22 April 2008
Authorities have said Schallenberger could have assembled deadly bombs within minutes with the materials they found. Police said they also discovered bombing plans including a hand-drawn map of the school, a hate-filled journal lauding the Columbine killers and an audiotape that authorities say was to have been played after Schallenberger died.
Schallenberger has been charged by the state with making a bomb threat, and county prosecutor Jay Hodge planned Tuesday to charge him with possession of bomb-making materials.
14 April 2008
During the attack more than 1,000 security troops â€” including a full infantry battalion â€” refused to fight or joined the militias, handing them weapons and vehicles.
"Quickly stalled" as in, kicked so much ass that militia are still running for their lives. Those who deserted or refused to fight should never be allowed to don a uniform again... not even as a bus driver. They weren't security forces, they were infiltrators from the militias. How else to explain their behavior? Muqtada has a possible explanation.
"All the brothers in the army and police who gave up their arms to their bothers (Sadrists), were only obeying their grand religious leaders and they were driven by their religious duties," the anti-U.S. cleric said.
"I call upon all concerned authorities to reconsider their decision to dismiss those people from the army and the police. I demand they be reinstated and even rewarded for their loyalty and devotion to their religion," he added.
13 April 2008
Of course, that won't stop Democrats from lying about the administration infringing on civil liberties and breaking the law.
But Congress delayed launch of the new office last October. Critics cited its potential to expand the role of military assets in domestic law enforcement, to turn new or as-yet-undeveloped technologies against Americans without adequate public debate, and to divert the existing civilian and scientific focus of some satellite work to security uses.
Democrats say Chertoff has not spelled out what federal laws govern the NAO, whose funding and size are classified. Congress barred Homeland Security from funding the office until its investigators could review the office's operating procedures and safeguards. The department submitted answers on Thursday, but some lawmakers promptly said the response was inadequate.
"I have had a firsthand experience with the trust-me theory of law from this administration," said Harman, citing the 2005 disclosure of the National Security Agency's domestic spying program, which included warrantless eavesdropping on calls and e-mails between people in the United States and overseas. "I won't make the same mistake. . . . I want to see the legal underpinnings for the whole program."You can expect all the details in the inevitable hearings and briefings to come. Anything not disclosed by the Democrats directly will surely be leaked by them to the NYT.
10 April 2008
Must have slept through all the Risk Assessment classes, eh?
h/t Rantberg via The Jawa Report
09 April 2008
Troops are generally smarter than a lot of people (there's a lot of moonbats, right?) give them credit for. They'll know this is just a tool and not perfect, but having it give a positive will definitely make them take a closer look at the person suspected of lying.
It would be interesting to see these used in hospitals as well. I can't tell you how many times I've had a diabetic swear to me that they've been following their diet and the HgA1C result comes back elevated as hell. Or doing an intake on somebody who swears they don't use street drugs and their urinalysis comes back positive for cocaine and marijuana. Show them the results and they almost always look down and say, "Yeah, I really didn't mean to lie." (huh? Isn't that another one? Yep.)
07 April 2008
The Moroccan Justice Ministry said in a statement that officials discovered Monday morning that the nine had escaped from a prison in Kenitra, some 40 kilometers (25 miles) northwest of the capital Rabat, MAP reported.
The ministry said all measures have been taken to find the escapees.
How about some measures to keep these guys from escaping in the first place? I'm liking the idea of a GPS harness more and more (but no explosives kishnevi and Mac, sorry).
Clinton, in a statement, cited violent clashes in Tibet and the lack of pressure by China on Sudan to stop "the genocide in Darfur."
"At this time, and in light of recent events, I believe President Bush should not plan on attending the opening ceremonies in Beijing, absent major changes by the Chinese government," the New York senator said.I'm seriously disturbed by this. Fortunately, she'll "qualify" her statements very soon I'm sure, if only to reassure my faith in her dishonesty. Next, Barack Obama will argue the exact opposite, then "qualify" his statements to say we should have a boycott. That way, they can both point to the statement that benefits them most and "tut-tut" any attempt to point out any conflicting statements they've made before or since. 'Cause that's how they roll.
John McCain will promise to hold a "virtual" Olympics... but only if the athletes are all given medals, whether they actually compete or not.
06 April 2008
Police arrested Taliban commander Abdul Jabar on Saturday in the most significant capture of a militant for some time, the Interior Ministry said.
Jabar, who the government said organized attacks in the south, was captured while on his way towards Pakistan. He was a deputy of Mullah Mansour Dadullah, a prominent Taliban commander captured in Pakistan in February, it said.My advice: Don't let him go to the bathroom. Wonder if they'll listen? Heh.
05 April 2008
Isn't that a failure by the Iraqi leaders and not the troop buildup? I thought the current talking point wasn't about the surge, but that we should focus on Afghanistan. Wasn't it pretty much accepted, even by the Dems, that the surge did what it was supposed to do?
See? Don't worry Joe, the Associated Press has got your back.
*UPDATE* Tarnation!! DRJ over at Patterico's beat me to this one, but I missed it before writing this. I try to avoid stories that other people have done already (hint: if you check the timestamps on any of my posts that you see covered elsewhere, mine are almost always first. Heh.) Nice work DRJ.
I guess the Chinese government is going to teach the people of Tibet how to become patriotic Chinese citizens, even if it kills them.
The Dalai Lama fled his homeland in 1959 and remains a revered figure for Tibetans, although China believes he is a dangerous figure bent on achieving independence for Tibet.
China says he is orchestrating the latest unrest, claims he denies.They must believe that if the lie is big enough, told loud enough, and for a long enough time it becomes the truth. Of course, you need one more element for any chance of successfully injecting doubt into the crimes you commit.
There it is... no witnesses. Feh.
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