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  1. Reports of the Arrest of Ahmadinejad's 'Exorcist' Fuel Concerns About Iran's Leadership By Amy Kellogg Published May 06, 2011 Reuters A mysterious man known by some as the Iranian president’s “exorcist†has been arrested, in the latest sign that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s involvement with purveyors of the so-called “dark arts†is raising concerns among Iran’s leadership. Abbas Ghaffari, described as Ahmadinejad’s “exorcist†or “jinn (genie) catcher†is reportedly among a number of people in Ahmadinejad’s circle who have been arrested lately, amid reports of continuing strains between the president and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. As is typical in Iran, details on the timing and specific charges behind the arrests are somewhat murky. It’s also not clear from what or whom Ghaffari was protecting the president, and what he may have been doing to accomplish that aim. What does is clearer is that a particular target in the arrests is Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, the president’s right-hand man, who has been marginalized more recently by Khamenei. Most of the arrests are said to be Mashaei associates within Ahmadinejad’s inner circle. In a fiery speech Tuesday in the Iranian holy city of Qom, Mojtaba Zolnour, Khamenei’s representative in the Revolutionary Guard, said he asked Ahmadinejad: “What do you see in this Mashaei, other than links to exorcists, soothsayers and fortune tellers? … They come and gurgle on about his prophecies, and Mr. Ahmadinejad thinks he has divine knowledge.†Ahmadinejad has also frequently raised concerns with what some see as his obsession over the concept of the “12th Imam,†a belief among some Muslims that a leader who has been in hiding since 869 will return and unite the world under the banner of Islam. Believers say the 12th Imam will only appear during a time of worldwide chaos, however, leading some to fear Ahmadinejad would deliberately act to destabilize the international situation in the hopes of sparking the imam’s return. Ahmadinejad has reportedly stabilized a rift with Kahmenei, following a nearly two-week sustained sulk that kept him out of his office. But the same apparently can’t be said for those arrested. Superstition and mysticism are to an extent vestiges of pre-Islamic Iranian culture. And while the Islamic system officially shuns them, a significant number of Iranians may share some of these unorthodox beliefs. Nor do many Iranians think such beliefs exist only within the their own culture. “The reality of conjuring ‘jinn’ is not exclusive to our society,†said Morteza Nabavi, a member of the Expediency Council, which mediates between the Iranian parliament and the Guardian Council and who is also managing director of Resalat newspaper. “In other places too, catching jinn and eliciting their help is also relevant.†But that doesn’t mean the proponents of such beliefs should be running a government, according to Nabavi. “The deviant group that have recently been mentioned have reached out to others … and they have even influenced the president and gained his support.†Despite the fact that Ahmadinejad is at the center of this controversy, there are limits to how seriously others in the regime are willing to damage him. He remains the most visible public face of the Islamic Republic. But by arresting and humiliating those around him, particularly Mashaei, the president’s detractors cause chaos without toppling the country’s political foundations. It’s not the first time Ahmadinejad and his circle has been cast under the shadow of “dark arts.†A campaign film for the reformist candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi, from whom many Iranians believe the 2009 election was stolen, plays up the mystic bogeyman. Mousavi says in the ad, “The next government will be the government of reason. Not a government of soothsayers and palm readers.†I KNEW IT !!!
  2. Bin Laden Directed Al-Qaeda Attacks in Somalia and Yemen, Sources Say Published May 06, 2011 Associated Press WASHINGTON -- The wealth of information pulled from Usama bin Laden's compound has reinforced the belief that he played a strong role in planning and directing attacks by Al Qaeda and its affiliates in Yemen and Somalia, senior U.S. officials said Friday. And the data further demonstrates to the U.S. that top Al Qaeda commanders and other key insurgents are scattered throughout Pakistan, not just in the rugged border areas, and are being supported and given sanctuary by Pakistanis, a senior defense official said. U.S. counterterrorism officials have debated how big a role bin Laden and core Al Qaeda leaders were playing in the attacks launched by affiliated terror groups, particularly Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which is based in Yemen, and al-Shabab in Somalia. Information gathered in the compound, officials said, strengthened beliefs that bin Laden was a lot more involved in directing Al Qaeda personnel and operations than sometimes thought over the last decade. And it suggests bin Laden was "giving strategic direction" to Al Qaeda affiliates in Somalia and Yemen, the defense official said. Bin Laden's first priority, the official said, was his own security. But the data shows that he was far more active in providing guidance and telling affiliated groups in Yemen and Somalia what they should or should not be doing. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive material. Their comments underscore U.S. resolve to pursue terror leaders in Pakistan, particularly during this critical period in the Afghanistan war, as President Barack Obama moves to fulfill his promise to begin withdrawing troops this July. Already the Afghan Taliban has warned that bin Laden's death will only boost morale of insurgents battling the U.S. and its NATO allies. Al Qaeda itself vowed revenge, confirming bin Laden's death for the first time but saying that Americans' "happiness will turn to sadness." For its part, the U.S. has already launched at least one drone strike into Pakistan in the days since bin Laden was killed, and there is no suggestion those will be curtailed at all. The strikes are largely carried out by CIA drones, and the expectation is that they will continue in the coming days as U.S. military and intelligence officials try to take quick advantage of the data they swept up in the raid before insurgents have a chance to change plans or locations. The American public, meanwhile, will get a peek at bin Laden's life inside the secret compound in Abbottabad on Saturday, according to U.S. officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because the data has not yet been released. New, unreleased bin Laden propaganda tapes as well as footage of him moving about the compound are expected to be made public, officials said. Still cloaked in secrecy, however, are photographs of the dead terror leader, who was shot once in the head and once in the chest by the Navy SEAL team that swept into the compound in the dark, early morning hours Monday local time. Officials say they have already learned a lot from bin Laden's cache of computers and data, but they would not confirm reports that it yielded clues to the whereabouts of Al Qaeda deputy Ayman Al-Zawahiri. Al-Zawahiri is a leading candidate to take bin Laden's place as the leader of the terror group. Officials say the handwritten notes and computer material are being scoured for intelligence that could help track down new targets.
  3. What's With Muslims Fascination With Conspiracies ?

    You are absolutely correct, Mr. Al. But you fellows STILL go for this stuff like a duck to water. Why ? :sl:
  4. Anywhoo... How about that Ahmadinejad ? Black magic and all !!?? :sl:
  5. '...a lot of people here hate US-foreign policy, we don't hate America nor Americans....' Can't have it both ways, chief. We do what's in our best interest, just like EVERY OTHER country does. So a lot of the muslims that come to America hate America but still come for what the U.S. has to offer them ? Kind of hypocritical, wouldn't you say ? To me it makes for a pretty good case to halt immigration from 'those' places. :sl:
  6. Random Incoherence

    I'm finished de-bunking Silkworms crazy 9/11 conspiracy questions. I prove him wrong time and again, yet he just moves to a different thread and posts the same stuff, even though he KNOWS it's totally wrong.
  7. America And The Nuclear Bombing Of Japan

    Another thing (there ALWAYS is). Why is it that when someone asks for something in the quran or hadith, and an infidel posts it, it's always' taken out of context' ? That excuse is getting OLD. It's always context or translation. Like no one except muslims can understand this stuff. You asked... I produced. Hey, I didn't write this stuff, your guys did. :sl:
  8. The name of this site could be changed to 'I HATE AMERICA'............... with the footnote,......... 'But I LOVE taking advantage of the freedoms and easy living.' :sl:
  9. SEE !! That's what I thought.
  10. Rodents And Purity

    OHHH ! Yeah, they're dirty little buggers.
  11. Video Of A Vain Bin Laden

    Home Videos Offer Glimpse Into Bin Laden's Life Inside Lair Published May 07, 2011 Associated Press WASHINGTON -- A detailed portrait of Usama bin Laden's daily life emerged Saturday from what U.S. officials call the single largest intelligence collection ever, including a disclosure of home videos that show him watching news coverage of himself on television. The videos were shown to the news media Saturday by intelligence officials. The five movies offer the first public glimpse at bin Laden's life behind the walls of his compound in suburban Pakistan. The government-selected clips also provide an opportunity for the U.S. to paint bin Laden in an unflattering light to his supporters. The videos include outtakes of his propaganda films and, taken together, portray him as someone obsessed with his own image and how he is portrayed to the world. One of the movies shows bin Laden, his unkempt beard streaked in gray, sitting on the floor, wrapped in a brown blanket and holding a remote control. He flipped back and forth between what appears to be live news coverage of himself. The old, small television was perched on top of a desk with a large tangle of electrical wires running to a nearby control box. In another, he has apparently dyed and neatly trimmed his beard for the filming of a propaganda video. The video, which the U.S. released without sound, was titled ""Message to the American People" and was believed to be made sometime last fall, a senior intelligence official said during a briefing for reporters, on condition that his name not be used. Bin Laden "jealously guarded his image," the official said. The videos are among the wealth of information collected during the U.S. raid that killed bin Laden and four others. The information suggests bin Laden played a strong role in planning and directing attacks by Al Qaeda and its affiliates in Yemen and Somalia. "In the intelligence business, analysts are lucky if they get one very strong report a day on these kind of sensitive issues," an intelligence official told Fox News. "When it comes to the bin Laden treasure trove, the CIA is getting useful intelligence information every hour. That figure underscores the value of this collection." In a statement, CIA Director Leon Panetta said,."The material found in the compound only further confirms how important it was to go after bin Laden," "Since 9/11, this is what the American people have expected of us. In this critical operation, we delivered." Already the Afghan Taliban has warned that bin Laden's death will only boost morale of insurgents battling the U.S. and its NATO allies. Al Qaeda itself vowed revenge, confirming bin Laden's death for the first time Friday but saying that Americans' "happiness will turn to sadness." Intelligence officials said the statement was interesting because no new leader was announced, suggesting that Al Qaeda may still be shuffling in the aftermath of bin Laden's death. Al Qaeda deputy Ayman al-Zawahri is the presumed successor but there are strong indications that he is not popular in some quarters. Officials would not confirm reports that the raid yielded clues to the whereabouts of Zawahri. The data showed no indication that the Pakistan government was aware that bin Laden was at the compound, which was the active center of Al Qaeda. Pakistani officials have denied sheltering bin Laden, and they have criticized the U.S. operation as a violation of their country's sovereignty. For its part, the U.S. has already launched at least one drone strike into Pakistan in the days since bin Laden was killed, and there is no suggestion those will be curtailed at all. The strikes are largely carried out by pilotless CIA drones, and the expectation is that they will continue in the coming days as U.S. military and intelligence officials try to take quick advantage of the data they swept up in the raid before insurgents have a chance to change plans or locations. The raid on bin Laden's compound deep inside the Pakistan border has further eroded already strained relations between Washington and Islamabad, and angry Pakistani officials have said they want the U.S. to reduce its military presence in their country. The Pakistani army, while acknowledging it failed to find bin Laden, said it would review cooperation with the U.S. if there is another similar attack. Obama met on Friday with the U.S. commandos who killed bin Laden after a decade-long search. "Job well done," the president declared, addressing roughly 2,000 troops after meeting privately with the full assault team -- Army helicopter pilots and Navy SEAL commandos -- who executed the dangerous raid. Their identities are kept secret. Fox News' Jennifer Griffin, Catherine Herridge and The Associated Press contributed to this report. I can't wait for all the intel taken from his rat-hole to get out. I'll bet there was some WEIRD stuff going down in that dump.
  12. Osama Bin Laden Is Dead, Hurray!

    'Deceive' the pair of you ? NO WAY !!! These two genius' patting each other on the back is funny !! Two peas in a wacky pod. :sl:
  13. Rodents And Purity

    You need a fatwa before you deal with a rat infestation in your home ? Are you kidding ? KILL THE RATS !!!
  14. Raheem...Raheem...hmmmm.... :sl:
  15. Young Boy Begs Israeli Soldiers Not To Take His Daddy

    Maybe they DIDN'T !! Fuel for another conspiracy !! Dude, I'd get on it . :sl:
  16. I sat there and gunned down over sixty, stupid, made up 9/11 questions from Mr. Worm, you can take a crack at these. Don't go soft on us.
  17. America And The Nuclear Bombing Of Japan

    Where do I say I support it? What I am saying is that it isn't 'unique' to the Allies, yet I don't see any anti Japanese or Russian posts. All I see is anti-U.S. post, as is par for the course that is Gawaher. Your anti-Americanism is blatant and not even thinly veiled. Just cut to the chase and make a thread that says, 'I HATE THE U.S.A. !!!" But be sure to add the footnote, '... BUT I ENJOY THE EASY LIFE AND FREEDOMS THAT THE U.S.A. GIVES ME !!' :sl:
  18. Fifty Questions On 9/11

    Mr. Worm, lets make this easier. Tell us all what ISN'T a convoluted conspiracy, since EVERYTHING in your mind IS a conspiracy. .
  19. Fifty Questions On 9/11

    Mr. Worm, you keep posting your made up, poorly researched 9/11 'facts' even after I have totally discredited them.
  20. Fifty Questions On 9/11

    How ? Spending a few hundred billion for nothing ?
  21. America And The Nuclear Bombing Of Japan

    'Innocents' were killed by all sides. This wasn't something exclusive to the Allies. Ask the Koreans and Chinese about their occupation by the Japanese. The Japanese killed far more people in China and Korea than the two bombs did. The Germans started the bombing of civilian targets in England. It was a race for the nuke, and thank God the U.S. was first. In the long run, it probably saved many Japanese lives by making an invasion of Japan un needed. Not to mention the most important by-product : the saving of many U.S. lives.
  22. America And The Nuclear Bombing Of Japan

    You asked, and I gave you what you asked for. I didn't write these things.
  23. Fifty Questions On 9/11

    O.K., Mr. Worm. I have DESTROYED about 60 of your 'best' questions. Many of them are outright fabrications. The rest were obviously made up by someone with no knowledge of what they were talking about. You and your conspiracy friends have been de-bunked a million times over, but still you toss these poorly research questions out, only to have them CHEWED UP and tossed back in your face. So, keep you 'questions' I have humiliated you enough, and I am getting tired of wasting my time on questions that make no sense, aren't even researched or are out and out fantasy. A bit of advise, not everything is a twisted conspiracy. Some things are pretty simple. Like 9/11.