damn jobs.
The congress is at it again. With the republicans saying there needs to be a decrease in federal spending. The Dem’s of course want to keep things status quo or even increase federal spending. They blindly believe that if spending is cut then it will hurt economic recovery.
What these idiots fail to realize is there has been little to no economic recovery. The economy is in the toilet. There’s no jobs, prices on just about everything seem to be going up on a weekly basis. But the Dems believe we can spend our way out of debt.
I don’t know a lot of things, but here is what I do know:
If you make four hundred dollars a week and your bills are three hundred and fifty a week that leaves you with fifty. Now I need gas and groceries with what’s left. That means I don’t go out and buy that new iPod I really want, because I can’t friggin afford it.
This whole theory is falling on deaf ears in Washington, particularly with the democrats.
It’s really simple guys you can’t spend your way out of debt. I am sure you have heard that before.
The economy might actually improve if some of the BS spending is cut out. Maybe take some of that money you save giving out food stamps and free housing to illegal immagrants and put it to use creating jobs for the people who actually have lived here their whole lives, are citizens and have paid taxes.
(CNN) – Retired Gen. Colin Powell is not prepared to back President Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential campaign.
The former secretary of state under former President George W. Bush endorsed then-candidate Obama in the 2008 election, but said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that he will wait to make a decision on whom to support in the next presidential election.
With all due respect General Powell, you are way off base with your comments that the economy is improving. There’s still way too many people who are unemployed, the prices of oil & gas (which helped sink the world economy in the first place) are going higher and higher. With some experts predicting the price of gasoline to be over five dollars a gallon by summer.
The prices of food, clothing and just about everything else are directly tied to the price of oil, which means they will climb ever higher.
Now onto the unemployment issue. Unemployment has not gone down one iota. I don’t care what the reports say. Those reports do not take into account the people who are no longer elegible for unemployment and are still unemployed and in many cases have just flat out given up. There’s your so called precious jobs? There aren’t any.
I’ve heard it said that it’s the small business’ that will turn around the economy. What a bunch of bunk. Obamacare will see to it that the small business can’t prosper. The so called tax breaks that Obamacare provides don’t out weigh the tax increases that come with it.Small business has enough of a burden on it already. Everytime the minimum wages go up, people in that sector get laid off, because the small business can’t afford to pay 100 people minimum wage. it’s too costly.
You want to create jobs. Make it attractive for the larger corporations, GM, Ford, AT&T, etc to hire more people. IN THIS COUNTRY, NOT CHINA! No offense but creating jobs overseas in places like China does nothing for our economy. If you really want to stimulate the economy, get people working. A lousy 600.00 charity check or a 13.00 decrease in taxes doesn’t do squat to stimulate the economy. If someone is out of work that 600.00 check might have helped pay a few bill, but you can be pretty sure that someone with any kind of common sense isn’t taking that money and buying a new big screen TV. A good job, not minimum wage. Is what is going to get this economy rolling.
We need to increase the number of manufacturing jobs, those are the well paying jobs. (not over inflated union wages either). But there’s plenty of people out there who would love to work for say ten to eleven dollars an hour. To get more jobs in this country the governement has to give these companies tax breaks. These tax breaks could be used as incentives for these companies to higher people, build more plants (here not in China). Bogus road contruction won’t get people working long term. Manufacturing, engineering and design jobs will.
Working in retail I see what goes on every day in the real world. People have no money. They have reached a point of do I put gas in my car or do I eat? That’s a fact. Get out in the real world and take Obama with you. Let him see what’s really going on. Let him see that Camden, NJ. just laid off half it’s police force and fire fighters, because they have no money. Let him see Mrs. Mommy in the store with very little money and two hungry mouths to feed. Let him go to a gas station and see that it costs 60.00 dollars a week to put gan in a car.
Let him see the over inflated prices in a supermarket. Food prices are going up just about every week.
Then tell me the economy is on the road to recovery.