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Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Friday, January 26, 2007

A Thought On Friday: Keep This List


I responded to a comment in my Wednesday post and it compelled me to expand upon its primary thought. Gayle penned a comment and I wrote:

One BZ Prediction on which you can hang your hat: There WILL be an upcoming massive WMD event, possibly even nuclear, occur on domestic continental US soil. And until this day, this hour, this second, we will PURPOSELY have not enabled us to defend ourselves because we will have been alternately crouching or taking the fetal position due to political fear or a head-in-the-sand-this-really-can't-occur mindset. Mind you: this prediction WILL see fruition. We ARE that weak."

More reasons I feel this way:


First: WE CHOOSE NOT TO PROTECT OUR BORDERS (north and south):

President Bush, American politicians and many citizens still do not "get it."

Second: WE CHOOSE NOT TO RECOGNIZE THE THREAT TO WESTERN CIVILIZATION THAT ISLAM POSES:

Islam and its Middle Eastern adherents are still culturally lost in the Middle Ages.

Third: WE REFUSE TO RECOGNIZE THE INTENT OF ISLAM:

To convert all persons to Islam, and kill all those infidels or nonbelievers who refuse to convert.

Fourth: WE IGNORE HISTORY:

1. In 1972, Carlos the Jackal helped finance and planned the hijacking of a Lufthansa airliner, with one of the 172 passengers taken hostage being Joseph Kennedy, son of the late Robert Kennedy.

2. In 1973, U.S. Ambassador to Sudan Cleo A. Noel and other diplomats were assassinated at the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Khartoum.

3. In 1980, eight rescuers died after the U.S. embassy in Iran was taken over in 1979 and 52 American hostages were held.

4. In 1982, a Palestinian terrorist planted a bomb on a Pan Am flight to Honolulu; A 15-year-old Japanese boy was killed in the blast and 15 people were injured. In 1998, Mohammed Rashid was finally tried by the USA, also implicating him in two other airline bombings--one on a Pan Am jet in 1982 in Brazil, and another on a TWA airliner over Athens in 1986. Attacks were perpetrated under the auspices of an Iraqi-based terrorist group called the May 15 Faction.

5. In 1983, a suicide car bombing at the U.S. embassy in Beirut killed 63, including 17 Americans, and wounded 120.

6. In 1983, a suicide car bomb attack against the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut killed 241 servicemen and another attack on a French base (killing 58 paratroopers) was sponsored by Iran (Ayatollah Khomeini).

7. In 1983, the French and U.S. Embassies in Kuwait were bombed, killing 6 and injuring over 80 people.

8. In 1984, CIA Beirut station chief William Buckley is kidnapped and killed after prolonged torture, with his body hidden until 1991. 8(a) In 1984, the president of the American University of Beirut was killed.

9. In 1984, a truck bomb explosion outside the U.S. Embassy annex near Beirut, injured the US and British ambassadors, and resulted in 24 people killed (two U.S. military personnel).

10. In 1984, 18 U.S. servicemen were among 83 people injured in a bomb attack on a restaurant in Spain near a U.S. Air Force Base. 10(a). In 1984, Abu Nidal followers killed Grace Cutler, 66, and Ann Van Zaten, 31, in a Paris Café.

11. In 1985, TWA flight 847, a Boeing 727 hijacking, forced the pilots to fly to Beirut, Lebanon, where a U.S. Navy diver was killed and 39 Americans hostages were held.

12. In 1985, an Egypt Air airplane bound from Athens to Malta and carrying several U.S. citizens was hijacked, killing one American and 60 others.

13. In 1985, the cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked, and a 70 year old, wheel-chair bound American passenger was murdered and thrown overboard by Palestinian fugitive, Abu Abbas, detained 04/15/03 by US forces in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad; Abbas was a member of the Palestinian Liberation Front.

14. In 1985, suicide attacks are carried out against U.S. and Israeli check-in desks at Rome and Vienna international airports killing 61 others besides killing 7 & wounding 12 Americans.

15. In 1985, US journalist Terry Anderson, US academic Thomas Sutherland, and then American businessman Edward Tracy are successively kidnapped in Lebanon and not released until 1991.

16. In 1985, a car bomb at a U.S. military base in Frankfurt, Germany killed two and injured 20.

17. In 1986, a bomb was detonated as TWA Flight 840 approached Athens Airport, killing four U.S. citizens. 17(a) In 1986, Pan Am Flight 73 in Karachi, Pakistan, was hijacked and the attack resulted in 22 people -- including two Americans -- being killed.

18. In 1986, two US soldiers were killed and 79 were injured in a Libyan bomb attack on a nightclub in West Berlin.

19. In 1987, American citizens Jesse Turner and Alann Steen were seized in Beirut and held until 1991.

20. In 1988, U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. W. Higgins was kidnapped and murdered while serving with the United Nations' (UNTSO) in southern Lebanon.

21. In 1988, the explosion of a car bomb outside a USO Club in Naples, Italy, killed one U.S. sailor.

22. In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 while over Lockerbie, Scotland, was bombed, with 189 Americans and 167 others murdered.

23. In 1991, Iraqi agents planted bombs at the U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia's home residence and at the USIS library in Manila.

24. In 1992, A bomb exploded in a hotel in Aden, Yemen, targeting U.S. troops but killing two Austrian tourists.

25. In 1993 the World Trade Center was bombed the first time, killing six and wounding over 1000 people; Iraq may also have contributed to the murders (along with involvement in the assassination attempt of the Pope) with two suspects finding sanctuary in Iraq for this atrocity.

26. In 1993, UN troops were sent into Somalia to maintain order in the face of civil unrest that was causing widespread famine and interfering with international aid relief; 18 USA based troops were killed.

27. In 1993, authorities prevented a plot to bomb various New York landmarks by eleven men.

28. In 1995, A car bomb goes off at the U.S. military headquarters in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, killing seven people, five of them Americans, with 37 other Americans wounded. In their confession, the four terrorists accused of the crime claim to have read bin Laden communiqués.

29. In 1995, two gunmen killed two U.S. diplomats and wounded a third in Karachi, Pakistan.

30. In 1996, 14 Iraqis were indicted on charges of murder and conspiracy for the bombing that killed 19 American servicemen in Saudi Arabia (directed by Iranian government officials).

31. In 1997, two gunmen shot to death four U.S. auditors from Union Texas Petroleum Corporation and their Pakistani driver in Karachi.

32. In 1997, a Pakistani militant randomly opened fire near CIA headquarters in McLean, VA killing two and wounding seven.

33. In 1997, two bombers, Mezer and Khalif, were about to bomb the New York subway system and were captured.

34. In 1998, 12 US citizens were murdered and 7 injured when the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed – (murder total was 224 people and thousands injured); the convicted murderers were Mohamed Rashid Daoud al-'Owhali and Khalfan Khamis Mohamed, assisted by Wadih El-Hage and Mohamed Saddiq Odehby.

35. In 1998, Yemini militants kidnapped western tourists, including 2 Americans; four victims were killed during a rescue attempt.

36. In 1998, Iraq's plot to use a car-bomb in Prague to blow up Radio Free Europe was thwarted. Jabir Salim, at the Iraq embassy in Prague, was the Iraq intelligence officer Saddam Hussein entrusted with the mission, with $150,000 to recruit terrorists who would not be traceable back to Iraq.

37. In 1999, a series of attacks involving rockets, explosives, and car bombs was directed at U.S. installations in Islamabad, Pakistan a few hours before UN sanctions against neighboring Afghanistan were due to take effect.

38. In 1999, Ahmed Ressam, was caught in December, crossing the U.S.-Canadian border with a trunk-load of explosives and detonators intended for the Los Angeles airport "millenium bombing"; his leader was Amar Makhlulif, also known as Haydar Abu Doha, referred to as "the Doctor" who supervised training camps in Afghanistan run by Osama bin Laden.

39. In 2000, the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan took four U.S. citizens hostage; the Americans escaped.

40. In 2000, the USS Cole explosion killed 17 and wounded 33 sailors.

41. In 2001, a plot to bomb the U.S. embassy in Sana'a, Yemen was narrowly averted with the arrest of 15 people; eight of the group were believed to be connected with the plot.

42. On 9/11/2001, three thousand people were murdered and many more injured when four USA airliners were hijacked and destroyed.

43. In 2001, the homicide shoe-bomber was thwarted by flight attendants and passengers in his attempt to blow up American Airlines Flight 63 from Paris to Miami with 197 people on board.

44. In 2002, reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped; at least one witness says Pearl's throat was slit by a top al-Qaeda terrorist, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, a key organizer of the Sept. 11 hijackings.

45. In 2002, while in the Phillipines, missionary Martin Burnham of Wichita, Kan. was murdered and Burnham's wife, Gracia was wounded.

46. In 2002, a carbomb blast outside the U.S. Consulate in Karachi, Pakistan killed at least eleven people and wounded more than 40.

47. In 2002, an attacker at a LA airport ticket counter killed two people and wounded three others.

48. In 2002, bombers who "hate Americans" said their real targets were U.S. citizens in the nightclub attacks that killed nearly 200 people on the resort island of Bali, Indonesia.

49. In 2002, an assassination by Al Qaida of a US diplomat, Laurence Foley, occurred in Jordan; the two killers were captured.

50. In 2002, a gunman shot dead an American woman missionary (with three bullets to the head) at a charity clinic in southern Lebanon.

51. In December 2002, three American medical workers were shot and killed, and another critically wounded inside a Southern Baptist missionary hospital in southern Yemen.

52. In January 2003, Saudi border guards arrested a Kuwaiti sniper suspected of killing one American civilian, Michael Rene Pouliot, and critically wounding another, David Caraway, in an ambush in Kuwait.

53. In February 2003, North American leader Dr. Sami Al-Arian and seven other men were charged in a 50-count indictment with operating a criminal racketeering enterprise, since 1984, that supported Palestinian Islamic Jihad; among the 100 people allegedly killed by the terror group are two U.S. citizens: Alisa Flatow, 20, and Shoshana Ben-Yishai, 16.

54. In March 2003, one American missionary was killed and three Americans injured by a bomb blast at an airport terminal in the southern Philippines; the bomb killed 21 and injured 148 people.

55. In March 2003, a killer shot and killed two oil workers from the United States and Canada and then killed himself in an oil field near Sanaa, Yemen.

56. In October, 2003, the seven arrested members of the Popular Resistance Committees, bombers of a diplomatic convoy in Gaza (killing three and wounding one American security guard) were militant Islamist Extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 41.

For these reasons (and some others) I expand on the first sentences:

  • We will witness a massive NBC event on US soil;
  • There will be thousands of casualties;
  • This will have occurred not because we could not prevent it but because we chose not to prevent it;

We have charted a lethal course and destiny for ourselves that I fear we have not the will, the intelligence or the common sense to deter or deflect.

BZ

13 Comments:

Blogger The Best [ Ghostface ] said...

The things you have said here I said the samethings on your blog long ago and you criticized me and said that my predictions are false. Now you agree with me, I feel you always have agreed with me. in the end people often agree with me in one way or another. I am glad you now acknowledge this.

I am not here to fight I find that boring, I am glad you are seeing the reality as I have also tried to point out.

Good post BZ

Fri Jan 26, 02:15:00 PM PST  
Blogger Gayle said...

BZ, this is an excellent post and it's obvious you did a lot of research to put it together. It's also the absolute truth! I only disagree with your use of "we", although I do understand you are using it in the broader sense, meaning the "United States," because you understand this, I understand it, and most conservatives understand it and can see it coming. It's what we are working so hard to attempt to prevent, but there is absolutely no getting through to the liberals.

I had another troll today (I never mention their names or publish their comments) come into my blog and say that Carter was absolutely wonderful because he builds houses for the poor. Yes, he does, and the islamofacsists will happily blow those same houses to kingdom come with the help of Carter. I almost published the nitwit's comment so I could make that comeback, but it simply isn't going to do any good because they do not ever listen!

Wonderful job here, BZ!

Fri Jan 26, 02:42:00 PM PST  
Blogger BB-Idaho said...

You may well be right, although of the 56 cited attacks over 28 years, only 5 were on US soil, and
3 of those were thwarted. So, on
the bright side, while we are easy
targets overseas, it is much more
difficult here. One incident you neglected to mention was the anthrax envelopes of a few years back, a thing that to the best of my knowledge was never solved.

Fri Jan 26, 02:46:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

TBG: I have pretty much maintained all along that we won't "get it" until there is a mushroom cloud somewhere on the US horizon.

Gayle: yes, it is the broader "we" that I reference. Speaking of Carter, that Moronic Moonbat had the temerity to state that he thought there were "too many Jews" on the Holocaust Council. Jimmy you dumbshit, d'ya think?

BBI: and that's the point of taking the war overseas before Homicide Bombers become commonplace in American cities. However, I did not mention the Anthrax incidents nor did I note the Murragh Building because those were domestic idiots unlinked to Islam.

BZ

Fri Jan 26, 05:39:00 PM PST  
Blogger Three Score and Ten or more said...

Kinda scary ain't it? I'm so danged old it is unlikely to affect me personally but I have six children, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. .

Fri Jan 26, 08:22:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

3S10: it's frightening because I believe it's going to occur. And if nuclear, it will change the entire face of the nation and not simply the ground zero site. It is a given that the point of detonation will be uninhabitable for, likely, centuries. Then, not unlike Chernobyl, there will be expanding concentric rings of destruction minimized by distance. The resulting EMP will be locally but not nationally dynamic. But depending upon location, time of day, season, temperature and wind direction, the potential loss of life could be literally in the tens of thousands.

BZ

Fri Jan 26, 08:29:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your research may be sound, but your spelling, grammar and punctuation are horrific, making me question everything you've written.

It's also funny that you spent to much time researching and typing all of these murders to prove that Islam is such a destructive force. All I have to do to prove that the U.S. is a destructive force is to give one example: Iraq War #2.

And why are you conservatives so subservient to the Bush administration that lied to the American public about the reason behind this war? Did you conservatives find weapons of mass destruction that you didn't show the rest of the world?

Moreover, if you are so "patriotic" why don't you do something for your country instead of updating your ridiculous blog?

Fri Jan 26, 10:43:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Anonymous: besides that one word saying all that needs to be said, I grandly apologize if FACTS happen to be inconvenient for whatever meager arguments you are attempting to provide here. The US is in truth a destructive force working at the behest of its inhabitants. My problem with the application of the war in Iraq is that it is INSUFFICIENTLY destructive and too many punches are being pulled.

And quite personally, I couldn't care less about there having been WMDs in Iraq. With barbarians such as Islamists I'm all about taking the fight TO them in order to forestall their taking the fight, once again, to OUR soil.

And oddly enough, I have already served my country and am serving it now in public safety service. I suppose, Ms. Anonymous, I don't get to make any self-determination regarding how I spend my time after work now, re blogging?

Please, don't forget your McDonald's hat on your way to work tomorrow. And pick up milk for your Mom on the way home. Didn't she already ask you to clean your room?

BZ

Fri Jan 26, 11:28:00 PM PST  
Blogger ABFreedom said...

BZ - Excellent post, and a lot of people won't get it until it hits them directly on the head. .. I'll link back to this.

Sun Jan 28, 07:12:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Thanks, ABF!!

BZ

Sun Jan 28, 02:02:00 PM PST  
Blogger benning said...

I think one of the reasons so many in this country will not "see" what an assault on Western Civilization the Islamic Fascists intend, is because Western Civilization is not perfect. The Navel Gazers seem to think that as long as one single instance of injustice exists in the West - in particular the USA - Western Civilization does not deserve to exist. Thus we do not deserve to be allowed to protect ourselves.

It's a foolish, ego-centric blindness that will result in many more Americans being murdered.

Wed Jan 31, 08:26:00 AM PST  
Blogger benning said...

By the way, you could have mentioned the assassination by a Palestinian of a candidate for the nomination of the Democrat Party in 1968. Do the Dems remember Robert Kennedy, other than to deify him along with his brother?

Wed Jan 31, 08:28:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Benning: RFK? Wow, yes indeed, completely applicable!

BZ

Wed Jan 31, 09:19:00 AM PST  

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