Monday, February 4, 2013

Ron Paul: Sniper slain as consequence of war role

(WASHINGTON TIMES) Former Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul said Monday that the shooting death of a U.S. Navy Iraq War veteran was the consequence of his life as a one of the military’s most celebrated snipers.

In a Tweet sent from his certified account, the former congressman from Texas said that “Chris Kyle’s death seems to confirm that ‘he who lives by the sword dies by the sword.’”

Mr. Kyle, a record-setting SEAL sniper credited with more than 100 kills in Iraq, was shot and killed over the weekend at a Texas shooting range, and authorities have charged a fellow veteran whom Mr. Kyle and a friend were helping deal with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)


FBI Arrests Malcolm X’s Grandson on Way to Tehran

The grandson of the late African-American civil rights leader Malcolm X was arrested on his way to Iran.
Malcolm Lateef Shabazz was planning on attending a Hollywoodism conference in Tehran when he was arrested.
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All Hip Hop News reported:
Malcolm X’s grandson and Muslim civil activist, Malcolm Lateef Shabazz has reportedly been arrested by FBI agents, according to reports from PressTV.
Prior to the arrest, the grandson to the civil rights icon was en route to Tehran, Iran for the third annual Hollywoodism International Conference held on Sunday (February 3rd). The FBI has refused to release information regarding Shabazz’s current whereabouts and the cause for the apparent arrest. The Hollywoodism International Conference hosts filmmakers, activists and scholars from across the globe to discuss issues facing world cinema and it being used as a vehicle for nationalistic propaganda.
Malcolm X is celebrated in Iran.

An Iranian university classroom includes posters of Malcolm X and Hezbollah leader Hassan

Posted by Jim Hoft
Nasrallah on the wall. (ISNA)

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: I Am Ready to Be First Iranian in Space

Ahmadinejad helped open the Iranian space center in February 2008. (Fars News)
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told reporters he wants to be the first human sent to space by the Iranian regime.
The Jerusalem Post reported:
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday he was ready to be the first human sent into orbit by Iran’s fledgling space program, Iranian media reported.
Iran declared last week that it had successfully launched a monkey into space and retrieved it alive, which officials hailed as a major step towards their goal of sending humans into space.
The launch added to Western concerns about Iran’s space program because the same rocket technology could potentially be used to deliver a nuclear warhead on a ballistic missile.
“I am ready to be the first human to be sent to space by Iranian scientists,” Ahmadinejad said on Monday, on the sidelines of an exhibition of space achievements in Tehran, according to the Mehr news agency.
“Sending living things into space is the result of Iranian efforts and the dedication of thousands of Iranian scientists.”
Iran wants to launch a man into space in 5-8 years.
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In this photo, the monkey that was sent into space by Iran on January 27 and was returned safely can be seen after returning to the Earth. (File photo)

Posted by Jim Hoft

Top 10: Best tweets about the Bob Menendez prostitute scandal

As Sen. Bob Menendez continues to hide out in an undisclosed location and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tells ABC News he ”did nothing wrong,” the Twitterverse has erupted.

It’s almost like John Edwards, John Ensign, David Vitter and Anthony Weiner held a joint press conference. (RELATED BLOG: Why is Menendez following a very young-looking Dominican girl on Twitter?)

Here are the ten best tweets about the story that TheDC has seen:
10. Scott Crass: I heard somebody say that Menendez may now be the only Northeastern Dem Sen.who favors investing in offshore drilling.

9. Jeff Pye Lawrence: Is this a cruel joke that Menendez is in possible sex scandal and possible replacement is Woody “Johnson”?

8. Jim Geraghty: I hope Senator Menendez gets to tell his side of the story on Eliot Spitzer’s show on Current.
7. Laura Ingraham: So NOW he wants personal “border” security! “@GingerGibson: Reporters chased Menendez down the hall after his speech. He answered no Qs.”

6. Gary Kaltbaum: If menendez was a republican, would have been given 3 colonoscopies by media by now

5. Jacqueline S: Harry Reid says “consider the source” re Menendez allegations… It’s just too much from the guy who said Romney paid no taxes.

4. tknepp: Here’s $100. Vote Menendez! #WhatToSayAfterSex

3. Ben Domenech: Senator Menendez will personally decide the path to citizenship using an evaluation tool he calls “Little Menendez.”

2. Dennis Miller: Dem Sen. Menendez using hookers procured by an eye doctor? “Better this way…or this way…this…or this?”

1. Ari Fleischer: I don’t know of Sen. Bob Menendez belongs in the Senate, but he definitely belongs on the foreign relations committee.
David Martosko