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Saturday, February 5, 2011

MFS - The Other News

                         Afternoon Posting.

  • Warning extremely Graphic Footage !The first prisoner is a Pro Mubarak Supporter ,the second is a Anti Mubarak supporter.Source

  • Egypt volatile situation : Mubarak 'steps down as NDP head'  - Al Jazeera English - Live Streams From Egypt ! Here .
  • Egypt protests on Twitter!  here.

  • HT:CrossroadsArabia.Egyptian Chaos Causes Saudi Food Price Rise.In our increasingly interdependent world, events in one place are sure to have effects in another. While Saudi Arabia has not been affected particularly by the political ferment, it is being hit economically. Arab News reports that Egyptian exports of foodstuffs to the Kingdom have declined enormously, resulting in higher prices for Saudi consumers. The price and availability of food is always a major concern of governments and here, the Saudis are seeking new sources to meet demand.JEDDAH: Egyptian protests in its second week has triggered a severe price hike on vegetables and fruits coming from that country to Saudi Arabia’s market. With Egyptian ports shut, no exports are arriving in Saudi Arabia and prices have almost doubled.Several local vegetable shops in Jeddah dependent on these goods told Arab News on Friday that they are closely watching the Egyptian situation on television like many other people.“We imported a fairly large quantities of Egyptian oranges, guava, strawberries, onions, lemons and sweet potatoes, however from the looks of things in Egypt, I do not expect these quantities to last for long,” said 55-year-old Abu Abdullah, a wholesaler in Jeddah.“Events in Egypt came at no better time; work at Jeddah’s Islamic Seaport is almost at a dismal level because of Wednesday’s (Jan. 26) flooding. Also some city warehouses of wholesalers and importers situated in south Jeddah are still flooded.”Hmmm....How long before this explodes?Read the full story here.

  • HT:RadioPatriot.Obama, Code Pink and Egypt: ‘There Are No Coincidences in Politics’.As the cliche goes, there are no coincidences in politics. Obama fundraiser group Code Pink just happened to have arrived in Cairo last week for the group’s ninth visit there in two years as part of its campaign to undermine the Mubarak government and help Hamas, the terrorist group that controls Gaza.Code Pink and the media are trying to portray the leftist group’s “sudden” appearance in Cairo Wednesday as an act of courageous support for a democratic revolution. Nothing could be further from the truth.Code Pink has a well-documented history of working to overthrow American allies while propping up anti-American leftist governments and terrorist regimes.In fact, the group was founded in late 2002 to help keep the socialist Iraqi government of Saddam Hussein in power. Code Pink even traveled to Baghdad in February 2003 as guests of the tyrannical terrorist to lobby the world to keep Saddam Hussein in power.In January 2007 Code Pink traveled to Cuba to wage a propaganda campaign, aided by the Cuban government, that called for the closure of the United States terrorist detention facility at Guantanamo. The Ladies in White, a persecuted human rights group comprised of wives and mothers of Cuban democracy activists held in the Castros’ gulags, wrote an open letter beseeching Cindy Sheehan, who accompanied Code Pink to Cuba, to inspect Cuba’s prisons for human rights violations.The year before, in January 2006, Code Pink met with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Obama fundraiser Jodie Evans described Chavez as “a doll.”In the summer of 2009, Code Pink made no effort to travel to Tehran to support Iranian democracy activists protesting the stolen election that reelected Ahmadinejad president. How could they when just months earlier Code Pink had visited Tehran and Qom as personal guests of Ahmadinejad?What is interesting is that despite the apparent opposition in positions on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Code Pink and President Barack Obama are amazingly in sync. Obama wants Mubarak to go. So does Code Pink. Obama wanted Zelaya to stay in power. So did Code Pink. Obama hobnobs with Hugo Chavez, so does Code Pink. Obama wants to close Guantanamo and is easing travel restrictions on Cuba, which mirrors Code Pink’s positions. Obama is waging war on Big Oil, so is Code Pink. Obama opposed liberating Iraq, so did Code Pink. Obama wants our troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan soon regardless of the effect, so does Code Pink.It’s no wonder that one of Obama’s early supporters and key fundraisers was Code Pink co-founder Jodie Evans.Hmmmm......The Founding Fathers would have dealt quickly and thoroughly with this kind of behaviour!Read the full story here.

  • HT:Imra.Iran issues warning it will carry out preemptive attacks. TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the Iranian Army Major General Ataollah Salehi underscored on Saturday that the country's Armed Forces are prepared to carry out preemptive measures to strangle any aggressive action by the enemies."The Army will not linger one moment in guarding the territorial integrity (of the country), honoring the valuable achievements of the Revolution and safeguarding the water, air and land borders," Salehi said in a message on the occasion of the Air Force Day in Iran."The Army will cut the hands of any aggressor before rising," he stressed.Iranian military commanders and officials have on many occasions warned enemies of Iran's crushing response to any possible action against the country, stressing that the Iranian Armed Forces will give a crippling response to aggressors if they dare to attack the country."The Islamic Republic of Iran's Armed Forces, in particular the Ground Forces, are fully prepared and should a threat emerge, these forces will defend Iran's sovereignty powerfully … and will cripple the enemy," Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said on Wednesday.He said that the main strategy of the Armed Forces is to get highly prepared according to various forms of threats.A recent study by a fellow at Harvard's Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, Caitlin Talmadge, warned that Iran could use mines as well as missiles to block the strait, and that "it could take many weeks, even months, to restore the full flow of commerce, and more time still for the oil markets to be convinced that stability had returned."Hmmmmm......How far are you willing to go to get the oil you need?Read the full story here.

  • HT:NewsRealBlog."Breaking the War Mentality" by Barack Obama (1983).One of Barry’s College Articles Surfaces — and You’ll Wish It Hadn’t.Our future president didn’t exactly push the envelope as a writer in college. Before he allegedly got his close personal friend Bill Ayers to write his memoirs, his writing was –oh, how to put it– dull and trite, filled with cliches and what one writer called “leftist claptrap.”Somehow I missed this article when it popped up a year and a half ago, but Two Sets of Books (Patti Villacorta) blogged about the article that Barack Obama wrote back at Columbia University and kindly brought it to my attention.The 1983 article from the Sundial, “Breaking the War Mentality,” is pretty, errr, well, sophomoric. The piece by The Smartest President Ever begins:Most students at Columbia do not have first hand knowledge of war. Military violence has been a vicarious experience, channeled into our minds through television, film, and print.These [peacenik] groups, visualizing the possibilities of destruction and grasping the tendencies of distorted national priorities, are throwing their weight into shifting America off the dead end track.Yup, that’s America, a bunch of useless dead-enders, so say the left.It just goes on and on like this.If you’re having trouble getting to sleep one night, I recommend you read the article.You’ll be out before you finish the first page.Hmmm.....This must have been before he found "Faith" and saw the hate for America from Rev.Jeremiah Wright.Read the full story here. The "masterpiece" can be read here.

  • HT:FederalWeekComputers.I Beg you pardon? : Cyber Attacks Traced to ... White House Computers!The White House's unclassified e-mail system is back up after an eight-hour outage, but the e-mail security problems may go deeper. It was disclosed today that some officials alleged White House e-mails were the source of a cyberattack against British officials two months ago.Officials from the United Kingdom said today that alleged White House e-mail accounts were the source of a malware attack against U.K. government officials in late December, according to news reports.It was not immediately clear whether the attack came from official White House e-mail accounts that had been hacked or from hoaxed accounts that resembled White House accounts.British Foreign Secretary William Hague said the malware attempt apparently originated in a White House e-mail account and was directed at U.K diplomats. He presented details today at a global meeting in Munich."In late December, a spoofed e-mail purporting to be from the White House was sent to a large number of international recipients who were directed to click on a link that then downloaded a variant of Zeus" virus, Hague said, according to a report in today. Government security experts were able to clear the infection, he said.The perpetrator posed as a top White House aide and e-mailed messages to government staff members in Britain inviting them to click on a link that would have triggered the computer bug, The Telegraph reported in an article today. The application was designed to steal personal data from a large number of U.K. civil servants, the Telegraph said. If the White House e-mail accounts were hacked, it was not known whether the hacking was related to the e-mail system failure that took place Feb. 3.The White House’s unclassified e-mail system used by the West Wing and executive Office Building went down. Dan Pfeiffer, a White House spokesman, tweeted news of the disruption to reporters around noon and said Verizon was working on restoring the service.Hmmmmm......."The ennemy within"?Did it happen before or after the declined Royal wedding invitation?Read the full story here.More here.

  • HT:RightwingNews.Pigford Pigout Is Illegal.When Comrade Obama promised to "spread the wealth around," he didn't mean indiscriminately. The idea is to take it from those who create it, and spread it among the groups that support him most loyally, namely unions and blacks. He has to spread fast, before the country goes bankrupt. An example of how he does it is the Pigford Pigout, which as it turns out is illegal : When Congress was stampeded to pass unprecedented legislation in 1998 to facilitate the Pigford v. Glickman suit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), some wise but unknown person included a limiting provision in that bill to minimize participation by phony claimants.But, when the Clinton Administration agreed to a settlement of the case in 1999, that provision was carefully evaded in the consent decree, opening the door to massive fraud. Judge Paul Friedman, a Clinton appointee, quickly approved the deal, resulting in payment of more than $1 billion to nearly 16,000 black claimants, virtually none of whom met that statutory requirement.Now the Obama regime is on the brink of settling a second Pigford suit for another $1.25 billion, and the proposed settlement again subverts and ignores the law to encourage and reward massive fraud — this time by as many as 80,000 prospective claimants.Hmmmm......Free money ,come and get it!Read the full scam story here.

  • HT:DougRoss.Memo to House GOP: Obama's Disregard of Court Orders Offers Perfect Cover Fire for Massive Budget Cuts--Starting with Interior and HHS.Word around the Beltway has it that the GOP has drastically scaled back its proposed spending cuts, which have shriveled from $100 to $32 billion.Republicans controlling the House are promising to wring $32 billion from the 2011 budget in their drive to bring domestic spending back to the levels in place before President Barack Obama took office... House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan announced the move as Republicans gird for their first exercise in cutting domestic agencies' budgets by almost 20 percent over the upcoming year.The Interior Department and HHS will find it much more difficult to wreak havoc on the American public when they have no money.Dear House Republicans: grow a few sets and start grabbing the power voters delivered to you last November. The time for action is now. Make your case: the American people are behind you.Hmmmmmm......Memo to the people ..."Vote out all the Republicans and replace them by Tea party members"!Read the full story here.

  • Canada PM Harper Urges U.S. to Approve Oil Pipeline.WASHINGTON -- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Friday urged U.S. officials to approve a proposed oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast, calling Canada a "secure, stable and friendly" neighbor that poses no threat to U.S. security. By contrast, many other countries that supply oil are not stable, secure or friendly to U.S. interests, Harper said at a White House news conference following a meeting with President Barack Obama. Harper did not name any other country, but pipeline supporters have singled out countries such as Venezuela, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and Iran as places where the United States faces security threats and instability. Canada's environment minister has used the term "ethical oil" to describe his country's crude supplies, saying Canada respects human rights, workers' rights and environmental responsibility. "The choice that the United States faces in all of these matters is whether to increase its capacity to accept such energy from the most secure, most stable and friendliest location it can possibly get that energy, which is Canada, or from other places that are not as secure, stable or friendly to the interests and values of the United States," Harper said.Obama, standing next to Harper at a news conference, did not address the pipeline issue.An environmental group that opposes the pipeline said Harper failed to acknowledge that tar sands oil is highly polluting. "There are cleaner, safer ways to meet U.S. energy needs than to import this dirty oil from Canada via a dangerous pipeline through America's heartland," said Alex Moore of the environmental group Friends of the Earth. Moore said he was glad that Obama did not express support for the pipeline, adding that if Obama is serious about making America a leader in clean energy, "he has no choice but to stop this project."Hmmmm.....Looking at Pres Obama's track record Canada will be next in line to be stabbed in the back.You would expect from Pm Harper a better knowledge of who he's up against.Read the full story here.

  • Canada - Muslims want children excused from music, mixed phys-ed classes.WINNIPEG — A dozen Muslim families who recently arrived in Canada have told Winnipeg's Louis Riel School Division that they want their children excused from compulsory elementary school music and coed physical education programs for religious and cultural reasons."This is one of our realities in Manitoba now, as a result of immigration," said superintendent Terry Borys. "We were faced with some families who were really adamant about this. Music was not part of the cultural reality."Borys said the school division has alerted Education Minister Nancy Allan about the situation since music and phys-ed are compulsory in the province's elementary schools.There have been no issues so far with children of middle-school or high-school age, he said.The families accept physical education, as long as the boys and girls have separate classes, but do not want their children exposed to singing or the playing musical instruments, Borys said. The division has suggested they could instead do a writing project to satisfy the music requirements of the arts curriculum.However, a local Muslim leader says there is no reason for young kids to be held out of music or phys-ed classes based on religious and cultural grounds."Who is advising them? My first concern would be who are these new immigrants talking to?" said Shahina Siddiqui, executive director of the Islamic Social Services. "This is the first time I am hearing this; I'm not very happy about it."Hmmmmm......Islamic extremism coming to a neighbourhood near you?Read the full story here.

  • Christians join Muslims in plea for change in Egypt.Shoulder-to-shoulder with their Muslim compatriots, Egypt's minority Coptic Christians are flocking to Cairo's central square to join the call for the swift resignation of President Hosni Mubarak."Too many Christians died in Mubarak's era. Leave Egypt now!" read the banner of Nader, a 23-year-old Copt who joined on Saturday the Tahrir square demonstrations to demand regime-change."The persecutions against the Christians increased in the last 10 years," said Nader in a reference to the suicide bomber who killed 21 people outside a church in the northern city of Alexandria on New Year's Eve."The only thing that Mubarak is doing is to try to hide what happened and this is not the solution," added the young Copt, whose community accounts for up to 10 percent of Egypt's 80 million people and is the biggest Christian minority in the Middle East.Pope Shenuda III, Egypt's top Coptic Christian, told demonstrators on Friday night to take into account "the concessions" made by the government after more than a week of demonstrations at Tahrir square."He told us we should not go to protests" against the president, which kicked-off January 25 and have drawn hundreds of thousands out to the streets and left more than 300 people dead, according to UN estimates."But we come to the demonstrations regardless because we want it to be recorded that Christians were here," said Ihab, 41, returning from the square."Jesus will grant us a better life. Leave now, Mubarak, so we can enjoy it," read his banner.Hmmmmm........"In to the valley of darkness the fools rode,with nothing but their faith to shield them.Theirs not to reason why, theirs but to do and die"?Read the full story here.

  • HT:ExposeTheMedia.42.9 Million People On “Food Stamps”: Soda, Candy, $30 Steaks, Schwan’s Food Delivery.I have a friend who receives payments from the government for food, and she doesn’t get food stamps. People need to stop using the phrase ‘food stamp’ because what she gets is so much better. My friend gets an actual credit card which grocery stores call an EBT (Electronic Benefit Transaction). It is literally swiped at the register just like a credit card, only she chooses EBT instead of VISA. The government replenishes her card every single week, and they never forget. The only thing she needs to do to get the free money, is NOT work. She can even get food delivered to her home from Schwan’s Food Delivery. She can buy gum, soda, 30 dollar steaks and so much more. At the end of this blog, I have posted a list of some of the crap and luxury the government allows her to purchase with our money.Hmmm.....The Obama make believe world versus the real world 14,9 Trillion Dollar debt!Read the full story here.

  • HT:HawaiTours.Find Obama's Birth Certificate Tour Package.This is the perfect tour for those who are interested in helping put an end to the mystery of whether or not President Obama's birth certificate exists in Hawaii.Travel arrangements will be made by our team of native Hawaiian tour guides, certified as some of the best on the Island. Activities include island hopping, volcano exploration, a visit to the Pearl Harbor Memorial, a 120-mile journey around the island of Oahu and a traditional luau at Paradise Cove. If the missing Presidential documents are to be found, these are the perfect tours to uncover them on.Hmmm....Like the Hawaiian version of the "Loch Ness Monster" for both there are claims of being sighted ,there are  photo's of both and None has ever been actually confirmed my bet is Nessie in scotland is the real deal,what do you think?Read the full story here.

  • Birmingham councillors clash as Martin Mullaney accuses Salma Yaqoob of Islamic extremism.ONE of the Birmingham councillors who snubbed a George Cross hero is embroiled in a new row after being accused of wishing to see people stoned to death if they do not follow a strict Muslim way of life.Coun Salma Yaqoob was criticised when she refused to take part in a standing ovation for Afghanistan veteran Lance Corporal Matt Croucher.Along with Respect Party colleague Mohammed Ishtiaq, she remained seated in the city council chamber as everyone else in the room rose to give guest of honour L/Cpl Croucher a spontaneous round of applause.The protest led prominent Liberal Democrat councillor Martin Mullaney to accuse Coun Yaqoob of wanting to see Britain become an Islamic republic. He also suggested that she would have risen to applaud a suicide bomber.Writing on the Re-Stirred website , Coun Mullaney claimed: “If Coun Yaqoob had her way, she would be implementing Hadood Law, with hands cut off and stonings.”He went on: “I can only assume that if one of the failed 21/7 London suicide bombers had been in the council chamber, Coun Yaqoob would have been demanding the council applaud the failed suicide bomber for their past heroic actions.”He provided a link to an article written by Coun Yaqoob entitled The Islamic Republic of Great Britain.In it, she describes a story set in the future with Prince Charles, who has become King, quitting the throne and living in the Tibet as a Buddhist monk.Prince William, now known as William bin Charlie, becomes King and presides over an Islamic Britain where Hadood law is in force. However, Coun Yaqoob writes that initial fears of an increase in one-handed people because of brutal punishment have not been realised.Hmmmm......A sign of things to come?Read the full story here.

    • HT:LegalInsurection.He "Lied Us Into" The Mandate.Obama ran for office on opposition to the individual mandate, then made it the centerpiece of his signature legislative initiative. Perhaps this should have been "lie of the year." At, it wasn't even a runner-up.The current Democratic House bill on health care includes fines to force people to purchase health insurance, which is consistent with Barack Obama's current position on mandates. This type of coercion, however, was criticized by Obama during the campaign, when he attacked Hillary Clinton's health insurance plan because Hillary's plan mandated universal coverage through fines and other mechanisms which forced people to buy coverage ..."And again in March 2010, as the House was approaching its vote on the Senate Obamacare bill, Obama's Mandate Head Fake:There is no more pernicious aspect of the pending health care bills (Senate, House and Obama "proposal") than the mandate....There was a time when Obama was against a mandate. That was when he was running against Hillary Clinton, who supported mandates.Here is the videotape of Obama hammering Hillary not only over the mandate but also over the use of fines to enforce the mandate.Hmmmm....Hellooooo..."Is there anyone who still believes what comes out of Obama's mouth?Read the full story here.

    • HT:DougRoss.How dishonest is the 9.0% unemployment number? Let's put it this way: a polygraph would explode into 10,000 pieces of shrapnel.Tyler Durden analyzes the labor force dropout rate and comes up with the real unemployment rate : 12.8%.Probably the last chart to bury any doubt about just how truly horrible today's employment data was, comes from a little observed data metric: that showing the number of people who are not in the labor force, but who want a job now...Those not in the Labor Force has increased from 83.9 million to 86.2 million, or 2.2 million in one year! As for the numerator in the fraction, the number of unemployed, it has plunged from 15 million to 13.9 million in two months! The only reason for this is due to the increasing disenchantment of those who completely fall off the BLS rolls and no longer even try to look for a job. Lastly, we won't even show what the labor force is as a percentage of total population. It is a vertical plunge.About two years ago, I described the destruction of the economy as intentional. At that time, folks didn't believe me.Most have reconsidered.UPDATE : Underemployment is 19.2% ! Hmmmm......Obamanomics a.k.a. how to destroy the Greatest economy in the world in 4 years!Read the full story here.

    • Mohammed orders sending boys with burns abroad for treatment.Special aircraft to fly the two who fell into a hole filled with caustic soda waste.His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has ordered sending two children who suffered severe burns after falling in a hole containing caustic waste in Dibba, for treatment abroad.Qadi Saeed Al Murooshid, Director General of Dubai Health Authority, said that Sheikh Mohammed also ordered provision of a special aircraft, equipped with necessary medical equipment, to fly the two children to a specialised medical centre in Germany within the next 48 hours. They will be accompanied by a medical team.Al Muroohsid thanked Sheikh Mohammed for the gesture. He said Sheikh Mohammed issued the order after reading the story of the two children in the front page of today's 'Al Emarat Al Youm' newspaper.Hmmmmm......A sparkle of Humanity in this world of madness?But for sure a great PR move.Read the full story here.

    • HT:RNW.Video - Wilders same case ,different judges.After a break of more than three months, Geert Wilders is scheduled to appear in court again on Monday. The charges are the same: inciting hatred and discrimination and insulting groups of people. But the judges are new.Populist anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders successfully objected to the trial proceedings last year. The judges had made mistakes, he claimed, and had not given him an honest chance to conduct his defence. The review committee agreed with him.So the trial has had to be restarted. All the witnesses may have to appear in court again. And the Public Prosecutor's Office is represented by the same prosecutors. The same team who called for Mr Wilders to be acquitted when the trial started to go awry the first time.Hmmm.......Lets see how "Blind" and "Deaf" lady Justice is this time?Read the full story here.

    • Spyware Gangs Merging, Planning 'Supertrojan' Malware.Security experts warn that a new "supertrojan" is lurking in the cyber shadows, which may make ordinary viruses seem as harmless as the common cold.The two most forbidding pieces of spyware on the Net have James Bond-worthy names: SpyEye and ZeuSTwo. Once competing tools for cybercrooks, now they’re teaming up to form a hybrid being hailed as SpyZeuS -- and security analysts warn companies and users to be on their guard."Conventional security solutions will find it hard to detect and handle this type of new threat," wrote fraud expert Aviv Raff on his blog.ZeuS is considered king of the botnets, having been used to hack the websites of such reputable groups as Bank of America, NASA, and Amazon. SpyEye surfaced last year, with many assuming it would become the next ZeuS -- and now in a way, it has. “Just be aware,” Cox told “There should always be a red flag when you’re using a computer at home and you are asked for something that your login doesn’t normally ask you for. That should give you a heads up that something’s awry.”Read the full story here.

    Egypt Uprising: New Anti-American Tone on Egyptian TV – US, Iran Accused of Orchestrating Uprising.

    MFS - The Other News

                              Morning Posting.

    • Egypt volatile situation : Mubarak 'steps down as NDP head'  - Al Jazeera English - Live Streams From Egypt ! Here .
    • Egypt protests on Twitter!  here.
    • Video - Mubarak 'steps down as NDP head'.Protesters in Tahrir Square demand Hosni Mubarak resign as president as he gives up leadership of ruling party.Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president, has stepped down as chairman of the country's ruling party, as tens of thousands of protesters are standing their ground in Cairo a day after hundreds of thousands of people gathered calling for him to quit.State television reported that Mubarak stepped down, along with the rest of the National Democratic Party's (NDP) top leadership, on Saturday.Hossam Badrawi has been appointed the new secretary-general of the party, according to state television. He replaces Safwat El-Sherif, a Mubarak loyalist, in that post.Badrawi will also replace Gamal Mubarak, Mubarak's son, as head of the party's political bureau."It is quite significant, it means the pressures on the regime are gaining some response ... but not enough," Omar Ashour, a political analyst, told Al Jazeera.However, Ashour said that the move is unlikely to satisfy protesters, who have demanded that Mubarak leave office as president.He said the resignations are a "cosmetic" move, and that they were "like trying to treat a cancer with a pair of aspirin".Read and see the full story here.

    • HT:TheExaminer.J.Simpson.We are witnessing the collapse of the Middle East.If Egypt should fall, it will mark the beginning of the end for what little remaining stability there is in the Middle East. Jordan is facing similar unrest, as is Algeria and Yemen. Lebanon and Tunisia fell in January. It is highly unlikely that these events are unrelated. A combination of leftist and Islamist forces provoked the protests, and we are likely looking at a ring of radical Islamic states rising up to surround Israel.Once their power is solidified, they will combine forces to attack Israel. In fact, the Muslim Brotherhood has already said that Egypt should prepare for war with Israel. If Israel falls, the United States will stand alone in a sea of virulent enemies and impotent allies.So who does Obama support, Mubarak or his enemies?Obama wasted no time in telling us. He supports Mubarak’s opponents, and probably has been all along. The Los Angeles Times reported on Sunday that the Obama administration favors a role for the Muslim Brotherhood in a new Egyptian government.The Muslim Brotherhood, the oldest extremist Muslim organization, is behind practically every Muslim terrorist organization ever formed. And while they may have publicly renounced violence as the LA Times article claims, internal documents tell a completely different picture.And if that weren’t bad enough, Obama’s latest comment to Egypt’s leader is that “…an orderly transition …must begin now.”Must begin. Now.Simply stunning.Juxtapose Obama’s statements toward our allies with his reaction to the genuine uprising that occurred last year in Iran. Tunisia: “Reform or be overthrown.” Egypt: “…an orderly transition …must begin now.” Iran: “It is not productive… to be seen as meddling." Meanwhile, candidate Obama claimed the terrorist groups Hamas and Hezbollah have “legitimate claims,” and we all remember his mindless Counterterrorism Czar, John Brennan, reaching out to “moderate” Hezbollah members last spring. Hezbollah moderates.The seeming inconsistency is astonishing. Unfortunately, there is a consistency. Obama uniformly sides with our enemies, but rarely, if ever our friends and allies. His administration is packed with far left radicals and vicious anti-Semites. And therein lies the rub, because what we are witnessing in reality is this President’s un-American, anti-American, treasonous ideology in full play.If their street revolutions are successful, these Middle Eastern countries will rapidly degenerate into radical Muslim thugocracies, allied with our communist enemies. Israel will be the first target and with Obama’s radically anti-Israel orientation, they will stand alone. We will be next. One is left to wonder if Obama will then stand to defend the country he swore to, or if he will be out in the streets with his fellow radical leftists burning American flags.My bet is he will be in the street.Hmmmm....."They don't trust me because of my middle name"and a million other things!Read the full story here.

    • Egypt protests: Vice president Omar Suleiman survives 'assassination attempt'.Egypt is on the verge of descending into chaos as newly appointed vice president Omar Suleiman reportedly survived an assassination attempt and saboteurs allegedly attacked an oil pipeline. The balance of power hangs precariously as demonstrations against president Hosni Mubarak enter their 12th day - and the army is beginning to reassert control on the streets. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs refused to confirm the alarming reports of an 'organised attack' on Omar Suleiman. Two of his bodyguards were said to have been killed in the incident several days ago.The pipeline attack has been linked to Islamist militants and, along with the apparent assassination attempt, represents a frightening new element in the popular uprising that has seen one of the U.S.'s greatest Middle Eastern allies descend into chaos.The head of Egypt's natural gas company, Magdy Toufik, said today that the explosion and fire at a gas terminal in the northern Sinai Peninsula was caused by a gas leak. There were no reported casualties from the fire, but officials had to shut off the flow of gas to neighbouring Jordan and Israel to contain the blaze. Earlier, a regional governor in the Sinai, Abdel Wahab Mabrouk, told Egyptian media he suspected sabotage, but did not explain further.Al-Qaeda linked groups have reportedly been urging Islamic militants to take advantage of the situation in Egypt to launch attacks.Of the pipeline incident, state TV quoted an official as saying that the 'situation is very dangerous and explosions were continuing from one spot to another' along the pipeline. 'It is a big terrorist operation.'Hmmmm......And so it has begun!Read the full story here.More here.

    • HT:IsraelSeen.Muslim Brotherhood Statements Foster Confusion.This analysis by IPT and Barry Rubin Reports on the Syrian and Egyptian situation It’s no wonder world leaders don’t know what to make of the Muslim Brotherhood. The group’s leaders can’t even reach consensus amongst themselves.Amidst the chaos of what is being dubbed the Papyrus Revolution, the leaders of Egypt’s primary opposition party are taking to the airwaves worldwide in droves. From the United States to the United Kingdom, and Russia to Japan, senior Brotherhood members are being questioned about how they would manage the Egyptian state should they accede to power in the aftermath of President Mubarak and the ruling National Democratic Party. Of primary concern to many is the Brotherhood’s stance on women’s rights, the implementation of Islamic law, policies toward Egypt’s sizeable Coptic Christian minority, and its projected plan for relations (or a lack thereof) with its neighbor, Israel.On that last issue, the Brothers just can’t seem to project a unified message.A Must Read !Read the full story here.

    • Report: Blast in Egypt church near Gaza border.Eye witnesses say they saw smoke, several armed men around empty church in Rafah. No injuries reported. An explosion hit a church in Rafah, near the Egyptian border with the Gaza Strip, but the source and the scale of the blast were not immediately clear, witnesses said on Saturday.Witnesses said they saw several armed men around the church but it was not clear whether they were involved. Smoke rose from the Mari Gerges church, which was empty of people, they added.Egyptian officials had earlier blamed the Gaza-based Army of Islam for a New Year's Day church bombing in Alexandria that killed 23 people. The group denied the charge.Read the full story here.

    • Turkey, US share 'identical views' on Egypt, says Turkish FM.Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said Saturday that Turkey and the United States share "100 percent identical views" about Egypt.However, Turkey believes that it is not the time to discuss pushing forward the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, Davutoğlu told reporters ahead of his talks with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference.However, Davutoğlu appeared to diverge with Washington when he said "it's better not to talk about Israel-Palestine now. They are separate issues."Clinton was due to join EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to discuss efforts to revive the stalled Palestinian-Israeli peace talks.The four represent the international Quartet on the Middle East.Hmmmm.....Erdogan and Obama working together, Israel better prepare to be stabbed in the back big time!Great Turkey the worst human rights violator and Obama think alike?Read the full story here.

    • Israel Worries About Gas Pipeline.TEL AVIV—Turmoil in Egypt is fanning concern in Israel that a new government in Cairo might shut down the natural-gas pipeline that fuels as much as one-fourth of Israel's electricity network.At stake is a major economic link between the Middle Eastern allies, a 20-year supply agreement that yielded about $300 million for Egypt last year and reduces Israel's energy costs.Political risks are front and center for the first time since the gas deal was signed by the two governments in 2005 as an annex to their 1979 peace agreement. Israel's national infrastructure minister in recent days highlighted the urgency of speeding development of recently discovered Israeli offshore gas reserves. So far, gas supply to Israel has been unaffected by the upheaval. Many observers believe that economic interests will trump politics and that any future Egyptian regime will be reluctant to abandon the 2005 export agreement that is expected to triple in value in the next five years.But with uncertainty at a peak, Israelis are mulling a worst-case scenario in which a new Egyptian leadership influenced by radical Islamist parties calls into question the supply deal and the peace agreement."I think that for the time being it's business as usual, but there are big concerns about what the outcome of all these riots will be," said Guil Bashan, an equity analyst at Israel Brokerage & Investments Ltd., who follows the energy sector. "If it is a government that it not pro-Western, the peace process as a whole is in jeopardy and, as a consequence, the gas purchase agreement as well."Israel is shifting its electricity generation plants from coal to natural gas, which is cheaper and cleaner. Israel is expected to get 6 billion cubic meters, or half of its natural gas supplies, from Egypt this year.The other half comes from an Israel's Yam Thetis offshore field. The field is expected to run dry by 2014, and that would leave Israel totally dependent on Egypt for gas unless infrastructure is prepared to tap another Israeli offshore field, Tamar, that was discovered in 2009.Tamar is a venture that includes Israeli mogul Yitzhak Tshuva and Houston-based Noble Energy Inc. The partners announced in December discovery of gas at another field, Leviathan, the largest gas find in the last decade.Earlier this week, Infrastructure Minister Uzi Landau huddled with energy industry executives to encourage them to speed delivery of gas from the offshore fields.Competition from Egyptian and Israeli suppliers keeps fuel costs down. Speculation about a gas cutoff that would enable Israeli companies to charge more for their gas has boosted those companies' share values. Shares in one of the companies, Avner Oil Exploration LP, rose 4% this week.Hmmmm........." Apart ca tout va bien"?Read the full story here.

    • Related - Egyptian official says blast caused by gas leak.(Video) Israel Radio says Egypt-Israel pipeline not damaged, but gas supply stopped as precaution. PMO: We're prepared for such situations. The head of Egypt's natural gas company said a fire at a gas terminal in the northern Sinai Peninsula was caused by a gas leak.Saturday's fire, preceded by an explosion, did not cause casualties. However, officials had to shut off the flow of gas to neighboring Jordan and Israel to contain the blaze.The head of the Egyptian company for natural gas, Magdy Toufik, said in a statement that the fire broke out "as a result of a small amount of gas leaking."Earlier state television said saboteurs blew up the gas pipeline in north Sinai in what its reporter referred to as a "big terrorist operation."Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said Israel "is prepared for situations in which the supply of gas from Egypt is stopped, and we have the option of immediately switching to alternative energy sources."Netanyahu met with Infrastructure Minister Uzi Landau and security establishment officials to discuss the attack in Egypt. The Infrastructure Ministry said its does not expect any disruptions in the supply of electricity.Hmmmmm........"to discuss the attack in Egypt"?Read the full story here.More here.

    • EGYPT: Pentagon moving warships, preparing for possible evacuations.The Pentagon is moving U.S. warships and other military assets to make sure it is prepared in case evacuation of U.S. citizens from Egypt becomes necessary, officials said Friday.The Kearsarge, an amphibious assault ship carrying 700 to 800 troops from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and the Ponce have arrived in the Red Sea, putting them off Egypt’s shores in case the situation worsens.Pentagon officials emphasized that military intervention in Egypt was not being contemplated and that the warships were being moved only for contingency purposes in case evacuations became necessary.In addition, the aircraft carrier Enterprise is in the eastern Mediterranean. The Pentagon originally announced that the carrier was heading through the Suez Canal for the Arabian Gulf, but the crisis in Egypt appears to have prompted a decision to keep it in the Mediterranean at least temporarily.Read the full story here.

    • White House: No offshore drilling permits without more details.The Obama administration’s top offshore drilling enforcer Friday asked major oil producers operating in the Gulf of Mexico to provide more details on plans to contain oil spills and runaway wells before the federal government will issue new permits to drill there.The letters from Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement Director Michael Bromwich come amid criticism from energy producers and their congressional allies that the administration is slow-walking new offshore drilling permits in the wake of last year’s historic BP Gulf of Mexico spill.Hmmmmm.....What we have here is a Dictator forcing his way on the people.Obama has even indicated he wants higher gas prices in order to force Americans to turn to his green energy agenda.Democracy or Dictatorship?Perhaps it's time for the people to start demonstrating in the streets just like in Egypt?Read the full story here.

    • HT:Investigativeproject.Islamist Win in Egypt Would Jeopardize U.S. Military, Intelligence Assets.The United States would lose vital military assets if Egypt fell to radical Islamists, experts on military and intelligence issues say."Let me count the ways," retired U.S. Army Col. Ken Allard told The Washington Times when asked about the potential damage. "They are our biggest strategic partner in the Middle East. At that point, you've lost your biggest Arab partner. Geostrategically, the mind boggles."With a hostile regime in Egypt, the United States would likely lose access to the Suez Canal, which sharply reduces the amount of time it takes for U.S. warships to reach the Red Sea, the Persian Gulf and U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Egypt receives upwards of $1 billion annually in U.S. military aid. Other U.S. allies in the region send their own personnel to Egypt to participate in an exercise called Bright Star to practice ground operations, urban warfare and air assaults."The biggest threat is that rather than having an ally in Mubarak, who has helped keep a lid on radical jihadists in Egypt at this pivotal crossroads, you may have a government that facilitates radical jihadists throughout the region and as a potential export location to other parts of the world, primarily into Europe," said former Rep. Peter Hoekstra, R-Mich., who served as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.Allard expressed concern that a growing number of Egyptian military officers are sympathetic to the Muslim Brotherhood.Hmmmm.......Great job Mr President,if he really wanted to destroy America would he do anything different?Read the full story here.

    • London embassy protesters demand sharia law amid continuing chaos in Egypt.Protesters waving placards calling for Islamic law to be imposed in Egypt have demonstrated outside the country's embassy in London.For several days, a peaceful protest has seen hundreds of ex-patriots and supporters of regime change mass outside the embassy in the centre of the capital.Today, brandishing signs such as 'democracy will bring oppression' and 'Islam is the solution for Egypt', women in burkas were joined by men in traditional dress for a rally calling for sharia law to be imposed.Behind barricades, holding flags aloft, they faced a line of uniformed police in the quiet streets of central London, far from the chaos of Tahrir - Liberation - Square in Cairo.A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: 'There are approximately 300 people there, all cooperative and good-natured.Hmmm......How Britain regrets the days of Churchill.Read the full story here.

    • Muslims must embrace our British values, David Cameron says.British Muslims must subscribe to mainstream values of freedom and equality, David Cameron declared that the doctrine of multiculturalism has “failed” and will be abandoned.Entering the debate on national identity and religious tolerance, the Prime Minister declared an end to “passive tolerance” of divided communities, and say that members of all faiths must integrate into wider society and accept core values. To be British is to believe in freedom of speech and religion, democracy and equal rights regardless of race, sex or sexuality, he will say. Proclaiming a doctrine of “muscular liberalism”, he said that everyone, from ministers to ordinary voters, should actively confront those who hold extremist views. He warned that groups that fail to promote British values will no longer receive public money or be able to engage with the state. His speech, to an international security conference in Munich, comes after The Daily Telegraph disclosed the extent to which the British intelligence community fears the “unique threat” of terrorist attacks by radicalised British Muslims. Mr Cameron promised a new willingness to argue against and “defeat” extremist ideologies that lead some to engage in terrorism.That means abandoning the notion that different communities should be able to live according to their own values and traditions as long as they stay within the law. “Under the doctrine of state multiculturalism, we have encouraged different cultures to live separate lives, apart from each other and the mainstream,” Mr Cameron said. “We have failed to provide a vision of society to which they feel they want to belong.” All Britons should believe in basic values of freedom and equality, and actively promote them, he said. That means ensuring that immigrants learn to speak English and that all schools teach “elements of a common culture and curriculum”. The Prime Minister accepted that multiculturalism has left some members of the white community feeling unfairly treated. Racism and intolerance are “rightly” condemned, he said. “But when equally unacceptable views or practices have come from someone who isn’t white, we’ve been too cautious, frankly too fearful, to stand up to them.”Mr Cameron will drew a clear distinction between “Islamist extremism” as a political ideology, and the Islamic faith itself. “We need to be clear: Islamic extremism and Islam are not the same thing,” he said.Hmmm.....Finally it seems the EDL their message is being heard?Read the full story here.More here.

    • Hate on the streets: Massive police operation as far-right group descends on town in protest against 'extreme Islam'.Thousands of English Defence League (EDL) supporters descended on the town that spawned the far-right movement for an inflammatory protest today.The far-right street protest movement opposes what it sees as the spread of Sharia law and militant Islam in England. The group gathered in Luton, where counter-demonstrations have been organised by Unite Against Fascism (UAF) and sections of the town's Muslim community.A massive police operation has been launched with more than a thousand officers on the streets at a cost of more than £800,000. So far, one arrest has been made.The demonstration was taking place just hours after Prime Minster David Cameron delivered a speech in Munich in which he declared that multiculturalism had failed in the UK and he called for a 'muscular liberalism' that challenges Islamist extremism more forcefully.Senior EDL members claim more than 4,000 supporters from across Britain and overseas will converge on Luton for a march and rally.The event has been billed with the slogan 'Back to Where It All Began' alongside images of EDL members in balaclavas.Founder Stephen Lennon, 28, said yesterday he was warned his life was in danger if he led the protest.The militant anti-Islamist firebrand claimed he has been issued a so-called Osman warning by Bedfordshire Police and is under police protection.Bedfordshire Police, which have been preparing for the demonstration for weeks, declined to comment on Mr Lennon's claim.EDL supporters walked from High Town to St George's Square today.UAF will meet at the same time in Park Square, at the other end of the town's shopping centre.Sales of alcohol from pubs and off-licences will stop from noon and police expect some shops to close voluntarily.Hundreds of police in overalls and carrying riot helmets, supported by mounted officers and dog units, will be on duty.Speaking about the demonstration, Mr Lennon, who uses the pseudonym Tommy Robinson, said members did not want violence.He added: 'We want it to be peaceful. We want to get our point across. We want our local and national issues at the forefront, not anything else.'The movement originated from a group known as the United Peoples of Luton. They were formed in response to a Muslim protest at a parade in Luton, in March 2009, for troops from 2nd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment returning from Iraq.Islamic activists waved banners with slogans including: 'Anglian Soldiers: Butchers of Basra' and 'Anglian Soldiers: cowards, killers, extremists.'Hmmmm......But this latter is not considered "Hate on the streets" Of course?Read the full story here.

    • HT:Mediate.Sarah Palin's Full Speech At Event Marking Ronald Reagan's 100th Birthday.Tonight, Young America’s Foundation held a banquet honoring the 100th birthday of Ronald Reagan. Sarah Palin delivered the keynote. Palin lovers will love it. Palin haters will hate it. She, of course, delivered glowing praise of Reagan, and compared his fight to preserve the freedom and the ideal of the American dream to today’s battle to do the same. There was talk of the danger in viewing “American exceptionalism” as “exceptionally big government.”Like any well-crafted message, though, it also contained a solution, and that solution is…people, the “pioneering,” hard-working spirit with which she said we must “reconnect” – the spirit, of course, she said Reagan embodied. The speech was a fine showcase for her charisma…and certainly appeared to be the speech of someone with higher political aspirations. Video of the speech, via C-SPAN, in two parts here.

    • HT:Aina.Are U.S Servicewomen Trading the Safety of the Helmet for the Hijab?Recent pictures in Stars and Stripes feature female U.S. service members wearing the Islamic headscarf, also known as a hijab. These women are part of a new initiative, Female Engagement Teams, being deployed in Afghanistan.Aside from questions about whether the safety of these women deployed into harm's way is jeopardized by trading the helmet for the hijab, the photos invoke memories of a policy fight in Congress less than a decade ago. In 2002, the Senate overturned a DoD mandate requiring female American service members stationed in Saudi Arabia to wear the Saudi version of the burqa, known as an abaya. Similarly, in the House of Representatives, an amendment was enacted to end the "abaya" mandate. Women in Saudi Arabia (or in Afghanistan under the brutal reign of the primitive Taliban) are subject to beatings by religious police (in Saudi Arabia known as muttawa), if they expose, even inadvertently, a wrist or ankle.The DoD "abaya" policy was defended under the guise of "cultural sensitivities," but it morphed into being justified as necessary for "force protection," since "cultural sensitivities" smacked of political correctness. Could anyone imagine U.S. soldiers dispatched to South Africa under Apartheid segregating black and white soldiers to comply with "cultural sensitivities"? Yet in Saudi Arabia, American servicewomen, prior to congressional intervention, were subjected to similar humiliation and coerced into conformance with an alien religious faith.In Barack Obama's Cairo speech in June 2009, he stated, "I reject the view of some in the West that a woman who chooses to cover her hair is somehow less equal." Obama implied, mistakenly, that wearing of the hijab is by choice. Surely Obama, with part of his youth spent in Muslim-dominant Indonesia, knows that in strict Islamic societies, the veil or headscarf is not optional. Even in the U.S. and Canada, young Muslim women have been killed by their fathers for refusing to submit to Islamic practices, including covering their hair -- their "crime" being their desire to fit in and to look like other American girls.Progressive Muslims, like Egypt's culture minister, Farouk Hosni, parted ways with government backing of the veil, denouncing the hijab as "a step backward for Egyptian women." Is the DoD embracing a posture less progressive than that of Egypt's culture minister or the French government? Isn't the DoD, by encouraging servicewomen to wear headscarves, siding with primitive militants -- like the Taliban -- over reformists and more enlightened Muslims?With Obama's background, he is well-positioned to advance the understanding that successful Muslim societies have been the ones that unleashed the suppressed potential of fifty percent of their human capital. Obama unfortunately squandered the opportunity to make this point in Egypt, but it is even more disturbing that signs of submission to Islam are creeping back into the U.S. Armed Forces.Most important, a headscarf is no protection against a sniper or IED. A helmet is standard protective gear for the most important part of the human body: the brain. A female soldier in a headscarf limits her peripheral vision, a problem when operating in a hostile or potentially hostile environment. With the bizarre hybrid of a camouflage uniform topped by a headscarf, a female service member is identifying herself as an American soldier but simultaneously making a concession to Islam (in uniform, as a representative of the American government) -- hardly an image to inspire confidence, and one that will provoke derision from a religiously motivated enemy that views such acts as weakness.Congress needs to ensure that the spirit of the legislation repealing the "abaya" mandate is extended to protect female service members who may be pressured by superiors to forego the safety of the helmet for the hijab and compelled to disrespect their First Amendment-protected religious beliefs.Hmmmmm....."If you wanted your soldiers to be in harms way ,would you do anything different?"Read the full story here.

    • HT:TheInvestigativeProject.Canada - A Call for Tougher Canadian Immigration Scrutiny.Canada's skyrocketing immigration is creating new security challenges that should prompt the nation to consider more direct steps to try to weed out those who may bring radical Islamist ideology with them, an intelligence expert testified Thursday.David B. Harris, former Canadian Security Intelligence Service chief of strategic planning, told a Senate committee in Ottawa that the rate of immigration – 250,000 people per year – is creating more enclaves in the country, diluting the normal pattern in which "a newcomer's radical tendencies might more readily have been overwhelmed by Canada's ambient liberal-pluralist atmosphere."Canada's population grew from 29 million people to 34 million people in just over a decade. Many of them come from Muslim majority countries that have extremist movements. In many cases, those immigrants may have been escaping from that radical ideology. But others might be importing it."Does extremism travel well?" asked Harris, who now directs the International and Terrorist Intelligence Program for INSIGNIS Strategic Research. "A 2007 Environics poll says 12 percent of Canadian Muslims could justify a Toronto-18 type plot calling for mass-casualty attacks in Canada, including invading Parliament and beheading the prime minister. That means that between 49,000 and 119,000 Canadians could justify making war on fellow Canadians."Hmmmm........Canada wake up,you're nurturing a snake to your bosom?Read the full story here.

    • "Life or death in Iran's Prisons".International Campaign: Iran Uses Media Stunts in Lieu of Fair Trials.Iranian officials should base convictions on reliable evidence and due process instead of televised confessions and dramatic re-enactments, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today.The Campaign added that coerced confessions are being used to convict criminal and political defendants alike, while state media is used to sell dubious death sentences and verdicts to the Iranian and international public.The Campaign also expressed its grave concern about the execution sentence of Saeed Malekpour, an Iranian-Canadian dual national and web developer, accused of establishing “pornographic websites.” He has been reportedly tortured to confess to these charges.On 1 February 2011, state television’s Channel One evening news, known as “20:30,” broadcast a “confession” by Zahra Bahrami, a Dutch-Iranian woman, one day after her execution on drug charges. In the video Bahrami “admits” to drug trafficking and re-enacts some scenes in her home showing how she hid cocaine and heroin. The program commented extensively on how international and Dutch outcries over the execution were misled, in an apparent attempt to justify Bahrami’s execution after the fact.“The issue is not whether crimes occur in Iran, but whether death sentences are based on real trials, with real evidence, and real cases presented by lawyers,” said Aaron Rhodes, a spokesperson for the Campaign. “Staged-for-TV confessions that reek of coercion are no substitute for due process,” he added.In the last few weeks, Iran has been on an execution binge, putting to death 83 people in January 2011 alone. This is to be compared with a total of 86 executions during all of 2005, before Ahmadinejad assumed the presidency.The Campaign is also receiving reports of mass secret executions in Birjand Prison that are not being reported by state media. However, the country’s Prosecutor General, Mohseni Ejei, on 31 January 2011, admitted to such executions during a press conference saying, “this morning a number of drug traffickers were executed in Birjand Prison.”The Campaign believes that the total number of executions in January 2011 could be higher than the officially announced 83 cases, given that such secret executions are taking place.Iran has increasingly resorted to televised confessions in cases where the credibility of the government’s evidence and the fairness of the trial incur public scrutiny. The State-controlled broadcast media has become an accessory to grave human rights violations and its officials must be held accountable as human rights violators.Iran executed at least 350 persons in 2008; at least 388 in 2009; and over 442 in 2010, including 242 officially announced, and over 200 secret executions reported to the Campaign at Vakilabad Prison. On a per capita basis, Iran executes more people than any other country.Hmmmm.......No word from the defender of freedom Obama on this exemplary democracy,since he's battling the evil dictator of Egypt.Read the full story here.

    • Iran plans dress code for women reporters.Iran's conservative-dominated parliament plans to implement a new dress code for woman journalists who cover its proceedings, the Ilna news agency reported Saturday."Some woman reporters do not dress appropriately for the atmosphere of the parliament," conservative MP Fatemeh Rahbar told Ilna."It has been provisioned to prepare clothes with regard to the reporters' taste and by observing Islamic codes," she added, without elaborating.Islamic dress has been mandatory for women in Iran since the 1979 revolution, with every adult female -- regardless of religion and nationality -- required to cover her hair and bodily contours in public.Iran's female MPs, all staunch conservatives, wear the traditional black enveloping head-to-toe chador, but many government employees just opt for a headscarf and long coat.Urban women often push the boundaries with figure-hugging short coats and loose headscarves that generously display locks of hair.Read the full story here.

    • NY museum launches Shoah education site. Museum of Jewish Heritage presents new multi-media website to introduce middle, high school-aged students, educators to stories of young people who survived Holocaust.The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York announced recently the launch of "Coming of Age Now, Coming of Age in the Holocaust", a new multi-media website designed by C&G Partners to introduce middle and high school-aged students and educators to the stories of young people who survived the Holocaust. This free website will help students of all backgrounds around the globe create a personal connection to history and discover the relevance to our world today. Ivy Barsky, Deputy Director of the Museum said, “As Holocaust survivors age and leave us, we created this meaningful curriculum to keep their voices alive and to retain the power of their stories for young people coming of age today.” The "Coming of Age" curriculum includes 13 unique stories to help students learn about the Holocaust through personal narratives. Students will hear directly from survivors through video testimony and will read about their lives before, during, and after the Holocaust.One teacher who used an early version praised the site saying, “It personalizes the Holocaust. It is about six million individuals.”Hmmmmmm........How many more Jews have been killed in the course of history for being Jewish?Read the full story here.

    • HT:TheAmericanDream.10 Shocking Videos Of The Protests In Egypt That Are Almost Too Graphic To Watch.Over the past week, the mainstream media has not really done a good job of communicating how intense the violence and bloodshed in Egypt has become. Trucks and cars have been plowing into groups of protesters at high speed, dozens of protesters have been shot and killed, and the violence only seems to get more crazy with each passing day. Seriously, if you cannot handle scenes of graphic violence and people dying, then you probably should not watch the videos posted below. These are 10 of the most shocking videos of the protests in Egypt, and they are incredibly graphic. This is a real revolution that is happening in Egypt and it is very bloody.What you are about to see is what happens when society collapses. When violence and bloodshed erupt, suddenly life starts becoming very cheap. In a couple of the videos posted below, vehicles just plow right over protesters at full speed and the drivers just keep on going. It is absolutely unbelievable.But are we any better in the United States? As I have written about previously, incredibly violent brawls have been erupting in restaurants all across the nation and we aren't even in the midst of a revolution. So what is going to happen when American society eventually breaks down?That is something to think about.For now, there are some very important lessons about humanity that we can learn from what has been happening in Egypt. The videos posted below are so shocking and so graphic that many of you may find them very difficult to watch....Read the full story here.

    • WikiLeaks reveals Obama sold out Great Britain by giving Russia Britain’s nuclear secrets.WikiLeaks cables: US agrees to tell Russia Britain's nuclear secrets.The US secretly agreed to give the Russians sensitive information on Britain’s nuclear deterrent to persuade them to sign a key treaty, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.Information about every Trident missile the US supplies to Britain will be given to Russia as part of an arms control deal signed by President Barack Obama next week. Defence analysts claim the agreement risks undermining Britain’s policy of refusing to confirm the exact size of its nuclear arsenal. The fact that the Americans used British nuclear secrets as a bargaining chip also sheds new light on the so-called “special relationship”, which is shown often to be a one-sided affair by US diplomatic communications obtained by the WikiLeaks website. Details of the behind-the-scenes talks are contained in more than 1,400 US embassy cables published to date by the Telegraph, including almost 800 sent from the London Embassy, which are published online today. The documents also show that: America spied on Foreign Office ministers by gathering gossip on their private lives and professional relationships.Although the treaty was not supposed to have any impact on Britain, the leaked cables show that Russia used the talks to demand more information about the UK’s Trident missiles, which are manufactured and maintained in the US. Washington lobbied London in 2009 for permission to supply Moscow with detailed data about the performance of UK missiles. The UK refused, but the US agreed to hand over the serial numbers of Trident missiles it transfers to Britain. Professor Malcolm Chalmers said: “This appears to be significant because while the UK has announced how many missiles it possesses, there has been no way for the Russians to verify this. Over time, the unique identifiers will provide them with another data point to gauge the size of the British arsenal.” Duncan Lennox, editor of Jane’s Strategic Weapons Systems, said: “They want to find out whether Britain has more missiles than we say we have, and having the unique identifiers might help them.”While the US and Russia have long permitted inspections of each other’s nuclear weapons, Britain has sought to maintain some secrecy to compensate for the relatively small size of its arsenal.Hmmmm.......Who else did the "Commander in chief" sell out ?Benedict Arnold is nodding in approval?And then he's suprised he's not welcome at the Royal wedding?Read the full story here.

    • Canada - Arctic fishing grossly underreported: report.Nearly a million tonnes of fish were caught in the Arctic over the past half-century, despite the fact that less than 13,000 tonnes were reported to the United Nations, B.C. researchers report."Ineffective reporting, due to governance issues and a lack of credible data on small-scale fisheries, has given us a false sense of comfort that the Arctic is still a pristine frontier when it comes to fisheries," said Dirk Zeller, the lead author of the report on the research findings, in a statement."We now offer a more accurate baseline against which we can monitor changes in fish catches and to inform policy and conservation efforts."The study, published this week in the journal Polar Biology, estimated that fisheries catches in Russian, Canadian and U.S. Arctic waters totalled 950,000 tonnes from 1950 to 2006 — nearly 75 times more than 12,700 tonnes reported to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.Pauly described the situation as a puzzle in which "you have the pieces all over the place in a bag, but it's never been put together."For example, statistics from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game showed that over the study period, the Arctic fish catch in Alaska alone was 89,000 tonnes, even though the U.S. reported no catches at all to the UN.The UN numbers were based only on Russian reports, but the UBC study suggests even those numbers were a gross underestimate. It pegged Russia's actual catch at 770,000 tonnes.Canada's catch during the study period was estimated at 95,000 tonnes.Hmmmm.........Of course it's a lot easyer to go after that poor sports fisherman?Read the full extermination story here.

    • And now for something completely different! "Got Condom?" 700,000 ultrathin condoms lost in transit.More than 700,000 condoms have been stolen in transit between Malaysia and Japan, a major Japanese rubber manufacturer said Thursday.About 726,000 polyurethane condoms were loaded into a container at a factory in Malaysia, said Sagami Rubber Industries, founded in 1934 as the first condom maker in Japan.But the shipment was empty when it arrived at the company's main plant in suburban Tokyo last week, company spokesman Norinari Wakui said, adding that the lock on the container had been replaced before it left port in Malaysia.The items, which are 14 percent thinner than conventional products at 0.02 millimetres, are worth 120 million yen (1.5 million dollars) at Japanese retail prices, he said."This has never happened to us before and we are very perplexed," Wakui told AFP. "We are not certain if it was of a premeditated nature."Hmmmm.....A case of premature unloading?Read the full "Story" here.

    Friday, February 4, 2011

    Obama's clueless advisor and Ken Mercury comments on the situation in Egypt

    MFS - The Other News

                             Afternoon Posting.

    • Egypt volatile situation : 160,000 Foreigners have already left Egypt !  - Al Jazeera English - Live Streams From Egypt ! Here .
    • Egypt protests on Twitter!  here.
    • Liveblog - Egypt's protests erupt. here.

    • Developping!Egypt Vice President Omar Suleiman was Target of Assassination Attempt That Killed Two Bodyguards.A failed assassination attempt on Egypt's vice president in recent days left two of his bodyguards dead, U.S. sources tell Fox News, though that information has yet to be confirmed on the ground in Cairo.Such an attempt on the life of Omar Suleiman would mark an alarming turn in the uprising against the government of President Hosni Mubarak, who only recently named Suleiman as vice president in an effort to quell the unrest and possibly line up a successor.White House Press Secretary Baghdad Bob Robert Gibbs declined to address the assassination reports when asked by Fox News."I'm not going to ... get into that question," Gibbs said.Hmmmm.....This is the "Normal" course of events once Islamic extremists get involved!Read the full story here.

    • WikiLeaks reveals Obama sold out Great Britain by giving Russia Britain’s nuclear secrets.WikiLeaks cables: US agrees to tell Russia Britain's nuclear secrets.The US secretly agreed to give the Russians sensitive information on Britain’s nuclear deterrent to persuade them to sign a key treaty, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.Information about every Trident missile the US supplies to Britain will be given to Russia as part of an arms control deal signed by President Barack Obama next week. Defence analysts claim the agreement risks undermining Britain’s policy of refusing to confirm the exact size of its nuclear arsenal. The fact that the Americans used British nuclear secrets as a bargaining chip also sheds new light on the so-called “special relationship”, which is shown often to be a one-sided affair by US diplomatic communications obtained by the WikiLeaks website. Details of the behind-the-scenes talks are contained in more than 1,400 US embassy cables published to date by the Telegraph, including almost 800 sent from the London Embassy, which are published online today. The documents also show that: America spied on Foreign Office ministers by gathering gossip on their private lives and professional relationships.Although the treaty was not supposed to have any impact on Britain, the leaked cables show that Russia used the talks to demand more information about the UK’s Trident missiles, which are manufactured and maintained in the US. Washington lobbied London in 2009 for permission to supply Moscow with detailed data about the performance of UK missiles. The UK refused, but the US agreed to hand over the serial numbers of Trident missiles it transfers to Britain. Professor Malcolm Chalmers said: “This appears to be significant because while the UK has announced how many missiles it possesses, there has been no way for the Russians to verify this. Over time, the unique identifiers will provide them with another data point to gauge the size of the British arsenal.” Duncan Lennox, editor of Jane’s Strategic Weapons Systems, said: “They want to find out whether Britain has more missiles than we say we have, and having the unique identifiers might help them.”While the US and Russia have long permitted inspections of each other’s nuclear weapons, Britain has sought to maintain some secrecy to compensate for the relatively small size of its arsenal.Hmmmm.......Who else did the "Commander in chief" sell out ?Benedict Arnold is nodding in approval?And then he's suprised he's not welcome at the royal wedding?Read the full story here.HT:BNI.

    • Mandarin One? Chinese firm in talks to supply Obama's new helicopter.After Air Force One, it is one of the world's best known aircraft. For more than 30 years America's presidents have been ferried to and from the White House by the iconic Marine One helicopter, made by Sikorsky in Connecticut.But maybe not for much longer. A rival chopper is being proposed, and to rub salt into the wound it's made by the United States' new global rival, China.The manufacturer of China’s new stealth fighter aircraft is working with a small Californian firm to bid together for U.S. defence contracts – including supplying the U.S. president’s helicopter.It comes at a time of growing American concern about the Far East country's expanding armed forces.AVIC is looking at offering China's largest domestically-produced helicopter, the AC-313, to replace the ageing Marine One used by the president, according to reports.The current Marine One fleet consists of 11 large Sikorsky helicopters introduced in 1976 and eight smaller Sikorsky models, which came into service in 1989. Sikorsky is an American company based in Stratford, Connecticut.The U.S. Navy awarded a contract for a replacement helicopter fleet six years ago, to be delivered before 2014 by an American team lead by Lockheed Martin Corporation. But the cost ballooned four years on, and President Obama cancelled the contract, asking the Navy to find a cheaper alternative.Hmmmm.....Knowing how he Apologises for America, it's not difficult to imagine a Manchurian President to fly "Manchurian One".Read the full story here.

    • HT:NewsBusters.Chris Matthews: Disloyal Obama Makes Him “Feel Ashamed As An American”….MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews appeared on Morning Joe, Friday, to slam President Obama’s handling of the escalating crisis in Egypt, saying it made him “ashamed as an American.” Matthews, who famously declared Obama gave him a “thrill” up his leg, excoriated what he perceived to be the President’s disloyalty to Egypt’s leader, Hosni Mubarak.The Hardball host berated, “And Barack Obama, as much I support him in many ways, there is a transitional quality to the guy that is chilling.” He added, “I believe in relationships…You treat your friends a certain way. You’re loyal to them.”Matthews has previously lauded the authoritarian Mubarak. Pointing out Mubarak’s stand against Hezbollah and other extremist elements in the region, the anchor on January 31 wondered, “How can you say he’ll easily be replaced? This guy’s the George Washington of peace over there.Hmmmmm......."To Pull an Obama" a new expression for a stab in the back?Read the full story here.

    • HT:WZ.Pres. Obama Watching Al Jazeera at White House.The Daily Beast just posted an “exclusive” look inside the White House’s “scramble” to find the right response to the unfolding crisis in Egypt this week.The short version is that the crisis caught U.S. intelligence off guard and they were slow to react. But here’s the line that jumped out at me.That’s right, even the President of the United States is watching Al Jazeera. Needless to say this is a far cry from the time (just two years ago!) thatColin Powell declared on Meet the Press that “those kind of images going out on Al Jazeera are killing us.”Now, huddled in the big office of their boss—one of the administration policy-makers trying to calibrate the U.S. response to the unfolding drama—the advisers watched Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s first statement. Two television sets were running, one showing CNN and the other a satellite feed from Al Jazeera.Hmmmm.......The leader of the free world watches an Islamist  Pro Muslim Brotherhood Channel and he asks why we doubt his faith?Read the full story here.

    • Gaza smuggling tunnels switch directions.Hamas transfers food supplies to stranded Egyptian soldiers on border through Gaza smuggling tunnels built to illegally transport goods into Strip.Egyptian soldiers isolated on the Gaza border by 10 days of internal upheaval are getting bread, canned goods and other food supplies from the enclave, which is usually on the receiving end of food aid.A source in the border town of Rafah said security forces of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, which rules Gaza, had been providing the troops with supplies for the past three days.The sources said Palestinian merchants in Gaza have also been smuggling vegetables, eggs and other staples into Egypt, where store owners have run out of stock because normal supplies are cut off by the unrest – reversing the usual flow of goods.Hmmmmm......Wel the Egyptians wanted "Change" start getting used to it!Join the American fools who believed in "Change "!Read the full story here.

    • HT:Memri.Islamist Turkish daily, the mouthpiece of Turkey's Muslim Brotherhood, in today’s frontpage headline: "First Mubarak, Then Israel".Turkish Islamist daily Milli Gazete: “The uprisal of the people in Egypt to overthrow the Pharaoh Mubarak, threw the terrorist state of Israel into deep fear. Israel admitted that an Egypt ruled by the Islamist and democratic forces would be their nightmare, and with fear of becoming surrounded by threats Israel embraces Mubarak”.Milli Gazete is the mouthpiece of the political Islamist movement Milli Gorus founded by former PM Erbakan, where Islamist leaders of the ruling AKP, including PM Erdogan and President Gul, come from.Hmmmm......Obama called Erdogan at the beginning of the Egypt Crisis he wants a closer co-operation with Turkey.Who is in the White House acting as a US President?Read the full story here.

    • HT:Memri.Iranian Women, Palestinians Who Tried To Incite Against Egyptian Regime Apprehended.The Egyptian daily Rooz Al-Masri reported that Egyptian authorities have apprehended two Iranian women and two Palestinians who were circulating flyers calling on the Egyptian people to carry out a coup against the regime.Source.

    • Arab League chief says he may run for Egyptian presidency.Arab League chief Amr Moussa, a former Egyptian foreign minister, said Friday he might run for his country's presidency but said he thought President Hosni Mubarak would remain in power until September."I do not think he (Mubarak) will leave. I think he will stay until the end of August," he told France's Europe 1 radio. Mubarak has said he will not bow to the massive anti-government protests sweeping Egypt and step down immediately but will stay on until elections due in September in which he said he will not run for a sixth term.Moussa, asked if he would stand in the next elections in Egypt, replied: "Why say no?" "I am of course at the service of my country... I am ready to serve as a citizen who has the right to be a candidate," he said.He added that he would also be happy to join a transition government if one emerged to replace Mubarak's regime. His comments came as Egyptian protesters massed for "departure day" demonstrations to force the 82-year-old veteran president to step down.Read the full story here.

    • HT:JudicialWatch.Obamacare Moratorium?A decision by a federal court in Florida sent shock waves through the Obama administration on Monday. Judge Roger Vinson ruled the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare as it is commonly known, unconstitutional in a consolidated lawsuit that involved 26 states challenging the law.According to The Los Angeles Times: “A federal judge in Florida dealt President Obama's healthcare overhaul a sweeping blow Monday, ruling the law unconstitutional because of its requirement that Americans have health insurance starting in 2014.”Judge Vinson did not mince words in his summary judgment:It is difficult to imagine that a nation which began, at least in part, as the result of opposition to a British mandate giving the East India Company a monopoly and imposing a nominal tax on all tea sold in America would have set out to create a government with the power to force people to buy tea in the first place. If Congress can penalize a passive individual for failing to engage in commerce, the enumeration of powers in the Constitution would have been in vain for it would be “difficult to perceive any limitation on federal power” [Lopez, supra, 514 U.S. at 564], and we would have a Constitution in name only. Sure this is not what the Founding Fathers could have intended.Indeed, the Florida court Monday found that the whole of the Obamacare law is void as a result of its individual mandate being unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson wrote, "Because the individual mandate is unconstitutional and not severable, the entire Act (Obamacare) must be declared void."In addition to Virginia, 25 other states have sued to strike down the law in a consolidated case now before a federal court in Florida. Virtually everyone agrees the constitutional challenges are destined for the U.S. Supreme Court a year or two from now.Congress cannot afford to wait until then. It must impose an immediate moratorium on Obamacare now, until the weighty constitutional concerns at issue are resolved in the courts.As it stands, many of the supposed "benefits" of Obamacare's individual mandate and other provisions won't be realized until 2014. And yet, as the law winds its way through the lower courts, American health care consumers and taxpayers are already experiencing significant financial pains through skyrocketing premiums and phased-in taxes that began this year and will cost $502 billion over the next 10 years.Hmmmmm......Dump that hydra called "Obamacare" in the deepest mineshaft of the land and seal it for eternity.Read the full story here.

    • HT:TheAstuteBloggers.Times haven't changed!The enemy hasn't changed.Only the courage of Arab leaders and POTUS has changed.King Hussein versus King Abdullah 2 : Hussein fought a war to the death versus Arafat and the "extremists".Abdullah is caving in.Times haven't changed; (there were islamists killing leaders, then as now), but the courage and commitment to Western values of Arab leadership sure has changed.And remember: it was the exit of Arafat from Jordan (forced by King Hussein) and his entry into Lebanon that led to the horrific Lebanese civil war:September 1970 is known as the Black September (Arabic: أيلول الأسود‎) in Arab history and sometimes is referred to as the "era of regrettable events." It was a month when Hashemite King Hussein of Jordan moved to quash the militancy of Palestinian organizations and restore his monarchy's rule over the country.The violence resulted in the deaths of thousands of people, the vast majority Palestinian.Armed conflict lasted until July 1971 with the expulsion of the PLO and thousands of Palestinian fighters to Lebanon.Hmmmm.....When it comes to true grit they could learn a thing or two from that 82 year old man named Mubarak!Cowardness and Courage both start with the letter C ! Read the full story here.

    • HT:Businessinsider.CHART OF THE DAY: The Scariest Jobs Chart Ever Looks Totally Awful!There are some weird things going on in this morning's jobs report, but the headline number was a joke, and as such, the scariest jobs chart ever looks horrid.As you can see, via Calculated Risk, the pace of the jobs recovery is not only not in line with past "recoveries" it's not even at the pace it was a few months ago.Hmmmmm......."I will not rest before there are no American jobs left"?Read and see the full story here.

    • House Republicans Planning Investigation Into Obama Regime Granting Over 700 Waivers to ObamaCare Rules…The Republican congressman leading the investigation into the Obama administration’s decision to grant more than 700 waivers to the new health care law is questioning whether the law could be effective if so many waivers are needed. Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) also noted the high percentage of Obama-supporting labor unions that received waivers -- which exempt them from a provision in the new health care law that bans annual limits on what insurance plans will pay for medical coverage.“The American people repeatedly have been told that the new health care law is an effective and responsible plan for overhauling the nation’s health care system,” Rep. Stearns told in a statement. “Yet, if the law is so good, why are so many waivers to the law being granted?”Stearns is chairman of the subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which is investigating the waivers granted to various companies, unions, non-profit organizations and states and has reported that the United Federation of Teachers, representing New York City School Teachers, is the largest recipient of waivers so far. The UFT is a member of the American Federation of Teachers, a major contributor to the Democratic Party.In addition, several locals of the Service Employee International Union (SEIU) and the United Food and Commercial Workers union, both major contributors to Democratic candidates, received waivers.Hmmmm......what will happen to all the Bribes donations that have been given in the past?Read the full story here.

    • Google Earth finds Saudi Arabia's forbidden archaeological secrets!An armchair archaeologist has identified nearly 2,000 potentially important sites in Saudi Arabia using Google Earth, despite never having visited the country.David Kennedy, a professor of classics and ancient history at the University of Western Australia, used Google Earth satellite maps to pinpoint 1,977 potential archaeological sites, including 1,082 teardrop shaped stone tombs. "I've never been to Saudi Arabia," Dr Kennedy said. "It's not the easiest country to break into." Dr Kennedy told New Scientist that he had verified the images showed actual archaeological sites by asking a friend working in the Kingdom to photograph the locations. The use of aerial and satellite imaging has been used in Britain to locate Iron Age and Roman sites in Britain, as well as Nazca lines in Peru and Mayan ruins in Belize. But few archaeologists have been given access to Saudi Arabia, which has long been hostile to the discipline. Hardline clerics in the kingdom fear that it might focus attention on the civilisations which flourished there before the rise of Islam – and thus, in the long term, undermine the state religion.In 1994, a council of Saudi clerics was reported to have issued an edict asserting that preserving historical sites "could lead to polytheism and idolatry" – both punishable, under the Kingdom's laws, by death. Saudi Arabia's rulers have, in recent years, allowed archaeologists to excavate some sites, including the spectacular but little-known ruins of Maidan Saleh, a 2,000 old city which marked the southern limits of the powerful Nabataean civilisation. For the most part, though, access to ancient sites has been severely restricted.Read and see the fullstory here.

    • New model US-Turkey business council to meet in early March.The newly established U.S.-Turkey Business Council will hold its first meeting in early March in Washington, D.C. as part of an effort to boost trade volume, which has remained virtually unchanged for years.“We have a constant $11 billion bilateral trade volume with the United States. Both Turkey’s and the U.S.’ trade with third parties are increasing but our bilateral trade is not growing. We’ll find out the reason for this and seek how to increase it,” a senior Turkish diplomat speaking on condition of anonymity told the Hürriyet Daily News & Economic Review.The U.S. and Turkey established a new model of a joint business council in late 2010 under the framework of the “model partnership” concept between the two states. The new structure aims to bring together U.S. and Turkish business leaders to provide policy recommendations to both governments on ways to strengthen bilateral economic relations.The U.S. has declared a list of eight representatives of American companies and is waiting for Turkey to announce Turkish counterparts, which are expected to be representatives from 12 sectors, including automotives, textiles, pharmaceuticals, mining and information technology. There will be also 12 backup representatives from the Turkish side.Hmmmm.....We have Already seen the job loss (Can - USA )from the automative side(Ford).Read the full story here.

    • HT:JIDF.Austria: Jews Press Charges Over Antisemitic Turkish Film.The Jewish Community in Vienna pressed charges Tuesday against cinema operators and a distributor on Tuesday, alleging that a Turkish film, Valley of the Wolves - Palestine, was anti-Semitic.Politicians and Jewish groups in Austria and Germany had criticized the action film ahead of its release on Thursday, which coincided with Holocaust Memorial Day.The film was guilty of incitement to religious hatred and insulting religious faiths, because it uses anti-Semitic stereotypes, the Jewish Community's Secretary General Raimund Fastenbauer alleged.Summing up his view of the film, Fastenbauer said: 'One of the main things is that a Jewish world conspiracy forms the background to all Israeli actions.'He also claimed that Valley of the Wolves indirectly compares the situation of Palestinians to the Holocaust.Hmmmm.....Perhaps it's time a movie is made about the Armenian Genocide?Read the full story here.

    • HT:europe.world247. Belgium - Muslim Prisoner demands a “peadophile to kill” ,after strangling Fellow prisoner.The prisoner also claimed a van and five weapons. He killed his cellmate by strangulation when the 23-year-old man refused to participate in the activity.Salek Hilami then attempted to escape the psychiatric wing of the prison by taking four people hostage with a razor blade.Namur’s public prosecutor said that Hilami placed scarves around the necks of two of the hostages, buried in which were more razorblades. The inmate then reportedly pulled on the scarves to cut off air supply of his victims. The prosecutor said that the razorblades would have had dramatic consequences had they entered the victims necks. The man, aged 43, demanded the weaponry and vehicle for his escape, and also wanted a list of prisoners so that he could determine which "peadophile to kill".Previously sentenced to 12 years imprisonment for robbery with violence and taking hostages, Hilami was known as extremely dangerous. In the past he cut the ear of a prison guard.Previous before this conviction he was convicted forrape - drug use & possesion of drugs and carjacking. The hostage crisis ended after an excruciating 19 hours with the intervention of special forces. The four hostages were freed unharmed but deeply shocked. Only one of them was slightly injured as he was hit the shoulder by a rubber bullet from one of his rescuers. Hilami also has few broken ribs. Both men were transported to the CHR Namur. Hmmmm.....A pitty the death penalty is no longer in use.Read the full story here.

    • German state risks Muslim anger after becoming first in the country to ban the burka.A German state yesterday became the first region in the country to ban Muslim women from wearing burkas.The country has been gripped for several months by an angry debate on multiculturalism with many Germans voicing their concerns over immigration.Hesse, a state run by Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats, has now became the first German region to ban Muslim face veils for public sector workers.Hesse Interior Minister Boris Rheinsaid it was 'not acceptable' for a teacher in Frankfurt to wear a face veil because 'public sector workers are obligated to have neutral religious and political views'.The decision was prompted by a local teacher who had told her school she wanted to wear a burka in the classroom after returning from maternity leave. She had not previously worn one.In a landmark speech, she broke one of Germany’s last taboos and courted anti-immigration support by claiming those from a different background failed to live happily side-by-side with native Germans.She said that the concept where people would 'live side-by-side' did not work and immigrants needed to do more to integrate.Merkel followed the speech with more comments a short time later by saying that more immigrants should work for the state.Germany's former central banker, Thilo Sarrazin, inflamed opinion by claiming that Arabs sponged off the state and refused to integrate.Sarrazin's controversial book 'Germany Does Away With Itself' has added to the anti-Islamic feelings in Germany.In particular he singles out Muslims for failing to integrate and having low IQs.‘Muslims immigrants don’t integrate as well as other immigrant groups across Europe. The reasons for this are apparently not based on their ethnicity,but are rooted in their culture of Islam,’ he told Welt am Sonntag.Since then some of of Merkel's conservatives become more critical of Muslims, who make up an estimated 4 million of Germany's 82 million population.Hmmmm.....Just look at the Numbers how democratic is it when a minority dictates a majority?Read the full story here.

    • 'Dating site' takes pictures and names of 250,000 unsuspecting Facebook users.Creators of a fake dating site have taken personal information from 250,000 Facebook profiles - and reproduced it without the knowledge of the members of the popular social networking uses the names and photos of Facebook members and then gives users the option to 'arrange a date' with the unsuspecting volunteers - which leads them to the original profile page of the person. The unwitting people have been grouped into smarmy categories, such as 'Smug Women' and 'Climber Men', on the site - which is apparently an art project to highlight the dangers of social networking sites.The creators, Paolo Cirio and Alessandro Ludovic, have tried to justify their actions by claiming that the site is a merely a bid to magnify the breach of privacy permitted by Facebook.'Facebook, an endlessly cool place for so many people, becomes at the same time a goldmine for identity theft and dating - unfortunately, without the user’s control. But that’s the very nature of Facebook and social media in general,' a statement on their website said.'If we start to play with the concepts of identity theft and dating, we should be able to unveil how fragile a virtual identity given to a proprietary platform can be.'Scraping people’s information violates our terms. We have taken, and will continue to take, aggressive legal action against organisations that violate these terms,' Facebook’s director of policy communications, Barry Schnitt, told In total, the public profiles of more than a million Facebook users were gathered, claim Cirio and Ludovic.Hmmmmm.........Next >>>>>>Lovely court room faces?Read the full story here.

    • And now for something completely different!Putin's blonde ballerina poster girl quits over erotic pictures row that upset 'old biddies'.What she did not realise is that the Maldives are under a strickt Islamic rule she may face a penalty ranging from a warning to a fine.A former Bolshoi ballerina who became a poster girl for Vladimir Putin's party has quit after posting erotic pictures of herself online.Anastasia Volochkova, 35, brought glamour to the United Russia party when she joined amid a huge fanfare in 2003 to support Putin's campaigns.But the blonde prima ballerina has angered party chiefs after she posted nude photographs of herself on her blog on January 11.Ms Volochkova joined the party in 2003 after falling out with Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre who claimed that she was too tall and heavy to be a ballerina.The former dancer endorsed various Putin campaigns and many felt that she won support by bringing glamour to the party.In an interview with RFE/RL's Russian Service, Volochkova also said she was tricked into signing a letter denouncing jailed former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky in 2005.'I was really deceived,' she said. 'I respect Khodorkovsky very much. He paid a lot of attention to people and to children. And I'm very sorry for his mother.'Volochkova said she never saw the actual text of the letter, which was published in 'Izvestia' and signed by 50 celebrities. She said United Russia officials told her that it was in support of Khodorkovsky.'And I can tell you that I am defending Mikhail Khodorkovsky from the heart and soul of today,' she said.Hmmmm......Senior party boss Alexei Chesnakov said Thursday that Volochkova's decision was a display of 'women's unpredictability,'Read the full story here,photoshoot here.
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