Seattle Area Jihadi Gets Plea Bargain in Attacks on Military Recruiters?

Michael Dale McCright who goes by the name Makhail Jihad is an ex-con career criminal who tried to run military recruiters off the road on the in a clear act of Islamic terrorism. At the time of his arrest he was found to have been in contact with another Muslim terrorist named Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif (Anthony Davis) who along with Walli Mujahidh (Frederick Domingue Jr) was plotting to attack recruiting centers with assault rifles and grenades.

From a 2011 article in The Seattle Times:

An ex-con with possible ties to the alleged ringleader of a plot to attack Seattle’s Military Entrance Processing Station with assault rifles and hand grenades has been charged with assault for allegedly trying to run two Marine recruiters off Interstate 5 near Northgate.

Michael Dale McCright, who prosecutors say uses the nickname “Mikhail Jihad” on the Internet, is facing his “third strike” and a possible life sentence if convicted of the attack.

He has an extensive criminal history, including convictions for first-degree robbery in 2006, assault in 2005 and other felony crimes.


According to charging documents, at the time of his arrest on July 12, McCright had a telephone that had been used to call Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif. Abdul-Latif and another man were swept up in an FBI-Seattle police sting in June after allegedly plotting to kill federal employees and military recruits at the Military Entrance Processing Station on East Marginal Way over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

The charging documents say that McCright remains under investigation by the FBI for “possible ties to domestic terrorism.”


Marine Staff Sgt. Ryan Picklesimer described the driver as a “bearded white male wearing a tightfitting, white knit hat.” The driver slowed, apparently to look at the government plate on Picklesimer’s car, then came alongside and saw the sergeant in his uniform.

“Picklesimer reported, ‘His eyes widened and he appeared to become angry,’ ” and then swerved at the sergeant’s car, forcing Picklesimer to take evasive action to avoid being hit, the charges allege. The sergeant was able to get the car’s license number, and he gave it to police.

McCright was arrested on Sept. 8 after repeatedly refusing to meet with detectives, according to the charges.

Though this was a third strike for the uncooperative Mikhail Jihad, he’s being allowed to cop a plea:

A man with an extensive criminal history and possible terrorist ties has admitted he tried to run two military recruiters off the road on I-5 near Northgate.

In a plea agreement, Michael McCright, also known as Mikhail Jihad, pleaded guilty to charges that will not count under the state’s three-strikes law. The Seattle Times reports McCright could have faced a life sentence if convicted under the three strikes rule.

Prosecutors will ask that a judge sentence McCright to four and a half years in prison for convictions on felony harassment and attempted malicious mischief.

The 28-year-old Jihad will be out when he’s in his early 30s – anyone think he won’t try something again? This man was involved with people plotting terror attacks on America, is a violent career criminal and this was his third strike yet he’s able to plead out and get less than five years. Talk about Hug-a-Thug justice. His next victims should sue the people who handled this case.

Robert Spencer on His New Book Did Muhammad Exist?

I have to admit that even with a degree in Comparative Religion and a Masters from a prestigious university I have always taken for granted the existence of a guy named Mohammad who started a death cult called Islam. Robert Spencer has taken the research of various scholars to show that there is no evidence there was a Mohammad. In this video interview with Micheal Coren my mind was actually blown by some of the research he mentions:

I’ve already ordered a copy of Did Mohammad Exist? from Amazon (for my Kindle) and I urge everyone to do the same. The Blaze has more.

KGS Nightwatch: Obama, UN and Media Shilling for Syrian “Resistance”

But the fact is the Syrian regime is not engaged in a civil war in Homs. From KGS’ Nightwatch:

Over the weekend, news video footage from Homs, the so-called center of the opposition uprising, raised questions about the actual effectiveness of the opposition. The videos showed Syrian police, firefighters and militia using fire hoses to disperse a major opposition rally in Homs. So who controls Homs? Apparently the government does, with the exception of a few photogenic neighborhoods.   A European news outlet published a city map that shows the neighborhoods of Homs based on sectarian residence patterns. The map shows that most of the videos of violent confrontations have been taken in two or three mostly Sunni neighborhoods in the south of the city.   Homs is a large city and most of it appears to experience little to no violence, based on the video footage and the map of neighborhoods. The vast majority of Sunni neighborhoods and the Christian and Alawite neighborhoods report no violence. Life goes on in most of Homs.   If the Homs firefighters and police retain the capability to use fire hoses against demonstrators, then the government remains in control in that city. That is a basic precept of internal instability analysis. Homs still has a functioning government that responds to orders from Damascus.   The point of this comment is that most US news reporting on the struggle in Syria appears aimed at grabbing headlines rather than at providing a balanced view of both sides of the struggle.  Non-US news sources present a different view of the unrest. For example, it is difficult to maintain that the opposition dominates Homs, when the fire brigade is secure enough to turn hoses on an opposition rally there.  US news analysts completely missed the significance of the fire brigade operations shown in their own videos..   The bottom line is that the opposition holds no ground that it does not physically occupy and then only when government forces are not present or chasing it. Homs does not appear to be under siege or under opposition control, based on German news reporting.  Some neighborhoods are and that is worth further research. It also helps explain why the al Asad government exhibits no signs of panic or severe stress commensurate with the urgent statements by the UN, Arab League and US officials.

In other words the American Left, in concert with Jihadists in the UN and Arab league, is attempting to find military support for another Muslim Brotherhood/Al-Qaeda led take over of a country that already threatens Israel. The Baathists at least didn’t want a full scale war with Israel – the Brotherhood demands it.

World War III Watch: Russia and US on Collision Course Over Syria

The U.S has announced plans for a Kosovo style intervention in Syria and like the Kosovo mission the U.S. will be siding with radical Islamists who are intent on genocide. Though Syria is a Baathist (National Socialist) run dictatorship it is also a haven for Alawite Muslims who are widely regarded as heretics by most other Muslims. Alawites maintain decent if not cordial relations with Christians, Zoroastrians, Druze and Ismailis. They are however allied with “twelver” Shia Muslims which explains in religious terms their good relationship with the Iranian Theocracy.

Wahhabists in particular are known to consider Alawites worse than Jews and Christians. It should be noted our operations will be in conjunction with the now Wahhabi influenced Turkey:

The Pentagon is readying for the possibility of intervention in Syria, aiming to halt Syrian President Bashsar Assad’s violent crackdown on protesters, the newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat reported Saturday, citing a US military offical.

According to the official, the intervention scenario calls for the establishment of a buffer zone on the Turkish border, in order to receive Syrian refugees. The Red Cross would then provide the civilians humanitarian aid, before NATO crews would arrive from Turkey and join the efforts.

The measure would pave the way for the US to declare an aerial blockade on Syria.

The intercession is to be modeled after NATO’s efforts in Kosovo, which brought an end to the Serbian control of the region. NATO’s plan of action included prolonged aerial shelling.

The US’ diplomatic efforts have yet to yield an effective international resolution that would stop the bloodshed. More than 100 protesters have died over the weekend alone, human rights activists said.

According to Asharq Al-Awsat, the Pentagon does not anticipate a change of heart on the part of China or Russia, who have opposed foreign intervention or sanctions against Syria. But the US expects the two nations to join the humanitarian aid efforts, support a ceasefire between the Syrian regime and rebels and send special UN envoys to investigate the developments in the country.

The next step in the reported US Department of Defense plan would be to appoint a team of UN observers to monitor the humanitarian aid, and enter Syria. They would need aerial protection, which would eventually lead to an aerial blockade.

Which is of course pure madness. China and Russia along with Iran and reportedly some Latin American communist states are already in Syria helping the regime. Russia has military advisers on the ground according to

18:48 08/02/2012 MOSCOW, February 8 (RIA Novosti, Alexey Eremenko) – Russia used its satellites to help the Syrian government fight growing insurgency in the country, pan-Arab daily Asharq Al-Awsat reported.

Russian officials provided the regime of President Bashar al-Assad with satellite photos showing the location of the bases and main forces of the Free Syrian Army, the most prominent militant rebel group, the London-based newspaper said on Wednesday.

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov traveled to Damascus for talks with al-Assad on Tuesday. He was accompanied by Mikhail Fradkov, head of Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service, who allegedly handed over the maps to Syrian government, the report said.

Asharq Al-Awsat cited unidentified sources in al-Assad’s government, but also said the information “was not fully confirmed.” Neither Foreign Ministry in Moscow nor Fradkov’s agency commented on the story as of Wednesday afternoon.

Free Syrian Army emerged as the main organized force combating al-Assad’s government in the bloody uprising in Syria that claimed at least 5,000 lives since March 2011. The group is allegedly comprised primarily of army defectors and reported its ranks to be 20,000.

Russia is the main international backer of al-Assad’s regime, having blocked two resolutions targeting it in the UN Security Council and supplied it with arms. Russian warships also called at the Syrian port of Tartus in January.

Al-Assad’s forces have stepped up their assault on insurgents in recent weeks, using artillery to bombard the city of Homs, a hotbed of protests, media reported, citing Syrian opposition activists who said several hundreds were killed in the attack. The pro-government Syrian news agency SANA blamed the clashes on attacks by unspecified terrorist groups.

Al-Assad is following a classic anti-insurgency tactic, trying to rout rebels from cities into the countryside, where a full-scale assault can be launched using heavy weaponry, said Yevgeny Satanovsky, head of the Middle East Institute think-tank.

This tactic already worked for the Algerian government, which defeated its own insurgency during the civil war in 1991-2002, Satanovsky said by telephone.

I doubt Russian ministers showed up without “bodyguards” and other “personnel” to help Assad put down this insurrection. China is known to be supportive of Assad but so far have not stepped in to support the regime but they don’t need to. Russia is doing fine directing traffic, suing their propaganda arm Russia Today to overestimate the number of Iranian special forces active in Syria in a obvious attempt to dissuade U.S. action and filing a report that claims the U.K. is working on the ground with Islamist run Qatar to arm and assist rebel forces. This second story is designed to show NATO is a running destabilizing and illegal operations on a country so has no legitimacy  a peacekeeping force.

All this is happening as Russia announced acts of aggression by NATO that threatens the Russian Federation will be met with a nuclear response. With high level Russian diplomats in Syria it’s easy t see how our intervention in Syria could spiral quickly out of control.

Get ready for things to explode.

Losing Our Community

This video is a couple of years old but needs to be widely circulated. It is produced by Americans for Peace and Prosperity and the Tennessee Freedom Coalition and deals with the radicalization of the Muslim community in Nashville, Tennessee. It’s a scary video that includes an interview with the father of Carloes Bledsoe – a promising young man who converted to Islam and went on to murder a soldier in a terror attack on a Little Rock, Arkansas military recruitment center. The father believes the local Muslim organizations brainwashed him, sent him to Yemen and had him set up: