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

Saturday, February 20, 2010

China school denies link to Google attack:report

SHANGHAI-A Chinese vocational school has denied a report it was a source of recent cyber attacks on Internet giant Google and other U.S. corporations, Xinhua news agency said on Saturday. "Investigation in the staff found no trace the attacks originated from our school," Li Zixiang, party chief at Lanxiang Vocational School in Shandong Province, was quoted as saying.The New York Times reported that the attacks, a source of friction in Sino-U.S. relations, had been traced to Lanxiang, which it said was established with support from the Chinese military and trains computer scientists for the military, and to Shanghai Jiaotong University....

Playstation 3:"The Future Of Big Brother Surveillance...?"

Internet 2 and The mark of the beast may only be a game console away
A U.S. Military research team recently built a supercomputer with over 2,000 PlayStation 3 game consoles. The 500 TeraFLOPS Heterogeneous Cluster is almost 100,000 times faster than any high-end processors in existence today.
This is an insanely powerful and fast computer for those of you that are computer illiterate


It is interesting that the U.S. Military would use the PS3 for it’s Cell Broadband Engine Architecture. This Architecture gives it an edge over all other processors and can be used as a portable supercomputer when broke down into groups of 8-10 ps3 consoles making it very efficient for surveillance activities in a large metropolitan area rather inexpensively by giving the military or police the capability to monitor internet or phone communications. This may explain the recent push for warrantless searches of cell phones in America and the U.K. as both countries tend to mirror or share technologies.....
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France leapfrogs past Australia in Big Brother stakes

France yesterday put in its bid for an unlikely prize, becoming the first western country to make even Australia look liberal when it comes to state powers of internet censorship.
In the teeth of fierce opposition both inside and outside parliament, the National Assembly approved, by 312 votes to 214 against, a first reading of a bill on Internal Security - the quaintly titled "LOPPSI 2"....

US school comes out fighting over webcam spy claim

The UK agency in charge of IT in UK schools has insisted there is no chance of the government’s free laptops program exposing the bedroom activities of British students.The proud boast of Lower Merrion School District in Philadelphia is that it gives every one of their 1,800 high-schoolers laptop computers, to “ensure that all students have 24/7 access to school-based resources.” The catch – which isn’t even mentioned in the small print – is that whilst pupils are watching their laptops, their school may be watching them. This rather sinister twist to the tale came to light when the parents of student Blake Robbins were told by an official of Harriton High School last November that their son had been involved in “improper behavior in his home.” What startled and then outraged Blake’s parents was the evidence provided: a photo of their son engaged in the “improper behaviour” cited, taken not on any friend’s camera – but by the webcam on the free school laptop...
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Picture Left:Harriton High School is shown in Bryn Mawr, Pa., Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010.
(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Gordon Brown praises New World Order

In a speech thanking the progressive politics ‘believers’ of the world, Gordon Brown gives his election speech were he praises the New World Order, urging a new global financial constitution, and heralding a new global age.
This speech clearly shows that Gordon Brown is mad, and New Labour should be kicked out of power, as fast as possible, before the UK is totally destroyed as a nation.
Recorded from BBC News Channel, 19 February 2010

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Lawsuit Accuses Pa. School District of Spying

The Lower Merion School District of Ardmore, Pa. is facing a lawsuit that alleges spying on students and families by activating webcams on school-provided laptops, according to Computerworld.Michael and Holly Robbins claim they first found out about the alleged spying at the end of last year after their son was accused of “improper behavior in his home” and shown a photograph taken by his laptop.For its part, the school district denies spying on students, but does admit the cameras could be turned on without the user’s knowledge as part of a security feature....
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FBI Formally Closes Investigation Into Deadly 2001 Anthrax Attacks

After seven frustrating years probing the deadly 2001 anthrax mailings, FBI officials formally closed the case Friday after concluding a government researcher acted alone in the attacks.The anthrax letters were sent to lawmakers and news organizations as the nation reeled in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.The FBI and Justice Department announced the decision while disclosing reams of evidence collected in the case. Officials also released a nearly 100-page summary of their findings...

I Wish Joe Stack Had Not Killed Himself...!

All of us are now aware of the Texas man who yesterday flew his private plane into a 7-story Austin office building. Apparently, he intentionally crashed his plane into the building to target the IRS offices that were housed inside the facility.As I am writing this column just hours after the event took place, there has not yet been a lot of time for the major news media talking heads to spin the story. By the time this column is released on Friday, however, I’m sure we will all have been inundated with copious references to this man, Joe Stack, as being “off his rocker,” or similar assertions. Perhaps our friends at DHS will label Stack a “right-wing domestic terrorist.” However, Mr. Stack apparently left behind a “suicide manifesto” explaining his actions. After carefully reading Stack’s manifesto, I am quite convinced that he was not crazy, and he was not a “terrorist.” However, he was angry....

ATTACK IN AUSTIN WATCH

--Austin Plane Crash: Criminal Act or Domestic Terrorism...?
--Austin Suicide Pilot Posted Anti-IRS Screed
--Austin Plane Crash Labeled “Right-Wing Domestic Terror Attack” By Obama Supporters
--Eyewitness: Hazmat Teams In Place Before Plane Crash
--Source: FBI Knew Austin Attack Was Coming
--Austin Area Tea Party Leaders Speak Out About Joseph Stack Attack & Liberal Media Distortions
--Alex Jones TV World Exclusive Source: FBI Knew Austin Attack Was Coming
--News That Joe Stack Was Not A Tea Party Member Disappoints Obamanoids
--Attack in Austin: Outraged “Lone Wolf” or False Flag Op?
--Wife Offers Sympathy to Victims
--Austin hero on 'America Live'
--Name released of man who died

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Congressman Says Pilot Targeted Government

The Austin Texas Bombing Is A HUGE Image Blow To The “Tea Party”

It’s not clear who the Austin, TX plane crash pilot Joe Stack hung out with, but let’s just put it out there and stop playing pretend: this is not good publicity for the “Tea Party” right, and no, we’re not saying Stack was a tea partier.But in his insane manifesto he rails against the IRS, bailouts, and, well, all of the right wing’s typical enemies.Is this fair to the right? No. Will some of the media use this as a chance to smear the “tea partiers”? Sure.But we’re not talking about what’s fair, we’re just talking about what happens....
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Texas Small Plane Crash Might Be Intentional Act, Officials Say

A pilot furious with the Internal Revenue Service crashed his small plane Thursday into an office building in Austin, Texas, that houses federal tax employees, setting off a raging fire....

Hamas sources allege Fatah link to Dubai killing

GAZA-Hamas sources have accused men they say were members of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah movement of helping Israel to kill a Hamas commander in Dubai, a link that would inflame hostility between the rival factions.Dubai police told a local newspaper on Thursday they were 99 percent sure Israel was behind the killing of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in a Dubai hotel last month. Most of the suspects identified by the Dubai police carried European passports.The police have also said two Palestinians are suspected of providing logistical support in the operation. They have not named the pair, who were extradited to Dubai from Jordan....
Picture Left:Hamas militant Mahmoud al-Mabhouh (bottom) being followed by his alleged killers in a CCTV image released by Dubai police.(REUTERS/Dubai Police/Handout)

Mossad chief won't quit over Dubai hit: source

JERUSALEM-Mossad chief Meir Dagan sees no reason to resign over a scandal-fraught assassination in Dubai, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is unlikely to ask him to, a confidant of the Israeli spymaster said on Thursday.While Israel has declined to comment on the January 20 slaying of Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) named the suspected killers, including several who had copied the European passports of actual immigrants to Israel....

Ten killed in bomb blast in Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan-At least 10 people, including an Islamist militant commander, were killed on Thursday in a bomb blast in a remote village market in Pakistan's Khyber region on the Afghan border, officials said.The attack apparently targeted a commander of Lashkar-e-Islam militant group based in the region. The group is not part of Pakistan's main Taliban alliance but espouses the same hard-line interpretation of Islam."The death toll could rise as many people are still trapped under the rubble," a Pakistani intelligence official in the region told Reuters by telephone...
Picture Left:People carry a person injured by a bomb blast, at a local hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010.(AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

Suspected U.S. missile strike in Pakistan,3 dead

ISLAMABAD-A suspected U.S. drone aircraft fired two missiles into Pakistan's North Waziristan region on the Afghan border on Thursday, killing three militants, intelligence officials said....

Major Afghan offensive "brings more death,but no success"

The huge offensive against the Taliban in Southern Afghanistan has already taken the lives of innocent by-standers. Two U.S. rockets that missed their targets, killed 12 civilians, 6 of them children...

IAEA fears Iran may be working to make nuclear bomb

VIENNA-The U.N. nuclear watchdog is concerned that Iran may now be working to develop a nuclear payload for a missile, the agency said in a confidential report on Thursday obtained by Reuters.The International Atomic Energy Agency report also confirmed Iran had produced its first, small batch of uranium enriched to a higher level-20 %-but said the Islamic Republic had failed to give inspectors the required advance notice.Both developments will stoke Western concerns that Iran is secretly bent on developing nuclear weapons capacity from the enrichment process. Tehran says the effort is meant only to yield electricity or radio-isotopes for agriculture or medicine...

"Israel presses Iran to keep nuke monopoly in region"

Some suggest it may not be just safety concerns behind Israel's attempts to reign in Iran.
Irina Zvyagelskaya, Vice President of the Center for Strategic and Political Studies in Moscow, thinks Israel is striving to preserve its nuclear monopoly in the region....

Moscow in the Middle:"Russia as advocate of peace in Mideast...?"

Israel's Prime Minister is in Moscow for talks, just days after the leader of Hamas.
It appears to be a sign that Russia is looking to take a more central role as a middle east mediator. The talks between Benyamin Netanyahu and President Dmitri Medvedev are thought to be heavily focused on Iran's nuclear programme....

Report on Marines' water omitted cancer chemical

WILMINGTON, N.C. – An environmental contractor dramatically underreported the level of a cancer-causing chemical found in tap water at Camp Lejeune, then omitted it altogether as the Marine base prepared for a federal health review, an Associated Press review has found.The Marine Corps had been warned nearly a decade earlier about the dangerously high levels of benzene, which was traced to massive leaks from fuel tanks at the base on the North Carolina coast, according to recently disclosed studies.For years, Marines who served at Camp Lejeune have blamed their families' cancers and other ailments on tap water tainted by dry cleaning solvents, and many accuse the military of covering it up. The benzene was discovered as part of a broader, ongoing probe into that contamination.....

Picture Left:In a Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2009 photo, retired Marine Master Sgt.Jerry Ensminger with some of his documentation related to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, at his home in Elizabethtown, NC. Ensminger lost his 9-year-old daughter Janey, seen in photo at left, to leukemia and believes the government knowingly exposed military families to carcinogenic contaminates.(AP Photo/Logan Wallace)

"Pakistan arrests 2 senior Afghan Taliban":official

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan-Pakistan has captured two "shadow governors" belonging to Afghanistan's Taliban movement, an Afghan official said on Thursday.The timing of the reported arrests coincides with the capture of Taliban's second-in-command Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in Pakistan's Karachi by Pakistani and U.S. agents this month.Mullah Abdul Salam and Mullah Mir Mohammad, respectively the shadow governors of the northern Afghan provinces of Kunduz and Baghlan happened in Pakistan's Baluchistan province, the Afghan governor for Kunduz said...
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Bribing Taliban equals more NATO troops killed...?

Claims that NATO troops bribed the Taliban to keep the peace have an all-too-human cost. Italy's secret service is under fire for allegedly paying off insurgent leaders - which is thought to have contributed to the deaths of ten French troops. RT has been hearing why grieving families are demanding justice...

U.S.:"NATO controls Marjah's key roads,bridges"

MARJAH, Afghanistan – U.S. and Afghan forces have taken control of the main roads, bridges and government centers of the Taliban haven of Marjah, the top Marine commander in southern Afghanistan said Thursday, though he added that pockets of insurgents remain."I'd say we control the spine" of the town, Brig. Gen. Larry Nicholson told The Associated Press as he inspected the Marines' front line in the north of the town. "We're where we want to be."After six days of a massive NATO offensive, Marines and their Afghan counterparts succeeded in their initial military objectives, he said: They now control all access points into town, the government centers and the main markets, and the key roads that crisscross the 80-square-mile (200-square-kilometer) area....
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What should the US do in Afghanistan...?

Iranian media:"Supreme leader accuses U.S. of 'spreading lies'"

Tehran, Iran--Iran's supreme leader accused the United States of "spreading lies" about the Islamic state Wednesday, Iranian media reported.Ayatollah Ali Khamenei rejected recent remarks by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who just wrapped up a tour of the region."Once again the Americans have sent their agent to go around the Persian Gulf like a vagabond and repeat the same lies," he said, according to the semi-official Fars news agency."But so far no one has believed their words because America is not thinking of the interests of the region," he continued. "On the contrary, [the United States] has always trampled as far as it could on the rights of the region's countries for the sake of its own illegitimate interests"...

U.N. envoy:"Reconciliatory efforts needed in Afghanistan"

(CNN)--The Taliban should halt attacks on schools and clinics to demonstrate support for the reconciliation effort in Afghanistan, the United Nations' top envoy in Kabul said Wednesday."I believe that the reconciliation process, a peace process, is important, and there is a need to talk," Kai Eide, the U.N. special representative to Afghanistan, said. "The best way of doing it is, as we have seen in so many other conflicts, by starting step-by-step with some confidence-building measures."Eide, who is about to retire as the U.N.'s envoy in Kabul after a two-year tenure, told CNN's Christiane Amanpour in an exclusive interview to air Thursday that he does not believe the conflict will ultimately be solved by military means alone. "There has to be a political process," he said....

MUSLIM WATCH:3 women caned in Malaysia for adultery

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia-For the first time, Malaysian authorities have caned three Muslim women under Islamic law for acts of adultery, the Malaysian national news agency Bernama said.Home Minister Hishamuddin Hussein announced the canings Wednesday, saying the penalty was carried out February 9 at a women's prison near Kuala Lumpur.The canings-a punishment that persists across Malaysian society since the British colonial era of the 19th century-have been denounced by one Amnesty International official, who says "caning is tantamount to torture."But Hishamuddin said the punishment was carried out "to educate and make the offenders realize their mistakes and to return to the right path"...
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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Reuters journalist freed from US custody

RUSSIA TODAY:The US military in Iraq freed an Iraqi freelance journalist working for the Thomson Reuters media group on Wednesday after holding him for 17 months without charge, the company said. It is unknown why he was arrested and why he has been released, there is no access to the investigation. Many of the Iraqi journalists are being arrested because the US military has a hard time distinguishing between fighters and journalists.

Israel says no proof it carried out Dubai killing

JERUSALEM-Israel's foreign minister said on Wednesday the use of the identities of foreign-born Israelis by a hit squad suspected of killing a Hamas militant in Dubai did not prove the Mossad spy agency assassinated him."There is no reason to think that it was the Israeli Mossad, and not some other intelligence service or country up to some mischief," Avigdor Lieberman, asked about the operation and alleged passport subterfuge, told Army Radio.But Lieberman did not deny outright Israeli involvement in the killing of Hamas's Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in a Dubai hotel last month, saying Israel has a "policy of ambiguity" on intelligence matters and there was no proof it was behind the assassination...

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Picture Left:An image courtesy of Dubai police shows the eleven people suspected of killing Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in a luxury hotel in the Gulf emirate last month.(REUTERS/Dubai Police/Handout)

"NATO should be global security forum":Rasmussen

MUNICH,Germany-NATO should develop closer ties with China, India, Pakistan and Russia and become the forum for consultation on global security, the alliance's head said on Sunday, but a senior Russian politician reacted with skepticism.The four countries all had interests in stability in Afghanistan and could do more to help develop and assist the country, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said."What would be the harm if countries such as China, India, Pakistan and others were to develop closer ties with NATO? I think, in fact, there would only be a benefit, in terms of trust, confidence and cooperation," he said.NATO should become the global forum with other nations on a host of security issues extending from terrorism, cyber attacks, nuclear proliferation, piracy, climate change and competition for natural resources as well as Afghanistan, he said."NATO can be the place where views, concerns and best practices on security are shared by NATO's global partners. And where ... we might work out how to tackle global challenges together," he told a conference in Munich ahead of discussion of a new NATO Strategic Concept due to be approved in November....
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THE MURDER of MAHMOUD AL-MAHBOUB:Dubai Police Release Video Account of Hamas Leader’s Intricate Assassination...

The New York Times: The video was edited by the Dubai police and includes titles that explain their interpretation of the movements of the 11 suspects before, during and after the assassination.

Syria's Assad holds security talks with U.S. official

DAMASCUS-President Bashar al-Assad held security talks on Wednesday with America's highest-ranking career diplomat, a day after President Barack Obama pledged to reappoint an ambassador to Syria after a five-year absence.Under Secretary of State William Burns, the architect of a deal that helped rehabilitate Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi, met with Assad along with Daniel Benjamin, a senior U.S. counter-terrorism official."I have no illusions about the challenges," Burns said after seeing the president. "But my meeting with President Assad made me hopeful that we can make progress together in the interest of both of our countries," Burns added....

Adelson:"Israel's Media is Dictatorial,Fox News was My Model"

Owner of Yisrael HaYom says Israel's media distort reality, reveals he got Fox owner Murdoch's permission to use the 'fair and balanced' slogan....

"Alarming" homelessness under Obama...

ROOSEVELT, N.Y.-Homelessness in rural and suburban America is straining shelters this winter as the economy founders and joblessness hovers near double digits-a "perfect storm of foreclosures, unemployment and a shortage of affordable housing," in one official's eyes."We are seeing many families that never before sought government help," said Greg Blass, commissioner of Social Services in Suffolk County on eastern Long Island."We see a spiral in food stamps, heating assistance applications; Medicaid is skyrocketing," Blass added. "It is truly reaching a stage of being alarming"...

‘Impeach Obama’ billboard along Hwy. 41

OSHKOSH-A controversial billboard along Highway 41 is catching people’s attention. It calls for President Obama to be removed from office.The spot, near the Oshkosh Correctional Institute, is also becoming a popular spot for motorists to pull over and snap a picture.

“The sign kind of struck me as being very forceful. I was driving up to Green Bay this morning and saw it. It just surprised me that a sign like that would be out there, that blatant,” said Gary Fox, of Waukesha.Fox said he agrees with the ‘Impeach Obama’ billboard. The tagline is: ‘America’s small businesses are failing, help us spread the message.’ So, who paid for it? FOX 11 went looking and it turns out it wasn’t a group of small business owners. It was Tom Wroblewski, an attorney in Menasha....
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Michael Savage:"Socialist Obama to Push Executive Orders Against Will of Americans"

Facing gridlock in Congress, Obama Making Plans to Use Executive Power

WASHINGTON-With much of his legislative agenda stalled in Congress, President Obama and his team are preparing an array of actions using his executive power to advance energy, environmental, fiscal and other domestic policy priorities.“We are reviewing a list of presidential executive orders and directives to get the job done across a front of issues,” said Rahm Emanuel, the White House chief of staff.Any president has vast authority to influence policy even without legislation, through executive orders, agency rule-making and administrative fiat. And Mr. Obama’s success this week in pressuring the Senate to confirm 27 nominations by threatening to use his recess appointment power demonstrated that executive authority can also be leveraged to force action by Congress.And the Environmental Protection Agency is moving forward with possible regulations on heat-trapping gases blamed for climate change, while a bill to cap such emissions languishes in the Senate....

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Dem Sen. Rockefeller On Obama:“He’s Beginning To Be Not Believable To Me”

“He says ‘I’m for clean coal,’ and then he says it in his speeches, but he doesn’t say it in here,” said Sen. Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia. “And he doesn’t say it in the minds of my own people. And he’s beginning to not be believable to me”....

CNN SHOCK POLL:"Majority Say Obama Doesn't Deserve 2nd Term"...

52 percent of Americans said President Barack Obama doesn't deserve reelection in 2012, according to a new poll.
44 percent of all Americans said they would vote to reelect the president in two and a half years, less than the slight majority who said they would prefer to elect someone else....

Steele Meets With Tea Party Leaders at RNC Headquarters

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele sat down with about 50 Tea Party leaders Tuesday in the first such meeting of Republican Party and the growing conservative movement-two sides that could be either vital partners or bitter rivals. The meeting was part of a broader effort by national Republicans to reach out to Tea Party activists rather than risk their hand-picked candidates being run over by the movement...

Any military action against Iran will have negative consequences for entire world

A military strike on Iran would be a big mistake; the problems linked to Iran’s nuclear program must be resolved only by diplomatic means, Vladimir Nazarov, deputy secretary of Russia’s Security Council, told Interfax news agency in an interview.“Any military action against Iran will explode the situation, will have extremely negative consequences for the entire world, including for Russia, which is a neighbor of Iran,” he said...

Hezbollah Warns Retaliation if Israel Strikes

BEIRUT-Hezbollah's leader warned Israel Tuesday that the militant group would fire rockets at Tel Aviv airport and other strategic targets if Israel's military strikes Lebanese infrastructure.Hezbollah and Israel fought a 34-day war in 2006, and in recent months both sides have exchanged tough words of warning. The new threat from Hezbollah is backed up by what the group says is an arsenal of thousands of rockets and missiles, some of which it says can reach anywhere in Israel.Hassan Nasrallah said the group's rockets would also target buildings in Israel's seaside metropolis of Tel Aviv if Israeli warplanes strike buildings in Hezbollah's stronghold in Beirut's southern outskirts....

Taliban's Top Military Commander Captured

ISLAMABAD-The Taliban's top military commander has been arrested in a joint CIA-Pakistani operation in Pakistan in a major victory against the insurgents as U.S. troops push into their heartland in southern Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday.Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the group's No. 2 leader behind Afghan Taliban founder Mullah Mohammad Omar and a close associate of Usama bin Laden, was captured in the southern Pakistani port city of Karachi, two Pakistani intelligence officers and a senior U.S. official said...

Obama Announces First Ambassador to Syria Since 2005

WASHINGTON -President Obama, intent on thawing the United States' diplomatic freeze with Syria,has named a career diplomat as his nominee to ambassador to the Middle Eastern country. President Bush removed the last U.S. ambassador to Syria in 2005 in protest over speculation that the country was involved in the assassination of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri. The investigation into Hariri's death continues.Obama said Tuesday he would nominate Robert Ford to ambassador to Syria, which borders both Iraq and Israel."Ambassador Ford is a highly accomplished diplomat with many years of experience in the Middle East," White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said. "His appointment represents President Obama's commitment to use engagement to advance U.S. interests by improving communication with the Syrian government and people"....

Are Lebanon and Israel Headed for War...?

To the casual observer, people on the streets of Beirut show no fear of war. But talk to many Lebanese today, and you’ll soon find war is very much on their minds.All the people ABC News spoke to say conflict with Israel is looming. It’s just a matter of when. Neither side wants to be guilty of starting the next war, but people in Lebanon say tension is now so high the smallest incident may provide the trigger...

Clinton expected to seek Saudi Arabia’s help in confronting Iran

RAWDAT KHURAIM, SAUDI ARABIA-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton begins a difficult diplomatic assignment Monday in Saudi Arabia, a key U.S. ally.By all accounts, President Obama’s meeting with King Abdullah last year went poorly over misunderstandings on a variety of issues, and now Clinton seeks to rebuild ties.Clinton, who landed in Riyadh on Monday afternoon, is expected to have lengthy meetings with the king, a tough, no-nonsense leader, at a huge tent compound about a 65-minute drive from the capital...

Clinton clings to Bush ideals on Iran

Hillary Clinton's sudden volley of shots at Iran marks the end of an engagement policy that never really began. She wants to convince the world that the regime in Tehran is opposed to serious talks with the west. That may be true, but we'll probably never know because in fact, no one has offered such talks.In laying out the American approach to Iran, Clinton showed how little US foreign policy has changed since the last years of the Bush administration. President Bush famously explained that he would not negotiate with unfriendly regimes because he didn't want to "reward bad behaviour". He wanted states like Iran to change of their own accord, not as a result of negotiation but as a pre-condition for being allowed to negotiate...

Netanyahu:"Ezekiel 37 fulfilled"

The leader of a Messianic Jewish ministry is pleased that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently proclaimed the fulfillment of the prophecy in Ezekiel, Chapter 37.Speaking on the recent 65th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz in Poland, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proclaimed the fulfillment of the prophet Ezekiel's vision of the valley of dry bones. Netanyahu said, "Armed with the Jewish spirit, the justice of man, and the vision of the prophets, we sprouted new branches and grew deep roots. Dry bones became covered with flesh, a spirit filled them, and they lived and stood on their own feet"....

White House on Iran:"No options ruled out..."

WASHINGTON--The White House on Tuesday would not rule out any options, including the military option, for dealing with Iran's nuclear ambitions.White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said: "I wouldn't rule out anything"...

Iran defies West on human rights at U.N. forum

GENEVA-Iran, already in confrontation with big powers over its nuclear program, on Monday defied the West over human rights, declaring that it was an open democracy where free speech and justice were guaranteed.Rejecting charges from the United States, France, Britain and other countries that torture and murder of dissenters were rife in Iran, a senior Tehran official told a United Nations body they were playing politics to undermine his country."Iran is becoming one of the prominent democratic states in the (Middle East) region," Mohammad Javad Larijani, secretary-general of the Iranian High Council for Human Rights, told the U.N.'s Human Rights Council....

Ahmadinejad not taking Clinton comments 'seriously'...

TEHRAN-President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad dismissed on Tuesday U.S. accusations that Iran was moving toward a military dictatorship, saying the U.S. military budget was 80 times larger than that of the Islamic Republic.U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Monday that the United States believed Iran's Revolutionary Guards were driving the country towards military dictatorship and should be targeted in any new U.N. sanctions. "We don't take her comments seriously," Ahmadinejad told a televised news conference, adding that the entire Iranian population of more than 70 million were protecting Iran's independence and its Islamic revolution....

Netanyahu:"Israel not planning war with Iran..."

MOSCOW-Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday his country is not planning a war with Iran and that Tehran's concerns over such a conflict are the result of the threat of additional international sanctions.Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday he believes Israel or its allies are considering a military strike against his country, which has thus far failed to prove that its nuclear program is peaceful. "We are not planning any wars," Netanyahu said, speaking in Moscow after meetings urging Russian officials to approve tougher sanctions against Iran....

"China 'a mystery' on Iran sanctions":Israeli UN envoy

China's position on toughened nuclear sanctions against Iran remains a "mystery," Israel's UN envoy said Tuesday, and doubted the Security Council would agree new punishments for Tehran this month.Ambassador Gabriela Shalev also said that should efforts fail to frame a unified range of United Nations sanctions, it would be up to individual world powers to team up outside the Council to punish Iran economically.And, following Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Moscow, Shalev said that it was clear Russia had dropped its earlier reluctance to impose more sanctions on Iran to punish its nuclear drive."I know that the Russians have turned their position," Shalev told a small group of reporters."I know that the Russians now agree that there must be some kind of limit on the engagement," she said, referring to Iran's refusal to agree to a UN-backed deal to end the standoff over its nuclear program."China is a mystery"...

"Israel mulling a spring or summer war":Ahmadinejad

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Tuesday that Iran's arch-foe Israel was mulling starting a war "next spring or summer" but has yet to make a final deWithout specifying whom would be targeted, Ahmadinejad said: "According to information we have they (Israel) are seeking to start a war next spring or summer, although their decision is not final yet.""But the resistance and regional states will finish them if this fake regime does anything again," the hardliner said at a press conference when asked about ongoing efforts to reconcile ties between Arabs and Israel....

Monday, February 15, 2010

U.N. gun ban faces pre-emptive attack:'There's no doubt that the real agenda is domestic firearms control'

A gun rights organization has launched a petition effort to build opposition to plans being discussed by U.S. officials and the United Nations that could result in the confiscation and destruction of privately owned firearms inside the U.S.The online petition, run by officials with the National Association for Gun Rights, offers participants a conduit to tell their U.S. senators a "Small Arms Treaty"' being discussed is "nothing more than a massive global gun control scheme, designed to register, ban and confiscate firearms from law-abiding citizens"...

NATO says airstrike in Kandahar kills 5 civilians

KABUL-NATO says an airstrike against suspected insurgents has killed five civilians in Kandahar province in southern Afghanistan. Monday's accident follows the deaths on Sunday of 12 Afghans, who were killed by two U.S. rockets in neighboring Helmand province.Some 15,000 U.S., Afghan and other international forces are in Helmand on the third day of a major offensive to reclaim the town of Marjah from Taliban control....

A Message to Glenn Beck: What Are the Dangers of 9/11 Truthers?

Your Debra Medina attack really got me asking why it was a top priority for you to “expose” her “9/11 truther” connections.
You even asked:“Do you have advisors that advise you or people that are around you that are 9/11 Truthers? … Would you, if you found out that there were, would you disavow them like the president should have but I mean, he escorted them out in the middle of the night.” Benedict Arnold Glenn Beck
It’s enough to get me wondering if these truthers are a “National Security Threat” or what hideous crimes they may have committed against the U.S. of America.Glenn, you seem pretty on top of this, besides “thought crimes”, what are the crimes or “threats posed” by “9/11 truthers” to the country or yourself?It’s a good question… huh, Glenn?I decided to do a Google for “9/11 truther crimes” and guess what? It gave me answers like “war crimes”, “9/11 crimes” and “crimes against humanity”.
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Ku Klux Klan Plans Rally in Small Georgia City

NAHUNTA, Ga.-A Ku Klux Klan rally is planned for this small southeast Georgia city, and the mayor is urging people to go about their business.The Knight Riders of the Ku Klux Klan has a permit for a rally in Nahunta, about 35 miles east of Brunswick in Brantley County, from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday.City officials say the Klan group says it will focus its rally on illegal immigration and sex offenders....

Clinton:"Iran Is Becoming a Military Dictatorship"

DOHA, Qatar-U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that Iran is becoming a military dictatorship, a new U.S. accusation in the midst of rising tensions with Iran over its nuclear ambitions and crack down on anti-government protesters. Speaking to Arab students at Carnegie Mellon's Doha campus, Clinton said Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps appears to have gained so much power that it effectively is supplanting the government."Iran is moving toward a military dictatorship," she said. "That is our view"...

Obama names U.S. envoy to Muslim world body

DOHA-President Barack Obama on Saturday named a new special envoy to a top Islamic body to deepen Washington's cooperation with the Muslim world.Obama told a U.S.-Islamic World Forum in the Qatari capital Doha in a recorded video message that he was naming White House official Rashad Hussain as special envoy to the 56-member Organization of the Islamic Conference."As an accomplished lawyer and a close and trusted member of my White House staff, Rashad has played a key role in developing the partnerships I called for in Cairo," Obama said....

2,500 People Protest Muhammad Cartoon in Norway

OSLO-About 2,500 people marched through downtown Oslo in a protest Friday against a Norwegian newspaper that printed a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad.The demonstrators chanted "God is great" in Arabic and waved placards calling for a boycott of the Dagbladet daily....