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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

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Christians are under pressure in Syria, the patriarch of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church Gregorios III denounces the silence of the Western Press.

Christians are under pressure in Syria, the patriarch of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church Gregorios III denounces the silence of the Western Press.(Agoravox)."There is no more Revolution, there are no more demonstrations.There are only banditry and the world refuses to acknowledge. "These words are not those of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, nor those of his ministers, or those of a member of any Arab government support the plan, but those of the Patriarch of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church, whose home is in Damascus. The prelate did not use vague terms to describe the current state of crisis which is immersed in Syria, "foreign elements have entered the country and have even started beating the Christians, who had to leave Homs given the dangerousness of the situation, "said the patriarch who did not hide some dissatisfaction vis-à-vis the situation considered too soft Vatican towards him.Gregory III then lashed to the European press with which he dealt during recent visits to the Old World to tell precisely what was happening in Syria. "I do not condone the regime as i have been heard in France, but I support a reality. The newspapers are stereotyped, have unique sources and are not ready to listen to anyone, not even me, "the prelate suggested that currently we do not hesitate to speak of a true" dictatorship of the press service of the United States. " The patriarch has even told a story came to the nephew of a bishop working in Dubai (UAE), who, on his way to work one day, heard a man behind him announce on the phone that he was in Homs, while government troops were an assault on the city, killing women and children."We talked about the plot, but it is far worse than that: there is an international will to harm Syria," said Gregory III yet but wondered how some states could change in a few months' regime who did so much for its people. Finally, responding to a question from journalists on the actions of the Syrian army vis-à-vis the population, the patriarch did not hesitate to assert that military intervention was "too late and light" for hoped to end the violence of rebel bands.Important evidence on the actual situation of Syria which contrasts sharply with what we find in the mainstream media, which does not concern decidedly clear and objective information.Read the full story here.(GoogleTranslate).

Iran installing more centrifuges before Baghdad talks.

Iran installing more centrifuges before Baghdad talks.(JPost).VIENNA - Iran is installing more centrifuges in an underground plant but does not yet appear to be using them to expand higher-grade uranium enrichment that could take it closer to producing atom bomb material, Western diplomats say. They say Iran's production of uranium refined to a fissile concentration of 20 percent, which it started two years ago, seems to have remained steady in recent months after a major escalation of the work in late 2011 and early this year. Progress in Iran's controversial nuclear program is closely watched by the West and Israel as it could determine the time the Islamic Republic would need to build nuclear bombs, should it decide to do so. Getting Iran to stop the higher-level enrichment is expected to be a priority for world powers when they meet with Iran in Baghdad next week in an attempt to start resolving the decade-old dispute over Tehran's atomic ambitions. "It is still going strong. I hear it is unchanged," one diplomat accredited to the UN nuclear watchdog, which regularly inspects Iran's declared atomic sites, said about the country's most sensitive nuclear activity. "But with installation work going on, at some point there will be an increase." Tehran took a big step towards the capability of making nuclear weapons material after a previous attempt at diplomacy failed when, spurning UN demands to halt all enrichment, it instead ramped up uranium processing to 20 percent purity. That provoked the West to impose crushing sanctions on its banks and oil exports. A UN nuclear report published in February showed Iran trebling output of 20 percent uranium since late 2011 after starting up production at the Fordow underground plant near the Shi'ite Muslim holy city of Qom and later increasing it.Another envoy said he did not expect to see a "significant expansion" of this work in the next quarterly report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Iran's nuclear program due later this month. But installation of machines has continued, the diplomat said, referring to the centrifuges which spin at supersonic speed to increase the fissile isotope in uranium. Typically a set of 174 centrifuges is needed for one production unit. A third Vienna-based diplomat painted a similar picture. Nuclear bombs require uranium enriched to 90 percent, but much of the effort required to get there is already achieved once it reaches 20 percent concentration, shortening the time needed for any nuclear weapons "break-out."Hmmmm......A Fatwa a day makes you work, rest and play the whole world.

  • February 2012 :The IAEA report showed Iran had now produced nearly 110 kg of uranium enriched to 20 percent since early 2010. Western experts say about 250 kg is needed for a nuclear weapon.
  • 25 April 2012: Olli Heinonen, the IAEA’s former top inspector for Iran, said on April 12. “The proposed plan will keep the capacity to enrich uranium at the current level,” said Elena Sokova, executive director at the Center for Disarmament & Non-Proliferation in Vienna, by e-mail. “Thus it helps to avoid the expansion of enrichment but not to scale it back. In other words, no buildup of the program in exchange for no new sanctions.” The Iranian nuclear program is an “imaginary threat,” Sajjadi said, adding that he was astonished by comments made by Nikolai Makarov, head of the Russian military’s General Staff, warning about the risk of a nuclear-armed Iran in an interview with state broadcaster RT. “There are two ways we can proceed after the Istanbul talks,” said Sajjadi. “Either the West understands that it’s pointless to use the language of force with Iran or their flexibility is a temporary phenomenon. I hope the first is true as we would like to see a resolution.Hmmmmm......." Iran would stop building centrifuges, machines used to enrich uranium, and mothball ones that haven’t been put into use yet"...that leaves 8,808 operational centrifuges, producing 31 pounds (14 kilograms)enriched uranium a month?" Read the full story here.

Video - Jerusalem - Eye of the Universe by Dovid.

Greek Communist Party urges Greece not to recognize foreign debts and leave NATO.

Greek Communist Party urges Greece not to recognize foreign debts and leave NATO.(OUTTW).On Tuesday, a spokesman for Greek President Karolos Papoulias announced that five-party talks aimed at cobbling together a government of national unity committed to enacting a European Union bailout package, which would impose deep financial austerity upon the country, had collapsed. A second election has been called for June. “For God’s sake, let’s move towards something better and not something worse,” Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) leader Evangelos Venizelos told reporters after the meeting. “Our motherland can find its way. We will fight for it to find its way.”
The announcement came only nine days after Greek voters delivered a stinging rebuke to the two mainstream parties—the center-left PASOK and center-right New Democracy —by directing one third of their support outside the political establishment. After New Democracy, the Coalition of the Radical Left (Syriza) achieved the highest percentage, but other parties fared well too, including the venerable Greek Communist Party (KKE), the small Democratic Left party, the centrist Independent Greeks and, surprisingly, the far-right Golden Dawn party. The KKE rejected an invitation to attend the national unity talks, while Golden Dawn was ignored completely. In the May 6 election, the far-left Syriza received 16.8 percent of voter support, but its principled stand against the EU’s terms and conditions for a 130 billion euro loan, combined with the “sexy” charisma of 37-year-old party leader, Alexis Tsipras (pictured above), has in less than two weeks bumped up Syriza’s popularity to 28 percent of decided voters. The dashing, unmarried Tsipras is a former KKE youth cadre and civil engineer by training. Some political analysts believe Syriza could potentially form the next government with the support of only one junior partner, like the disgraced PASOK, Democratic Left or, maybe, KKE. Indeed, polls show Syriza is now on course to win outright, a result that would bestow an automatic bonus of 50 seats to the party in the 300-seat parliament. After Tuesday’s talks, the Greek president’s office released transcripts of an earlier multi-party meeting, held on Sunday, during which Tsipras stated that there was not sufficient “common ground” with the other parties. “It would be irresponsible to say one thing before the elections and something else afterward,” Tsipras was quoted as saying.
Unlike the eco-friendly, socially liberal Eurocommunist Syriza, which does not advocate a complete departure from the Eurozone, the pro-Moscow working-class Marxists in the KKE refuse to have anything do with the EU’s monetary union. “The Greek Communist Party,” reports the Iranian media, “believes the European financial model is set up so that it cannot function as a unified welfare state, or offer an alternative, lenient fiscal policy towards debt-ridden countries like Greece.” Still, on key points Syriza’s manifesto is similar to that of the KKE: Tsipras would withdraw Greece from NATO and close its bases, halt repayment of the national debt, reverse privatizations, seize banks, eliminate sales tax, and impose a 75 percent tax on the rich.
According to the Toronto Star, Tsipras’ support “now reaches far beyond the confines of the radical left — he is a saviour, the only leader bold enough to seize power from the inept and crooked old men who squandered the future of Greek youth.”
The same news site points out: “The economic crisis that has crushed Greece over the last five years has badly hurt its young people, more than half of whom are now unemployed.” One adoring female Tsipras groupie posted on Facebook: “I would marry you in a sec!!”
By contrast, Alekos Alavanos, the veteran communist who picked Tsipras to take over the Syriza leadership, has urged party supporters to acknowledge that rejecting the bailout package probably means leaving the Eurozone. “The left must warn the people responsibly. Not only by telling them that the road away from the bailout is also the road that leads to exiting the euro, but also that it will be particularly painful, but with prospects,” he wrote in an online editorial.
This policy move, of course, would reduce the ideological differences between Syriza and KKE even more.Three days after the Greek election, Cypriot President Dimitris Christofias, the EU’s only communist head of government, deplored the rise of the Golden Dawn. “It is with shock and horror that we saw a movement which is defined as being Nazi and fascist registering seven percent of the vote about 450,000 votes,” Christofias said in a speech in the capital, Nicosia. “This is a pillaging of modern Greek history. Nazism was responsible for the genocide perpetrated against the people of Greece during the years of its fascist occupation,” Christofias said. In 2008 the Soviet-educated Christofias hosted Russian Communist Party boss Gennady Zyuganov, who visited the Republic of Cyprus as an official representative of then President Dmitry Medvedev.Hmmmm......If Greece leaves NATO what will be Erdogan's next move?Read the full story here.

"The War On Terror Is Over", But U.S. Has 55 Daily Encounters With “Suspected Terrorists”.

"The War On Terror Is Over", But U.S. Has 55 Daily Encounters With “Suspected Terrorists”.(Reuters).Law enforcement and homeland security personnel face an average of 55 daily encounters with “known or suspected terrorists” named on government watchlists, officials told Reuters. The figure - which equals more than 20,000 contacts per year - underscores the growing sweep of the watchlists, which have expanded significantly since a failed Christmas Day 2009 bombing attempt of a U.S. airliner. But officials note that very few of those daily contacts lead to arrests. Civil liberties groups question the use of watchlists, and they have been ridiculed for ensnaring innocent citizens. U.S. officials said the encounters, which involve airport and border security personnel as well as federal and local law enforcement officers, are reported to the Terrorist Screening Center (TSC), an interagency unit led by an FBI official based in a tightly guarded building in northern Virginia. At its headquarters, the TSC operates a 24-hour command center, resembling something from a Hollywood thriller, complete with giant wall-screen projections and signs flashing “SECRET.” Officials said that when a law enforcement or homeland security officer in the field stops a person whose name matches a name in the TSC’s databases, the officer is supposed to phone the TSC command center for instructions. Based on information in the databases, the TSC then will advise the officer in the field how to proceed, which could range from releasing the suspect to calling in federal officers as backup. The command center gets between 100 and 150 inquiries a day, of which an average of 55 involve individuals who turn out to be listed on one of the federal watch lists, officials said. Of those calls, about 60 percent come from federal officers at border or airport security posts; the rest come from local police. “There are incidents every single day,” said TSC director Timothy Healy. The watchlists include the best known “no fly list” as well as a “selectee list” of people who the government thinks should get extra screening or questioning before being allowed to board an airplane.Officials acknowledge that the number of names on these lists - and particularly the no-fly list - have grown considerably since Christmas Day 2009, when a Nigerian-born militant who was listed in a classified database called TIDE, but not the no-fly list, successfully boarded a US-bound aircraft but then failed to detonate a bomb which Yemeni militants had helped him stash in his underpants. Before that incident, the number of names on the no-fly list was around 4,000. U.S. officials said it now contains about 20,000 names while the selectee list contains another 18,000.Fewer than 500 of the individuals on the no-fly list are U.S. citizens, officials said.Read the full story here.

The US House of Representatives mulls measure against Iran containment

The US House of Representatives mulls measure against Iran containment.(JPost).WASHINGTON - The US House of Representatives debated a resolution that rejects containment of a nuclear Iran on Tuesday evening. The non-binding resolution "strongly supports United States policy to prevent the government of Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability, rejects any United States policy that would rely on efforts to contain a nuclear weapons-capable Iran; and urges the president to reaffirm the unacceptability of an Iran with nuclear-weapons capability and opposition to any policy that would rely on containment as an option in response to the Iranian nuclear threat."US President Barack Obama has in recent months made explicit his opposition to "containment" and his preference for "prevention." The resolution, introduced by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), the chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, has 314 sponsors. The House did not immediately vote on the resolution, rolling over debate until Wednesday. A similar bill in the Senate, introduced by Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has 74 co-sponsors but has yet to be introduced to the floor.The House resolution was debated under suspension rules, meaning that there was no opportunity to amend it.Americans for Peace Now had urged Congress members in a letter to amend the resolution to make explicit that it did not authorize use of force and to substitute "acquisition of weapons" for "acquiring a nuclear capability." APN argued that "capability" is too vague a term to establish a "red line" triggering military action. Israel's "red line" is nuclear capability, and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's government has been seeking the same commitment from the Obama administration. Iran says its nuclear program is for peaceful civilian purposes. The status of its suspected nuclear weapons program is not precisely known, although in recent days some reports have suggested that the Iranians have achieved the capability to manufacture weapons. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) urged the US and Israel on Monday to align their "red lines" on what would trigger a military strike on Iran, The Hill newspaper reported. McCain, speaking to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, did not elaborate on what the "red lines" should be.Read the full story here.

Friday prayers will be held at Hagia Sophia: Turkish conservative group

   17 Th Century painting of how the Hagia Sophia probably looked before the Turkish invasion

Friday prayers will be held at Hagia Sophia: Turkish conservative group.(HD).A group calling itself the Anatolian Youth has announced that it is planning to hold Friday prayers in the square outside the Hagia Sophia, and is awaiting the day when prayers will be held inside the museum, Doğan news agency has reported. The group's members gathered at Hagia Sophia Square today to hold a press conference, saying the event was planned in accordance with the 559th anniversary of the Ottoman capture of Istanbul. The head of Anatolian Youth, Salih Turhan, told members of the press that Hagia Sophia had been turned into a mosque by the Ottoman ruler Fatih Sultan. "Fatih Sultan held his first Friday prayers here in the Hagia Sophia. Hagia Sophia awaits the day it will be reopened for prayers." The group said they would continue campaigning to turn the museum into a mosque.Hmmmm......Erdogan: "The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers..."Read the full story here.

The church of Hagia Sophia (literally "Holy Wisdom") in Constantinople, now Istanbul, was first dedicated in 360 by Emperor Constantius, son of the city's founder, Emperor Constantine. Hagia Sophia served as the cathedra, or bishop's seat, of the city. Originally called Megale Ekklesia (Great Church), the name Hagia Sophia came into use around 430. The first church structure was destroyed during riots in 404; the second church, built and dedicated in 415 by Emperor Theodosius II, burned down during the Nika revolt of 532, which caused vast destruction and death throughout the city.Immediately after the riots, Emperor Justinian I (r. 527–65) ordered the church rebuilt. The new building was inaugurated on December 27, 537. Architects Anthemios of Tralles and Isidoros of Miletos most likely were influenced by the mathematical theories of Archimedes (ca. 287–212 B.

The vast, airy naos, or central basilica, with its technically complex system of vaults and semi-domes, culminates in a high central dome with a diameter of over 101 feet (31 meters) and a height of 160 feet (48.5 meters). This central dome was often interpreted by contemporary commentators as the dome of heaven itself. Its weight is carried by four great arches, which rest on a series of tympana and semi-domes, which in turn rest on smaller semi-domes and arcades. This complicated structural system was prone to problems: the first dome collapsed in 558, to be rebuilt in 562 to a greater height. Earthquakes and earth subsidence have also taken their toll on the building over the centuries, although the surviving main structure is essentially that which was first built between 532 and 537. The interior of Hagia Sophia was paneled with costly colored marbles and ornamental stone inlays. Decorative marble columns were taken from ancient buildings and reused to support the interior arcades. Initially, the upper part of the building was minimally decorated in gold with a huge cross in a medallion at the summit of the dome. After the period of Iconoclasm (726–843), new figural mosaics were added, some of which have survived to the present day.

After Mehmed II's conquest of the city in 1453, Hagia Sophia was converted to a mosque (Ayasofya Camii), which it remained until the fall of the Ottoman empire in the early twentieth century. A view of Hagia Sophia during the conquest is conveyed in a woodcut by Pieter Coecke van Aelst depicting the procession of Süleyman the Magnificent through the Hippodrome (28.85.7a). During this period, minarets were built around the perimeter of the building complex, Christian mosaic icons were covered with whitewash, and exterior buttresses were added for structural support. In 1934, the Turkish government secularized the building, converting it into a museum, and the original mosaics were restored.Read and see more about this marvel of CHRISTIAN architecture here.

Women Voters Fleeing Obama for Romney, despite, or because of, Obama’s favoring gay marriages

Women Voters Fleeing Obama for Romney, despite, or because of, Obama’s favoring gay marriages.(INN).A startling turnaround in pre-election polls show President Barack Obama losing the women’s vote to Mitt Romney despite, or because of, Obama’s favoring gay marriages. A CBS/New York Times poll gives Romney, the unofficial but de facto Republic candidate, a 46 to 44 per cent lead among women’s voters, a dramatic eight-point turnaround from a month ago. Romney’s new strength among women follow Democratic party charges that the Republican party has declared a “war on women.” The same poll also revealed that two-thirds of the respondents think President Obama’s announcement that he supports gay marriage was made “mostly for political reasons,” while only 24 percent believe the president took his stand on principle.President Obama has hedged his bets, declining to say if he would urge the repeal of a 1996 law that defines a legal marriage as the union of a man and a woman. He offered his opinion that the law is not constitutional.Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh accused mainstream media of burying the results of the poll on women voters. “For some reason, neither The New York Times nor CBS News seems to have noticed, the breakdown of the women's vote in their poll. They're not reporting it. They're burying it. I haven't seen it mentioned. Not even over at PMSNBC [MSNBC] are they talking about this. “They're not interested in how Obama's faring with women, it just isn't newsworthy anymore because he's losing…. And these people live and die by these polls.... They use these polls to influence public opinion, not reflect it, and that means that all this is a double whammy. “For two months or longer now – time is flying by – this War on Women was designed to get every woman in America hating Republicans and hating Romney, loving Obama. Obama is the guy who's gonna protect their birth control pills, gonna protect their right to abortion, gonna protect them against these predatory men, which is every man…. “And then they go out and do a poll to see how successfully they have shaped opinion, they find out they failed. So it makes sense that they don't report it.”Read the full story here.

Muslim Brotherhood's Dream: Egypt to Elect Islamic Caliphate, with Jerusalem as it's capital

Muslim Brotherhood's Dream: Egypt to Elect Islamic Caliphate, with Jerusalem as it's capital.(INN).Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood is hoping that when the polls open in nine days, voters will bring in the era of the Islamic Caliphate. "We are seeing the dream of the Islamic Caliphate coming true at the hands of Mohammed Morsi,” said cleric Safwat Higazy, speaking at a rally for the Brotherhood's presidential candidate. The TV preacher vowed from the podium before thousands at the stadium of an industrial city in the Nile Delta, “The capital of the Caliphate and the United Arab States is Jerusalem, Allah willing.” In response, the crowd waved green Brotherhood flags, chanting, “The people want to implement Allah's law.” Morsi himself said at a rally at Cairo University this week, “We will not accept any alternative to Shari'ah... The Qu'ran is our constitution and it will always be so.” But Morsi is running so far only in fourth place, in a field of 13 candidates whose first challenge will come during the May 23-24 polls. Ahead of him in popularity thus far are two former regime candidates and Abdel-Moneim Abolfotoh, a more moderate Islamist. Abolfotoh, who was once a member of the Brotherhood, left the organization after he was blocked from running for president. He has said that a Christian has the right to be president, and that books promoting atheism should not be censored, is also supported by the more hard-line Salafists. The harder-line Muslim Brotherhood leadership, rejected by its Salafist Islamic colleagues, has become much bolder since gaining control over the parliament. The party demanded as the majority in parliament that the military allow it to form the next government.Hmmmm.....Aren't you glad Obama helped removing that 'evil dictator' Mubarak?Read the full story here.

Illegal immigrant used stolen ID to work as TSA airport security supervisor for 20 years

Illegal immigrant used stolen ID to work as TSA airport security supervisor for 20 years.(AP).If you needed any more proof that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is doing absolutely nothing to keep Americans safe – since there is, in reality, no terrorist threat whatsoever – aside from the constant “mistakes” and allowing airport employees to work without background checks, now you have it.
Bimbo Olumuyiwa Oyewole, a Nigerian immigrant, lived under the name Jerry Thomas for around 20 years and somehow was not only able to hold a job but hold a job supervising security officers at a relatively large airport.
The real Jerry Thomas was reportedly murdered in 1992 in Queens, New York, yet somehow Oyewole was able to pass both state and federal background checks in order to hold his position supervising 30 security guards at Newark Liberty International Airport.
Oyewole, a 54-year-old, was arrested at his home in Elizabeth on Monday after the New York Port Authority Police received an anonymous tip.
Most recently, Oyewole worked for the contractor FJC Security Services, although he had worked under several other contractors at the airport as well.
Apparently Oyewole had all of the documents one would need, including a birth certificate and social security card, both of which may or may not have been forged.
FJC Security Services has had a contract with Newark airport since 2003 and they say that they carried out a background check not on Oyewole not only with the New Jersey state police but also the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), which is a child agency of the behemoth Department of Homeland Security.
“In all cases, he passed the background checks,” said FJC spokesman Michael McKeon.
“During his time with FJC, he had nothing in his record or his performance to indicate a cause for concern or a reason to question the state police and federal government’s background checks,” McKeon added.According to, Oyewole even presented his fingerprints, but since neither Thomas nor Oyewole had ever been fingerprinted by police, this raised no red flags, although one security expert said this is highly unusual.“The series of coincidences boggles the mind,” Charles Slepian, founder of Foreseeable Risk Analysis Center, said referring to the strange fact that neither man had fingerprints in any state or federal databases.This is an example of what can happen when you don’t screen your personnel very well,” Slepian added.“His fingerprints got matched up to the other man’s identity,” said Anthony L. Bucci, a spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.
CBP gave Oyewole the clearance required to work in inspection areas where the screening of international passengers takes place.
FJC Security has a $145 million contract with the Port Authority to provide security services at over 12 major facilities where they supplement the Port Authority’s armed police.This case very well might spark a massive effort to re-check every single security guard.
“Our [the Port Authority’s] leadership called and spoke with FJC Security today and will meet with them in the coming days to take every legally permissible step to recheck their security personnel on a regular basis and to protect our customers, employees and facilities,” said Steve Coleman, a Port Authority spokesman.
Officials believe that Oyewole was using the stolen identity in order to continue to stay in the United States, which he clearly succeeded in doing.
Currently, Oyewole is awaiting the filing of additional charges and is awaiting arraignment at the Superior Court in Essex County.A spokeswoman for the state Attorney General said that their office is handling the prosecution while refusing to provide any additional details on the case.
The TSA said in a statement that they are reviewing the procedures the Port Authority uses to validate the documents of employees and contractors, although considering that TSA allowed employers to hire individuals without background checks to work in airports, I doubt much will be done.They might make some token changes in order to make themselves look good in response to this incident, but a major overhaul is doubtful given that they couldn’t care less about security.Oyewole, using his fake identity, was able to pass the mandatory training and fingerprinting under the Security Officer Registration Act. Under this act, candidates are disqualified if they have been convicted of any drug-related crimes or a fourth-degree offense of any other nature.
According to an anonymous airport employee who reportedly knew Oyewole as Thomas, Oyewole supervised the security guards who guarded the TSA security checkpoints after passenger gates closed at night and before the opened in the morning.The guards supervised by Oyewole also were responsible for inspecting incoming delivery vehicles for unauthorized cargo, according to the unnamed employee who spoke to the Associated Press.Clearly, this is far from a low-level position, and if we were actually facing a terrorist threat, this would mean a massive security breach had taken place.
A recently released report from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General concluded that a mere 42 percent of reported security breaches between January 2010 and May 2011 led to any corrective action whatsoever.
The Star-Ledger produced a graphic detailing just a handful of the security breaches at Newark airport from January 2011 to February 2011.These include:
  • A dead dog being loaded onto a department flight without being screened for both explosives and disease.
  • A carry-on bag passing through the screening procedures even though it contained a knife.
  • A passenger completely bypassing the TSA screening procedure by walking through a disability gate.
  • Two passengers passing through the security checkpoint even after the monitor on one of the so-called “full-body scanners” malfunctioned.
  • An improperly screened passenger entering the secure area without being cleared according to TSA protocol.
If the United States really was besieged by terrorists, as the government would like us to believe by claiming that just about everything is an indicator of possible terrorist activity, then certainly we would see actual terrorist attacks occurring given the massive holes in security.

However, the only alleged terrorist attacks we see are all directly linked to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (see below video for the most recent instance) or as in the latest case, the Central Intelligence Agency.Read the full story here.

Ex-Spain PM: Putin told me 'Israel will take care of Iran.

Ex-Spain PM: Putin told me 'Israel will take care of Iran.(JPost).Don’t worry about Iran, Israel will take care of it, former Spanish prime minister Jose Maria Aznar quoted Russian President Vladimir Putin as telling him years ago. Aznar, speaking Wednesday at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs on a meeting he had with the Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in 2002, said Putin’s comments came after he entreated him not to sell S300 anti-aircraft missiles to Iran.“We can sell them anything,” Aznar quoted Putin as saying, because in the end “Israel will take care of it.” Aznar, one of the few western leaders to have met Khamenei, said the Iranian made it clear when they met in October 2000, that “Israel was a historic cancer and anomaly condemned to disappear.” Aznar said he found in Khamenei a man not only inspired by faith, but also “more nationalistic than I imagined." Aznar said the Iranian leader wanted Iran to flourish in all fields, especially science and technology, in order to attain self sufficiency and independence. It was this desire for self-sufficiency, he said, which has led the Iranians to strive to develop nuclear weapons, rather than buy one from North Korea or Pakistan. Aznar said that during their conversation Khamenei said that “an open confrontation with Israel and the US was inevitable,” and that “he was working for Iran to prevail in such a confrontation. “Aznar said that Khamenei made clear during their conversation that “it was necessary to eliminate the threat Israel posed." The former Spanish prime minister said this obviously meant Khamenei believed Israel must be “removed.".Read the full story here.

"I've Got Your Back" - US Leads Major War Drill in Jordan – Israel Not Invited.

"I've Got Your Back" - US Leads Major War Drill in Jordan – Israel Not Invited.(INN).The United States is leading what it described as the "largest military exercises in the Middle East in 10 years" in Jordan on Tuesday. Eager Lion 2012 “is the largest exercise held in the region in the past ten years,” Major General Ken Tovo, head of the US Special Operations Forces, told reporters in Amman. “Yesterday we began to apply the skills that we have developed over the last weeks in an irregular warfare scenario … They will last for approximately the coming two weeks,” he added. “The message that I want to send through this exercise is that we have developed the right partners throughout the region and across the world … insuring that we have the ability to … meet challenges that are coming to our nations,” Tovo said. Over 12,000 soldiers are taking part in the war games, representing 19 countries, including Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Pakistan, Qatar, Britain, France, Italy, Spain and Australia. Jordanian army operations and training chief Major General Awni Adwan said the military exercise “has been in the planning phase for the past three years.” “No forces will be deployed north … the exercise is not connected to any real world event,” Adwan said when asked if the war games were related to the ongoing violence in Jordan’s northern neighbor Syria. "This has nothing to do with Syria. We respect the sovereignty of Syria. There is no tension between the Syrians and us. Our objectives are clear,” Adwan said. Israel – despite having extensive security agreements with Jordan – was not invited to participate in the exercises. Several Arab nations participating in the drill are still formally at war with the Jewish state.Hmmmm.......Obama: "Judge me by where my heart lies" .......Easy enough. Read the full story here.

Did a military or law enforcement drone nearly cause a Mid-Air Collision Over Denver?

Location of sites where licences have been granted for the use of drones within the U.S. There are 63 active sites based in 20 states. Red flags show active sites and blue show those locations where licences have expired since 2006.Full seize pic here.

Did a military or law enforcement drone nearly cause a Mid-Air Collision Over Denver?(TTBTS).The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a mystery in the sky. A mysterious object flying over Denver nearly caused a mid-air collision Monday evening. As far as investigators know, the mystery object did not show up on radar Monday. Investigators believe this object, whatever it is, could pose a serious safety hazard to planes. Radio transmissions from confirm a nervous-sounding pilot reported a strange object at 5:17 p.m. Monday. The pilot is heard telling air traffic control: “A remote controlled aircraft, or what? Something just went by the other way … About 20 to 30 seconds ago. It was like a large remote-controlled aircraft. The corporate jet, a Cessna Citation 525 CJ1, was flying at 8,000 feet above sea level over Cherry Creek when the mystery object came close enough to make any pilot nervous. “That’s an issue because now we have something in controlled airspace that poses a danger,” Former NTSB Investigator and 9NEWS Aviation Analyst Greg Feith said.
Feith listened to the air traffic recordings and believes the object could be one of three things:

- A military or law enforcement drone.

- A remote controlled aircraft.

- A large bird.

Any one of those things can be catastrophic if it collides with an airplane. John Dickens, president of the Denver RC Eagles, says members are not permitted to fly more than 400 feet above ground level or about 5,700 feet above sea level, due to possible air traffic interference with Centennial Airport.Hmmmm......Is there a drone in your neighbourhood? Rise of spy planes exposed after FAA is forced to reveal 63 launch sites across U.S.Read the full story here.

Becoming the First 'political prisoner' in the Obama 'Administration'?

Becoming the First 'political prisoner' in the Obama 'Administration'?(WHD).By Keith Koffler.As I remember it, I was in the White House Briefing Room in February 2009 when I heard something shocking. I’d covered the White House since 1997, and I couldn’t really remember hearing something like this before. The White House, in the person of Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, was assailing a private citizen. CNBC reporter Rick Santelli had had the nerve to object volubly to President Obama’s mortgage refinancing assistance plan.And so Gibbs attacked.Many brushed it off because Santelli was on TV and presumably was used to rough and tumble and could defend himself. That he was on TV, of course, actually made Gibbs’ comments worse, because the president’s press secretary was chilling free speech. Soon enough, Gibbs went on to others, sticking it to Rush Limbaugh and even an entire network, Fox News. People got used to it. Attacking private citizens became the new normal.
Three weeks ago, an Obama campaign website, “Keeping GOP Honest,” took the extraordinary step of publicly naming and assailing eight private citizens backing Mr. Romney.
Titled “Behind the curtain: a brief history of Romney’s donors,” the post accused the eight of being “wealthy individuals with less-than-reputable records.”
Mr. VanderSloot was one of the eight, smeared particularly as being “litigious, combative and a bitter foe of the gay rights movement.” About a week after that post, a man named Michael Wolf contacted the Bonneville County Courthouse in Idaho Falls in search of court records regarding Mr. VanderSloot. Specifically, Mr. Wolf wanted all the documents dealing with Mr. VanderSloot’s divorces, as well as a case involving a dispute with a former Melaleuca employee. This is the very worst thing a government – or its proxies – can do. It is the practice of the world’s small petty satraps and its totalitarian behemoths. It’s just not tolerable here. And yet, it’s happening. The White House has gone from criticizing private citizens to investigating them. What’s next, arresting them? 
What if Mr. Wolf comes up with some illegal activity on the part of Mr. VanderSloot. Well, it’s his duty – just doing his duty – to alert Mr. Holder. And then we have our very first political prisoner.Hmmmm......President Barack Obama said to Rep. Peter DeFazio: "Don't think we're not keeping score, brother."according to the Associated Press.Read the full story here.

Why I Do Not Like The Obamas.

Why I Do Not Like The Obamas.(MM).By Mychal.The other evening on my twitter, a person asked me why I didn’t like the Obama’s? Specifically I was asked: “I have to ask, why do you hate the Obama’s? It seems personal not policy related. You even dissed their Christmas family pic.” The truth is I do not like the Obamas, what they represent, their ideology, and I certainly do not like his policies and legislation.
I’ve made no secret of my contempt for the Obamas. As I responded to the person who asked me the aforementioned question, I don’t like them because they are committed to the fundamental change of my/our country into what can only be regarded as a Communist state. I don’t hate them per definition, but I condemn them because they are the worst kind of racialists, they are elitist Leninists with contempt for traditional America.
They display disrespect for the sanctity of the office he holds, and for those who are willing to admit same Michelle Obama’s raw contempt for white America is transpicuous. I don’t like them because they comport themselves as emperor and empress. I expect, no I demand respect for the Office of President and a love of our country and her citizenry from the leader entrusted with the governance of same.
President and Mrs. Reagan displayed an unparalleled love for the country and her people. The Reagans made Americans feel good about themselves and about what we could accomplish. Could you envision President Reagan instructing his Justice Department to act like jack-booted thugs? 
Presidents are politicians and all politicians are known and pretty much expected to manipulate the truth, if not outright lie, but even using that low standard, the Obama’s have taken lies, dishonesty, deceit, mendacity, subterfuge and obfuscation to new depths.
They are verbally abusive to the citizenry and they display an animus for civility. He lied to the world about the Supreme Court in a State of the Union address. He berated and publicly insulted a sitting Congressman. He has surrounded himself with the most rabidly, radical, socialist academicians today. He has fought for abortion procedures and opposed rulings that protected women and children, that even Planned Parenthood did not seek to support. He is openly hostile to business and aggressively hostile to Israel. 
His wife treats being the First Lady, as her personal American Express Black Card (arguably the most prestigious credit card in the world). I condemn them because, as people are suffering, losing their homes, their jobs, their retirements, he and his family are arrogantly showing off their life of entitlement – as he goes about creating and fomenting class warfare. It is my intention to do all within my ability to ensure their reign is one term. 
I could go on, but let me conclude with this. I condemn in the strongest possible terms the media for refusing to investigate them as they did President Bush and President Clinton, and for refusing to label them for what they truly are. There is no scenario known to man, whereby a white president and his wife could ignore laws, flaunt their position, and lord over the people as these two are permitted out of fear for their color. As I wrote in a syndicated column titled “Nero In The White House” – “Never in my life, inside or outside of politics, have I witnessed such dishonesty in a political leader. He is the most mendacious political figure I have ever witnessed. Even by the low standards of his presidential predecessors, his narcissistic, contumacious arrogance is unequalled. Using Obama as the bar, Nero would have to be elevated to sainthood…
Many in America wanted to be proud when the first person of color was elected president, but instead, they have been witness to a congenital liar, a woman who has been ashamed of America her entire life, failed policies, intimidation and a commonality hitherto not witnessed in political leaders. He and his wife view their life at our expense as an entitlement – while America’s people go homeless, hungry and unemployed.” (; 8/8/11)

Oh, and as for it being personal, you tell me how you would feel if a senator from Illinois sent you a personally signed card, intended to intimidate you and your family. Because you had written a syndicated column titled “Darth Democrat” that was critical of him. ( 11/16/04).Read the full story here.

How best to fight Islamophobia (II) .

How best to fight Islamophobia (II).(HD).By BURAK BEKDİL.Before Turkey’s “liberal” Islamism could soften radical Islamism signs have emerged to suggest the opposite has happened. Expecting Turkey to play the role model for ‘Fortress Islam’ is like expecting the chief rabbi of Berlin to convince Adolf Hitler to give peace a chance.
In 2009, for instance, Saudi courts declined to nullify a marriage between a 6-year-old girl and a 58-year-old man. I recalled this incident when Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti, Sheik Abdul-Aziz Al al-Sheik, recently insisted that girls are ready for marriage by age 10 or 12. “Good upbringing,” the mufti reasoned, “makes a girl ready to perform all marital duties.” Dear parents; don’t panic if you spot curious Muslim men and women watching your daughters at kindergarten playgrounds: They could just be innocently looking for a suitable wife for their son.
At times when rare voices like those of prominent Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen are thriving to enhance interfaith dialogue, al-Sheik said that all churches in the Arabian Peninsula must be destroyed. How on earth should Gülen persuade the grand mufti that we no longer wish to live in times of jihad? But that’s not the only problem.
Democracy may have arrived in some parts of Islamdom but only in the shape of votes cast. Several people are under arrest in Syria, the Palestinian territories and Jordan for allegedly “insulting Islam.” Prison sentences in Kuwait and prosecutions in Tunisia on charges of blasphemous online content are in abundance. Apparently, social media has not only helped democratize the Middle East, but also boosted legal intimidation against the less faithful.
And in Turkey, an official from the Religious Affairs Directorate told Hürriyet Daily News that “evil minded and illegal actions were not permitted in Islam.” I totally understand if religions did not allow illegal activity – although this, too, can be complex. Do religious rules changes when laws change? What about evil intentions? Is demonstrating against a government an evil intention? For the government it may be, but for the opposition why should it be? Who is to judge which intention is evil?
Recently, a virtuoso pianist and composer, Fazıl Say, was investigated by prosecutors after tweeting remarks considered offensive to all three monotheistic faiths. In fact, the prosecutors must have wished to pose a fake secular posture since Say’s tweets had really joked only about Islam.
The pianist, possibly one of the 10 most widely known Turks in the world, used Twitter to question whether Islamic heaven is a brothel or a pub, citing Quranic verses that describe rivers of drinks and beautiful women for those admitted to paradise. Say was joking, but the ruling elite were not laughing. Tweeting in response to Say’s tweets, a lawmaker from the ruling Justice and Development Party, Şamil Tayyar, asked Say: “Were you born in a brothel?
But luckily there is one tiny land in the Middle East where most of that medieval understanding does not exist. It’s where Arab women have the right to vote and to be elected to public office and enjoy the same status as men; where laws prohibit polygamy, child marriage and female mutilation; where there are no incidences of honor killings. Which lucky Muslim country is that? Well, it’s not really Muslim and goes by the name Israel! (Thanks, Marc, for the inspiration.).Read the full story here.

Similar to FBI cutoff, DOJ urged to sever ties with CAIR.

Similar to FBI cutoff, DOJ urged to sever ties with CAIR.(TIP).At a May 10th House of Representatives meeting, the Department of Justice (DOJ) was urged to officially sever ties with the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), as reported by The Daily Caller.
Citing CAIR's designation as unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation (HLF) trial, The Committee Report of Fiscal Year 2012 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriates Bill urges Attorney General Eric Holder to wholly disengage with CAIR.
The section reads, "The Committee acknowledges the Attorney General's refusal to attend certain meetings knowing that CAIR officials would be present, as indicated in testimony before the Committee on February 28, 2012. The Committee understands that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has an existing policy prohibiting its employees from engaging in any formal non-investigative cooperation with CAIR. The Committee encourages the Attorney General to adopt a similar policy for all Department officials."
Passed in The U.S. House of Representatives on May 10th, the bill's Committee Report similarly echoes the FBI cutoff with CAIR in 2009, also citing CAIR's HLF involvement.
However, the FBI does not entirely adhere to this official severance of ties.
The Committee Report also advises the FBI to sever ties with other unindicted co-conspirators in terror-linked cases, "The Committee also encourages the FBI to adopt similar policies, where appropriate, with regard to other individuals and organizations identified as unindicted co-conspirators in terrorism related cases."
Both CAIR and The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) are listed on the HLF case documents of unindicted co-conspirators and/or Joint venturers.
However, the FBI still routinely meets with unindicted co-conspirators of the HLF case, specifically CAIR and ISNA.Read the full story here.

Russia Warns Kosovo Against Training Syrian Fighters.

Russia Warns Kosovo Against Training Syrian Fighters.(AW).Kosovo FM: We're Committed to Rebels.Being a Western-backed insurgency engaged in a bloody war of regime change isn’t as easy as it sounds, and hoping to get some pointers on the techniques involved. Top Syrian rebel leaders have been in Kosovo since last month, picking the brains of the former Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) forces.
That’s not sitting well at all with Russia though, with Ambassador Vitaly Churkin warning of “disturbing information” that Kosovo has been establishing growing ties with the fighters, and cautioning that it could make Kosovo a “destabilizing factor” across the region.
Kosovo, however, seems determined to be that guy, with Foreign Minister Enver Hoxhaj insisting that his country is committed to the rebels in Syria, just as they were committed to the rebels in Libya.” He denied any plans to establish full-scale training centers for rebels in Kosovo, however.Read the full story here.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

US nuclear expert: Iranian FM Salehi linked to past clandestine nuclear program.

US nuclear expert: Iranian FM Salehi linked to past clandestine nuclear program.(JPost).WASHINGTON - Communications from the 1990s suggest Iran's current foreign minister, Ali Akbar Salehi, had knowledge of a program to procure goods for an alleged clandestine nuclear program when he was head of a university, a US nuclear expert said on Tuesday. David Albright, founder of the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS), said among 1,600 telexes and other material he has obtained and is studying was a letter signed by Salehi as head of Sharif University in 1991.The letter served as an end-user guarantee to a European supplier of materials that could have a dual purpose for use in a nuclear program. Tehran-based Sharif University, however, was acting essentially as a front for Iran's military procurement network, Albright said. "Salehi knew about or was involved in efforts to create an alleged parallel military nuclear program that is of great interest to the IAEA now," Albright told Reuters, referring to the International Atomic Energy Agency, the United Nations' nuclear watchdog."And the intention of that program was probably to make nuclear weapons, including producing highly enriched uranium," Albright said. While senior IAEA officials have in the past told Reuters they suspected Salehi and Sharif University played a role in such procurement activities, the telexes appear to be the first public evidence supporting those suspicions.Hmmmm.....A Fatwa a day, makes you work,rest and play the whole world.Read the full story here.

Overnight Music Video - Eric Clapton - Tears In Heaven

Miss you my friend.

Life in Israel Amazing pics Anno 1948.

                                          This is before and after of the same place!

Jewish families waiting outside their homes to be evacuated by Arab troops. Jerusalem, Israel. June 1948.Pic by John Phillips.

 Rubble lying in the streets after Arab looting of Jewish homes. Jerusalem. June 1948.Pic by John Phillips

Life in Israel Amazing pics Anno 1948.HT: BenAtlas.




"The 'Cuckoo's egg' - Obama Drops His Name Into the Other Presidential Biographies.

"The 'Cuckoo's egg" - Obama Drops His Name Into the Other Presidential Biographies.(CM).By Seth Mandel.Many of President Obama’s fervent devotees are young enough not to have much memory of the political world before the arrival of The One. Coincidentally, Obama himself feels the same way—and the White House’s official website reflects that. The Heritage Foundation’s Rory Cooper tweeted that Obama had casually dropped his own name into Ronald Reagan’s official biography on, claiming credit for taking up the mantle of Reagan’s tax reform advocacy with his “Buffett Rule” gimmick. My first thought was, he must be joking. But he wasn’t—it turns out Obama has added bullet points bragging about his own accomplishments to the biographical sketches of every single U.S. president since Calvin Coolidge (except, for some reason, Gerald Ford). Here are a few examples.

  • In a June 28, 1985 speech Reagan called for a fairer tax code, one where a multi-millionaire did not have a lower tax rate than his secretary. Today, President Obama is calling for the same with the Buffett Rule.

I imagine Bill Clinton will be especially receptive to Obama’s habit of shoehorning himself into the limelight previously occupied by others. As you can see, the bullet points make clear that while each president has done something historic or notable, Obama is carrying forward every one of those accomplishments since Coolidge. No wonder he always seems so proud of himself.Read and see the full story here.

Alleged new Recordings of Jeremiah Wright cast doubt on Obama’s Christianity.

Alleged new Recordings of Jeremiah Wright cast doubt on Obama’s Christianity.(Shoebat).By BenBarrack.In 2008, video recordings of Jeremiah Wright’s sermons came closer than anything else to derailing Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. Now, four years later, there appears to be audio recordings of Wright that may be damaging to Obama as well. Those recordings, allegedly in the possession of author Edward Klein, consist of Wright telling Klein some unflattering things, to include charges that Obama attempted to silence Wright in 2008. One claim had to do with Obama’s Christianity. During an appearance on Sean Hannity’s radio show, Klein said that Wright wouldn’t go so far as to say he converted Obama from Islam but he came awfully close: …the Reverend Wright told me on tape, that Obama came to him and said, ‘I need some spiritual advice; I don’t know exactly who I am’ and the Reverend Wright said… ‘Well we know your Islam background… but what you need now, is some coaching on Christianity.’ And I asked the Reverend Wright ‘did you convert him from being a Muslim to being a Christian and he said, ‘well, I don’t know if I could go that far but… I made it comfortable for him to accept Christianity without having to renounce his Islamic background.’ When one converts to Christianity – from any religion – isn’t the point of doing so to renounce your previous religion? Does Islam not repudiate Christianity by denying this central component? Why is the reverse not true as well? Christianity must necessarily repudiate Islam for the same reason. If Klein’s claim is true, perhaps the best we can say about the president is that he is a ‘Chrislamist,’ which means he is not a Christian. At worst, the president is feigning Christianity for political expediency so that he can remain a Muslim. Read and see the full story here.

Hmmm......Flashback Dec 25 2010 - MFS - The Other News: "Was President Obama Baptised or not ? Is he a Christian?Obama himself writes that he was only baptised in his mid 20's !

Nobody, except Obama knows if his conversion to Christianity is real or not. Although some reports and even Obama have referred to a "baptism", there doesn't appear to be any record of a baptism.

Chicago-based journalist, broadcaster and critic Andy Martin, when asked about Obama's baptism, wrote, "I have never been able to obtain any evidence that he was baptized, although I asked for those records."

It seems that Obama's conversion occurred when he answered one of Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright's altar calls by walking down the aisle of Trinity Church to make a formal commitment of his faith.

Cathleen Falsani, religion columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, writes, "He (Obama) described his conversion experience in his mid-20s, how he walked the aisle at Trinity United Church of Christ one Sunday in a public affirmation of his private change of heart."I came to Christianity through the black church tradition where the line between evangelical and non-evangelical is completely blurred. Nobody knows exactly what it means."

Falsani warns us that Obama’s walking the aisle at Trinity is poles apart from what Christians commonly refer to as being "saved, transformed or washed in the blood." In other words, it’s not to be confused with what Jesus called being "born again." As Mr. Obama himself explains, "It wasn’t an epiphany … but just a moment to certify or publicly affirm a growing faith in me."

In another account of this event, Manya Brachear, writing in the Chicago Tribune, describes the event thusly: "When Obama sought his own church community, he felt increasingly at home at Trinity. Before leaving for Harvard Law School in 1988, he responded to one of Wright's altar calls and declared a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Falsani wonders, "What kind of faith is it that is growing in Barack Obama? Is it the historic Christian faith? Not according to the good senator, who describes his faith as: (1) Suspicious of dogma (2) Without any monopoly on the truth (3) Nontransferable to others (4) Infused with a big healthy dose of doubt, and (5) Indulgent of and compatible with all other religions."

Unlike traditional Christianity, which Mr. Obama bemoans for its "call to evangelize and proselytize," the good senator’s faith is strictly a personal and private affair. Although he has no qualms about parading it in public in hopes of bolstering his political career, he would never dream of preaching it to others in hopes of converting them to Christ.

At the core of Obama's faith -- whether lapsed Muslim, new Christian or some mixture of the two -- is African nativism and Obama's having pledged allegiance to the Black Value System raises political issues of its own.

The phrase, “having been baptized,” is apparently based on Obama’s claim about being baptized. Our major media haven’t questioned the claim.

Miller went on to say, “His baptism presents its own problems. The senior pastor at Trinity at the time of Obama’s baptism was the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., the preacher who was seen damning America on cable TV…”

Notice the formulation, “at the time of Obama’s baptism.” She carefully does not say that Wright performed the baptism. In fact, there’s no evidence it was a baptism in the traditional sense that it was performed by Wright or anybody else. It looks like Obama walked down the aisle and made a profession of faith. That is not a Christian baptism.

The Canada Free Press published a very interesting article in February by Madeline Brooks, who asked, “Where is the baptism certificate? We do not see one because there was no baptism. That central part of Christianity was not required at Obama’s former church, the Trinity United Church of Christ, during the years Obama attended…”

She cites the research of a pastor, Usama Dakdok, who had called Obama’s church to ask about membership:

“Do I have to be baptized to join the church?” asked Pastor Dakdok. “No, you don’t,” was the answer. “You can be a member without being baptized.”
“And what exactly is required to become a member?” The answer: “You attend two Sunday school classes in a row about membership, and then you walk the aisle.”

The phrase, “having been baptized,” is apparently based on Obama’s claim about being baptized. Our major media haven’t questioned the claim.

What do The Scriptures tell us about the Sacrament of Baptism?
The Necessity of Baptism:

Christ Himself ordered His disciples to preach the Gospel to all nations and to baptize those who accept the message of the Gospel. In His encounter with Nicodemus (John 3:1-21), Christ made it clear that baptism was necessary for salvation: "Amen, amen I say to thee, unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Ghost, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." For Catholics, the sacrament is not a mere formality; it is the very mark of a Christian, because it brings us into new life in Christ.

Hmmmm....Nope nothing about "“You attend two Sunday school classes in a row about membership, and then you walk the aisle.”

In other words it seems according to the description by the Scriptures of the act of Baptism Barrack Hussein Obama is not Baptised and thus still a Muslim!
I'm sure any Islamic scholar will agree that "attending two Sunday school classes in a row about membership, and then you walking the aisle" doesn't mean renouncing your Islamic Faith!

Instead of concentrating on his so called Islamic past we should concentrate on his so called Christian past !


Germans want to Check the 'fed reserve' Vaults about Their Foreign Gold Reserves.

Germans want to Check the 'fed reserve' Vaults about Their Foreign Gold Reserves.(Spiegel).A large portion of Germany's massive gold reserves are stored abroad, mainly in the Federal Reserve in New York. But are the bars really where they are supposed to be? A dispute has broken out over whether the central bank needs to check on its gold, or if Germany can trust its international partners.Germany has gold reserves of just under 3,400 tons, the second-largest reserves in the world after the United States. Much of that is in the safekeeping of central banks outside Germany, especially in the US Federal Reserve in New York. One would think that with such a valuable stash, worth around €133 billion ($170 billion), the German government would want to keep a close eye on its whereabouts. But now a bizarre dispute has broken out between different German institutions over how closely the reserves should be checked. Germany's federal audit office, the Bundesrechnungshof, which monitors the German government's financial management, is unhappy with how Germany's central bank, the Bundesbank, keeps tabs on its gold.
According to media reports, the auditors are dissatisfied with the fact that gold reserves in Frankfurt are more closely monitored than those held abroad. In Germany, spot checks are carried out to make sure that the gold bars are in the right place. But for the German gold that is stored on the Bundesbank's behalf by the US Federal Reserve in New York, the Bank of England in London and the Banque de France in France, the German central bank relies on the assurances of its foreign counterparts that the gold is where it should be.
The three foreign central banks give the Bundesbank annual statements confirming the size of the reserves, but the Germans do not usually carry out physical inspections of the bars. According to German media reports, the Bundesrechnungshof has now recommended in its confidential annual audit of the Bundesbank for 2011 that Germany's central bank check its foreign gold reserves with yearly spot checks. The Bundesbank has rejected the demand, arguing that central banks do not usually check each others' reserves. "The scope of the checks that the Bundesrechnungshof wants does not correspond to the usual practices among central banks," the Bundesbank said in a statement quoted by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper.
"There are no doubts about the integrity and the reputation of these foreign depositories."In times of uncertainty about the future of Europe's common currency, gold is a hot topic, and some Germans take a dim view of the fact that much of the country's gold -- which theoretically belongs to the people -- is held abroad. Some members of parliament have even expressed doubts as to whether the foreign gold reserves really exist. Philipp Missfelder, a member of the conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU), wanted to see the gold for himself and traveled to New York in person to inspect the holdings, according to the newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau. His trip was apparently unsuccessful, though. When he visited the Fed's safes in New York, staff were either unable or unwilling to show him exactly which bars belonged to Germany.Some Germans even want to bring the gold reserves back to Germany. An initiative called "Gold Action" is campaigning under the slogan: "Repatriate Our Gold!"Read the full 'burried treasure' story here.

Paging Dr. Doolitle - The 'Mossad zoo' first the Mossad Shark, Mossad vulture now the "Mossad Bee-eater".

Paging Dr. Doolitle - The 'Mossad zoo' first the Mossad Shark, Mossad vulture now the "Mossad Bee-eater".(YNet).Turkish authorities believe that they have found a bird used for espionage purposes by Israel, the country's media reported. According to a Tuesday report in Yedioth Ahronoth, an investigation to that effect was launched in Ankara several days ago, after a farmer discovered a dead Merops Apiaster, commonly known as the European Bee-Eater, in his field. The bird had a ring reading "Israel" on one of its legs.Bird-banding is a common practice in ornithology, meant to help scientists track bird migration routes. The band, however, was not the most damning piece of evidence against the bee-eater: Its nostrils were. The bird-beak in question reportedly sported "unusually large nostrils," which – combined with the identification ring – raised suspicions that the bird was "implanted with a surveillance device" and that it arrived in Turkey as part of an espionage mission. The bird's remains were originally handed over to the Turkish Agriculture Ministry, which then turned in over to Ankara's security services. News of the "spy bird" spread quickly within Turkey's ornithological community, and Israeli ornithologists soon got word of it as well. The Society for Protection of Nature in Israel was alerted and was able to confirm that the bird was banded about four years ago, as a matter of routine, Yoav Pearlman, of the Israeli Birdwatching Center, explained that Israel's north is home to a large bee-eater population, and that many more use Israel as a stop in their migration route, which includes Turkey, southern Europe and Russia. "The Turkish authorities can rest easy – it's not a spy," Pearlman said. Israeli wildlife officials said that this was not the first time that Israeli birds landing in Arab countries as part of their migration were "detained" for alleged espionage. Such birds, they added, usually disappear.Read the full story here.

Mossad Vulture

Mossad Shark 

Iran - Alcohol consumption in Tehran is “worrying”, official.

Iran - Alcohol consumption in Tehran is “worrying”, official.(AA).Alcohol consumption in Tehran, banned since the Islamic revolution, has become “alarming”, according to deputy health minister, Bagher Larijani, quoted Tuesday by the Iranian media. “We sometimes receive quite disturbing reports from hospitals and doctors concerning the consumption of alcohol in (popular) neighborhoods south of Tehran,” said Larijani, adding that alcohol consumption was also “high” in some other “parts of the country”. He stressed the need “to pay more attention” in the current times to the problem of alcohol than to diseases like “diabetes, heart illnesses and vascular problems.” Since the 1979 Islamic revolution, the sale and consumption of alcohol is prohibited in Iran, except for the Christian minorities. But alcoholic consumption seemed to increase in recent years, despite the severe penalties against the production, consumption and trafficking of alcohol. According to official figures, 60 to 80 million liters of smuggled alcohol enter the country each year of which only 20 million liters are seized by the police. A representative of the “anti-trafficking” movement estimated the market of alcohol at $ 730 million per year in early 2011. Police Chief, General Esmail Ahmadi Moghadam, recently said that the country counts some “200,000 alcoholic cases” and that 80% of the smuggled alcohol enters to Iran from the Iraqi Kurdistan.Iranian police has set this year breath testing to detect motorists driving while intoxicated. Offenders are liable to a fine of 2 million rials (120 dollars), confiscation of driver’s license and prosecution.Read the full story here.
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