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Friday, March 9, 2012

Overnight Music Video - Screamin' Jay Hawkins - I put a spell on you

Screamin' Jay Hawkins:"Before, I was just a normal blues singer. I was just Jay Hawkins. It all sort of just fell in place. I found out I could do more destroying a song and screaming it to death."More on the song here.

"Back to my Roots" - Russian nostalgia, Russian Babuski's to sing at Eurovision

Representives of Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012.More here.

'Euromada' - Spanish war coming?The Spanish Euro rebellion has begun.

'Euromada' - Spanish war coming?The Spanish Euro rebellion has begun.(Telegraph).(Shenandoah).
The Spanish rebellion has begun, sooner and more dramatically than I expected.
As many readers will already have seen, Premier Mariano Rajoy has refused point blank to comply with the austerity demands of the European Commission and the European Council (hijacked by Merkozy).
The article nails the Merkel led German cartel of enslavement by the foolish who enlisted to join the Union within these excerpts: Taking what he called a “sovereign decision”, he simply announced that he intends to ignore the EU deficit target of 4.4pc of GDP for this year, setting his own target of 5.8pc instead (down from 8.5pc in 2011).

That did not set well with the European elites nor the banksters in power. But Mr. Pritchard ups the ante with this portion of the story: This one from Pablo Sebastián left me speechless.My loose translation:
Spain isn’t any old country that will allow itself to be humiliated by the German Chancellor.”
The behaviour of the European Commission towards Spain over recent days has been infamous and exceeds their treaty powers… these Eurocrats think they are the owners and masters of Spain.”
“Spain and other nations in the EU are sick and tired of Chancellor Merkel’s meddling and Germany’s usurpation – with the help of Sarkozy’s France and their pretended “executive presidency” that does not in fact exist in EU treaties.”
“Rajoy must not retreat one inch. The stakes are high and the country is in no mood to suffer humiliations from a Chancellor who is amassing all the savings of Europe and won’t listen to anybody, as if she were the absolute ruler of the Union. Merkel and the Commission should think hard before putting their hand into the sovereignty of this country – or any other – because it will be burned.
This then is the fermenting mood in the fiercely proud and ancient nation of Spain in Year III of depression, probably the worst depression the country has seen since the 1640s – or have I missed a worse one?Hmmm......May you live in interesting times?Like it or not but we are.Meanwhile in The Netherlands Geert Wilders says we can return to the guilder.Read the full story here.

Video - Afghanistan - Child brides of Afghanistan self immolation themselves to escape rampant abuse.

Hamid Karzai just endorsed clerics’ code that downgrades women’s rights.Why did all these valiant troops die and got wounded?Meanwhile : UN to condemn Israel for its treatment of women!

Derrick A. Bell Visited the White House Twice in 2010.

Derrick A. Bell Visited the White House Twice in 2010.(Heritage).Visitor logs show that Derrick A. Bell visited the White House twice since President Obama took office. The logs show two visits by an individual of that name on January 29 and 31, 2010.Derrick Albert Bell, the late Harvard professor and controversial scholar in the field of Critical Race Theory has been thrust into national headlines after conservative bloggers at posted video of Obama lauding his work at a 1991 rally at Harvard.
Heritage could not independently confirm that the Derrick A. Bell listed is the same individual who spoke at the rally. The White House did not return a request for comment.
In the video, Obama tells the crowd to “Open your hearts and open your minds to the words of professor Derrick Bell.”Those words tended to be quite controversial.

Bell is widely credited with pioneering the field of Critical Race Theory, a radical school of legal thought that holds that the American legal and political systems are inherently racist.Bell endorsed a journal called Race Traitor, which is dedicated to the “abolition of whiteness,” and whose motto is “Treason to the white race is loyalty to humanity.”

In the immediate aftermath of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1968 assassination, members of Harvard University’s Black Law Students Association pressured their school to hire a minority professor; this led eventually to Bell’s hiring in 1971 as the first black faculty member in the law school’s history. From the very outset of his stay at Harvard, Bell was acutely aware of the fact that he lacked the qualifications that had traditionally been prerequisites for an appointment at Harvard: he had neither graduated with distinction from a prestigious law school, nor clerked for the Supreme Court, nor practiced law at a major firm. Yet he mocked such criteria as being nothing more than the exclusionary constructs of a racist white power structure that traditionally had sought to deny blacks an opportunity to teach at the nation’s elite schools.
In 1990-91, Professor Bell taught a civil rights course at Harvard without pay, though he later acknowledged that he had gotten himself placed as a “consultant” on the payroll of a “major entertainment figure.”
To express his displeasure with Harvard in definitive terms, in the spring of 1991 Bell announced that he would take a one-year visiting professor’s position at New York University Law School. He later extended this to two years, and later still announced that he would spend a third year at NYU. This third year would require not only NYU’s waiver of time limits on visiting professorships, but also Harvard’s waiver of its firm policy forbidding professors to be on leave for more than two years. Harvard dean Robert Clark stated that if Bell did not return to his post, the latter would lose his place on Harvard’s faculty. Bell refused to return and thus lost his job. After that, Bell continued to teach at NYU.
Bell was a passionate proponent of racial preferences as a means of minimizing what he viewed as the potentially disastrous effects of white Americans’ inherent racist impulses. He viewed black professors who did not enthusiastically embrace affirmative action as traitors to the black race; they "look black but think white," said Bell.
A few of Professor Bell’s more notable quotes (all of them from his 1992 book Faces at the Bottom of the Well) on the subject of race include the following:
  • "Despite undeniable progress for many, no African Americans are insulated from incidents of racial discrimination. Our careers, even our lives, are threatened because of our color."
  • "[T]he racism that made slavery feasible is far from dead . . . and the civil rights gains, so hard won, are being steadily eroded."
  • "... few whites are ready to actively promote civil rights for blacks."
  • "[D]iscrimination in the workplace is as vicious (if less obvious) than it was when employers posted signs 'no negras need apply.'"
  • "We rise and fall less as a result of our efforts than in response to the needs of a white society that condemns all blacks to quasi citizenship as surely as it segregated our parents."
  • "Slavery is, as an example of what white America has done, a constant reminder of what white America might do."
  • "Black people will never gain full equality in this country. … African Americans must confront and conquer the otherwise deadening reality of our permanent subordinate status."
  • "Tolerated in good times, despised when things go wrong, as a people we [blacks] are scapegoated and sacrificed as distraction or catalyst for compromise to facilitate resolution of political differences or relieve economic adversity."
Hmmmm..........................THE POST-RACIAL PRESIDENT - Unites America by dividing us by race!Read and see  the full story here and here.

Keystone oil pipeline bill fails in Obama controlled Senate.

Keystone oil pipeline bill fails in Obama controlled Senate.(Yahoo).Senate Democrats on Thursday defeated a Republican proposal to give a permit to the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline in a vote that will give Republicans more ammunition to criticize President Barack Obama's energy policies on the campaign trail.Republicans argue the pipeline, which would ship oil from Canada and northern states to Texas, would create jobs and improve energy security at a time of surging gasoline prices.
Obama put TransCanada's $7 billion project on hold earlier this year pending further environmental review. He took the unusual step of calling some senators personally ahead of the vote, asking them to reject the proposal.
"He understood that a majority of the American public, a majority at least in the Senate, are strongly in favor of this project," said Senator Richard Lugar, the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations committee, who sponsored the bill to take control of the pipeline decision away from Obama.
The Republicans tried to advance their plan as an amendment to a highway funding bill. It failed on a vote of 56-42, four short of the 60 needed to pass, although 11 Democratic senators voted with the Republicans.Republicans are using the proposal to highlight Obama's delay of the project ahead of November presidential and congressional elections, linking his decision to rising gasoline prices.
"We're going to continue this fight," said Republican Senator John Hoeven of North Dakota, who championed the bill.
He told reporters he hoped the measure might still be attached to the highway funding package when the Senate and House of Representatives work on a final version.
"With gas prices going up every day, with what's going on in the Middle East, I'll tell you what: the pressure is just going to increase on the administration to get this project done," Hoeven said.Environmental groups have fought the project, staging large protests last year that pressured the Obama administration to block approval."Today's vote was a temporary victory and there's no guarantee that it holds for the long run," Bill McKibben, founder of, said in a statement.
"We're grateful to the administration for denying the permit and for Senate leadership for holding the line."
With a 34-64 vote, senators also defeated a proposal from Democratic Senator Ron Wyden that would have blocked exports of oil from the pipeline, as well as refined products made from that oil.
Wyden said lawmakers need to carefully think through projects that would increase exports of oil, fuel and natural gas, lest the exports end up boosting prices for Americans."This is just a step in what is clearly going to be an extensive debate," Wyden told Reuters after the vote.
Democratic senators who voted for the Republican Keystone plan included Max Baucus and Jon Tester of Montana, Kent Conrad of North Dakota, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Jim Webb of Virginia.Two Republican senators were absent, and all the 45 who were present voted for the amendment.Hmmmm.......$ 6 A Gallon this Summer sounds right to me, 'reward' the voters.Read the full story here.

"Verbum Domini" ("The Word of God") Ancient Bibles and Torahs in rare Vatican show.

"Verbum Domini" ("The Word of God") Ancient Bibles and Torahs in rare Vatican show.(Yahoo).
Ancient Torahs and Bibles have gone on show in the Vatican in an "inter-religious exhibition" aimed at exploring the common heritage of two of the world's main monotheistic religions.
The show "Verbum Domini" ("The Word of God") in St. Peter's Square puts on display for the first time outside the United States the contents of the Green Collection -- the world's biggest archive of ancient biblical texts.
The exhibition, which runs until April 15, is organised with the support of Pope Benedict XVI who wants "a renewed passion for the word of God," organisers said, adding that it "shows the common roots of Christianity and Judaism."
Among the most precious texts is the "Codex Climaci Rescriptus" -- one of the oldest Bibles written in Aramaic, the language of Jesus Christ.
There is also the first-century Jeselsohn Stone tablet which contains 90 lines of Hebrew text and a rare Byzantine manuscript from the 11th century.
Visitors are also shown fragments of Torahs that were destroyed or damaged under the Nazi and Communist regimes in the 20th century.
The exhibits include shoe insoles made from a Torah during the Nazi occupation of France and a soldier's sack made from the binding of a Torah.Hmmmm......"Verbum Domini"Guess who's missing.“Violence does not build up the kingdom of God, the kingdom of humanity. On the contrary, it is a favorite instrument of the Antichrist, however idealistic its religious motivation may be,” Pope Benedict XVI .Read the full story here.

Ali Abd Al-Fattah, a Muslim Brotherhood Leader in Egypt: The Time Will Come When "the Accursed Jews Will Return to Wherever They Came from and the Arab Land Will Be Completely Cleansed of Zionist Filth"

Ali Abd Al-Fattah: The time has come for the entire Egyptian and Arab people to unite against the Zionist-American enterprise. We can do without all the foreign aid and dictates, and we can liberate Palestine from the [Jordan] River to the [Mediterranean] Sea, by means of our determination and our capabilities.

The Camp David Accords were signed under cover of night, by the late president Muhammad Anwar Al-Sadat. It was at the expense of Arab unity. Egypt was isolated from the Arab camp. The time has come for restoring Arab unity and reestablishing Arab interests, and for Israel and the US to stop meddling in the Arab world, because the Camp David Accords have brought us nothing but disasters. The time will come when all the Arab peoples will strive to realize their aspirations, and Arab Jerusalem – both East and West Jerusalem – will become the capital of the State of Palestine, the accursed Jews will return to wherever they came from, and all the Palestinian rights will be restored, like the Right of Return of the refugees, and the Arab land will be completely cleansed from Zionist filth.Source : Memri.
Hmmmm......Of course the 125 M1 Abrams Battle tanks Obama is selling to Egypt might help to do the Job, Don't worry Israel "I got your back"?

"Dumb....Dumber?"Donations to Greek State Reach 5 Million Euro,money was used buy back Greek bonds who undergo a 70 % “haircut”.

"Dumb....Dumber?"Donations to Greek State Reach 5 Million Euro,money was used buy back Greek bonds who undergo a 70 % “haircut”.(KTG).Almost 5 million euros has been deposited in a bank account opened in May 2010 to collect donations to help pay off Greece’s debt, it was revealed on Thursday.
The account was opened after a proposal by Parliament Speaker Filippos Petsalnikos in May 2010, when Greece asked the European Union and the International Monetary Fund for emergency loans.
Petsalnikos said some 3 million euros had been raised by contributions from Parliament, MPs and MEPs.A Greek businessman abroad donated 500,000 euros, while the Church of Greece and professional groups have also contributed to the fund.The money was used to buy back Greek bonds. (Kathimerini)PS Do I understand right, that they bought Greek bonds with this money? These specific bonds that currently undergo a 70 % “haircut”?Read the full story here.

LATMA's Purim special featuring 'Peace Now's Megilla

HT : IsraelMatzav.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Overnight music video - San Francisco - Scott McKenzie

MFS -The Other News - What the main papers don't say.

  Morning Posting.

  • Updated !Earthquakes in the last 24 hours in the world seismic activity situation Vanuatu 5.1 !More info here.

  • Eight of March - International Women's Day.4,530 women behind bars in Turkey on women’s day.(TZ).As women around the globe celebrate International Women’s Day, a total of 4,530 women in Turkey remain behind bars, according to a report released today by the International Centre for Prison Studies (ICPS).ICPS, an academic partner of the University of Essex, reported in the second edition of its World Female Imprisonment List that there are more than 625,000 women and girls in prisons worldwide as either pre-trial detainees or convicts. The report, prepared by researcher Roy Walmsley, was conducted in 212 prison systems in independent countries and dependent territories. The female prison population has increased on all five continents compared to the first edition of the list published in 2006, but especially in Asia and Europe.One-third of all women and girls imprisoned worldwide can be found in the United States. In about 80 percent of prison systems, female prisoners make up between 2 and 9 percent of the total prison population, according to the report. The median rate is 4.45 percent. The ICPS report found that 3.6 percent of the total prison population in Turkey is female.Turkey has more female inmates than many of its regional neighbors, including France (3.5 percent), Israel (2.3 percent) and Iraq (1.6 percent). It trails Germany (5.6 percent), Greece (4.9 percent) and other European countries, however.ICPS Director Peter Bennett, in a written statement about the report, said: “The fact that the female prison population continues to rise, and indeed has risen by a considerable 16 percent since our last edition of the list in 2006, is a cause for serious concern. Given the high financial and social cost of imprisoning women, the data should prompt policy-makers in all countries to consider what they can do to limit the number of women in custody. Excessive use of imprisonment does nothing to improve public safety.”Read the full story here.

  • Turkish women face discrimination, violence, illiteracy despite small gains.(TZ).Discrimination, violence, unequal power relations, lack of education and child marriage are still problems that Turkish women face on this year's March 8 International Women's Day, which is being marked by several events highlighting the worrying issues women have to deal with instead of joyful celebrations.“Aren't you ashamed?” asked the Association for Education and Supporting Women Candidates (KA.DER) which has been keeping track of the number of women in public offices for the last five years.For five years the situation has not changed. We are tired of reporting the same statistics each year. We are concerned,” said Çiğdem Aydın, representing KA.DER. The reason for their outrage was explained in the statistics they have compiled. In a nationwide campaign prior to the June 12 elections last year, they asked for 50 percent representation in Parliament, but the percentage of women who entered Parliament remained at only 14.2 percent. This is a small increase from 9.1 percent female lawmakers in Parliament in 2007. Moreover, out of 26 ministers in Turkey's cabinet there is only one woman, Family and Social Policy Minister Fatma Şahin.In other administrative public offices, the situation is also bleak: Only 26 female mayors out of 2,924; 65 village heads out of 34,210; one female governor out of 81; five female rectors out of 103 and 21 female ambassadors out of 185. There are no female undersecretaries and no female members at the Supreme Court of Appeals, Court of Accounts or the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency.What do we have in Turkey?” KA.DER representatives asked again. “Violence against women, exploitation of female labor and bodies, female poverty, female unemployment, child brides and girls who are not sent to school.”Like KA.DER, most women’s organizations are concerned with increasing cases of violence in Turkey where at least one in three women have suffered from physical and/or sexual violence at some point in their lives. Last year, women’s groups did not celebrate March 8 in protest of violence against women.In a letter to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and all lawmakers in Parliament, 237 women’s groups under the umbrella of the Platform to End Violence (Şiddete Son Platformu), wrote:“We are objecting to the fact that the law’s name has been changed to protect family, not women; that the centers which are supposed to work on a 7/24 hour basis have not been organized in a way that women’s groups demanded, which would help women to access support under one roof once they face violence; that the law does not refer to women’s shelters and sexual violence crisis centers; and that women’s organizations are not allowed to take part as co-plaintiffs in important violence cases. And we demand that changes be made accordingly.”The percentage of child marriages in Turkey -- marriages in which one spouse is underage -- is 14 percent, a study by the International Strategic Research Agency (USAK) found in a report released last year in November. Turkey has the second highest rate of early marriage among European countries, according to the USAK survey, following Georgia, where 17 percent of marriages are underage.The report found that an estimated 10 to 12 million girls are forced into marriage at an early age every year in the developing world. In Turkey one out of every three women was married as a child.USAK’s findings indicate that early marriages cannot just be explained by cultural factors or traditions and beliefs, saying that the practice is caused by a large number of factors including socio-cultural factors, education, gender equality in society as well as wars and natural disasters.The report found that roughly half of the people who were forced into early marriages in Turkey are illiterate and 31.7 percent of the children forced into early marriages know how to read and write, but have no formal education.Read the full story here.

  • Obama: There'll be a price to pay for premature Iran action.(JPost).US President Barack Obama warned Tuesday that there would be consequences for both Israel and the United States if any action is taken prematurely on Iran, warning there would be a price to pay. It is important, he said, to take a "careful, sober and thoughtful approach" on the Iranian nuclear issue.The US president also pushed back against suggestions that Washington was on the cusp of making a decision about possible military action against Iran, pledging to take a 'sober' approach to dealing with Iran's nuclear program.Amid mounting speculation that Israel could attack Iran's nuclear sites in coming months, Obama said that American politicians 'beating the drums of war' had a responsibility to explain the costs and benefits of military action.He said the notion that the United States needed to make a choice in coming weeks or months was "not borne out by facts."Hmmmm....Just try to imagine Obama as president during the Cuba missile crisis.............exactly.Read the full story here.
  • Related - Obama: There'll be a price to pay for premature Iran strike.(Jpost).US President Barack Obama warned Tuesday that there would be consequences for the United States as well as Israel if a premature strike is launched on Iran.“This is not just an issue of Israeli interests. This is an issue of American interests,” he said at a last-minute press conference. "It's also not just an issue of consequences for Israel if action is taken prematurely. There are consequences for the United States as well."He warned against the “casualness” of talk of possible military action and American politicians’ “beating the drums of war,” saying those who speak so loosely should consider the consequences of their words.Three of the four Republican candidates appeared at AIPAC Tuesday and criticized Obama for not acting aggressively enough to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear capability.“There is a cost,” Obama said, recalling visits to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and condolence letters he sends to families.“Sometimes we bear that cost, but we think it through,” he continued. “We don't play politics with it. When we have in the past, when we haven't thought it through and it gets wrapped up in politics, we make mistakes."Republican candidates have been hammering Obama on his Iran policy, with three of the four candidates calling on his to take more aggressive steps against Tehran earlier in the day at an American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference.Hmmmmm........Anybody starting to see the 'yellow' line in this?Read the full story here.

  • Khamenei praises Obama for calming the drums of war.(JPost).Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on Thursday praised US President Barack Obama for recent remarks in which he warned against "beating thedrums of war."Calling Obama's statement good, and a "departure from the illusion," Khamenei nonetheless criticized the US president for his steadfast advocacy of continued sanctions against Iran. It is a mistake to think Iran can be brought to its needs, Khamenei told a gathering of the clerical council, the Assembly of Experts.At a White House press conference Tuesday on the heels of the AIPAC conference, Obama warned against the “casualness” of talk of possible military action and American politicians’ “beating the drums of war,” saying those who speak so loosely should consider the consequences of their words.There would be consequences for the United States as well as Israel if a premature strike is launched on Iran, he added.“There is a cost,” Obama said, recalling visits to the Walter Reed veterans hospital and condolence letters he sends to families.“Sometimes we bear that cost, but we think it through,” he continued. “We don’t play politics with it. When we have in the past, when we haven’t thought it through and it gets wrapped up in politics, we make mistakes.”Hmmmm.....With some luck the Iranians might give him another 'PeaceMedal'?Read the full story here.

  • PA steps up security measures at Joseph's Tomb.(YNet).The Palestinian Authority has stepped up its fight against Breslov Hassidim's attempts to access Joseph's Tomb in Nablus without permission, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Thursday. Breslovers often try to enter the compound at night, sans authorization or coordination with the IDF and the Palestinian security forces.Such past incidents have caused clashes between the hassidim and Palestinian troops, with one tragic clash ending in the death of Breslover Ben-Yosef Livnat. To prevent the hassidim form infiltrating the tomb, the Palestinian Authority has stationed cameras on the road leading up to the compound, as well as inside it. A fence has been erected around the compound and bars have been installed on all windows. So far, the measures have proven effective: "We had to turn back, we had no choice, we didn’t want to get caught," a Breslover told the newspaper. In an attempt to reach a peaceful compromise, the Breslovers distributed Arabic and Hebrew flyers in the area, reading: "To the Palestinian security forces: In the name of God almighty, to whom we all pray, we come in peace to pray at the holy tomb of Joseph the righteous."We do not seek war and we do not seek to provoke you. We respect you and have nothing against you. We ask that you allow us to pray here in a safe and free manner." Hassidic Rabbi Binyamin Machlev added: "We want to prove that you cannot stop our devotion to Joseph."Read the full story here.

  • The Spirit of The IDF.(AlexanderMunch).The Spirit of The IDF: The Ethical Code of the Israel Defense Forces.The Spirit of the IDF is the identity card of the values of the Israel Defense Forces, which should stand as the foundation of all of the activities of every IDF soldier. The Spirit of the IDF, and the guidelines of operation resulting from it, are the ethical code of the IDF and the expression of the identity, values and norms of the IDF. These guidelines will be applied by the IDF, its soldiers, its officers, its units and corps to shape their mode of action. They will behave, educate and evaluate themselves and others according to the Spirit of the IDF. During every soldier’s basic training, the Spirit of the IDF is read and analyzed in depth together with their commanders. It is customary for a framed copy of the Spirit of the IDF to be hung in every office to be a constant reminder of the IDF’s values and guidelines.Read and see the full story here.

  • U.S. says Iranian general key in Afghan heroin trade.(AA).Washington on Wednesday named a general in Iran’s elite al-Quds force as a key figure in trafficking heroin from Afghanistan.The U.S. Treasury designated Gen. Gholamreza Baghbani, who runs the Revolutionary Guards’ Quds force office in Zahedan near the Afghan-Pakistan border, as a narcotics “kingpin” for facilitating Aghan drugrunners to move opiates into and through Iran.In return, the smugglers helped move weapons for the Taliban from Iran “on behalf of Baghbani,” the Treasury said in a statement.It said that Baghbani had also aided the smuggling of chemicals used to make heroin through the Iranian border into Afghanistan.He was the first Iranian to be officially named as a “specially designated narcotics trafficker” under the US “Kingpin Act”, which allows the Treasury to prohibit any US citizens or entities from engaging in commercial or financial transactions with the named individual.Treasury said that the designation of Baghbani “exposes (the Quds force’s) involvement in trafficking narcotics, made doubly reprehensible here because it is done as part of a broader scheme to support terrorism.”The Quds force is the shadowy special operations unit of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards and often operates outside of the full story here.

How many Dollars A Gallon are 7,6 Million Jewish lives worth for the Obama Administration?

How many Dollars A Gallon are 7,6 Million Jewish lives worth for the Obama Administration?(YNet).Israeli state officials disappointed with Obama meeting.Israeli state officials were disappointed Tuesday with the results of the Netanyahu-Obama meeting at the White House on Monday. "There were no surprises," a senior state official said. "It was clear from recent months that there are differences between ourselves and the Americans. We have different perspectives when it comes to the question of time and red lines."
It was claimed that the Americans view the Iranian issue in the context of the upcoming presidential elections. "It's a bad message for the issue and a good message for the Iranians," a state official said."We want the Americans to change their rhetoric vis-à-vis the Iranians.
The US says that when Khamenei decides to make a bomb that would be crossing a red line. How do we know for sure he's made the decision? What happens after that? There will be a new discussion on whether this is credible or not."
Israeli concerns primarily stem from past differences with the US on the Iranian nuclear issue. For years Israel asserted that Tehran was working on a military nuclear program while Washington refused to accept the Israeli intelligence analysis. It took the Americans two years to become persuaded.
"The Iranians are charging at nuclear capabilities at full force and even the IAEA is falling in line with the Israeli intelligence evaluations," a senior state official said. "That is why the US stance is problematic."
Nevertheless, Israeli officials were pleased with the US assertion that Israel has the right to act. "They won't tell us what to do. They have no interest in giving a red light or a green light because then they take responsibility for the situation. That is why we're in the grey zone now."
Israel's political-security forums are slated to discuss the talks with the US and reach a new status evaluation on Israel's position.
"As of yet, there is no decision to attack but we'll see what tomorrow brings," a senior official close to the talks with the Americans said. "Right now we are certain the Americans won't do anything and we need to decide what to do." Referring to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's meeting with US President Barack Obama, he added: "The meeting was important because now everything is out in the open: The Americans want oil prices not to go up because it's bad for their economy."
The issue of oil rates also drew criticism from some state officials. "Oil prices? Come on. You have to consider the fate of the Western world and history. It's better to pay more for oil this year than to pay the cost for a nuclear Iran."While not making a direct comparison, psychologically the current atmosphere in the West is the same as the one in 1939. Westerners who sought peace and coexistence had options but at the moment of truth they chose to sacrifice Czechoslovakia. We've been there. While being very careful with this analysis, we have the same psychological phenomenon."
Meanwhile, former Yesha Council Secretary-General Naftali Bennett took part in a rare CNN debate opposite an Iranian journalist who claimed Tehran has no military ambitions for its nuclear program. Read the full story here.

Video - The Fourth Best President™ in American History ~ Barack Obama ~ Compare and Contrast

Video - American Petroleum Institute Pres Jack Gerard blasts President Obama’s double-speak on oil production.

Switzerland Wants Its Gold Back From The New York Fed.......................

Switzerland Wants Its Gold Back From The New York Fed..............(ZeroHedge).Earlier today, Zerohedge reported that Germans are increasingly concerned that their gold, at over 3,400 tons a majority of which is likely stored in the vault 80 feet below street level of 33 Liberty (recently purchased by the Fed with freshly printed money at far higher than prevailing commercial real estate rates for the Downtown NY area), may be in jeopardy,and will likely soon formally inquire just how much of said gold is really held by the Fed.
As it turns out, Germany is not alone: as part of the "Rettet Unser Schweizer Gold", or the “Gold Initiative”: A Swiss Initiative to Secure the Swiss National Bank’s Gold Reserves initiative, launched recently by four members of the Swiss parliament, the Swiss people should have a right to vote on 3 simple things:

i) keeping the Swiss gold physically in Switzerland;

ii) forbidding the SNB from selling any more of its gold reserves, and

iii) the SNB has to hold at least 20% of its assets in gold.

Needless the say the implications of this vote actually succeeding are comparable to the Greeks holding a referendum on whether or not to be in the Eurozone. And everyone saw how quickly G-Pap was "eliminated" within hours of making that particular threat.
Yet it begs the question: how many more international grassroots outcries for if not repatriation, then at least an audit of foreign gold held by the New York Fed have to take place, before Goldman's (and New York Fed's) Bill Dudley relents? And why are the international central banks not disclosing what their people demand, if only to confirm that the gold is present and accounted for, even if it is at the Federal Reserve?Read the full story here.

Obama Phone: Gov to Spend $2,4 Billion taxpayer money On Millions of Free Phones In 2012.

Obama Phone: Gov to Spend $2,4 Billion taxpayer money On Millions of Free Phones In 2012.(SHTP).By Mac Salvo.One of the complaints about the U.S. Constitution recently, being as outdated as it is, is that it fails to guarantee certain unalienable rights such as free medical care, housing , food, and of course, the right to bear cell phones.
And, although the founders failed to specifically cite social programs as a necessary element for promoting the general welfare, the living nature of our founding document has been interpreted by political and legal scholars alike to allow for the seizure of assets by force from one group of people in order to redistribute those assets in a fair and responsible manner to those less fortunate.
As such, if you’re one of the 100 million Americans living below or at the edge of the poverty line, you’ll be happy to know that you more than likely qualify for a free cellular phone, also known as the Obama Phone, from the US government:

The Lifeline and Link Up programs are available to qualifying consumers in every state, territory, commonwealth, and on Tribal lands. Eligibility criteria vary by state. For states that rely solely on the federal Lifeline and Link Up program eligibility criteria, subscribers must either have an income that is at or below 135% of the federal Poverty Guidelines or participate in one of the following assistance programs:
•Food Stamps,
•Supplemental Security Income (SSI),
•Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8),
•Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP),
•Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), or
•The National School Lunch Program’s Free Lunch Program.

The qualification requirements apply to roughly half of all American households, because according to recent statistics some 48.5% of Americans receive benefits from the government programs above.
According to a recent ruling by the FCC, the Lifeline and Link Up programs will now be expanded to provide wireless (and wireline broadband) coverage to more Americans than ever before:
The Lifeline-eligible population has increased significantly over the past decade. Since 1999, real median household income in the U.S. has declined by 7.1 percent, while households at the bottom of the income scale have seen their income decline by 12.1 percent.
In 2010, 46.2 million Americans were living in poverty, defined as living at or below the benchmark established in the FPG, compared to 31.6 million in 2000.
As household income has declined and more carriers have offered Lifeline-supported service, the program hasexperienced significant growth. In the absence of today’s Order, which manages the size of the Fund in part by establishing a savings target, the program would provide an estimated $2.4 billion in support in 2012; that compares to an inflation-adjusted $582 million it provided in 1998 when five million subscribers participated in the program.
Source: Federal Communication Commission [pdf]
Over $2.4 billion in freshly printed dollars will be directed towards the program, which aims to connect tens of millions of poverty stricken Americans to the digital grid.
While we realize that some of those individuals, like those who cannot work for medical reasons for example, need access to phones in the event of an emergency, we can’t help but wonder how many millions of people like Duane Brooks, Jr. will be able to make calls, send text messages, and update their Facebook profiles instantly at the expense of others.Hmmmm......Buying votes with taxpayer funded free phones.Does it come with free textmessages from Barack Hussein Obama?Read the full story here.

"U.N. Hypocrisy" - Syria Set to Retain Seat on U.N. Human Rights Panel, do Syrians bleed differently?

"U.N. Hypocrisy" - Syria Set to Retain Seat on U.N. Human Rights Panel, do Syrians bleed differently? (CNSNews).By Patrick Goodenough.
A U.S.-led effort to expel Syria from a United Nations committee dealing with human rights looks set to fail Thursday, when a meeting in Paris considers a resolution that criticizes Syria – but stops short of calling for its removal.
Opposition from Russia and a group of other mostly developing countries – among them some with poor human rights records, including China, Cuba and Zimbabwe – appears to have stymied an initiative by some Western and Arab states to get Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime kicked off the Committee on Conventions and Recommendations (CR), a subsidiary body of the U.N. Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
UNESCO is the U.N. agency that lost U.S. funding last fall over an unrelated matter – its admission of “Palestine” – but the Obama administration has indicated that it wants a waiver of the relevant U.S. law to enable it to restore the funding, which amounts to 22 percent of UNESCO’s operating budget.
The Syria resolution is on the agenda of the UNESCO’s executive board, which wraps up a twice-yearly session in the French capital on Friday. Originally due to be discussed on Wednesday, the matter has been moved to Thursday afternoon.
While there was speculation the delay was related to disputes over the text, UNESCO spokeswoman Sue Williams told, “The issue was held over because the commission was running behind schedule.”
The Conventions and Recommendations committee is tasked to examine often sensitive communications received from individuals or organizations relating to human rights violations within UNESCO’s fields of competence – education, science, culture and communication (including freedom of opinion and expression.)
UNESCO’s 58-member executive board last November reappointed Syria to a two-year term on the committee, despite widespread revulsion at the Assad regime’s violent response to what began as largely peaceful protests but has become a civil war.
Syria got the nod because it was nominated by the Arab group as a “clean slate” candidate – a situation where the number of candidates is the same as the number of seats available for a regional group, precluding any contest. Syria is also a member of the executive board itself.
Among those condemning the decision were lawmakers, human rights and religious groups from a number of countries.
In the U.S., House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), a leading critic of the U.N., said the UNESCO “continues to outdo itself with stunning displays of irresponsible and dangerous behavior,” and reiterated that the U.S. should continue to withhold funds “so our tax dollars are not used to support this increasingly irresponsible agency.”
The Obama administration indicated its intention to push for Syria’s removal from the committee.
We should not allow the Syrian regime to stand as a judge of other countries’ human rights record while it systematically violates the human rights of its citizens, commits acts of sexual violence against women and children, and murders its own people,” U.S. ambassador to UNESCO David Killion said in a statement last month. “The regime has also repeatedly acted to silence the voice of the Syrian people and to repress independent media attempting to report on its misdeeds.”
“The Syrian regime’s actions are an affront to the dignity and human rights of the Syrian people, and it is not fit to sit on this body,” he said. “We plan to seek Syria’s removal from the CR.”
UNESCO is the U.N. agency that lost U.S. funding last fall over an unrelated matter – its admission of “Palestine” – but the Obama administration has indicated that it wants a waiver of the relevant U.S. law to enable it to restore the funding, which amounts to 22 percent of UNESCO’s operating budget.
The Syria resolution is on the agenda of the UNESCO’s executive board, which wraps up a twice-yearly session in the French capital on Friday. Originally due to be discussed on Wednesday, the matter has been moved to Thursday afternoon..Hmmm......... Assad, the 'reformer'.Read the full story here.

Palestinian flag factory complains of lost profits as flag-burning hits bottom.

Palestinian flag factory complains of lost profits as flag-burning hits bottom.(JPost).RAMALLAH – Workers in a Palestinian flag factory that manufactures Israeli flags, as well as the flag of many Western countries, faced layoffs and pay-cuts on Tuesday, as managers blamed a slowdown in global Islamic protests for dropping profits.
The ‘International Jihad and Accessories’ factory in Ramallah employs 3,000 workers and exports a staggering 99 percent of its stock for public flag burnings in countries around the world, plant owner Muhammad Abu Jihad Muhammad told reporters. The remaining 1% of flags are sold to local customers to be burned in public protests in the West Bank, Gaza and east Jerusalem.
However, as public Islamic protests dwindle in the West, Muhammad said demand for flags to burn has plummeted.“Our best years were 2005 and 2006, during the riots over the Danish cartoons,” Mohammed said, referring to the protests over the 12 caricatures of the Islamic prophet Mohammed published in Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in September 2005.
The cartoons “That was a wonderful time for us, because there was a lot of demand for many different flags,” the factory owner said, adding that furious Muslims from around the world had ordered Danish, Swedish, Norwegian and even Finnish flags to burn as outrage over the cartoons grew.
Normally, people mostly order American and Israeli flags – they are our biggest sellers,” he said. “But with the cartoon protests, we really diversified and offered our customers different flag options, from all across the European Union.”
Muhammad said he is hoping – and praying – for another Islamic scandal that will lead to more orders for flags, improve cash flow and save his factory, and called on supporters of the Palestinian people to help.“All it takes is another global Islamic scandal,” he said.Hmmmm......I'm sure as you read the White house is preparing an apology statement.Read the full story here.

Canadian World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY) Muslim youth group tied to al-Qaeda stripped of charitable status.

Canadian World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY) Muslim youth group tied to al-Qaeda stripped of charitable status.(TIP).The Canadian branch of a terrorist-tied Saudi student organization has lost its charitable status, Canada's National Post reports. An audit of the organization cited numerous breaches of standards as well as extensive links to al-Qaida funding organizations around the world.
The director of Canada's charity review board sent a warning letter to the World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY) Canada last summer, citing concerns that it "support[s] the goals and operations of its parent organization, located in Saudi Arabia, which has been alleged to support terrorism."
Information about WAMY's alleged terrorist funding and extremist education materials has been around for years.
In 2003 testimony submitted to the 9/11 Commission, Investigative Project on Terrorism Executive Director Steven Emerson said that WAMY actively linked itself to several jihadi fronts through educational programs, funding, and other forms of material support.
The group's American branch incorporated in Falls Church, Virginia in 1992 by Osama bin Laden's brother, Abdullah bin Laden. FBI agents raided that office in 2004.
WAMY invited Hamas political head Khaled Mishaal as a featured guest for its 2002 "Muslim Youth and Globalization" conference in Riyadh, and provided the organization with millions in funding during the last intifada. The Pakistani branch offered training and fighters for the jihads against Soviet Afghanistan, as well as Kashmir, a province disputed by India and Pakistan. Members were also trained to fight in Bosnia, Chechnya, Kosovo, and the southern Philippines.
It also produced educational materials extolling jihad and preaching violence against Jews and other infidels, which were used by branches across 6 continents. Another WAMY document, "Military Lessons in the Jihad Against the Tyrants," was found in the possession of a participant in the first World Trade Center bombings and in the London apartment of embassy bomber Khalid al-Fawwaz. The document states that an Islamic global state will not be formed through peaceful means, but "through the written words and the gun, through the word and the bullet."
Under the heading of “Adverse Reporting on WAMY and its Affiliates,” the Canadian government audit cites testimony by counter-terrorism consultants before a U.S. Senate committee that says bin Laden identified three Muslim charities, including WAMY, as the “primary sources of al-Qaeda financial and fundraising activity” back in 1993.
In 2003, counter-terrorism officials in the U.S. said the WAMY organization there had been founded by bin Laden’s nephew Abdullah. Canada’s branch, which had an office in Mississauga, Ont., was operating under the supervision of the U.S. wing, according to the group’s own literature.
Toronto charity lawyer Mark Blumberg applauded the CRA for its thoroughness when it comes to auditing charities and revoking their status, if need be, but he says more can be done to prevent mismanagement of charities with respect to terrorism ties or money laundering.Hmmmm......For sure PM Harper is no Obama when it comes to dealing with Islamic extremists in the country.Read the full story here.

Video - PA President Mahmoud Abbas: There Are No Ideological Disagreements between Fatah and Hamas.

Interviewer: Some say that there cannot be true reconciliation [between Hamas and Fatah] unless there is a strategic change in the ideology of one of the two. Do you think this is true?

Mahmoud Abbas: What do you mean by "ideology"? If you are referring to religious ideology – we are all Muslims, we are all believers. If you are referring to political ideology – let me tell you in all honesty, there are no disagreements between us.

This is evident from the fact that in my past meetings with brother Khaled [Mash'al] and several members of the Hamas political bureau, we agreed on the following points:

We agreed that the tahdiya would not pertain to Gaza alone, but to the West Bank as well,

we agreed on peaceful popular resistance,

we agreed that the 1967 borders would be the borders of the Palestinian state,

and we agreed that the negotiations [with Israel] would continue, if Israel agrees to a halt to settlements and accepts our conditions, and we agreed on the issue of elections.

So we do not have… If we are talking about political disagreements, I don't think there are any political disagreements between us. On the contrary, in the most recent meeting of the Palestinian leadership, all parties – and especially Hamas – agreed on popular resistance, peaceful popular resistance, which I describe as peaceful, popular, non-violent demonstrations.Source Memri.

Panetta: 'International Permission’ Trumps Congressional Permission For Military Actions

Hmmmm...............Don't worry Israel we got your back????

HT: InfidelBloggers.

Satellite images suggest Iran may be cleaning up nuke site: nuclear experts.

Satellite images suggest Iran may be cleaning up nuke site: nuclear experts.(AA).Satellite images of an Iranian military facility appear to show trucks and earth-moving vehicles at the site, indicating an attempted cleanup of radioactive traces possibly left by tests of a nuclear-weapon trigger, diplomats told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
The assertions from the diplomats, all nuclear experts accredited to the International Atomic Energy Agency, could add to the growing international pressure on Iran over its nuclear program, which Tehran insists is for peaceful purposes.
While the U.S. and the EU are backing a sanctions-heavy approach, Israel has warned that it may resort to a pre-emptive strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities to prevent it from obtaining atomic weapons.
Two of the diplomats said the crews at the Parchin military site may be trying to erase evidence of tests of a small experimental neutron device used to set off a nuclear explosion. A third diplomat could not confirm that but said any attempt to trigger a so-called neutron initiator could only be in the context of trying to develop nuclear arms.
The diplomats said they suspect attempts at sanitization because some of the vehicles at the scene appeared to be haulage trucks and other equipment suited to carting off potentially contaminated soil from the site.
The images, provided by member countries to the IAEA, the U.N’s nuclear watchdog, are recent and constantly updated, one of the diplomats said. The diplomats all asked for anonymity to discuss sensitive information.
The IAEA has already identified Parchin as the location of suspected nuclear weapons-related testing. In a November report, it said it appeared to be the site of experiments with conventional high explosives meant to initiate a nuclear chain reaction.It did not mention a neutron initiator as part of those tests, but in a separate section cited an unnamed member nation as saying Iran may have experimented with a neutron initiator, without going into detail or naming a location for such work.
In contrast, the intelligence information shared with the AP by the two diplomats linked the high-explosives work directly to setting off a neutron initiator at Parchin.
In explaining such a device, the agency’s November report said that “if placed in the center of a nuclear core of an implosion-type nuclear device and compressed, (it) could produce a burst of neutrons suitable for initiating a fission chain reaction.”
If Iran did try to trigger a neutron initiator, it would harden international suspicions by adding a nuclear component to a suspected string of experiments linked to weapons development that generally have not included radioactive material.
Iran has previously attempted to clean up sites considered suspicious by world powers worried about Tehran’s nuclear ambitions.
Iran razed the Lavizan Shian complex in northern Iran five years ago before allowing IAEA inspectors to visit the suspected repository of military procured equipment that could be used in a nuclear weapons program. Tehran said the site had been demolished to make way for a park, but inspectors subsequently found traces of uranium enriched to or near the level used in making the core of nuclear warheads.
The Iranians also embarked on an extensive redo at the Kalay-e Electric Co., just west of Tehran, before agency inspectors were given access nine years ago. Although the site was re-painted and otherwise sanitized, samples taken from Kalay-e also showed traces of enriched uranium, though at levels substantially below warhead grade.
One official from an IAEA member country with good intelligence on Iran said the Parchin neutron initiator experiments were conducted between 2003 and 2010. Another said any such tests were closer to 2003, adding it was not clear whether they were successful.One of six diplomats who spoke with the AP said his country continued to reserve judgment on what the movements at the site meant but two others who had seen recent spy satellite imagery said the trucks and other equipment at the site almost certainly showed attempts to clean it of radioactive contamination.The diplomats and officials spoke ahead of a meeting of the IAEA board Thursday focusing on Iran’s defiance of U.N. Security Council demands to end uranium enrichment - which can make both nuclear fuel and fissile warhead material - and dispel other suspicions that it may be seeking nuclear weapons.
That session was to take place Wednesday but had to be adjourned to give six world powers time to find common ground on how harshly to criticize Iran.
They agreed on a text late Wednesday but only after marathon negotiations reflecting the difficulty of presenting a united front at upcoming talks with Iran.
Officials did not detail the text agreed upon, but the U.S., Britain, France and Germany wanted a joint statement that takes Iran to task for defying U.N. Security Council resolutions demanding it end uranium enrichment and cooperate with an IAEA probe of suspicions it secretly worked on nuclear arms.
A senior Western diplomat, however, told the AP that Russia and China, which have condemned Western sanctions on Iran as counterproductive, sought more moderate language. He also asked for anonymity to discuss confidential matters.Hmmmmmm................There should be a "modality" and a "frame of reference, of what exactly they are looking for, they have to provide the documents and specify exactly where they want to go, (so we can hide it!).Read the full story here.

Video - Bibi - The Nuclear Duck Speech (Two Tribes Remix)

Muslim envoys walk out in protests at U.N. gay rights debate.

Muslim envoys walk out in protests at U.N. gay rights debate.(AA).African and Arab states walked out in protest Wednesday during a U.N. Human Rights Council debate on gay rights, saying that they could not legitimize homosexuality.
The 47-member state council was holding a session on sexual orientation-based discrimination for the first time after a historic resolution seeking equal rights for everyone was passed in June 2011, to the consternation of Muslim states.
On Wednesday, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the Arab group and the African group made their opposition clear, by walking out during the meeting.
Licentious behavior promoted under the concept of ‘sexual orientation’ is against the fundamental teachings of various religions including Islam,” Pakistan’s envoy said.

From this perspective, legitimizing homosexuality and other personal sexual behaviors in the name of sexual orientation is unacceptable to the OIC,” he added.

At the opening of the debate, U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon signaled his support for homosexuals and transgender people in their struggle against discrimination.“To those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, let me say: you are not alone. Your struggle for an end to violence and discrimination is a shared struggle,” he said.

Any attack on you is an attack on the universal values the United Nations that I have sworn to defend and uphold. Today, I stand with you -- and I call upon all countries and people to stand with you, too,” he said.For U.N. rights chief Navi Pillay, it was clear that sexual orientation-driven discrimination was prevalent across the world.
What emerges from all of the material we gathered is a pattern -- a clear pattern of targeted violence and discrimination directed at people because they are, or perceived to be LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender).It is a pattern too-long overlooked by many states and one that this Council has a duty to address,” she added.Hmmmm........Good luck with that one, perhaps when crows wear stiletto heels?Read the full story here.

Turkish PM attacks cancer rumor, says ‘only God’ knows his fate.

Turkish PM attacks cancer rumor, says ‘only God’ knows his fate.(AA).Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan dismissed a report that he was suffering from terminal cancer and had two years to live, saying on Wednesday that “God and only God” knew when anyone would die.
A Turkish newspaper on Tuesday published a leaked email from security analysis company Stratfor that included a report that Erdogan had colon cancer, but officials said the prime minister was in good health.In a speech to officials from his ruling AK Party, Erdogan did not comment specifically on his health but attacked those behind the report.
“It is just God and only God who knows how long each of us will live,” he said. “When the time of death comes, you cannot move it back or forth by an hour.”
“Those who fall for rumors and calculate the time we have left in this world are not only impudent but in a state of insolence,” said Erdogan, who has resumed a busy schedule after two operations and appeared in strong voice.
Cancer rumors started after Erdogan had surgery on his lower intestine in November. They did not gain media prominence until Tuesday when the Taraf newspaper reported the email leak on its front page.An Erdogan aide contacted by Reuters following the Taraf report dismissed the Stratfor email as “speculation and gossip”.“The prime minister’s health is very good,” the aide said.Hmmm...."I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse" ~ Genesis 12:1-3.Read the full story here.

Iran 'Orchestrating' Global March to Jerusalem on March 30.

Iran 'Orchestrating' Global March to Jerusalem on March 30.(Fars).Tehran - The Global March to Jerusalem (GMJ) is a groundbreaking new initiative that is organizing non-violent civil resistance on 30th March 2012 in Palestine and the four neighboring countries: Egypt, Lebanon Jordan and Syria.
The GMJ is comprised of a diverse coalition of Palestinian, Arab and international activists who are united in the struggle to liberate the holy city of Jerusalem (the city of Peace) from illegal Zionist occupation.
The peaceful marchers will demand freedom for Jerusalem and its people. Our aim is to end the Zionist policies of Apartheid, ethnic cleansing and Judaization, which all harm the people, land and sanctity of Jerusalem. Judaization has involved the unrestricted expansion and funding of illegal Israeli settlements, the continued dispossession and demolition of Palestinian property, and the construction of a Separation Wall surrounding the city, all of which have changed the demographics of the holy city from a Palestinian to a Jewish majority. Global participation in the march will confirm to the world that these policies and practices of the racist state of Israel against Jerusalem and its people are a crime not only against Palestinians but against all humanity.

The march will unite the efforts of Palestinians, Arabs, Muslims, Christians, Jews, and all citizens of conscience in the world to put an end to Israel's disregard for international law through the continuing occupation of Jerusalem and the rest of Palestinian land.

While the GMJ is made up of grassroots movements in each participating country, the march is centralized through an International Central Committee, consisting of 42 elected regional delegates. National delegates will appoint 15 members for the International Executive Committee and recruit hundreds of dignitaries and luminaries for the International Advisory Board.

The plan is to organize massive marches towards Jerusalem, or to the nearest point possible according to the circumstances of each country, in Palestine (the 1948 seizures, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip) and the four neighboring countries: Jordan, Egypt, Syria and Lebanon. Internationals will participate in land caravans or fly directly to one of the main sites for the march. In addition, mass protests will be organized in front of Israeli embassies in the capitals of different countries, or in the main public squares in the big cities of the world.

By organizing the March and its preceding and parallel activities organizers aim to highlight the cause of Jerusalem (the City of Peace) which is considered the key to peace and war in the region and the world. The march will confirm that the policies and practices of the racist Zionist state of Israel against Jerusalem and its people are a crime not only against Palestinians but against all humanity.
The march will unite the efforts of Palestinians, Arabs, Muslims, Christians, Jews, and all citizens of conscience in the world to put an end to Israel's disregard for international law through the continuing occupation of Jerusalem and the rest of Palestinian land.

There are at least 100 key international figures worldwide adopting the idea, supporting and signing a document of principles governing the Global March to Jerusalem. This document was adopted at the founding meeting in Amman on 12th December, 2011. Among the prominent, well known figures who sign the document of principle an Advisory Board will be formed. The names of the Advisory Board along with all organizations supporting the GMJ will be announced in all literature to emphasize the international support for the march.

"We aim to make this march a turning point in the nature of the confrontation, with the occupation having to face millions of protesters and demonstrators demanding Freedom for Palestine and its capitol Jerusalem. We will make a renewed true effort towards ending the occupation through peaceful national movements inspired firstly by our convictions, secondly by the justice of our cause, and thirdly by the spirit of the Arab spring revolutions and the determination of young people who were able to overthrow dictatorships," the organizers' website said.

Especially now that the nations have realized the magical effect of the people's will to make the impossible possible. The advancing slogan, "the people demand," has proved to be more effective than armies and weapons.

What is the structure and who is behind this project?

How will the march towards Jerusalem take place?

1. Massive marches will be organized from Asia, Africa and Europe to and in neighboring countries to Palestine (Jordan, Egypt, Syria and Lebanon) and towards Jerusalem or to the nearest point possible according to the circumstances of each country and through coordination between all groups and institutions of civil society taking part in the march, in coordination with the official and national bodies concerned. These marches will be composed mainly of the people of each country and thousands of international solidarity participants traveling to these countries specifically to join the marches.

2. Massive marches organized in Palestine (the 1948 seizures, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip) towards Jerusalem or to the nearest point to it. Palestinian people from all factions and institutions will participate alongside international solidarity activists who are able to enter Palestine.

3. Mass protests to be organized in front of Israeli embassies in the capitals of different countries.

4. Mass demonstrations and protests to be organized in the main public squares in the big cities of the world, including the Arab and Muslim capitals and large cities, which can be initiated from the main mosques and churches in each city, where appropriate.

5. Transcontinental Rallies to be organized, from Europe, Africa and Asia, according to the conditions and possibilities of each region.

Hmmmm.......As the Saudi King Abdullah said "We must cut of the head of the Snake".Read the full 'story' here.

Hamas Rejects BBC Claims, Vows to Give Crushing Response to Israeli Aggression against Iran.

            Obama's 'peacepartners' financed by the U.S. taxpayers, why wouldn't they laugh?
Hamas Rejects BBC Claims, Vows to Give Crushing Response to Israeli Aggression against Iran. (Fars).Tehran - Mahmoud al-Zahar, a senior official of the Palestinian Hamas movement, strongly rejected a recent BBC report which quoted him as saying that Hamas would take no action in case of an Israeli invasion of Iran, and warned that any Israel or US attack on Iran will be reciprocated by Hamas's crushing response to the Zionists.
BBC Persian's website alleged in a report on Wednesday that the No. 2 Hamas official in the Gaza Strip has assured that his movement would not take any action in the face of an Israeli attack on Iran.
Al-Zahar strongly rejected the BBC claim as unfounded and a lie. "Retaliation with utmost power is the position of Hamas with regard to a Zionist war on Iran," Zahar told FNA on Wednesday afternoon.
Zahar rejected the possibility of any Israeli aggression against Iran, but meantime, reiterated that Hamas will give a crushing response to not only the Zionists but also to "whoever helping them" in such an attack.
Israel and its close ally the United States have recently intensified their war rhetoric against Iran. The two arch foes of the Islamic Republic accuse Iran of seeking a nuclear weapon, while they have never presented any corroborative document to substantiate their allegations. Both Washington and Tel Aviv possess advanced weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear warheads.
Iran vehemently denies the charges, insisting that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only. Tehran stresses that the country has always pursued a civilian path to provide power to the growing number of Iranian population, whose fossil fuel would eventually run dry.
Iran has, in return, warned that it would target Israel and its worldwide interests in case it comes under attack by the Tel Aviv. Following the US and Israeli war rhetoric against Tehran, the Iranian Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, said Tehran has an array of options for confronting the US pressures and sanctions.
Addressing millions of Friday Prayers worshippers on Tehran University Campus in February, Ayatollah Khamenei pointed to the US threats that 'all options are on the table', and underlined that the threat of war is harmful to the US interests and war can be ten times more harmful to that country.
"The US threats are sign of its failure in the face of Islamic Republic's discourse and indicates that they cannot create a logical response to Iran's reasoning," the Leader stated at the time.
"That's why it (the US) resorts to force; they do not have any logic except using force and have no way but bloodshed to go forward."
Ayatollah Khamenei further underlined that US and others must know and they know that Iran has threats too in face of oil sanctions and "we impose them whenever it is necessary".Read the full story here.

Iran's Justice Minister Lauds Turkey's Stance on Iran.

Iran's Justice Minister Lauds Turkey's Stance on Iran.TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Justice Minister Morteza Bakhtiari lauded the age-old friendly ties and cooperation between Tehran and Ankara, and praised the stances taken by Turkey towards Iran, specially in recent years."The different stances that have been taken by Turkey towards Iran specially in the recent years are deserved to be praised," Bakhtiari said at a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Sadullah Ergin on Wednesday. "We are glad that cultural and political relations and economic interactions between the two countries have grown and reached an acceptable level," he stated, adding that the two sides had over $15bln of trade exchanges in 2011 and plan to increase the value of their trade ties to $30bln by 2015.
He further lauded Turkey's independent stance in supporting Iran's right of access to peaceful nuclear technology.
Iran and Turkey have in recent years increased their cooperation in all the various fields of economy, security, trade, education, energy and culture. The two sides have exchanged several politico-economic delegations during the last few months. After the West intensified its sanctions on Iranian oil and economy, Turkey announced that it is not obliged to follow the West's decision on imposing a ban on Iranian oil supplies. In January, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu ruled out the possibility of Ankara complying with the West's unilateral sanctions against Iran, and added that Turkey is currently trying to facilitate talks between Tehran and Western nations on Iran's nuclear program. Hmmmm......Obama's "Trusted relationship with Erdogan" who needs enemies?Read the full story here.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Overnight music video - Melanie - Beautiful People

MFS -The Other News - What the main papers don't say.

  Morning Posting.

  • Updated !Earthquakes in the last 24 hours in the world seismic activity situation Indonesia 5.5 - 5.6 ; Japan 5.2 ; Tonga 5.2 !More info here.

  • U.S. Department of Defense Unveils New Quran Sensitivity Training Program.(AM).The U.S. Government would make a lousy parent. Imagine you've got two children. One is well behaved, the other is a spoiled brat. You go to the grocery store, and both kids ask for candy. You tell them both "No." The good child accepts your decision and stands quietly. The other child throws himself on the floor, kicking and screaming, flailing around, breaking things, convulsing with rage. Should you give the spoiled child what he demands? According to the Department of Defense, you should. Whoever throws the biggest tantrum gets whatever he wants. The message we've just sent the world is crystal clear: Go on a killing spree, and we will submit.Here's the latest Qur'an sensitivity training from the Department of Defense. I think I would title the program "Once Upon A Time Sharia invaded America." Hmmmm.........The First Amendment's Establishment Clause prohibits the government from making any law “respecting an establishment of religion.” This clause not only forbids the government from establishing an official religion, but also prohibits government actions that unduly favor one religion over another. It also prohibits the government from unduly preferring religion over non-religion, or non-religion over religion.Read the full story here.

  • State attorneys general report tackles Obama's unprecedented lawbreaking.(AT).On March 5, the chief law enforcement officials from nine states issued A Report on Obama Administration Violations of Law. Nine constitutional conservative attorneys general say the report's purpose is to "outline actions taken by [the Obama] Administration that are violations of law." The report appears to be an unprecedented response to unprecedented lawbreaking.The Daily Caller quotes one of the nine, Virginia's Ken Cuccinelli, at a press conference unveiling the report: "'This is not about policy. ... [It is about] this administration's disregard for the law,' he said. President Obama and his deputies, he added, are 'the greatest set of lawbreakers that have run the federal government in our lifetimes.'"Joining Cuccinelli on the report are Attorneys General Tom Horne of Arizona; Pam Bondi of Florida; Sam Olens of Georgia; Bill Schuette of Michigan; Scott Pruitt of Oklahoma; Marty Jackley of South Dakota; Alan Wilson of South Carolina; and Greg Abbott of Texas.The report discusses the "continued disdain for the Constitution and laws shown by the Obama Administration." But it's about more than violations of the Constitution. "[T]his Administration repeatedly shows disdain for states, federal laws it finds inconvenient, the Constitution and the courts," the report adds.The report lists 21 violations of law by the Obama Administration that these attorneys general are currently fighting. That number does not include the many Obama Administration illegalities that the attorneys general have not yet begun to tackle.
List of Violations
  1. FCC: Regulation of the Internet in the face of a court order from Circuit Court of Appeals for Washington D.C. stating that the FCC does not have the power to regulate the Internet.
  2. PPACA: Individual Mandate; To be heard by Supreme Court of the United States in March.
  3. EPA 1: GHG lawsuit; EPA’s own Inspector General reported last September that EPA failed to comply with its own data standards; Heard in Circuit Court of Appeals for Washington D.C. in February.
  4. OSM: Attempting to impose regulatory requirements on the 19 states with authority for exclusive regulation of their coalmines for the first time in more than 30 years.
  5. NLRB: Boeing; Engaged in unprecedented behavior as described by former Chairmen under both Presidents Bush (43) and Clinton; behavior is best exemplified in South Carolina where the Board tried to muzzle over 80 percent of state voters who supported a secret ballot amendment to the South Carolina Constitution and attempted unsuccessfully to tell an employer in the state where they can and cannot base manufacturing facilities.
  6. EPA: Florida Water; EPA’s numeric nutrient criteria pre-empted Florida standards; U.S. District Judge upheld the state's site-specific alternative criteria for streams and rivers.
  7. EPA: Texas Air; TX filed lawsuit challenging Cross-State Air Pollution Rules; application rule to TX was particularly dubious because state was included in the regulation at the last minute and without an opportunity to respond to the proposed regulation; regulation was based on a dubious claim that air pollution from TX affected a single air-quality monitor in Granite City, Illinois more than 500 miles and three states away from Texas.
  8. EPA: Oklahoma Air; EPA illegally usurped Oklahoma's authority in the Clean Air Act to determine the state's own plan for addressing sources of emissions that affect visibility, by imposing a federal implementation plan; Federal plan goes beyond the authority granted to the EPA in the Clean Air Act and will result in $2 billion in cost to install technology needed to complete the EPA plan, and a permanent increase of 15-20 percent in the cost of electricity; Obama Administration is fighting Oklahoma's appeal, which was filed in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.
  9. HHS: Religious Liberty; HHS mandated religious entities such as Catholic, Baptist and Jewish schools and churches be required to provided medical services they find unconscionable to their employees; President attempted to compromise with an "accommodation" in name only that required insurance companies to provide the services for free to the religious organization employees; Accommodation made matters worse as many religious-base hospitals and schools are self-insurers; Seven Attorneys General filed suit to protect religious liberty and oppose the HHS mandate.
  10. DOJ: South Carolina and Voting Rights Act: Rejecting voter ID statutes that are similar to those already approved by the Supreme Court of the United States; DOJ ignored section 8 of the Voting Rights Act which calls for protections against voter fraud, and used section 5 to administratively block measures to protect the integrity of elections passed by state legislatures in preclearance states including South Carolina; South Carolina voter ID law merely requires a voter to show photo identification in order to vote or to complete an affidavit at the pain of perjury if the voter does not have a photo ID.
  11. DOJ: Arizona & Voting Rights Act: Rejecting voter ID statutes that are similar to those already approved by the Supreme Court of the United States.
  12. DOJ: Arizona Immigration; In violation of 10th Amendment, federal government to sue to prevent AZ from using reasonable measures to discourage illegal immigration within Arizona's borders; Affects Arizona because state has a large percentage, compared to other states, of illegal immigrants and need to be able to act to reduce the number.
  13. DOJ: Alabama Immigration; The DOJ challenged Alabama’s immigration reform laws after parts were “green lighted” by a federal judge; DOJ appealed the ruling; parts of the AL case have been struck down in various federal courts; specific provisions of the law include collection of the immigration status of public school students, businesses must use E-Verify, prohibition of illegal immigrants receiving public benefits; the provision requiring immigrants to always carry alien registration cards; allowance of lawsuits by state citizens who do not believe public officials are enforcing the law.
  14. DOJ: South Carolina Immigration; DOJ challenged South Carolina's immigration reform laws that are very similar to the AZ which is scheduled to appear before the United States Supreme Court; SC case will be heard by the 4th Circuit soon there after as the 4th Circuit granted SC motion to extend the filing time until after the US Supreme Court issues an Opinion in AZ.
  15. Congressional: “Recess" appointments to NLRB (three) and CFPB (one).
  16. EEOC: Hosanna Tabor (MI); Sought to reinstate a minister who was discharged for her disagreement with the religious doctrine of the church.
  17. DOE: Yucca Mountain; In 2009, Administration arbitrarily broke federal law and derailed the most studied energy project in American history when DOE announced intent to withdraw 8,000 page Yucca Mountain licensing application with prejudice; SC and Washington State filed suit, as a result, contesting the unconstitutional action; American people have paid more than $31 billion (including interest) through percentages of electric rate fees towards the project and taxpayers have footed an addition $200 million in legal feeds and over $2 billion in judgments against the DOE for breaking contracts associated with Yucca Mountain.
  18. DOI: Glendale Casino (AZ); Glendale is a violation because the Federal Government is forcing a family-oriented town, Glendale, to become another Las Vegas against its will. Essentially, the Federal Government has granted ‘reservation status’ to a 54-acre plot in the same town, where the Tohono O’odham Nation plans to build a resort and casino. Read the full story here.

  • Judicial Watch Group sues for Michelle Obama Spanish vacation records.(Politico).A conservative legal group is suing the U.S. Air Force for access to first lady Michelle Obama's travel records from a 2010 vacation to Spain.Judicial Watch filed suit Tuesday in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia for access to all records pertaining to an August 2010 vacation taken by the first lady and her daughters — including cost estimates and passenger manifests."Evidently, American taxpayers were stuck with a sizable bill so Mrs. Obama could tour around Spain with her family and friends, This administration, as a supposed steward of taxpayer dollars, has an obligation to disclose the full costs of the Obama family’s luxury trip," said Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton in a statement.The White House has insisted that the Spanish vacation was paid for by the Obama family — but taxpayers generally pick up the tab for security and other assorted costs.Hmmmmm................."Mrs. Obama is paying for her room, [and] her friends are paying for theirs," the aide said.Read the full story here.

  • Pink Slime For School Lunch: Government Buying 7 Million Pounds Of Ammonia-Treated Meat For Meals.(HP).Pink slime -- that ammonia-treated meat in a bright Pepto-bismol shade -- may have been rejected by fast food joints like McDonald's, Taco Bell and Burger King, but is being brought in by the tons for the nation's school lunch program.The U.S. Department of Agriculture is purchasing 7 million pounds of the "slime" for school lunches, The Daily reports. Officially termed "Lean Beef Trimmings," the product is a ground-up combination of beef scraps, cow connective tissues and other beef trimmings that are treated with ammonium hydroxide to kill pathogens like salmonella and E. coli. It's then blended into traditional meat products like ground beef and hamburger patties."We originally called it soylent pink," microbiologist Carl Custer, who worked at the Food Safety Inspection Service for 35 years, told The Daily. "We looked at the product and we objected to it because it used connective tissues instead of muscle. It was simply not nutritionally equivalent [to ground beef]. My main objection was that it was not meat."Custer and microbiologist Gerald Zernstein concluded in a study that the trimmings are a "high risk product," but Zernstein tells The Daily that "scientists in D.C. were pressured to approve this stuff with minimal safety approval" under President George H.W. Bush's administration. The USDA asserts that its ground beef purchases "meet the highest standard for food safety."Hmmmm......"Bon Appetit"?Read the full story here.

  • Islamic 'Black Widow bomber' kills five in Russia's Caucasus.(HD).A female suicide bomber who was the widow of a slain Islamist militant killed five police officers when she blew herself up at a checkpoint in Russia's volatile Caucasus region of Dagestan, officials said Wednesday.The attack on Tuesday night was the most deadly incident in a upsurge of violence in mainly Muslim Dagestan since Vladimir Putin was elected president, highlighting the problems he faces containing insurgents in Russia's south."A woman set off a bomb with two kilogrammes of TNT on her body at the checkpoint in Karabudakhent village," said a statement on the Dagestani police website.The suicide bomber's severed head was found tens of metres (yards) from the blast on Tuesday night, ITAR-TASS news agency reported.Investigators said relatives had identified her as the widow of a Dagestan rebel leader who was killed in a police operation against militants last month."She was Aminat Ibrahimova, the widow of a leader of a bandit group from (the town of) Kaspiysk, the former interior ministry official Zaur Zagirov" an unnamed police source told ITAR-TASS.The five victims were low-ranking police officers aged 22 to 34, the ministry said. Two more officers were hospitalised.The regional interior ministry blamed the recent violence on what it described as an Islamic militant "plague"."Using Islam as a cover, they are doing evil on the territory of Dagestan," the ministry said on its website.Russian officials have long been concerned by the activities of the widows of slain rebels and several attacks in Moscow in the last decade have been blamed on so called "Black Widows" who came to the capital.Read the full story here.

  • Jordan set for the largest drill in the military’s history.(HD).The Jordanian army will stage a massive joint military exercise dubbed “Eager Lion” in May, according to state-run news agency Petra. The exercise, which is expected to the largest in the military’s history, aims to prepare the country to handle strategic threats and terrorism and includes 17 nations. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Lt.-Gen. Misha’al Mohammed al-Zabin discussed preparations with the US commander Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser. Read the full story here.
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