"Am I therefore become your enemy,because I TELL YOU THE TRUTH...?"
(Galatians 4:16)

Friday, July 24, 2009

Iran president caves in,dismisses his top deputy

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad caved into pressure from hardline clerics and the country's supreme leader Friday and allowed the resignation of his top deputy after a week-long standoff....

Online journalist wins victory over 'legal jihad':Court rebuffs defamation suit from swarm of Muslim organizations

The full Texas Second Court of Appeals yesterday rejected an attempt by a coalition of seven Islamic organizations to further their defamation lawsuit against an online writer and have him branded as less than a "real" journalist....

U.S. attorney general engages L.A.'s Muslim American youths

In a quiet event during an otherwise well-publicized visit to Los Angeles this week, U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder Jr. reached out to local Muslim American youths, calling on them to work with the government to fight violent extremism and pledging that the Justice Department would reinvigorate enforcement of civil rights and work to advance religious freedom....

Bosnian Serbs convicted of burning Muslims alive

A U.N. war crimes court convicted two Bosnian Serb cousins Monday for a 1992 killing spree that included locking scores of Muslims in two houses and burning them alive.Yugoslav war crimes tribunal judge Patrick Robinson said burning at least 119 Muslims to death in the eastern Bosnian town of Visegrad "exemplified the worst acts of inhumanity that one person may inflict on others...."
PICTURE LEFT:Milan Lukic, left, and Sredoje Lukic, right, await their verdict at the courtroom of the U.N. Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in the Hague, Netherlands, Monday July 20, 2009.(AP Photo/Ed Oudenaarden, Pool)

U.S. Defense Officials Reject Iraqi Colonel's Claim that U.S. Troops Live in 'Prison-Like Bases'

An Iraqi military commander on Monday likened the present state of American GIs in his country to being "under house arrest," a comment passed off as "grandstanding" by a senior U.S. defense official.Col. Ali Fadhil, a brigade commander in Baghdad, said Monday that American combat troops basically are living in "prison-like" conditions since they cannot patrol as freely as they did prior to the completion of the June 30 pullback of troops to outside urban areas...

Mousavi's wife says brother jailed in Iran crackdown

The wife of Iranian opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi says her 62-year-old brother was among those detained after last month's disputed election in what she called a futile attempt to pressure her husband and herself....

Amman revoking Palestinians' citizenship

Jordanian authorities have started revoking the citizenship of thousands of Palestinians living in Jordan to avoid a situation in which they would be "resettled" permanently in the kingdom, Jordanian and Palestinian officials revealed on Monday....

IRAN:"Neda's Killer Identified..."

An Iranian doctor who witnessed the murder of Neda Agha-Soltan has identified her killer...

Israeli Missile-Defense Test Aborted

Tests of a missile-defense system meant to shield Israel from Iranian attack were aborted over the past week on three occasions because of various malfunctions, Israeli defense officials said Thursday.In the latest case, an upgraded version of the Arrow II — a system being developed by state-run Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. and Chicago-based Boeing Co. — was tested off the coast of California on Wednesday, they said...

Congresswoman Backs New Equal Rights Amendment;Points to Afghanistan,China as Models...

CNSNews.com– Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) told activists rallying on Capitol Hill in support of the newly reintroduced Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), that the United States should join 27 other countries that have equality guarantees for women, including Rwanda, Algeria, China and Afghanistan...

Maliki hints at US troop presence beyond 2011

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki hinted that US troops may remain in Iraq beyond the end of 2011, the deadline set under a bilateral agreement reached last year."Pursuant to the agreement, in 2011, the military presence of the Americans will take end in Iraq," Maliki told a US think-tank."Nevertheless, if the Iraqi forces required further training and further support, we shall examine this then at that time based on the needs of Iraq...."

Sixteen killed in south Yemen clashes:witnesses

At least 16 people were killed and 30 wounded in shelling and gunfire during clashes on Thursday between government forces and armed activists at a separatist rally in south Yemen, witnesses said.The demonstration at Jinzibar, 50 kilometres (30 miles) east of the southern port of Aden, was called by Tarek al-Fadhli, an Islamist leader and former key ally of President Ali Abdullah Saleh...

Iraq criticizes U.S. talks with armed groups

Iraq criticized the United States on Friday for holding talks with Iraqis that Baghdad describes as terrorists, delivering a sharp rebuke to Washington just as Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki visits the U.S. capital.Government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said U.S. officials, as part of efforts to end the insurgency in Iraq, had met with envoys from armed groups without notifying Iraqi authorities....

Afghan president vows to regulate foreign troops

Afghan President Hamid Karzai, setting out his election manifesto, vowed on Friday to make foreign troops sign a framework governing how they operate in a bid to limit civilians casualties.
Karzai, widely criticized for withdrawing from a televised debate with two of his main rivals in the August 20 presidential election the previous night, unveiled a manifesto covering foreign troops, talks with insurgents and reconstruction.

Rising casualties raise doubts abroad on war

Rising casualties in Afghanistan are raising doubts among U.S. allies about the conduct of the war, forcing some governments to defend publicly their commitments and foreshadowing possible long-term trouble for the U.S. effort to bring in more resources to defeat the Taliban...

Zimbabwe launches "national healing campaign"

Zimbabwe's coalition government launched a campaign of "national healing" and reconciliation on Friday, with political leaders urging supporters to end years of political violence and intimidation.The opening ceremony in a Harare hotel produced a rare scene of conviviality between Zimbabwe's leaders, with President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai smiling and laughing with one another on a stage.....

DICTATORSHIP WATCH:Trial of Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi extended

Myanmar's military regime, adjourning pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's trial until Monday, gave no indication it will heed calls this week by the United States and Asian countries to free the Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
Suu Kyi, 64, is charged with violating the terms of her house arrest by harboring an uninvited American man who swam to her lakeside home and stayed for two days. She faces up to five years in prison....

Police: 3rd bomb in Jakarta attack malfunctioned

The suicide attackers who struck the Indonesian capital last week planted a third bomb intended to send panicked crowds to hotel lobbies where the other bombs would explode, but the device's timer malfunctioned, police said Friday.

Japan to begin antipiracy operations under new law

Japan's Self-Defense Forces will begin antipiracy operations off Somalia around next Wednesday under a new law that took effect Friday to authorize them to escort commercial ships of any nationality, regardless of their connection to Japan.With the law coming into force, the legal basis for Maritime Self- Defense Force operations will be switched from the maritime police action provision of the SDF Law to the new antipiracy law, which was enacted on June 19.Under the new law, MSDF destroyers will be allowed to open fire on pirate boats that, despite warning shots, close in on commercial ships....

Angel's face uncovered at Istanbul's Haghia Sophia

Restoration workers have uncovered a well-preserved, long-hidden mosaic face of an angel at the former Byzantine cathedral of Haghia Sophia in Istanbul, an official said Friday.
The seraphim figure — one of two located on the side of a dome — had been covered up along with the building's other Christian mosaics shortly after Constantinople — the former name for Istanbul — fell to the Ottomans in 1453 and the cathedral was turned into a mosque...

Iran cleric warns over moves to harm Khamenei

A hardline Iranian cleric said on Friday there had been plots in the Islamic state to weaken Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's position after a disputed election last month....

Pakistan battles "kill 21 militants,soldier"

At least 21 militants and a soldier were killed Friday during an ongoing military offensive designed to eliminate the Taliban from northwest Pakistan, military officials said.Sixteen militants were killed by security forces in Maidan, the home town of pro-Taliban cleric Sufi Mohammad in Lower Dir, the paramilitary Frontier Corps said without giving any other details...

U.S. to transfer $200 million to Palestinians

The United States plans to transfer $200 million to the struggling Palestinian Authority to help cover its budget crisis, an Obama administration official said on Friday.U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expected to announce the transfer of funds later on Friday as part of U.S. efforts to improve conditions on the ground that will bolster attempts to revive stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks....

Some 35,000 flee renewed clashes in DRCongo: UNHCR

At least 35,000 people have been forced to flee recent fighting between government forces and Rwanda Hutu rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN refugee agency said Friday."These people have reportedly fled in the wake of the latest government military campaign code-named Kimia II, which began on 12 July in the Uvira territory of South Kivu," said Ron Redmond, spokesman for the UNHCR.

Bin Laden Son Dead....?:Drone Likely Killed Terrorist Son...

New Military Drone Passes Vertical Takeoff Test

It flies like a butterfly, and boy, will it sting a lot more than a bee.Aurora Flight Sciences recently tested a half-scale model of its new Excalibur unmanned aerial vehicle, or "drone" to the rest of us.Unlike the military's Predator and Reaper drones currently in use along the Afghan-Pakistani border, the Excalibur won't need a runway.....

Obama:""Victory" Not Necessarily Goal in Afghanistan..."

President Obama has put securing Afghanistan near the top of his foreign policy agenda, but "victory" in the war-torn country isn't necessarily the United States' goal, he said Thursday in a TV interview."I'm always worried about using the word 'victory,' because, you know, it invokes this notion of Emperor Hirohito coming down and signing a surrender to MacArthur," Obama told ABC News...

North Korea launches scathing attack on Hillary:"Sometimes looks like schoolgirl,sometimes pensioner going shopping..."

The war of words between North Korea and the United States escalated Thursday, with North Korea's Foreign Ministry lashing out at Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in unusually personal terms for "vulgar remarks" that it said demonstrated "she is by no means intelligent."

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Is the Country Suffering From Too Much Obama TV..?

Obama Changes His Tune: It’s ‘OK’ if Senate Misses August Health Bill Deadline

Cambridge Cops ‘Deeply Pained’ by Obama’s Comments About Officer’s Arrest of Harvard Professor

Pelosi Says She Has Votes to Pass House Health Plan

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she has the votes to pass legislation overhauling the U.S. health- care system as Democratic Party leaders moved closer to an agreement with rebellious members of their own party...

Obama: Doctors Taking Tonsils Out For Money Instead Of Diagnosing It As Allergies...

"Right now, doctors a lot of times are forced to make decisions based on the fee payment schedule that's out there. ... The doctor may look at the reimbursement system and say to himself, 'You know what? I make a lot more money if I take this kid's tonsils out,'" Obama told a prime-time news conference...

OBAMA:"THE BLUE PILL,THE RED PILL..."

"If there's a blue pill and a red pill, and the blue pill is half the price of the red pill and works just as well, why not pay half price for the thing that's going to make you well?" -President Obama


MAKING IT A "BLACK and WHITE" ISSUE...:Obama Says Cambridge Police Acted "STUPIDLY"

President Barack Obama said Wednesday that police acted "stupidly" in the arrest of prominent black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. and that despite racial progress blacks and Hispanics are still singled out unfairly for arrest....

--Police Officer denies he's a racist, won't apologize...
--Audio: 'I know what I did was right'...
--Says Obama 'way off base'...

Netanyahu urges Arabs to aim for peace

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Thursday called on the Arab world to engage with Israel and praised the opportunity afforded by the Arab initiative for regional peace...

Obama and Israel,into the abyss

What I dubbed the Obama administration's "rapid and harsh turn against Israel" has had three quick, predictable and counterproductive results. These point to further difficulties ahead...

US Middle East envoy heads to Syria

The US State Department on Thursday said that the Obama administration's special Middle East envoy is heading to Syria. State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said George Mitchell planned to arrive Friday for his second visit to Damascus since he took up his post.

Israel's FM invokes Hitler in Shepherd spat

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman's directive this week to circulate a 1941 picture of Hitler sitting with Jerusalem mufti Amin al-Husseini represents an effort to put international reports about the Shepherd Hotel controversy into perspective, after plans to build apartments at the site were portrayed by some abroad as another Israeli attempt to usurp what belonged historically to the Palestinians, government officials said Thursday.

NY, NJ rabbis arrested for corruption

Several Rabbis in New York and New Jersey were among a group of about 30 people who were arrested Thursday over suspicions of corruption, federal prosecutors said...

Hizbullah's growing presence in Venezuela has Israel worried

As Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman concluded his visit to Brazil on Thursday - the first stop of his 10-day Latin American tour - Israel expressed concern over Hizbullah's growing strength in the region, especially in a country not on Lieberman's itinerary: Venezuela.

Romanian mayor regrets Nazi uniform

Romanian mayor has apologized for dressing up in a Nazi uniform with a swastika insignia, saying in an open letter Thursday that he is not a fascist or anti-Semite...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Pakistan objecting to expanded American combat operations in Afghanistan...

Pakistan is objecting to expanded American combat operations in neighboring Afghanistan, creating new fissures in the alliance with Washington at a critical juncture when thousands of new American forces are arriving in the region...

Clinton declares the US 'is back' in Asia

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived at a key security conference Wednesday carrying a no-nonsense message that the United States is ready to re-engage with Asia after years of neglect.Clinton, arriving from Bangkok, moved right into talks with Asian counterparts gathered for two days of international meetings to discuss North Korea, Myanmar and a range of other regional issues.

OBAMA'S CHANGE:"More bodies go unclaimed as families can't afford funeral costs..."

Albert Gaskin, caretaker at Evergreen Cemetery in Los Angeles, looks over the cremated remains of unclaimed bodies.(Anne Cusack/Los Angeles Times)

REPORT: Feds have spent $79 billion on global warming policies,research...

The Science and Public Policy Institute announces the publication of Climate Money, a study by Joanne Nova revealing that the federal Government has a near-monopsony on climate science funding. This distorts the science towards self-serving alarmism....

Bernanke: “I Don’t Know” Which Foreign Banks Were Given Half a Trillion

Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke was confronted yesterday by Congressman Alan Grayson about which foreign banks were the recipients of Federal Reserve credit swaps, but he was unable to provide an answer as to where over half a trillion dollars had gone...

OBAMA ADMITS:"'NOT FAMILIAR' WITH HOUSE BILL..."

With the public’s trust in his handling of health care tanking (50%-44% of Americans disapprove), the White House has launched a new phase of its strategy designed to pass Obamacare: all Obama, all the time. As part of that effort, Obama hosted a conference call with leftist bloggers urging them to pressure Congress to pass his health plan as soon as possible....

OBAMA WATCH DAILY....

--GOVERNMENT MOTORS sales fall 22%...

Obama Regulatory Czar's Confirmation Held Up by Hunting Rights Proponent

President Obama's nominee for "regulatory czar" has hit a new snag in his Senate confirmation process -- a "hold" by Texas Sen. John Cornyn, who's says he's not convinced that Harvard professor Cass Sunstein won't push a radical animal rights agenda, including new restrictions on agriculture and even hunting.Senators are permitted "holds" to prevent a vote on a nominee from coming to the floor....

GOP Leader Mocks White House Claim That They ‘Rescued the Economy’

"Not only has the stimulus not worked and the economy not been rescued, the President continues to promote policies that will create more unemployment in America. The national energy tax that went through this House last month will cause millions of Americans to lose their jobs over the next 10 years, at 2.5 million per year. And we're debating the health care plan, the government takeover of health care, which according to the Presidents council of economic advisors model will cost five million more Americans their jobs."

RAHM EMANUEL:"We Rescued the Economy...."

U.S. President Barack Obama shifts his effort to convince the American people healthcare reform is the right thing to do right now to prime time Wednesday.In an evening news conference, Obama is expected to outline the case for healthcare reform as well as provide an update on what has been accomplished since he took office in January...

Obama Science Czar’s Plan To Sterilize Population Through Water Supply Already Happening

Shocking proposals to mass sterilize the population by artificially medicating municipal water supplies, which were outlined by President Obama’s top science czar in his 1977 book Ecoscience, are already in effect as global sperm counts drop and gender-bending chemicals pollute our rivers and lakes...

Rep. Denounces Ginsberg Eugenics Comment on House Floor

Rep. Joseph Pitts, a Republican from Pennsylvania, had a strong reaction to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s comments about doing away with useless eaters “we don’t want to have too many of...”

EUGENICIST WATCH:"Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg"

In a revealing interview with the New York Times, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says abortion should be used to control useless eaters and unwanted populations.Ginsberg: “Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.”She does not say it like that, but she might as well have.Asked out “reproductive choice” — that is, the choice to kill a fetus — Ginsburg said the Supreme Court ruling on Medicaid surprised her....

Asia watches long solar eclipse


People in Asia have seen the longest total solar eclipse this century, with large areas of India and China plunged into darkness...

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

China and Russia in joint anti-terrorism exercise...

China and Russia were holding a joint military exercise on Wednesday, with the drill seen as a chance to beef up anti-terrorism cooperation after the recent flare-up of violence in China's Xinjiang region.The "Peace Mission 2009" five-day exercise in northeast China comes weeks after China's worst ethnic unrest in decades between Muslim Uighurs and Han Chinese in the far-western region of Xinjiang that killed at least 197 people....

ENVIRO WATCH:"Gore's hometown Nashville Breaks 1877 Cold Temp Record..."

Cool weather has broken a previous low temperature for July 21 in Nashville that was set when Rutherford B. Hayes was president.When the temperature at the National Weather Service station dipped to 58 degrees at 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, it wiped out the previous record low for the date of 60 degrees, which was set in 1877....

Man Shouts at Sebelius:"It Will Be a Cold Day in Hell Before Obama Socializes My Country"

WGNO: Four members of President Barack Obama's cabinet visited Louisiana on Monday to tout plans for improving health care in rural areas, but they found themselves defending the administration's broader effort to overhaul the nation's health care system....

PS:Abortion fan Sibelius,got a little reality check with the real America I think...
As in the days of Noah....

CNN’s Lou Dobbs Wonders if Obama Is Undocumented...

"I’m starting to think we have a document issue."

Editor's note: The first video in the playlist is a short highlight from the radio show. The second two clips are the full segments from the show.

Riot police separate screaming black separatists, white supremacists in Texas town...

Texas state riot police have swarmed into the streets of an eastern Texas town and broken up a tense standoff between screaming black separatists and white supremacists...

USATODAY GALLUP:Poll Danger Signs;Obama Tracking Lower Than Carter...

A president's standing after his first six months in office doesn't forecast whether he'll have a successful four-year term, but it does signal how much political juice he'll have for his second six months in office.That's the lesson of history....
--WIRE: So what happened to the promises?