FW: worth reading

If you like him, great, if you don't, still consider him for president.   He has the history and the brains to get this country back.  Best of all he's an American.  In any event, please read this email.  .

 Thursday, August 26, 2010 9:27 AM
Subject: worth reading

Very well said:

This is the most clearly stated, sensible, and historically accurate
> statement that I've read on this issue.
> Statement on the Proposed "Cordoba House" Mosque near Ground Zero
> Newt Gingrich
> July 21, 2010 6pm
> There should be no mosque near Ground Zero in New York so long as
> there are no churches or synagogues in Saudi Arabia. The time for
> double standards that allow Islamists to behave aggressively toward us
> while they demand our weakness and submission is over.
> The proposed "Cordoba House" overlooking the World Trade Center site
> -
> where a group of jihadists killed over 3000 Americans and destroyed
> one of our most famous landmarks - is a test of the timidity,
> passivity and historic ignorance of American elites. For example,
> most of them don't understand that "Cordoba House" is a
> deliberately
> insulting term. It refers to Cordoba, Spain - the capital of Muslim
> conquerors who symbolized their victory over the Christian Spaniards
> by transforming a church there into the world's third-largest mosque
> complex.
> "Cordoba," in Islamic symbolic terms, means Islamic rule in the
> West.
> Today, some of the Mosque's backers insist this term is being used
> to
> "symbolize interfaith cooperation" when, in fact, every Islamist in
> the world recognizes Cordoba as a symbol of Islamic conquest. It is a
> sign of their contempt for Americans and their confidence in our
> historic ignorance that they would deliberately insult us this way.
> Those Islamists and their apologists who argue for "religious
> toleration" are arrogantly dishonest. They ignore the fact that more
> than 100 mosques already exist in New York City. Meanwhile, there are
> no churches or synagogues in all of Saudi Arabia. In fact no Christian
> or Jew can even enter Mecca.  And they lecture us about tolerance.
> If the people behind the Cordoba House were serious about religious
> toleration, they would be imploring the Saudis, as fellow Muslims, to
> immediately open up Mecca to all and immediately announce their
> intention to allow non-Muslim houses of worship in the Kingdom. They
> should be asked by the news media if they would be willing to lead
> such a campaign.
> We have not been able to rebuild the World Trade Center in nine years.
> Now we are being told a 13 story, $100 million mega-mosque will be
> built within a year overlooking the site of the most devastating
> surprise attack in American history.
> Finally where is the money coming from? The people behind the Cordoba
> House refuse to reveal all their funding sources.  America is
> experiencing an Islamist
> cultural-political offensive designed to undermine and destroy our
> civilization. Sadly, too
> many of our elites are the willing apologists for those who would
> destroy them if they could.
> No mosque.  No self deception.  No surrender.
> The time to take a stand is now - at this site on this issue.
> If after reading this, you agree with it, pass it on to others.

Fw: I Knew it: Suspicions Confirmed

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Fw: Defining Moments

Subject: Defining Moments

Fw: For the second time in my life, I'm not ashamed

Subject: Fw: For the second time in my life, I'm not ashamed

This should be sent across the USA to every hard-working American.

A real tear jerker---

For only the second time in my adult life, I am not ashamed of my country.
I want to thank the hard working American people for paying $242 thousand dollars plus additional expenses for my vacation in Spain . My daughter Sasha, several long-time family friends, my personal staff and various guests had a wonderful time. Honestly, you just haven't lived until you have stayed in a $2,500.00 per night suite at a 5-Star luxury hotel. We only booked 70 rooms for our friends, staff and family. Thank you also for the use of Air Force 2 and the 70 Secret Service personnel who tagged along to be sure we were safe and cared for at all times – with our 13 vehicle convoy.
Air Force 2 only used 47,500 gallons of jet fuel for this trip and carbon emissions were a mere 1,031 tons of CO2. It costs only $11,500 per hour to operate Air Force 2 and each additional plane for the other members of our party group. These are only rough estimates, but they are close (who's counting?). That's quite a carbon footprint as my good friend Al Gore would say, so we must ask the American citizens to drive smaller, more fuel efficient cars and drive less too, so we can lessen our combined carbon footprint. 
I know times are hard and millions of you are struggling to put food on the table and trying to make ends meet.
I do appreciate your sacrifice and do hope you find work soon. I was really exhausted after Barack took our family on a luxury vacation in Maine a few weeks ago. I just had to get away for a few days. Will write more from Martha's Vineyard where we will spend our sixth vacation this year with more of our family and friends.

Michelle Obama

Fw: Franchise Opportunity

Subject: Fw: Franchise Opportunity
A friend of mine just started his own business, manufacturing landmines that look like prayer mats.
It’s doing well. 
 He says Prophets are going through the roof.

Fwd: partner

why we may be on the road to economic slavery.


>> I'd like to make you a business offer.
>> Seriously. This is a real offer. In fact, you really can't turn me down, >> as
>> you'll come to understand in a moment...
>> Here's the deal. You're going to start a business or expand the one >> you've
>> got now. It doesn't really matter what you do or what you're going to do.
>> I'll partner with you no matter what business you're in - as long as it's
>> legal.
>> But I can't give you any capital - you have to come up with that on your
>> own. I won't give you any labor - that's definitely up to you. What I >> will
>> do, however, is demand you follow all sorts of rules about what products >> and
>> services you can offer, how much (and how often) you pay your employees, >> and
>> where and when you're allowed to operate your business. That's my role in
>> the affair: to tell you what to do.
>> Now in return for my rules, I'm going to take roughly half of whatever >> you
>> make in the business each year. Half seems fair, doesn't it? I think so. >> Of
>> course, that's half of your profits.
>> You're also going to have to pay me about 12% of whatever you decide to >> pay
>> your employees because you've got to cover my expenses for promulgating >> all
>> of the rules about who you can employ, when, where, and how. Come on, >> you're
>> my partner. It's only "fair."
>> Now... after you've put your hard-earned savings at risk to start this
>> business, and after you've worked hard at it for a few decades (paying me >> my
>> 50% or a bit more along the way each year), you might decide you'd like >> to
>> cash out - to finally live the good life.
>> Whether or not this is "fair" - some people never can afford to retire - >> is
>> a different argument. As your partner, I'm happy for you to sell whenever
>> you'd like... because our agreement says, if you sell, you have to pay me >> an
>> additional 20% of whatever the capitalized value of the business is at >> that
>> time.
>> I know... I know... you put up all the original capital. You took all the
>> risks. You put in all of the labor. That's all true. But I've done my >> part,
>> too. I've collected 50% of the profits each year. And I've always come up
>> with more rules for you to follow each year. Therefore, I deserve >> another,
>> final 20% slice of the business.
>> Oh... and one more thing...
>> Even after you've sold the business and paid all of my fees... I'd >> recommend
>> buying lots of life insurance. You see, even after you've been retired >> for
>> years, when you die, you'll have to pay me 50% of whatever your estate is
>> worth.
>> After all, I've got lots of partners and not all of them are as >> successful
>> as you and your family. We don't think it's "fair" for your kids to have
>> such a big advantage. But if you buy enough life insurance, you can >> finance
>> this expense for your children.
>> All in all, if you're a very successful entrepreneur... if you're one of >> the
>> rare, lucky, and hard-working people who can create a new company, employ
>> lots of people, and satisfy the public... you'll end up paying me more >> than
>> 75% of your income over your life. Thanks so much.
>> I'm sure you'll think my offer is reasonable and happily partner with >> me...
>> but it doesn't really matter how you feel about it because if you ever >> try
>> to stiff me - or cheat me on any of my fees or rules - I'll break down >> your
>> door in the middle of the night, threaten you and your family with heavy,
>> automatic weapons, and throw you in jail.

 That's how civil society is supposed to work, right? This is America,
 isn't  it?

That's the offer America gives its entrepreneurs. And the idiots in
 Washington wonder why there are no new jobs...

Fw: A Sad Day for America and the Marine Corps

I believe this to be TRUE. The good thing is that Murtha can no longer endanger our country. He's DEAD!
This is our new military?  This is truly a A Sad Day for America and the Marine Corps      Lt Col Chessani Retires
Eugene A. Simon


"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. 

We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream.  

 It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same."  ~Ronald Reagan 

Monday July 19, 2010
ANN ARBOR, MI – He defended our Nation for over twenty-three years . . . often away from his wife and children . . . so that we could be home safely with ours.  All patriotic Americans owe a debt of gratitude to this American hero.
After a protracted four and a half year legal ordeal over the “Haditha massacre” - a massacre that never happened - LtCol Jeffrey Chessani completed his final day of active duty service in the United States Marine Corps last Friday, July 16, 2010.  Thus ended the promising career of one of America’s most effective combat leaders in Iraq—a political scapegoat to appease the anti-war press and politicians.
LtCol Chessani served three combat tours in Iraq as well as serving in the First Persian Gulf War and in Panama, receiving numerous awards and honors. At the time of the Haditha incident, he was commander of the 3rd Battalion (“The Thundering Third”), 1st Marines—one of the most decorated units in the history of the Marine Corps. 
This loyal Marine officer faced criminal charges as a result of a legitimate combat action taken by four of his Marines after being ambushed by insurgents in Haditha, Iraq, on November 19, 2005. He cared deeply about the young Marines entrusted to his command, and refused to “throw them under the bus” to save his own career. 
On November 19, 2005, at approximately 7:15 a.m., a Marine convoy was rolling through Haditha, Iraq — a terrorist stronghold.  Suddenly, a roadside bomb went off, destroying a Marine Humvee, killing one Marine and seriously injuring two others. 
The Marines immediately received fire from the ambushing insurgents, who were shooting from nearby civilian-occupied homes. A four-man fire team responded as trained: they cleared several houses occupied by the armed insurgents, and in the ensuing room-by-room, house-by-house gun battle, it was reported eight enemy were killed.
Tragically 15 civilians also died.  In urban combat, where insurgents purposefully use civilians as human shields, civilian casualties are tragic, but not uncommon.  In fact, sometimes the insurgents themselves kill civilians to achieve a propaganda victory by blaming the Americans.
LtCol Chessani immediately reported the deaths of the 15 civilian Iraqis to his superiors.   Upon hearing of the 15 civilian deaths, not one of LtCol Chessani’s superiors ─ including top generals ─ considered it unusual.  Not one ordered a further investigation.  In fact, they commended him for a job well done.
However, several months later, a known Al Qaeda propaganda operative instigated an inflammatory Time magazine news article written by reporter Tim McGirk – later proven to be false – accusing the Marines of massacring innocent civilians.   
Pennsylvania Congressman John Murtha, a leading anti-war critic, saw his opportunity and jumped in.  Murtha was head of the House military appropriations subcommittee –a position with significant power over the military.  He echoed the Time magazine story.  
Murtha appeared on several major television networks and publicly accused the young enlisted Marines of “cold blooded” murder and Marine officers of a “cover-up.”  He blamed it all on the stress of being in Iraq too long.  Incredibly, these accusations were made even before the investigation was completed.
Murtha was the same person caught on tape negotiating bribes with Arab Sheiks during the FBI’s 1980 Abscam investigation – he was an un-indicted co-conspirator in that case.
The trumped-up charge: failing to properly report and investigate the November 19, 2005 incident.  The Government did everything it could to convict LtCol Chessani.  It spent millions of taxpayer dollars, employed over 65 Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) agents ─ the largest investigation in that agency’s history ─ and granted immunity to scores of witnesses, all in their attempt to make Jeffrey and the “Haditha Marines” political scapegoats.
Lt. Colonel Paul Ware, USMC, an Investigating Officer who heard testimony in several cases involving the charged enlisted Marines, blasted the credibility of the government witnesses and expressed concern that the allegations were nothing but a tactic “to erode public support of the Marine Corps and mission in Iraq.” He went on to say:
“Even more dangerous is the potential that a Marine may hesitate at the critical moment when facing the enemy . . . ” 
Retired General Thomas McInerney, former Joint Force Commander and Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force, called the prosecutions of the Haditha Marines “despicable.” He warned:
“We cannot fight a war like that . . . We’re not taking care of our people.”
Evidence of what our nation lost by the unjust prosecution of LtCol Chessani, can be garnered from a few excerpts from his official Combat Fitness Report, a required annual evaluation of a Marine officer’s performance prepared by his superiors.  It covered the period of September 2005 to February 2006 ─ which included the date of the Haditha incident:

•  “Leads Marines from front in every operation.  Demonstrates moral courage every day.  Doesn’t hesitate to report bad news fast or contest unrealistic plans/poor concepts.  Despite the complexity and size of his AO [area of operations], he always maintains a calm, cool demeanor.”
• “Always seeks advantage over complex, diverse insurgent enemy.  Truly one of the finer thinkers in this COIN environment.”
• “One of the top 3” infantry/cavalry battalion commanders “of 13 who have served with RCT –2 [the regiment] during OIF.  A superb leader, who knows his men, knows the enemy, knows his business.  Doesn’t attract a lot of fanfare; just gets the job done to an exceedingly high standard.”
• “Long ball hitter; recommend selection for promotion to Colonel and TLS [Top Level School].”
The Reviewing Officer, Major General Huck added his comments: “Top notch officer with outstanding potential.  Promote and select for TLS [Top Level School].  Post TLS slate for Regimental command and subsequent joint tour.  Unlimited potential and value to the Marine Corps.  Capable of the most challenging assignments.”
The Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and detailed military lawyers, LtCol Jon Shelburne, USMC, and Capt Jeffery King, USMC, successfully defended LtCol Chessani throughout his prosecution.  The criminal charges against Chessani were dismissed on the grounds of Unlawful Command Influence.  The government lost its appeals of that dismissal.
Not giving up its quest for a scapegoat, the government then convened a Board of Inquiry to determine allegations of misconduct.  On December 11, 2009, the Board of Inquiry ruled that Lt Col Chessani was not guilty of misconduct, but stated he must retire without loss of rank.  And on June 25, 2010, the Secretary of Navy announced his acceptance of the military Board of Inquiry findings. 
Semper Fi Colonel


Fw: Fw: Denmark, a must read!!!!!!

a very good article.....................

Sent: 8/19/2010 4:49:09 P.M. Central Daylight Time
Subj: Fwd: Fw: Denmark, a must read!!!!!!

Subject: Fw: Denmark, a must read!!!!!!

This article could be seen as racist by some but on the other hand it could also
be seen as a reflection of our own reality that somehow our politicians refuse
to see. The interpretation is up to the reader, however it is food for
thought....and perhaps to pass on ............

SALUTE to  Denmark   .. This could very well happen here on our Continent....

Susan MacAllen is a contributing editor for (FamilySecurityMatters.org) Salute
the Danish Flag - it ' s a Symbol of   Western Freedom By Susan MacAllen

In 1978-9 I was living and studying in  Denmark   . But in 1978 - even in   
Copenhagen, one didn ' t see Muslim immigrants.

The Danish population embraced visitors, celebrated the exotic, went  out of its
way to protect each of its citizens. It was proud of its new  brand of socialist
liberalism one in development since the conservatives had  lost power in 1929 -
a system where no worker had to struggle to survive,  where one ultimately could
count upon the state as in, perhaps, no other  western nation at the time.

The rest of  Europe   saw the Scandinavians as free-thinking, progressive  and
infinitely generous in their welfare policies. Denmark boasted low crime  rates,
devotion to the environment, a superior educational system and ahistory of

Denmark was also most generous in its immigration policies - it
offered the best welcome in Europe to the new immigrant: generous welfare 
payments from first arrival plus additional perks in transportation, housing 
and education. It was determined to set a world example for inclusiveness  and
multiculturalism.   How could it have predicted that one day in 2005 a series of
politicalcartoons in a  newspaper would spark violence that would leave dozens
dead in  the streets -all because its commitment to multiculturalism would come
back  to bite?

By the 1990 ' s the growing urban Muslim population was obvious - and   its
unwillingness to integrate into Danish society was obvious.
Years of immigrants had settled into Muslim-exclusive enclaves. As the  Muslim
leadership became more vocal about what they considered the decadence  of 
Denmark ' s liberal way of life, the Danes - once so welcoming - began tofeel
slighted. Many Danes had begun to see Islam as incompatible with
their long-standing values: belief in personal liberty and free speech,
in equality for women, in tolerance for other ethnic groups, and a deep pride 
in Danish heritage and history.

An article by Daniel Pipes and Lars  Hedegaard, in which they forecasted,
accurately, that the growing immigrant problem in Denmark would explode. In the
article they reported:

'Muslim immigrants constitute 5 percent of the population but consume  upwards
of 40 percent of the welfare spending. '
'Muslims are only 4 percent of Denmark ' s 5..4 million people but make  up a
majority of the country ' s convicted rapists, an especially
combustible issue given that practically all the female victims are
non-Muslim. Similar, if lesser, disproportions are found in other crimes. '

'Over time, as Muslim immigrants increase in numbers, they wish less  to mix
with the indigenous population.
A recent survey finds that only 5 percent of young Muslim immigrantswould
readily marry a Dane. '

'Forced marriages - promising a newborn daughter in Denmark to a male  cousin in
the home country, then compelling her to marry him, sometimes on  pain of death
- are one problem '

'Muslim leaders openly declare their goal of introducing Islamic law
once Denmark ' s Muslim population grows large enough - a
not-that-remote prospect.. If present trends persist, one sociologist
estimates, every third inhabitant of  Denmark   in 40 years will be Muslim. '

It is easy to understand why a growing number of Danes would feel that   Muslim
immigrants show little respect for Danish values and laws.
An example is the phenomenon common to other European countries and   Canada:
some Muslims in  Denmark   who opted to leave the Muslim faith havebeen murdered
in the name of Islam, while others hide in fear for their  lives. Jews are also
threatened and harassed openly by Muslim leaders  in Denmark, a country where
once Christian citizens worked to smuggle out nearly all of their 7,000 Jews by
night to  Sweden   - before the Nazis could  invade. I think of my Danish friend
Elsa - who. as a teenager. had dreadedcrossing the street to the bakery every
morning under the eyes of occupying  Nazi soldiers - and I wonder what she would
say today.

In 2001,  Denmark   elected the most conservative government in some 70  years -
one that had some decidedly non-generous ideas about liberalunfettered
immigration. Today  Denmark   has the strictest immigration policies  in  Europe
  . ( Its effort to protect itself has been met with accusations of  'racism '
by liberal media across Europe - even as other governments struggle to right the
social problems wrought by years of too-lax immigration.)

If you wish to become Danish, you must attend three years of language  classes.
You must pass a test on  Denmark ' s history, culture, and a Danishlanguage

You must live in  Denmark   for 7 years before applying for citizenship. 

You must demonstrate an intent to work, and have a job waiting. If you wish  to
bring a spouse into  Denmark , you must both be over 24 years of age, and  you
won ' t find it so easy anymore to move your friends and family to   Denmark
with you.

You will not be allowed to build a mosque in  Copenhagen   . Although your 
children have a choice of some 30 Arabic culture and language schools  in 
Denmark , they will be strongly encouraged to assimilate to Danish society   in
ways that past immigrants weren ' t.

In 2006, the Danish minister for employment, Claus Hjort Frederiksen,  spoke
publicly of the burden of Muslim immigrants on the Danish welfare  system, and
it was horrifying: the government ' s welfare committee hadcalculated that if
immigration from Third World countries were blocked, 75  percent of the cuts
needed to sustain the huge welfare system in comingdecades would be unnecessary.
In other words, the welfare system, as it existed, was being exploited by
immigrants to the point of eventually  bankrupting the government. ' We are
simply forced to adopt a new policy onimmigration ' .

'The calculations of the welfare committee are terrifying and show how 
unsuccessful the integration of immigrants has been up to now, ' he said.

A large thorn in the side of  Denmark ' s imams is the Minister of
Immigration and Integration, Rikke Hvilshoj.. She makes no bones about the  new
policy toward immigration, ' The number of foreigners coming to the  country
makes a difference, ' Hvilshoj says, ' There is an inverse correlationbetween
how many come here and how well we can receive the foreigners that  come. ' And
on Muslim immigrants needing to demonstrate a willingness to blend in, ' In my
view,  Denmark   should be a country with room for different cultures and
religions. Some values, however, are  more important than others. We refuse to
question democracy, equal rights,  < I>and freedom of speech. '

Hvilshoj has paid a price for her show of backbone.. Perhaps to test
her resolve, the leading radical imam in Denmark, Ahmed Abdel Rahman Abu  Laban,
demanded that the government pay blood money to the family of a  Muslim who was
murdered in a suburb of Copenhagen, stating that the family ' s  thirst for
revenge could be thwarted for money. When Hvilshoj dismissed hisdemand, he
argued that in Muslim culture the payment of retribution money  was common, to
which Hvilshoj replied that what is done in a Muslim country  is not necessarily
what is done in Denmark.

The Muslim reply came soonafter: her house was torched while she, her husband
and children slept. All  managed to escape unharmed, but she and her family were
moved to a secret location and she and other ministers were assigned bodyguards
for the first  time - in a country where such murderous violence was once so

Her government has slid to the right, and her borders have tightened.
Many believe that what happens in the next decade will determine
whether Denmark survives as a bastion of good living, humane thinking and 
social responsibility, or whether it becomes a nation at civil war with 
supporters of Sharia law.

And meanwhile, Canadians clamor for stricter immigration policies, and  demand
an end to state welfare programs that allow many immigrants to liveon the public
dole. As we in Canada look at the enclaves of Muslims amongst  us, and seethose
who enter our shores too easily, dare live on our taxes, yet refuse to embrace
our culture, respect our traditions, participate in  our legal system, obey our
laws, speak our lan guage, appreciate our history
..  we would do well to look to  Denmark   , and say a prayer for her future and
for our own..

If you agree with this article, then please pass it on..

Islam is no different to CANCER, they are working their way into every culture
like a disease & if we don’t do something NOW (as described above) then all
other cultures will be in seroius trouble.
WW3 will be islam against the rest of the world

Fw: Hanoi Jane Memorial

Hanoi Jane Memorial
Apparently some very forgiving Vietnam  Veterans have erected a memorial to Hanoi  Jane Fonda.  Please take the time to stop by and make an appropriate contribution on her behalf. 


Date: Sat, Aug 21, 2010 at 4:35 PM

Pat Condell is a British stand-up comedian, but this video isn't
comic, it's pure truth, and utterly brilliant.  His reaction to the
nauseating 9/11 Mosque plan is well worth viewing  -

It takes a Brit to put into words what we should be saying.


Fw: Barack the angry Negro (this is sensitive)


Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2010 4:01 PM
Subject: Fwd: Fwd: BIRDS OF A FEATHER

-------- Original Message --------


By: John Popovich
Before I came to Cincinnati, I was a news reporter at WOC in Davenport Iowa. I covered a lot of city council and a lot of political stuff.
One of the guys I covered was Ed Mezvinsky, who was the Congressman from Iowa's first district.
Seemed like a pretty nice guy, but when he ditched his wife for a New York reporter, the Iowa voters ditched him.
My most vivid memory is that he sat on the House Judiciary Committee that was deciding the fate of President Nixon.
Anyway, years later, "Fast Eddie" got caught with his hand in the till.
He cheated investors out of more than $10 million dollars. He went to prison for several years.
This past weekend, his son married Chelsea Clinton.

Fw: Courting Disaster.....

Date: Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 12:20 PM
Subject: Courting Disaster.....

It defies logic as to why this President is out to destroy the system that has saved our bacon in the past. Furthermore, it amazes me that the rest of our government allows this debacle to continue.

Courting Disaster:

As President George W. Bush's top speechwriter, Marc Thiessen was provided unique access to the CIA program used in interrogating top Al Qaeda terrorists, including the mastermind of the 9/11 attack, Khalid Sheikh Mohammad (KSM).
Now, he has produced a riveting new book, "Courting Disaster: How the CIA Kept America Safe and How Barack Obama Is Inviting the Next Attack."

Here is an excerpt from Courting Disaster:

Just before dawn on March 1, 2003, two dozen heavily armed Pakistani tactical assault forces moved in and surrounded a safe house in Rawalpindi. A few hours earlier they had received a text message from an informant inside the house. It read: "I am with KSM."

Bursting in, they find the disheveled mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, in his bedroom. He is taken into custody. In the safe house, they find a treasure trove of computers, documents, cell phones and other valuable "pocket litter."

Once in custody, KSM is defiant. He refuses to answer questions, informing his captors that he will tell them everything when he gets to America and sees his lawyer. But KSM is not taken to America to see a lawyer. Instead he is taken to a secret CIA "black site" in an undisclosed location.

Upon arrival, KSM finds himself in the complete control of Americans. He does not know where he is, how long he will be there, or what his fate will be.

Despite his circumstances, KSM still refuses to talk. He spews contempt at his interrogators, telling them that Americans are weak, lack resilience, and are unable to do what is necessary to prevent the terrorists from succeeding in their goals. He has trained to resist interrogation. When he is asked for information about future attacks, he tells his questioners scornfully: "Soon, you will know."

It becomes clear he will not reveal the information using traditional interrogation techniques. So he undergoes a series of "enhanced interrogation techniques" approved for use only on the most high-value detainees. The techniques include waterboarding.

His resistance is described by one senior American official as "superhuman." Eventually, however, the techniques work, and KSM becomes cooperative-for reasons that will be described later in this book.

He begins telling his CIA de-briefers about active al Qaeda plots to launch attacks against the United States and other Western targets. He holds classes for CIA officials, using a chalkboard to draw a picture of al Qaeda's operating structure, financing, communications, and logistics. He identifies al Qaeda travel routes and safe havens, and helps intelligence officers make sense of documents and computer records seized in terrorist raids. He identifies voices in intercepted telephone calls, and helps officials understand the meaning of coded terrorist communications. He provides information that helps our intelligence community capture other high-ranking terrorists,

KSM's questioning, and that of other captured terrorists, produces more than 6,000 intelligence reports, which are shared across the intelligence community, as well as with our allies across the world.

In one of these reports, KSM describes in detail the revisions he made to his failed 1994-1995 plan known as the "Bojinka plot" to blow up a dozen airplanes carrying some 4,000 passengers over the Pacific Ocean .

Years later, an observant CIA officer notices that the activities of a cell being followed by British authorities appear to match KSM's description of his plans for a Bojinka-style attack.

In an operation that involves unprecedented intelligence cooperation between our countries, British officials proceed to unravel the plot. On the night of Aug.9, 2006 they launch a series of raids in a northeast London suburb that lead to the arrest of two dozen al Qaeda terrorist suspects. They find a USB thumb-drive in the pocket of one of the men with security details for Heathrow airport, and information on seven trans-Atlantic flights that were scheduled to take off within hours of each other:

* United Airlines Flight 931 to San Francisco departing at 2:15 p.m.;

* Air Canada Flight 849 to Toronto departing at 3:00 p.m.;

* Air Canada Flight 865 to Montreal departing at 3:15 p.m.;

* United Airlines Flight 959 to Chicago departing at 3:40 p.m.;

* United Airlines Flight 925 to Washington departing at 4:20 p.m.;

* American Airlines Flight 131 to New York departing at 4:35 p.m; and

* American Airlines Flight 91 to Chicago departing at 4:50 p.m.

They seize bomb-making equipment and hydrogen peroxide to make liquid explosives. And they find the chilling martyrdom videos the suicide bombers had prepared.

Today, if you asked an average person on the street what they know about the 2006 airlines plot, most would not be able to tell you much. Few Americans are aware of the fact that al Qaeda had planned to mark the fifth anniversary of 9/11 with an attack of similar scope and magnitude.

And still fewer realize that the terrorists' true intentions in this plot were uncovered thanks to critical information obtained through the interrogation of the man who conceived it: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

This is only one of the many attacks stopped with the help of the CIA interrogation program established by the Bush Administration in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Editor's Note: For other foiled terrorist plots, see page 9 of Courting Disaster.

In addition to helping break up these specific terrorist cells and plots, CIA questioning provided our intelligence community with an unparalleled body of information about al Qaeda

Until the program was temporarily suspended in 2006, intelligence officials say, well over half of the information our government had about al Qaeda-how it operates, how it moves money, how it communicates, how it recruits operatives, how it picks targets, how it plans and carries out attacks-came from the interrogation of terrorists in CIA custody.

Former CIA Director George Tenet has declared: "I know that this program has saved lives. I know we've disrupted plots. I know this program alone is worth more than what the FBI, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the National Security Agency put together have been able to tell us."

Former CIA Director Mike Hayden has said: "The facts of the case are that the use of these techniques against these terrorists made us safer. It really did work."

Even Barack Obama's Director of National Intelligence, Dennis Blair, has acknowledged: "High-value information came from interrogations in which those methods were used and provided a deeper understanding of the al Qaeda organization that was attacking this country."

Leon Panetta, Obama's CIA Director, has said: "Important information was gathered from these detainees. It provided information that was acted upon."

And John Brennan, Obama's Homeland Security Advisor, when asked in an interview if enhanced-interrogation techniques were necessary to keep America safe, replied :"Would the U.S. be handicapped if the CIA was not, in fact, able to carry out these types of detention and debriefing activities? I would say yes."

On Jan. 22, 2009, President Obama issued Executive Order 13491, closing the CIA program and directing that, henceforth, all interrogations by U.S personnel must follow the techniques contained in the Army Field Manual.

The morning of the announcement, Mike Hayden was still in his post as CIA Director, He called White House Counsel Greg Craig and told him bluntly: "You didn't ask, but this is the CIA officially nonconcurring." The president went ahead anyway, overruling the objections of the agency.

A few months later, on April 16, 2009, President Obama ordered the release of four Justice Department memos that described in detail the techniques used to interrogate KSM and other high-value terrorists. This time, not just Hayden (who was now retired) but five CIA directors -- including Obama's own director, Leon Panetta -- objected. George Tenet called to urge against the memos' release. So did Porter Goss. So did John Deutch. Hayden says: "You had CIA directors in a continuous unbroken stream to 1995 calling saying, 'Don't do this.'"

In addition to objections from the men who led the agency for a collective 14 years, the President also heard objections from the agency's covert field operatives. A few weeks earlier, Panetta had arranged for the eight top officials of the Clandestine Service to meet with the President. It was highly unusual for these clandestine officers to visit the Oval Office, and they used the opportunity to warn the President that releasing the memos would put agency operatives at risk. The President reportedly listened respectfully-and then ignored their advice.

With these actions, Barack Obama arguably did more damage to America 's national security in his first 100 days of office than any President in American history.

Fw: Watch trailer to new film coming out this fall

Date: Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 9:55 AM
Subject: Watch trailer to new film coming out this fall

FW: Set the record straight on Bush

The day the democrats took over was not January 22nd 2009 it was actually January 3rd 2007 the day the Democrats took over the House of Representatives and the Senate, the start of the 110thCongress. The Democratic Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995.
"For those of you who are listening to the kool-aid drinking liberal fools propagating the fallacy that everything is "Bush's Fault", think about this: 

January 3rd, 2007 was the day the Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress: 

At the time: 

The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77 

The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5% 

The Unemployment rate was 4.6% 

George Bush's Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB CREATION! 

Remember the day... 
January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over the House Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate Banking Committee. 

The economic meltdown that happened 15 months later was in what part of the economy? 

THANK YOU DEMOCRATS for taking us from 13,000 DOW, 3.5 GDP and 4.6% Unemployment... to this CRISIS by (among MANY other things) dumping 5-6 TRILLION Dollars of toxic loans on the economy from YOUR Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac FIASCOS! (
BTW: Bush asked Congress 17 TIMES to stop Fannie & Freddie - starting in 2001 because it was financially risky for the US economy).

And who took the THIRD highest pay-off from Fannie Mae AND Freddie Mac???? 


And who fought against reform of Fannie and Freddie??? 

OBAMA and the Democratic Congress

So when some a-hole tries to blame Bush... 

REMEMBER JANUARY 3rd, 2007.... THE DAY THE DEMOCRATS TOOK OVER!" Bush may have been in the car but the Democrats were in charge of the gas pedal and steering wheel they were driving.

FW: Now This Is Good!!!!

Subject: Now This Is Good!!!!

Amazing how something with no vulgarity can be one of the most insulting and impactful messages to Barack Obama that I have seen to date! ~ I love it!!

  Dear Mr. Obama,

   Thank you for not going to Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day. There
   is something very sacred about that place and about that day.
   Those who bled and died for this country deserve to be honored and saluted by
   people who love their country and honor their sacrifice.

   You don't belong there.

   Thank you for realizing that and going to Chicago.

   Craig P. Jacobi, Col, USA, (Ret)
   McLean, VA

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