Monday, February 18, 2008

USDA recalls 143 million pounds of beef

"The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Sunday ordered the recall of 143 million pounds of frozen beef from a California slaughterhouse, the subject of an animal-abuse investigation, that provided meat to school lunch programs."

Al-Fayed: Royals wanted to ‘get rid’ of Diana

"(Princess Diana) told me personally both before and during the holiday we shared in July 1997 of her fears," al-Fayed said in a written statement to the court. "She told me that she knew Philip and Prince Charles wanted to get rid of her."

Hamas invites France FM Kouchner to visit Gaza

"A spokesman for the Islamic Hamas Movement in Gaza has invited France Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner to visit the Gaza Strip."

Nazi acts…by Jewish hands

"There is no doubt that the cold-blooded extermination by the Israeli air-force of an entire Palestinian family in Gaza on Friday, 15, was a monstrous crime not unlike Nazi atrocities during World War II. The only difference lies in the fact that the Nazis did it “wholesale” while their ideological descendants, the Zionists, are doing the same thing by retail."

More than one-third of settlements built on private Palestinian land

"More than one-third of Israel's 122 West Bank settlements were built on land confiscated from private Palestinian owners on security grounds, including some erected after the Israeli Supreme Court outlawed such seizures three decades ago, the Haaretz newspaper reported on Monday."

The New Auschwitz

"According to Gideon Polya, based on UNESCO data, the US invasion of Afghanistan has led to as many as 6.6 million unnecessary deaths. According to Washburn University law professor Liaquat Ali Khan, the “crime of genocide applies to the intentional killings that NATO troops commit on a weekly basis in the poor villages and mute mountains of Afghanistan to destroy the Taliban.” The occupation forces, which ironically include former Axis powers Germany and Japan, have created the New Auschwitz."