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Saturday, March 24, 2012

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Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Mao and Obama!

Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Mao and Obama!(DocsTalk).Commentary by Peter M.

On March 16, 2012 President Barack Hussein Obama signed an Executive Order claiming full authority over all activities within the United States. These activities include all transportation, energy, agriculture, homeland security, as well as the authority over all resources within the United States and their specific allocation. The Executive Order further creates additional bureacracies delegated to his immediate Cabinet members as well as a new National Defense Executive Reserve (NDER) “composed of persons of recognized expertise from various segments of the private sector…” [Section 501]

This Executive Order by Obama draws on the original “Defense Production Act of 1950”, [50 U.S.C. App. 2061] This was an act of Congress, which is why it is called an “Act”. It is legislation drafted and approved by Congress, and signed into law by President Harry Truman in 1950.
I have been an aviation Defense Contractor since 1965. During Vietnam I received military aircraft parts contracts that carried Defense Priority ratings as critical materials. The usual rating was “DOA1C”, which allowed me, as a contractor for critical materials, to claim priority with my suppliers of raw materials and processing services over any commercial customers. The Defense Priority rating system was the result of the “Defense Production Act of 1950”, with the specific rating system codified into the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). To this day I receive orders from the military subject to the rating system.

The “Defense Production Act of 1950” is reauthorized each year by Congress. It was created and implemented after WW2 to assure that appropriate resources would be identified and available to the United States should there ever be a national emergency again. The Korean War a few years later certainly proved the value of the “Defense Production Act of 1950”. Again, it is legislation that was created by Congress, approved by Congress, and amended by Congress. In each case of reauthorization it has been appropriately signed by the sitting President of the United States.

One of the more recent amendments to the “Defense Production Act of 1950” included the
requirement to utilize Small Business as much as possible in the procurement of critical goods and services in a national defense emergency, as well as the production of critical goods to be stockpiled.
There is one critical prohibition that has been a part of the “Defense Production Act of 1950”,
[50 U.S.C App. 2074], section 104 entitled, “Limitation on Actions without Congressional Authorization”. This prohibition provides in paragraph (a) that there can be no “imposition of wage or price controls without prior authorization of such action by a joint resolution of Congress.” Paragraph (b) is far more interesting! “No provision [of the Act]…shall be exercised or interpreted to require action or compliance by any private person to assist in any way in the production of or other involvement in chemical of biological warfare capabilities…”

In section 105 of the “Defense Production Act of 1950” it prohibits the President from rationing gasoline unless authorized by Congress.
Section 106 identifies “Energy” as “strategic and critical material”. However, once again, the President is prohibited, unless authorized by Congress, from engaging in any new authority for “the mandatory allocation or pricing of a fuel or feedstock (including, but not limited to, crude oil, residual fuel oil, any refined petroleum product, natural gas, or coal) or electricity or any other form of energy; or…”

“…the production of energy in any manner whatsoever (such as oil and gas exploration and development, or any energy facility construction), except as expressly provided in sections 305 and 306 [50 U.S.C. App. 2095 and 2096] for SYNTHETIC FUEL PRODUCTION” [my

The “Defense Production Act of 1950” does provide the authority to the President to “provide appropriate incentives to develop, maintain, modernize, and expand the productive capacities of domestic sources for critical components, critical technology items, and industrial resources essential for the execution of the national security strategy of the United States.”

Now armed with the original Congressional intent of the “Defense Production Act of 1950” as amended, what does Obama’s Executive Order do that he signed on March 16, 2012?

1. Obama’s Executive Order completely byasses and ignores the Congress of the United
States in direct violation of the “Defense Production Act of 1950”!

2. Obama’s Executive Order completely ignores the prohibitions of Presidential authority in the “Defense Production Act of 1950”!

3. Obama’s Executive Order creates Presidential authorities that do not exist in the
“Defense Production Act of 1950”, and not authorized by Congress.
This Executive Order signed by Obama on March 16, 2012 is tantamount to the “Executive
Orders” issued by Adolf Hitler after assuming dictatorial power in Germany in 1933, Josef Stalin after assuming dictatiorial power in Russia, Moussilini after assuming dictatorial power in Uitaly, and Mao after assuming dictatorial power in China.

In short, Obama’s Executive Order claims Presidential authority over all resources and
technology of the United States reserving that authority strictly to the Executive Branch of our American government. The frightening part of the Order is that it intends it to apply “in peacetime and in national emergency.” [Section 102]

The Order further extends its authority over all “subcontractors and suppliers,, materials, skilled labor, and professional and technical personnel.” [Section 103(b)] As previously prohibited by Congress in the original Act, Obama now claims the authority to force “action or compliance by any private person to assist in any way in the production of or other involvement in chemical of biological warfare capabilities…” If Obama decided he wants my aviation repair business, he
can take it under his new Executive Order, as well as force me to continue my ownership under
his specific direction! He can now demand this either in peacetime or in the case of national security emergency.

The direct delegation authority of Obama’s Executive Order confers the same authority on the Secretaries of State, Treasury, Defense, Interior, Agriculture, Commerce, Labor, Transportation, Health and Human Services, Energy, Homeland Security, the Attorney Genberal, Director of National Intelligence, Director of the CIA, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors, Administrator of NASA, and the Administrator of General Service. [Section 701] To make matters worse, each agency head has the delegated authority under Obama’s Executive Order to implement “standards and procedures by which the authority shall be used to promote the national defense, under both emergency and non-emergency conditions.” [Section 201(6)(b)]

In order to implement these standards and procedures by agency heads, they are authorized to either guarantee loans, or make direct cash loans to “subcontractors and suppliers, materials, skilled labor, and professional and technical personnel.” [Section 302] They are also authorized to bypass the requirement to utilize Small Business in their discretion.

Connecting the “dots” makes Obama’s new Executive Order very intriguing. Things like this do not occur in a vacuum. There are always connected events!
Last week an ammunition manufacturer, ATK, issued a press release announcing an order from Homeland Security for 450 MILLION rounds of .40 caliber pistol ammunition. You don’t have to belong to the NRA to know that .40 caliber ammo is ONLY used by law enforcement, not the military, which uses 9mm and .45ACP pistol ammo. The .40 caliber is used by local, state and Federal law enforcement such as Secret Service, FBI, Treasury, Border Patrol, etc. State National Guard units do not use .40 caliber ammo either. What does Homeland Security know? What are they preparing for? It IS an election year with the most anti-American President ever trying to get re-elected!
Let’s add another “dot”! Obamacare [HR 3590] creates, in Section 5210, a “Ready Reserve Corps” of “commissioned” officers equal to military commissioned officers, and mandates the required funding to get it started. It even states that these Obamacare commissioned officers can, if necessary, be incorporated into the military command structure if necessary.
Is there some nexus between the Ready Reserve Corps and its authority to capture and quarantine Americans under specific conditions, the order to ATK for 450 MILLION rounds of .40 caliber law enforcement ammunition, and Obama’s new Executive Order?
This election year, 2012, will be the ugliest since the election of 1800 between Jefferson, Adams, and Burr!
Obama has enabled the Left, the unionists, the Communists, the Socialists, the Progressives, the Black community, culminating in the “Occupy” movement, which undoubtedly will turn violent sometime during the Summer. Obama has polarized America by referring to “haves and have nots”, supporting the “99%” against the “1%” to pander for votes.
As Alexis deTocqueville stated in 1838 in his seminal work, “Democracy in America”, “When the people discover they can vote themselves money from the public treasury, the [American] experiment will be over!” We have reached that point! When 50% of the people are getting some handout from the government, such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Obamacare, food stamps, student loans, etc., they will ALWAYS vote for those in power who provide the handouts! This is not rocket science. However, as Prime Minister Thatcher once said, “Socialism is great until the government runs out of other people’s money!”
Make no mistake, Obama is gearing up the Federal law enforcement community to quell the forthcoming civilian unrest before AND after the coming election!
Prior to the election there will be protests [now prohibited as of last week by Congress!] and violence by the Leftists, the unionists, the Communists, the Socialists, the Progressives, the Black community, and the “Occupy” movement.
If Obama is NOT re-elected, there will be protests [now prohibited as of last week by Congress!] and violence by the Left, the unionists, the Communists, the Socialists, the Progressives, the Black community, and the “Occupy” movement.
The rest of us must prepare for this inevitability and take action to protect our families and our property.
Glenn Beck put it very well when he described the coming events as, “Bottom up, Top down, Inside out!” Once the unrest begins, the population will demand that the government stabilize the situation, thus Obama’s new Executive Order to exercise control over everything!Hmmmm......... "Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty". ~ Plato.Read the full story here.

"Mob Justice" - New Black Panthers offer $10,000 bounty for capture of shooter George Zimmerman.

"Mob Justice" - New Black Panthers offer $10,000 bounty for capture of shooter George Zimmerman.(OS).SANFORD — Members of the New Black Panther Party are offering a $10,000 reward for the "capture" of George Zimmerman, leader Mikhail Muhammad announced during a protest in Sanford today.
When asked whether he was inciting violence, Muhammad replied defiantly saying: "An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth."
The bounty announcement came moments after members of the group called for the mobilization of 10,000 black men to capture George Zimmerman, the Neighborhood Watch volunteer who shot Trayvon Martin last month.
Muhammad said members of his group would search for Zimmerman themselves in Maitland and Jacksonville -- where the 28-year old worked before the shooting, employees there told the Orlando Sentinel. But he declined to say when they will begin their hunt.
Muhammad said the group's national chairman, Dr. Malik Zulu Shabaz of Washington, D.C. is receiving donations from black entertainers and athletes. They hope to collect $1 million by next week, Muhammad said.
The party said they would not release the names of donors nor would they provide documentation to support the existence of donations.
The New Black Panthers announced the reward at a protest in Sanford Saturday, the activist group's third protest in the past two weeks over the fatal shooting of the Miami Gardens teen.
The group called for Zimmerman's arrest and threatened to find and detain him if police were not willing to do so. But group members didn't call for the mobilization of thousands until Saturday.
Muhammed led the group in chanting "Justice for Trayvon!" and "Black Power!"
"If the government won't do the job, we'll do it," Muhammad said, leading his group of eight party members in chants like "freedom or death" and "justice for Trayvon" while making the iconic gesture of raising their fists into the air.
The party members said they are tired of the inaction of government officials — from Sanford city officials up to the Governor, accusing them of lying and delaying justice.
They accused newly-appointed special prosecutor Angela Corley of being an enemy of the black community."She has a track record of sending innocent young black men and women to prison," he said.Hmmmm.......Can't wait to see AG Holder acting on the 'actions' of 'His People'.Read the full story here.

Update: The media also characterizes Trayvon as a "model student." In fact, he under a five day suspension when the shooting took place. That is why he was staying at a house so far from his school on a school night. A laywer for Trayvon's family has blocked access to his school records. However, you have to do something pretty bad to get suspended for five days.Full story here.

Video - "Land of the Free" - Where it's illegal to collect rainwater?

Libyan 'missing' Missiles Show Up In Gaza.

Libyan 'missing' Missiles Show Up In Gaza.(StrategyPage).March 22, 2012: Israel has spotted some of the 480 Russian Igla-S (SA-24) shoulder fired anti-aircraft missiles that had been sold to Libya and stolen from military warehouses during the rebellion there last year. Some of these weapons have shown up in Gaza in the hands of Islamic terrorist group Hamas. Most Israeli and NATO helicopters and aircraft are equipped with missile detection and protection (lasers or flares) systems. Such systems on Israeli AH-64 helicopter gunships operating over Gaza have defeated several SA-24 attacks recently.
Last year Russia supplied Libyan missile serial numbers, which were distributed to counter-terrorism officials worldwide with the admonition to be vigilant. Apparently the SA-24 thieves sold many of the SA-24s to Iran, which in turn gave some to Hamas and Hezbollah (another Iran backed Islamic terror group in Lebanon).Read the full story here.

Report: Iran Targeting Israeli Ships in the Suez Canal.

Report: Iran Targeting Israeli Ships in the Suez Canal.(INN).HT: IsraelMatzav.Iranian terrorists planned to attack Israeli ships in the Suez Canal, the Egyptian daily Al-Ahram reports. Egyptian security forces reportedly thwarted the attack.Two Egyptians were arrested after offering another Egyptian 50 million Egyptian pounds to carry out an attack on an Israeli ship passing through the Suez Canal. The money came from Iran.
Two Egyptian suspects are accused of attempting to pay a third man to carry out the planned strike. The two allegedly had a budget of more than $8 million.They have had their remand extended for another 15 days.
According to earlier reports, the attack was to involve launching a missile at ships from a farm bordering the canal.Iran has been linked to recent attacks on Israeli embassies worldwide, including a bombing in Delhi in which an Israeli woman was wounded.Read the full story here.

Japanese 'Mary Celeste' tied to earthquake and tsunami spotted off Canada's B.C. coast.

Japanese 'Mary Celeste' tied to earthquake and tsunami spotted off Canada's B.C. coast.(Yahoo).VANCOUVER - A 54-meter-long fishing vessel linked to last year's devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan has been spotted adrift off the British Columbia coast.
Jeff Olsson of Victoria's Joint rescue Co-ordination Centre says an airline contracted by the federal government spotted the vessel on Tuesday about 140 nautical miles west of the southern tip of Haida Gwaii.
The vessel has been identified as coming from Hokkaido, Japan and officials say it's drifting very slowly towards shore.Olsson says no one is believed to be on board and there's no risk of environmental damage.However, a warning has gone out to mariners because the vessel poses a potential navigational hazard.As much as five million tonnes of debris were swept into the ocean last March when a massive magnitude-9 earthquake and resulting tsunami struck Japan.Read the full story here.

God Waiting for Pussy Riot ‘Repentance’ – Russian Church Official.

God Waiting for Pussy Riot ‘Repentance’ – Russian Church Official.(RaiNovosti).God expects the all-female group Pussy Riot to repent for their anti-Putin “punk prayer” in Moscow’s largest cathedral, a leading Russian Orthodox official has said.
“They are no longer Orthodox Christians,” Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin said during a talk show on the website of the Snob magazine. “God has already judged them and is now waiting for their repentance.”
Five members of Pussy Riot, clad in brightly-colored balaclavas, performed an acapella version of what they said was a “punk prayer” entitled “Holy Sh*t at the altar of the Christ the Savior Cathedral in downtown Moscow on February 21. The lyrics included lines such as “Holy Mother, Blessed Virgin, chase Putin out!”
The group said the performance was a protest against powerful Orthodox Church head Patriarch Kirill’s support for Vladimir Putin in the run-up to the March 4 presidential elections. The performance came amid the biggest demonstrations against Putin’s rule since he first came to power in 2000.
Three alleged members of the group have since been detained and could face up to seven years behind bars if found guilty of hooliganism charges. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina have been remanded in custody until April 24.
A third suspected member, Irina Lokteva, was arrested last week and a judge will decide on Friday if she will also remain in custody until her trial. All the women have small children.Chaplin, who oversees relations between Russia’s influential Orthodox Church and society, also said that he was ready to visit the group in custody.“The Church does not want to destroy its enemies, but change the sinners for the better,” added Chaplin.A number of religious figures, including Chaplain, have said the women should not be imprisoned.“Putin is behind the repression of Pussy Riot, not believers or the Orthodox Church,” an at-liberty masked member of Pussy Riot said on the Snob show, which was hosted by socialite turned opposition activist Ksenia Sobchak. “He was scared by the Russian uprising.”Another group member denied the performance was of an anti-religious nature. “We respect all religions, including Orthodox Christianity,” she said.Read the full story here.

Video - An attorney for G. Zimmerman is speaking out, saying his client is not a racist, and that he acted in self-defense.

ORLANDO - An attorney representing George Zimmerman is speaking out, saying his client is not a racist, and that he acted in self-defense the night Trayvon Martin was shot and killed.
Craig Sonner spoke with FOX 35 in Orlando. He said he did not know George Zimmerman's location. He said due to death threats, he has been advising Zimmerman to avoid going out in public.
He referred to a flier saying Zimmerman was "Wanted dead or alive."
"I have advised him to stay out the public eye as much as he can," Sonner said.
Sonner also gave more details about injuries Zimmerman sustained that night.
"He did suffer a broken nose, and he has an injury to the back of his head which should have required stitches. I think he was delayed in getting to the doctor and having stitches put in. But he did sustain injuries to his head," Sonner said.
Sonner said portrayals of his client as a racist are not accurate. As an example, he cited Zimmerman's participation in fundraisers for an African-American church in the Orlando area.It looks like there is shocking new evidence to come out in the Trayvon Martin case and it involves a witness who claims to have seen the entire episode. He was interviewed by the Fox affiliate in Tampa and appears to paint a picture of what happened that is completely different from the narrative being pushed by the typical race-baiters. The fact remains that Martin was unarmed but if the testimony from this witness is accurate, it points to Martin actually attacking Zimmerman.
The meme being pushed by the race-baiters is that Zimmerman was going after Martin while talking to a 911 operator, who told him not to continue. The implication - if you listen to the race baiters - is that Zimmerman kept pursuing Martin while also being the only one of the two with a gun. This witness, who would not go on camera, seems to indicate that Zimmerman listened to the 911 operator and turned back before Martin attacked him.Read the full story here.

FM Avigdor Liberman 'Iran wants nukes in order to spread its ideology'

FM Avigdor Liberman 'Iran wants nukes in order to spread its ideology'.(JPost).Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman said Sunday that Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons stems from the Islamic Republic's desire to spread its ideology all over the world.
During a meeting with the Jewish community in Singapore, Liberman said that Iran is seeking to "spread the Islamic Revolution to as many countries as possible, and the nuclear weapon is merely a tool meant to aid in achieving this goal."The foreign minister stated that the leadership of Iran makes use of Israel as an excuse to carry out its actions.
"Iran has a fanatical and charismatic leadership...that uses Israel as an excuse, but they are actually battling against the entire West over whose values will control the world," Liberman said.
Liberman said that upcoming talks between Iran and the P5 + 1 group of world powers about Iran's nuclear program present the Islamic Republic's last chance to change its course.
He expressed hope that Iran could be persuaded to abandon its nuclear program at the talks scheduled to take place in April. The P5 + 1 powers include the five members of the UN Security Council - the US, UK, France China and Russia - as well as Germany.Read the full story here.

Video: I’m Afghan and I know it (I'm Sexy and I know it Parody)

Video - UK Muslims verbally abuse Brittons

Everyone world-wide, should watch this 4.36 min video, filmed by a very brave young English girl when she returned to her home town of Luton, near London, England.
The Western world has a very serious problem arising - and it's arising with alarming speed! Politicians are ignoring it! (With the notable exception of Geert Wilders!)
Set your sound to 40% and prepare to be shocked! Read the comments underneath - they are correct when they say "if the whites march, they are outnumbered by police - yet none are visible here!" Why not?

Malaysia professor wants “Gay cure” group established: "They deteriorate further by abandoning Islam".

Malaysia professor wants “Gay cure” group established: "They deteriorate further by abandoning Islam".(BM).KUALA LUMPUR: The two girls steal kisses in the corner of this dimly lit cafe in Malaysia’s capital city, Kuala Lumpur. Their hands poke each other routinely. Life is good for Isa’a and Rina, two college girls who have found young love.“Life is good,” Isa’a, the more outspoken of the two, told “We live together as roommates, our families don’t know and we can just enjoy ourselves.”
But they are worried about the new push in the country to crackdown on the LGBT community. “Yes, it is very scary. I mean can you imagine if our parents found us in bed together? It would be the end of us, really,” said Rina, her activist side coming out.
But for the two youthful girls of 19-years-old, if Assistant Professor of Psychology at Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysi Meriam Omar Din found out about the two lesbians, she would attempt to put them through what he is calling an “Islamic core group” to deal with homosexual relationships.
According to her, the new “group” would aim to “guide Muslims inclined towards same-sex relationships, such as lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transexuals (the LGBT community) back to the right path.”
She argued that more Muslims in the country are “engaging in unnatural sexual activities.”
The girls laugh the professor off. “She probably just is unhappy with her husband, or doesn’t have someone to love and that is why she is so angry. Or she is a lesbian and can’t admit it,” argued Isa’a, with her partner Rina laughing.
Omar Din, however, seems quite serious about “battling” the LGBT community, which in recent years has become more open and public with their life.“The core group could somewhat curtail the trend. From what I gathered through communicating with LGBT, not all of them are happy with the life they are leading.“They were drawn into the situation because of sexuality problems, low self-esteem and immoral lifestyle,” she told Bernama here.
She said society had been tolerant towards the community which comprised some very talented people in the arts, as could be seen by the willingness of relevant agencies to employ them.
Getting them closer to Islam is an appropriate approach to detach them from same-sex dependence,” she said, dismissing social websites as a factor.“Unnatural sex was already rooted before the existence of social websites. In the past, those who suffered from an identity crisis would run away from home and go to Chow Kit because they knew there is a group there that would accept them.”The professor said the LGBT would stay away from mainstream society and join the cluster that they believed could accept and support them.“They rebel collectively against society by wearing clothes or do things against the norm.“They deteriorate further by abandoning Islam because they know their activities are against the religion’s teachings and as such, it is a cause for anxiety among religious circles, as well as Muslims,” she added.
What’s ironic is that both Isa’a and Rina said they were devout Muslims who attend mosque regularly and often find themselves together, studying their faith.“You know, there might be a lot of LGBT who are anti-religion, but I find no contradiction to our lifestyle and our live in the Qur’an, so we are happily Muslims and proud,” added Rina.Hmmmm......Read the full story here.

Meet The Hackers Who Sell Spies The Tools To Crack Your PC (And Get Paid Six-Figure Fees).

                                                          Lead hacker, Chaouki Bekrar

Meet The Hackers Who Sell Spies The Tools To Crack Your PC (And Get Paid Six-Figure Fees).   (Forbes).A team of hackers from French security firm Vupen were playing by different rules. They declined to enter Google’s contest and instead dismantled Chrome’s security to win an HP-sponsored hackathon at the same conference. And while Google paid a $60,000 award to each of the two hackers who won its event on the condition that they tell Google every detail of their attacks and help the company fix the vulnerabilities they had used, Vupen’s chief executive and lead hacker, Chaouki Bekrar, says his company never had any intention of telling Google its secret techniques—certainly not for $60,000 in chump change.
We wouldn’t share this with Google for even $1 million,” says Bekrar. “We don’t want to give them any knowledge that can help them in fixing this exploit or other similar exploits. We want to keep this for our customers.”
Those customers, after all, don’t aim to fix Google’s security bugs or those of any other commercial software vendor. They’re government agencies who ­purchase such “zero-day” exploits, or hacking techniques that use undisclosed flaws in software, with the ­explicit ­intention of invading or disrupting the computers and phones of crime suspects and intelligence targets.
In that shady but legal market for security vulnerabilities, a zero-day exploit that might earn a hacker $2,000 or $3,000 from a software firm could earn 10 or even 100 times that sum from the spies and cops who aim to use it in secret. Bekrar won’t detail Vupen’s exact pricing, but analysts at Frost and Sullivan, which named Vupen the 2011 Entrepreneurial Company of the Year in vulnerability research, say that Vupen’s clients pay around $100,000 annually for a subscription plan, which gives them the privilege of shopping for Vupen’s techniques. Those intrusion methods ­include ­attacks on software such as Micro­soft Word, Adobe Reader, Google’s ­Android, Apple’s iOS operating systems and many more—Vupen bragged at HP’s hacking competition that it had exploits ready for every major browser. And sources familiar with the company’s business say that a single technique from its catalog often costs far more than its six-figure subscription fee.
Even at those prices, Vupen doesn’t sell its exploits exclusively. ­Instead, it hawks each trick to multiple government agencies, a business model that often plays its customers against one another as they try to keep up in an espionage arms race.
Bekrar claims that it carefully screens its clients, selling only to NATO governments and “NATO partners.” He says Vupen has further “internal processes” to filter out nondemocratic nations and requires buyers to sign contracts that they won’t reveal or resell their exploits. But even so, he admits that the company’s digital attack methods could still fall into the wrong hands. “We do the best we can to ensure it won’t go outside that agency,” Bekrar says. “But if you sell weapons to someone, there’s no way to ensure that they won’t sell to another agency. That arms-trade comparison is one Vupen’s critics are eager to echo. Chris Soghoian, a privacy activist and fellow at the Open Society Foundations, calls Vupen a “modern-day merchant of death,” selling “the bullets for cyberwar.”Read the full story here.

At least 716 girls under the age of ten married off in Iran since 2009.

At least 716 girls under the age of ten married off in Iran since 2009.(Persian2English). Farshid Yazdani, a member of the Association for the Defense of Children’s Rights, has raised the flag on the increasing rate of the marriage of girls under the age of 10 in Iran. He stated that in 2009, 449 girls under the age of 10 were married off. The number increased to 716 cases in 2011.
Yazdani added that the number of marriages for girls under 15 years of age has increased from 33,383 in 2006 to 35,931 in 2007, 37,996 in 2008, and 43,459 last year (please note that the dates are approximate as the statistics were given according to the Iranian calendar, which begins at the start of the Persian New Year).

According to Yazdani, the rate of marriages of girls under the age of 15 has had a 45% increase compared to marriages in other age brackets. He added that these figures are based on the statistics released by Iran’s Civil Registrations Office, and they should set off alarms for social activists and policy makers.

Translation by Siavosh Jalili for Persian2English
Persian Source: Hamshahri Online
Read the full story here.

Harvard Professor Slams Obama's World Bank Nomination:" “It’s an embarrassment to the U.S".

Harvard Professor Slams Obama's World Bank Nomination:" “It’s an embarrassment to the U.S".(Forbes).Amidst early praise for President Obama’s nomination of Dartmouth President Jim Yong Kim as head of the World Bank, Lant Pritchett, a tenured professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government who worked at the World Bank for 17 years, is blasting Kim’s nomination as “a terrible idea.”Says Pritchett, who teaches courses in the practice of international development, “It’s an embarrassment to the U.S. You cannot with a straight face say this person is the most qualified to lead the World Bank.”
In the World Bank’s 68-year history, the U.S. has always nominated the president, who must be voted on by the Bank’s 25-member executive board. This year, Angola, South Africa and Nigeria nominated a competing candidate, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Nigerian finance minister and a former World Bank official. Pritchett insists she is much more qualified than Kim. He points out that the U.S. has less than a 20% share of board votes and though he gives Kim a 60% chance of being appointed, he says that countries like India and China could wind up opposing Kim’s nomination and pressing for Okonjo-Iweala.There is no way you can say with a straight face that this man is more qualified to head the World Bank than Ngozi,” insists Pritchett. Okonjo-Iweala has tackled corruption in Nigeria and because she has worked inside the Bank and as the Bank’s government counterpart in a developing country with complex problems, Pritchett insists she has precisely the kind of experience needed in a World Bank leader.“At best, Kim has worked with ministers of health, but they are in one of many, many government agencies,” says Pritchett. “A minister of finance has to make hard choices across sectors. Having the experience of a minister of finance is the optimal experience for being president of the World Bank.” Adds Pritchett, nominating Kim “is like picking the short stop for the New York Yankees out of the scrub leagues.”
Pritchett, who supported Obama’s presidential bid, says that the President overlooked much more qualified candidates like PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi and Lawrence Summers, the former Treasury secretary who is a colleague and friend of Pritchett’s at Harvard. “The Obama administration had some concerns about the political left flank on this and did the craven thing,” says Pritchett.
Adds Pritchett, “there’s no question that Kim has done terrific things, but I wouldn’t nominate Mother Teresa to head the World Bank if she were still alive.”Hmmm........You can always rely on Obama to do the wrong thing.Read the full story here.

New Black Panther Party Issues “Wanted Dead or Alive” Posters for George Zimmerman.

                            (Trayvon Martin in a Facebook picture the media isn't showing.)

New Black Panther Party Issues “Wanted Dead or Alive” Posters for George Zimmerman.(GatewayPundit).By: Rachel Pulaski.MSNBC analyst and Democratic strategist Karen Finney blamed Rush Limbaugh, the Koch brothers and others for the death of Trayvon Martin. Now the New Black Panther Party is circulating “Wanted Dead or Alive” posters of George Zimmerman. All Voices reported:
Yesterday afternoon at a press conference, the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense circulated a “wanted dead or alive” poster for George Zimmerman for shooting to death a Florida teenager four weeks ago.
Minister Mikhail Muhummud led the press conference, calling for the firing of Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee, the arrest of George Zimmerman and some involvement from President Obama. Muhummud stated he is the southern regional director for the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense located in Jacksonville, Florida. While Minister Muhummud fired off a list of demands and expressed outrage over the handling of the shooting and subsequent investigation; a member of the group passed flyers to about 100 people who showed up for the press conference. Muhummud told the group he was not concerned with rumors of death threats to George Zimmerman, “He should be afraid for his life.”
Zimmerman claimed the shooting was in self-defense. Local investigators found no evidence to prove otherwise and, based on those findings, prosecutors declined to press charges.
The Family of the victim, understandably, is outraged. They received an outpouring of support from the community. But what's most disturbing is, in that support, there have been calls to execute the accused killer. No trial, no jury. Guilty without representation.
And the Obama Administration is silent. Well, not completely silent. President Obama took a moment to further incite emotions in this case by declaring the victim, Trayvon Martin, looked just like his own son would look if he had one.
Did you mean black, Mr. President Barrack "The Uniter" Obama? Instead of representing Americans as a whole, instead of defending the Constitution, instead of ensuring Zimmerman's rights are protected, the President of the United States has taken sides, based only on skin color.
For the record, I think the case needs to be further investigated. As a victim of a horrible circumstance, Martin deserves that much. But I also think Zimmerman, as a citizen of the United States, deserves a fair, impartial hearing. If evidence warrants, he should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. But lacking the evidence, Zimmerman should be considered innocent until proven otherwise.
It is frightening that, in America and in this day, some groups can so publicly call for the lynching of a citizen who has not been afforded his Constitutional rights, and the President does nothing. Hmmmm............I'm sure AG Holder will do all that is in his power for 'His People'.Read the full story here, and more here.

"The best defense is a good offense" - Is Today or Sunday the day Iran is Attacked?

"The best defense is a good offense" - Is Today or Sunday the day Iran is Attacked?(Shenandoah).In view of the coming 'global march on Jerusalem' why not take the offensive and strike first?Hmmmm......."Pour les vaincre, messieurs, il nous faut de l'audace, encore de l'audace, et toujours de l'audace et la Patrie sera sauvée!" ~ Danton.

Video - Obama's keystone kabuki theatre.

Barack Obama has approved piece of the Keystone pipeline, but his actions reveal a man who hates oil, especially the ethical options here in Canada.

It appears the media forgot to mention that Barack Obama and terrorist Bill Ayers shared an office for... three years #VetThePrez

It appears the media forgot to mention that Barack Obama and terrorist Bill Ayers shared an office for... three years #VetThePrez.(DougRoss).Yesterday I highlighted a little-remembered NPR report from 2000 in which Barack Obama, then running for Congress, bragged about his experience running the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC). The CAC, a multi-million dollar left-wing foundation was controlled by domestic terrorist and accused cop-killer Bill Ayers.

Ayers hired Barack Obama as Chairman of the Board of the CAC, even though he had no experience whatsoever. Ayers, who supposedly didn't have any relationship with Obama, put the younger man in charge of roughly $110 million and thereby jump-started his career.

And no one in legacy media ever asked why.

Obama, asked about his relationship with Ayers during a 2008 debate, pooh-poohed any ties, stating that he was "just a guy from the neighborhood."

That same year, however, Verum Serum uncovered some fascinating information regarding the relationship between the two men. They had shared an office for three years.

This Chicago Annenberg Challenge website from 2002 shows the total amount of funds given to Bill Ayers’ Small Schools Workshop from 1995 to 2001. The amount is not the $175K I had reported earlier. According to this page, the total given under Barack Obama’s direct supervision was $1,056,162. Adding that amount to the money given by the Joyce Foundation and Woods Fund during Obama’s tenure brings the grand total to $1,968,718. Just shy of two million dollars! That’s a lot of scratch, to put it bluntly. And don’t forget, this doesn’t count the 3/4 million that went to John Ayers during the same time period...
Ayers’ Small Schools Workshop, the one Obama directed all that money too is located at 115 S. Sangamon Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607...

...In 1998, the address for the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, where Obama presumably worked, was 115 S. Sangamon Street, Chicago, Illinios 60607. Here’s a copy of their 1998 tax return with that address:..

And according to this memo dated 1996, Small Schools Workshop was also on the 3rd floor...
So while the media gave Joe the Plumber a colonoscopy and The New York Times published the fictional sexual escapades of John McCain, Barack Obama apparently maintained a close working relationship with the leader of a band of cop-killers.

Just a guy in the neighborhood? We already knew Barack Obama lied about that, but has anyone ever mentioned that the two men were basically living together? Furthermore, they were co-located with Mike Klonsky, a radical communist who (like Ayers) seeks the destruction of the United States government.

In the words of Andrew Breitbart, this time we're going to vet him.Read the full story here.

Yusuf al-Qaradawi denouncing… Hezbollah?

Yusuf al-Qaradawi denouncing… Hezbollah?(Shoebat).
So, the Shiite / Sunni divide DOES exist. These guys are so predictable. If ever there was an ideology that has “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” as a central component, that ideology is Islam, which also adds another component; drop your “friend” in the grease as soon as you don’t need him anymore.
For years, Muslim Brotherhood Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi has advocated an alliance between Hamas (a militant arm of the Sunni Brotherhood) and Hezbollah, the militant arm of Shiite Iran. Why? because both had a common enemy – Israel. Hezbollah would attack primarily from the north (in Lebanon) while Hamas was firing rockets from the west, in Gaza. Now, however, the rubber is meeting the road in Syria, which is considered prized territory for both Sunnis and Shiites. Sunnis (the Brotherhood) desperately want to take it from Assad, who has been backed by Iran for years. Iran desperately wants to hold it.
We’re seeing the Islamists show us their true colors, folks. In many ways, this is a good thing. It’s called “unmasking.” It allows us to truly see our enemies. In the case of Qaradawi, that’s especially good news because with Muruna, he has commissioned a strategy of deception that allows his followers to forego every religious restriction – including blasphemy – if it is done in the name of a higher calling.
But, alas, Qaradawi is now targeting Hezbollah as the villain.
At a public conference on the first anniversary of the Syrian revolution, at the Egyptian Journalists Syndicate, Thursday, Dr. Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, head of the International Union for Muslim Scholars, called upon Syrian military personnel to regain their sense of pride, of honor and manhood, their will and resolve, to reject Assad’s repression, to leave Assad’s army as soon as they can, and to join the Free Syrian Army. The renowned scholar stressed the importance of all Syrian opposition working together in this defining moment to face the escalating crimes against the Syrian people. Further, Al-Qaradawi described Bashar al-Assad as a “rat”, accusing him of murdering the Syrian people with missiles and guns without a thought to Islamic or human considerations. He also criticized Hezbollah and Iran strongly, saying: “This is not Hezbollah (party of God), because it treads a path of transgression, murder and tyranny”. Addressing Syrian revolutionaries, Al-Qaradawi said: “You’re not alone. All the peoples of Egypt, Tunisia, and all the Arab peoples and the free men and women of the whole world are with you.
As we’ve said countless times on this website, the notion that the United States should support the Syrian rebels borders on criminal. Qaradawi’s Brotherhood is behind them and he’s proving it with this statement.Hmmmm..........Obama's go between for the Taliban, come to think of it where are the Gitmo Taliban prisoners now?.....................Silence.Read the full story here.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Overnight Music Video - The Good, the Bad & the Ugly Finale

"Sanctions that Benefit".Hmmmm............Erdoğan and Obama set to hold key talks.

"Sanctions that Benefit".Hmmmm............Erdoğan and Obama set to hold key talks.(HD).Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is set to hold a “lengthy” meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama in Seoul on March 25, and the issue of Turkey’s oil imports from Iran is expected to be high on the agenda, sources say.
The two leaders, scheduled to meet on the eve of the Nuclear Security Summit in the South Korean capital, will discuss a wide range of issues, including the turmoil in Syria. The timing of the talks is critical: From Seoul Erdoğan will travel on to Tehran for talks with Iran’s top leaders on March 28-29, and the Friends of Syria Group will convene in Istanbul on April 1.
I expect it to be a comprehensive and lengthy meeting. That’s why it has been fixed not for the sidelines of the summit but a day ahead of it,” an aide to Erdoğan said.
Erdoğan will discuss Turkey’s oil imports from Iran, which will become subject to U.S. sanctions after June 28, with both Obama and with the Iranian leadership, Energy Minister Taner Yıldız said.“TÜPRAŞ will continue to import oil from Iran until its contract ends in August, but we cannot say anything yet on decreasing the quantity,” an energy ministry official said, stressing that the talks between Erdoğan and Obama would be a determining factor in any decision.
Washington wants those countries that are the main buyers of Iranian oil, including China, India and Turkey, to present specific plans for how they will curtail their imports. “What we are looking for is for countries to come to us and tell us, if they believe that they should be in the category that deserves an exemption, what are the kinds of significant reductions that they are willing to pursue,” said Carlos Pascual, the State Department’s special envoy and coordinator for international energy affairs.
In Tehran, Erdoğan is scheduled to meet with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, First Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi and Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, Erdoğan’s aide said.Hmmmm....... Hmmmm........Turkey imports at least 175,000 barrels a day from Iran and intends to increase it's import, they get half of their oil from Iran.When will the U.S. and NATO understand that they can't trust Turkey?Read the full story here.

Obama a case of "Don't listen to what i say, observe what i do?"

Obama 2008: Uses Gas Station As Photo Op To Say He Can Lower Gas Prices –

Obama 2012: Can You Believe Politicians Use Gas Stations As Photo Ops To Claim They Can Lower Gas Prices?

Obama's Nominee for World Bank Prez: "Going for global Obamacare?"

Obama's Nominee for World Bank Prez:"Going for global Obamacare?" ."(Economic Policy Journal).President Obama has nominated Dartmouth College President Jim Yong Kim for the position of President of the World Bank. All bets were on Jeffrey Sachs. Sachs even thought he was the man, as countries around the world were lining up behind him.

However, President Obama out of the blue nominates Kim. It should be noted that Kim has zero financial background, which in itself may not be bad, since it means he is not a regime bankster. But, his credentials suggest that Obama sees some kind of global social health program along the lines of Obamacare, with the World Bank as a key player.Kim has been a Professor of Medicine and Social Medicine and Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. What's "Social Medicine". Wikipedia explains it well:
The field of social medicine seeks to:
understand how social and economic conditions impact health, disease and the practice of medicine and foster conditions in which this understanding can lead to a healthier society.
Translation: It's about central planning for the medical industry.

The big safety valve for those fearing Obamacare in the United States was that advanced free market medicine would continue to develop beyond the United States. Kim and his "social medicine" background signals that Obama is going for global Obamacare.
It will crush creativity in medicine and lead to declining life expectancy around the globe.

BTW: Kim seems to fit the description of what Doug Casey calls a government sociopath. Casey writes:
Sociopaths put their own desires and wants on a totally different level from those of other people. Their wants are incommensurate. They truly believe their ends justify their means. Although they pretend the opposite. Sociopaths consider themselves superior to everyone else, because they aren't burdened by the emotions and ethics others have – they're above all that. They're arrogant. Although they pretend the opposite.
What is Kim really up to when posing as global health medicine man? Wikipedia reports:
Kim's tenure as president at Dartmouth has been marked by intense criticism. The student body has frequently reported being disillusioned with Kim after his failure to address any major campus issues. His list of failures include refusing to release the college's budget] failure to conduct a safety report of the college river docks, declining requests to attend a public debate, installing a $30,000 coffee machine in his private office.Read the full story here.
Here's the 'nominee' in 'action'.

"Obamanomics" - Billions To Fight Global Warming In Poor Countries.

"Obamanomics" - Billions To Fight Global Warming In Poor Countries.(JW).Just when you thought the government couldn’t possibly find another social justice program to blow taxpayer money on, the Obama Administration is asking Congress for a whopping $770 million to help developing countries with global climate change initiatives.
Here comes the best part. During Obama’s presidency American taxpayers have already doled out nearly $3 billion for this preposterous cause, according to a new congressional report posted this week by a think tank that publishes hard-to-find government documents of public policy interest.
The figures are tough to swallow for a country that’s $15.5 trillion in the red and counting. In fiscal year 2009 the administration got $323 million for the program—officially known as Global Climate Change Initiative—and the figure nearly tripled to $939 million in 2010. In 2011 it dropped slightly to $819 million and in 2012 it dipped a bit more to $773 million.
Do the math. That’s more than $2.8 billion to save the developing world from the presumed ills of global warming. That’s downright outrageous!
But it’s part of Obama’s plan to categorize climate change as U.S. foreign assistance so that more money can go to the cause and “core” agencies—such as the Treasury and State Department— can participate. In fact, last month Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced a new State Department coalition dedicated to the cause.
In the administration’s own words, the goal is to make climate financing efficient, effective and innovative. This is essential, according to the White House, because global climate change will have a strong impact on development in coming decades. The absence of strong global action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will hinder future development. On the other hand, “smart climate policies” will result in a range of “economic and social benefits.”
Via an official government website, the administration also claims that climate change is one of the century’s greatest challenges since it can compound pre-existing social stresses, including poverty, hunger, conflict, migration and the spread of disease. This threatens to diminish the “habitability of our planet,” according to the U.S. government. So there you go. Let’s pour more money into this dire cause while the nation suffers through a dire financial crisis. Here’s an example of where the money is going; adaptation programs that assist low-income countries in reducing their “vulnerability to climate change impacts” and help them build “climate resilience.” The “vulnerable” countries targeted are in Africa, Asia and Latin America.Read the full story here.

Video - Iranian Tourists or terrorists?

Michael Rubin from the American Enterprise Institute has more on a possible terrorist plot where Iranians posing as tourists gathered information on transport infrastructure.

Hillary Clinton 'grants' National security waiver for US aid to Egypt.

Hillary Clinton 'grants' National security waiver for US aid to Egypt.(BM).By Adel el-Adawy.Senate Appropriations State and Foreign Ops Subcommittee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) was informed by the State Department of the national security waiver on US aid to Egypt. Many here in Washington have started to criticize this decision. Although, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) has badly managed the democratic transition, this piece argues, it is important to continue the aid to Egypt.
Of course, the transitional phase lead by SCAF has been disappointing to many observers, including myself. But, I have long argued that SCAF was never capable of leading Egypt towards a democracy. I never thought someone, who was the cornerstone of Mubarak’s authoritarian regime could lead Egypt’s democratic transition. Anyone who was convinced SCAF would, is distanced from the political realities in Egypt.
However, the prospects for democracy in Egypt today are much better than in 2011 under former President Mubarak. Egypt’s road to democracy will continue. Yes, the obstacles will be many, but the opportunities are enormous in Egypt. I am optimistic.
US aid to Egypt is not about support for democracy. US aid to Egypt is about a strategic partnership, connected with the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty. The US military has a very deep-rooted and strong relationship with the Egyptian military that transcends the idea of democracy. The US military does get much in return for the relationship it has enjoyed for the past three decades with Egypt.
The debate about cutting aid to Egypt has shown that many people in Washington do not know where this aid goes and do not know what the US gets in return. Most of the tax-payer money goes to the purchase of American weaponry deals, which create many jobs in the United States. American consultants travel to Egypt, and members of the Egyptian military travel to the US on a regular basis. Of course, there are certain individuals within the Egyptian military establishment that may benefit financially from the aid, but most of the financial benefits go to the United States and not Egypt.
Furthermore, most of the military aid to Egypt goes into securing Sinai and the Israeli border. According, to the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty, Egypt’s military is allowed only a limited amount of military presence in Sinai. The aid to Egypt’s military is to enhance Egyptian military capacity to secure Sinai and the Israeli border. Therefore, cutting the aid to Egypt would jeopardize the already deteriorating security of Sinai. This would be a blow to Israeli national security, a key US ally.
There are many organizations that I greatly respect here in Washington, who are calling for cutting the aid to Egypt. They are disappointed by Clinton’s national security waiver of US aid to Egypt. Their calls are legitimate from a theoretical standpoint. But, from a realistic standpoint, cutting aid would not bring Egypt closer to a democracy. The aid to Egypt has nothing to do with democracy in Egypt, the aid is more of a symbol of a very close strategic military partnership. The question I pose to people who are in favor of cutting aid is: What would cutting aid mean for Egypt? Will it help or hurt Egypt’s path towards democracy?
One thing is for sure. Cutting aid to Egypt would just sever US-Egyptian relations. If the US cut aid to Egypt today, the next Egyptian government in July would inherit a damaged US-Egyptian relationship. Why would you want to penalize the upcoming democratically elected Egyptian administration, by severing relations with the United States. I am a strong believer that strong US-Egyptian relations will help Egypt’s democratic prospects. And cutting aid will have long-term affects on US-Egyptian relations.Hmmmmm............“I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”Read the full story here.

Video - UN Watch's Neuer takes down the 'human rights council' over its hypocrisy.

HT: IsraelMatzav.

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman: "Israel May Quit the UN Human Rights Council".

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman: "Israel May Quit the UN Human Rights Council".(INN).Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Friday he may recall the Israeli ambassador to the UN Human Rights Council and cut ties with the body.
His remarks came after the 47-member council voted to establish a fact-finding mission to probe the "effects of settlements on Palestinian human rights."
Lieberman also said Israel may choose not to cooperate with the council in its investigation, adding that he plans to ask the US to quit the council as well.
The resolution to “investigate the implications” of the settlements on “the Palestinian people throughout the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including east Jerusalem” was passed by a vote of 36 to 1, with 10 abstentions.
Europe was divided on the fact-finding mission, with Norway, Switzerland, Belgium, Austria and Russia voting for the measure. Italy, Spain, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Moldova abstained.
Other countries with whom Israel has good ties who voted for the measure were Angola, Nigeria, Uganda, China, India, the Philippines, Thailand, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay. Guatemala, Costa Rica and Cameroon abstained.
The UN Human Rights Council also adopted four other resolutions condemning Israel on Thursday. Only the US voted against the raft of anti-Israel resolutions.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu reacted to the decision on Thursday, saying the council is “hypocritical” and should be “ashamed of itself.”Hmmmm......."he plans to ask the US to quit the council as well"....Good luck with Hussein.Read the full story here.

Eyes in the sky - Sky Sapience unveils hovering UAV for surveillance.

Eyes in the sky - Sky Sapience unveils hovering UAV for surveillance.(JPost).By Yaakov Katz.By Sky Sapience. After establishing a name as a world leader in the development of unmanned drones, Israeli companies are expanding to a new field – tethered hovering platforms.
Earlier this month, a new Israeli company called Sky Sapience unveiled the Hovermast, an unmanned platform that can hover in one place for extended periods and provide real-time surveillance.Equipped with four thrusters and a central fan for lift and stabilization, the Hovermast lands without additional recovery systems and comes packed into a small container that can be installed on the roof of a vehicle.
With the push of a button, the container opens, and HoverMast extends up to 50 meters high within 15 seconds.Brig.-Gen. (res.) Gabriel Shachor, a former senior officer in the air force, together with a group of engineers, founded Sky Sapience. It works with another Israeli company called Controp, which manufactures high-quality sensors that can be installed on the Hovermast for various missions.
Shachor said Hovermast was unique in that even people who were not trained to operate unmanned aerial vehicles could use it easily. The system is suitable for border control and security of sensitive installations, he said.
“Anyone can use the system and receive immediate surveillance, all with the press of a button,” he said, adding that the Hovermast could receive its power directly from the vehicle – meaning that as long as the vehicle has fuel and is running, the Hovermast will work.
The introduction of the new device comes a few months after Israel Aerospace Industries revealed the Electric Tethered Observation Platform (ETOP), a similar hovering unmanned platform.
The ETOP is slightly larger than the Hovermast and can carry a payload of about 20 kg. in comparison to the Hovermast’s 9 kg.Read the full story here.

Iran's Henchmen - Two million people to crash Israel's borders next Friday?

Iran's Henchmen - Two million people to crash Israel's borders next Friday?(IsraelMatzav).Hamas' website is reporting that some two million people will attempt to crash Israel's borders next Friday as part of the 'Global March to Jerusalem.'
The organizing committee of the Global March to Jerusalem expects the participation of more than two million people in the march which will be started from the surrounding countries of Palestine, the Palestinian territories, and some other capitals on March 30, 2012.

"Several international personalities and organizations will join the Global March to Jerusalem that will take place in Jordon and the other surrounding countries except Syria», said the GMJ's chief executive and coordinator Dr Ribhi Haloum in a press conference held on Tuesday evening .

Halloum added that the Prime Minister Awn Al-Khasawneh expressed satisfaction about the march's preparation as a peaceful and civilized march offering the government's help to the organizers.

The PM also said that the Israelis are worried about the march and that they phoned him several times to ask about the route the march will take. Another indication of the Israelis taking this march seriously is the formation of a mini-cabinet to deal with it, according to the PM.

For his part, the president of the national preparatory committee for the Global March to Jerusalem Abdullah Obeidat confirmed the Prime Minister Awn Al-Khasawneh's aid to the preparations efforts adding that this will be an annual activity to stress the necessity to end the occupation and free Jerusalem.

Representatives of the participating delegations will present their speeches in a festival which will be held on the same day with the attendance of about 500 guests from outside the Kingdom.
Israel Radio reported on Friday (2:00 news) that the London-based pan-Arabic daily A-Sharq Al-Awswat is reporting that Israel has warned neighboring countries that anyone breaching the border will be treated as an infiltrator. I'm not sure what that means, but presumably it means they'll be shot. Not that their being shot would bother the rulers of any of our neighbors.Read the full story here.

European, U.S. Billions to Gaza Go Poof!, Keeping Hamas in Power.

European, U.S. Billions to Gaza Go Poof!, Keeping Hamas in Power.Are They Going To Be Dumb Enough to Give More? (GSI).By Hani Abbas.The $7 billion that has been invested in the Gaza Strip has. ironically, helped Hamas to solidify its control over the area.
The Palestinian Authority announced this week that it has spent nearly $7 billion on the Gaza Strip since 2007, when Hamas violently seized control of the regional coast. This means that since 2007, according to Fatah spokesman Ahmed Assaf, about $120 million has been going to the Gaza Strip. He revealed that the Palestinian Authority continues to pay salaries to some 80,000 "civil servants" in there-- but he did not elaborate on the nature of their work.
The West Bank's Palestinian Authority government, headed by Salam Fayyad, has appealed to the donor countries to increase the financial aid to strengthen the Palestinian economy, especially in the Gaza Strip. But before the donors take any decision, they really should ask Fayyad and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas about the $7 billion they have already spent on the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip over the past four years: Where is it?
These revelations came on the eve of a meeting of donor countries in Brussels to discuss financial aid to the Palestinian Authority. The $7 billion that has been invested in the Gaza Strip by the Palestinian Authority has, ironically, helped Hamas solidify its control over the area. In other words, Fayyad and Abbas are funding their rivals in Hamas who terrorized them out of the Gaza Strip in June 2007.
The Palestinian Authority is continuing to spend millions of dollars on the Gaza Strip at a time when its leaders are not even permitted to visit there; Mahmoud Abbas cannot even visit his home in Gaza.
The billions of dollars that the Palestinian Authority claims its has spent over the past five years, all from Europe and the United States, should have transformed the Gaza Strip into the Middle East's Singapore. These huge funds should have ended the suffering of the 1.5 million residents of the Gaza Strip. But despite all billions of dollars that have been poured into the area, the Gaza Strip remains a base for jihadists and various terror groups. As bad, the funds have done virtually nothing to solve the severe problem of unemployment and poverty in the Gaza Strip.
The donors, for example, have the right -- as well as the fiduciary responsibility to the taxpayers of Europe whose hard work was what bankrolled this transfer of wealth -- to know which "civil servants" in the Gaza Strip receive salaries, and if they include members of Hamas's security forces.
Even more urgently needed is for the donors should check on whether some of the money is being used to finance the manufacturing of rockets and missiles and the purchase of weapons from Iran, Sudan and Egypt.
These billions are not only helping Hamas to stay in power, they are absolving Hamas of its responsibilities as the ruling government to be able to take care of its constituents.
The Europeans, the American and the Palestinian Authority are also wrong if it thinks that the funds will have a moderating effect on the residents of the Gaza Strip. The people there will take the money from the Palestinian Authority government in the West Bank, but at the end of the day they will still vote for Hamas or Islamic Jihad.
The donor countries really must insist that the Palestinian Authority reconsider its policy of facilitating Hamas's continued control over the Gaza Strip. And they need to make sure that their money is not ending up in the hands of terror cells and armed groups.Hani Abbas is a Jerusalem-based Palestinian journalist.Read the full story here.
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