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Jan 18 19:57

The 60s: Assassinations, a School Shooting, and Nazi Gun Control

Allegations of CIA and other state agency’s involvement in the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. have been made by aides and members of the King family. Coretta Scott King said, "There is abundant evidence of a major high level conspiracy in the assassination of my husband…" Dexter King, son of Martin Luther King Jr., who met with James Earl Ray before his death and stated he believed Ray did not kill his father, also stated his father was assassinated "because he challenged the establishment." Dexter King also referred to the official investigation and findings as "the most incredible cover-up of the century."

Jan 18 19:55

Pennies for Haiti, Billions for Israel, Egypt

[I]n fiscal 1998 Haiti received $106 million from the U.S, the No. 9 nation among foreign aid recipients. Ten years later, it didn't even make the top 15 list.

Compare that to the more than $5 billion paid out to Israel and Egypt.

Jan 18 19:51

When MPs attack: Heated debate turns into mass brawl at Taiwan parliament

In the House of Commons a political fight is little more than a mildly-worded disagreement - but in Taiwain it's more akin to a violent football brawl.

In the island nation's most recent melee, more than 70 MPs punched and wrestled each other to the ground, yanked clothing and hurled anything in a politician's grasp.

One member of the governing party even claimed that he had been bitten by a member of the opposition.

Jan 18 19:41

The U.S. must not 'occupy' Haiti, declares French minister as aid FINALLY trickles through

The UN must step in to ensure the U.S. is not occupying Haiti in the wake of a devastating earthquake that may have killed 200,000 people, a French minister has said.

French Cooperation Minister Alain Joyandet spoke as the country descended into anarchy. Aid is only just trickling through the 'bottleneck' at Haiti's airport, while angry Haitians desperate for help are striking out at international agencies - and each other.

Some 10,000 U.S. troops are on the way to try to restore order - but their role is being questioned.

'This is about helping Haiti, not about occupying Haiti,' Joyandet, in Brussels for an EU meeting on Haiti, said on French radio.

Jan 18 19:13

TalkTalk condemns Bono's 'misguided' filesharing claims

TalkTalk stated: "If the Digital Economy Bill as it is currently framed becomes law, it will become legal to summarily disconnect someone for alleged copyright abuse but if you want to disconnect them for accessing child abuse images then you will have to get a court order first."

The court issue is one reason why the internet service provider is against government plans to introduce a three-strikes policy to cut illegal filesharing. It also claims that widespread Wi-FI hijacking means innocent parties could also face disconnection.

Jan 18 18:41

Guantanamo exposed

Harper's: 3 Guantanamo "Suicides" Highly Suspicious

Jan 18 17:18

The 911Truth-Blind U.S. Corporate Media: PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER ONE (Re-linked in honor of Cass Sunstein)

Identification of the enemy is the first step in any war. Proper identification of enemies requires the consideration of domestic enemies as well as foreign. In the case of 911 Truth we are faced with both foreign and domestic enemies. In some cases we are faced with domesticated foreign enemies. One easily identifiable domestic enemy is the U.S. Corporate Media/Propaganda apparatus.

Jan 18 17:13

Mumbai accused says four gunmen were Indian

Mr Qasab told a court that three of the four gunmen who stormed the Taj Mahal hotel were from Indian-administered Kashmir, Gujarat and Mumbai.

He did not reveal details about the identity of the fourth hotel attacker but claimed that he too was Indian.

India maintains that all the gunmen involved in the Mumbai attacks were from Pakistan.

Jan 18 15:38

Jumping Through The Hoops For America’s Imperialist Wars.

It is truly amazing when it comes to the security of the United States the margin for error is an absolute zero. Let there be even one failed terrorist act against the homeland and there is mass panic, security is raised to yet another spellbinding level, politicians give fleeting reassurances, more money is thrown at the problem and millions of air travelers are inconvenienced.

Nobody seems to consider that as fortress North America is being turned into a police state security ghetto we grant terrorists their victories one after another as even a failed attack cause’s great political turmoil, huge public inconvenience, and further millions thrown at an ineffective and dysfunctional security bureaucracy.

Jan 18 15:26

A North American Security Perimeter on the Horizon

Plans for a North America security perimeter might have seemed like a pipe dream just a short time ago, but it could become a reality sooner than one thinks. Some believe that a perimeter approach to security would be a more effective way of providing safety while ensuring the free flow of trade and investment. For those pushing for deep continental integration, this move is seen as the next logical step. A recent article from the Toronto Star, Canada warms to idea of a tougher 'perimeter' suggests that Canadians might now be ready to debate the concept of perimeter security. David Biette who specializes in U.S.-Canada relations and is a member of the Woodrow Wilson Center stated that a, "Perimeter is no longer a dirty word.

Jan 18 15:17

Muslim countries are, in fact, helping Haiti

Now: I was wondering how long it would take for American conservatives to blame the Muslim world for its perceived lack of aid to Haiti. Didn't take long: Jamie Allman, a talk radio host from St. Louis, says the Muslim world is "missing" from the list of donors to Haiti. (And I'm sure he isn't the only one to make this claim.)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

He isn't; the "Megaphonies" are all over the net with claims that Muslim nations are not helping Haiti. In fact they are. Even Gaza, with as little as they have after 3 years of Israeli siege, is sending along a shipment of supplies.

Jan 18 14:37

Massachusetts has estimated 116K dead voters on its rolls

A new study of the nation's voter registration records finds 3.3 million dead voters are still on the rolls - including an estimated 116,483 in Massachusetts - while another 12.9 million who are ineligible also remain.

Jan 18 14:17

A Walk in the Park

The fight is on for the holiest city in the holy land. The Israelis say Jerusalem must never be divided; the Palestinians say the east of the city is theirs and must become the capital of a new state.

Jane Corbin walks through the disputed streets and parks, meeting families thrown out of their homes, witnessing bulldozers demolishing houses and goes underground to explore tunnels excavated deep below the biblical sites.

Jan 18 12:53

US doctors beg their government to admit critically injured children from Haiti

US immigration officials had been refusing to allow children into the country until next weekend. However, as Hillary Clinton, the Secretary of State, arrived to assure Haitians that America stood ready to help “in any way we can”, doctors managed to persuade the US authorities to allow in Jean, a four-month-old Haitian girl for treatment. The orphaned child has cut through immigration rules used to bar entry to the US for Haitians even in extreme circumstances.

Jan 18 12:53

Dems look at bypassing Senate health care vote

A panicky White House and Democratic allies scrambled Sunday for a plan to salvage their hard-fought health care package in case a Republican wins Tuesday's Senate race in Massachusetts, which would enable the GOP to block further Senate action.

Jan 18 12:36

Britain's Business Secretary wants to turn the nation's back on basic science

Today in the Observer, business columnist John Naughton describes in exquisite detail the blinkered pig-ignorance of Business Secretary Peter Mandelson's plan to de-fund basic research in favor of "prioritising research that would contribute to Britain's future prosperity." That is, he's only going divert funding to those small, incremental technologies that have well-understood, overhyped revenue models, leaving out the visionary basic science that has historically accounted for the largest payouts for industry and government. If Mandelson's criteria had controlled spending 50 years ago, no one would have wasted money on go-nowhere egghead flights of fancy -- like the laser.

Jan 18 12:29

The RRSP Mirage

Can Canada restitch the fraying financial safety net citizens count on when we stop working?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Governments and corporations all played a game of "give us money now and we will take care of you when you retire." But all those plans spent the money they took in on expectations of future revenue growth to cover the obligations.

Now that globalism has triggered a global collapse of the economy, both government and corporate retirement plans are drastically "underfunded."

Jan 18 12:25

MLK assassinated by US government: King family civil trial 1999 decision. Why didn’t you know this?

*hyperlinks and video live at source*

Martin Luther King’s family and his attorney, William F. Pepper, won a civil trial that found US government agencies guilty in the wrongful death of Martin Luther King. The 1999 trial, King Family versus Jowers and Other Unknown Co-Conspirators, is the only trial ever conducted on the assassination of Dr. King. The King family’s attempts for a criminal trial were denied, as suspect James Ray’s recant of what he claimed was a false confession was denied.

Jan 18 12:21

The Global Warming Scandal Heats Up

There has been no let up with the debate on Climate Change and the Global Warming Scandal that seems to be ignored on the most part by mainstream media. Yet today there has been another devastating blow to the IPCC and one of their most important claims that the Himalayan glaciers would melt by 2035.

The IPCC has been forced to admit that the claim made was actually taken from an article published in 1999. The article was based around a telephone interview with an Indian scientist who has admitted that he was working from pure speculation and his claims were not backed by research.

Jan 18 12:17

THESE ARE THE PEOPLE ISRAEL IS TRYING TO DESTROY

The people living in Gaza are barely surviving after the blitzkrieg of a year ago….. but whatever they have they are willing to share with the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.

Jan 18 12:12

France joins Germany warning against Internet Explorer

France has echoed calls by the German government for web users to find an alternative to Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) to protect security.

Jan 18 11:26

OBAMA'S EXECUTIVE ORDERS AND THE CONSTITUTIONAL MILITIA

The Internet has literally been melting down the past week over the second, dangerous Executive Order issued by Marxist Barack Obama. Below are links to the documents I wish to bring to your attention. Not only are these Executive Orders an in your face blueprint for tyranny, the timing is what should concern everyone.

Jan 18 11:19

BATF Notice Bans Private Gun Sales In Texas

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is actively issuing directions banning private sales of guns without licenses at gun shows in Texas, despite there being no law to justify such demands.

Jan 18 11:08

Government Takeover of 401(k)s and IRAs?

Bloomberg reports that the Obama Administration is considering measures to encourage Americans to convert their 401(k)s and IRAs into Government-provided annuities.

Jan 18 11:04

U.S. Military Weapons Inscribed With Secret 'Jesus' Bible Codes

Coded references to New Testament Bible passages about Jesus Christ are inscribed on high-powered rifle sights provided to the United States military by a Michigan company, an ABC News investigation has found.

Jan 18 11:02

Obama and the Global Police: More Friendly Fascism?

Over the course of his first year in office, Barack Obama has shown himself to be a skillful and savvy politician, saying the things Americans want to hear while stealthily and inexorably moving forward the government's agenda of centralized power. For example, in one breath, Obama pays lip service to the need for greater transparency in government, while in another, he issues an executive order that will result in even more government secrecy.

Jan 18 11:00

Gun Salesman of the Decade

The plundering of the economy and Constitutional rights, which started under the Bush administration, was accelerated by the Obama administration and was driving America to ruin. In March two top IMF officials said that the U.S. had already become a third-world banana republic.

State legislatures now moved to stem the tide with state resolutions, state amendments or firearm freedom acts, putting the Federal government on notice that the tenth amendment to the Constitution was still valid.

Even so America’s skepticism remained evident. The numbers of weapon checks preformed by the FBI continued to rise. Even with shortages in ammunition 14,033,824 firearms were sold in 2009, an increase over 2008 of 9.44% and over 2005 by a whooping 36.20%.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Americans have every possible reason to distrust their government, at this point in the history of the Republic.

Jan 18 11:00

Toronto 18 conspirator sentenced to 12 years in prison

Toronto 18 terrorist Saad Gaya was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison, minus seven-and-a-half years credit for pre-trial custody.

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Another case of - messing with the politics of foreign nations causes terrorism. Clearly, this guy is just a pawn.

Jan 18 10:48

The Wages of Fear in Israel and the US

Keep in mind that fear, wherever directed, is a remarkably profitable emotion to exploit. Just think of those controversial full-body-scan machines now being installed in airports at a cost of up to $170,000 each. One promoter of them is former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Michael Chertoff, "who now heads the Chertoff Group, which represents one of the leading manufacturers of whole-body-imaging machines, Rapiscan Systems." He’s part of a growing "full-body-scanner lobby" of ex-Washington politicos just made for our moment.

Jan 18 10:45

Report on Pak nukes ’absurd, mischievous: Pakistan

Pakistan’s strategic assets are as safe as that of any other nuclear weapon state and these assets are fully safeguarded and secure under the protection of a well-established command and control system, a Foreign Office (FO) spokesman said on Sunday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Notice that this foreign office spokesman is never sourced.

Jan 18 10:41

Israeli attack on Iran could be disaster — for U.S. economy

Israel will not be complicit in a second Holocaust. If Iran or any other nation that has called for the destruction of Israel is about to acquire nuclear weapons, the Israelis will attempt to destroy that nation's uranium-enrichment facilities. In June 1981, Israel launched a successful air attack on an Iraqi nuclear reactor, and in 2007 it bombed a Syrian factory suspected of producing plutonium warheads.

But Americans should be aware that when Iran becomes the next target, it will be a blow to the U.S. economic recovery.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

First, for an "alleged" academic, this guy comes up catastrophically short on actual research.

As reported on 26 May, 2007 in

http://www.antiwar.com/orig/norouzi.php?articleid=11025

"So what did Ahmadinejad actually say? To quote his exact words in Farsi:

"Imam ghoft een rezhim-e ishghalgar-e qods bayad az safheh-ye ruzgar mahv shavad."

That passage will mean nothing to most people, but one word might ring a bell: rezhim-e. It is the word "regime." pronounced just like the English word with an extra "eh" sound at the end. Ahmadinejad did not refer to Israel the country or Israel the land mass, but the Israeli regime. This is a vastly significant distinction, as one cannot wipe a regime off the map. Ahmadinejad does not even refer to Israel by name, he instead uses the specific phrase "rezhim-e ishghalgar-e qods" (regime occupying Jerusalem).

So this raises the question.. what exactly did he want "wiped from the map"? The answer is: nothing. That's because the word "map" was never used. The Persian word for map, "nagsheh" is not contained anywhere in his original Farsi quote, or, for that matter, anywhere in his entire speech. Nor was the western phrase "wipe out" ever said. Yet we are led to believe that Iran's president threatened to "wipe Israel off the map." despite never having uttered the words "map." "wipe out" or even "Israel." "

So having thoroughly demolished that assertion, let's go to the next.

"There is no evidence that sanctions will persuade Mr. Ahmadinejad to abandon the opportunity he foresees to destroy his hated enemy. That leaves Israel with no choice."

Israel has a number of choices, none of which involve a military attack against Iran.

Israel could "fess up" to the reality that it has nukes (As validated by Mordechai Vanunu, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, and former US President Jimmy Carter), sign the NNPT, and accept IAEA inspections.

Israel could define their borders, and sign a peace treaty with Palestine which recognizes those borders as going back to those of 1967, in which Israel and Palestine formally recognize each other's right to exist.

It appears that this gentleman is attempting to "soften up" the American public for an impending strike against Iran, and the horrendously more intense economic pain the US will suffer for it.

Jan 18 10:38

Executive Orders – The Hallmarks Of Fascist Tyranny

The Executive Branch of our federal government has become a 500 pound tick that’s being fed by a 50 pound dog (the American people) due to presidential Executive Orders (EOs).

Jan 18 10:30

NEVER GET USED TO THE UNSPEAKABLE VIOLENCE

Understanding the obvious stupidity of that logic, activists gathered outside of the street where settlers stole Palestinian houses with the approval of the Israeli courts. The entrance to the street itself was blocked by the Israeli military and police under the pretext that leftist activists walking into the street will be dangerous for the public safety. Those who met at an earlier point were surrounded by police and soldiers, who demand to see their ID’s and ordering some to appear for an investigation in the following week. They were not allowed to walk in a group, only in pairs, and were followed until the very point of arriving to the neighborhood.

Jan 18 10:29

HYPOCRISY ~~ THE AMERICAN WAY OF DEATH IN GAZA AND HAITI

Journalists struggle to describe the scenes of misery, death, and despair in language befitting of its tragedy in Haiti. Over 100 countries mobilized for aid. Even Israel has mobilized its usual contingent of Israeli doctors and the mass Zionist media to show how humanitarian it can be (but tiny Qatar sent far more actual aid). What is little discussed is that the natural disaster would have claimed far fewer lives had Haiti been allowed to develop without Western Interference over the past few decades.

Jan 18 10:28

M L K – A MAN OF GOD DEDICATED TO MAN …..

When I was a High School student I was given the nickname of ‘Mr. Button’. This was because there were so many struggles I was involved in, and for every struggle there was a button…. here are just a sampling of them;

Jan 18 10:27

THE RIGHT TESTICLE OF HELL: HISTORY OF A HAITIAN HOLOCAUST

Chinese search and rescue teams arrived in Port au Prince within 48 hours after the earthquake. Now that the airport is controlled by the U.S. military, aid agencies and other governments trying to bring in relief are furious at being turned back.

Jan 18 10:26

Danny Glover: Haiti Earthquake Caused By Global Warming

"What happened in Haiti could happen to anywhere in the Caribbean because all these island nations are in peril because of global warming," Glover said. "When we see what we did at the climate summit in Copenhagen, this is the response, this is what happens, you know what I'm sayin'?"

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We see it, Danny. You just jumped the shark. Instead of a concerned peace activist you now look to the world like just another pathetic former star desperately grasping at fame as it slips away from you, willing to be one of Al Gore's "useful idiots" (as is apparently Arianna Huffington) to spend a few more seconds in the light.

Jan 18 10:21

Australian Alps sprinkled with summer snow

Flurries of snow have been falling all morning in the Australian alps after a cold front forced temperatures to drop to below zero.

Jan 18 10:12

Netanyahu weighing a trip to Moscow in mid-Feb.

Six months after a clandestine, 10-hour trip to Moscow, details of which have not been revealed to this day, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is planning a trip to Moscow in mid-February, according to Russian sources.

According to these sources, Netanyahu was originally scheduled to travel to Moscow on January 27, a day after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's scheduled arrival in Moscow for a four-day visit. The proximity of the two dates led some Russian officials to talk about the possibility of a summit between the two leaders in Moscow.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My best bet would be that this will have nothing to do with Israeli/Palestinian peace moves, but everything to do with getting Russia on board for sanctions against Iran.

And if Netanyahu threatens a military attack against Iran if the sanctions are not supported by Russia, I hope that Putin and Medvedev have the collective "male attributes" to let Netanyahu understand that a war against Iran means a war against Russia.

Jan 18 10:10

2010: Giant Gathering Storm Clouds

The year 2008 bore my mark as the year the system broke. A public article addressed the issues, laid out before the breakdown occurred in September of that year. The consequences for the many failures, the desperate nationalizations, the hasty scrambles to put financial sewage under USGovt ownership, the realization of TARP as a vast slush fund for illegitimate bank rescues, the official monetization plans put forth to prevent bond implosions, and much more occurred in the year 2009 as a recognized aftermath. Here we are in 2010 and the threats must again be laid out.

Jan 18 10:09

Heckling Obama

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The body language says it all.

Jan 18 10:08

Netanyahu, Merkel to discuss Iran

After a secret meeting with US President Barack Obama's advisor Dennis Ross, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is visiting Berlin on a visit focused on Iran.

An Israeli delegation comprising Netanyahu, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, and Defense Minister Ehud Barak have headed to Germany to attend the second German-Israeli cabinet meeting in the German capital Berlin.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle are to host the meetings originally scheduled for November.

Netanyahu last week secretly met with Dennis Ross, a senior advisor to the Obama administration on Iran, who had accompanied US National Security Advisor James Jones to Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to Bibi Netanyahu; without China and Russia on board at the UN, sanctions against Iran are a non-starter.

So what, then?!? A military attack against Iran?!?

If that's on the Israeli agenda, Bibi, how about you folks go solo this time, inviting the political and military wrath of both China and Russia!

And Bibi, just in case you've forgotten: Russia and China have nukes!!

Jan 18 10:07

Bible Possibly Written Centuries Earlier, Text Suggests

Scientists have discovered the earliest known Hebrew writing - an inscription dating from the 10th century B.C., during the period of King David's reign.

The breakthrough could mean that portions of the Bible were written centuries earlier than previously thought.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a classic case of twisting archaeology to support a political agenda (just in case you thought Climategate was the first time science was prostituted for politics).

Now, setting aside the likelihood that this pottery shard is yet another in a long line of biblical/archaeological forgeries for which Israel has become notorious, all that has actually been found is the shard with some Hebrew on it.

Nobody has found a part of the Old Testament written in Hebrew from that time period. Making the leap from a sample of the language to assuming the Old Testament was written at that time is like saying that because English is known to have existed in the time of Shakespeare that we can guess that is when the Declaration of Independence was created!

But the government of Israel has a vested interest in any support for the idea that Hebrews are the original inhabitants of that land (even though the majority Ashkenazi are actually descended from the Khazars). A perpetual thorn in the side of the "original occupant" argument used to dispossess the Palestinians of their homes is that other peoples, such as the Philistines and Hittites, predate the presence of Hebrews in that region. So, the earlier Hebrews can be "factually" documented, the better for Israel's claims to the land.

All this artifact (if genuine, and you can count the number of genuine artifacts from the time of King David on the fingers of a very clumsy butcher) proves is that Hebrew was a viable language in use at the time, which was already known. It does not confirm anything about the Bible. For that matter it does not confirm that there was a kingdom of Israel present at the time.

The fact is that the majority of the Old Testament deals with Judean history AFTER the Assyrian invasion, i.e. the 10th century. Stories of earlier times, like the story of Noah and the Flood, are simply copied from other texts such as the Epic of Gilgamesh. The tale of Moses trip down the Nile in a basket is lifted from the Mesopotamian legends of King Sargon I as an infant.

If there is one thing that Climategate taught us all, it is that politicians will use science to further their ends. As this attempt to use a pottery shard to claim an earlier authorship date for the Old Testament proves, such practices are not confined to Al Gore.

Jan 18 09:56

More evidence of terror threat than US admits: report

Top US national security officials failed to fully appreciate mounting evidence that Al-Qaeda might be preparing a new attack on the United States and of the dangers posed by extremists linked to Yemen, The New York Times reported Monday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The more frightened people are made to feel by the corporate media, the less they can think logically.

The most intelligent way of getting rid of any kind of terror threat is to stop mucking about in other people's countries, period, end of discussion!!

Jan 18 09:47

MARTIN LUTHER KING - THE FATAL SHOT CAME FROM A DIFFERENT DIRECTION

The evidence in the photo taken just moments after the assassination is unequivocal. The claim that the witnesses are pointing to the rooming house where James Earl Ray was staying is a complete fabrication. The gunfire came from another direction high above the bathroom window.

Jan 18 09:43

Tylenol recall expanded to Motrin, Benadryl, more

Johnson & Johnson issued a massive recall Friday of over-the-counter drugs including Tylenol, Motrin and St. Joseph's aspirin because of a moldy smell that has made people sick.

It was the second such recall in less than a month because of the smell, which regulators said was first reported to McNeil in 2008. Federal regulators criticized the company, saying it didn't respond to the complaints quickly enough, wasn't thorough in how it handled the problem and didn't inform the Food and Drug Administration quickly.

Jan 18 09:40

5 Americans detained in Pakistan allege torture

Five Americans arrested in Pakistan on suspicion of terrorism told a court Monday that they had been tortured by police — charges that could add to political sensitivities surrounding the case.

Jan 18 09:33

Israel to station German nuclear submarine in Persian Gulf

Ahead of an Israeli-German cabinet meeting in Berlin, median reports indicate that Israel intends to station one of its German-made Dolphin submarines in the waters of the Persian Gulf.

“Israel’s use of the dolphin submarine in exercises in the red sea aroused fears that Israel may seek to maintain a continued presence in the Persian Gulf as soon as it receives its submarines form Germany in 2011-2012,” the tagesspiegel said on Sunday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These are the submarines widely acknowledged to be armed with nuclear cruise missiles.

Jan 18 09:32

Israel Cracks Down on the Press

Malsin, a Jewish-American who lives and works in the West Bank, was picked up on Tuesday at Ben Gurion International Airport, as he and his partner returned from vacation in the Czech Republic. After being subjected to eight hours of interrogation, Malsin was deemed a security threat and was slated to be deported to Prague Thursday morning.

Why?

Maan states: Hebrew-language interrogation transcripts obtained by Ma'an reveal that Malsin was deemed a security risk on the apparent basis of his political beliefs.

Jan 18 09:31

Brown up 5

Webmaster's Commentary: 

They hate Obama in Massachusetts - one of the most reliably Democratic States in the country This race has become a referendum on the Big Zero... The two candidates are mere pawns in the larger political drama

Jan 18 09:29

Saudi warplanes attack northern Yemen again

Saudi fighter jets have launched another round of airstikes on Houthi positions in northern Yemen.

According to a statement issued by the Houthi fighters on Sunday, Saudi forces carried out 24 aerial attacks on Jebel Razih, Sha'af, Bani Maaz, and villages in close proximity to the border between Yemen and Saudi Arabia.

Jan 18 09:28

Turkey slams Arab response to Gaza plight

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemned the leaders of the Arab states for their inadequate response to the Palestinian's plight under the three-year Israeli blockade on Gaza.

Shortly before flying to the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, Erdogan denounced Arab leaders' inadequate response to Palestinian suffering as "pitiful."

Jan 18 09:26

Four Israeli jets seen over Lebanon

Four Israeli fighter jets were seen flying over Lebanese airspace in violation of the Lebanese sovereignty and UN resolution 1701, a Lebanese statement said on Sunday.

Jan 18 09:24

Blackwater/XE behind terrorist bombings in Asia and Africa?

WMR’s intelligence sources in Asia and Europe are reporting that the CIA contractor firm XE Services, formerly Blackwater, has been carrying out “false flag” terrorist attacks in Afghanistan, Somalia, the Sinkiang region of China, Pakistan, Iran, and Iraq, in some cases with the assistance of Israeli Mossad and Indian Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) personnel.

Fingers are being pointed at Blackwater/XE and Mossad operatives for the motorbike bomb in Tehran that killed Tehran University nuclear physicist Dr. Moussad Ali-Mohammadi.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Like I pointed out yesterday, it does not make sense that the Taliban would stage bombings that kill their own people. It is like asking if George Washington and the boys got their jollies gunning down civilians along the Potomac.

Jan 18 09:22

War Criminals Peddle “Humanitarian” Aid for Haiti

The disaster “reminds us of our common humanity. It reminds us of needs that go beyond fleeting disagreements,” said Clinton.

Fine words coming from one of the world’s foremost war criminals. Not only did Bill Clinton terror bomb to death an untold number of people in Iraq and the former Yugoslavia, he also facilitated death squads in Colombia. He is responsible for bombing a crucial pharmaceutical factory in the Sudan. He helped the United Nations kill 500,000 Iraqi children. Bill Clinton’s favorite targets were the sort of poor people he is now claiming to help in Haiti.

Jan 18 09:19

Official US conclusion on crotch bomber: "Missed him by THAt much!!!"

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US Government has a real credibility problem. How to let a "terror incident" (Copyright 2010 White House) take place without undermining public confidence (and continued spending) on all the security systems the insiders are peddling.

Even for those who accept the official story of the crotch bomber at face value, it still calls into question the effectiveness of the costly and inconvenient security systems.

The fastest way to end terrorism is to quit screwing around with other peoples' countries.

Jan 18 09:17

Ukraine votes pro-Russian candidates into run-off

Ukrainian opposition leader Viktor Yanukovich has won the first round of the country's first presidential election since the Orange Revolution and now faces a run-off against Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

Although Sunday's election failed to produce a winner, initial projections show Pro-Russian Yanukovich more than 10 percent ahead of Tymoshenko.

Final results are expected to be released later on Monday, but the central election commission said counted ballots from 91 percent of the polling stations showed Yanukovich had garnered 35 percent of the vote and Tymoshenko nearly 25 percent.

Incumbent President Victor Yushchenko was eliminated in the first round.

Jan 18 09:07

Hawaii is not legally a state!

On November 23, 1993, President Clinton signed United States Public Law 103-150, which not only acknowledged the illegal actions committed by the United States in the overthrow of the legitimate government of Hawaii, but also that the Hawaiian people never surrendered their sovereignty. The latter is the most important part of United States Public Law 103-150 for it makes it quite clear that the Hawaiian people never legally ceased to be a sovereign separate independent nation. There is no argument that can change that fact.

United States Public Law 103-150, despite its polite language, is an official admission that the government of the United States illegally occupies the territory of the Hawaiian people.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

On the Anniversary of the Overthrow and theft of Hawaii by the US.

Jan 18 08:11

Israel 'collectively punishing' Gaza: Amnesty

Amnesty International on Monday accused Israel of "collectively punishing" the population of Gaza with border closures tightened after the Islamist Hamas movement's bloody 2007 takeover.

The British-based rights group said the firing of rockets by Palestinian militants -- which the Israeli military says has dropped by about 90 percent since its offensive in Gaza last year -- did not justify the sanctions.

"The blockade does not target armed groups but rather punishes Gaza's entire population by restricting the entry of food, medical supplies, educational equipment and building materials," said Malcolm Smart, the group's Middle East and North Africa director, in a statement.

"The blockade constitutes collective punishment under international law and must be lifted immediately."

Jan 18 07:47

Billy Bragg in Facebook protest as he refuses to pay income tax unless RBS bonuses are curbed

Billy Bragg is refusing to pay his taxes unless the Government curbs the 'excessive' bonuses at the Royal Bank of Scotland.

The singer-songwriter and political activist is urging the public to withhold tax payments to 'convince the Treasury to act'.

RBS, which is 84 per cent owned by the taxpayer following a string of bailouts, is expected to pay up to £1.5billion in bonuses to its investment bankers.

Bragg, 52, has launched a Facebook campaign in protest and is urging people to write to Alistair Darling about the huge payouts at the part-nationalised bank.

Jan 18 07:45

Why the US Owes Haiti Billions:The Briefest History

Why the US Owes Haiti Billions:The Briefest History

By Bill Quigley

17 January, 2010
Countercurrents.org

Why does the US owe Haiti Billions? Colin Powell, former US Secretary of State, stated his foreign policy view as the "Pottery Barn rule." That is - "if you break it, you own it."

The US has worked to break Haiti for over 200 years. We owe Haiti. Not charity. We owe Haiti as a matter of justice. Reparations. And not the $100 million promised by President Obama either - that is Powerball money. The US owes Haiti Billions - with a big B.

Jan 18 07:41

Proposed Web video restrictions cause outrage in Italy

New rules to be introduced by government decree will require people who upload videos onto the Internet to obtain authorization from the Communications Ministry similar to that required by television broadcasters, drastically reducing freedom to communicate over the Web, opposition lawmakers have warned.

Jan 18 07:37

'Find me some obviously sick children': What PM Tony Blair told aides on hospital visit

Downing Street officials were ordered to round up ‘obviously sick children’ for a photo call on a hospital visit by Tony Blair during the 2001 General Election.

Labour Party general secretary Peter Watt tells how he prepared for the visit to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn, Norfolk.

‘En route I got a call from one of the PM’s team asking if I could make sure that there were half a dozen “obviously sick” children for Tony to meet,’ he says. ‘I spent several hours scouring hospital wards for poorly looking kids ... and had them in position seconds before Tony turned up.’

Jan 18 07:35

US waves white flag in disastrous 'war on drugs'

After 40 years, Washington is quietly giving up on a futile battle that has spread corruption and destroyed thousands of lives

Jan 18 06:56

Five dead as Taliban militants strike across Kabul

KABUL (AFP) - Taliban gunmen and suicide bombers attacked buildings across the heart of Kabul on Monday, triggering fierce gun battles with security forces and killing at least five people including a child.

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Translation: The good guys are fighting off the U-SUK insurgent forces.

Jan 18 04:55

Taliban Attack Presidential Palace

To hell in a hand basket!

Jan 18 04:54

From Blackwater to Xe, the Templar Crusade

X is an archaic form of abbreviation for Christ and/or Christian that was derived from the cross and the Greek Alphabet. X or Chi is the Greek letter that is the initial of "Christos" - X - which at the same time served as a symbol for the cross. Sometimes written Chi-Rho, (Xp) is another abbreviation for Christos and his followers, the Christians. From the perspective of medieval Christian symbology, 'Xe' is a combination of the Christic cross and the Greek letter, Epsilon, the first letter in the Greek word, Evangelion, glad tidings or gospel. From the perspective of a modern member of the Knights Templar, Xe is immediately recognizable as it symbolizes Christian Evangelism.

Jan 18 04:50

On The Duty of Civil Disobedience

Jan 18 04:44

Tense Anniversary For Overthrow of Hawaiian Kingdom

For those who think that the United States attacking sovereign countries is a new thing!

Jan 18 04:30

Heckling Obama

Jan 18 02:02

More Dead Afghans: Franken is “Cautiously Optimistic”

Turn them upside down and they all look alike. Democrats and Republicans that is. When Bush and the neocons ruled the roost, Democrats complained about the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. Now that their man is in office, Democrats support Obama’s criminal expansion in Afghanistan.

Jan 18 01:49

Haitians Receive Little Help Despite Promises

World leaders pledged massive aid programmes to rebuild Haiti but desperate earthquake survivors were still waiting on Sunday for food, water and medicine

Jan 18 00:38

Summer Snow falls on Australian towns

Summer holidaymakers could be forgiven for thinking winter has come a few months early, with a cold snap bringing a light dusting of snow to some parts of New South Wales.

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