We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Gwynnie likes Sky News: http://www.sky.com/skynews/home as she was annoyed at this mornings conclusion by BBC that the attacks were “in retribution for” Afghanistan & Iraq (like the Battle of the Bulge was “in retribution for” the Normandy landings). Perhaps the Beeb would like to withdraw from Iraq; would it pull out of Northern Ireland too?
The Reuters “News” Service still can’t bring itself to use the term “terrorism”. Maybe it would like to refer to the bombings in London as caused by “insurgents”.
The organisation calls itself the Secret Organisation Group of al-Qaeda [literally the base] of Jihad Organisation in Europe. The group not previously been heard of. The website has previously carried statements purporting to be from al-Qaeda. It is not possible to verify such claims published on the web. This is the full text of the statement.
In the name of God, the merciful, the compassionate, may peace be upon the cheerful one and undaunted fighter, Prophet Muhammad, God's peace be upon him.
Nation of Islam and Arab nation: Rejoice for it is time to take revenge against the British Zionist Crusader government in retaliation for the massacres Britain is committing in Iraq and Afghanistan. The heroic mujahideen have carried out a blessed raid in London. Britain is now burning with fear, terror and panic in its northern, southern, eastern, and western quarters.
We have repeatedly warned the British Government and people. We have fulfilled our promise and carried out our blessed military raid in Britain after our mujahideen exerted strenuous efforts over a long period of time to ensure the success of the raid.
We continue to warn the governments of Denmark and Italy and all the Crusader governments that they will be punished in the same way if they do not withdraw their troops from Iraq and Afghanistan. He who warns is excused.
God says: "You who believe: If ye will aid (the cause of) Allah, He will aid you, and plant your feet firmly."
Final Word from Bird Dog
Along with the anger in reaction to yet another ruthless attack by the barbarians comes the anger in listening to some BBC comments, and people like Galloway and other miscellaneous leftist Islamofascist sympathizers or America-haters as are spouting off today on Democratic Underround. Truly they do not believe that these attacks are retaliation - if they are, then what were WTC #1 and #2 in retaliation for? Was that Bush's fault too? It all seems very simple to me: Radical Islam declared war on the West in 1993, and we could surrender Iraq, we could surrender Israel, we could even surrender France, and they would still keep on coming.