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Monday, June 4, 2012

SAS troops, MI6 agents and Americans would set up camps along Syria’s borders with Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon.

SAS troops, MI6 agents and Americans would set up camps along Syria’s borders with Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon.(PressTV).According to a report published in Daily Star, British Special Forces would set up camps along Syria’s borders with Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon and that Special Air Service (SAS) troops and MI6 agents will help the rebels if civil war breaks out in the country. They also have ­hi-tech satellite computers and radios that can instantly send back photos and details of events unfolding in Syria. ”There are guys in the communications unit who are signalers that can go right up front and get ­involved in close-quarter fighting,” Daily Star quoted a senior Whitehall source as saying.
The British troops would be part of an international force ­including French and Turkish soldiers and possibly Americans. A senior Whitehall source said that London is preparing for the move with the full knowledge that setting up camps inside Syria would be an invasion of the country. The camps are expected to be set up around areas that are easily ­accessible and even within walking distance of trouble spots. Among them is Krak des ­Chevaliers, a medieval castle about 25 miles west of Homs close to the Lebanon border, Al-Suwayda, near the border with Jordan and Jisr al-Shughour near the Turkish border.
The British claim that Syrian forces would not dare to come that close to the border. Israeli intelligence news agency, Debkafile, had earlier reported that British troops are already in Syria leading armed groups in the crisis-hit city of Homs and that the MI6 has established four centers of operation in the city. Syria has been experiencing unrest since mid-March 2011 and many people, including hundreds of security forces, have been killed in the country over the past 15 months. While the West and the Syrian opposition say the government is responsible for the killings, Damascus blames “outlaws, saboteurs and armed terrorist groups” for the unrest, insisting that it is being orchestrated from abroad.Read the full story here.

The Vetting - Senator Barack Obama Attended Bill Ayers Barbecue, July 4, 2005.

The Vetting - Senator Barack Obama Attended Bill Ayers Barbecue, July 4, 2005.(BreitBart).As a presidential candidate in 2008, Barack Obama disavowed any connection with former domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, the Weather Underground radical who was one of Obama's early backers and his colleague on the board of the Woods Fund in Chicago.
We now have proof that Obama's association with Ayers continued even after Obama had been elected to represent Illinois in the U.S. Senate--in the form of a now-scrubbed blog post placing Obama at the home of Ayers and his wife, fellow radical Bernardine Dohrn, on July 4, 2005. Dr. Tom Perrin, Assistant Professor of English at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama, was a graduate student at the University of Chicago at the time, and maintained a blog called "Rambling Thomas." He lived next door to Ayers and Dohrn in Hyde Park. He wrote at 8:44 a.m. on July 6, 2005: Guess what? I spent the 4th of July evening with star Democrat Barack Obama! Actually, that's a lie. Obama was at a barbecue at the house next door (given by a law professor who is a former member of the Weather Underground) and we saw him over the fence at our barbecue. Well, the others did. It had started raining and he had gone inside be the time I got there. Nevertheless.Hmmmm........."The Osawatomie coincidence" was a giveaway!Read the full story here.

Overnight Music Video - Paint it Black - Vietnam War

Israel preparing to Stop Syria’s chemical weapons from spreading.

Israel preparing to Stop Syria’s chemical weapons from spreading.(JPost).HT: IsraelMatzav.When considering the potential fallout from Bashar Assad’s downfall, at the top of Israel’s list of concerns is the possibility that Syria’s chemical weapons will fall into rogue hands, possibly al-Qaida or even Hezbollah. That is why – depending on developments in Syria – the day may come soon when Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will need to make a critical decision if presented with intelligence that the weapons are on the verge of proliferating. Started in the mid-1970s, Syria’s chemical weapons program is run by the Scientific Studies and Research Center and includes the industrial production of Sarin and VX nerve agents as well as mustard gas, all deployable in warheads that can be carried by its operational Scud missiles. As a result, it is likely that Israel, like other Western countries, is considering its options to stop the potential proliferation. This dilemma was articulated last week by OC Northern Command Maj.-Gen. Yair Golan, who said in a speech at Bar-Ilan University that the government would need to consider attacking convoys carrying sophisticated and advanced Syrian weaponry if they are detected ahead of time. “Would it be wise to intercept such a transfer or would this be nonsense?” Golan asked, presenting the dilemma. Israel’s options vary.
One possibility could potentially be to attack convoys of chemical weapons or bases where the weapons are stored from the air. While this would be seen as an act of aggression by Israel, if done in the twilight of Assad’s regime, the chances that it would spark an all-out war would be slim. Israel is however not the only country that is likely considering such scenarios.
The United States has reportedly been leading talks with a number of countries to prepare for the day after Assad falls. Earlier this month, the US and Jordan held a large multinational military exercise, which reportedly included drills aimed at preparing forces for such operations. “This is a major concern for the IDF which is seriously looking at the threat and considering a variety of scenarios,” a senior defense official explained. Concern is also growing within Israel over the possibility that Syrian nationals will rush the border in the Golan Heights in an attempt to escape Assad’s continued violent crackdown. 
Israel is concerned with two scenarios – firstly that Syrian civilians from cities like Hama or Houla, which have seen some of the worst fighting in recent weeks, would rush the border. The other scenario is that following Assad’s downfall, his former loyalists – mostly of Alawite origin – will also try fleeing to Israel to escape possible retaliation. A senior IDF officer said over the weekend that the military has obtained video recordings of the violence in Syria from villages and cities “close to the border with Israel.”Read the full story here.

Video - Free Speech? Think again....The Forbidden History of Unpopular People.

HT: TundraTabloids.

"Canadian Psycho" Luka Rocco Magnotta arrested in Berlin: 'How to get caught in Four days.

"Canadian Psycho" Luka Rocco Magnotta arrested in Berlin: 'How to get caught in Four days.(VS).A man dubbed the “Canadian Psycho,” who is suspected of killing and filming the dismemberment of his boyfriend, was arrested in Berlin on Monday, according to a media report. Mass-circulation daily Bild reported that Luka Rocco Magnotta, a 29-year-old former Canadian gay porn star, was picked up by authorities in an Internet cafe in Neukoelln, a working-class district of Berlin. Dismembered parts of the student, Jun Lin, who was killed on the night of May 24 in Montreal, were sent by mail to Conservative and Liberal party offices in Ottawa. A snuff video of the killing has also gone viral. Surveillance efforts at airports and train stations in France has multiplied to try to ensure the erstwhile model, stripper, gay prostitute and transsexual crossdresser — whose original name when he grew up in the Toronto suburb of Scarborough was Eric Clinton Newman and has also gone by the alias Vladimir Romanov — does not elude a police dragnet. He is believed to have arrived in Paris on an Air Canada flight from Montreal on May 26. There were no new reports of Magnotta's whereabouts on Sunday, but police warned the public he was considered "extremely dangerous" and arresting him was "a delicate matter." Le Figaro described "all the police of France" as being "terrified" of him. The same newspaper said in Monday's editions that Magnotta spent two nights last week at the Studio-Batignolles, a cheap hotel in the the rather privileged and wealthy 17th arrondissement. Curtains were drawn at Le Petit Batignolles, but the manager of the nearby bar had earlier been quoted as saying Magnotta had had a Coca-Cola just before 3 a.m. on Friday morning, that police had taken away an empty bottle that he may have used to check for the alleged killer's fingerprints and DNA and were also studying security videos. Officials had also seized pornographic magazines and an Air Canada "vomit bag" from the room where he had stayed. Read the full story here, more here and  here.
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Video - 'Baloney' Mason Rips Obama: ‘I Might Know A Lot About Pastrami, Too’.

Video - 'Baloney' Mason Rips Obama: ‘I Might Know A Lot About Pastrami, Too’.(WND).Classic comedian Jackie Mason ripped President Obama’s reported remarks that he “probably knows about Judaism more than any other president, because he read about it.” Obama reportedly made the statement in a meeting last week with about 20 conservative Jewish community leaders. Mason, who bills himself as the “Ultimate Jew,” sounded off about Obama’s Judaism claim in an interview today on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio” on New York’s WABC Radio. Stated Mason: “Let’s say I know more about murderers than anybody in the world. Does that make me sympathetic to murderers because I know more about them than anybody else? “If you live in New York, you know more about muggers and killers and degenerates and pimps at hookers,” Mason continued. “Does that mean that you are on their side just because you know about it?” Mason asserted “What he knows about Judaism means nothing compared to what he feels about Judaism. That’s the question. I might know a lot about pastrami. That doesn’t mean that I have the right to neglect the fact that it’s bad for you.
The funny man also took aim at Obama’s Christianity during the segment with Klein, speaking tongue-in-cheek: “And he also knows more about the Palestinians than the Jews. Because everybody knows he was raised as a Muslim and his conversion to Christianity was a very slow process. It was only when he started thinking about the political career he might have in America and he was thinking about his future that he became more and more of a Christian. As he found out a job was opening in Chicago, he became more of a Christian. And when a job was opening in the United States Senate, he became a complete Christian, and now he is the most devoted Christian of all time.” The full interview, including Mason’s comments about Obama’s “evolving” positions on hot-button issues and boast of killing Osama bin Laden, can be heard here.

Video - Bilderberg group 'Depressed, outraged and angry about liberty movement in the U.S.' hope to see Ron Paul die.

IAEA Says To Meet With Iran Over Access To Parchin Site, Iran says the site is not linked to its nuclear program and so it is not obliged to allow inspections.

IAEA Says To Meet With Iran Over Access To Parchin Site, Iran says the site is not linked to its nuclear program and so it is not obliged to allow inspections.(RFErl).VIENNA -- The United Nations nuclear watchdog and Iran will meet on June 8, as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) seeks to secure access to investigate activities at Iran's Parchin military site. IAEA chief Yukiya Amano, announcing the meeting on June 4 in Vienna, urged Iran to provide "early access" to Parchin, where research linked to nuclear weapons is suspected of having been carried out. The Islamic republic denies performing any work related to atomic weapons. The IAEA has cited new satellite images it says suggest "extensive activities" at Parchin, including the razing of two buildings, in what experts say could be signs of a clean-up following explosives tests. The nuclear watchdog has been seeking access to Parchin for months, but so far has been denied by Tehran. Iran says the site is not linked to its nuclear program and so it is not obliged to allow inspections.Read the full story here.

Video - Muslim Native Americans before Europeans, Cortez discovered Mexico City was full of mosques.

Extremely Graphic Video: Muslims Slaughter "Apostate" in Tunisia.

Extremely Graphic Video: Muslims Slaughter "Apostate" in Tunisia.(GI).Liberal talk show host Tawfiq Okasha recently appeared on "Egypt Today," airing a video of Muslims slicing off a young man's head off for the crime of apostasy -- in this instance, the crime of converting to Christianity and refusing to renounce it. The video—be warned, it is immensely graphic—can be seen here (the actual execution appears from minute 1:13-4:00). For those who prefer not to view it, a summary follows:
A young man appears held down by masked men. His head is pulled back, with a knife to his throat. He does not struggle and appears resigned to his fate. Speaking in Arabic, the background speaker, or "narrator," chants a number of Muslim prayers and supplications, mostly condemning Christianity, which, because of the Trinity, is referred to as a polytheistic faith: "Let Allah be avenged on the polytheist apostate";
"Allah empower your religion, make it victorious against the polytheists"; "Allah, defeat the infidels at the hands of the Muslims," and "There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger."
Then, to cries of "Allahu Akbar!"— Allah is greater!"—the masked man holding the knife to the apostate's throat begins to slice away, severing the head completely after approximately one minute of graphic knife-carving, as the victim drowns in blood. Finally, the severed head is held aloft to more Islamic slogans of victory.
Visibly distraught, Tawfiq Okasha, the host, asks: "Is this Islam? Does Islam call for this? How is Islam related to this matter?...These are the images that are disseminated throughout the electronic media in Europe and America…. Can you imagine?" Then, in reference to Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and Salafis, whose political influence has grown tremendously, he asks, "How are such people supposed to govern?"
Finally, a word on the "prayers" or supplications to Allah made by the Muslim executioners in the video: these are standard and formulaic. In other words, these are not just masked, anonymous butchers who pray to Allah as they engage in acts of cutting throats and holding up heads, these are top-ranking Muslim leaders, who appear regularly on TV, who invoke such hate-filled prayers.
 "Is this Islam?" You decide.Read the full story here.
Raymond Ibrahim is an Associate Fellow at the Middle East Forum and a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.

Saudi religious police chief cries: “Don’t use violence against citizens and always smile at them”.

Saudi religious police chief cries:“Don’t use violence against citizens and always smile at them”.(E24/7).Weeping during a meeting with his juniors, the head of Saudi Arabia’s feared religious police warned members against using violence against citizens and urged them to smile whenever possible. Sheikh Abdul Latif al Shaikh, director of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, said he had been instructed by King Abdullah to treat people nicely when he was named to the post a few months ago. Al Shaikh’s call follows widespread public criticism against the Commission over the use of violence by its members against people while enforcing Islamic law in the largest Arab economy and world’s dominant oil power. He acknowledged that some Commission police men commit mistakes but added:”We are human beings not angels…those who say we do not make mistakes are wrong…we make mistakes and we apologize.” “I call on all members to break the barrier of fear and hostility with the citizens and to set up a good relationship with nationals and expatriates…smile should be the slogan of all Commission members, who should try to advise offenders and prevent them from committing sins without the need to resort to violence.” During the meeting with Commission office heads in Riyadh, he said any member who hurts citizens “would have no room in the Commission.”“We should not boast about using repression against the people we should always be tolerant…I have heard about a member who boasted that he arrested 15 women in one day….I wonder how he did this….did he have a bus? be honest, I am not pleased by the arrest of any one because I will be happy only when a case is tackled on the spot.” The Arabic language daily Aleqtisadiah, which reported Al Shaikh’s comments, said he could not stop crying when he recalled his meeting with King Abdullah.Read the full story here.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Overnight Music Video - Fever - Peggy Lee

"Sanctions That Benefit" - Obama's BFF Erdogan's Turkey their gold imports jump by 150 pct in May

"Sanctions That Benefit" - Obama's BFF Erdogan's Turkey their gold imports jump by 150 pct in May.(HD).Turkish gold imports leapt by 150 percent in May due to unrelenting demand from sanctions-strapped Iran, where buyers are increasingly choosing to keep savings in the precious metal rather than paper currency. Turkey has imported 19.47 tons of gold in May, up from 7.78 tons in April, according to data released by the Istanbul Gold Exchange. Some of the increase was also attributable to the onset of the wedding season and regional tensions related to the 14-month-old uprising in neighboring Syria. But export data released a day earlier showed Iranian buying from Turkish gold traders has been the crucial factor. Sanctions to force Iran to curb its nuclear programme have targeted its energy and banking sectors and new measures from both the United States and European Union take effect in July, The sanctions have made neighboring Turkey an ever more important channel for the Islamic republic. Gökhan Aksu, vice president of Istanbul Gold Refinery, suspected Iran was seeking to hold some of its oil revenues in gold, while ordinary Iranians sought a safer asset as the rial currency was losing value and access to foreign currency was being choked off by the Western sanctions. “Iran needs to employ its resources coming from oil exports,” Aksu said. “They also have problems such as embargoes and the depreciation of the rial.” Foreign trade data showed Turkey earned $1.27 billion from exports of 23.9 tons of gold in April, dwarfing the $75.4 million earned from sales of 1.65 tons last year. Some 95 percent of the total gold exports went to Iran in April.Hmmmm.....Turkish gold sales to Iran in March soared over 30 times.Read the full story here.

New minority label at CUNY: ‘Jewish’.

New minority label at CUNY: ‘Jewish’.(NYP).Something isn’t kosher about a CUNY scheme to single out Jews, angry professors charge. Touting a move to make its faculty more diverse, CUNY administrators have broken out Jews into a separate minority group: “White/Jewish.” CUNY insists “some faculty” want the label, instead of being lumped in as just white. But the theistic tag has outraged both Jewish and non-Jewish professors, and sparked a furor. “This is, as far as I know, the first time a religion has been introduced into any affirmative-action document,” said David Gordon, a history professor at Bronx Community College and the Graduate Center. “What would the response be to a category ‘White/Methodist?’ Silly? Irrelevant?”“It’s an insult and idiotic,” said Hershey Friedman, deputy chairman of the Finance and Business Management Department at Brooklyn College. “Most Jews are brown-skinned. We also have black Jews and Asian Jews. Once you mix religion with race you’re opening a Pandora’s box — and you look stupid.” The new White/Jewish category is discussed in a report on CUNY’s Diversity Action Plan, issued last month by CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein. The plan is aimed at boosting the recruitment and inclusion of minorities.Assemblyman Dov Hikind, who last week called on the state attorney general to investigate complaints of anti-Semitism in hiring at Brooklyn College, called the new Jewish category “abhorrent.” An Irish-Catholic professor at Lehman College quipped: “I can get yellow stars to put on my colleagues’ arms,” referring to the badges that Jews were forced to wear in Nazi-occupied Europe.Hmmmm......Read the full story here.

Iran backs Iraq’s Shi'a Muslim Thamir Ghadhban to head OPEC, Shahristani says.

Iran backs Iraq’s Shi'a Muslim Thamir Ghadhban to head OPEC, Shahristani says.(TAZ).Iran backs the Iraqi government's candidate for the post of OPEC secretary-general, said Hussain al-Shahristani, Iraq's deputy prime minister for energy affairs, Bloomberg reported. Iranian Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi expressed his country's support for former Iraqi Oil Minister Thamir Ghadhban during talks in Baghdad today, Shahristani said in an e-mailed statement. Qasemi also discussed with Shahristani ways of boosting cooperation between the neighboring countries in the field of energy, by exchanging expertise and encouraging Iranian companies to invest in Iraq, Shahristani said. Iraq's Cabinet nominated Ghadhban, 67, to the post of secretary-general of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries on March 6, competing against a candidate from Saudi Arabia, OPEC's de facto leader. Ghadhban is currently a top adviser to the Iraqi prime minister. He was oil minister in 2004 and 2005, after the U.S.-led invasion ousted Saddam Hussein. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki maintains close ties with the leadership in neighboring Iran which has tense relations with other Gulf neighbors including Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest crude exporter, nominated Majid al-Moneef, its OPEC governor, as head of the producer group, a person with knowledge of the matter said Feb. 1. Ecuador, OPEC's smallest producer, nominated Oil Minister Wilson Pastor, a person with knowledge of the matter said May 31. OPEC's current secretary-general, Abdalla el-Badri of Libya, will complete his second three-year term at the end of this year. OPEC ministers will probably consider the nominations at their June 14 meeting at the organization's Vienna headquarters. OPEC's members are Algeria, Angola, Ecuador, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Venezuela.Hmmmm.......Obama's and Ahmadinejad choice?Read the full story here.

Support Fazil Say.Tell Obama's BFF that The right to freedom of speech is recognized as a human right.

Support Fazil Say.Tell Obama's BFF that The right to freedom of speech is recognized as a human right under Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.(SFS).HT: IsraelMatzav.This campaign has been created to support an internationally known Turkish pianist and composer who has been charged with insulting Islamic religious values in comments he made on Twitter. A court in Istanbul today approved charges against Fazil Say, who has played piano with the New York Philharmonic, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, National Orchestra of France, and Tokyo Symphony. Mr Say has served as a culture ambassador for the European Union. The trial will be held on October 18. He could face one and a half years in prison if he is convicted. Our aim is to take a global attention to this inconvenient situation and bring people together to stop the lack of “Freedom of Expression”.Sign the petition here.

The Guardian’s ridiculous claim of 75% Arctic sea ice loss in 30 years – patently false.

The Guardian’s ridiculous claim of 75% Arctic sea ice loss in 30 years – patently false.(WUWT).Reposted from “Haunting the Library” (well worth a bookmark), another clueless journalist combined with an artist/activist makes The Guardian look pretty darned stupid. Five minutes or less of checking would have prevented this blunder.
Guardian Goes “Full Stupid” on Arctic Ice, Contradicts Itself.
The Guardian managed to outdo itself in it’s latest foray into global warming, claiming that Arctic sea ice has declined by three quarters in the last three decades. In a series of “factoids” following an interview with pop celebrity and latest Greenpeace spokesperson for the Arctic ice, Jarvis Cocker, Lucy Seigle, the Guardian’s environment reporter, informed readers that:
Of the Arctic sea ice, 75% has been lost over the past 30 years. Last year saw sea-ice levels plummet to the second-lowest since records began. It is estimated that the North Pole could be ice-free in the summer within the next 10-20 years.
The Guardian. Jarvis Cocker: The Iceman Cometh.
However, the problem with this was not just it’s total departure from both reality and common sense, but the fact that an article in the Guardian only a couple of weeks beforehand had pointed out that this simply isn’t the case.
Quoting the Met Office’s Chief Scientist, Julia Sligo, the article noted that such claims were simply “not credible” -
She also said that suggestions the volume of sea ice had already declined by 75% already were not credible. “We know there is something [happening on the thinning of sea ice] but it’s not as dramatic as those numbers suggest.
The problem, she explained, was that researchers did not know the thickness of Arctic sea ice with any confidence.
The Guardian. Met Office: Arctic Sea Ice Loss Linked to Drier, Colder UK Winters.
In fact, as the NSIDC points out, the extent of Arctic sea ice is very close to the average for the last three decades, not down by 75% as The Guardian’s environment reporter seems to be confused about:
Overview of Conditions
Arctic sea ice extent in April 2012 averaged 14.73 million square kilometers (5.69 million square miles). Because of the very slow rate of ice loss through the last half of March and the first three weeks of April, ice extent averaged for April ranked close to average out of 34 years of satellite data.
NSIDC: Arctic Sea Ice Extent Reaches Near Average in April.
Someone should really help them out over at the Guardian’s environment section. Do you have an hour or two to spare, some basic common sense, plenty of paper and some crayons?
I’ve extended that graph of Gleick’s down to the zero line, and annotated the 1980 and 2010 year values and the 75% loss of 1980 value line (3.125) for reference. As you can see, there’s a loooonnnng way to go from 12.5 million square kilometers in 1980 to 3.125 million square kilometers in 2010 to make a 75% loss in 30 years.

The Guardian is only off by 7.675 million square kilometers…close enough for journo work I suppose.Read the full story here.

Video - "Women Rights and Islam" - 'Men get 72 beautiful virgins in Paradise, women are stuck with their 'old hubby'.

Video - "Truth Doesn't count in Obama Land" Elizabeth Warren: I Would Be Massachusetts’ First Native American Senator.

Israel Discovers New Giant Off-Shore Oil and Gas Field.

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Israel Discovers New Giant Off-Shore Oil and Gas Field.(INN).An Israel energy company announced Sunday it has discovered an off-shore energy field that may even surpass previous finds in terms of the possibilities of developing commercial grade oil. Israel Opportunity Energy Resources LP announced that its Pelagic licenses indicate 6.7 trillion cubic feet (TCF) of gas and 1.4 billion barrels of oil. By comparison, the previously announced Tamar and Leviathan off-shore fields contain an estimated 9 and 17 TCF of natural gas. The amount of commercial oil, if any, has not been finalized, but estimates of possible oil in the Leviathan field have been downsized to 600 million barrels. Discoveries of oil and gas have made outdated the old joke that Moses took the wrong turn from Egypt, leading Israel to sand and leaving oil for the Arabs. After being chased by Pharaoh to the edge of the “Sea of Reeds,” which often if not correctly is called the Red Sea, Moses asked Heaven to save them, and He replied to step into the sea, which then was split by winds, allowing the Jews to cross and then burying the army of Pharaoh when it followed. Stepping into the sea now can be seen in retrospect as a sign of the treasures buried under the sea. “The quantity of gas discovered in the licenses, and the high probabilities, make it the third largest offshore discovery to date,” according to Israel Opportunity chairman Ronny Halman, quoted by Globes. He added, ”This quantity guarantees Israel's energy future for decades, and makes it possible to export Israeli gas, and boost the state's revenues without worrying about gas reserves for domestic consumption."The new discoveries make it more certain of a virtual revolution in the Israeli economy, with anticipation that Israel will be energy self-sufficient in three years and soon after will be able to export gas and possibly even oil.Read the full story here.

"CHANGE & Redistributing wealth" America Lost 129,000 Millionaires in 2011.

"CHANGE and Redistributing wealth" America Lost 129,000 Millionaires in 2011.(CNBC).America’s millionaire population declined last year for the first time since the financial crisis, according to a new report. The population of U.S. millionaire households (households with investible assets of $1 million or more) fell to 5,134,000 from 5,263,000 in 2011, according to The Boston Consulting Group’s Global Wealth study. Total private wealth in North America fell by 0.9 percent, to $38 trillion.
The ultra-rich were the largest losers in dollar terms. Households in North America with investible assets of more than $100 million saw their wealth decline 2.4 percent. Their population declined slightly to 2,928 from 2,989. The main reason for all this wealth loss? Stocks. With the wealthy today increasingly dependent on stocks for wealth, last year’s stalled stock market shrunk the population of millionaires and nicked the fortunes of existing millionaires. According to BCG, the amount of wealth held in equities declined 3.6 percent last year. Globally, the picture looked a little brighter. Virtually all of the growth in global millionaires came from emerging markets last year. While the United States lost nearly 130,000 millionaires, the rest of the world added 175,000 millionaires. (Hellooooo?They don't use stock markets?)There are now 12.6 million millionaire households globally, according to BCG. The country with the highest “millionaire density” - proportion of population who are millionaires - was Singapore. More than 17 percent of Singapore’s households are millionaires. While 2011 saw declines in U.S. millionaires, the future looks brighter, BCG said. They expect wealth held by millionaires globally to grow at around six percent a year in Asia-Pacific. “We are in a two-speed world,” said the report. “All of the growth is being driven by developing markets.”Hmmmm.....Obama: "All the Choices We've Made Have Been the Right Ones".Read the full story here.

"War on Christianity" - 15 killed and dozens wounded in Nigerian church attack.

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"War on Christianity" - 15 killed and dozens wounded in Nigerian church attack.(Telegraph). The bomber targeted the Living Faith church, in a neighbourhood near the airport in Bauchi, the capital of northern Bauchi state. The timed blast caught many people outside the church without any cover to protect themselves from the explosion, causing heavy casualties, witnesses said. At least eight people were killed in the blast, as well as the bomber, Bauchi state police commissioner Mohammed Ladan said. He said security personnel stationed near the churches stopped the car from getting any closer to worshippers than it did. More than 40 people suffered injuries in the blast, the Nigerian Red Cross said. The powerful blast from the car destroyed part of the Harvest Field Church, sending walls of the building crashing down on worshippers still inside. Others suffered burns in the blast. The death toll from the blast could rise. Police and soldiers surrounded the church immediately after the explosion, stopping emergency workers from going inside to collect the corpses of those killed. Witnesses who left the church after the blast said they saw as many as 10 dead.A spokesman for Nigeria's Federal Emergency Management Agency confirmed the explosion, but gave no details. Police officials could not be immediately reached for comment. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, though the blast comes as Nigeria faces a growing wave of sectarian violence carried out by a radical Islamist sect known as Boko Haram. Boko Haram, whose name means "Western education is sacrilege" in the Hausa language of Nigeria's Muslim north, has been blamed for killing more than 530 people this year alone. The sect's targets have included churches, often attacked by suicide car bombers.Read the full story here.

"TRANSPARENCY" Commander-in-chief leaks secrets in real time.

"TRANSPARENCY" Commander-in-chief leaks secrets in real time.(NYPost).By Michael Goodwin. ...The Allies broke German military codes in World War II, but it remained secret until the 1970s. Now our president leaks secrets in real time. The Times says the virus program, code named Olympic Games, started under President George W. Bush and was an effort to stop Iran from getting the bomb. While Bush “had little credibility,” the Times says, Obama “concluded that when it came to stopping Iran, the United States had no other choice.” See, when Bush does it, it’s bad; when Obama does it, it’s good. Give the Times a gold star for its campaign contribution. 
The paper also hinted that one or more Iranian technicians helped introduce the virus into the computers. I asked Rep. Pete King, the GOP chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, if he saw anything wrong with the leaks. King had plenty to say: “It’s a pattern that goes back two years, starting with the Times Square bomber, where somebody in the federal government, probably the FBI, leaked his name before he was captured. That’s why he tried to leave the country — he knew they were on to him. “They did it with the movie about Osama bin Laden, leaking all kinds of operational details that are supposed to remain secret and setting up the producer with a member of the SEALs. They mentioned we had DNA, which is how the Pakistanis focused on the doctor they arrested. “And now this. It’s like two press releases coming from the Oval Office. It’s unheard of. It puts our people at risk and gives information to the enemy. And it gives our allies a reason not to work with us because what they do might show up on the front page of The New York Times.” ... Obama has a pattern of self aggrandizement while at the same time avoiding responsibility for things that go wrong. Our military and intelligence agencies are still doing a good job, so Obama tries to take credit for their accomplishments while blaming the economic results on everyone but himself and his policies. It shows a level of immaturity that is shocking for someone elected to be President. Putting our national security secrets on the front page of the NY Times is not leadership. It is irresponsible.Read the full story here.

How low has America sunk? Canada quits UN agency over monster Mugabe appointment, Obama admin silent.

How low has America sunk? Canada quits UN agency over monster Mugabe appointment, Obama admin silent.(AS).Remember when America was the world leader? Remember when it was America who would not sit idly by when outrageous evils were sanctioned by the collective negation of humanity (the UN)? How low America has sunk under the fraud.Even the pathologically leftist NY Times has said that Mugabe should be tried for war crimes.
And this just last week: President Robert Mugabe and his henchmen are accused of crimes against humanity, a British newspaper reported on Saturday, for among other things, "slowly hacking off the limbs and pulling out the teeth with pliers of his opposition's supporters. He had 'enjoyed' torturing victims."
And the UN appoints Mugabe special toursim ambassador where? Hades? And Obama stood by. Silence is sanction. You could just vomit at how third world we are under Obama. And the media says nothing.
Candidate Itamar Gelbman is right, "defund the UN."

Kudos to Harper's Canada, whose brave and righteous leadership once again shames America, but gives freedom lovers hope that all is not lost.
"Canada quits UN agency over Mugabe appointment". Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird told the Commons Thursday the appointment of Mugabe as an international tourism ambassador was what led to the withdrawal. The UN body, however, dismissed that reasoning, pointing out that it doesn't actually have an ambassadorial program. The UNWTO said it gave an Open Letter on Travel and Tourism to the presidents of Zimbabwe and Zambia on May 29, in recognition of a tripartite agreement with both countries on the hosting of the 20th Session of the UN General Assembly in Victoria Falls, which straddles the borders of both countries. The agency added that the same letter had been given to leaders of other countries around the world. "The receiving of the Open Letter implies no legal commitment or official title attribution to the country or the recipient," the agency said in a statement. But the mere recognition of Mugabe at a UN event was enough for Baird, who called it the "last straw" for Canada's participation in the UNWTO, the minister's spokesman said. "After (minister Baird) heard that (Mugabe) was honoured at an event, after he was invited to join this global leaders group, he signed the Order in Council almost immediately," said Joseph Lavoie. Canada had already signalled a year ago, by giving formal notice, that it intended to withdraw from the UNWTO. But an Order in Council is required to formalize any such notice period. "They were legitimizing him by enlisting Mugabe to promote tourism," Lavoie said.Mugabe is currently under a United States and European Union travel ban because of human rights abuses in his own country.Hmmm.....Canada the new leader in the world for defending Human rights and Justice.Read the full story here.

"CHANGE?" - U.S. Democrat candidate: Don’t Vote For The Jew!

"CHANGE?" - U.S. Democrat candidate: Don’t Vote For The Jew!(MNB).By Findalis.Is the words on this campaign poster against Rep. Steve Rothman in the upcoming Democratic Primary. The latest tactic in campaigning. Now it is outright anti-Semitism. A Democratic primary race in northern New Jersey has devolved into a highly competitive proxy war over Israel, pitting the state’s pro-Israel community against a growing constituency of Arab voters who have accused a sitting congressman of putting Israel’s interests before America’s. As the race between Democratic Reps. Steve Rothman and Bill Pascrell nears its Tuesday finish, veteran political observers on the ground have expressed concern at the way the battle between the two veteran lawmakers has transformed into a troubling ethnic brawl. “One side says, ‘We want this Jew out of office’ and, frankly, it’s pretty unsettling,” Ben Chouake, president of NORPAC, a pro-Israel political action committee based in Englewood Cliffs, told the Free Beacon.
“They emphasized [Rothman] is a Jewish congressman.” Others say they simply cannot recall a congressional race becoming a referendum on a candidate’s religion. “For the first time in recent American political history, we are witnessing a proxy battle between supporters and detractors of Israel, and it’s playing out in the Ninth District of New Jersey,” said one veteran campaign strategist who is knowledgeable about the district.
The race took an unprecedented turn on Monday when an Arabic campaign poster (see above) supporting Pascrell surfaced. It urged the “Arab diaspora community” to “elect the friend of the Arabs” and billed the race as “the most important election in the history of the [Arab] community,” according to a WFB translation of the sign. “I don’t read Arabic well, but I am pretty sure that the pro-Pascrell posters that have appeared across the district are not calling to elect the candidate who supports a strong relationship between America and the only democracy in the Middle East, one which is rooted in progressive Western values—women’s rights, gay rights, tolerance, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, etc.,” said Josh Block, a Democratic strategist and former spokesman for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. Observers such as Susan Rosenbluth, publisher of the New Jersey-based Jewish Voice and Opinion, say the race took an anti-Semitic turn in late February, when a prominent Arab supporter of Pascrell accused the state’s Jewish voters of being more loyal to Israel than America.Hmmmm.......Obama "There's no stronger ally to Israel than me.".....yup it's pretty obvious.Read the full story here.

Egypt’s top prosecutor to appeal Mubarak verdict amid public outrage

                                                            Who needs enemies?

Egypt’s top prosecutor to appeal Mubarak verdict amid public outrage.(AA).Egypt’s state prosecutor will appeal the verdict in Hosni Mubarak’s trial, which acquitted the former leader and his two sons on corruption charges and cleared senior police officers of complicity in killing protesters during last year’s uprising, an official told the Associated Press on Sunday. The prosecutor must appeal the entire verdict, which also included convictions and life sentences for Mubarak and his former security chief for failing to stop the killing of protesters in the uprising that ousted him. Six top police commanders, who faced the same charge of complicity in killing protesters, were acquitted for what the judge said was lack of concrete evidence. The official spoke Sunday on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to media. Mubarak, the only autocrat toppled in the Arab Spring to be put in the dock, could have been sent to the gallows as demanded by the prosecution. He was also cleared of graft charges. The prosecution had asked for the death sentence against the ousted president and his security aides, but it has received much criticism over its preparations for the case. Mubarak’s defense has also said it would appeal. Both Mubarak’s defense team and lawyers representing his victims said the life sentence verdict could easily be appealed, triggering fears among protesters that he could be ruled innocent. Around 20,000 people took to Cairo’s iconic Tahrir Square on Saturday after the verdicts were issued. We expect a lot more people to come during the day,” said Omar Abdelkader, a young protester in Tahrir on Sunday. “Many people had the feeling while listening to the verdict that we were back in the days of the old regime,” said student Feda Essam, another protester in the square.Hmmmm.......Welcome to the 'justice' by the "Age of the Muslim BrotherHood" ...a.k.a. A.D. 630.Read the full story here

"מזל טוב" "Mazel tov" - Muhammad Ali's grandson celebrates his Bar Mitzvah.

"מזל טוב" "Mazel tov" - Muhammad Ali's grandson celebrates his Bar Mitzvah.(YJN).We have named former world boxing champion Muhammad Ali Heavyweight champion "The Greatest", "People's Champion" and "The Louisville Lip" Now I would like also call him "Zaidy" and he is very proud of that. The boxing news media reported that the grandson of Muhammad Ali recently became a bar mitzvah. The 13-year-old Jacob Wertheimer, the son of Ali's daughter Khaliah Ali Wertheimer and her husband Spencer Wertheimer. "I was born and raised as a Muslim," Ali Wertheimer said. "But I'm not into organized religion. I am more spiritual than religious. My husband is Jewish. Nobody put any pressure on Jacob to believe one way or another. He chose this on his own because he felt a kinship with Judaism and Jewish culture. "Accordingly, Jacob had his Bar Mitzvah ceremony in the congregation Rodeph Shalom in Philadelphia on April 28. Jacob's mother also shared that the theme of the bar mitzvah was a celebration of diversity and inclusion. "My father was supportive in every way. He followed all the Torah readings and looked closely. It meant a lot to Jacob that he was there," she said.Read the full story here.

Salafi Leader: No Freedom in Islam; Apostates Must be Persecuted

Salafi Leader: No Freedom in Islam; Apostates Must be Persecuted.(MEF).By Raymond Ibrahim.Jihad Watch.

Last month, Sheikh Yassir al-Burhami, a prominent figure in Egypt's Salafi movement—who also hates Christian Copts, hates Mother's Day, and is an advocate of taqiyya—appeared on the Egyptian show Al Hayat Al Youm ("Life Today"), giving his views on the presidential candidates. At one point, the host asked Burhami which of the policies of Abu al-Futuh—the "liberal" Islamist candidate who lost out to the more "conservative" Muslim Brotherhood candidate—he especially rejected.
Burhami started vaguely, saying "There were some things we were concerned about," adding that they met and discussed these matters with Abu al-Futuh, and how the latter had clarified his position, finally agreeing that he might need to revise his opinion.
Then Burhami made clear what the issue at hand was: Apostasy—if Muslims have the right to leave Islam and convert to other religions. In the words of Burhami:
Is it the right of the Muslim to convert to Christianity or another religion? Of course this is not a right; this is a matter that Sharia has clearly addressed, according to the agreed upon hadiths. It is impermissible, for any reason, for a Muslim to leave the community. Of course, you cannot coerce any infidel to enter into Islam [Koran 2:256]—except for the apostate. It is impossible to let the apostate remain in [a state of] apostasy, deeming it a form of "freedom."
For the record, the "agreed upon hadiths" that Burhami indicated, are, in fact, unequivocal in regards to the crime of apostasy. The most canonical and oft cited among them simply has Muhammad saying: "Whoever leaves his religion, kill him."
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Iran's ‘The Sky of Snowy Days’ features the social, economical and family problems in the American life, warmly received in Ankara.

Iran's ‘The Sky of Snowy Days’ features the social, economical and family problems in the American life, warmly received in Ankara.(PressTv).Iranian playwright Mohammad Charmshir’s stage production The Sky of Snowy Days has been warmly received in the Turkish capital of Ankara. Directed by Mansoureh Davarinejad, the play was warmly welcomed only at its second day of performance in Ankara’s Sahnesi Theater Hall on June 2, 2012. The play inspired by the American pop folklore Bonnie and Clyde features the social, economical and family problems in the American life; at the end, though, the audience will judge the depicted lifestyle, Davarinejad said. Despite the shortcomings in the scene due to time shortage and the fact that the performance was presented in Persian language, The Sky of Snowy Days impressed the audience and gained large critical acclaim, said Turkey's leading stage artist and manager of Sahnesi Theater Hall Mustafa Akmaz. He went on to say that Sahnesi Theater Hall will be always open onto the Iranian theater artists.Hmmm.....Turkey NATO Ally and Obama's BFF.Time to Wake Up and Smell The Coffee!Read the full story here.

President Obama's multiple personalities.

President Obama's multiple personalities.(IsraelMatzav).Lauri Regan eviscerates the man who claims to know more about Judaism than any of his predecessors.

And while we know the president enjoys "a good party," the real question is whether he enjoys sharing them with Jewish people when they do not involve raising money for his campaign. In a New York Times report on the history of "the Obama Seder," candidate Obama joined several staff members in a small gathering during the Passover holiday that fell during the campaign.

Obama invited several African-American friends who "peppered the outnumbered Jews at the table with questions...'We're not exactly crack Hebrew scholars,'" responded one of the Obama staffers. Apparently, the man who claims to know more about Judaism than the 43 U.S. presidents who preceded him was also incapable of responding to any of the questions relating to the Passover story. But the article does share with us that Obama took it upon himself to revise the Haggadah ending the Seder with "Next year in the White House!"

What we also learn from the Times story is that the Seder is now a WH tradition, and "[n]o one considered inviting prominent rabbis or other Jewish leaders; it is a private event." We also learn that "as in many Jewish households, the Obama Seder seems to take on new meaning each year, depending on what is happening in the world and in participants' lives." Wrong. The meaning of the Jewish holiday has not changed in thousands of years.

The man who claimed to "serve as a blank screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project their own views" is nothing of the sort. He is more like Sybil, intentionally morphing into a different persona when he determines it politically expedient. He is certainly not knowledgeable about Judaism, he is not an honest man, and he has spent his life in the midst of some very bad people. Obama's personality will be vetted this time around whether he likes it or not. And grandiose statements made in the shadows of Greek columns will prove to be incapable of supporting his faux image and multiple personalities, just as the European Union has proven incapable of supporting the faltering Greek economy.

While the rest of the country is waking up to the fact that the smartest man to catapult to the highest office in the land may not actually be as brilliant as his handlers would have us believe, Obama has yet to take off his rose-colored glasses when he views himself in the mirror.Read the full story here.

Israel Matzav: President 'I know more about Judaism than any other President' sponsors Shabbat meals

Israel Matzav: President 'I know more about Judaism than any other President' sponsors Shabbat meals

Secret Cooperation - Israel Deploys Nuclear Weapons on German-Built Submarines.

                                          Picture by the late Alexander Munch

Secret Cooperation - Israel Deploys Nuclear Weapons on German-Built Submarines.(Spiegel) HT: IsraelMatzav.Germany is helping Israel to develop its military nuclear capabilities, SPIEGEL has learned. According to extensive research carried out by the magazine, Israel is equipping submarines that were built in the northern German city of Kiel and largely paid for by the German government with nuclear-tipped cruise missiles.According to a Sunday report in Yedioth Ahronoth, the German-made U-boats – six of which have been purchased by the Israel Navy – will be equipped with Popeye missiles, which can carry nuclear warheads. 
The missiles can be launched using a previously secret hydraulic ejection system. Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak told SPIEGEL that Germans should be "proud" that they have secured the existence of the state of Israel "for many years." In the past, the German government has always stuck to the position that it is unaware of nuclear weapons being deployed on the vessels. Now, however, former high-ranking officials from the German Defense Ministry, including former State Secretary Lothar Rühl and former chief of the planning staff Hans Rühle, have told SPIEGEL that they had always assumed that Israel would deploy nuclear weapons on the submarines. Rühl had even discussed the issue with the military in Tel Aviv. Israel has a policy of not commenting officially on its nuclear weapons program. Documents from the archives of the German Foreign Ministry make it clear, however, that the German government has known about the program since 1961. The last discussion for which there is evidence took place in 1977, when then-Chancellor Helmut Schmidt spoke to then-Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan about the issue.Three submarines have already been delivered to Israel, and three more will be delivered by 2017. In addition, Israel is considering ordering its seventh, eighth and ninth submarines from Germany.Read the full story here.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Overnight Music Video - The Troggs - Wild Thing

Holy cow! EPA exposed to be using aerial surveillance on Midwest feedlots.

Holy cow! EPA exposed to be using aerial surveillance on Midwest feedlots.(WUWT).From, more indications that the EPA is out of control. I’m beginning to think the EPA is an enemy of the citizens of the United States with behavior like this. I guess we’ll need genetically engineered cattle with built in camouflage now.By Joe Duggan - WORLD-HERALD BUREAU  - LINCOLN — A spy in the sky over Nebraska and Iowa has gotten under the hides of some livestock producers and their representatives in Washington.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s aerial photo surveillance of livestock feeding operations in both states flew under the radar for nearly two years.

But now the flyover program, conducted to help enforce the Clean Water Act, has prompted a demand for answers from all five members of Nebraska’s congressional delegation.
The delegation delivered a joint letter Tuesday to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, listing 25 questions about the legality of the surveillance and the privacy rights of business owners. Although the letter stopped short of calling for an end to the flyovers, the two senators and three representatives want to know more about their purpose.
Nebraskans are rightfully skeptical of an agency which continues to unilaterally insert itself into the affairs of rural America,” Rep. Adrian Smith, R-Neb., said in a statement.
EPA representatives in Washington, D.C., did not immediately return messages seeking reaction. A spokesman for the agency’s Region 7 office in Kansas City said he was not authorized to comment.
In 2010, Nebraska had 862 concentrated animal feeding operations and Iowa 1,607, making them the two leading livestock states in Region 7, says the agency’s website. The region also includes Kansas and Missouri.
The livestock operations fall under an assortment of state and federal regulations intended to protect streams and aquifers from animal waste pollution, which can occur in the form of runoff from feed lots and discharges from manure lagoons.
The two-page letter was written at the urging of the Nebraska Cattlemen, an industry group made up of cattle producers.
“The frustration for livestock producers really is just the idea that the government has resorted to spying on facilities,” said Kristen Hassebrook, the group’s director of natural resources and environmental affairs.Among the questions posed by the congressional delegation’s letter: How many flyovers have been conducted? What are the criteria to identify an operation for surveillance? Have the flyovers resulted in fines against producers? Are the photographs shared with other agencies or individuals?
The letter also posed a much broader question: “On what statutory authority is the EPA relying to conduct aerial surveillance inspections?”
“Given EPA’s recent track record of aggressive and over-reaching agriculture regulation, these surveillance flights raise a lot of questions,” Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., said in a statement.Hmmmm.......More important what ELSE is EPA monitoring from the skies?Read the full story here.

Video - Political risk consultant F. William Engdahl 'US wants chaos within Islamic world'

Fisker Extends Battery-Pack Recall by 19 Cars built in............ four months.

Fisker Extends Battery-Pack Recall by 19 Cars built in..........four months.(WSJ).Fisker Automotive Inc. is recalling certain Karma plug-in hybrid cars from the 2012 model year to fix a battery-pack problem that could lead to fires.
In a document filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the car maker said the recall affects 19 cars built from Sept. 22, 2011, through Jan. 20, 2012. The company also said the recent filing is part of a recall filed late last year for a similar problem.
A company spokesman said that after filing the initial recall documentation with NHTSA, the company determined additional cars should also be included. Typically a car maker would simply add those vehicles to the original recall paperwork. But in this case, Fisker said, federal officials required a new filing because 2012 had begun and the previous recall filing was completed in 2011.
The additional cars bring the recall total to 258 vehicles.
As with the cars in the earlier filing, the latest 19 Karma’s may have hose clamps within the high-voltage battery pack that were installed incorrectly during assembly. As a result the battery compartment cover could conflict with the clamps and possibly cause a coolant leak.
If leaking coolant gets into the battery compartment it could cause an electrical short, which could lead to a fire.
Under the recall Fisker dealers will replace the high-voltage battery free of charge.Hmmmmm.......Yup 'free of charge' the taxpayer fitted the $ 290 million bill already.Read the full story here.

''From Home the 'Camp David house?" - Obama to Camp David.

''From Home the 'Camp David house?" (Politico).President Obama is returning to Washington from Chicago on Saturday. He will then head straight to Camp David where he will stay the night.On Sunday, he is scheduled to host a reception at the White House for the Ford's Theatre.Hmmmm.......We've all been there, and spend the night on the coach.Read the full story here.

Update: If you want to know – or be reminded – just how influential Valerie Jarrett is . . .(WHD)By KeithKoffler. From the pool report: Air Force One landed at Joint Base Andrews at 4:25 p.m. Eastern time. The president, wearing a dark windbreaker, boarded Marine One along with senior adviser Valerie Jarrett. David Axelrod and deputy press secretary Josh Earnest came off the rear staircase of the plane and did not board Marine One. Marine One took off at 4:43 p.m., bound for Camp David.Hmmmmm......"Romancing the stone"?Read the full story here.

Video - 'NATO Ally' - Obama's buddy Turkey pays homage to Khomeini.

Muslim Brotherhood Statement on Mubarak Trial Verdicts: "Absurd, illogical, unreasonable".

Muslim Brotherhood Statement on Mubarak Trial Verdicts: "Absurd, illogical, unreasonable".(IW).The ruling, earlier today, Tuesday June 2, in the case of killing of demonstrators in Egypt’s January 25 revolution was shocking to the families of the martyrs and indeed to all the Egyptian people. Once again the questions are heard: who killed the martyrs, then, if the leaders and commanders of police are innocent? If the evidence before the court is not sufficient, government authorities and officials who concealed or destroyed evidence must be tried for those crimes and for refusing to provide evidence to the public prosecutor in spite of formal request for evidence and relevant information, as stated by prosecutors in court. This failure to provide available incriminating evidence is nothing but a cover-up for those serious crimes, a humiliating and horrendous waste of the pure blood of the martyrs, an obstacle thrown in the way of establishing truth and justice, assistance for murderers and criminals to evade fair punishment, and a chain that shackles the hands of judges so they cannot rule with justice. Indeed, the verdicts successively issued acquitting police officers accused of killing martyrs send a message to these officers and others to continue their oppression and aggression against the citizens to the point of murder, and that they are safe in the protection of the system.
Today’s ruling means that the head of the regime and the Interior Minister only have been toppled. Meanwhile, the rest of the system is completely intact. We are beginning to doubt the possibility of recovering the enormous moneys stolen and smuggled abroad by the heads of the old regime. This ruling has indications and repercussions on the ground throughout the country and its political future. The Egyptian people must recognize the great danger which threatens their revolution, their hopes and aspirations, and lies to waste the pure blood of the martyrs and the sacrifices the whole nation made. We call all revolutionary and political players and stakeholders to an emergency meeting to agree on what actions need to be taken to face up to this serious event.The Muslim Brotherhood.Read the full story here.

Iran blasts Turkey, Saudi, Qatar over ally Syria.

Iran blasts Turkey, Saudi, Qatar over ally Syria.(HD).A top military aide to supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei today accused Ankara, Riyadh and Doha of serving US and Israeli interests in Syria, in a veiled warning to Turkey of worsening ties. "The Americans, Israelis, and some European and Persian Gulf nations, in particular Qatar and Saudi Arabia, have delegated to Turkey the task of achieving their goal to weaken or topple Bashar al-Assad's government or make it surrender," Fars news agency reported General Yahya Rahim Safavi as saying. "Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey are acting in the interests of the US and the Zionists to weaken the resistance axis comprising Iran, Syria and Hezbollah," said the former Revolutionary Guards commander. He was referring to the Shiite armed militia in Syria's neighbour Lebanon, dubbed by Tehran's nemesis Washington as a terrorist organisation. Syria, whose government is Tehran's key Middle East ally, has been engulfed in a 15-month crisis in which the United Nations says more than 10,000 people have been killed. Syrian activists put the death toll at more than 13,000. Calling Turkey "a strategic competitor of Iran," Rahim Safavi said that Iran-Turkey relations are still "good." But in in a veiled warning, he added: "We hope that America and the Zionists will not be able to disrupt relations" between Tehran and Ankara. For the past two years, Turkey has acted as an intermediary between Iran and world powers on the Islamic republic's controversial nuclear programme of uranium enrichment.But Turkey's position on Syria, with Ankara calling on Assad to step down to end the bloody strife there, has soured bilateral relations for several months.Hmmmm......Turkey can't go on playing both sides sooner or later they will have to choose.Iran needs Turkey......but might have stopped 'loving' them.Read the full story here.

Mubarak suffers heart attack moments after being told he will spend the rest of his life in jail.

Mubarak suffers heart attack moments after being told he will spend the rest of his life in jail.(DM).Former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak suffered a heart attack today just moments after being told he would spend the rest of his life in jail. Following a lengthy trial, the man who ruled over the country for 30 years was sentenced after being found guilty of being complicit in the killings of protesters during the country's uprising. The ruling came at a politically fraught time for Egypt, two weeks before a run-off in its first free presidential election that will pit the Muslim Brotherhood, which was banned under Mubarak, against the deposed autocrat's last prime minister. Mubarak, propped up on a hospital stretcher and wearing dark sunglasses, heard the verdict with a stony expression. He had been wheeled into the cage used in Egyptian courtrooms, while the other defendants stood. Over the past months, Mubarak has been held in a presidential suite in a hospital on the outskirts of Cairo. Doctors treating him have said he is weak and has lost weight from refusing to eat. They have also said he suffers from severe depression. The Times newspaper today reported that Mubarak has even asked his doctors for prescription drugs so he can take an overdose. The trial found Mubarak's two sons Alaa and Gamal not guilty of corruptions charges, but they both still face a separate trial on charges of insider trading. Former interior minister habib El-Adly was sentenced to life in prison for complicity in murder and attempted murder of protesters. He was convicted and sentenced in two other corruption cases. Hussein Salem, an ex-army and intelligence officer closely linked to Mubarak was acquitted in absentia of corruption charges. Demonstrators outside the court, many of whom had been demanding the death penalty for Mubarak, greeted the verdict with fireworks and cries of 'Allahu akbar' meaning God is great. Soha Saeed, the wife of one of about 850 people killed in the street revolt that toppled Mubarak on February 11, 2011, shouted: 'I'm so happy. I'm so happy.'Read the full story here.
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