“The end of the Beginning?”

I pray this is the spark to bring some sort of peace, and the freeing of Palestinian hearts and minds…

As Churchill said after the British defeated the German ‘Afrika Korps’ in Egypt: Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”

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Al-Qaeda and MS-13 gang collaboration

A Washington Times article today revealed that Al-Qaeda is seeking ties with MS-13 (Mara Salvatrucha), a violent Salvadoran gang:

A top al Qaeda lieutenant has met with leaders of a violent Salvadoran criminal gang with roots in Mexico and the United States — including a stronghold in the Washington area — in an effort by the terrorist network to seek help infiltrating the U.S.-Mexico border, law enforcement authorities said.

U.S. President George Bush contends in a NewsMax article “that illegal immigration was driven primarily by the economic realities of the region. ”

What concerns me is not the guy looking for a job, but the guy looking to blow up something in the United States. The United States simply has to do a better job protecting its borders. Picking up some illegals here or there probably will not catch the Al-Qaeda operatives that are paying big money to be smuggled in.

Protecting Arafat

WorldNetDaily is reporting that the FBI is refusing to return files to former NSA analyst James J. Welsh. Welsh has said he intercepted a transmission from Arafat ordering the execution of two US diplomats and one Belgian in Sudan during 1973.

It is beyond understanding why the United States continues to protect “select” individuals engaged in terrorism and even less understandable is why the United States continues to give political asylum to Chechen terrorists.

Healthy Eggs

Dr. Mercola today discussed some of the findings of an American Journal of Clinical Nutrition study, to be released in October, that should allay the public’s fear of egg consumption increasing their risk of heart disease.

There continues to be a major fear from most of the population that eating eggs will increase their cholesterol levels and their risk of dying from a heart attack. Next month’s American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has a study that helps to put this myth to rest…

It seems to me that foods causing disease increasingly points back to man-made foods, not the foods that nature provides. Go ahead, enjoy an egg…

Greek plane diverted to London

MSNBC is reporting that a New York bound Olympic Airlines jet was diverted to an airport outside London after a “security alert.” Incident is over.

DEBKA is reporting that the pilot of flight 411 suspected an onboard bomb.

I’ll post more details as they come available.

Update:

DEBKA is now reporting that an alert was called in to the Athens daily Ethnos:

Anonymous alert of “bomb for Iraq” phoned into Athens daily Ethnos was relayed to pilot of Athens-New York Olympic Airlines flight 41 who diverted to Britain. RAF Tornado jets scrambled to escort plane to Stansted airport under emergency conditions.

ABC news has some terrific follow up on this story.