A Preview Of Coming Attractions

So much for Homeland Security. From Russia, without love, hitting us where it really hurts.

Foreign hackers targeted U.S. water plant in apparent malicious cyber attack, expert says

Foreign hackers caused a pump at an Illinois water plant to fail last week, according to a preliminary state report. Experts said the cyber-attack, if confirmed, would be the first known to have damaged one of the systems that supply Americans with water, electricity and other essentials of modern life.

Companies and government agencies that rely on the Internet have for years been routine targets of hackers, but most incidents have resulted from attempts to steal information or interrupt the functioning of Web sites. The incident in Springfield, Ill., would mark a departure because it apparently caused physical destruction.

See also:
Was U.S. water utility hacked last week?
Foreign cyber attack hits US infrastructure: expert
Illinois Water Utility Pump Destroyed After Hack
H(ackers)2O: Attack on City Water Station Destroys Pump
Cyberattack investigation centers on Curran-Gardner water pump
Feds investigating whether Illinois “pump failure” was cyber attack
Broken water pump in Illinois caused by cyber-attack from Russia, claims expert, but DOH denies terrorism
Cyberattack on Illinois water utility may confirm Stuxnet warnings
Water utility hackers destroy pump, expert says
UPDATE 3-U.S. probes cyber attack on water system

The SCADA vulnerabilities to a remote attack have been known for years. The solution is real simple, DON’T CONNECT YOUR CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE TO THE INTERNET!

/how hard is that, is it going to take a disaster for us to learn this basic lesson?

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Lion, It’s What’s For Dinner

Would you like fries with that? Eat it before it eats you!

Phoenix restaurant, Il Vinaio, serves lion burgers for World Cup despite controversy

Will it leave you roaring for more?

A restaurant near Phoenix is hawking a $21 “lion burger” in celebration of the World Cup — despite the controversy the burger is causing.

Il Vinaio restaurant in downtown Mesa has already received a bomb threat and more than 250 angry e-mails from animal rights groups across the country.

“We thought that since the World Cup was in Africa … that the lion burger might be interesting for some of our more adventurous customers,” said owner Cameron Selogie.

The lions, he added, were raised at a free-range farm in Illinois that is regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

“Most of them, when we tell them the facts, that this is farm-raised and it doesn’t hurt the endangered animals, seem pretty reasonable,” Selogie said of the customers.

Il Vinaio ordered 10 pounds of lion meat and mixed it with ground beef. The burger comes with spicy homemade chips and roasted corn on the cob.

The restaurant said it plans to serve 30 burgers by Thursday. Lion meat is uncommon but not illegal, said a spokesman for the Agriculture Department.

See also:
World Cup 2010: US restaurant to serve World Cup lion burgers
Mesa restaurant celebrates World Cup with controversial menu item
Lion Burger with Fries – Order Up! In Mesa, Arizona
Arizona restaurant serving lion meat burgers
Arizona Restaurant Serves Lion Meat To Mark World Cup
Arizona Restaurant Serves Lion Meat: World Cup Menu Item Draws Protests
Secondhand Lions: Arizona restaurant under fire for exotic World Cup burger
Death Threats For Lion Burger Restaurant
Hunting the lion burger butcher
Turns out there’s something fishy about this lion burger meat
More on that Arizona lion burger
Il Vinaio Restaurant

The “animal rights activists” really need to get over their bad old hypocritical selves. It’s called a food chain and it pays to be at the top of it. Lions are large carnivores, think of all the thousands of poor little feed animals’ lives that these people are saving by eating the lions.

/hmmm, I wonder if they taste like chicken?

It’s Five Minutes To Midnight, What Time Will It Be Thursday?

Keep the kids home from school, this’ll be fun for the whole family.

Doomsday Clock to be reset, watch it online

Take note, all you apocalypse watchers, because this Thursday the minute hand of the famous Doomsday Clock is set to move.

This is the first time, anyone with internet access can watch the minute hand being moved. But which way the hand will move and by how much have not been made public, LiveScience reported on Tuesday.

The event will take place at 10am EST on January 14 at the New York Academy of Sciences Building in New York City. While the actual clock is housed at the Bulletin of Atomic Sciences offices in Chicago, Illinois, a representation of the clock will be changed at Thursday’s news conference.

The last time the Doomsday Clock minute hand moved was in January 2007, when it was pushed forward by two minutes, from seven to five minutes before midnight. The change was meant to reflect two major sources of potential catastrophe that could bring us closer to “doomsday”, according to the board of ‘The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’, a magazine focused on warning the world of the dangers that the invention of the atomic bomb helped to unleash.

The factors influencing the latest Doomsday Clock change include negotiations on nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation, expansion of civilian nuclear power, the possibilities of nuclear terrorism, and climate change.

Watch all the excitement live!

Date:
Thursday, January 14, 2010

Time:
10:00 AM EST (3:00 PM GMT)

Online Location:
www.TurnBackTheClock.org

See also:
Doomsday Clock to Change This Week
Doomsday clock to change on Jan. 14
See doomsday’s possible approach, streamed live
Doomsday Clock Due for Reset, But Which Way?
Doomsday Clock To Be Moved Thursday
Minute Hand on Doomsday Clock to Move This Week
Doomsday Clock to Change This Week
Doomsday Clock Update: Are We Closer to Armageddon? (Poll Results)
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Doomsday Clock
DoomsdayClock.org

Now common sense would dictate that between al Qaeda, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, the threat of nuclear proliferation and global warming hysteria, they’d move the minute hand a minute or two closer to midnight. Then again, you need to remember that the “scientists” in charge of the Doomsday Clock are pretty much liberal lefty loons (LLLs) and, with the ascension of Obama to the world stage and Obama’s subsequent Nobel Peace Prize, they might just have gotten it in their pointy heads that the world is actually safer today and move the minute hand back. Either way, we’ll find out Thursday.

/I’m going to go with one minute closer, four minutes to midnight

Gitmo North

As predicted, here they come! Obama’s going to transfer hundreds of the world’s worst al Qaeda terrorists from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to Thomson, Illinois. Obama’s irrational rationale for doing this is that, supposedly, holding al Qaeda prisoners indefinitely at Guantanamo has become “a recruiting tool for terrorists” whereas, somehow, moving them north and holding the same al Qaeda terrorists indefinitely in Illinois will magically placate terrorists worldwide. “See, it’s all good Ahmed, the infidels are indefinitely imprisoning our al Qaeda brothers in Illinois now .”

Obama administration to buy Illinois prison for Guantanamo detainees

President Obama, determined to change U.S. detention policy and shut the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, pointed Tuesday to a small town in Illinois as a big part of the answer.

A state prison in rural Thomson will be purchased and refitted to house dozens of terrorism suspects now held at Guantanamo Bay, the administration announced. But Obama immediately drew criticism that revealed just how controversial the issue remains.

Republicans in Illinois and in Washington called the president’s move risky and reminded the administration that a congressional vote is required before detainees not facing trial can be held indefinitely on U.S. soil. GOP members of the House will “seek every remedy at our disposal to stop this dangerous plan,” vowed Minority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio). A vote is weeks or months away, Democrats said.

Civil liberties groups, while embracing the goal of closing Guantanamo Bay, said the administration would be wrong to move prisoners to the heartland without charging them with a crime.

“If Thomson will be used to facilitate their lawful prosecution, then this is truly a positive step,” said Joanne Mariner, counterterrorism director at Human Rights Watch. If not, “President Obama will simply have moved Guantanamo to Illinois.”

White House officials did not say how many inmates are likely to be transferred to the Thomson Correctional Center. Some detainees will be held for trial by military commissions on the prison grounds, while others could be held without charges.

See also:
Presidential memorandum regarding Thomson Correctional Center in Illinois
Guantanamo Detainees Will Go to Illinois
U.S. will move its war court from Guantanamo to Illinois
US Buying Prison for Guantanamo Detainees
Obama Tells Prison to Take Detainees
Rural Illinois Prison to Get Some Gitmo Detainees
White House: Guantanamo Detainees Will Be Sent to Illinois Prison
Welcome to Anti-Guantanamo, Illinois; Obama to Move Terrorist Detainees into Heartland
Thomson Correctional Center in Illinois set to be new Gitmo, White House says
Obama’s Illinois prison plan faces a high wall: the GOP
Illinois Prison For Guantanamo Detainees Faces Tough Vote In Congress
Khadr may be headed to Illinois detention facility
Thomson Correctional Center
Thomson Correctional Center
The World’s Worst Al Qaeda Terrorists, Coming Soon To A U.S. City Near You

Mark my words, we’re going to regret this as a nation. Putting any security concerns aside, the biggest downside of moving Gitmo prisoners to Illinois is that the second the al Qaeda terrorists set foot on U.S. soil, the ACLU and sundry other civil liberties groups will start flooding Federal courts with lawyers, trying to pin full U.S. citizenship rights on the tail of each and every one of these detainee donkeys. The legal three ring circus will have officially arrived in town, with Obama and Holder driving the clown car.

/the Obama administration, the dumb ideas just keep on coming, if it’s a really bad policy, they’re all over it like butter on toast

In Your Face Janet, It’s A Terrorism Convention In Chicago!

Hey, Homeland Security, are you paying attention, anyone, Janet?

Islamic Supremacist Group Holds First U.S. Conference

A group committed to establishing an international Islamic empire and reportedly linked to Al Qaeda is stepping up its Western recruitment efforts by holding its first official conference in the U.S.

Hizb ut-Tahrir is a global Sunni network with reported ties to confessed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Al Qaeda in Iraq’s onetime leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. It has operated discreetly in the U.S. for decades.

Now, it is coming out of the shadows and openly hosting a July 19 conference entitled, “The Fall of Capitalism and the Rise of Islam,” at a posh Hilton hotel in a suburb of Chicago.

Hizb ut-Tahrir insists that it does not engage in terrorism, and it is not recognized by the State Department as a known terror group.

But some terrorism experts say it may be even more dangerous than many groups that are on the terror list.

“Hizb ut-Tahrir is one of the oldest, largest indoctrinating organizations for the ideology known as jihadism,” Walid Phares, director of the Future of Terrorism Project at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, told FOXNews.com.

Phares said that Hizb ut-Tahrir, rather than training members to carry out terrorist acts like Al Qaeda, focuses instead on indoctrinating youths between ages of 9 and 18 to absorb the ideology that calls for the formation of an empire — or “khilafah” — that will rule according to Islamic law and condones any means to achieve it, including militant jihad.

Hizb ut-Tahrir often says that its indoctrination “prepares the infantry” that groups like Al Qaeda take into battle, Phares said.

“It’s like a middle school that prepares them to be recruited by the high school, which is Al Qaeda,” he said. “One would compare them to Hitler youth. … It’s an extremely dangerous organization.”

Phares said Hizb ut-Tahrir has strongholds in Western countries, including Britain, France and Spain, and clearly is looking to strengthen its base in the U.S.

“The aim of this conference is to recruit within the Muslim community in America,” he said. “The Middle East governments go after them, but in the U.S. they are protected, so having a base here is going to help their cells around the world.”

Oh look, a terrorist press release! Hello, FBI?

The Khilafah Conference 2009-America

Hizb ut Tahrir America Announces Khilafah Conference in Chicago on July 19th, 2009 Fall of Capitalism and Rise of Islam

(PRWEB) July 18, 2009 — On the occasion of the destruction of the Islamic State, Hizb ut-Tahrir America is holding a public conference on July 19, 2009. Under the title of “Fall of Capitalism and Rise of Islam,” the conference will address the era of global change. It will present Islam as a platform for an ideological alternative to replace a failing system that has failed the whole of humanity. From the midst of Africa to the cities of America, people are suffering from the failing policies that have left hundreds of millions of people in hunger and poverty. The conference will emphasize the importance of the Caliphate State (Khilafah) that will introduce a new world order based on equality, justice and the well-being of humanity.

As a religion embraced by more than 1.5 billion people, Islam is experiencing an international revival. The conference will address some aspects of the global activism for the Islamic revival worldwide.

Hizb-ut-Tahrir is a political party whose ideology is Islam. It is working in the Muslim world so that the Muslim people adopt Islam as their cause in restoring the Islamic way of life through re-establishing the Khilafah (Caliphate) Hizb-ut-Tahrir’s purpose is to revive the Muslim world from its declining state, and to liberate it from man made systems and laws. It also works to remove the domination and influence of the Western states over Muslims. Hizb ut-Tahrir is a non-violent organization, and has no history of such incidents since its inception more that 55 years ago.

The conference is open to the public, Muslims and non-Muslims, and the attendance is free. There will also be a press conference immediately following the event.

The Conference is being held on Sunday, July 19, 2009 from 11:am to 5:00 pm, at the Hilton Oak Lawn, 9333 S. Cicero Avenue, Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453.

For more information, visit the conference website at: www.khilafahconference2009.com

See also:
Islamic ‘fringe’ group set to meet in Oak Lawn
Pro-terror group to hold conference in Chicago suburb
Pro-Terror Group To Meet In Chicago Suburb
Islamic Group Linked To Al-Qaeda To Hold Conference In Chicago
Hizb ut-Tahrir America Enters Public Stage
Hizb ut-Tahrir America Conference Update: HTA Books Grand Ballroom at Chicago Area Hilton
Hizb ut-Tahrir America Launches Web Site to Promote July Conference
Hizb-ut-Tahrir’s Activities in the United States
Hizb ut-Tahrir: An Emerging Threat to U.S. Interests in Central Asia
O Muslims! Eject the American political and military presence, and its intelligence agencies,
from the region, which are the real cause for the chaos and attacks

Hizb ut-Tahrir set for coup in Pakistan
Official Website of Hizb ut Tahrir
Hizb ut-Tahrir Media Office Official Website
Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami (Islamic Party of Liberation)
Hizb ut-Tahrir
Foundation for Defense of Democracies
Foundation for Defense of Democracies

This group is clearly tied to al Qaeda, terrorism, recruiting terrorists (middle/high school age), and radical Islamic supremacism. It’s banned in many countries worldwide. How is it even possible such a conference is being held openly in the United States?

/why do I get the feeling this wouldn’t be happening if Bush was still President?