Saturday, December 15, 2007

A Palestinian Girl's Plight Shows Two Faces of Israel

Maria Aman, 6, was paralyzed by an Israeli missile targeting a gunman in Gaza City last year. Now she lives in Jerusalem, supported by Israel.

In 2006, as a taxi carrying her family in downtown Gaza City passed a car carrying a leader of the armed Islamic Jihad organization, two Israeli missiles fired from a helicopter far above slammed into both vehicles. Her spine was virtually severed. Her mother, older brother, grandmother and uncle were killed.

Another Zionist Controlled Media spin job of an Israeli atrocity. If Israel was such a moral and concerned nation and the IDF such a disciplined army, "two Israeli missiles" would not have been "fired from a helicopter" into a crowd of unarmed and innocent people ~ regardless of the intended target. Maria's mother, older brother, grandmother, and uncle were all killed ~ unfortunate collateral damage no doubt. Also, notice how Maria's pending deportation by God's Chosen People is being played down. Maria had to petition the Israeli courts to stay in Israel and she may yet be deported. What murdering hypocrites...

Israel: US report on Iran may spark war

"Israel's public security minister warned Saturday that a U.S. intelligence report that said Iran is no longer developing nuclear arms could lead to a regional war that would threaten the Jewish state."

Okay, now please provide details on just how an Iran WITHOUT nuclear weapons will spark a regional war...

Judge urged not to ask about CIA tapes

Central Intelligence Agency Director Michael Hayden speaks to reporters upon his arrival in the Capitol for a meeting with the House Appropriations Committee's Select Intelligence Oversight Subcommittee hearing on CIA interrogation programs, in Washington December 13, 2007. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES)

"The Bush administration told a federal judge it was not obligated to preserve videotapes of CIA interrogations of suspected terrorists and urged the court not to look into the tapes' destruction."

Can you say dictatorship? I knew you could...

Two Israeli Banks Accused of Sending Millions of Dollars to Hamas Entities

"Two of Israel’s biggest banks are mired in a court battle over allegations that they conducted transactions that ultimately benefited Hamas and its affiliates."

Tel Aviv rocked

Clockwise from top left: Ahmadinejad; Bush; Gates; Levni, Olmert and Barak at an Israeli cabinet meeting(photos: AFP)

"A crisis meeting indicates that Israel faces a strategic emergency following a US intelligence report that sees no threat in Iran, writes Saleh Al-Naami ."

Russia and Iran agree on nuclear deal

"Speaking shortly before the Russian and Iranian foreign ministers were scheduled to meet in Moscow, Atomstroieksport president Sergei Shmatko announced that the two countries had agreed to complete building the $1bn (£490m) plant at Bushehr."

Huckabee criticizes Bush's "arrogant bunker mentality."

"Mike Huckabee, who has joked about his lack of foreign policy experience, is criticizing the Bush administration's efforts, denouncing a go-it-alone "arrogant bunker mentality" and questioning decisions on Iraq."

China leaves the US and India trailing

"In an audacious swoop, China has beaten off rivals from the US, Canada and Russia to secure a US$4 billion copper project in Afghanistan, leaving India to build hospitals and schools. And this week, China Petroleum Corporation sealed a $2 billion oil and gas development project in Iran, just as Delhi - at Washington's bidding - slapped banking restrictions on Tehran."

Emotional hearing about thousands of suicidal veterans

"More than 100,000 of the 750,000 veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan have sought treatment for mental problems from the Department of Veterans Affairs, an official said during a hearing on suicides."

Reconciling Fascism with Reality

"A fascist government is one which is terminally ill with an incurable cancer. In a fascist society this system of mutual balance has completely and utterly collapsed to the point where government is not functioning as the representative of the people, but the security guard for the corporate interests. So if “experts” can throw around the word “Islamofacism”, let me make up a term “Corpofascism.”"

Congress authorizes war funds and sends bill to Bush

"The Democratic-led Congress authorized more Iraq war spending on Friday, sending President George W. Bush a defense bill requiring no change in strategy after failing again to impose a timetable for U.S. troop withdrawals."

Think Again: The Nth Time is Farce: Neocons Attack the NIE, Yet Again

"Bush’s neoconservative allies in the media have proven far more aggressive than the president. Their criticisms of the NIE took two basic approaches: one set of critics have attacked U.S. intelligence agencies for “politicizing” the report, which is code for reaching conclusions that are inconsistent with neoconservative ambitions; the second set of commentators has ascribed all kinds of Bush-hating psychological motives to the career intelligence officers who created the report."

Sealed off by Israel, Gaza reduced to beggary

Hala Abu Saif's 1st-grade class is seen at the Atfaluna Society for Deaf Children in Gaza. The school ran out of hearing-aid batteries in September due to Israeli import restricitions. Now thye rely solely on sign language, which makes it difficiult, if not impossible, to acquire the spoken language.

"This punishing seal has reduced Gaza, a territory of almost 1.5 million people, to beggar status, unable to maintain an effective public health system, administer public schools or preserve the traditional pleasures of everyday life by the sea."

And the world watches in silence as "God's Chosen People" slowly strangle to death over 1.4 million Palestinians.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Huckaboom and Hillabust

"Sen. Hillary Clinton’s campaign is teetering on the brink, no matter what the meaningless national horserace numbers say. The notion that she has a post-Iowa “firewall” in New Hampshire is a fantasy, and she is in danger of losing all four early contests, including Nevada and South Carolina – probably to Sen. Barack Obama, who is now, in momentum terms, the Democratic frontrunner."

Have the wheels come off of Hillary's bandwagon?

"Barack Obama has come from behind to turn the Democratic presidential race in New Hampshire into a toss-up, according to a new Monitor opinion poll. The results - which show Obama with a one-point edge over Hillary Clinton - mirror other polls released this week, indicating that Clinton's once-imposing lead has evaporated in the run-up to New Hampshire's Jan. 8 primary."

Israel faces army recruitment problems: report

Israeli army officers look towards Syria from the Mount Bental observation post in the Golan Heights, September 2007. Israel is facing an army recruitment problem with fewer and fewer people signing up as career officers following the loss of prestige suffered in the Lebanon war with Hezbollah, a newspaper has reported.(AFP/File/Menahem Kahana)

Amazing how an as*-kicking can dampen one's appetite for war isn't it? And, they're talking about attacking Iran? I don't think so...

Scribes of Hate: Culture Vultures and the Terror War

""Muslims are gaining on us demographically at a huge rate," Amis says, echoing the clenched-scrotum fear of the genuinely moronic Mark Steyn. "A quarter of humanity now and by 2025 they'll be a third. Italy's down to 1.1 child per woman. We're just going to be outnumbered." These are of course precisely the same kind of vapors that our manly Anglo-American elites have voiced over the years about Jews, blacks, the Irish, the Chinese, Mexicans and so on. "They" are always coming, "they" are always breeding like flies, "they" are always going to overwhelm "us" -- and steal "our" women."

Democratic Process: Another Day, Another Capitulation

"The Democratic "opposition" in Congress – you know, the party that represents the common people, good working folk and the most vulnerable in our society: the sick, the old, the poor, the children – have just effected yet another capitulation to Money Power, gutting an energy bill that would have required Big Oil – now reaping the most gargantuan profit margins in the entire history of human enterprise – to pay a pittance in new taxes. The original bill would have also required utility companies to eventually produce a whopping 15 percent of their electricity from renewable energy sources."

Israel Crushes Palestinian Dignity: ICRC

"The dignity of the Palestinians is being trampled underfoot day after day by Israel's harsh security measures which are causing an enormous humanitarian cost in the occupied territories, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has said in a new report."

Torture, Destruction of Evidence, Obstruction of Justice--Just a Typical Day in the Bush Administration

"Let's be frank here.

The recent discovery of documents related to the torture videotapes that were destoyed is old news, not new. The fact is that since 2001, our government has tortured, lied about the torture, and destroyed court ordered evidence and documents of the torture. In other words, they've done everything they can to cover their own asses."

Bethlehem's Walled Nativity

"At first glance, Tawfiq Salsaa's wooden nativity scene seems like the perfect gift from Bethlehem, Christ's birthplace. But a closer look shows a wall separating baby Jesus and Virgin Marry from the three wise men."

Sheikh Harith al-Dhari: 'US is the main irritant in Iraq'

"Al-Dhari, who hails from a family reputed for its role in the nationalist resistance against British occupation in the 1920s, says the US presence has allowed other powers to meddle in the country's affairs. He belives an US withdrawal will solve many of his country's present woes."

U.S. defense outlays keep growing and growing

"How much is enough? And could the money be better spent on domestic programs?"

Egypt and Saudi Arabia make new overtures to Iran

Tehran: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks with journalists at press conference on Dec. 11. Iran is suddenly enjoying a thaw with its Arab neighbors, who happen to be US allies. Vahid Salemi/AP

Israel accepts 90 - 95% of US's intelligence on Iran

"Israel, which was surprised by the National Intelligence Assessment on Iran released last week, initiated the meeting. Defense Minister Ehud Barak approved the idea of a meeting, reportedly preferring lower-level talks that would avoid involving diplomatic positions or organizational responsibility for the meaning or interpretation of the data."

Korean troops out of Afghanistan

The South Korea military deployment to Afghanistan had lasted for five years

"The pullout of 195 troops – mostly medics and engineers - was part of a pledge South Korea gave to the Taliban to ensure the freedom of 23 hostages taken captive earlier this year."

Hezbollah mystique undiminished

In 2006, Israel bombed Lebanese cities for 34 daysin an attempt to destroy Hezbollah [GALLO/GETTY]

"As political turmoil continues in Lebanon, observers say Hezbollah, the Shia movement, is re-arming and pursuing fresh recruits for its armed wing."

Judge Declares Mistrial For Six Of Liberty City 7

"The judge in the trial of the so-called "Liberty City Seven" has declared a mistrial for six of the seven defendants."

Remarkable Nonsense about the Holocaust

"Because the Holocaust has become in many ways a secular religion -- even for those who are not Jewish -- one is not permitted to say anything that can in any way be construed as less than fawning about the plight of the Jews in Europe. Likewise, one is permitted to say just about anything that supports the popular view of the Holocaust, no matter how erroneous or wrong-headed. Here are some passages that contain remarkable nonsense about the Holocaust."

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Dealing With Christian Zionists Inside Our Own Churches And Families

"A long time friend named John wrote in frustration about a reply he received from his pastor in response to his letter about the church’s lack of concern for the ongoing slaughter in Iraq. John sought an answer to two scriptural references, and to his frustration the pastor’s reply was entirely secular. This big church pastor ignored the questions involving Jesus and the Apostle Paul’s words. Instead, John was told how evil Saddam Hussein was; that Islam must be stopped, and that the State of Israel is an example of why all wars are not evil."

A few words for Mr. Sarkozy

"French President Nicolas Sarkozy has claimed that he is ready to travel to Tehran to discuss a civilian nuclear partnership if the country improves its cooperation with the UN atomic watchdog."

House votes to outlaw CIA waterboarding

"On a 222-199 vote, the House approved a measure to require intelligence agents to comply with the Army Field Manual, which meets the Geneva Conventions on the treatment of war prisoners and prohibits torture."

CIA Destroyed Tapes Despite Court Orders

"The Bush administration was under court order not to discard evidence of detainee torture and abuse months before the CIA destroyed videotapes that revealed some of its harshest interrogation tactics."

Pelosi: Republicans `like' Iraq War

"``They like this war. They want this war to continue,'' Pelosi, D-Calif., told reporters. She expressed frustration over Republicans' ability to force majority Democrats to yield ground on taxes, spending, energy, war spending and other matters."

Rice rebukes Israel for divisive building plans

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice tells USA TODAY reporters Tuesday that she admonished Israel's plans to expand a settlement in East Jerusalem, where most of the city's Arabs live.

"The Israeli action "undermines confidence" needed to revive dormant peace talks, she said at an hour-long session with USA TODAY reporters and editors. She issued an "admonition" that both sides had an "obligation to be very careful about activities that undermine confidence.""

Angry start to Palestinian talks

"Palestinian negotiators used the first session since the international Middle East conference in Annapolis to express their outrage over plans for an expansion of the settlement of Har Homa - already criticised by the US, EU and UK government."

Are Americans 'Better Than That'?

"The Dec. 11 report by the Post’s Joby Warrick and Dan Eggen, which describes Kiriakou’s experience in interrogating suspected terrorists, raises in an unusually direct way an abiding question: Should the United States of America be using forms of torture dating back to the Spanish Inquisition?"

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Former Mossad Head: "Israel must be in on US-Iran talks"

"Highlighting new indications that the US government will directly engage with Iran in the near future on all issues including its nuclear program, former Mossad head Efraim Halevy said Tuesday that Israel must ensure that it is a direct participant in such contacts. Otherwise, he warned, the future of the region will be determined in a forum from which Israel is excluded."

Huckabee Questions Mormons' Belief

"Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee, an ordained Southern Baptist minister, asks in an upcoming article, "Don't Mormons believe that Jesus and the devil are brothers?""

Freedom Rider: Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Neocon in Black Face

"When Ali left the Netherlands to live in the United States, her true ideology came to light. She became a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, one of the most powerful right-wing think tanks in the nation. Other AEI scholars include John Bolton, Lynne Cheney, David Frum, Newt Gingrich, Charles Murray, Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz, and John Yoo."

Religion’s Role Inconsistent with Romney’s Fairy Tale Speech

"Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's speech, last week, was a fairy tale and a total revision of the role of religion and morality in US history."

Death squads, disappearances and torture

"The world is made up, as Captain Segura in Graham Greene's 1958 novel Our Man in Havana put it, of two classes: the torturable and the untorturable. "There are people," Segura explained, "who expect to be tortured and others who would be outraged by the idea.""

Blair sleeps in Bethlehem to show Holy Land safe

"Middle East peace envoy Tony Blair will spend the night in one of Bethlehem's poshest hotels on Tuesday to send a message to the world that the Holy Land is safe for tourists."

If there was any remaining doubt about Blair's stupidity, this should remove it. His spending the night in Bethlehem won't prove the city safe, just that Israel won't murder any Palestinian children while he is in town. At any rate, it's the WALL STUPID!

Ifs and Buts

"...two biggest terror trials we've had since Sept. 11 were predicated on torture evidence that was then destroyed. The government has argued that al-Qaida operatives cannot be tried because the evidence against them is secret and threatens national security. But the real rationale is much worse: The evidence against them is wholly unreliable."

China: Oil deal with Iran is none of America's business

"Sinopec, China's biggest oil refiner and petrochemicals producer, signed a deal over the weekend to invest $2 billion in Iran's Yadavaran oil field."

Bush's Surreal Iran Policy

"Not surprisingly, absurd logic leads to absurd policy. Hence, President Bush argues that the United States and the international community should continue to isolate Iran. In other words, a non-nuclear Iran should be punished even more for not having a nuclear weapons program."

The Israel Lobby and the War Party

"The Israelis don't want to negotiate, but they're willing to go through the motions – after all, why not? It's just another way for them to thumb their noses at everyone, including their American benefactors. They'll never make meaningful concessions: there's no reason to as long as there are no constraints on their behavior. As long as a steady stream of American aid and arms keeps the Israeli ship of state afloat, Israel is the regional superpower, with none of its neighbors a match for its nuclear-armed military might."

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Extremist Jewish settlers threaten secession from Israel

"Extremist Jewish settlers from West Bank settlements, who are opposed to a political settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, threatened to break away from Israel and set up their own Jewish state."

World Health Organization reports Gaza situation 'intolerable'

World Health Organization logo

"The head of the World Health Organization for the West Bank and Gaza, Dr Ambrogio Manenti, said Monday at a Jerusalem symposium, "There is a situation of physical and mental isolation that has become intolerable.""

US covering up KBR rape case

"Jamie Leigh Jones, 22, was gang raped by her co-workers two years ago at a KBR camp in the Green Zone, a heavily guarded area in central Baghdad, where US officials live and work, ABC reported."

Iraq rejects permanent U.S. bases: adviser

"Iraq will never allow the United States to have permanent military bases on its soil, the government's national security adviser said."

Waterboarding approved at top levels of US government

"The CIA's waterboarding of a top al-Qaida figure was approved at the top levels of the U.S. government, a former CIA agent said Tuesday as agency director Gen. Michael Hayden prepared for questioning by congressional panels about the destruction of videotapes of terror suspect interrogations."


"The Israeli jet aircraft were ruthless and stubborn in their attempt to sink and murder all hands aboard. They hit every antennae on our ship, no accident for sure. The Israeli reconnaissance aircraft took pictures of our ship in the morning hours, nothing was missed. The attacking aircraft dropped napalm on the bridge of our ship to burn us alive."


"Besides the fact that Israel has now become a haven for international gangsters—meaning rampant prostitution, drugs, human trafficking and money laundering to name a few—there are other indicators surrounding Israel’s political and social character as well that show she is anything but friendly to the morals and precepts of Christian teachings. Christian churches that were not taxed are now being sent heavy bills. Media outlets featuring Christian programming on television and radio are having their license renewal applications rejected.

More telling though is the fact that physical attacks on Christians, their symbols and institutions continue in Israel unabated, and not by “Islamo-fascists” (so much discussed by the likes of Norman Podhoretz, Daniel Pipes, John Hagee, Bill O’Reilly, et al.) but rather by a more fanatical sect that has nursed a hatred for Christianity since its inception, the people who collectively call themselves “the Israelites” and whom Christians are told to “bless.”"


"Bush, like a gambler who refuses to believe that his pair of kings can not beat his opponent’s royal flush, is not backing down. Having pulled a skunk out of the magic hat rather than a rabbit, his response is in effect that “Although Iran halted her program in 2003, that doesn’t mean she couldn’t start it back up again.”"

The secret weapon of the stars - Israeli bodyguards

"It's the latest celebrity craze since adopting African babies - an Israeli bodyguard with training from the Israel Defense Forces."

Bombed If You Do, Bombed If You Don't

"They want it both ways with Iran. On the one hand, they discredit the report entirely, despite it being one of the most comprehensive intelligence reports on the subject, with over 1,000 source notes in the document. On the other hand, when discrediting it fails, they claim that the timing of the abandonment of the weapons program, just as we were invading Iraq, means our pressure must have worked, so we must keep it up with a new round of even tougher sanctions."

Monday, December 10, 2007

Persian Gulf Officials: Israel Threatens Middle East

"Minutes after US Defense Secretary Robert Gates rejected a suggestion that a nuclear-armed Israel would be a threat to Persian Gulf countries and dismissed claims that Washington employed double standards over Iran and the Zionist regime, Senior Persian Gulf officials insisted that Tel Aviv was the threat, reported."

Knesset rattled by racism report

"The Association for Civil Rights in Israel's latest report, which stated that racism and hatred towards Israeli-Arabs have doubled over the past year, caused a lively polemic in the Knesset on Sunday."

Calling on Congress to Stop a War

"The IAEA had coordinated closely with the U.S. intelligence community in preparing for its inspections inside Iran, so much so that there was almost no stone left unturned and no major question left unanswered for U.S. analysts when it came to the nuclear facilities and activities of interest."

Prosor: War with Iran may be unavoidable

"It must be clear that if Iran does not cooperate with the West on the nuclear issue, military confrontation will be unavoidable, incoming Israeli ambassador to Britain, Ron Prosor, was quoted as saying Sunday."

Israel isn't satisfied with just Americans dying on her behalf ~ now, she wants the young men and women of the entire Western world to die on her behalf.

Steve Fraser, Concocting the Perfect Electoral Storm

"Will the presidential election of 2008 mark a turning point in American political history? Will it terminate with extreme prejudice the conservative ascendancy that has dominated the country for the last generation? No matter the haplessness of the Democratic opposition, the answer is yes."