The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing -- Edmund Burke
Friday, July 29, 2005
Ahmadi-Nejad on the Art of Martyrdom
The following are excerpts from a speech by Iranian President-Elect Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad, which aired July 25, 2005 on Iranian Channel 1. In it, he praises martyrdom operations and states that Islam will conquer the world. (To view this clip, visit http://memritv.org/search.asp?ACT=S9&P1=782.)
"You need to show the bad guys that you're doing something and if (they) try anything (they're) going to get caught," said Kuepper, chief of operations with Emergency & Disaster Management Inc. in Los Angeles, which advises private and public organizations.
Kuepper, who addressed a group of attorneys at the Association of Trial Lawyers of America's annual conference at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto yesterday, also said Pearson officials are too secretive about the airport's security.
While Kuepper believes Toronto is likely a low terrorist target, he said after the conference that it was "absolutely essential" for airports such as Pearson to have a heavy and highly visible police presence.
Kuepper's comments come in the wake of a report in April from federal Auditor General Sheila Fraser, who said there continues to be "serious weaknesses" in Canadian airport security screenings post 9/11, despite improvements in explosives detection."
Making statements about not being psychologically prepared for a terrorist attack is psychobabble for diverting attention away from the fact that the government hasn't taken the security of Canadians seriously enough. CSIS and the RCMP are woefully short of manpower.This didn't happen overnight and the government certainly knew about it since they were not providing adequate funding. It's totally a coincidence that as the security agencies were downsized, the costs of the gun registry were escalating.
The idea is to have intelligence to prevent an attack, not pick up the pieces later.That intelligence takes manpower. Anybody that says Canada is a low priority doesn't know the terrorist mind. They like publicity for their attacks, they like large casualty numbers and they like soft targets.The public shouldn't have to concrn themselves with these problems since the first duty of a government is to protect its citizens. It's the government's responsibility but they played financial shell games with Canadian's security. That $10 billion they claim they put into security is not accurate. That's a promise to put $8 billion originally into security over a five year period. The five year period is not over yet-Just the second year- so how much was actually put into security in the past 2 years? It wasn't $10 billion- that's just a large figure bandied about for the media's edification.
Canadians' should understand that front line officers take their duties very seriously when it comes to trying to prevent any terrorist attacks. In the process the armchair quarterbacks try to undermine their efforts at every opportunity while the government says everything is under control. They have had CSIS reports that have said there were 50 terrorist groups in Canada with a minimum 350 terrorists in the country- that's in a 1998 report. They have had plenty of time to plug the gaps since that time but they went on their merry way totally oblivious to the dangers to Canadians. There are terrorists that have been allowed to stay in the country for 17 years, a Rwandan genocide planner has been allowed to stay for ten years and is still here.Do they take these situations seriously?
Claiming they were shocked to learn that federal provincial disaster management executives didn't get together for 10 years doesn't sound like some people were on the ball. A few months ago only 200 out of 6000 first responders have had advanced disaster training according to the Auditor- General's report. Not exactly reassuring.So who will take the responsiblity if the terrorists do manage an attack, the people who underfunded Canadian security for years or the front line officer who was 60 seconds behind in getting to a terrorist?In Canada buck passing has been developed into such finely crafted art that nobody is responsible for anything- everything is run on automatic pilot.
In case people don't realize it , terrorists don't wear neon signs. It takes good intelligence to keep on top of them, intelligence that could have been better funded-long ago.
"Remember how shortly after September 11 Mohammed Atta’s lawyer father sounded worried in his cozy apartment? He stammered that his son did not help engineer the deaths of 3,000 Americans. According to him, the videos of the falling towers were doctored. Or maybe the wily Jews did it. Why, in fact, he had only talked to dear Mohammed Junior that very day, September 11. Surely someone other than his son was the killer taped boarding his death plane.
Apparently Mohammed el-Amir was worried of American retaliation — as if a cruise missile might shatter the very window of his upper-middle class Giza apartment on the premise that the father’s hatred had been passed on to the son.
He sings a rather different tune now. Mohammed el-Amir recently boasts that he would like to see more attacks like the July 7 bombings of the London subway.".........
"Did Al Franken's liberal radio network Air America divert city money for the elderly and inner-city children to itself? That's the question people should be asking this week after the revelation that the New York Department of Investigation is looking into whether hundreds of thousands of dollars were illegally transferred from a Bronx community center to Air America. Only a community paper and a few Internet bloggers seem interested in what could be an egregious case of illegal funneling of tax dollars to a private, partisan organization. "...........
"In Little Rock, the chairman of a Canadian shipping company accused of trying to help terrorists by sending night-vision goggles and other equipment to the Hezbollah has entered a guilty plea to money-laundering charges."