Expose deceptions by governments and media. News You won't find on Zionist control BBC/CNN even on lappi dogs media in Albania
Dead because of a lie. Dead because selfish people in government wanted a war and lied to get one, aided by selfish people in the media WHO TOOK MONEY FROM GEORGE BUSH TO LIE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. The government and the media traded the blood of these young Americans for their personal gain. Look at their faces. How can you not be angry?
What is a guard
at Abu Ghraib doing with a tattoo like this?
"There are no Hezbollah activists in the village of Qana, Israel is bombarding civilian buildings and vehicles", Spanish journalist Monica Leiva, who is in the southern Lebanese village at the moment, told FOCUS News Agency. Posted Jul 31, 2006 02:26 PM PST
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What is interesting is how the Israeli spokesdrone was totally unprepared for an adversarial interview. The CNN reporter nailed the Israeli spokesdrone that there is no proof that Hezbollah was firing rockets from anywhere near the bombed building. And note how the Israeli spokesdrone totally evaded the question of why Israel isn't shooting down the supposed Hexbollah rockets. SPIEGEL Interview with Syrian Foreign Minister: US Position on Cease-Fire "Totally Unacceptable"
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem, 65, says America's rejection of an immediate cease-fire in Lebanon is "totally unacceptable." He denies that Syria has been supplying arms to Hezbollah and says an international force in Lebanon will only work if it isn't perceived as merely protecting Israel. Posted Jul 31, 2006 12:08 PM PST
Category: MIDDLE EAST
âThis may be the worst security flaw we have seen in touch screen voting machines,â says Open Voting Foundation president, Alan Dechert. Upon examining the inner workings of one of the most popular paperless touch screen voting machines used in public elections in the United States, it has been determined that with the flip of a single switch inside, the machine can behave in a completely different manner compared to the tested and certified version. Posted Jul 31, 2006 12:06 PM PST
Category: VOTE FRAU
People who care about the future
of this country need to demand a paper trail for the upcoming election, and every subsequent election.
Posted Jul 31, 2006 11:54
The Yesha Rabbinical Council announced in response to an IDF attack in Kfar Qanna that "according to Jewish law, during a time of battle and war, there is no such term as 'innocents' of the enemy."
All of the discussions on Christian morality are weakening the spirit of the army and the nation and are costing us in the blood of our soldiers and civilians," the statement said. (Efrat Weiss)
Translation: kill them all, God will find his own. (attributed to the Papal legate at the seige of Montsegur against the Cathars)
To the Lebanese, and most in the Arab world, the United Nations now symbolises everything that is corrupt about the international community and its "conscience". The world body, it has become clearer by the day, is a mere plaything of the United States and, by default, of Israel too. It is nothing more than a talking shop, one so enfeebled that it lacks the moral b
ackbone even to denouce unequivocally the murder of four of its unarmed observers by the
Israeli army last week. How can Lebanon expect protection for its civilians from an international body as emasculated as this? Posted Jul 31, 2006 11:42 AM PST
Category: MIDDLE EAST
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At the moment the effect can only be produced in a lab under specific conditions but future applications could include seeing through rubble at earthquake sites, or looking at parts of the body obscured by bone. Posted Jul 31, 2006 10:50 AM PST
... or Homeland Security peeking into your daughter's bedroom late at night. Posted Jul 31, 2006 10:45 AM PST
In German. Posted Jul 31, 2006 10:34 AM PST
Readers were reporting that this link was being blocked,
but it appears to be working again. Posted Jul 31, 2006 10:32 AM PST
Category: ISRAELI SPYING
I doubt if the one surviving girl of the family on the beach in Gaza killed last
month when an Israeli warship fired on civilians cared about whether her family were killed with a gun or a precision rocket. Posted Jul 31, 2006 10:25 AM PST
An Israeli air raid on the Lebanese village of Qana which killed at least 54 civilians was the result of indiscriminate Israeli bombing which amounts to a war crime, Human Rights Watch said. Posted Jul 31, 2006 10:22 AM PST
The Mediterranean is threatened by its worst ever environmental disaster after Israel's bombing of a power plant in Lebanon sent thousands of tons of fuel gushing into the sea, the environment minister charged on Saturday. Posted Jul 31, 2006 10:05 AM PST Category: ISRAEL
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You must have a heart of stone not to feel the outrage that those of us watching this experienced yesterday. This slaughter was an obscenity, an atrocity - yes, if the Israeli air force truly bombs with the "pinpoint accuracy'' it claims, this was also a war crime. Israel claimed that missiles had been fired by Hizbollah gunmen from the south Lebanese town of Qana - as if that justified this massacre. Israel's Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, talked about "Muslim terror" threatening "western civilisation" - as if the Hizbollah had kill
ed all these poor people.
And there was no doubt of the missile which killed all
those children yesterday. It came from the United States, and upon a fragment of it was written: "For use on MK-84 Guided Bomb BSU-37-B". No doubt the manufacturers can call it "combat-proven" because it destroyed the entire three-storey house in which the Shalhoub and Hashim families lived. They had taken refuge in the basement from an enormous Israeli bombardment, and that is where most of them died.
Category: MIDDLE EAST
The conflict will stop when someone gets Israel to stop the bombing immediately, which is singularly unlikely to happen right now, courtesy of the US support fo
r this continued carnage.
The border was open on Sunday, but people arriving in Lebanon were forced to leave their cars, walk around the bomb crater and find new transportation on the Lebanese side of the border. Posted Jul 31, 2006 09:47 AM PST
So, on one hand, Israel insists that everyone must leave the war zone or they are a legitimate target, then on the other hand, Israel bombs all the roads and brid
ges out of the area.
Posted Jul 31, 2006 09:46 AM
"We are extremely disappointed, and indeed frustrated, that we have been unable to go ahead with this convoy. There are tens of thousands of people in the south who are in desperate need of assistance. Obviously this is a setback," Amer Daoudi, WFP emergency coordinator for Lebanon, said in a statement.
"The decision was in accordance with established security procedures in Lebanon, under which WFP requires concurrence from all parties involved in the conflict for humanitarian aid convoy movements. This is the first time that such concurrence has not been forthcoming," the statement said.
So much for Israel's insistance that humanitarian aid would be allowed to get into Southern Lebanon.
The Lobby was furious: what was holding up the "transformation" of the Middle East? How is it that the regimes of Bashar al-Assad and the Iranian mullahs were still standing? Posted Jul 31, 2006 09:38 AM PST
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A senior government source said Monday morning that despite a 48-hour halt in Israel Air Force activity in Lebanon, "there is no cease-fire."
Meanwhile, Defense Minister Amir Peretz told the Knesset on Monday that Israel must not agree to an immediate cease-fire, and that the military would expand and strengthen its attacks against Hezbollah.
Posted Jul 31, 2006 09:36 AM PST
Tranlation: all of Lebanon is about to
be turned into Cana, with the generous help of the US.
And please don't forget, folks: the depleted uranium bombs that we've shipped to Israel via the UK this last weekend were paid for by YOUR tax dollars.
... and th
e IDF soldiers let it happen.
Speaking on Hezbollah television, Nasrallah dismissed a new diplomatic effort by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, saying the United States wants the fighting to continue. Posted Jul 31, 2006 09:32 AM PST
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A teenage mother clutches her two-month-old baby to her chest. Both are dead and mutilated. Beneath them, in what has become their concrete and steel tomb, are dozens more; body after broken young body, tangled and as yet unreachable in the ruin of a single house.
This was Qana, where more than 60 civilians, mostly women and children, are thought to have been killed in an Israeli missile strike in the early hours.
Until and unless the world is ready to stop this carnage, the entire Middle East will resemble Cana. Posted Jul 31, 2006 09:29 AM PST
Along with MSG, Aspartame and synthetic bovine growth hormones are behind America's obesity problem.
Posted Jul 31, 2006 09:23 AM PST
ssional reaction to Hezbollah's attack on Israel and Israel's retaliatory bombing of
Lebanon provide the latest example of why AIPAC's lock on US foreign policy in the Middle East must be examined.
"The Bush Administration is bad enough in tolerating measures they would not accept anywhere else but Israel," says Henry Siegman, the former head of the American Jewish Congress and a Middle East expert at the Council on Foreign Relations. "But the Congress, if anything, is urging the Administration on and criticizing them even at their most accommodating. When it comes to the Israeli-Arab conflict, the terms of debate are so influenced by organized Jewish groups, like AIPAC, that to be critical of Israel is to deny oneself the ability to succeed in American politics."
This 'alliance' with Israeli interests may well lead this country right into World War III.
The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has announced its strong support for Ambassador John Bolton to continue his tenure as US Ambassador to the United Nations and strongly urged US Senators to confirm him in his post at the world body. Posted Jul 31, 2006 09:21 AM PST
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Well, that SETTLES it, then!
So does the entire Congress.
"That's okay; you didn;t really need those tourism and export dollars." -- Official White Horse Souse
While it has become normal to read scathing -- occasionally valid -- critiques of the hateful and chauvinistic discourse "inherent" in Islamic and even Christian brands of fundamentalism, Jewish fundamentalism, which is among the key factors informing current Israeli apartheid policies and laws, remains a taboo subject that is rarely discussed or debated in the West. Posted Jul 31, 2006 09:15 AM PST
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Israeli warplanes carried out airstrikes in southern Lebanon on Monday, hours after agreeing to temporarily halt raids while invest
igating a bombing that killed nearly 60 Lebanese civilians, mostly women and children
seeking shelter. Posted Jul 31, 2006 09:06 AM PST
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How is it that Israel can persist in massacring people while the world stands by? What justification does it give itself, and what gives the world pause? The answer is as obvious as it is absurd: the Holocaust. The Jewish state receives dispensation for the crimes committed against the Jewish people. It was nearly exterminated, and now it must protect itself.
ny massacres can Israel commit before this dispensation runs out? Kibya, 1953; Sabra and
Shatila, 1982; Jenin, 2002; Qana, 2006, and all the others in between. (Let us not forget that for Qana, this is the second time around. In 1996, Israel massacred 100 people there.)
Posted Jul 31, 2006 09:03 AM PST
Despite Israel's repeated insistence that it does not want an armed conflict with Syria, could the United States be encouraging the
Israelis to attack Syria, or to goad the Syrians into attacking Israel
According to Sunday's Jerusalem Post, IDF officials have been "receiving indications from the United States that the U.S. would be interested in seeing Israel attack Syria."
Unchecked, this war will have disasterous consequences for the region and the world.
Far more Americans use the Internet to get their news than a decade ago but the rate of online news audience growth is slowing, according to a study released on Sunday. Posted Jul 31, 2006 09:01 AM PST
Meaning we've got most of the audience now, which is why
newspapers and TV news departments are slashing budgets and letting staff go.
srael has repeatedly stated it does not plan to get Syria involved in the current conflict in Lebanon. IDF officials said Sunday that the strike was aimed at preventing arms from being smuggled into Lebanon and transferred to Hizbullah' hands. Posted Jul 31, 2006 09:00 AM PST
Can the the world count on these assurances any more than they could count on
that alleged '48 hour cease-fire'?
You must have a heart of stone not to feel the outrage that those of us watching this experienced yesterday. This slaughter was an obscenity, an atrocity Â yes, if the Israeli air force truly bombs with the " pinpoint accuracy'' it claims, this was also a war crime. Israel claimed that missiles had been fired by Hizbollah gunmen from the south Lebanese town of Qana Â as if that justified this massacre. Israel's Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, talked about "Muslim terror" threatening " western civilisation" Â as if the Hizbollah had killed all these poor people. Posted Jul 31, 2006 08:59 AM PST
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TONY Blair last night dismissed a growing Cabinet revolt over the Middle East crisis by boasting of his "complete inner confidence" in his own convictions.
He shrugged off criticism from senior colleagues, including Commons Leader Jack Straw, over his handling of the conflict.
Category: PHONY TONY BLAIR
So did Charles I. So did Mussolini. So did Ceacescu.
The U.S. federal government agency at the center of a political controversy over foreign management of U.S. ports is scrutinizing a deal by Israeli company Check Point Software Technologies to acquire Sourcefire. Posted Jul 31, 2006 08:47 AM PST
Category: ISRAELI SPYING
(I suspect CFIUS / U.S. Treasury got 'downwind' about the strange behavior of Zone Alarm after it was bought by Check Point)
The Israel Defense Forces indicated yesterday that it might not have been responsible for the deaths of at least 54 Lebanese, including 37 children , when a building bombed in an Israeli air strike in the village of Qana collapsed yesterday - but was unable to offer an alternative explanation. Po
sted Jul 31, 2006 08:42 AM PST
"Just because we bombed the building doesn't mean the collapse had anything to do with us! The two events are totally unrelated. And you're a filthy anti-Semite if you dare suggest otherwise, too!" Posted Jul 31, 2006
08:39 AM PST
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S eeking to justify its sweeping curtailment of Americans' Fourth Amendment protections, the Bush administration is blaming the spread of new technology.
In particular, cell phones and fiber-optic cables. CIA Director Michael Hayden told a Senate committee last week that the exploitation of such advanced technology by terrorists makes it necessary for the U.S. government to eavesdrop on Americans without getting court warrants.
That warning has a nicely calculated ominous tone, bu
t it's completely unpersuasive. It's like arguing for a rollback in Americans' First
Amendment rights because al-Qaida operatives have discovered satellite radio and high-definition television.
This isn't about making US citizens more safe: it's about the acceptance of being surveilled 24/7.
And the bad guys are always going to be able to hire the brains necessary to create a work-around.
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2006 08:37 AM PST
* The Border Patrol paid $20
million for camera systems that failed to work or were never installed.
* A $10-billion border security program meant to track visitors' U.S. entries and departures failed to monitor the departures and was vulnerable to unauthorized access.
* The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) spent more than $68,000 on 2,000 sets of dog booties for canine units. The booties couldnât be used and remain in storage.
* Customs and Border Protection ordered 37 $2,500 rain jackets for agents to wear while training at an agency firing range, which, it turned out, is closed when it rains.
* The Secret Service purchased 12 iPod Nanos and 42 iPod Shuffles for "training and data storage."
* FEMA can't account for 12 of 20 boats its employees purchased for $208,000 per vessel.
I want the NAMES of the people who got the money for these purchases. That was my money being spent, I have a right to know who got it.
Construction work has begun near Washington on a vast germ warfare laboratory intended to help protect the US against an attack with biological weapon, but critics say the laboratory's work will violate international law and its extreme secrecy will exac
erbate a biological arms race. Posted Jul 31, 2006 08:35 AM PST
Category: CURRENT EVENTS
The Pentagon is keeping a close eye on what troops are posting on the Web. Special attention is being paid to video that shows the aftermath of combat. Posted Jul 31, 2006 08:32 AM PST
Can't let the suckers, I mean, the taxpayers see what it is they paid for. They might demand a refund or something!
The Israeli air force carried out strikes Monday in southern Lebanon despite an agreement to halt raids for 48 hours after nearly 60 Lebanese civilians were killed in an Israeli bombing, the army said. Posted Jul 31, 2006 08:28 AM PST
So much for a 48 hour cease-fire.
Posted Jul 31, 2006 08:22 AM PST
Think of this as part two of Recherche du trillions perdu, my Online Journal article on Dov Zakheim, former Bush appointee as Pentagon Comptroller from May 4, 2001 to March 10, 2004. At that time he was unable to explain the disappearance of $1 trillion dollars. Actually, nearly three years earlier, Donald Rumsfeld announced on September 10, 2001 that an audit discovered $2.3 trillion was also missing from the Pentagon books. That
story, as I mentioned, was buried under 9-11âs rubble. The two sums disappeared on
Judicial Incâs bio of Dov (linked below) tells us Zakheim was/is a dual Israeli/American citizen and an ordained rabbi and had been tracking the halls of US government for 25 years, casting defense policy and influence on Presidents Reagan, Clinton, Bush Sr. and Bush Jr. ... Judicial Inc points out that most of Israelâs armaments were gotten thanks to him. Squads of US F-16 and F-15 were classified military surplus and sold to Israel at a fraction of their value.
Category: ISRAELI SPYING
Posted Jul 31, 2006 08:20 AM PST
All of us endure reduced lives so that the US Government may
build these expensive killing machines. Most Americans simply cannot fathom the sheer
scale of money that flows through military projects. And in order to build all these killing machines, we live in smaller houses, drive smaller cars on rougher roads, send our children to poorer schools, take shorter vacations, work longer hours, suffer blackouts, go bankrupt, and in some cases go without food.
Fifty cents of every tax dollar is spent on making things that kill people. That says a lot about our nation and its commitment to world peace.
Every year the US Congress, while accepting donations from known Israeli spies, sends 3-4 billion of your tax dollars to Israel, supposedly for peaceful use. Now we find out that while Comptroller of the Pentagon, Rabbi Zacheim not only "misplaced" $2.3 trillion (with a 't') of your tax dollars (that is almost $8000 for every single American of any age), but declared weapons systems YOU paid for to be "surplus" and sold
them to Israel for pennies on the dollar.
Such a deal! Not only do you pay
for these weapons, you do NOT get any defense value from them, and you do NOT even get any of the resale value on them! And next year, Congress will vote to spend MORE of your tax money to replace what Rabbi Zackeim sold off to Israel at a discount.
Posted Jul 31, 2006 08:18 AM PST
So here is the mother of all scandals.
For two years, the FBI has suspected AIPAC of spying for a foreign country, and for those two years (and for decades before) that group suspected of spying for Israel has been reshaping the US Congress for the benefit of a foreign government.
And THAT is the mother of all scandals.
Think about that as billions of your tax dollars flow to Israel while your roads and schools crumble and decay and services are cut.
Think about that as the coffins come home with your loved ones inside.
Think about that when you and a million of your fellow citizens march down the streets of America opposing wars built on lies and deceptions and wonder why the government just doesnât want to listen to you any more.
Category: ISRAELI SPYING
The congressional reaction to Hezbollah's attack on Israel and Israel's retaliatory bombing of Lebanon provide the latest example of why AIPAC's lock on US foreign policy in the Middle East must be examined. Posted Jul 31, 2006 08:17 AM PST
Category: ISRAELI SPYING
Israel rejected mounting international pressure on Monday to end its 20-day-old war against Hizbollah guerrillas and the United Nations indefinitely postponed a meeting on a new peacekeeping force for Lebanon. Posted Jul 31, 2006 08:16 AM PST
Waste of time, with Bolton blocking anything Israel does not want.
Posted Jul 31, 2006 08:10 AM PST
Iran is a significant, respected player in the Middle East which is playing a stabilizing role,
French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy said on Monday. Posted Jul 31, 2006 08:07 AM PST
One by one - or when they were small enough, two at a time - the bodies of the children were taken away on stretchers carried by stone-faced Red Cross rescuers who loaded them into an ambulance. When no more would fit, the ambulance would drive away. Posted Ju
l 31, 2006 08:06 AM PST
Accused of sexually abusing young boys, a Brookly
n rabbi lit for Israel 22 years ago. Now one alleged victim wants him brought back for
trial. Posted Jul 30, 2006 11:35 PM PST
Posted for those who think I only pick on the Catholics.
More than 2,500 people on Saturday attended a demonstration against the war in Lebanon, marching from Tel Aviv's Rabin Square to a rally at the Cinemateque plaza. Poste
d Jul 30, 2006 11:27 PM PST
Like I noted above, I think we all need to keep in mind that there hasnât been a war waged in the past 60 years that did not use lies and propaganda to seduce the public. Why would Israelâs latest invasion of Lebanon be any different? Posted Jul 30, 2006 11:26 PM PST
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Lebanon, which h
as never fought Israel and has 40 daily newspapers, 42 colleges and universities and
hundreds of different banks, is being destroyed by our planes and cannon and nobody is taking into account the amount of hatred we are sowing. Posted Jul 30, 2006 11:21 PM PST
On the contrary, Israel NEEDS hate top justify its policies. Without constant hate around itself, Israel's actions would be seen for what they are, the actions of a conquering imperial power. Israel goes out of its way to create hate as a useful tool of their foreign policy.
U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said he opposed calling for a truce, as requested by Annan in an impassioned plea to an emergency council meeting he called after the strike on Qana, the deadliest single attack of Israel's 19-day-old war against Hizbollah militants. Posted Jul 30, 2006 11:18 PM PST
"I want to tell you something very clear, don't worry about American pressure on Israel, we, the Jewish people control America, and the Americans know it." Ariel Sharon to Shimon Peres, October 3rd, 2001, as reported on Kol Yisrael radio.
As I entered the Church, I noticed an American Flag and an Israeli Flag on the stage. Had they sent the Palestinian Flag out to be cleaned? This was not a good sign. Posted Jul 30, 2006 11:11 PM PST
Only hours after I wrote this look what they did: Fifty innocent people were killed in a b
ombing raid in Qana in Lebanon... Posted Jul 30, 2006 11:10 PM PST
As we look abroad aghast at this monthâs accelerated hostilities and atrocities in the Middle East, the giddy cheering of the âChristian Zionistsâ in our midst is truly frightening. Posted Jul 30, 2006 11:07 PM PST
A Department of Defense directive released on April 18 of this year states that Donald Rumsfeld has the authority to call military retirees back on active duty. Posted Jul 30, 2006 11:01 PM PST
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Now, just for a moment, let us suppose that Mel had unleashed a tirade about blacks, or hispanics, or the Irish. Would anyone even be asking if his career in Hollywood was through? Yes, such comments would be tasteless and offensive, but would anyone insist Mel Gibson be blacklisted if he had gone off on a rant about Italians?
That this is even a question at all because his comments were about Jews may reveal far more about Hollywood than even Hollywood wanted to be known!
The supposed Muslim shooter was baptized a Christian and disavowed Islam a year ago.
Can you say "false flag"?
Man Arrested For Shooting Photo Of Police Activity Posted
30, 2006 10:47 PM PST
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Category: MIDDLE EAST
or the sake of the children'? Is that why we've been rapidly sending bombs to Tel Aviv
chock-full of depleted uranium? Is this what you want for these kids and their families, either instant execution or a living hell of cancer and birth defects?
Jul 30, 2006
04:58 PM PST
The spokesman, Adam Ereli, told reporters in Jerusalem that Israel would coordinate with the United Nations to provide a 24-hour period during which residents of southern Lebanon could leave area safely.
âIsrael has, of course, reserved the right to take action against targets preparing attacks against it,â he said.
Jul 30, 2006 01:28 PM PST
MESSAGE TO HEZBOLLAH: I strongly urge you to release the two captured Israeli soldiers. No, I am not suddenly siding with Israel here. But stop and think for a moment. Israel is using those two soldiers as an excuse to wage wars of conquest for Lebanon's water and to trick the US into waging war on Syria and Iran.
If you release those two captives, you will yank the legs out from under Israel's war agenda. Israel will have lost all excuses to carry out more attacks. Just imagine how angry that will make them!
Posted Jul 30, 2006 12:51 PM PST
Let's see, whole lotta civilians, UN observers,
old people, children; either Israel is committing war crimes or their military is
The State Department agency in charge of $1.4 billion in reconstruction money in Iraq used an accounting shell game to hide ballooning cost overruns on its projects there and knowingly withheld information on schedule delays from Congress, a federal audit released late Friday has found. Posted Jul 30, 2006 12:27 PM PST
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In other words, the US has lost this war. Posted Jul 30, 2006 12:25 PM PST
Hezbollah would never use civilians as human shields because they know Israel doesn't hesitate to kill civilians.
Posted Jul 30, 2006 11:43 AM PST
The Bush administration's decision to move thousands of U.S. soldiers into Baghdad to quell sectarian warfare before it ex
plodes into outright civil war underscores a problem that's hindered the U.S. effort to
rebuild Iraq from the beginning: There aren't enough troops to do the job.
Many U.S. officials in Baghdad and in Washington privately concede the point. They say they've been forced to shuffle U.S. units from one part of the country to another for at least two years because there haven't been enough soldiers and Marines to deal simultaneously with Sunni Muslim insurgents and Shiite militias; train Iraqi forces; and secure roads, power lines, border crossings and ammunition dumps.
Shinseki got laughed out of the room when he told Rumsfeld et all that 300,000 troops would be nee
ded in Iraq.
And if the Administration blesses more military misadventures in the
Middle East, where are the troops going to come from to fight them?
Ken Lay may have passed away and Jeff Skilling and other former executives face dozens of years behind bars, but Enronâs legacyâsingle-handedly pushing electric power deregulation at the federal and state levelsâunfortunately remains the law of the land. The radical restructuring that Enron achieved a decade ago overturned a century of orderly, accountable electricity planning that had made Americaâs power system the envy of the world. But our deregulated system is now a mockery, and consumers are left with higher prices and poorer reliability. Thatâs why
our electric gridâfrom the August 2003 blackout that cascaded across the Midwest and
Northeast, to recent power outages in New York and Californiaâis more susceptible to failures that trigger blackouts. Posted Jul 30, 2006 11:26 AM PST
Category: CURRENT EVENTS
Rice had hoped to leave the region after concrete progress on ending the fighting between Israel and the Hezbollah militia in southern Lebanon. But her work was hampered severely by Israel's missile strike early Sunday
that killed more than 50 people, including many children. Posted Jul 30, 2006 11:16 AM PST
And therein lies the motive! Israel refuses a cease fire until Lebanon makes concessions, then just when it seems Lebanon might make those concessions, Israel carries out an attack on civilians coupled with their usual intended-not-to-be-believed excuses to keep the anger high.
It is very difficult to see how Israel can actually avoid attacking Syria. They
and their US backers have set up Syria as the proverbial monster which they now have no option but to destroy. To a certain extent the same applies to Iran though, because Syria is closer, the logistics of Israel striking Syria are a lot less complex than trying to attack Iran, something the Israelis would prefer the US to do for them. Posted Jul 30, 2006 10:54 AM PST
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Written by a two-time Congressional Medal of Honor winner. His words, written just after WW1, are still valid today. Every young person approached by a recruiter should read this.
How can America claim to be a nation devoted to peace when 50 cents of every tax dollar is spent making things that kill people?
When a bloody ambush in a Lebanese village ripped apart a squad of Israeli troops last week, the full reality of the figh
ting reached homes in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem for the first time. But calls for a major
offensive have reawakened painful memories of old defeats, and old losses, across the troubled border. Posted Jul 30, 2006 10:23 AM PST
Made in the USA, imported by Israel. Posted Jul 30, 2006 10:22 AM PST
But remember, they only hate us because we are free! Posted Jul 30, 2006 10:21 AM PST
Which Bolton will hamstring.
Israel still insists the 1996 shelling was an accident and that its forces had a legitimate militant target - a Hezbollah military unit that had fired mortars and rockets from near the Qana base. Posted Jul 30, 2006 10:19 AM PST
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The MSM is still trying to claim that the current crisis is all because of two soldiers "kidnapped" by Hezbollah. No mention of the civilians Israel has kidnapped and holds prisoner without trial, that Hexbollah wanted to exchange for, and of course no mention that the two Israeli soldiers were captured at Aitaa al-Chaab, INSIDE Lebanon.
Tony Blair was facing a full-scale
cabinet rebellion last night over the Middle East crisis after his former Foreign Secretary warned that Israel's actions risked destabilising all of Lebanon. Posted Jul 30, 2006 09:57 AM PST
Category: PHONY TONY BLAIR
Retired general Altay Tokat told the Turkish news weekly Yeni Aktuel that he ordered the attacks near to the homes of two civil servants in what
he described as a move to intimidate them and make them understand the gravity of the
situation. Posted Jul 30, 2006 09:56 AM PST
'I remember exactly what he said: 'I'm tired of the killing, I'm tired of ordering people to kill. When I get back I want to get as far away from death as I can,'' his father said. 'I knew something had happened.' Posted Jul 30,
2006 09:54 AM PST
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Or was the drone a deliberate pro
vocation? Posted Jul 30, 2006 09:48 AM PST
So I ask all of the blind supporters of Israel this question: If Israeli news media clearly and openly take part in complete government censorship, how can you possibly trust them and how can
you logically dismiss news and information that contradicts their claims?
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Letters to the editors turn sour.
"I love the people of America. It's the government I hate. Tell the American people that we received their gift. The missile that they gave to Israel - we have received it, and this is the result," he says, motioning to the coffins. Posted Jul 30, 2006 09:43 AM PST
Times noted in its lead editorial of July 16, 2006 entitled âThe Real Agendaâ: âThis whole sorry story has been on vivid display since [Hamdan]. . . . For one brief, shining moment, it appeared that the administration realized it had met a [Constitutional] check that it could not simply ignore. . . . But by weekâs end it was clear that the presidentâs idea of cooperation was purely cosmetic. At hearings last week, the administration made it clear that it merely wanted Congress to legalize President Bushâs illegal actions . . . . As for the Geneva Conventions, [the] administration . . . . want[s] to scrap the international consensus that no prisoner may be robbed of basic human dignity. . . . The most embarrassing moment came when Bush loyalists argued that the United States could not follow the Geneva Conventions because Common Article Three, which has governed the treatment
of wartime prisoners for more than half a century, was too vague. Which part of
âcivilized peoples,â âjudicial guaranteesâ or âhumiliating and degrading treatmentâ do they find confusing?â Posted Jul 30, 2006 09:42 AM PST
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Israel's inability to beat Hezbollah directly leads it to retreat to its enduring strengths - long range destruction. I do not say indiscriminate destruction, since it is clear that they are extremely discriminating - when they kill c
ivilians, they do so with precision-guided rockets and missiles. They've also continued
to destroy the routes of escape for civilians, and appear to be readying themselves for war with Syria. Oh, and they're continuing the killing in Gaza despite rumours of a peace deal.
Of course, this is all going on because Bush and Blair have authorised it. The stupendous callousness of the Prime Minister in publicly declaring that he does not wish Israel to cease its murder has led even some of his loyalists to question what he's doing.
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One of the most outspoken critics of the war in Iraq, Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey (D-Petaluma) today introduced H.R. 5875, legislation that would repeal the Presidentâs War Powers for the Iraq War. While the Congress authorized President Bush to wage war against Iraq in 2002, the original authorization did not anticipate an open-ended U.S. military campaign against Iraq, or the occupation that currently exists. Posted Jul 30, 2006 09:35 AM PST
Nor did the authorization allow the President to lie to the Congress to activate that resol
Posted Jul 30, 2006 09:34 AM PST
In their joint press Conference at the White House , President Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair renewed in no uncertain terms their threats against Syria and Iran. These threats are now backed by concrete military plans.
"The message is very, very simple to them. It is that, you have a choice. Iran and Syria have a choice. And they may think that they can avoid this choice; in fact, they can't. And when things are set in train like what ha
s happened in Lebanon over the past few weeks, it only, in my view, underscores the fact
they have this choice. They can either come in and participate as proper and responsible members of the international community, or they will face the risk of increasing confrontation.
This and other statements point to escalation where Lebanon is slated to be used as a casus belli, a just cause for war on Iran and Syria, due to their alleged support to Hizbollah.
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Posted Jul 30, 2006 09:33 AM PST
Just one quick question about all this rhetoric from the leaders of the US and UK: where the heck are troops going to come from to fight these countries, when Afghanistan and Iraq have the
m so tight on military resources that the US has had to extend deployments and cancel
Does anyone feel a draft?
Category: CURRENT EVENTS
BOMBS destined to be used by Israel are being flown via Scotla
nd only because the Irish government refused to allow them to land on its soil.
Posted Jul 30, 2006 09:26 AM PST
Israelâs new and untested leadership believes that massive and disproportionate re
taliation, similar to the reprisal raids of the 1950s, albeit with newer technology,
will convey the message that Israel has had enough of having its gestures towards peace manipulated. Posted Jul 30, 2006 09:24 AM PST
Translation: "Israel is only killing people who don't like the way we make peace."
The U.S. Department of State is on track to start issuing passports with radio frequency identi
fication (RFID) chips next week, despite warnings from some security experts that such
systems could be accessed or tracked by hackers. Posted Jul 30, 2006 09:23 AM PST
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Posted Jul 30, 2006 09:19 AM PST
The situation in Lebanon is the result of many years of unconditional support for Israel, and over $42 million dollars in pro-Israel PAC money contributed to our Congressmen. It's time to do something about this. I would encourage all Americans to write to their Congressmen and l
et them know that enough is enough. If you don't want to write your own letter, feel
free to copy and modify this one.
Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., co-author of a Senate bill on depleted
uranium that passed June 20, said other studies have been done on the subject. Those
studies concluded there was no evidence that exposure to the metal caused illnesses. Posted Jul 30, 2006 09:18 AM PST
Yeah, right: the outcome of 'studies' favorable to the government's position tends to be slanted toward the outcome the government wants.
The credible research by respected scientists is out there on this issue.
Of course, Washington will evaluate this data with the same enthusiasm they had for the hard evidence of the horrors wreaked by Agent Orange in Vietnam.
Hezbollah warned on Sunday it would punish Israel for the deaths of at least 51 civilians in Israeli air raids on the village of Qana, saying the Jewish state had to accept the consequences of its "massacre". Posted Jul 30, 2006 09:15 AM PST
Oooooh, I can feel another "Osama"
video non the way to remind us why we are supposed to hate Israel's enemies!
Posted Jul 30, 2006 09:10 AM PST
TWO US cargo aircraft carrying weapons for Israel are due to make stop-overs at a Scottish airport over the weekend with the approval of the British government, airport authorities said Saturday.
The two Boeing 747s are carrying "dangerous material" from Texas to Tel Aviv, and have been given authorisation to land, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said.
"They are hazardous material flights: the items that they are carrying are understood to be of a dangerous nature," a spokesman said.
Memo to the current administration: none of your mouthpieces should use the word "concern" in talking about what is happening to the Lebanese people when you are delivering the means to destroy them via the depleted uranium weapons you are delivering to Israel this weekend.
According to the scurrilous war criminal Jacob Dallal of the IOF Wehrmacht, the children and old people of Qana, Lebanon, are guilty of firing rockets on Israel, and thatâs why his outlaw nation targeted a building where refugees slept, killing sixty of them. Posted
Jul 30, 2006 09:10 AM PST
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"So, you shmucks hold off the UN for that long for us. Oh yes, we need more bombs and gas."
US occupation forces had demolished a thousand-year old historic district dating back to the First Abbasi Period (762-833 C.E.) in the city of al-Qa'im near the Iraq- Syria border, turning it into a soccer field. Posted Jul 30, 2006
09:02 AM PST
A soccer field?!?
1,000-year old historic district bulldozed for a soccer field?!?
But remember, they only hate us because we are free!
Abdullah condemned "the ugly crime perpetrated by Israeli forces in Qana, which led to the killing of innocent civilians, including a large number of children and women," said a statement released
by the king's press office. Posted Jul 30, 2006 08:57 AM PST
srael has virtually destroyed the infrastructure of Lebanon. Instead of confronting Hezbollah directly (which I think they are afraid to do), they've bombed the civilian areas of Lebanon, hoping the Lebanese and Arabs will turn on Hezbollah. What's interesting is tha
t the Arab world is becoming more united than ever against what Israel, with American
support, is doing to the Lebanese. Posted Jul 30, 2006 08:54 AM PST
Posted Jul 30, 2006 08:50 AM PST
CNN International is reporting that thousands of Lebanese protesters have stormed the U. N. compound in Beirut. The crowd is growing by the minute and includes Christia
ns as well as Muslims, all praising Hezbollah and expressing their hatred of the U. S.,
Israel and the U. N. CNN reports that earlier today Israel bombed a four-story apartment building in the town of Qana killing between 36 to 51 civilians and this, in turn, impelled Lebanese who were "on the sidelines" to come out into the street. The pictures of the dead and injured are described as "horrific" because most of the victims were women and children. Even though Israel warned the civilians to leave, the CNN reporter explained that due to Israeli air strikes against civilian vehicles, the degraded iroads and the lack of gas, many civilians were too afraid and/or simply unable to leave.
As a result of this Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Siniora has said that his country will not engage in talks with the Israelis in light of what he calls a "war crime" against civilians.
Posted Jul 30, 2006 08:48 AM PST
During the runup to war in Iraq, the US media presented to the world a video of a Kuwaiti nurse telling a story of how Saddam's troops were stealing incubators from Kuwait hospitals and leaving the babies to die on the floor.
This story turned out to be a total hoax. The girl was not even a real nurse, but the daughter of the Kuwait ambassador, t
he whole charade hooked up by PR firm Hill & Knowlton.
I post this
because today the US Mainstream media is again parading a bunch of people with tall tales trying to build support for Israel's aggressions in the Mideast and why Americans must send their money and children to support the killing.
But between the incubator story and Saddam's nookular bombs, one must always remember that the mainstream media is long on drama and short on the truth. They are not there to report the facts, but to sell you soap, cars, candidates, and of course, war.
Posted Jul 30, 2006 08:46 AM PST
ISRAELI warplanes struck the town of Masnaa, the main crossing point over the border between Lebanon and Syria, security sources said.
One person was wo
unded when three missiles slammed into the last customs building at the crossing point,
digging craters in the middle of the road, they said. The passageway was closed by the strike.
It also followed an announcement by an explosives specialist with the Israeli police said that the "unknown" missile fired by the pro-Syrian Hezbollah at the Israeli town of Afula on Friday was Syrian-made.
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The expansion of this war into Syria, which Israel claims it doesn't want, appears to be well on its way.
The only question is when Syria will finally have to retalliate.
Several documents suggest that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may have lied publicly about the involvement of the vice president's office in awarding the contract. It will be remembered that Vice President Dick Cheney was chairman and CEO of Halliburton from 1995-2000. Posted Jul 30, 2006 08:42 AM PST
Posted Jul 30, 2006 08:41 AM PST
See 'Key prewar intelligence report section may not be released until after November elections' below.
Posted Jul 30, 2006 08:41 AM PST
Republicans called it a stunt but promised to quickly wrap up
the inquiry. Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), chairman of the Senate Select Committee on
Intelligence, which is overseeing the investigation, said his report was near completion and there was no need for the fuss.
That was nine months ago.
Camp 6, a state-of-the-art maximum-security jail built by a Halliburton subsidiary, will be able to hold 200 prisoners. Commander Robert
Durand, a spokesman for Joint Task Force Guantanamo, said the $30m, two-storey block
was due to open at the end of September. He added: "Camp 6 is designed to improve the quality of life for the detainees and provide greater protection for the people working in the facility." Posted Jul 30, 2006 08:38 AM PST
Category: CURRENT EVENTS
Israeli missiles hit several buildings in a southern Lebanon village as people slept Sunday, killing at
least 56, most of them children, in the deadliest attack in 19 days of fighting.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert expressed "great sorrow" for the airstrikes but blamed Hezbollah guerrillas for using the area to launch rockets at Israel, and said he would not halt the army's operation. Posted Jul 30, 2006 08:33 AM PST
There is no true sorrow here at the death and carnage caused by this war: only appropriate soundbites for the cameras while the destruction continues.
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