November 23, 2007

SHOCKING ACCUSATION.....BRITS ARE RUDE!?

   Few countries have been as accommodating to immigrants in recent years as the United Kingdom.  However, that is not enough for this asshat.

He moaned: “I miss Algeria. The English people are not helpful, they are so unfriendly and rude.

“I thought I had made friends in Croydon, but when I ask them for money they don’t give me it, so I know they can’t be my friends.”
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Mr Tabet is entitled to return to Algeria at his own expense and admits that he “does not like it here”.

But he refuses to do so and says Britain will have to pay for his travel if it wants him to leave.

He moaned: “I miss Algeria. The English people are not helpful, they are so unfriendly and rude


So asshat moves to the UK, gets room & board paid for iand concludes that his human rights are violated.

Gentle readers, in case there was any confusion on this point, the host is not the boor here.

Via: Gates of Vienna


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November 22, 2007

The Sad Case of Islamic Rage Boy.

Over at Gates of Vienna, Dymphna links to this story by Patrick French. French actually went to Pakistan and tracked down "rage boy" (whose real name is  Shakeel Ahmad Bhat) and found a crippled, learning disabled man who was recruited into a terrorist cell at a very young age, However, because of his Suffi upbringing, he found it terribly difficult to kill people.  Now, unemployable both because of his illiteracy and his injuries, his only hobby  is to go march in protests. At some of these his photo was taken (he likes to pose for cameras) and he became a legend.

Note that he claims to have an injured right arm, but has no problem raising it in any of his many photos. However it is possible that the writer reversed the arms as his left arm is never raised, and seems "off" in some photos. Nevertheless, one can certainly be excused for skepticism in this regard.

 Assuming he is telling the truth, his story is indeed a sad one, I can't help but wonder if he's dyslexic or had some treatable learning disability. If so, given different circumstances his Suffi upbringing might well have allowed his life to follow a different path.

Nevertheless, the threat that his fearsome visage so eloquently portrays is real enough.

Make sure you read the Gates of Vienna link too, as Dymphna has some valuble perspective.


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November 08, 2007

Wow...

 Over at Instapundit.

 Lots of links discussing this inspiring photo from Michael Yon.

 The implications are quite heartening.

 

UPDATE: Bumped as I mistakenly deleted post.

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November 04, 2007

Some Interesting Notes on Counterinsurgency

 Dave Kilcullin  recently gave a talk on counter insurgency at a seminar hosted  by the Small Wars Journal. It's quite interesting.

Dr. Kilcullin was a senior adviser to General Petraeus and is now working for the Secretary of State. The powerpoint for the talk is here, and it is a damned good one. Additionally, there is an hour long interview with Dr. Kilcullin by Charlie Rose here.
More on Dr. Kilcullin here.

The recent improvements we've seen in Iraq have been due in no small part to the efforts of Dr. Kilcullin.

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