Sunday, November 30, 2008
Arab Feminism Strikes Again: Israeli Arab Minister to Arab Beauty Contest - "Women place at the kitchen".
Original article is in Hebrew.
Here's google translate...Arab Feminism Strikes Again: Israeli Arab Minister to Arab Beauty Contest - "Women's place at the kitchen".
The winner by the way: Stephani Zakak. The name hints she could be Christian, not Muslim.
Other pearls of wisdom:
* A woman who seeks a career is ruining her family.
* Apologies to Muslim Arabs for attending the ceremony but must perform duty to crown beauty queen because he's a minister
The man is a disgrace to Israel - this government is doomed, I'm anxious to see it gone already.
Mumbai: Doctors say Jihadis Brutally Tortuered Hostages, "Israelis Bore the Maximum Torture Marks"......
They said that just one look at the bodies of the dead hostages as well as terrorists showed it was a battle of attrition that was fought over three days at the Oberoi and the Taj hotels in Mumbai.
Doctors working in a hospital where all the bodies, including that of the terrorists, were taken said they had not seen anything like this in their lives.
"Bombay has a long history of terror. I have seen bodies of riot victims, gang war and previous terror attacks like bomb blasts. But this was entirely different. It was shocking and disturbing," a doctor said.
Asked what was different about the victims of the incident, another doctor said: "It was very strange. I have seen so many dead bodies in my life, and was yet traumatised. A bomb blast victim's body might have been torn apart and could be a very disturbing sight. But the bodies of the victims in this attack bore such signs about the kind of violence of urban warfare that I am still unable to put my thoughts to words," he said.
Asked specifically if he was talking of torture marks, he said: "It was apparent that most of the dead were tortured. What shocked me were the telltale signs showing clearly how the hostages were executed in cold blood," one doctor said.
The other doctor, who had also conducted the post-mortem of the victims, said: "Of all the bodies, the Israeli victims bore the maximum torture marks. It was clear that they were killed on the 26th itself. It was obvious that they were tied up and tortured before they were killed. It was so bad that I do not want to go over the details even in my head again," he said.
Now why would f@@@'n Pakies be so hateful towards Jews and Israelis, what did the evil Joooos ever do to them?! Cycle of violence?! Monstrous vicious animals in the name of Islam.
Hate doesn't breed hate, it's not a cycle of violence, it's one sided murderous butcheries justified in religious scriptures, perpetrated by psychopaths, and justified by lunatics who are regarded as Islamic scholars and are broadcasted by Arab satellite media throughout the world. There are clear victims and offenders here, and Muslims are NEVER the victims of such actions by non-Muslims. Islamophobia is a made up charge used to encourage such carnage. The UN and Arab world's obsession with the fake discrimination of Muslims is a catalyst to this ongoing display of blood thirsty savagery.
There will be no peace in the Middle East, far East, near East, West, anywhere where these actions could be justified and celebrated by Muslims and Islam.
Muslims who are reading this - your only outrage should be directed at yourselves for not being vocal enough or adamant enough in your supposed rejection of Terrorists and Murderers. Until Islam does not accept "Though Shall NOT Murder" into its core values - Islam is the religion of Evil. Nothing has persuaded me otherwise thus far.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Worker dies at Long Island Wal-Mart after being trampled in Black Friday stampede
As if the political and global news isn't depressing enough - people these days actually kill for a "good deal". Way to go insane MP3 shoppers. Seriously, haven't you people got all you wanted in the last 7 years? Didn't Citibank cancel your credit card?
For me, I havne't bought anything big this far, but if I will - here are the sites I'd go for and buy online from home, not in stores:
Another sane shopping Idea: Go to block busters and buy used DVD-s.
Your kids will not hate you if you tell them their gifts are smaller because you might lose your job - get a grip, these are harsh times.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Rosie O'Donnell gave NBC a real turkey.
The network's attempt to revive the primetime variety show failed to draw an audience Wednesday night, tying for the evening's lowest-rated program.
But - if I knew, and everyone knew, why didn't NBC? I did tell you before that this will bomb, didn't I?
P.S. If you happen to be a Rosie fan, and I offended you - I'll make it up to you, click here:
I'll be happy to profit 4 cents from your love and devotion to America's most unloved un-celebrity....
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Jump to conclusions. Please jump to the only possible conclusion.
Jihadwatch:Mumbai jihadists freed Turkish hostages because they were Muslims
Who are the attackers in Mumbai?
According to AFP, they're "militants" and "extremists."
According to the Press Trust of India, they're "terrorists."
According to the Indian Foreign Minister, they're backed by "elements in Pakistan."
AP speaks of "suspected Muslim militants," and the Jerusalem Post dares to write about "Islamic terrorists," but in general in the mainstream media there is the expected reticence about identifying the attackers as jihadists or as Muslims at all, and no discussion whatsoever of the Islamic texts and teachings that almost certainly inspired them to this spree of murder and mayhem.
And some will say: what does it matter? There are "extremists" in every religious tradition. You are intent on identifying these attackers as Muslims and jihadists solely out of some irrational hatred for Islam, or racism, or bigotry, or some such.
The response to this is that it is impossible to defeat an enemy one does not understand. Islamic theology and law provide innumerable insights into the behavior and priorities of the jihadists -- and that may be why the Organization of the Islamic Conference is so intent on getting the UN to criminalize any critical examination of Islamic texts and teachings, even for counter-terror purposes. It is not "insulting to Islam" to notice that the Mumbai attackers identify themselves as "mujahideen" -- that is, jihadists, and jihad is an Islamic religious, legal, and political concept. That concept is in play here in numerous ways, and this story reveals another: the Mumbai jihadists set free their Muslim hostages, almost certainly because of Islamic strictures against fighting against one's fellow Muslims (cf. Qur'an 4:92, which prohibits a Muslim from killing another Muslim).
The media's refusal to report the facts breeds ignorance and conspiracy theories - sure enough, Muslims in Canada blame the Jooooos.
WZ:Shocker! Muslims Already Blaming Israel's Mossad for Mumbai Attacks.....
The mayhem in Mumbai had barely subsided when I received the first e-mail suggesting the terrorist attacks had been carried out by agents of Mossad -- Israel's military intelligence -- masquerading as Islamic terrorists to give Muslims a bad name.
A writer from Toronto forwarded a news item claiming, "India's Internal Security Police are now holding and questioning an identified Israeli Mossad agent, who had been in communication with some of the alleged terrorists in India two weeks before the BLACK OP attacks took place."
As ridiculous as this may sound, chances are countless Muslims are deluding themselves into believing that it is not their co-religionists who are responsible for the savagery let loose on India, but some hidden hand that is part of a U.S.-Zionist conspiracy against Islam.If at all there was an intelligence agency whose finger prints can be spotted all over the crime scene, it appears to be Islamist rogue elements from the Pakistan ISI, hell-bent on disrupting a marked improvement in India's relations with neighbouring Pakistan.
Here's CNN's article, try searching for the words - Islam, Muslim, Jihad - in the text. Deep within you will find the word "Mujahedeen" as part of the name of the group which took responsibility. But the report buries it deep inside and takes effort to mention it is "unverified".
Scores killed in Mumbai rampage
In a brazen series of coordinated attacks, gunmen struck 10 sites Wednesday night across India's financial hub, killing scores of people and taking hostages in two luxury hotels frequented by Westerners, officials said.
A wounded man is carried from the attacked rail station.
Mumbai police spokesman Satish Katsa put the death toll at 87 and another 185 wounded, with nine of the attackers killed.
More than six hours after the attacks, fighting was still reported in the Taj Mahal Hotel, the Hotel Oberoi and Colaba Market, site of a number of restaurants, he said.
Vilasrao Deshmukh, chief minister of Maharashtra state, where Mumbai is located, told reporters that a total of 10 locations were attacked, including a railroad station.
A Mumbai police spokesman, Satish Katsa, said gunmen took over the Taj Mahal Hotel and Hotel Oberoi, and were holding guests hostage on multiple floors.
After the attacks, about 100 members of the Rapid Action Force entered the Oberoi. Shortly thereafter, the sound of gunshots came from inside the building.
British businessman Alan Jones told CNN.com how he was about to get out of an elevator in the Oberoi when another guest was shot.
Another hostage situation was occurring at Cama Hospital for women and children, CNN sister station CNN-IBN reported.
Bhushan Gagrani, a spokesman for Maharashtra, said no one had claimed responsibility for the attacks.
But several Indian news outlets reported receiving e-mails from a group calling itself the Deccan Mujahedeen that took responsibility for the attacks. CNN was not able to verify the reports.
Gagrani said nine suspects were arrested and three people were detained for questioning.
CNN-IBN reported that Hemant Karkare, chief of Mumbai police's anti-terrorism squad, was among the fatalities at the Hotel Oberoi.
In addition, 11 other police were killed, Deshmukh said. He said the number of attackers was not known.
About five hours after the attack, smoke began billowing from the roof of the Taj Mahal and flames quickly spread through the top floors of the 105-year-old building, though firefighters said they expected to be able to douse the blaze. Guests -- many of them foreign nationals -- emerged from the hotel.
The landmark hotel advertises 565 rooms, including 46 suites. Gunfire could be heard coming from inside the building and at least 50 guests were rescued from the hotel.
Andrew Stevens, a CNN anchor who was staying at the Taj Mahal with a CNN crew, estimated that about half the hotel's guests were Westerners.
He said that at shortly after 10 p.m. (4:30 p.m. GMT) he was outside the Oberoi, about five minutes away from the Taj, when he saw guests streaming from the lobby into the street in apparent panic.
A witness told local television that he was in the Oberoi around 10 p.m. when gunmen entered the lobby and began rounding up guests, asking for anyone with a U.S. or British passport and taking hostage about 15 of them.
Earlier, A.N. Roy, the police chief of Maharashtra state, said his force was involved with suspected militants at the two hotels.
The Cafe Leopold, another popular hangout for Western tourists, was also targeted, and one police official said an attack occurred at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station.
The attacks included five shootouts and two grenade attacks, said another police spokesman, who answered Mumbai's police control room line.
CNN-IBN reported the attacks began about 10 p.m. Wednesday and witnesses were reporting new explosions and gunfire into early Thursday morning.
Roy said the gunmen used grenades and automatic weapons. He could not provide casualty numbers.
India has suffered a number of attacks in recent years, including a string of bombs that ripped through packed Mumbai commuter trains and platforms during rush hour in July 2006. About 209 people were killed in that attack.
Last July, a series of synchronized bomb blasts in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad left 49 dead and more than 100 wounded, police said.
But Paresh Parihar, a businessman in Mumbai, described Wednesday's attacks as unlike anything he had seen.
"They really don't fear for their lives or any other activity that could put them in danger," he told CNN. "This is really a very unusual situation."
Mumbai ordered schools to be closed Thursday
One might think religion has nothing to do with it.
Another note - will the international community blame this on Islamophobia? Perhaps focus on India's alleged mistreatment of Muslims? Denounce any retaliatory measure by India - or is this kind of treatment reserved only when the targets are Jews in Israel?
My condolences and affection goes to the victims and their families regardless of their nationality or religious affiliation.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Official: Female bomber was disabled; vest ignited by remote
The female bomber who killed five people just outside the heavily fortified Green Zone on Monday was mentally disabled and her explosives vest was triggered by remote control, an official said.
Baghdad Operations Command spokesman Brig. Gen. Qassim Atta said the strike is the latest example of insurgents' using mentally disabled female bombers to launch attacks.
The most prominent example of the tactic was the deployment of mentally disabled female bombers last February at Baghdad pet markets, attacks that killed 99 people.
Monday's bombing -- one of a string of blasts in the capital that killed a total of 19 people -- occurred outside one of the main entrances to the Green Zone, an Interior Ministry official said. Along with two Iraqi soldiers and three civilians who died, 12 other people were wounded.
The district, which is also known as the International Zone, houses Iraqi government offices and the headquarters of U.S. forces in Iraq. The Iraqi parliament -- located in the district -- is expected to vote this week on an agreement that determines the terms of U.S. troops' presence in Iraq after the U.N. mandate on their presence expires at the end of this year.
Also Monday morning, a roadside bomb struck a bus in eastern Baghdad, killing at least 13 people and wounding seven others, an Interior Ministry official said. The victims were on their way to work at the Ministry of Trade. Atta said the bomb was attached to the bus, an example of magnetic improvised explosive devices, or sticky bombs, that have been used by militants in recent months.
In the morning's third deadly attack, another roadside bomb went off in eastern Baghdad. It targeted a police patrol, an Interior Ministry official said.
One civilian was killed and five injured. Three of the wounded were police officers.
So - CNN, why don't you pressure Obama to immediately withdraw troops?
I won't jump into the celebrations of "victory in Iraq". To proclaim such idiocy is to disregard the nature of the struggle. There are homicidal elements in that world which will never vanish. You could win the battle, clear cities and neighborhoods, but never uproot that "culture".
Friday, November 21, 2008
Rosie Odonnell on Wednesdays at 8pm
Here are 10 guesses as to why did NBC do this:
- They wanted to boost cable subscriptions in a down economy. The less choices on public TV, the more chances you pay for cable.
- They want to break Guinness world record on low prime time ratings in the USA.
- They think they aren't stigmatized as leftist zealots to a satisfactory degree.
- They want to bring quality humor like "ching chong ching chong" back to prime-time.
- There are too many pretty people on prime time.
- Either GE has money to spare so they decided to give away shareholder's last dime to one of the most unloved D list celebrity in the country, or Rosie was as cheap as a star they could get.
- They don't like men watching their channel.
- They want Trump to say "You're fired" live and this time to really mean it.
- Fear Factor was not yucky enough.
- NBC believes 9/11 was an inside job and wants us to believe it too.
The Full Rosie
NBC - Numerous Bias Circus
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Arab Islamic Feminism: Rape the Israeli Women to chase away the Joooos
Which was later discussed on hotair with a better link to a video:
Al-Arabiya: Let’s rape all the Israeli women
I did not hear a whisper of condemnation from any Arab or Muslim to this. A real shocker, I know. I found today this column by Darwish on FrontPageMag and it discusses the backwardness that is broadcaster across the Arab world these days:
Rape as 'Resistance'
On October 31, 2008, an Egyptian female lawyer by the name of Nagla Al-Imam suggested on the Arab TV channel “Al-Arabiya” that Arab men should sexually harass Israeli women, stating: “Leave the land so we won’t rape you.” She then argued that Israeli young girls and women are fair game for all Arab men and that there is nothing wrong in using this kind of threat as a form of resistance.
Does Ms. Al-Imam know the consequences of her message to sexually repressed young Muslim men? Does she have any human feelings towards the suffering of a woman being raped, even if she is an enemy? Isn’t she worried about the impact of this ‘license to rape’ on the character of young Muslim men and its impact on society as a whole?
Doesn’t her suggestion confirm the existence of Muslim Sharia laws that allow the sexual slavery of captive women in time of war? Doesn’t she know that such statements and action by Muslim men will increase the worldwide fear of Islam?
All of this is not very good for those who want to improve the image of Islam.
Things said and done, even by intellectuals, in the Middle East, personally no longer surprise me anymore. What I always ask myself is: Where are the protests of the so-called ‘moderate’ Muslims? Where are the voices of those who want to ‘educate’ and give ‘sensitivity training’ to the American public about how Islam is a religion of peace? Why are they not shouting “not in the name of my religion”?
I found it amusing to see the moral compass of the Muslim world when I watched an interview with the Egyptian cleric Zaghloul Al Naggar, who said on Iqra TV on September 11, 2008, that Muslims must reform the moral corruption of the West. Or when I listen to Muslim leadership say that we should take the opportunity of the financial crisis in the West to spread Islam. We, Arabs and Muslims, must think of how low we will allow our morality to go for (presumably) land we can hardly see on the map of the Arab world. If that will not wake the West up, I do not know what will.
Nonie Darwish is an American of Arab/Moslem origin. A freelance writer and public speaker, she runs the website www.ArabsForIsrael.com.
What would it take to find spontaneous acts of dignity in Egypt and the Arab world in general?
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
FORCES AT WORK
By Stephen Rawls, Tipping Point Stocks Newsletter
The news letter from this trader starts with reference to previous news letter articles and a correspondence with a reader regarding positive and negative forces on the market, and then - this:
But still, we haven’t talked much about the 800-pound gorilla in the living room. Consumer confidence. As I mention in my reply to Frank:What I was trying to build is that there ARE even in this environment, powerful forces to support the market. Right now, of course, these positive forces are being canceled out by consumer pessimism for the very reasons you point out. Part of that pessimism, I’m convinced, is because 2008 was an election year. After all, at every level of politics, you’re not going to beat the incumbent if you agree that things aren’t really all that bad. Thus we’ve been subjected to a media tsunami of how bad things are.
No wonder consumer confidence is very low right now.
Now that the elections are over, some of that relentless negativism will recede.
Restoring that confidence isn’t going to happen overnight. Surprisingly good Black Friday (the Friday after Thanksgiving) retail sales would help. But even if that happens, so much pessimism won’t change soon.
Hmm... did the media cause this mess? I doubt it - but they sure helped push us over the edge, here's a reminder of how the media was pushing in a crisis before a crisis broke: Insanity on CNN, MOST AMERICANS ARE STARVING
The cat is out of the bag though and the media can't stop this snow ball. Below is an article that can't see a single light out of this cave and reassures us that the great depression is a joke compared to what's coming. Someone should tell this guy though that Obama won. He's pushing hard his newly discovered pessimism, gee thanks you genius, couldn't you tell us about it before the market crashed 46%+? (No he didn't, he published and pushed "fail safe" portfolio to his readers - see comments to his article)
30 reasons for Great Depression 2 by 2011
Just before you click and read that depressing piece of propaganda I'll let you in on something, he is basically bashing Ronald Reagan and low taxes policies. It's not that the economic facts are wrong, just that he manipulates them to find a guilty part:
Subsequent events, notably former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan's admission of his failures in congressional testimony, prove that if he and other Reaganomic ideologues weren't so myopic and intransigent about proving their free-market deregulation theories, they could have acted earlier and prevented today's colossal mess. Instead, their ideology kept the bubble blowing, delayed the pop, making matters worse.
Yes, they knew. And still both Paulson, a Wall Street insider, and Greenspan's successor, Ben Bernanke, a Princeton scholar of the Great Depression, stayed trapped in denial and kept happy-talking the public for months after the meltdown began in mid-2007. Get it? While they could have put the brakes on this meltdown years ago, our leaders were prisoners of their distorted, inflexible views of conservative Reaganomics ideology.
His only beef with our newly elected leader is that he won't commit to raising enough taxes.
The economic situation is harsh and the outlook is bleak - I'm just pointing some fingers back at the media too.
Perhaps some reporters should go back to journalism school. Or Clown School, the results are apparently the same....
Monday, November 17, 2008
Here's the truth about philanthropic people - they don't flash it. They don't wave back at you the fact that they helped you. Don't misunderstand me, I commend the good deeds this man did with his money, I was just always skeptic with the big media hoopla he was trying to make around it.
Gaidamac bought a soccer team, a true populist move, and spent millions on it - he still does. To what ends? To gain popularity with the simple men - the soccer fans. In contrast, Rubi Shapiro in the 90-s bought and financed the lagging and unpopular Hapoel Haifa, he spent his own millions on it until he went bankrupt and committed suicide. His family was horrified that he spent all their money on an unpopular soccer team. But he did so for the love of that team and the game, Gaidamac had more sinister motives.
In the most recent municipal election he hoped he had managed to buy enough favors from the public to have himself elected mayor of Jerusalem. He was wrong, he gained 3% of the vote. A true humiliation. To that add the fact that his business investments and loan contracts have backfired heavily. Banks are foreclosing on his properties. Gaidamac - a supposed successful businessman who was once homeless in Paris, according to his own words, just couldn't cope with how business is done in Israel.
Not only does he not understand the laws of the game in Israel, he does not understand the population. Jerusalem is an extremely complex array of demographic contrasts and political bases. He thought he could just buy himself a seat, buy himself mayorship and from thereon - buy himself a country. Jerusalem proved him naive. And now he's bitter.
The following is an English auto-translate from an interview in Maariv, the Israeli daily news paper.
Maariv: I don't give a crap about the fans, I'd block them from entering the soccer field.
... the only votes I got are from my employees...
... it's my team, screw everybody, screw the fans - I hope they fail and drop to minor leagues.
(goolge translate from Hebrew... not so great...)
Friday, November 14, 2008
Jihad Watch: Fatwa bans emoticons
This is Haram - Forbidden:
But this is Halal - Allowed:
Goat Beauty Contest
You - betcha'
;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-)
In related news: Translate English to "12-year-old AOLer"
I suggest we use it to translate the Koran, that would make a little bit more sense than to forbid smiley.
And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution [of Muslims] is worse than slaughter [of non-believers]...and fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is for Allah." There is a good case to be made that the overall context of these verses is defensive war, however, there are two worrisome pieces to this passage. The first is that the killing of others is authorized in the event of "persecution." The second is that fighting may persist until "religion is for Allah.
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I think at this point in time it's worth commending every single soldier in the artillery corps in Israel, and around Gaza specifically, for managing to obey the orders given by their generals. I don't understand how they can do it, but they show great discipline. They see terrorists bombard the civilians of Ashkelon and Sderot, two cities in Israel and still do not pull the trigger to retaliate because they were ordered not to. To me, this order sounds like an order to have no emotion towards the civilian population you are supposed to protect. Or like an order to watch your family being murdered while you hold a gun to the murderer's head, and not to pull the trigger because you must maintain military discipline.
As a civilian, regardless of the fact that I no longer live in Israel, I can and most definitely do protest the idiocy of this order and question aloud the legitimacy of the government and generals who give such orders.
Why isn't the order to retaliate given?!
What kind of a criminal is sitting atop the Israeli government to order the military not to protect the civilians?!
This is how it looks like:
30 seconds after first alarm - a close by explosion, the family picks up the video cam and look for the smoke, which is nearby - as it hit the bus central station in Ashkelon - today:
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Click here to read it on google translate of ynet.
Sarkozy is a magician for managing to convince the loons from the Kremlin to hold back.
Update: Okay - found a proper English version:
Vladimir Putin 'wanted to hang Georgian President Saakashvili by the balls'
Vladimir Putin, the Russian Prime Minister, planned to topple the President of Georgia and "hang him by the balls", according to the chief adviser to President Nicolas Sarkozy of France.
Mr Putin outlined his aims to Mr Sarkozy when the French leader flew to Moscow on August 12 to broker a ceasefire after the Russian invasion of northern Georgia, Jean-David Levitte told le Nouvel Observateur news magazine. It published the account today.
President Mikhail Saakashvili of Georgia, who is in Paris, laughed nervously when he heard of Mr Putin's threat on French radio this morning and said that he was aware of it.
Mr Sarkozy was aware from intelligence reports that the Russian army was aiming to overthrow Mr Saakashvili and install a puppet government. He told Mr Putin that the world would not accept this, according to Mr Levitte, Mr Sarkozy's foreign policy chief, who was in the Kremlin for the talks.
"I am going to hang Saakashvili by the balls," Mr Putin replied.
Mr Sarkozy responded: "Hang him?"
"Why not? The Americans hanged Saddam Hussein," said Mr Putin.
Mr Sarkozy replied, using the familiar "tu": "Yes but do you want to end up like (President) Bush?" Mr Putin was briefly lost for words, then replied: "Ah, you have scored a point there."
Tolerance fails T-shirt test
As the media keeps gushing on about how America has finally adopted tolerance as the great virtue, and that we're all united now, let's consider the Brave Catherine Vogt Experiment.
Catherine Vogt, 14, is an Illinois 8th grader, the daughter of a liberal mom and a conservative dad. She wanted to conduct an experiment in political tolerance and diversity of opinion at her school in the liberal suburb of Oak Park.
She noticed that fellow students at Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School overwhelmingly supported Barack Obama for president. His campaign kept preaching "inclusion," and she decided to see how included she could be.
So just before the election, Catherine consulted with her history teacher, then bravely wore a unique T-shirt to school and recorded the comments of teachers and students in her journal. The T-shirt bore the simple yet quite subversive words drawn with a red marker:
"I was just really curious how they'd react to something that different, because a lot of people at my school wore Obama shirts and they are big Obama supporters," Catherine told us. "I just really wanted to see what their reaction would be."
Immediately, Catherine learned she was stupid for wearing a shirt with Republican John McCain's name. Not merely stupid. Very stupid.
"People were upset. But they started saying things, calling me very stupid, telling me my shirt was stupid and I shouldn't be wearing it," Catherine said.
Then it got worse.
"One person told me to go die. It was a lot of dying. A lot of comments about how I should be killed," Catherine said, of the tolerance in Oak Park.
But students weren't the only ones surprised that she wore a shirt supporting McCain.
"In one class, I had one teacher say she will not judge me for my choice, but that she was surprised that I supported McCain," Catherine said.
If Catherine was shocked by such passive-aggressive threats from instructors, just wait until she goes to college.
"Later, that teacher found out about the experiment and said she was embarrassed because she knew I was writing down what she said," Catherine said.
One student suggested that she be put up on a cross for her political beliefs.
"He said, 'You should be crucifixed.' It was kind of funny because, I was like, don't you mean 'crucified?' " Catherine said.
Other entries in her notebook involved suggestions by classmates that she be "burned with her shirt on" for "being a filthy-rich Republican."
It goes on, read it all.
I put the emphasis on those who believe that republicans are rich and should be burned alive for it. Now tell me that the latest
You know, some of us have ancestors who were robbed and murdered by the original Bolsheviks... I urge you guys to tell your children and grand children about it. History should be a lesson and this depravity should not have been repeated so soon.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
FoxNews.com:Judge Shows Former Border Agent No Mercy in New Sentencing for Shooting
A former Border Patrol agent's lengthy sentence for shooting a fleeing drug smuggler had been described as extreme by his supporters, but a federal judge showed no mercy Wednesday at the former agent's resentencing hearing in El Paso, Texas.
The judge upheld Jose Alonso Compean's original punishment and resentenced him to 10 years in prison for his conviction on a charge of using a weapon in the commission of a felony and another two years in prison for assault and other charges, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.
Compean's attorneys plan to turn to the Supreme Court for a review of the case. Bob Baskett, an attorney for Compean, did not immediately return a call for comment from FOXNews.com.
I know he refused to pardon them in the past. I'm also pretty sure hope'n'change won't. Now's the time - big W. I urge my 3 readers to call and send letters to whomever they can to advocate a pardon for those two.
Are you surprised? I REALLY don't want to talk "Obama" much... it's almost more depressing than the economy. Almost. The thing is - I can't avoid it, can I? The headlines are flooded with the Obamahopeandchange circus.
AP already back spinning for Obama's most deceitful campaign headline promise: Tax relief to 95% of Americans.
AP poll: Public seems willing to wait on tax cuts
But there's hope... for change... right?
Vindictiveness: Obama team expected to broker deal on subpoenas (Democrats rubbing their hands anticipating prosecution of Bush's administration officials) - Check!
Diplomacy follies: Could Obama victory lead to Iran talks?, and: Iran tests precision missile able to reach Europe. - Check!
Things you couldn't imagine tax money spent on? Obama to Create White House Office of Urban Policy - Check!
Guess which failed and disgraced foreign affairs expert is back?
Obama Sending Albright and Leach to Economic Summit
That's one hag I know I didn't miss.
Just so you know though:
Obama's still after change... yours, that is
Delve in the irony of that post.
The following song is a remake of the Hebrew disco song sung originally by Ofra Haza who made an impact on the world music arena in the 80-s and had died of Aids in the end of the 90-s. The remake is work of art in the art of confusing the listener, which I find very entertaining. It starts with a Spanish guitar theme, someone sings something in some African language, and then a piano escorts a relaxed vocal beginning. Then enters the dance and techno rhythms, all the while the singing becomes a “symphony” of Middle Eastern vocals and Georgian folk music motifs. Extremely confusing. It’s flamingo – turned into Jordanian music and wedding dancing clapping. It ends with techno.
Shir Ha'Frecha (Bimbo's Song)
On Amazon as MP3 downloads only:
When the heck are we going to finally get rid of Olmert? Is he deliberately trying to cause harm?
YNET:Olmert: Discrimination against Arabs deliberate
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert says longtime discrimination against Israeli Arabs seeking public service posts deliberate; PM says that complete absence of Arab employees at Bank of Israel 'terrible'
I'll tell you what's terrible and deliberate... Olmert.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
With the availability of free tools to distribute personal opinions on the web, people began writing whatever they felt like. Personal web logs, or blogs are/were used to write whatever one wants, true or false. Malicious or benign. Under pen name, anonymously or in person. You can say whatever you want. I don't know of cases before Charles Johnson's "little green footballs" where blogs had real impact on national politics, for all I know he put the first and crucial dent into the main stream media. You can complain about main stream media and point out to mischief all you want but it is only when your writings gain some credence that you can be taken seriously.
Credibility can be lost in a flash once dishonesty or foolishness becomes public knowledge. Dan Rather can attest to that. Bloggers often disregard their own lack of credibility and for that reason are dismissed. It is hard to distinguish yourself as honest when you swim in a muddy pool where every one can pose as someone he is not.
I - a blogger
Personally, I had no urge to grab any attention or to express my self into a void. I agree with the demotivator: "Never before have so many people with so little to say said so much to so few".
It's not that I lacked political passion, or was in some way indifferent to news. I'm in fact a news-addict and have been known with my friends to be very opinionated. I just didn't feel the need to scream it out my window, or put it on the internet.
I began blogging after 4 years of horrific terror attacks on the country I was born and raised at. I thought it was a worthy cause, and I take pride in some of the things I link to. I believe in contributing to victims of terror and put it on the top of the page. I believe in speaking out against the distortion in the media which labels murderers as victims and victims as "the new Nazis".
I made a conscious decision to write under a pen name, and boy was I proven right recently; Joe the plumber was pummeled by the hostile media. I did not wish to expose my family or I to hostile bureaucrats. Being an every day citizen without political or financial powers places the regular person at the mercy of the vindictive government and media machines. Freedom of speech is a right which puts those who practice it unprotected under physical danger these days. I was initially more worried about extremist Muslim backlash than left wing nut jobs who proved to be as menacing and deranged as the Jihadists.
I preferred to link to other places at all times to express my point of view. There are few op-eds here, and many clips of news bits from other blogs and news sites. Opinion is expressed with regards to "web evidence". Which is flimsy, but as shown, no more flimsy than traditional media. I'm not a reporter, it's not my profession and I don't delve into research beyond a regular web surfer.
I try to build my credibility by preferring to express my opinions in relation to what is available elsewhere. I don't invent news bits or come up with "scoops". I don't go on research trips or interview people of power. Some things are simple enough but are just not my profession and not within my time limit. I have a day job, and my blog posts are written in my moments of leisure at work or at home, usually at work. So as far as time allocation is concerned, I prefer to spend the least time researching and writing. Having seen something on the web, and recognizing the urge to let it be emphasized on this site I spend about 5 minutes and put it here. There are usually 1 to 2 posts a day, but sometimes about once a week.
I'm not trying to grab attention either. I wrote for a whole year with very little link backs and a traffic of 1-2 visitors a day and was fine with that. This is my outlet to express my personal opinions, not a garbage bin for every loon in Hollywood (like huff-post). At some point I found some bit of news before others and got a link back from a bit more influential blogs out there. At another occasion my wife opened a user account on LGF to participate in commenting, and later the spin-off links were introduced so every so often she or I would use that to link back. Many other blogs use that service as well as other techniques to self promote. Believe me, I haven't made a dime from this site (google-ads are still holding to 5 cents to my account after 3 years) and am not really planning on making any. We link back here to inform about something we found, and usually before linking back try to verify that the same news bit was not linked by others.
So why add the "stumble this", "digg that" links/buttons? Just standard procedure I guess, I saw it on every other blog and thought - why not. It didn't actually produce much traffic. There was one post that was dugg in about 3 years.
Hoaxers - blech
I loath them. If you noticed how my previous post regarding that "Eisenstadt" guy, it started with skepticism. I mentioned prior weird posts and that I found it to be a source of disinformation. But I did not deviate from my "formula" to maintain my honesty, I link to somewhere else and do not invent the bits I referred to. I did not rewrite my post - but added an update when I became aware of other opinions who believe the guy is a hoax.
At the very least, the guy is a dunce and a trouble maker.
The web allows all sorts of creeps to pop up and claim they are someone who they aren't. Some people express opinions similar to others only to grab attention and blend in, and then spread deliberate lies in order to create disturbance. Some are in denial as to who they are (think they are just conservatives but hold extremist point of views). I recall the famous fracture in the right wing blogosphere when LGF revealed the Nazi relationship European "conservative" bloggers held. I personally removed links to sites that all of a sudden started talking about "White Europe". I also noted to other bloggers to remove comments with racist overtones.
I try to hold my own. To keep writing honestly about what I found and what I feel. Many have disagreed. Rating mechanisms on link sites and aggregators allow those who disagree to bury or "unrank" opinions they dislike. I'm kept amazed at those who feel a need to "unrank". But to tell you the truth - I don't care much. I'm just amazed - which my wife thinks is proof that I do take it to heart. No, it's just stupid. See - if you disagree, you can comment and express your disagreement, you can blog back, you can discuss on discussion forums, you can just move along to whatever else interests, but to "click down" is a vindictive action and a juvenile one. Anyhow - good luck with your thumbs down clicks - hope it fills a void in your life...
I don't claim to be anyone of major importance - just a guy, in an office, in cold and gray Michigan, who misses both Israel and Colorado knowing he would probably not move back to either soon, expressing own opinions. You may disagree and move on, you may dislike and be repelled because of grammatical and/or spelling imperfections, or you could just pop every now and then and see what 'the dude from cold and gray Michigan' had to say now.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Eisenstadt the source for Sarah Palin Africa leak… and proud of it.
So yes, to be clear, last week I was the one who leaked those things to a producer at Fox News who works with Cameron. Carl and his producers are good guys, and I don’t want them to have to worry about protecting their sources (and going through the wringer ala Judith Miller or Matt Cooper) on something like this...
It has just come to my attention, is this guy a hoax?
Hotair's bloggers think so.
Holly crapper. (the famous builder of... toilets)
A stalker too?
Oy vey about blogging
Yes, the stalking asshole is a hoaxer, and for some "odd" reason very friendly with the NYTimes.
Yahoo/AP: Obama planning US trials for Guantanamo detainees
President-elect Obama's advisers are quietly crafting a proposal to ship dozens, if not hundreds, of imprisoned terrorism suspects to the United States to face criminal trials, a plan that would make good on his promise to close the Guantanamo Bay prison but could require creation of a controversial new system of justice.
During his campaign, Obama described Guantanamo as a "sad chapter in American history" and has said generally that the U.S. legal system is equipped to handle the detainees. But he has offered few details on what he planned to do once the facility is closed.
Under plans being put together in Obama's camp, some detainees would be released and many others would be prosecuted in U.S. criminal courts.
A third group of detainees — the ones whose cases are most entangled in highly classified information — might have to go before a new court designed especially to handle sensitive national security cases, according to advisers and Democrats involved in the talks. Advisers participating directly in the planning spoke on condition of anonymity because the plans aren't final.
The move would be a sharp deviation from the Bush administration, which established military tribunals to prosecute detainees at the Navy base in Cuba and strongly opposes bringing prisoners to the United States. Obama's Republican challenger, John McCain, had also pledged to close Guantanamo. But McCain opposed criminal trials, saying the Bush administration's tribunals should continue on U.S. soil.
The plan being developed by Obama's team has been championed by legal scholars from both political parties. But it is almost certain to face opposition from Republicans who oppose bringing terrorism suspects to the U.S. and from Democrats who oppose creating a new court system with fewer rights for detainees.
Laurence Tribe, a Harvard law professor and Obama legal adviser, said discussions about plans for Guantanamo had been "theoretical" before the election but would quickly become very focused because closing the prison is a top priority. Bringing the detainees to the United States will be controversial, he said, but could be accomplished.
"I think the answer is going to be, they can be as securely guarded on U.S. soil as anywhere else," Tribe said. "We can't put people in a dungeon forever without processing whether they deserve to be there."
The tougher challenge will be allaying fears by Democrats who believe the Bush administration's military commissions were a farce and dislike the idea of giving detainees anything less than the full constitutional rights normally enjoyed by everyone on U.S. soil.
"There would be concern about establishing a completely new system," said Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., a member of the House Judiciary Committee and former federal prosecutor who is aware of the discussions in the Obama camp. "And in the sense that establishing a regimen of detention that includes American citizens and foreign nationals that takes place on U.S. soil and departs from the criminal justice system — trying to establish that would be very difficult."
Obama has said the civilian and military court-martial systems provide "a framework for dealing with the terrorists," and Tribe said the administration would look to those venues before creating a new legal system. But discussions of what a new system would look like have already started.
"It would have to be some sort of hybrid that involves military commissions that actually administer justice rather than just serve as kangaroo courts," Tribe said. "It will have to both be and appear to be fundamentally fair in light of the circumstances. I think people are going to give an Obama administration the benefit of the doubt in that regard."
Though a hybrid court may be unpopular, other advisers and Democrats involved in the Guantanamo Bay discussions say Obama has few other options.
Prosecuting all detainees in federal courts raises a host of problems. Evidence gathered through military interrogation or from intelligence sources might be thrown out. Defendants would have the right to confront witnesses, meaning undercover CIA officers or terrorist turncoats might have to take the stand, jeopardizing their cover and revealing classified intelligence tactics.
In theory, Obama could try to transplant the Bush administration's military commission system from Guantanamo Bay to a U.S. prison. But Tribe said, and other advisers agreed, that was "a nonstarter." With lax evidence rules and intense secrecy, the military commissions have been criticized by human rights groups, defense attorneys and even some military prosecutors who quit the process in protest.
"I don't think we need to completely reinvent the wheel, but we need a better tribunal process that is more transparent," Schiff said.
That means something different would need to be done if detainees couldn't be released or prosecuted in traditional courts. Exactly what that something would look like remains unclear.
According to three advisers participating in the process, Obama is expected to propose a new court system, appointing a committee to decide how such a court would operate. Some detainees likely would be returned to the countries where they were first captured for further detention or rehabilitation. The rest could probably be prosecuted in U.S. criminal courts, one adviser said. All spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the ongoing talks, which have been private.
Whatever form it takes, Tribe said he expects Obama to move quickly.
"In reality and symbolically, the idea that we have people in legal black holes is an extremely serious black mark," Tribe said. "It has to be dealt with."
Crap. Need I say more?
When the ACLU judges finish off the job and release people who were caught in the battle field killing American soldiers for "lack of evidence", or "undue process", or other stupid technicalities, guess what will be the next move? Giving them asylum and unleashing them into the US. Way before those waiting in lines years waiting for Green Card legally, terrorists will receive social security benefits as "refugees". There's precedence, I ain't making it up. Read it - Joe Biden/Bill Clinton Judge wanted Gitmo Chinese terrorists to be released into USA.
Say it: CHANGE!!!
Sunday, November 09, 2008
Elder of Ziyon, who is a much more active and focused blogger than I has an excellent post about it today:
The Arab world's nightmare
As we have seen in the past, the Iraqi refugees of Palestinian Arab origin are symbolic of the hatred that the Arab world has for Palestinian Arabs. The UNHCR has tried mightily for years to find permanent homes for these people, kicked out of Iraq, but no Arab country (save for a cynical Sudan) has offered to help.
The only countries that do help - Canada, Iceland, Chile and a few others - are vilified by Arabs who pretend to care about their Palestinian brethren, and the reason is clear: to them, "resettlement" means that the refugees will no longer be pawns in the gigantic game of pressuring Israel. Every Palestinian Arab who no longer sits in stateless misery is one less bullet against Israel. The very idea of Palestinian Arabs becoming full citizens of Arab countries is treated as blasphemy, an idea that the UNRWA tried to push in the 1950s but was so violently rebuffed that it became the largest perpetuator of PalArab pain in the guise of gigantic, ever growing "refugee camps."
And the only people that get hurt are Palestinian Arabs themselves. The Arab world congratulates itself on maintaining "Palestinian unity" but it is just a code word for Palestinian Arab misery.
The very few that manage to escape are the proof.
An article in the "Women's International Perspective" about a handful of these Iraqi refugees that made it to Chile includes the words that no Arab leader, and especially no Palestinian Arab leader, wants to see:Five months into their time in Chile, a strong sense of community is already apparent within Villa La Pina; the refugee children sit playing in the courtyard with their Chilean counterparts and make valiant efforts at playing the traditional game of trompos. As we talk to Basem, his front door is left open and the daughter of the Chilean family next door wanders in and out, enchanted by the newest addition to the Hamlawis – baby Tabarak. At just six days old, Tabarak is the first of the new immigrants to receive full Chilean nationality, although she will be brought up reminded of her heritage. When we ask for a photo of the new baby with her mother, 18 year old Isra, Basem disappears and returns with two Palestinians scarves which he drapes proudly around his young family.These are the words that send chills up the spines of Abbas, Assad and other Arab leaders whose positions are based on the existence of an oppressed Palestinian Arab population.
The Chilean based campaign Transforma el dolor en amor (Transform the pain into love) works to promote the refugees’ right to return to the Palestinian homeland. Despite the refugees’ obvious attachment to their nation, however, the relocation to Chile seems to be considered as a permanent move. “I have no intention of going back,” Thamer tells me, “I live in Chile now.”
Because if the "refugees" can be resettled and become happy and productive parts of other nations, their so-called "leaders" lose one of their biggest weapons that keep them in power.
I see only one problem here. Not all of those who are expelled and chased away feel the same. Some, if not their descendants, accept the Arab propaganda and continue to blame Israel for their misery. That is the sad fact about the "Palestinian disposition". Arafat, while trying to convince Israeli lefties that the "right of return" is not a big deal said: Arabs who have it good abroad wouldn't want to come to your crummy state anyways. I didn't believe that lying murderer, and I won't believe current "refugees". There won't be peace until Arabs accept Arabs as citizens and stop demanding influx of poor descendants of refugees into Israel. (I'm not saying that it would bring peace either, but it will be a huge step in the right direction).
Friday, November 07, 2008
Guardian:"Seven pointless years in Afghanistan"
Note, this post was written on November 7th, 2 days before the op-ed was published by Guardian online. The title and a few lines were available on google search and I predicted what the article would hold inside. I wasn't wrong, therefore I publish my post today.
Of course, the article is directed more at the crowds at Britain. For them I admit, folding their tail in Afghanistan won't matter as much - because over the last 30+ years they have imported Al Qaueda from Pakistan and all over the Muslim world, and in the name of multiculturalism have surrendered and forgotten English culture and history. NATO's cowardice is to be scolded and frowned upon, not nurtured.
To which I say, what the heck?! What possess the media honchos out there to sling at us all of those prostitution related stories, especially the ones glorifying it? Why now, why today?
CNBC:Dirty Money: The Business of High-End Prostitution
CNN:My REAL life as a call girl
Is this part of the media attempt to "control public opinion" so that they would avoid any public backlash for this:
Moonbattery: Spitzer Walks
...Get used to Democrats walking away from sordid crimes...
The justice system is corrupt. Strike that - bankrupt. And the media is a joyous puppy wagging its tail to promote what they feel is the right for the nation.
Does the end justify the means?
Speaking of prostitution... I'm not embarrassed to remind that when Chuck Schumer was speaking favorably for the Fairness Doctrine - he compared "unapproved political speak" to pornography. Asking "naively" - you wouldn't want pornography on the air would you?
Funniest bit of the clip (if you can still find humor while listening to this horrifying garbage), is when he's doing the "robot dance" trying to explain his point closer to the end of the clip.
Perhaps the media is just very unhappy with the vote in San Francisco?
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Labor and Kadima MKs said that Netanyahu was "too much of a Republican" to get along with Democrat Obama. They warned that electing Netanyahu in the February 10 general election would be a recipe for deteriorating ties between Israel and its closest ally in the world.
Kadima leader Tzipi Livni hinted at Netanyahu when she warned that "if Israel puts itself in a corner and is seen as rejecting diplomatic processes, we could enter an era that is worse than the current one."
Found it on:
Elder Of Ziyon:Labor MK gives best reason to oppose Labor/Kadima
I know Halloween is over, but for some odd reason, I'm still in a "spooky" mood...
Amy Lee's latest vocal release (not her new Jazz album - oy) is from a new recording of "Nightmare Before Christmas". My favorite song for the day:
The album is available Amazon:
The Reign of Lame Falls Mainly on McCain
I keep trying to get Democrats to take my advice (stop being so crazy), but they never listen to me. Why do Republicans take the advice of their enemies?
This was such an enormous Democratic year that even John Murtha won his congressional seat in Pennsylvania after calling his constituents racists. It turns out they're not racists -- they're retards. Question: What exactly would one have to say to alienate Pennsylvanians? That Joe Paterno should retire?
Apparently Florida voters didn't mind Obama's palling around with Palestinian activist Rashid Khalidi and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, either. There must be a whole bunch of retired Pennsylvania Jews down there.
That should be a bumper sticker: "Retired Pennsylvania Jew: I vote for pals of PLO and NOI"
P.S. What's with the post-election Palin slapping on Foxnews? I guess that some republicans really don't want her back and think NOW is the right time to sabotage her for goods.
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Israeli news discussion forums notice this issue too. Despicable.
What I needed this morning is a distraction from the news. Here's a fun Hebrew/English mixed song for Israel I was just listening to:
For the Sake of Zion
Nice compilation of English songs for Jerusalem. May I recommend on Amazon:
I would have liked to say that I don't understand how 78% of the Jewish vote went for our new President, but I do. And I'll avoid expressing my opinion of that any further.... Suffice it to say - I'm not a a very active member of the Ann Arbor Jewish community for a reason. I rarely visit there.
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
I hope all of the bad things we have learned about he who will be the president now will not be seen in his presidency. You know what I'm talking about it, don't pretend you didn't know.
This blog will not comment further on Obama - except where it will involve Terrorists, Islam and Israel.
Peter Schiff, president of Euro Pacific Capital, says a big-government Obama administration would lead to an economic collapse on par with the Great Depression
Another non-game changer, coming in too late in the game.
Found it through TheReligionOfPeace.com:
The video is in Hebrew and Arabic with Hebrew subtitles:
The service from the Israeli site randomly drops... Here's a link to the site:
Video found here
The following blog has an English transcript:
Man: Why have you called to do these things?
Woman: It's a form of resistance. I think all Arabs are allowed to hurt them (the Israelis). It's no shame...
Woman: They (the Israelis) abuse the Arabs' rights and steal their lands, and a land thief is no different than he who hurts one's honor. I think it's a new kind of struggle.
Man: Does the license to hurt them also include rape?
Woman: No, sexual harassment... I want to say that they (Israeli women) have no right to react. That's my opinion. That's my claim. They (the Arabs) won't be the initiators, because those who bare the struggle have a high moral standard. But if it does happen to them, they have no right to demand anything, because we are equal on this matter: get out of our lands so that we won't rape you, this equals that.
Thank god Obama will fight "Islamophobia", we won't be subject to the truth about Islam any more.
Obama is advertising on Hulu.com right now - on "Terminator". Now isn't that creepy? And stupid.
The one says "We're going to change the world"... now wait just a second, didn't you mean America?!
If the false messiah wins today, and Al Franken wins, and many other loons - it's going to be 4 years of "I can't believe this bull". I already can't believe people are this blind as to who this person is and what he stands for.
Democrats, grow a pair, open your eyes and see it for what it is. Obama is not a Democrat. He's a far left loon who wants to "change the world". It's not a unicorn he's promising although the vague words he uses could very well stand for that. It is quite simple to find out where he stands if you just open your eyes and listen to what he says when he thinks the general public isn't listening:
Obama means what he says when the rest of us aren't listening, look how he twisted and bent to justify his "bitter and cling to their guns and religion" statement:
Listen to him when he's not trying to divert his previous words:
Or consider this:
Repeat after me, and consider saying this a couple of times every day for the next four years: "I Can't Believe This Crap."
Monday, November 03, 2008
Nothing to do with Islam: 13 Year Old Rape Victim Stoned to Death, 1000 Spectators Watched in Stadium
CNN:Amnesty: Rape girl, 13, killed for adultery
A 13-year-old girl who said she had been raped was stoned to death in Somalia after being accused of adultery by Islamic militants, a human rights group said.
Dozens of men stoned Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow to death Oct. 27 in a stadium packed with 1,000 spectators in the southern port city of Kismayo, Amnesty International and Somali media reported, citing witnesses. The Islamic militia in charge of Kismayo had accused her of adultery after she reported that three men had raped her, the rights group said.
Initial local media reports said Duhulow was 23, but her father told Amnesty International she was 13. Some of the Somali journalists who first reported the killing later told Amnesty International that they had reported she was 23 based upon her physical appearance.
Calls to Somali government officials and the local administration in Kismayo rang unanswered Saturday.
"This child suffered a horrendous death at the behest of the armed opposition groups who currently control Kismayo," David Copeman, Amnesty International's Somalia campaigner, said in a statement Friday.
Somalia is among the world's most violent and impoverished countries. The nation of some 8 million people has not had a functioning government since warlords overthrew a dictator in 1991 then turned on each other.
A quarter of Somali children die before age 5; nearly every public institution has collapsed. Fighting is a daily occurrence, with violent deaths reported nearly every day.
Islamic militants with ties to al-Qaida have been battling the government and its Ethiopian allies since their combined forces pushed the Islamists from the capital in December 2006. Within weeks of being driven out, the Islamists launched an insurgency that has killed thousands of civilians.
In recent months, the militants appear to be gaining strength. The group has taken over the port of Kismayo, Somalia's third-largest city, and dismantled pro-government roadblocks. They also effectively closed the Mogadishu airport by threatening to attack any plane using it.
Nothing to do with Islam, move along, nothing to see here.
UN's Human rights commission have been seen scrambling for an angle to bash Israel based on this incident...