Monday September 4th, 2006
|Lara Abdallah, 6, cries as she walks in the funeral procession for her mother, sister and four brothers killed by Israeli forces as they were trying to flee south Lebanon
posted 09/04/2006, 10:58 PM (Associated Press)|
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Led by unidentified relatives, Lebanese girl Lara Abdallah, 6, cries as she walks in the funeral procession Thursday, Aug. 24, 2006 for her mother, sister and four brothers killed July 15 by Israeli forces bombardment on their car convoy as they were trying to flee the southern border village of Marwaheen, Lebanon. Lara is one of four people who survived the attack. Twenty-three people were killed in total. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
|Lebanese Father Mourns Loss of Family
posted 09/04/2006, 11:01 PM (Associated Press)|
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
MARWAHEEN, Lebanon -- Last month, Khamel Ali Abdallah kissed his wife and six children goodbye, then put them on a bus to his native village in south Lebanon for summer vacation. He was supposed to join them a week later, but war between Hezbollah and Israel broke out.
He would see only one of them again.
The day after Abdallah's family arrived in Marwaheen, a small hilltop village a stone's throw from the Israeli border, Israel unleashed a barrage of artillery and ... (more)
|New Al Qaeda Video More CIA Black Op Propaganda
posted 09/04/2006, 10:40 PM (Infowars)|
The latest cobbled together trash home video to be released and accredited to "Al Qaeda" is yet another piece of scripted propaganda that portrays a desperate attempt to give the impression that the group operates as a cohesive unit.
It is becoming tiresome to have to address these endless videos which are released whenever the Administration is feeling the pressure, something that now seems to be a permanent feature of this government. ... (more)
|New Video by Azzam the Black Propaganda Operative
posted 09/04/2006, 10:40 PM (Kurt Nimmo)|
Once again, Ayman al-Zawahiri, the CIA-MI6 operative by way of the long ago penetrated Muslim Brotherhood, has sent out a videotape, this time featuring “Azzam the American,” aka Adam Yahiye Gadahn, born Adam Pearlman, and also going by the names Abu Suhayb al-Amriki, Abu Suhayb, and Yihya Majadin Adams (a score card is required to keep track).
“Californian Adam Gadahn, wearing a white robe and turban, introduces the message by calling on Westerners to convert,” reports New York Times article on 9/11 implies that controlled demolition of the Twin Towers would have been impossible, because no one could have snuck in all of the explosive equipment.
I, and many others, have previously addressed this issue. I am re-posting this essay in light of the Times' hit piece on this issue.
What Batiste did not know was that the bin Laden representative was really an FBI informant. The warehouse in which they were meeting had been rented ... (more)
|Book: Bush told reporter Jews are 'all going to hell'
posted 09/04/2006, 10:38 PM (Raw Story)|
An upcoming book about presidential advisor Karl Rove reports allegations of anti-semitism by President George W. Bush, RAW STORY has learned.
In The Architect: Karl Rove and the Master Plan for Absolute Power, Austin-based journalist James Moore and Wayne Slater, senior political reporter for the Dallas Morning News, will allege that Bush once made anti-semitic comments to a reporter.
"You know what I'm gonna tell those Jews when I get to Israel, don't you Herman?"... (more)
|Georgia Claims Russia Behind Attack on Helicopter in South Ossetia
posted 09/04/2006, 10:38 PM (Mos News)|
Georgia accused Russian military commanders on Sunday of involvement in an attack by rebels in its breakaway South Ossetia region on a helicopter carrying the defense minister.
“This is yet another provocation out of the many already staged by the regime in Tskhinvali (South Ossetia’s centre) and the military command of Russian peacekeepers deployed in the zone of the Georgian-Ossetian conflict,” the Reuters news agency quoted Prime Minister Zurab Nogaideli as saying in a televisi... (more)
|Weapons to die for
posted 09/04/2006, 10:38 PM (Mehr News)|
TEHRAN, Aug. 30 (MNA) -- Two images changed my life when I visited the Peace Museums in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August of 2000, on my first trip to Japan. I had worked as a geoscientist in two U.S. nuclear weapons labs -- Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and Lawrence Livermore National Lab -- but I never knew what a nuclear weapon really was, nor the horrific effects of radiation on the environment and biological systems. Now I know.
In the Hiroshima Museum, as a nuclear weapons l... (more)
|Police caught red-handed
posted 09/04/2006, 10:38 PM (Australia Herald Sun)|
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
THE fingerprints of up to half a million innocent Victorians have been retained illegally by Victoria Police.
Senior police have warned the scandal could expose the force to a fine totalling millions of dollars.
Leaked documents, seen by the Sunday Herald Sun, reveal it could take police two decades to clear a backlog of hundreds of thousands of fingerprint sets.
The documents blame a staff shortage for the dilemma.
"There are a number ... (more)
|"It's My Duty to Speak Out"
posted 09/04/2006, 10:37 PM (Truthout.org)|
Marine Corporal Grant Collins describes what it was like to participate in the war in Iraq. He also describes what it is like to live with giving orders that resulted in the deaths of civilians.
|Full Text of Pres. Ahmadinejad's Letter to German Chancellor
posted 09/04/2006, 10:37 PM (Fars News Agency)|
TEHRAN - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad recently forwarded a letter to the German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
This was President Ahmadinejad's second letter to the heads of western states, considering an earlier one he wrote to the US President, George W. Bush.
Unlike his first letter to Bush, President Ahmadinejad in his letter to Merkel, has touched on his country's nuclear issue, where he has stressed that Iran's decision for the acquisition of the nuclear t... (more)
|Sussex Terror Camp: More Patsies for Public Consumption?
posted 09/04/2006, 10:37 PM (Kurt Nimmo)|
Not even the British countryside, legendary for its pastoral serenity, at least in classic novels, is safe from terrorists, or so British government would have us believe. “A Muslim school in the Sussex countryside being searched by more than 100 police officers was first reported to the Government as being a suspected training camp for terrorists more than seven years ago,” reports the Telegraph. “It is known that in the late 1990s Abu Hamza, the jailed cleric, held a camp at the school, a char... (more)
|"You don't see, you don't feel, and you don't look"
posted 09/04/2006, 10:37 PM (Daniel Sturm)|
The midday news showed Israeli tanks shelling the Gaza Strip. In a Jerusalem coffee shop, 23-year-old former combat soldier, Yehuda Saul, told me he had made it his personal mission to speak out against the Israeli army when its actions were immoral. The Canadian American-Israeli veteran said that his "arch-conservative family" had slated him for a career in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). But during his third year of service the young platoon sergeant witnessed a scene of looting and killing ... (more)
|Genocide in Gaza
posted 09/04/2006, 10:37 PM (Palestine Chronicle)|
A genocide is taking place in Gaza. This morning, 2 September, another three citizens of Gaza were killed and a whole family wounded in Beit Hanoun. This is the morning reap, before the end of day many more will be massacred. An average of eight Palestinian die daily in the Israeli attacks on the Strip. Most of them are children. Hundreds are maimed, wounded and paralyzed.
The Israeli leadership is at lost of what to do with the Gaza Strip. It has vague ideas about the West Bank. ... (more)
|Gaza doctors encounter 'unexplained injuries'
posted 09/04/2006, 10:37 PM (The Independent)|
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Doctors in Gaza are reporting what they say are unexplained injuries among the dead and wounded in operations by the Israeli military, which have killed more than 200 Palestinians in the past nine weeks.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is considering whether there is a case for an investigation into the injuries amid suspicions by the medics that the injuries were inflicted by what they claim may have been unidentified "non-conventional" weapons.
Beside especial... (more)
|Abu Abdullah: the Perfect Psycho Patsy
posted 09/04/2006, 10:36 PM (Kurt Nimmo)|
It would seem British intelligence services, in collusion with the cops and Scotland Yard, are getting better at finding palatable lunatics to represent Muslims in Britain, or maybe it is “Londonistan,” although I’m sure more than a few Londoners recoil at this characterization.
One such lunatic is Abu Abdullah, an associate of Abu Hamza, a perfect choice due to his psychopathic personality disorder, in full bloom in a (more)
|Iraq's inflation rate hits 70%: minister
posted 09/04/2006, 10:35 PM (Associated Press)|
Iraq's inflation rate has soared to reach nearly 70 percent, the country's planning minister said Sunday. The inflation rate from July 2005 to July 2006 stood at 69.6 percent, Ali Baban said.
"This indicates that inflation not just increased, but it is out of control," he said. Baban said prices had increased in all goods used to measure inflation, including food, fuel, transport, medical services and drugs, clothing, property, furniture and other essential goods.
|Ranchers decry grass-fed beef rule plan
posted 09/04/2006, 10:33 PM (Associated Press)|
WASHINGTON (AP) — Meat-eaters usually assume a grass-fed steak came from cattle contentedly grazing for most of their lives on lush pastures, not crowded into feedlots.
If the government has its way, the grass-fed label could be used to sell beef that didn't roam the range and ate more than just grass.
The Agriculture Department has proposed a standard for grass-fed meat that doesn't say animals need pasture and that broadly defines grass to include things like left... (more)
|Al-Qaida terrorist has Jewish roots
posted 09/04/2006, 10:32 PM (Jerusalem Post)|
A man who starred in a video released by al-Qaida's deputy leader Ayman al-Zawahri on Saturday, inviting Americans to convert to Islam, has been identified as Adam Yehiye Gadahn, an American with Jewish ancestry.
According to Wikipedia, he was born Adam Pearlman on September 1, 1978, the grandson of a prominent Jewish surgeon and the son of musician Phil Pearlman, who converted to Christianity and changed his named to Gadahn (apparently derived from the Biblical figure Gideon.) H... (more)
|Mexican leftist says will never accept rival's win
posted 09/04/2006, 10:32 PM (Reuters)|
MEXICO CITY, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Mexico's leftist opposition leader said on Sunday he will never recognize his right-wing rival as president and vowed a "radical transformation" of the country by setting up a parallel government.
Mexico's electoral court is almost certain to confirm the ruling party's Felipe Calderon as president-elect this week, but Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador insists he was robbed in the July 2 election.
"We will never accept usurpation nor recogn... (more)
|Patrick J. Buchanan: Bush has no authority to launch a war on Iran
posted 09/04/2006, 10:32 PM (Pravda.ru)|
There are powerful forces in this country and Israel that wish the United States to launch a massive preemptive strike on Iran's nuclear facilities, and her military and naval assets as well. They will push the president hard to do this before he leaves office. These forces include the Israelis, their strong lobby in the United States, the neoconservatives, some conservative and centrist newspapers, and GOP prospective presidential candidates. They see Iran as an existential threat to Israel and... (more)
|The War Is Lost
posted 09/04/2006, 10:32 PM (Information Clearing House)|
The Pentagon’s latest quarterly “progress” report to Congress on Iraq is a grim tale of a lost war. The Pentagon told Congress what Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and propaganda organs such as Fox “News” never tell the American public, namely:
(1) The Sunni-based insurgency remains “potent and viable” despite spiraling Sunni-Shiite violence and beefed up US forces.
(2) Since the last report three months ago, Iraqi casualties from “sectarian clashes”--the Pentagon’s euphemi... (more)
|16 Questions on the Assassination
posted 09/04/2006, 10:31 PM (The Minority of One)|
The official version of the assassination of President Kennedy has been so riddled with contradictions that it is been abandoned and rewritten no less than three times. Blatant fabrications have received very widespread coverage by the mass media, but denials of these same lies have gone unpublished. Photographs, evidence and affidavits have been doctored out of recognition. Some of the most important aspects of the case against Lee Harvey Oswald have been completely blacked out. Meanwhile, the ... (more)
|Returning Home Alive
posted 09/04/2006, 10:28 PM (Information Clearing House)|
"All is not okay or right for those of us who return home alive and supposedly well. What looks like normalcy and readjustment is only an illusion to be revealed by time and torment. Some soldiers come home missing limbs and other parts of their bodies. Still others will live with permanent scars from horrific events that no one other than those who served will ever understand." - Douglas Barber, 2005
On January 16th, after having talked quite normally on the phone with at ... (more)
|Chicago to sport red, white and green to honor Mexico
posted 09/04/2006, 10:28 PM (World Net Daily)|
At a time when national passions are heated about illegal aliens from Mexico, the city of Chicago and state of Illinois are promoting an event to honor Mexican independence.
The celebration, called the "2nd Annual Mexican Independence Skyline Tribute," will feature prominent buildings throughout the Windy City being bathed in Mexico's national colors of red, white and green for six days beginning next Tuesday, Sept. 12.
It's receiving heav... (more)
|Dole Stumped When Asked To Name Anyone Who Believes 'The Terrorists Can Be Appeased'
posted 09/04/2006, 10:27 PM (Think Progress)|
Sec. Rumsfeld last week compared Iraq war critics to Hitler appeasers. This morning on Fox News, Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R-NC) was asked to name someone — anyone — who actually believes “the terrorists can be appeased.” She couldn’t do it.
Instead, she went on an extended rant criticizing those who have “raised concerns” about the PATRIOT Act, the “Terrorist Surveillance Program” (i.e., warrantless domestic spying), and the missile defense system. The host then asked Dole whether tha... (more)
posted 09/04/2006, 10:27 PM (Wall Street Journal)|
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The Supreme Court ruled this June that evidence seized in an illegally performed "no-knock" police raid can still be used against a defendant. Though disturbing in its own right, Hudson v. Michigan touched on only a small part of a larger problem -- the trend toward paramilitary tactics in domestic policing.
Criminologist Peter Kraska estimates that the number of SWAT team "call-outs" soared past 40,000 in 2001 (the latest year for which figures are available) from about 3,000 in ... (more)
|Fingers used as meal ticket
posted 09/04/2006, 10:27 PM (Rome News Tribune)|
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
If using a scan of your finger as a credit card sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie to you, it may be time to catch up with local 5-year-olds.
Rome City Schools is switching its elementary schools, Rome Middle School and Rome High School to a finger-scanning system that accesses students’ accounts and lets them pay for meals with — literally — a touch of the finger.
Second grade Anna K. Davie student Adrianna Harris liked the change in her lunchroom, she s... (more)
|Bint Jbeil; Hezbollah’s Blood Victory
posted 09/04/2006, 10:27 PM (Mike Whitney)|
There’s a sign at the entrance to Bint Jbeil that says: “Bint Jbeil—Capital of Freedom”. The cheery greeting contrasts dramatically with the vast devastation that lies just beyond. Bint Jbeil was a bustling hamlet in Southern Lebanon that became the central battlefield in Israel’s’ war of aggression. It withstood the IAFs withering aerial bombardments as well as a month-long siege which left most of the town in complete ruins. Bint Jbeil is where a small group of committed nationalists stood up... (more)
|Israeli warplanes destroy house in Jabaliyah refugee Camp
posted 09/04/2006, 10:25 PM (Kuna)|
GAZA, Sept 4 (KUNA) -- Israeli warplanes bombarded a house in Jabaliyah refugee camp in northern Gaza Strip, said a security source on Monday.
The source said "An Israeli F-16 fighter jet launched a rocket on the house which belonged to a Palestinian citizen causing it to crumple." "Due to Israeli warnings, the two-story house was evacuated half an hour before the raid began," said the source, adding that no casualties were reported.
The Palestinian citizen, whose h... (more)
|Israel plans new homes in West Bank
posted 09/04/2006, 10:21 PM (Reuters)|
Israel plans to build 690 new homes in two Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank despite an obligation under a US-backed peace "road map" to halt such construction on land Palestinians seek for a state.
The Israel Lands Administration, a government agency, issued a tender inviting bids on 348 plots in the Maaleh Adumim settlement and 342 in Beitar Ilit.
The tenders published by Israeli media on Monday were the largest number of housing bids for settlement bui... (more)
|Study: Terror cases now at pre-9/11 rate
posted 09/04/2006, 10:21 PM (Associated Press)|
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The federal government has fallen back to prosecuting international terrorists at about the same rate it did before Sept. 11, according to a study based on Justice Department data.
The surprising decline followed a sharp increase in such criminal prosecutions in the year after the attacks, according to a study released Sunday by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, a data research group at Syracuse University.
The analysis of data from Justice's Executive... (more)
|Kurdish leader threatens Iraq secession
posted 09/04/2006, 10:20 PM (Associated Press)|
IRBIL, Iraq - The leader of the Kurdish region in northern Iraq threatened secession Sunday as a dispute over flying the Iraqi flag intensified.
Massoud Barzani on Friday ordered the country's national flag to be replaced with the Kurdish one, sparking harsh words in Baghdad.
"If we want to separate, we will do it, without hesitation or fears," Barzani, president of the Kurdish region, said during an address to parliament.
He tempered his comments sli... (more)
|Genetically engineered grass found in wild
posted 09/04/2006, 10:19 PM (Associated Press)|
PORTLAND, Ore. - Grass that was genetically engineered for golf courses is growing in the wild, posing one of the first threats of agricultural biotechnology escaping from the farm in the United States, a new study says.
Creeping bentgrass was engineered to resist the popular herbicide Roundup to allow more efficient weed control on golf courses. But the modified grass could spread that resistance to the wild, becoming a nuisance itself, scientists say.
"This is not... (more)
|Britons threaten Muslim beheadings in footage
posted 09/04/2006, 10:19 PM (The Sunday Times)|
FAR-RIGHT extremists have adopted the tactics of Islamic jihadis by posting videos on the internet in which they threaten to behead British Muslims.
The films show balaclava-clad white British men brandishing guns, knives and clubs, calling on all Muslims to leave Britain or be killed. One appears to be a soldier who has served in the Gulf.
In one film, a man tells Muslims to "go home" or risk being burned alive. He threatens, "I'll cut your head off", and claims to... (more)
posted 09/04/2006, 12:57 PM (InformationLiberation)|
"You must glorify war in order to get the public to accept the fact that your going to send their sons and daughters to die."
Never let the absurdities of history get in the way of a box-office blockbuster.
The inside story of the cozy relationship between big box office American war movies and the Pentagon.