Thursday, January 29, 2015

let's get it started in here...


Newsweek | Dozens of Islamic State (ISIS) fighters have infiltrated a Saudi Arabian border town via Iraq before melting away into the general population, according to claims by the terror group’s supporters on social media.
A famous anti-government Saudi tweeter known as ‘mujtahidd’, not known for ISIS sympathies, posted to his 1.2m followers that an attack was carried out on border guards with the help of a cell inside the Kingdom before they reached the town of Rafha, sparking a search by Saudi intelligence services.
ISIS-affiliated social media accounts started circulating a photo of a border checkpoint they claimed had been captured by the terror group’s militants.
“They claim that they control [the border gate],” says Kovan Direj, a Syrian-Kurdish journalist monitoring the Twitter war. “They [claim they] went to the border gate and after that group melted into the city and now the secret service of the Saudi Arabians are looking for them.”
While analysts have cautioned that no official confirmation of the border infiltration has been released by Saudi Arabia or ISIS, there has been a large-scale propaganda war between ISIS supporters and Saudi citizens using the hashtag #Rafha to claim that the raid either did or did not happen.

14 comments:

BigDonOne said...

"physical and behavioral adaptations that help them perform their subordinate roles...There are a few cases of genetically determined castes..."

Of course, none of this could *EVER* possibly apply حاصل الذكاء خمسة وسبعين in the human realm...Right?

Dale Asberry said...

did you miss this gem, Dawnie?

"differences in the behavior and morphology of insect castes are usually generated through differences in the expression of identical sets of genes"

Dale Asberry said...

BTW, you do know how such gene expressions are switched, right?

BigDonOne said...

English Lesson -- "usually" means "NOT ALWAYS"

Dale Asberry said...

Lol, I LOVE your mental gymnastics! Or would it be more appropriate to describe it as you being a toddler and being absolutely convinced that you should hammer that square through the circle...

BigDonOne said...

Thousand years selective breeding of dogs proves that offspring tend to *look* and *behave* like the parents. That trumps a zillion years of entomology. Dogs are physiologically quite similar to humans, rather than insects. Ivy League graduates tend to breed more Ivy League graduates AND Baltimore gangbangers breed more Baltimore gangbangers. QED.....


A mutation to produce a new "caste" only has to happen once (not every subsequent time)....

Dale Asberry said...

9.5!

Naive Tom said...

I just switched Don off completely after he explained the academic test scores of ethnic Nigerians in the UK (scores that were better than those of any other group studied -- English, Asians, anybody)... BD explained the scores as being due to some fraction of white ancestry.


Sure. Makes sense. BD loves dog breed analogies, so I guess he'll accept that Great Danes are bigger than Yorkshire Terriers because Great Danes have some Yorkie ancestry.

Dale Asberry said...

The important lesson here isn't about facts and logic, it's about how he goes to such extreme mental gymnastics to make facts and logic fit his model of reality.

Naive Tom said...

Yeah he's just like the libertarians and the commies that way. My picture is right, and reality is wrong.

Naive Tom said...

Meh, or the liberals and conservatives for that matter.

CNu said...

lol, good one حاصل الذكاء خمسة وسبعين

Constructive_Feedback said...

Native Tom:


You should have asked Don if it is possible "White People" (The European) emigrated from the West African land mass that we now call 'Nigeria' as the source of their IQ.

Constructive_Feedback said...

The "human animal" has a highly engineered set of mental and personality traits that make him a non-eusocial being.


Every time "eusocial" outcomes have been forced upon the "human animal" - AN OPPRESSIVE OVERLAY GOVERNMENT is present to repress this natural human tendency toward "self-interest" out of them.