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

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Israel Says Military Strike on Iran Still ‘On the Table’

Israel has not given up the option of a military strike on Iran's nuclear program, the chief of Israel's military and a senior Israeli official said on Monday, refuting remarks made over the weekend by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev."Israel has the right to defend itself and all options are on the table," Israel Lieutenant-General Gabi Askenazi said during a rare interview on Army Radio.The army chief's statement comes after Medvedev said on Sunday that Israeli President Shimon Peres assured him it would not attack Iran.Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon was asked by Reuters on Monday if the comment by Peres, as reported by Medvedev, was a guarantee there would be no Israeli strike on Iran.....

'Missing' Netanyahu Made Secret Trip to Russia

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a secret trip to Russia, a deputy prime minister confirmed on Saturday, but declined to give specific information on the mission."He was in Russia. It created some controversy about the way it was published in Israel," Dan Meridor told Reuters while in Geneva for an international conference."The content was not discussed in public. Some things are better discussed (privately)," Meridor told Reuters....

AFGHANISTAN WATCH...

--NATO chief assures Obama on Afghan war support
--NATO OFFICIAL:More Afghan training needed for war
--Taliban roadway attacks spread fear in Afghanistan
--Top Afghan official threatens to quit after attack
--Another 45,000 US troops needed in Afghanistan, military adviser says
--Senators, Advisers Urge Obama to More Than Double Afghan Forces
--Civilian Toll Rising in Afghanistan
--White House Urges Patience on Afghan War Strategy, After McChrystal Sounds Warning
--Will Obama "Do a Rumsfeld" in Afghanistan...?
--Sources: McChrystal Wants Up to 40,000 More Troops in Afghanistan
--Taliban hold sway over in 97% of Afghanistan
--Gates Open to Troop Increase in Afghanistan as More Civilians Die and Americans Oppose Occupation
--U.S. to send “trigger-pullers” to Afghanistan
--Afghanistan’s gunpoint election
--Obama: Afghan war secures America
--Obama Warns Soldiers Coming Days in Afghanistan Will Be “Bloody”
--U.S. military to stop releasing militant death tolls in Afghanistan
--5 U.S. troops among 50 killed in Afghan violence
--Nato forces rely on illegal Afghan militias, report says
--Afghan prisoners given new rights to challenge detention
--3 European leaders call for UN Afghan conference
--Suicide bombing in Afghanistan kills 3
Picture Left:A wounded Afghan boy lies on a hospital bed in Kandahar September 29, 2009. A roadside bomb struck a passenger bus outside Afghanistan's southern city of Kandahar on Tuesday, killing 12 civilians, including women and children, a provincial official said.(REUTERS/Stringer)

Gazans welcome UN war crimes report

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip-Gazans who lost loved ones during Israel's winter offensive against Hamas militants said Wednesday they're taking some solace from a U.N. report that accuses both sides of committing war crimes,but they're skeptical anyone will be brought to justice.In Israel,the findings of the U.N. team sparked outrage and deepened a sense that the Jewish state is being treated unfairly by the international community....
Picture Left:A Palestinian girl who is a member of the Samouni family walks past a tent next to the remains of their house which was destroyed during Israeli's January offensive, in Gaza City, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009. The Samouni family lost more than 20 members of their family during the last Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip.(AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

US to send home 4,000 more troops from Iraq

WASHINGTON – The top general in Iraq is sending home 4,000 more U.S. troops by the end of October as the American military winds down the six-year war. Army Gen. Ray Odierno said in remarks prepared for a congressional hearing Wednesday that the number of U.S. soldiers in Iraq will total about 120,000 over the next month.He said that will mean about 4,000 fewer troops than are in Iraq now — about the size of an Army brigade....

Iraqi 'shoe-thrower' shot dead by US forces

An Iraqi man who witnesses said shouted abuse before throwing a shoe at a US army vehicle was shot dead on Wednesday in what the American military said was a suspected grenade attack.Residents told an AFP reporter in Fallujah that Ahmed Latif, 32, whom they said was mentally disturbed, insulted the soldiers as they patrolled in the centre of the city, and then hurled a shoe at them.The US military told AFP that a convoy in Fallujah had been attacked with a suspected grenade....

Iraqi shoe thrower released; says he was tortured

BAGHDAD – The Iraqi reporter who threw his shoes at former President George W. Bush in protest was freed from prison on Tuesday and, unrepentant, he harshly condemned the U.S. presence in his country and accused authorities of torturing him.Muntadhar al-Zeidi's stunning act of protest in December made him a hero for many in and outside Iraq. It struck a chord with millions in the Arab and Muslim worlds who have been captivated and angered by daily images of destruction and grieving since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.But nine months later, there was little public outpouring of support for him, a sign of how things have changed.Since the incident, U.S. forces have pulled back from Iraq's cities, significantly lowering the profile of the U.S. military ahead of a planned full withdrawal from the country....
Picture Left:Muntadhar al-Zeidi, center, an Iraqi reporter who threw his shoes at former President George W. Bush, is seen on his release from a Baghdad prison Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009.(AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

US military closes largest detention camp in Iraq

CAMP BUCCA, Iraq – The U.S. military on Wednesday closed Camp Bucca, an isolated desert prison that was once its largest lockup in Iraq, as it moves to release thousands of detainees or transfer them to Iraqi custody before the end of the year.The sprawling facility just north of the Kuwaiti border has held thousands of men over the years, including the most dangerous in U.S. custody — Sunni insurgents, Shiite extremists and al-Qaida in Iraq suspects swept up from battlefields over six years of war.Iraqi officials say some who have been freed have returned to violence...
Picture Left:In this Monday, March 16, 2009 file photo, detainees pray at a U.S. military detention facility Camp Bucca, Iraq. The U.S. military closed Camp Bucca Wednesday Sept. 16, 2009 that was its first and, at one time, largest lockup in Iraq, as it forges ahead with plans to release thousands of remaining detainees or transfer them to Iraqi custody before year's end.(AP Photo/Dusan Vranic)

Obama Names Another Globalist with Tax Problems to His Administration

President Barack Obama on Monday named International Monetary Fund deputy research director Charles Collyns as the U.S. Treasury's new assistant secretary for international finance.
As the No. 2 official in the Treasury's international affairs section, Collyns will be responsible for representing the Treasury's interests among multilateral financial institutions such as the IMF, World Bank and international development banks....

Obama promised Jewish homes to Palestinians...?:Official says American president 'fed up' with Israel

President Obama is "fed up" with Israel while his administration has given the Palestinians guarantees they will eventually take over Jewish homes and buildings throughout most of the West Bank, a top Palestinian Authority official claimed to WND."We heard from the U.S. that no matter what Israel is building in the West Bank, it will not affect a final status agreement to create a Palestinian state," said the PA official, who spoke on condition his name be withheld. "The Americans told us (Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu might construct in the West Bank for now but we (Palestinians) can enjoy these houses later. The evacuated homes will not be destroyed like some were when Israel pulled out of Gaza," the official said.The official said Obama has adopted the position of PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, who presented a plan to create a Palestinian state within two years based largely on the 1967 borders, meaning Israel would retreat from the West Bank and eastern sections of Jerusalem....

Did Obama call on Israel to vacate Temple Mount...?:Israeli politicians accuse president of 'misrepresenting history' in U.N. speech

Did President Obama yesterday adopt U.N. and Palestinian phraseology while calling on Israel to give up the biblical West Bank and eastern sections of Jerusalem, including the Temple Mount?
Some members of the Israeli government here reacted angrily to Obama's strongly worded demand – expressed during his speech to the U.N. General Assembly – for the creation of a "viable, independent Palestinian state with contiguous territory that ends the occupation that began in 1967"...

60,000 pray in Times Square...!..."But media fail to notice this most unusual event...!!!"

You can see most anything at Times Square in Manhattan.
But 60,000 people praying? That's an unusual sight in the heart of Broadway.
Yet, that's just what happened there yesterday for one hour – from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in a Christian rally called Prayer in the Square.
Event organizers from Time Square Church had expected some 15,000. But their expectations were far exceeded at the third event of its kind in the last three years.....

Islamic rally on Capitol clouded by organizer's terror ties:As 50,000 Muslims prepare for D.C., leader's history called into question

As an anticipated 50,000 Muslims prepare to descend on Capitol Hill for "A Day of Islamic Unity" this Friday, several blogs and online news sources have spotlighted the history of the movement's leader and his ties to terrorists in the U.S.As WND reported, one of the key organizers is Hassen Abdellah, an attorney from Elizabeth, N.J. Abdellah formed part of the legal team that defended four men in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, including Mahmud Abouhalim, who was convicted and sentenced to prison. During the trial, the New York Times described Abdellah as "by far the most aggressively combative of the lawyers in the case."The case, as well as Abdellah's other legal associations, has raised eyebrows online....

Obama inspires Islamists' D.C. prayer rally:Shariah experts to proclaim 'Our Day has Come'

Muslims who are working to stage the "Our Day Has Come" day of prayer at the U.S. Capitol have discussed views that include an Islamic takeover of the White House, from where they say President Barack Obama is providing their inspiration.Building on the Islamic interest in Obama's inauguration, when Muslims claimed in a magazine that "It's our time," the event planners are calling for 50,000 Muslims to attend the 4 a.m. event on the National Mall on Sept. 25.The organizer is Hassen Abdellah, who leads a Elizabeth, N.J., mosque, and two special guests for the event, according to the website, will be Sheik Muhammad Jebril and Sheik Ahmed Dewidar.According to the website, Jebril's degree is in Islamic Law and he learned the Quran by the age of 9.According to blogger Pamela Geller at Atlas Shrugs, Jebril specializes in Shariah law and served as the imam of an extremist mosque in Cairo starting in 1988....

Red Chinese flag flies near White House:Chinese festivities honoring 60th anniversary of regime

Chinese flag with Old Glory in screen capture from Chinese television report
View of White House from Chinese festivities
The flag of the communist Chinese regime has been raised over festivities near the White House honoring the restrictive nation's 60th anniversary, according to videos posted on YouTube as well as reports from the Chinese Central television network's English-language report.WND reported earlier when plans were announced for the events held over the weekend, drawing a response from columnist Chuck Baldwin, who said the idea "challenges my vocabulary."Words such as UNBELIEVABLE, UNREAL, HORRIFIC, OBSCENE, even TRAITOROUS quickly come to mind," he wrote in a column. "Remember, the communist leaders of Mao's China are not called the 'Butchers of Beijing' for nothing. Since seizing power in 1949, it is estimated that the communist government in China has murdered more than 50 million people (some reports say the number is over 70 million)"....

Empire State Building's Lighting for China’s 60th Draws Criticism

The Empire State Building in New York City will glow red and yellow Wednesday night to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China. New York's tallest skyscraper regularly changes its iconic lighting for holidays and events. But this time, the building's choice of occasions to celebrate is drawing more attention than usual, and backlash primarily from conservative bloggers.
"What's next, Marx, Lenin and Trotsky's birthday's too?" one blogger wrote.
"What about Allah while we're honoring our enemies under the 'Commie Obammie' administration?"
Another: "While we're at it, let's light up the Rockefellor Center with a big swastika on red lights?"
Others blamed the ESB's color scheme on President Obama: "I thought by 'change' that President Obama meant socialized healthcare, higher taxes, and a bloated nanny-state there to take care of my every need. But not this!"
The China-friendly lighting will be in place from Sept. 30-Oct. 1. At 10 a.m. Wednesday, members of the Consul General of the People's Republic, including Consul General Peng Keyu, will "flip the light switch on a scale model of the Empire State Building"....