“Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.” - George W. Bush

All The Best


I want to thank everyone who participated in the Elephant Bar over the past twelve years. We had millions of visitors from all around the World and you were part of it. Over the past dozen years, two or three times a night, I would open my laptop and some of you were always there. I will miss that.

My plans are to continue my work with technology and architecture. You know my interests and thoughts.

At times, things would get a little rough in the EB. To those of you that I may have offended over the years, I apologize. From all of you, I learned and grew.

An elephant never forgets.
Be well.

Deuce, 21 June 2018

Thursday, July 28, 2016

French police tipped off about planned attack days before priest killing – investigation sources


Police and rescue workers stand at the scene after two assailants had taken five people hostage in the church at Saint-Etienne-du -Rouvray near Rouen in Normandy, France, July 26, 2016. © Steve Bonet

French police received a tip-off about a planned attack in the days before the killing of a priest in Normandy, sources close to the investigation have said. The warning was about the second attacker in the murder, who has just been identified. 

“Following DNA tests, it emerged that the terrorist has been identified as Abdel Malik Nabil Petitjean," a source in the Paris prosecutor's office said, as quoted by AFP.

Petitjean – who was shot dead by police outside the church following the attack – was 19 years old and was from eastern France.

He had been on the security forces’ watch list – the co-called ‘Fiche S’, indicating he could present a risk – since June.

Before the attack, police had been searching for Petitjean for several days, and allegedly had information that he was preparing an attack, French media reported, citing sources close to the investigation.

Petitjean’s photo was distributed to the police four days prior to Tuesday’s hostage-taking and killing, and the caption to the picture read that he “could be ready to participate in an attack on national territory."

The other attacker was earlier named as 19-year-old Adel Kermiche, also a French citizen, from Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray.

Kermiche attempted to go to Syria back in 2015, but was deported from Turkey to France and put in prison, where he spent about a year. The authorities then released him on bail, although he was required to wear an electronic bracelet while awaiting trial for alleged membership of a terrorist organization.
The two attackers were shot dead by police at the scene following the attack on Tuesday.

Terrorist organization Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) claimed responsibility for the killing, releasing a video on Wednesday in which the two young men are seen clasping hands and pledging allegiance to the group.
In the footage, Kermiche identifies himself by the nom de guerre Abu Jaleel al-Hanafi, and says Petitjean is called Ibn Omar.
Currently, there are about 10,500 people on the ‘Fiche S’ suspected of links with potential jihadist activity in France, according to data provided by Reuters.


  1. Real Inspector Clouseau stuff.

    Clouseau in pics -


    Quirk was once hired to Paris to straighten up the French Sûreté, but gave up in despair, saying it was impossible, and headed out to Nice, with Maria, instead.

    This was a couple decades ago when Nice was safer than it is these days.

    Cheers !

  2. Apparently the German Police didn't get Ash or Quirk's message of "no islamic linkage"

    Armed police officers have launched a raid on a mosque and several homes belonging to a group believed to be radicalising Muslims in Germany.
    Apartments belonging to eight board members of the radical German-speaking Islamic group DIK were searched by officers in Hildesheim, Lower Saxony.
    It comes as part of a crackdown on the group, which is thought to have been encouraging people to travel to Syria and Iraq to join ISIS.
    The group ran sermons, seminars and lectures entitled 'the hatred of infidels', according to German media.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3711543/German-armed-police-smash-way-mosque-raid-homes-group-accused-radicalising-Muslims-grooming-jihad.html#ixzz4FicsI0Zj

    More chilling evidence has emerged of the vicious Islamist incitement campaign driving the current campaign of terrorist violence against Israelis.

    While the Palestinian Authority has played a prominent roll in inciting the violence - which has most commonly involved stabbing Israeli Jewish civilians - a significant proportion of materials urging Muslims to murder Jews is also emanating from Hamas-controlled Gaza, where Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh recently called on Arabs to join the "intifada" taking place throughout Israel

    In a video translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), the imam of the Al Abrar Mosque in Rafah, Gaza, can be seen brandishing a dagger while urging Palestinians to murder Jews, in a fiercely anti-Semitic rant.

    Sheikh Muhammad Sallah "Abu Rajab" gave the incendiary sermon just this past Friday. In it, he both praised previous stabbers while offering advice for subsequent terrorists, and boasting that the attacks had resulted in a de-facto "curfew" for Israelis too afraid to leave their homes.

    1. "The world must hear, via these cameras and via the Internet: This is Gaza! This is the place of trenches and guns! This is the West Bank! This is the place of bombs and daggers! This is Jerusalem… Jerusalem is the code word… The soldiers of the Prophet Muhammad are here. Brothers, this is why we recall today what Allah did to the Jews. We recall what He did to them in Khaybar," he said, invoking the slaughter of the Jewish residents of Khaybar by the marauding armies of the founder of Islam, Mohammed.

      "Today, we realize why the [Jews] build walls. They do not do this to stop missiles, but to prevent the slitting of their throats," Abu Rajab declared, before pulling out a large hunting knife and brandishing it before his audience, urging them to murder Jews.

      "My brother in the West Bank: Stab! My brother in the West Bank: Stab the myths of the Talmud in their minds! My brother in the West Bank: Stab the myths about the temple in their hearts!" he continued, referring to the Jewish temples which once stood on the Temple Mount, but which Hamas and other Islamist groups insist never existed.

      "Today, we have declared a curfew [in Israel]," he gloated. "Listen to what the Jews are saying to one another: Stay at home, or go outside to your death. They have no alternative. Oh men of the West Bank, the first phase of the operation requires stabbing in order to bring about a curfew."

      This, however, should only be the "first stage" to the ultimate annihilation of the Jewish people, he admonished.

      "Now, we are imposing a curfew with daggers, and in the next phase, which is Allah willing, about to be realized… The Islamic military court has made the divined ruling: You will get nothing in our land except for slaughtering or stabbing!"

      "Why? The world will say that we are terrorists, that we incite," he asked rhetorically. "Yes! 'Oh Prophet, sufficient for you and for whoever follows you of the believers is Allah. Oh Prophet of Allah, incite the believers to fight.' ...Oh America, oh Crusader aggressors, oh Arab Zionists, oh Zionists from among the criminal Jews: Are we aggressors? You have come of your own volition to be slaughtered on our land."

      The cleric ended by offering some tactical advice to his fellow Muslims, calling on them to work in groups instead of acting alone.

      "Form stabbing quads," he urged. "We don't want just a single stabber. Oh young men of the West Bank: Attack in threes and fours. Some should restrain the victim, while others attack him with axes and butcher knives.

      "Do not fear what will be said about you. Oh men of the West Bank, next time, attack in a group of three, four, or five. Attack them in groups. Cut them into body parts.


      Same enemy, different ball cap....

    2. Doesn't sound to me like they are laying the foundations of a multi-cultural society there in the West Bank.

      In fact, it sounds like an incitement to genocide, to me.

      Got to run....

      Cheers !

  3. Merkel admits EU is being RAVAGED BY TERROR but says Germany should welcome MORE refugees

    CHANCELLOR Angela Merkel has said Germany is facing a “major” threat from terrorism but that this should not stop refugees being welcomed to Europe.


    Angry mourners confront Muslims who chant 'Allahu Akbar' at Munich shooting memorial

    MOURNERS trying to pay peaceful respects at the Munich shooting memorial were disrupted by a group of men who began shouting 'Allahu Akbar' at the site


    83 per cent of Germans see immigration as their nation's biggest challenge


  4. Strikes in Syria

    Attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 14 strikes in Syria:

    -- Near Abu Kamal, a strike destroyed an ISIL vehicle.

    -- Near Manbij, nine strikes struck seven separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed nine ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL tactical vehicle.

    -- Near Mar’a, four strikes struck four separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed eight ISIL fighting positions.

    Strikes in Iraq

    Bomber, attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 11 strikes in Iraq, coordinated with and in support of Iraq’s government:

    -- Near Baghdadi, a strike destroyed two ISIL mortar systems.

    -- Near Huwayjah, a strike destroyed an ISIL safe house.

    -- Near Fallujah, a strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.

    -- Near Hit, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL antenna, an ISIL unmanned aerial vehicle, 25 ISIL rocket rails, two ISIL mortar systems, an ISIL rocket, two ISIL rocket systems and an ISIL fighting position.

    -- Near Kisik, a strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL assembly area and three ISIL vehicles.

    -- Near Mosul, a strike destroyed an ISIL excavator.

    -- Near Qayyarah, a strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.

    -- Near Ramadi, a strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.

    -- Near Rawah, a strike struck an ISIL bomb-making factory.

    -- Near Sultan Abdallah, a strike destroyed an ISIL tactical vehicle and an ISIL assembly area.

  5. This is the hardest head bounce on concrete I've seen yet:


  6. As we roll into the New Year, we are witnessing the prelude to the culmination of a titanic struggle between three great actors. Three great social forces are now set in motion for a 2016 showdown and collision that will, in historical terms, be on par with the First and Second World Wars.

    Two of these great social forces are currently allied in a de facto coalition against the third. They have forged an unwritten agreement to jointly murder the weakest of the three forces while it is in their combined power to do so. One of these two social forces would be content to share totalitarian control over large swaths of the globe with the other remaining social force. One of these social forces will never be satisfied until it achieves complete domination of the entire planet. So what are these three great social forces? They are Islam, international socialism, and nationalism.


  7. Gee, I wonder why it's all about Hillary's mother?

    Hugh E. Rodham was quite a guy.


    1. ...Another case of someone getting their mind fucked at college.

      I wonder what happened to Rufus?

    2. IN 1979, in a short book called “The Future of Intellectuals and the Rise of the New Class,” the sociologist Alvin Gouldner took up a question then being vigorously debated by social analysts: Did the student movements of the 1960s signal that the highly educated were on their way to becoming a major political force in American society?

      Dr. Gouldner’s answer was yes. As a man of the left, he had mixed feelings about this development, since he thought the intelligentsia might be tempted to put its own interests ahead of the marginalized groups for whom it often claimed to speak.