Saturday, October 01, 2005

Gaza Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Recently we posted here what we thought was the content of the intellectual bottom of the idiot barrel, but HAMAS is not to be out-done by mere amateurs, by some poor fools from PA. No, the Presbyterian pastors of Pennsylvania, along with Karen Hughes and the CoE and the whole rotting clot of dhimmis are still in the race against HAMAS, but now we have clear evidence that the P.A. proper is taking a lead in the race to the bottom of the Human potential movement, aka life.

There are stranger things in this world. There are occasional discoveries of things that live in the sea, living things brought up by fishermen dredging the bottom of the oceans. They might pull up some ugly stuff, but overall, the Palestinian Authority is still working hard to keep the lead in disgusting.

Yes, the Palestinians are probably Human, genetically, but from all public evidence they are at the low end of the gene pool, not breaking the surface in any noticeable way during daylight hours.

Are they really Human or are they made in Hollywood? Can real people be this stupid? Below we have two stories that you can read to make up your own mind based on clear evidence showing that Palestinians are really cooked in pots and poured into molds and planted in the desert. Yes, the Most Important People in the World must be The Pod People.

From ynetnews:

"Abbas: I don't understand Israeli policies"

Ali Waked

Palestinian Authority Chairman bitterly attacks Israel's operations in the West Bank in which five armed terrorists have been killed in recent days: "I don't know what lies behind the Israeli government's policies," he said. 'This is pursuit without any reason.' Palestinian prime minister Ahmed Queria: The entire region might be drawn into a blood soaked war.

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas launched a bitter verbal attack on Israel's military activities in the West Bank. The Palestinian leader blamed the recent escalation in the region on Israel, and said that "these repeated provocations by Israel against the Palestinians are not contributing to efforts by the Authority to keep the peace."

Abbas said that the new security deterioration in the West Bank was caused by the IDF's pursuit of Palestinian members of Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades.

"This pursuit is taking place without any reason, and despite all that is happening, we are calling on our brothers in these organizations to show restraint. The Israelis must know that our patience is not eternal. We can't live with casualties every day – today two were killed in Nablus and before that three were killed in Jenin. I don't know what lies behind this policy of the Israeli government," he said. Palestinian sources also reported that a Palestinian teenager, Udawi Tantawi, 13 years-old, was killed by IDF fire in the West Bank.
The Palestinian leader said during a speech that "Israel's provocations are severely endangering the entire calm that we are working so hard to keep. We are trying to put a stop to the anarchy of weapons, and the organizations agreed to respect it. There is no armed operation by the Palestinians in Gaza and in the West Bank, and I believe that all of Israel's actions have no real reason."

Ahmed Queria: Regional bloody war on horizon

Palestinian prime minister Ahmed Queria also attacked Israel, describing the IDF's recent operations as "barbaric and ugly terror… Israel is trying to return us to the cycle of violence. And this, during a time that the Authority is trying to do everything to bring calm that is respected by all the factions."

Queria said he was surprised by "the international silence in the face of the current slaughter." "All this may cause the area to be dragged into a blood soaked war," claimed Queria.

He called on the international community to immediately try and prevent what he described as "Israel's escalation.",7340,L-3149655,00.html

If the above was beyond parody, the piece below is beyond sickening. The whole of the West's dhimmi cringing and grovelling to the Palestinians so-called, is sickening. Here's the other part of the story the very leader of the so-called Palestinians doesn't understand. We don't understand why anyone puts up with these creatures. (Thanks to

Hamas admits to plans for more kidnappings

Terror leader taunts Israel for vulnerability to rockets

JERUSALEM – In an exclusive interview with WorldNetDaily yesterday, Hamas senior spokesman Sami Abu Zahri taunted Israel for its vulnerability to rocket attacks and warned that the terrorist group plans to kidnap more Israeli citizens just days after it claimed responsibility for the abduction and murder of a Jerusalem resident.

Zahri also told WND Hamas maintains "good relationships" with Syrian President Bashar Assad and the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.

"Our relations are good with all the honest forces in the Arab world and this includes Assad's Syria, Hezbollah and other movements and forces," Zuhri said in the interview, which will be released in full on WND this weekend.

Zahri claimed Israel does not have the military capability to stop Hamas' Qassam rockets from flying out of Gaza and hitting nearby Jewish communities.

"Israel has always tried to stop Qassam attacks and she always failed to do so, even while using the most sophisticated technological and military tools. ... Hamas succeeded in creating a new military equation against Israel."

Israel withdrew the last of its troop from the Gaza Strip Sept. 12. Since then, Palestinian groups, including Hamas, have fired more than 25 rockets at Jewish towns near the Gaza border.

Following Israel's assassination this week of a senior Islamic Jihad commander, Hamas' Gaza leader Mahmoud al-Zohar vowed to halt all attacks from Gaza.

But Zuhri said Hamas will only cease rocket attacks "as long as the enemy [Israel] is committed to stopping its escalation."

Zuhri took the occasion of the interview to again blame Israel for an explosion at a Hamas victory rally in Gaza last week that killed 21 people, even though the Palestinian Authority Tuesday announced Hamas mistakenly caused the blast.

"The Israeli occupation is fully responsible for the rally massacre," Zuhri said. "Photos show and prove that an Israeli aircraft was flying above the area where the rally was happening. Also the rockets we bring to our rallies never contain live explosives." .

A PA probe found Hamas members who mishandled homemade rockets were responsible for the rally explosion, which Hamas reportedly then used as pretext for launching a barrage of Qassam rockets against Israeli Negev communities.

Hamas this week admitted to kidnapping and killing Jerusalem resident Sasson Nuriel, releasing a video of Hamas members interrogating the Jewish merchant with a blindfold strapped around his head.

Zuhri warned Hamas will kidnap more Israelis unless Palestinian prisoners are freed and the Jewish state ceases to arrest wanted Hamas militants.

"This kidnapping is part of the resistance to the occupation and is part of our struggle to free the Palestinian prisoners," he said. "We gave Israel many opportunities to free our prisoners, which was supposed to be part of the [February] cease fire agreement [between PA President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon] ... but the occupier did not respect this and continues to carry our prisoners to their jails.

"Therefore if we will not succeed in getting our prisoners freed in peaceful ways and through negotiations, we will do everything necessary to liberate them, including kidnapping more Israelis."

Aaron Klein is WorldNetDaily's Jerusalem bureau chief, whose past interview subjects have included Yasser Arafat, Ehud Barak, Shlomo Ben Ami and leaders of the Taliban.

Friday, September 30, 2005

Privacy and Fascism

Privacy is only available to the individual. Beyond the privacy of sitting in a locked room, privacy refers to owning ones own life. For the majority of Humans now and throughout history the concept of privacy is unheard of or if known, hated. The atomic individual is outside the control of family, clan, tribe, army, church and state. The atomic individual can stand apart from God Himself. The man in a state of privacy is a permanent exile from group identity. Fascists of all sorts rebel against the very thought of privacy, of individualism, of self-ownership of ones being.The communitarian, Muslim, Leftist or Rightist is against the free individual mind in possession of his being.

One of the battle lines we face is that of privacy versus collectivity. Modern man faces the ummah of Islam. Modern woman faces the enemy of her freedom in the form of the subjugation of women as sanctioned by Islamic and tribal chattel slavery. What is the root cause of Islamic jihad against the rest of the world? One point is individuality. Privacy. He who is free to own his own life is not a slave of Allah. That privacy is atheism.

To the Left dhimmi fascist collectivity is supreme. The same is true for the Rightist fascist who feels that the State is all. And for the Muslim, the ummah is supreme. Within the collective it is the individual who is a menace. He who is private is not working toward the collective goal but toward his own, whatever it might be. And as such, regardless of the collective goal, the individual is not a true believer, is therefore an atheist. He who does not believe in the collective identity's validity is an enemy. That would be us.

Beow we have the first paragraph of a long entry on individualism. We'll come back to this topic again, as we have before, it being central to the thesis that the Left and the Right are fascistic by nature and creed, and that there is little to distinguish those fascisms from Islam.

"Individualism" is a term ranging over a wide variety
of attitudes, doctrines, and theories, and this diversity
of meaning is only increased when one takes account
of historical shifts in the connotations of the very word
"individual" and its synonyms (Mauss, 1937; Ullmann,
1966). The relation of these various meanings to one
another is largely one of family resemblance, though
"individualism" has usually been understood as expres-
sing some cluster of such meanings, which usually are
either not distinguished from one another or else as-
sumed to be logically or conceptually related.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

They Shoot Protestors, Don't They?

Our friends at Pedestrian Infidel are following the story of the African migrants who swarmed over the border fence in Spanish Morocco trying desperately to get themselves into Europe by any means available. Te post below comes with insightful editorial and some very fine grapics.

The story is catchy, and we're following it as well. It's a snapshot of the future --for those who care for these things.

We have below the pot smoking hippie kids' version of reality and the evil that Americans do. Blame their parents? No, too late. Their parents are likely pot-smoking hippies too. The first narrative is from an African migrant's point of view, and the last piece is on Minutemen confronting other Americans opposed to them and who knows what else. We find it interesting to see the difference between the two realities in America, and we think it shows clearly the nature of a divided future with migrants overrunning the lot of us, walls or no, unless something is done quickly not only to prevent the hordes from overwhelming the Modern world but to distance the fascist Left dhimmis from the clouded view of reality they so much seem attached to.

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Thursday, September 29 2005 @ 02:55 PM PDT

Meanwile outside of Menilla... Spanish border breached en masse

Wednesday, September 28 2005 @ 02:55 AM PDT
Contributed by: Anonymous
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Borders In the night of sunday 28, almost 300 subsaharian migrants tried to cross the border between Morocco and Melilla (Spain). The plan was organized in the (self- organized) camp "Gurugú" that is in the forest near the border. With more than 50 handmade stairs and connected by mobile phones started the "assault" to the border.


02.Sep.05 - In the night of sunday 28, almost 300 subsaharian migrants tried to cross the border between Morocco and Melilla (Spain). The plan was organized in the (self- organized) camp "Gurugú" that is in the forest near the border. With more than 50 handmade stairs and connected by mobile phones started the "assault" to the border. In the beginning more than 70 could cross when lots of spanish militar police (Guardia Civil)arrived and started a brutal repression. After 45 minutes of confrontation (and with the presence already of the Moroccan police) 2 migrants from Cameroon died and there are lots of injured people.

The situation is now in the first page of all spanish newspapers and the minister of interior probably will have to explain in the parlament. Yesterday took place (as we all expected) a brutal intervention in the camp again with lots of injured people and detentions.

Here is a very rough translation of the communiqué posted on

The morning of monday, 08.29 has been tragic. Two comrades from Camerun left with us towards the gate that separates the Mariguari Mountain, in Morocco, from the city of Melilla.

We were a number, the cops were looking for us: it's a fight, a struggle, as it uses to be. But the struggle is unfair, they have gases that asphyxiate us, they have plastic bullets. They have real bullets too, and sometimes you can hear them at night. We have our hands and our feet, and the idea not to react. What is important is the collective, and it is the hope that sustained us along the way to Europe from our origin countries. Two, three years we were on this way.

The cops have long truncheons too, falling hardly and quickly on our bodies, breaking our bones and our hope. Some of these truncheon are electrified, and you can feel your body trembling, you cannot breath anymore, and you feel that you are dying.

This day was as many other. This time there were no Moroccan cops, it was us and the Spanish guardia civil. Many of us went through the gate, we were in Melilla, the guardia civil opened the little door and sent us back to Morocco. The cops sent back the wounded, the healthy. And they sent back two dead bodies.

The night was dark, we were afraid that the Moroccan military could come and deport us to Oujda (on the border with Algeria), finishing the job of the guardia civil. So we hid in the bush. Only in the morning we found the body of one of our brothers, apparenly dead. We also saw in the light of the dawn the heads of the police close to the gate, and we realized that something terrible had happened. The Moroccan said that there was another dead body.

We were standing close to the corpse, we made a couple of phone call, asking for help, trying to make the international authorities aware of what was happening. Somebody came, filmed saw and could witness that we are saying the truth. Also Mediciens sans Frontieres saw the wounded and one of the corpses, they also know that one of the two dead had his stomach wounded. Why then all this silence?

We, the illegal as they call us, the one that have no voice, swear by our dignity (because, although they kill us we still have our dignity as human beings) that we witnessed how our comrades have been hit untill death, that the Spanish cops opened up the little door and threw the two corpses away towards Morocco as if they were dogs.

And we now that we will return to the gate. Many of us are escaping from hunger and war, but we are not afraid: although all the officials leave us alone, we know that we are human beings and that we did not do anything, that the murderers are not among us, and that at least god knows all this.

We ask all social organizations to join this call for justice.
We ask all organizations that witnessed the facts to denounce them.
We demand from the Spanish government to respect art. 157 of the immigration law.
We demand from the Spanish government the end of torture at the border in Ceuta and Melilla.

[more info in spanish at]

Thursday, September 29 2005 @ 02:59 PM PDT

Minutemen Threaten to Shoot Protesters

Monday, July 18 2005 @ 09:29 AM PDT
Contributed by: Anonymous
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Borders On Saturday, July 16th the Calilfornia Minutemen (formerly known as the Border Patrol Auxiliary) began armed civilian patrols of the border near Campo, CA. In response, more than 150 anti-Minutemen protesters converged in Campo to send a message that they should "go home."

Video of this event is available online at

PRESS RELEASE: For Immediate Release

Subject: Minutemen Threaten to Shoot Protesters (and their mothers)

From: The Buenas Noches Brigade, an affinity group of Gente Unida

Incident Date: July 16, 2005

Incident Time: Approximately 11:30pm

Location: Campo, CA (along the U.S./Mexico Border Fence)

BACKGROUND: On Saturday, July 16th the Calilfornia Minutemen (formerly known as the Border Patrol Auxiliary) began armed civilian patrols of the border near Campo, CA. In response, more than 150 anti-Minutemen protesters converged in Campo to send a message that they should "go home."

A primary purpose of the protest was to disrupt the California Minutemen's ability to conduct their patrols. Numerous individuals and affinity groups focused on daytime activities, conducting two protests at the VFW office (one at 12:30pm and another at approximately 5:00pm). The protests clearly aggravated the California Minutemen.

The Buenas Noches Brigade was formed to draw attention to the location of the California Minutemen during their evening patrols. Our goal was to subvert their ability to conduct their vigilante activities. In a
sense of irony, we chose to adopt tactics similar to when the California Minutemen intercept people who cross their path (as dictated by James Chase on their website). Their tactics include: introducing themselves
("Buenos noches, Senor"), floodlights, non-physical engagement and friendly dialog.

INCIDENT: Our efforts at applying said tactics were met with intense hostility and threats of violence. The video we have submitted with this press release shows us attempting to engage the California Minutemen in a lighthearted, humorous manner and their response. Because we were more than 300 yards away, there are limited visuals, but you can clearly hear threats such as "you come down here and you will be engaged in a firefight", "...I will shoot your motherfucking ass," and
"you wanna play, let's play motherfucker." (Full transcripts follow).

Our main intention for sending this release is to illustrate the two faces of the Minutemen. They portray themselves as law-abiding, peaceful, public servants but only slight provocation results in a willingness to use lethal force. They are clearly dangerous and their
presence in California should not be tolerated.

The Buenas Noches Brigade will be in Campo as long as the California Minutemen are in Campo.

CONTACT INFO: Due to the serious nature of the threats made by at least one Minuteman, and our desire to not get our "motherfucking asses shot",
we would prefer to keep our identities anonymous. We are, however, willing to reveal ourselves to reporters as necessary. You can contact our intermediary at xxx-xxx-xxxx.

TRANSCRIPT (partial):

Minuteman: ...let me make this very clear to you, we are armed and we will defend ourselves. This is not like the VFW. You come down here and you will be engaged in a firefight if necessary. Get the fuck out
and go home."

Buenas Noches Brigade: So what kind of song do you want to hear (laughter)?

Minuteman: We are going up the hill to see your ass.

Buenas Noches Brigade: I don't have that song (laughter).

Minuteman: If you engage me with a gun, I will defend myself and I will shoot your motherfucking ass.

Buenas Noches Brigade: We're being threatened with guns. So you are threatening us?

That's a threat.

Tell him we have video cameras...(loudly) We have video cameras.

Minuteman: Listen assholes, you wanna play? Let's play motherfucker, let's go!

Buenas Noches Brigade: Let's get out of here.

Thanks, that'll be live on CNN tonight, "l'm gonna shoot your ass, motherfucker."

Minuteman: Play it any way you want, asshole.

Buenas Noches Brigade: CNN, ABC, NBC...

Minuteman: That's your mother on all three channels!

Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) Take-over

It's near the end of the world as we know it. Rightwing lunatics are taking over the airwaves, and only a small but dedicted cadre of smart people can save us. Our heroes!

The world needs these clear thinking non-partisan intellectuals to set the world right again. Otherwise we're all doomed to be enslaved and murdered by Right-wing fundamentalist Christian war mongers and real estate developers. If you care about the world you live in and the starving orphans of Africa, please send money to me so I can change the world for the better. I'll provide love beads and bell bottom pants to all the capitalists so they can see what it's like to live like poor people. Wow, man. The Christian fundamentalists Nazis in the White House and the Republican Party are killing everybody for profit. Who wrote the editorial below? We don't know, and it doesn't matter cause that'd be just more capitalist private property stuff, and the writer/publisher didn't put a name to it. But it's news. News to me.

The radical-right-wing takeover of America continues. The latest successful target: the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).

CPB has two jobs. It distributes $400 million worth of taxpayers' money to National Public Radio and the television-oriented Public Broadcasting Service. And it is supposed to insulate these two nonprofit outfits from political interference.

With the election of Cheryl Halpern, a Republican fundraiser and New Jersey real-estate developer, as chairwoman, the CPB ceases to be a nonpartisan buffer and becomes a totally controlled arm of the Bush administration, which favors corporate interests over the citizenry, plunders the environment, co-opts the federal court system, subverts civil liberties, promotes Christian fundamentalism, and is waging an ill-conceived war in Iraq.

Reacting with concern to this latest development in the ongoing hijacking of public broadcasting, the Center for Digital Democracy called for two steps of essential reform: "No activist from either political party should be nominated to the board. Nor should anyone be permitted to serve simultaneously on another government-funded entity."

These measures would keep political hacks from screwing with public broadcasting, which for all its faults � is still a beacon of diversity compared with the corporate interests that monopolize so much of what�s available over the public airwaves, which belong to the American people.

When the current system of public broadcasting was established in 1967, the commission that laid its foundation said that the CPB board should be made up of "distinguished and public-spirited citizens" dedicated to creating an institution "of great significance to American society."

Shortly after that, a war-mongering president who was also an enemy of the constitution, Richard Nixon, sought to bend the public-broadcasting system to suit his own narrow purposes. The damage Nixon sought to inflict was stopped. Bush, however, is much better entrenched. If the work of his cronies is not undone, the nation will have to start thinking about how public broadcasting, a jewel in the dented and tarnished crown of national culture, can survive without public subsidy. That is if it can survive at all.

Do we laugh or cry? It's not obvious that the writer above is a teenager living in his mother's basement. He/she might well be a highly paid journalist with a corner office off the Commons. Maybe, and it's possible, this idiot works for the CIA. Maybe he's a grad. student at Harvard. Anything's possible. Tears run down my cheeks.

Hamas Comedy Hour

The Most Important People in the World are back in the news today. Nevermind the Sudanese being slaughtered everyday. Forget about the Kurds. The Hindus in India killed by Muslims? They're not important. What about the Palestinians? They're the only people on Earth anyone should concern themselves with, and below we can see why:

Hamas Missteps Provoked Israel, Observers say

Stewart Ain - Staff Writer
An Israeli security officer carries a Palestinian Kassam rocket fired last weekend. It struck an open field.  Getty Images

A series of miscalculations by Hamas was being seen as triggering Israel's assault on the terrorist organization throughout the Gaza Strip and West Bank this week, an offensive that Israel promises will not end until the group's ability to renew Kassam rocket attacks on Israeli targets has been destroyed.

Vice Premier Shimon Peres told Israel Radio Wednesday that it was "impossible to administer peace or negotiations until terrorists are disarmed. We must quash the terror at its roots."

The Israeli military threatened to destroy an entire Gaza town if more rockets were fired from there.

"The rules of the game have changed," Gerald Steinberg, a political science professor at Bar-Ilan University, said of Israel's decision to ignore Hamas claims that it had ordered an end to the rocket attacks.

"The Palestinians don't have any credibility," he explained. "Israel has heard these words for years. Attacks would stop and they would use the quiet to regroup. That is not going to happen this time. The country [Israel] does not want to see us going back to the old system."
The Israeli military offensive, which included raids on Hamas offices in the West Bank and the arrest of more than 400 Hamas members, followed a barrage of Kassam rockets — nearly 40 in all — into southern Israel Saturday, injuring six people.

The attack came in response to what Hamas claimed was Israeli aircraft missile fire into a crowd gathered for a military parade last Friday at the Jabalya refugee camp. The blast reportedly killed 21 people, including a 7-year-old boy.

Israel denied responsibility for the blast, and a spokesman for the Palestinian Authority claimed the explosion was caused by Hamas' own homemade rockets. Masked gunmen later tried to assassinate the spokesman.

On Tuesday, a forensic report published by the explosives unit of the Palestinian Authority's Interior Ministry said shrapnel found in the bodies of those killed resembled that used in the noses of Hamas' Kassam rockets.

Guy Bechor, head of the Middle East Department at the Herzliya Interdisciplinary Center, said Hamas found itself caught in a Catch-22 — taking responsibility would have meant admitting to criminal negligence and blaming Israel forced it to "retaliate."

"They became victims of their own slogans and declarations," Bechor said. "They were almost obliged to do something against Israel."

Abu Mustafa, a campaign coordinator at Hamas' regional campaign headquarters in Ramallah who used another name for fear of arrest, said he also believed the Hamas leadership in Gaza erred.

"It is unfortunate that Hamas launched the attacks," he said. "Had I been the decision maker in this situation I wouldn't have done this.

"Our leadership are not saints. It is the military wing of the Hamas that makes the mistakes.… It was wrong to retaliate, especially now that Hamas is on the verge of embarking on a political process."

Mustafa added that the declaration of Hamas leader Mahmoud A-Zahar earlier this week that attacks from Gaza would end was an attempt at "damage control."

Hassan Barghouti, a Ramallah-based political analyst, said that not only had Hamas made a mistake in its attack on Israel, but that its public standing among Palestinians has been further damaged — an erosion that began with the Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip earlier this month.

"After the disengagement, Hamas lost a little bit in Gaza, and after what happened in Jabalya and the retaliation, they are losing more," he said. "Gazans are celebrating because of the withdrawal. And there is no logic to risk an Israeli invasion because of Hamas rockets. The Gazan people want quiet."

Diana Buttu, the press officer for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, termed Hamas' attack and Israel's response "one of the most unfortunate events."

"It largely backfired on Hamas," she told members of the Israel Policy Forum in a conference call Tuesday from Gaza City. "Rather than bowing its head and saying I'm sorry and it [parading around with live explosives] shouldn't have happened, it had a knee-jerk reaction to cover it up."

Buttu added that the erosion of support for Hamas has continued "because people see that these things are unwarranted and cowardly." But she said Hamas could recover support in time for parliamentary elections Jan. 25 should the international community not come through with its pledge of $3 billion in aid to the Palestinian Authority that was to be used for a host of projects, including new housing and roads.

"The fear is that around election time Hamas will pick up on this and say that the Palestinian Authority is corrupt, that Israel and the international community have failed the Palestinians, and that it will have to take the situation into its own hands," she said.

Bechor said Hamas' kidnapping and execution of Israeli businessman Sasson Nuriel this week — ostensibly to pressure Israel into releasing Palestinian prisoners — reflected the group's attempt to show itself as fighting for Palestinian prisoners at a time when the Palestinian Authority is not. But showing a video of Nuriel bound and blindfolded in a manner similar to captives held by terrorists in Iraq has backfired, he said.

"This is totally for the elections, but they did not consider the outcome," Bechor said. "They didn't consider the international damage. … It's creating great damage for Hamas and great damage to the PA, which is doing nothing to stop that."

Israel correspondent Joshua Mitnick contributed to this report.

Thai Muslim Insurgency and Internationalism

In Thailand there is another war against the civilized world being waged by our Muslim cousins. They just don't stop. Perhaps they can't. Maybe the poison of Islam is so deadly that there's nothing for them to do but die. Below we have three pieces culled from the press by on the recent butchery of Thai military men by Muslims men protected by Muslim women villagers who prevented Thai police from saving their comrades. Following that is an abridged piece from a U.S. military writer on the history and current situation in Thailand.

We lead this post with a short excerpt from wikipedia on the International Brigades of the Spanish Civil War. It is our position that as there is considered to be one united ummah, one nation of true believers in Islam, so too must there be one united effort to combat Islam, to beat it to the ground, and to exterminate it forever. We include the note on the International Brigade as evidence that such things can be done. The following pieces on Thailand's Muslim insurgency show that we must do something to stop it, if not in Thailand, elsewhere. Thailand serves as an example of a territory outside the bounds of law regarding those who are not Thai. It's a clear algebraic example of the unknown factor being obvious once it is known.

We don't, of course, advocate that anyone would go to Thailand to engage in mercenary activities. Our point here is in conjunction with earlier posts that in the world of illegitimate law one need not obey the law. Mercenaries in foreign lands are still mercenaries, regardless of the purity of their souls. They still have no legal protection as soldiers. But then, if one were to engage an enemy that has no regard for the conventions of war it shouldn't come as any surprise to find that one is treated poorly regardless of ones legal position as an enemy combatant. The only point of interest here is that one must, prudentially, remain out of the bounds of criminality within the laws of ones own national legitimate law.

International Brigades

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The International Brigades were units created of volunteers and mercenaries who travelled to Spain to fight against the "Nationalist" forces led by General Francisco Franco and helped by Nazi German and fascist Italian forces, and defend the legitimate Spanish Republic government in the Spanish Civil War between 1936 and 1939.

40,000 men and women were enrolled in the Brigades. As many as 10,000 of them never returned. 50 nationalities were represented in the Brigades (during the Battle of Madrid, the XIIth Brigade counted representatives from no fewer than 17 nationalities in its ranks)

Insurgents plunge Thailand into security crisis
Jan McGirk | Bangkok | Sept 23

The Independent - The south of Thailand has been thrown into a security crisis after two marines were roped together, then beaten and hacked to death by a mob that accused them of being part of an undercover death squad.

The Prime Minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, vowed to track down their killers. Analysts said the incident could lead to a further escalation in a separatist insurgency in provinces with a Muslim majority, which has killed more than 1,000 people over the past 21 months. There were fears the violence could spill over into tourist areas such as Pattaya and Phuket. Malaysia placed security forces on alert along its northern border to prevent any spillover of the violence. Muslim rubber-tappers and labourers expressed fear of reprisal killings.

At least 500 villagers had surrounded Sub-Lieutenant Vinai Nabut and Petty Officer Khamthon Thongeiat as they were pulled from an unmarked car moments after a fatal shooting at a local teashop. Four other customers were wounded in this attack, which reminded villagers of an attack in June in which the cleric of the local mosque was hit. Before dying, he identified his assailants as government agents in plain clothes.

Hundreds of women with small children blockaded the road into Tanyonglimo village in Narwathiwat province, and prevented the rescue of the marines during a 19-hour stand-off that ended on Wednesday afternoon.

Officials insisted that the armed marines, although out of uniform, were pursuing intelligence leads and were not part of any death squad. "It was a coincidence that the two marines came when the shooting happened," Thammarak Issrangkura Na Ayutthaya, the Defence Minister, said. Some reports said their car had stalled in the crowd.

The village headman, Romoeli Tingi, said relatives of the tea shop shooting victims did not believe the marines had fired the shots, and had planned to let them go. After the marines were tied up, they were given water and food, and villagers demanded Malaysian reporters who could understand their dialect be summoned.

By the time the reporters arrived, negotiations no longer were possible. Later, Mr Romoeli complained that milling crowds of outsiders may have provoked the killings. "More than half of them were not from this village," he said. Witnesses said that while elders left to pray in the mosque next door, three hooded militants rushed in to stab the marines, then bludgeoned them with a sledgehammer and iron staves.

more at link Insurgents plunge Thailand into security crisis

Fri Sep 23rd, 2005 at 09:32:23 AM PDT (none / 0) #1
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Muslim women, children shield marine killers

Sep 24, 2005

Muslim women, children shield marine killers
By Richard S Ehrlich

BANGKOK - Suspected Islamist insurgents avoided capture after torturing to death two Thai marines by beating and stabbing the bound-and-gagged victims behind a human shield of defiant Muslim women and children, horrifying the government and plunging southern Thailand into a fresh security crisis.

Amid the world's most violent Islamist insurgency outside Iraq, angry and confused security forces hunted the elusive killers, described as three or four young men who ran away, leaving the marines' bloodied bodies in Tanyong Limo village.

"They were brutally beaten to death with machetes and sticks, while their hands and legs were tied up, and they were gagged and blindfolded," Lieutenant General Kwanchart Klaharn, commander of the Fourth Army and director of the Southern Border Provinces Peace-building Command, told reporters.

The bodies were locked inside a building near a mosque, prompting security forces to break down a door to gain access before transporting them to a hospital morgue, he said.

The brutality of the killings - coupled with the security forces' failed attempt to negotiate a peaceful resolution to the hostage crisis and the inability of the armed marines to defend themselves - was urgently being examined by politicians, peace activists, army generals and the Thai media.

"We will absolutely not let those two die for nothing. The law is the law," an agitated Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra told journalists after the killings Wednesday during a 19-hour stalemate between troops and villagers in violence-torn Narathiwat province.

"If I could, I would drop napalm bombs all over that village," a distraught Captain Traikwan Krairiksh was quoted in the Bangkok Post as saying after he viewed the bodies of his former subordinates in a pool of blood. "But the fact is, I can never do that. We are soldiers. We must follow the law. We can only take revenge by using the law."

Throughout the stand-off, scores of shouting Muslim women dressed in traditional headscarves stood with children, blocking troops from gaining access to the hostages, and erecting banners that blamed the authorities, including one in Thai that read: "You are in fact the terrorists."

Apparently hoping for a peaceful solution, troops did not attempt a forced rescue. The two experienced marines, armed with a US-supplied M-16 assault rifle and two pistols, were initially captured on Tuesday night when they stopped their vehicle near the village.

Locals blamed them for the drive-by shooting death of two men dining at a nearby tea shop earlier in the night, but authorities later explained that the marines were pursuing the unidentified killers and were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.

More than 1,000 people on all sides have died in southern Thailand since January 4, 2004 when the smoldering rebellion flared in a so-called "night of the fires" attack on security forces, including synchronized arson assaults on 21 schools and a massive raid on a military base that netted the rebels hundreds of guns and heavy weapons.

Today, about 100 years after Thailand annexed the mostly ethnic Malay Muslim region, "mujahideen" holy warriors yearn for a separate state ruled by Islamic sharia law in a lush, tropical region where Islamists are waging similar insurgencies in the Philippines, Indonesia and elsewhere.

No one is sure who leads the increasingly sophisticated, disciplined and successful Muslim fighters in southern Thailand. The government blames indigenous rebel groups, allied with local Islamic schools, that are inspired by wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and by Osama bin Laden's call to force non-believers from Muslim territories.


Following is a lengthy essay by a military writer on Thailand's Mulsim insurgency. We have abridged it severely, but the whole piece is worth the time to read in its entirety.

Unrest in South Thailand: Contours, Causes, and Consequences Since 2001

Strategic Insights, Volume IV, Issue 2 (February 2005)

by Aurel Croissant
Strategic Insights
Center for Contemporary Conflict
Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.


Historically speaking, Thailand is no stranger to armed conflict. Between the 1960s and early 1980s, the government fought an armed communist insurgency. Muslim separatists were active in the southern region of the country from the 1940s until the late 1980s. At the end of the 1990s, however, it seemed the Kingdom had solved its insurgency problem. The communist movement was dissolved and terrorism and political violence in the southern provinces was waning. In the past three years, however, southern Thailand has seen a recrudescence of long-dormant Malay-Muslim anger against the central government. The internal security situation in the country's southernmost provinces has rapidly worsened and worries are arising that the country will become another hotspot of Islamist terrorism in Southeast Asia.

This raises some critical questions: What is the conflict about? Why is violence rising? Who is behind the violence? How can Thailand counter this new wave of insurgency? What are the consequences for domestic politics?

This paper will discuss these questions. Section I describes the historical roots and the patterns of the conflict in Thailand's south until the late 1990s. Section II provides an outline of the current wave of insurgency. Section III examines causes for the latest outburst of violence. And Section IV discusses options for viable conflict solutions and the possible consequences for democracy in Thailand.

I. Historical Roots

Muslims comprise 5.5% of Thailand's population.[1] Notwithstanding its relatively small size, the relationship between the Buddhist majority of the population and the government in Bangkok and particularly the Malay-Muslim minority in the southern region is of crucial importance for political stability and security in Thailand and Southeast Asia. While Muslim communities exist all over the country, by far the greatest number of Muslims living in Thailand, however, is of Malay ethnic origin. As the only Muslim population in the country, they share a common ethnic identity and form a locally concentrated minority in the Patani Raya region,[2] which had been an independent Kingdom until 1786 when Patani was conquered by the King of Siam and the Muslim dynasty was abolished.[3] The efforts of the Siamese government to subjugate the Muslim areas began immediate after its incorporation but became more hostile only after the Anglo-Siamese treaties of 1904 and 1909 which recognized the Siamese control over Pattani.[4]

With King Chulalonkorn's administrative reforms in the 1890s, the Kingdom developed a centralized bureaucracy and established central control over most of its territory. Doing so, the central government in Bangkok was strong enough that it did not have to cut autonomy deals with the local Muslim rulers. Rather, the government eliminated local elites as a politically relevant player, as governors and bureaucrats were sent from Bangkok down to the southern provinces.[5] The government divided Pattani into seven provinces which were governed by appointed bureaucrats under a centralized administrative structure.

Thailand's southern region


From the late nineteenth century on, the royal government developed a policy of nation-building from above, which forced the transformation of the multi-ethnic society of Siam into a unified Thai nation. In the south, however, Bangkok managed dissidence mostly by leaving the Muslims alone. This laissez faire policy changed shortly before and during World War Two when the country saw an acceleration of political efforts to assimilate the southern population.[6] When the ultranationalist regime of Phibun came to power in 1938, it followed a policy of enforced assimilation of the various minorities cultures into the mainstream Buddhist "Thai-ness"[7] in order to develop, in David Brown's version, "the mono-ethnic character of the state."[ 8] In the 1940s, this provoked the emergence of a separatist movement fighting for an independent Pattani. In 1948, the Gabungan Melayu Patani Raya (Union of Malay for a Great Patani) was founded in 1948. Following the setting up of the Barisan National Pembebasan Patani (BNPP) in 1963, violent clashes between insurgents and the security forces were the rule in the southernmost provinces.[9] In the mid-1970s more than 20 separatist organizations agitated on both sides of the Thai-Malaysian border.

In the 1980s and 1990s, however, the situation changed. The new government under General Prem (1980-88) stopped the assimilation policy; instead, it supported Muslim cultural rights and religious freedoms, offered the guerilla a general amnesty, and implemented an economic development plan for the south.[10] In the 1990s, the democratic government formulated a new "National Security Policy for the Southern Border Provinces" based on a "development as security" approach, which was supposed to be implemented during 1999-2003.[11] Deepened cooperation between the Thai and Malaysian authorities improved security along the borderland, which contributed to the decline of the insurgency movement as well.[12] Most observers described it, thus, as "waning" and "relatively quit" at the late 1990s.[ 13]

II. The Recent Drift Towards Militancy

Even though Thailand's south contains fourteen provinces, the great majority of Thailand's Muslims live in the four southernmost provinces of Satun, Pattani, Yala, and Narathiwat. A recent household survey conducted by the Thai government found that over 76 per cent of the population in these four provinces adhered to the Islamic faith.[14] These provinces are also hotspots of recent violence and insurgency, accounting for most clashes and violent incidences in the current wave of unrest.

Escalating Violence

The latest outburst of violence started in 2001. While in the years 1993-2000, there were only a few incidents of separatist violence, accounting only for a handful of casualties, Ministry of the Interior statistics show and increase of violence from 2001 on. In 2001 alone, 19 killed policemen and 50 insurgency-related incidents across the three most affected provinces of Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat. In 2002, several police stations were attacked when the guerillas seized huge amounts of arms and ammunitions and killed some 50 police and soldiers in 75 incidents throughout the year. In 2003 official sources counted 119 incidents. The latest outburst of violence began on January 2004 when about 30 armed men stormed the army depot in Narathiwat, stealing 300 weapons and killing four Thai soldiers. During the ten months between January and end of October 2004, over 500 people reportedly have been killed in more than 900 insurgency-related incidents, including civilians, police, soldiers, and other government officials.[15] On October 25, 2004, the death of 84 Muslims at the provincial town of Tak Bai, once again elevated the conflict.[ 16] Recent killings in Songkhla[17] raise fears that violence could spill over into neighboring areas

The recent assassination of a private Islamic school teacher and the wounding of four others in gun attacks in Pattani and Yala raise concerns that members of the security forces or local village defensemen could adopt the insurgents' tactics to pay personal bills and to spread counter-violence.[18] Separately, some 20,000 members of the notorious right-wing Village Scouts organization rallied in November 2004 to prove their determination to drive out the "separatist enemies" in the south out of the country. This added to the fears by human-rights groups and civil society activists that ultranationalist elements may open a Pandora's Box of nationalist backlash against what members of these groups view as a threat to monarchy, Buddhism, and the nation.[19]

Responding to the emergent crisis, the government enforced martial law in Narathiwat, Yala and Pattani, and deployed than 12,000 Royal Thai Army troops in the region. Although several mobile units are dispatched to protect teachers and civil servants, public order and infrastructure are eroding.[20] The educational system, for instance, came under serious stress after more than 1,200 teachers and education officials sought transfers out of the region; almost 1,000 schools in the three southernmost provinces had to be temporarily closed because parents were afraid to send their children to school. Several provincial court judges have also submitted requests for transfers out of the region following the killing of judges by Muslim separatists in 2004.[21]


Both the scope and co-ordination of operations point to new dynamics within the traditionally factionalized and ineffectual separatist movement. Despite large intelligence and internal security apparatus in the south, different government agencies do not seem to have a clear understanding of the groups involved in the violence.[22] It is clear, however, that several factions remain core actors in the insurgency.[ 23] Even though any account on these groups has to be taken with a grain of salt, it seems that the original PULO, although it is still active and maintains a website in English, Thai and Malay language (, does not have much military power on the ground. BNP/BIPP is largely defunct and Bersatu—an umbrella organization attempting loose political coordination among separatist groups — is believed to have no direct military operations in Thailand. Of the three remaining factions, New PULO is believed to be the smallest. GMIP may have a wider area of operations but the largest of the three main factions most certainly is BRM.[24]

What role ordinary criminals and religious authorities in the recent development play is controversial. Insurgent groups operate in a grey zone of crime and delinquent sub-culture on the one hand, and ethnic or religious consciousness on the other. As insurgents rely to some extent on the same infrastructure as criminals, it is likely that criminal gangs, bandits, and drug traffickers joined the Muslim insurgents in recent years. For many decades, Thailand has been at the key route for Golden Triangle drug trafficking to international markets. Furthermore, Thailand is a hotspot of small arms trade, with the military itself involved in the black markets for arms.[25] Given the ubiquity of organized and petty crime, small-arms trade, smuggling, and drug trafficking in the south, it would be naïve to assume that criminals and terrorists can be clearly distinguished. Rather, a more plausible assumption is that there is a broad grey zone of greed and grievance in which there is no clear threshold between 'entrepreneurs of violence' and 'warriors of convenience. Furthermore, there are no jao pho—major provincial bosses of a distinctly Mafioso variety who have penetrated politics and economics in Thailand in the past three decades[26]in the deep south. Pasuk and Sungsidh suggest that the existence of well-established local elites in many southern towns impeded the rise of new jao pho in the last three decades, while strong communist guerilla activities in the 1960s and 1970s "may have acted as a counterweight to the growth of new local potentates."[27] If this view is correct, crime in the south lacks the kind of informal controls and restraints that are exercised by individual godfathers in other provinceswhich facilitates recruitment from criminal gangs for insurgent groups and, simultaneously, deepens the intelligence services' problem of tracking down the specific links between crime and insurgency.

Furthermore, as reported in October 2003, intelligence sources have been in no doubt that some religious schools (ponohs) had lent themselves to paramilitary groups. Reportedly, young Islamic teachers from Islamic boarding schools serve as recruiting officers and field commanders for insurgency groups, particularly the BRN.[28]

Another key unknown is the involvement of external groups. Some observers point to outside sources for providing training facilities, funds, motivation and instigation to the Muslim insurgents in southern Thailand, for example, Malaysian militants of the KMM and pro-Al-Qaeda groups in Bangladesh and Pakistan, and groups involved in arms-trade to Aceh, Mindanao, and Sri Lanka.[ 29] Thus far, however, there is no clear evidence of any direct involvement of either Jemaah Islamiya or Al-Qaeda in the insurgency. Furthermore, against such a connection speaks that violence so far is limited to the southernmost provinces. There is also a clear difference in operational methods. No attacks have been started on Western-style soft targets (tourism centers, western consulates, backpackers etc.) in the south, which are typically preferred by JI and other Al-Qaeda affiliated groups. Instead, the recent insurgents have established a broad range of low-intensity, low-risk tactics that are difficult to counter by the security forces. These tacticsmainly arsons, bombings, attacks against state workers, law-enforcement personnel, local government officials, schoolteachers, and on Buddhist monks in particular, and raids aimed at seizing armsserve the double purpose of destabilizing the region and shocking the Thai public, thereby weakening the central government's position.

Again, we strongly recommend reading the entire essay. It's well written, highly informative, and insightful. We can look at this situation in Thailand as the shape of the future of Europe as well as of far-flung areas of Asia. We can also look at this as one more domino, as it were, in the falling string of nations under the weight of Islamic defeat and self-annihilation. This is the future of our world.