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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Run Away! Run Away!


JERUSALEM:

Israel's chief of military intelligence said in comments published Friday that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas may flee the area if peace efforts fail.

Maj. Gen. Amos Yadlin told the Haaretz daily that he is not optimistic about Israeli-Palestinian attempts to reach a final peace deal by the end of the year.

Yadlin predicted that such a failure of the U.S.-backed efforts would severely weaken Abbas and force him to leave the West Bank.

"If there is a sharp confrontation, with accusations hurled, I think the Palestinian Authority leadership will be very much weakened, so much so that very senior officials will leave," Yadlin told the newspaper.

When asked if that means Abbas could flee the Palestinian areas, Yadlin replied "I do not rule out that possibility."


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IN THE TEHRAN TIMES


Abbas pledge on 'catastrophe' day
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas says he is determined to end Israel's occupation of Palestinian land, labeling it ""mankind's shame"". Mr. Abbas also said his hands were extended in peace, as Palestinians mark the ""catastrophe"" of Israel's creation. More than 700,000 Palestinians were displaced in the war that followed Israel's establishment in 1948. U.S. President George W Bush, who is visiting the country, told MPs that Washington was Israel's closest ally. As Palestinians recalled the ""Nakba"" (catastrophe) 60 years ago, Mr. Abbas said in a televised speech:


""It is time for this occupation to leave our land and blood.
""It is time this mankind's shame, which is called the Palestinian people's Nakba, to end."" Sirens sounded across the Palestinian territories during two minutes of silence for those who fled or were expelled in the conflict that followed Israel's declaration of independence. Protest rallies were held across the West Bank and Gaza, and demonstrators released 21,915 black balloons - one for each day since Israel's creation. Many Palestinians accuse Israel of collective punishment in its attempts to quash Palestinian resistance fighters, says the BBC's Katya Adler in Beit-ul-Moqaddass.



MPs walk out At the Erez border crossing in Gaza, Israeli troops opened fire towards demonstrators. There was no immediate word of any casualties. There were also clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli troops near the Qalandiya refugee camp in the West Bank. In Beit-ul-Moqaddass, Mr. Bush received a standing ovation from MPs at the Israeli parliament, the Knesset. Mr. Bush said: ""Israel's population may be just over seven million. ""But when you confront terror and evil, you are 307m strong, because the United States of America stands with you."" The president did not repeat his ambition, stated earlier this year, for a full peace deal between the Israelis and Palestinians within the next eight months. He again urged action to prevent states obtaining nuclear weapons. ""Permitting the world's leading sponsor of terror to possess the world's deadliest weapon would be an unforgivable betrayal of future generations,"" he said. And he backed Israel's refusal to negotiate with the Islamist Hamas movement.



Israeli PM Ehud Olmert said there should be a different Middle East over the next 60 years that would include a democratic homeland for Palestinians. He also said he thought the Israeli people and parliament would overwhelmingly back a peace agreement with the Palestinians. A number of hardline Israeli MPs walked out as he spoke. Mr. Bush's Middle East visit will include Saudi Arabia and Egypt. But there will be no trilateral summit between the American, Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

Storage Manager is the Missing Link!

But.... never fear.....he is evolving as we speak!


Control Denied - When the link becomes missing




Christian Evangelists Beaten in Bangladesh...



UN: Torture Widespread in 'Moderate' Indonesia...





Nuclear lab fails terrorist exercise: Lawrence Livermore Lab of California





President of Iraq Jalal Talabani Friday evening ruled out the US allegations against Iran and alleged involvement in sending weapons to Iraq




In Iran, Covert Christian Converts Live With Secrecy and Fear





Scottish Catholic Leader: Islamic Law in Britain "Inevitable".....





JHANG: A man hacked his sister in law and two nieces to death on suspicion of having illicit relations here Friday





Scientists & Theologians Debate





Space-Time Continuum just an illusion





Earthquake in Alabama ~ Alabama????





Afghan hijacker now a cleaner at Heathrow





Who TF is Mohammed Omar?

Take this down......







After this I will return
and rebuild David's fallen tent.
Its ruins I will rebuild,
and I will restore it,
that the remnant of men may seek the Lord,
and all the Gentiles who invoke and bear my name,
says the Lord, who has been making these things known
since the beginning of the world
~ Acts 15:16-18

Aaronic Priests on the Temple Mount, 2007


The seed will grow well,
the vine will yield its fruit,
the ground will produce its crops,
and the heavens will drop their dew.
I will give all these things as an inheritance
to the remnant of this people
~ Zechariah 8:12

ISRAEL MUST LIVE



The remnant of Israel will do no wrong;
they will speak no lies, nor will deceit be found in their mouths.
They will eat and lie down and no one will make them afraid
~ Zephaniah 3:13

The remnant of Jacob will be
in the midst of many peoples
like dew from the LORD,
like showers on the grass,
which do not wait for man or linger for mankind.

The remnant of Jacob will be among the nations,
in the midst of many peoples,
like a lion among the beasts of the forest,
like a young lion among flocks of sheep,
which mauls and mangles as it goes,
and no one can rescue.

Your hand will be lifted up in triumph over your enemies,
and all your foes will be destroyed.

~ Micah 5:7-9


A warrior who understands deeply what his real weapon is


Friday, May 16, 2008

Disease Of Conceit




Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.
~Proverbs 16:18

Can't you gleeking plebians see I am trying to eat my waffle here?
~ Obamanable Snowjobman, 2008



There's a whole lot of people suffering tonight
From the disease of conceit.
Whole lot of people struggling tonight
From the disease of conceit.
Comes right down the highway,
Straight down the line,
Rips into your senses
Through your body and your mind.
Nothing about it that's sweet,
The disease of conceit.

There's a whole lot of hearts breaking tonight
From the disease of conceit,
Whole lot of hearts shaking tonight
From the disease of conceit.
Steps into your room,
Eats your soul,
Over your senses
You have no control.
Ain't nothing too discreet
About of disease of conceit.

There's a whole lot of people dying tonight
From the disease of conceit,
Whole lot of people crying tonight
From the disease of conceit,
Comes right out of nowhere
And you're down for the count
From the outside world,
The pressure will mount,
Turn you into a piece of meat,
The disease of conceit.

Conceit is a disease
That the doctors got no cure
They've done a lot of research on it
But what it is, they're still not sure

There's a whole lot of people in trouble tonight
From the disease of conceit,
Whole lot of people seeing double tonight
From the disease of conceit,
Give ya delusions of grandeur
And a evil eye
Give you idea that
You're too good to die,
Then they bury you from your head to your feet
From the disease of conceit.


I will punish the world for its evil, the wicked for their sins.
I will put an end to the arrogance of the
haughty
and I will humble the pride of the ruthless.

~ Isaiah 13:11




UN Racism Investigator to visit U.S.

GENEVA (Reuters) - A special U.N. human rights investigator will visit the United States this month to probe racism, an issue that has forced its way into the race to secure the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.

The United Nations said Doudou Diene would meet federal and local officials, as well as lawmakers and judicial authorities during the May 19-June 6 visit.

"The special rapporteur will...gather first-hand information on issues related to racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance," a U.N. statement said on Friday.

His three-week visit, at U.S. government invitation, will cover eight cities -- Washington D.C., New York, Chicago, Omaha, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Miami and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Race has become a central issue in the U.S. election cycle because Sen. Barack Obama, the frontrunner in the battle for the Democratic nomination battle, stands to become the country's first African American president.

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MPH and ETA



The only difference between R & D today is MPH and ETA


Threats to America


(hat tip storagemanager)


Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich warned in a major speech yesterday that the United States is facing the danger of defeat today similar to Britain in the early days of World War II.


U.S. military, economic and intellectual power is eroding as threats are growing and both Republican and Democrat leaders are deficient, Mr. Gingrich said. The five "greatest strategic threats" to the country, he said, are China's rise, a resurgent autocratic Russia, radical Islam, rogue regimes seeking weapons of mass murder, and the growth of an anti-democratic system led by a "bureaucratic international elite."


The U.S. needs a grand strategy to confront and outmatch all five threats, but noted that "current American efforts are too small, too unimaginative, and too timid."
"Faced with these large, systemic challenges, the current generation of leaders in both parties are refusing to deal with the scale and the urgency required for continued American prosperity, safety, and freedom," Mr. Gingrich told the Business Executives for National Security.



Ideologically, "we find ourselves crippled by political correctness and incapable of having honest conversations about meeting the threats around the world," Mr. Gingrich said.
Recent guidelines by the Department of Homeland Security and National Counterterrorism Center instructing government officials not to use "Islamic terms" to describe terrorists is "enormously self-destructive," he said.


"If we cannot have an honest discussion about the nature of the threats against us, we cannot develop strategies to meet those threats," he said. "It is simply suicidal to treat the al Qaeda network as simply 'an illegitimate political organization, both terrorist and criminal' while ignoring the radical religious foundation underpinning this and other groups that constitute an Irreconcilable Wing of Islam. Anyone blind to this should be dismissed from working in national security.""


Digital Prayer Rugpalooza!

Hat Tip: Writer Mom

Git yer ya's ya's out
on yer brand new cozmik
buzzing digital
super sonic
bionic MFing
prayer rug,!



CAIRO — Using modern technology to serve Muslims better perform their religious rituals, a fourth-year PhD computer science student has designed a high-tech prayer rug equipped with sensors, lights and a Qur'an display screen. "It will increase their understanding of the scriptures and the quality of the prayer," inventor Wael Aboulsaadat told the Toronto Star on Thursday, May 15. Aboulsaadat, studying for his PhD at the University of Toronto's computer science department, has designed a prayer rug with built-in sensors that can detect the worshipper's posture. If the user makes an error, such as missing or adding a step in the prayer sequence, the sensors will vibrate in alert. Aboulsaadat says the vibration is a subtle way to help correct the error without breaking the performer's concentration.



"It's important not to interrupt flow, because that interrupts the focus of prayer."
Muslims pray five times a day, with each prayer made of a series of postures and movements, each set of which is called a rak‘ah. The eRug also has a notification mode that alerts the user to next prayer times and important religious holidays. It also features a compass – complete with a 3D model of the holy mosque in Makkah – so the worshipper can find Ka`bah direction wherever he/she may be. By facing the Ka`bah in prayers, Muslims are stressing the unity of humankind under the Lordship of the One and only God. Potentials The digital rug has lights that can be used in case the worshipper is in a dark place. It is also equipped with a digital screen enabling the worshipper to follow the Quran verses recited during the prayer. "You can customize and choose which [verses to read in the] prayers," says Aboulsaadat, 36.



He is reportedly consulting with a scholar to make sure the eRug adheres to Islam's practices, especially with respect to the Qur'an feature. Aboulsaadat believes the eRug would be useful for so many groups, including the elderly and those with cognitive and memory disabilities who can benefit from the screen and the sensors.



He says the prayer eRug is just a prototype that can be further enhanced to fit all major religions. Aboulsaadat hopes to work on the invention so that people of all faiths could use it in their religious activities.



He contends that a Catholic learning catechism, a Buddhist wanting deeper meditation, a Jew studying the Torah could benefit from a digital device that would remind, correct and allow for customization.

Consider This: by 3 Wood



Good news has just hit the wires about the construction numbers.

Expect most of the MSM to ignore this.

Housing starts surge on apartment construction:


The lower interest rates are probably starting to have their effect.
Remember that you have time lags in economics.
It will be another few months before you should see the ripple effect of this higher construction activity impact employment and income statistics.

Also:
"Building permits increased 4.9% in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 978,000."
This is important as it signifies coming construction during the summer.


Analysis


Macro economically speaking, the construction industry seems to be moving forward.

At the same time the damage to the banking/finance sector has not fully run it's course, so that will somewhat counterbalance the construction industry growth.

In addition, oil continues to climb and I see no slowdown in demand for oil yet. Therefore, I would not be surprised to see $140 to $150 a barrel oil before the summer is over.
All other things held equal, I expect to see the market trade sideways or a little up over the summer, and then begin to climb in the fall.


~ 3 Wood

Storage Manager Gives Good Link








Dead man talking ..





Western-style freedom is actually antithetical to Islamic law






"Peoplehood" Based on a Big Lie





Jordanian prof: Let's send suicide bombers with small nukes to Israel







Iranian Embassy convoy ambushed in Baghdad





Norwegian girls ask for it





Gaza: Bomb explodes at Christian school






Jihad with the Pen against Kafirs' Misinterpretation and Misunderstanding of Islam





Understanding Muhammad: The Psychobiography of Allah’s Prophet







Last week, the Times of London reported that Robert Malley, one of Barack Obama’s mideast policy advisors, was holding secret meetings with Hamas. This week, al Jazeera released this shocking footage of Palestinians in Gaza doing phone banking for Obama.
Sadly, this is not a joke.





Barack Obama claims he's not an appeaser. But when President Bush attacked those who "seem to believe we should negotiate with terrorists," why was the senator sure he was talking about him?







We are chosen
We are one
We are frightened
of no one
and no one
will win this war
this is the way
this is the law
~ Phil Lynott

He that watches over Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps



For Israel, 5764

Yeshua davened Tehillim


"happy is the man
who walketh not
in the council of the wicked..."

the prayers of his people
surpassed in age
the dust beneath his feet.


tenderly, Mary washed it away.


baal teshuva!
lock and load.
arrows in your quiver...
fire in your whole.


every Jew a .22
and
there's no place like home.


nothing clears the mind like no alternative….


redemption songs
and speaking stones
roiling waters
and glistening bones

Isaac and the hand that never falls.


radical refusal
iconoclastic tome

woman of valor
ethereal home

oh my beloved
you are that you are
all dreams follow the mouth

for Israel, 5764


~ BabbaZee, 2003

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Idol Smashing Circa 1966, House of David Style



Sometime around the year I was born Bob Dylan freaked all the commies out.

They were all so sure he was their man.

Pete Seeger thought Bob was gonna turn America red with his prophet's twang.
Joan Baez thought he was gonna foment their prole-volution and she would reign queen with the man.

Meantime Bob had zero thoughts in these strange directions, as he says in the clip above he's not even sure he knew what a communist was. This of course didn't stop any of them from thrusting their desires, agendas, fears and expectations upon him.

So, beyond category, here's Bob Dylan at something like 23 years old
fresh out of Nowheretown, Midwest in General, USA
after about a year with the beatniks in the big city
he gets some kind of award from some communist related organization, I forget which, maybe it was even Broadside magazine, I'm not sure.

So they're gonna give him the big award you know, and they all think they own him, and they all think he has the exact same premise of life as they do, and they are all sitting there glowing, anxiously awaiting young Mercury's New Prince of the Realm commie genius acceptance speech.

Meantime...
back in the visionary sphere of the prophet,
Bob reads them a short, terse, vague and deep thing, (which I can not find anywhere at the moment but it is spoken about in Scorsese's No Direction Home ~ )
and basically, what he said to them was:

I will not be your beard,
I will not wave your banner,
I am not your trick pony
or
your crown prince.
ask some other ballerina to dance.

Shortly after this he goes "electric"
was called Judas
and they tried to boo him off the stage

Bob's response was to turn to the band and say,
"Play it fuckin' LOUD"


When I was a little kid and I saw Bob Dylan on television the first time,
he mesmerized me. While watching these words flashed in my mind:
"House Of David"
I had zero knowledge at that time what those words meant on any level,
which is why I never forgot it.

Living beyond category requires extraordinary courage. Smash the idols, like the prophet Bobby Zimmerman did... like Abraham, he started with the ones in his own house. He knew they were trying to make him their God so... he smashed their idol for them. House of David Style.

A prophet has no honor in his own home, and if they hated me know they will hate you too, thus sayeth another radical idol smasher from the House of David in the way back long ago.




Do not turn to idols
or make gods of cast metal for yourselves. I am the LORD your God. ~ Leviticus 19:4




This is what you are to do to them: Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones, cut down their Asherah poles and burn their idols in the fire
~ Deuteronomy 7:5




They worshiped their idols, which became a snare to them. ~ Psalm 106:36



But those who trust in idols, who say to images, 'You are our gods,' will be turned back in utter shame. ~ Isaiah 42:17




They say to the seers, "See no more visions!" and to the prophets, "Give us no more visions of what is right! Tell us pleasant things, prophesy illusions" ~Isaiah 30:10

Consider This: by 3 wood




Here's something that should drive the MSM up a wall.


Consumer-level inflation's tame in April, U.S. says


The consumer price index rose a moderate 0.2% last month, the Labor Department said.
Excluding volatile food and energy prices, the core consumer price index increased 0.1%.
Inflation was just a bit weaker than expected, but financial markets welcomed the April CPI figures.
Consumer prices are up 3.9% in the past 12 months; core inflation is running at a 2.3% pace."


Analysis




You always want to be careful of numbers compared to "expectations", cause those expectations could have been rational or they could have been dippy. So your really want to look at the hard numbers and see what that tells you. In this case it's good news.

With inflation at 0.2% in April (annualizes to 2.4% at that rate), CPI up 3.9% in the past year including energy and 2.3% without, inflation is still relatively under control. To put this into perspective, China was up 8.5% from April 2007 to April 2008.

This U.S. inflation news is important for the following reason. The Federal Reserve Bank can either try to avoid a recession by keeping rates low (and thus expanding the money supply) to grow the economy or try to avoid inflation by raising rates (thus contracting the money supply) and slowing down the economy. so far the Fed's have chosen the first option. This relatively good inflation news means that the Fed's should be able to keep rates low for the time being and buy some time for the economy to heal and move forward.
Which of course is a good thing for the U.S.

Like I say, that should drive the MSM up a wall.

~ 3 Wood


It's Time.




Humanity
Auf wiedersehen
It's time to say goodbye
The party's over
As the laughter dies
An angel cries

Humanity
It's au revoir to your insanity
You sold your soul to feed your vanity
Your fantasies and lies

You're a drop in the rain
Just a number not a name
And you don't see it
You don't believe it

At the end of the day
You're a needle in the hay
You signed and sealed it
And now you gotta deal with it

Humanity
Goodbye

Be on your way
Adios amigo there's a price to pay
For all the egotistic games you played
The world you made
Is gone

You're a drop in the rain
Just a number not a name
And you don't see it
You don't believe it

At the end of the day
You're a needle in the hay
You signed and sealed it
And now you gotta deal with it

Humanity
Goodbye

In your eyes I'm staring at the end of time
Nothing can change us
No one can save us from ourselves

You're a drop in the rain
Just a number not a name
And you don't see it
You don't believe it
At the end of the day
You're a needle in the hay
You signed and sealed it
Now you gotta deal with it
Humanity
Goodbye

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

57 Ways to Weave Your Cover - link fix

The original post below was somehow auto hooplewankied by Blogger and the links were reformatted. Blogger furthermore is not allowing me to edit that post for some reason.
SO
This is a corrected version with working links.
SABOTAGE!

lol


Who TF are the 57 states of the Organization of of the Islamic Conference, and why should you care?

Sada Cumber, an American Ismaili Muslim, is the new U.S. Special Envoy to the anti-American, anti-Israel, anti-Western Organization of the Islamic Conference. Sada Cumber can protest the OIC's extremist positions, or give silent assent to them. Your government hopes you will remain ignorant about the OIC's real positions and plans. Our mission is to keep you informed.

Investigative Project Releases Gov't Memos Curtailing Speech in War on Terror



All hail Queen Condi of the Amalekites.
"She has made it a priority of this department to deepen our ties to the Muslim World!"







Reception in Honor of the
Member States of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) to Introduce Sada Cumber, U.S. Special Envoy to the OIC
Secretary Condoleezza Rice
Benjamin Franklin Room
Washington, DC
March 10, 2008



SECRETARY RICE: Good afternoon and welcome to the State Department. It’s really a pleasure to introduce the new U.S. Special Envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference or OIC, as we call it, Mr. Sada Cumber. This is the first time that a U.S. President has made such an appointment to the OIC, an important organization whose member states include some of our closest friends and partners. And it signals the deep respect for the values and the ideals of Islam that are held by the President and by myself, the U.S. Government and of course, the American people.

This appointment is one part of a much larger effort that our government has undertaken to increase our engagement with Muslim communities worldwide. We in the United States recognize that we have a lot to learn about the more than 1 billion people across the world who live and practice the faith of Islam. Our new Special Envoy to the OIC will enable us to further our understanding of the community of Islamic nations through a positive and mutually respectful exchange.

This appointment is also an opportunity for the United States to expand our cooperation with Muslim communities worldwide to defend and promote the principles that we hold dear: human rights and human dignity, social justice and equal opportunity, liberty and the rule of law. These are not American values or Western values. They are universal values, values that are lived and practiced by the majority of Muslims in the world, many of whom are citizens of democracies. The OIC plays a vital role in promoting moderation, dialogue and understanding and we welcome the statements that this organization has made in support of those values.

There is one further purpose that this appointment will serve: to help the United States to explain the principles of our nation and the policies of our government to Muslim communities worldwide. The notion that the United States is at war with Islam, as we sometimes hear, is simply propagated by violent extremists who seek to divide Muslim communities against themselves, to judge who is and who is not a pious Muslim and to commit any atrocity, even against their fellow Muslims, to impose an intolerant ideology on their societies. Our new Special Envoy to the OIC will combat these misperceptions about the United States that are spread by our enemies and will support Muslim societies around the world who seek, as we do, to build an international community united in justice, prosperity, and peace.

The fact is, Islam is an important and growing part of the American fabric of life. Millions of our fellow citizens are Muslims, worshipping at over 1,200 different mosques across our nation. In addition, the American Muslim community has roots in 80 different countries around the world. Our growing Muslim population is a great and welcome addition to the diversity of our country. And our new Special Envoy to the OIC must, in particular, speak on behalf of the aspirations of all American Muslims.

Now when it came to determining who would represent the United States in this important new role, President Bush and I knew that we needed a proven leader and an individual of character. And we have found those virtues and more in Sada Cumber. Mr. Cumber is an American businessman from Austin, Texas. There are a few of those Texans around. He has 25 years of experience in the technology industry as well as an active public sector involvement in business development and entrepreneurship. In addition, Mr. Cumber has long supported the strengthening of civil society and economic development in developing countries.

Sada will serve as the President’s representative to the OIC
. He will seek to promote mutual understanding between the United States and Muslim communities around the world and to build forward-looking partnerships to advance common purposes. I welcome his plans to travel extensively to OIC member states and to non-member states to engage Muslim communities around the world. In fact, one of Mr. Cumber’s official duties will be to attend the 11th OIC Summit, which is set to take place in Dakar, Senegal in just a few days. I understand you’re going to leave tonight in order to do that, so he’s already on the job.

I’m very happy, Sada, that you have agreed to serve our country in this very important role. I look forward to working with you. And now, will you take the podium for a few remarks? (Applause.)

Yes, 57 States!
Behold, I am Prolier then Thou.
Depart from me with all haste, gleeking plebe,
for now is the time when I eat my waffle.





State’s Hughes Looks Forward to Working with New Islamic Group




Organization of Islamic Conference launches group in Washington





OIC dhimmibabble starts at @ 2:01:
"as a recognition and a demonstration of respect for the 57 member states of the Organization of the Islamic Conference"


Behold: The OIC's Ten Year Plan for Our Doom



TEN-YEAR PROGRAMME OF ACTION
TO MEET THE CHALLENGES FACING THE MUSLIM UMMAH
IN THE 21ST CENTURY
THIRD EXTRAORDINARY SESSION OF
THE ISLAMIC SUMMIT CONFERENCE
Makkah al Mukarramah - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
5-6 dhul qa’dah 1426 h 7-8 December 2005

Introduction

The Muslim World is faced with grave political, socio-economic, cultural and scientific challenges with implications for its unity, peace, security and development. OIC Member States would need to cooperate decisively in order to face these challenges and to take necessary initiatives to overcome them.

It has therefore become imperative for them to take joint actions within the framework of the OIC, based on common values and ideals so as to revive the Muslim Ummah's pioneering role as a fine example of tolerance and enlightened moderation, and a force for international peace and harmony.

Conscious of these challenges and anxious to bring the Ummah out of its present situation into a new reality marked by greater solidarity and more prosperity to achieve its decisive objectives and aspirations, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah Ibn Abdulaziz, addressed the pilgrims on Eid Al-Adha Day in 1425 H, and called upon the leaders of the Muslim Ummah to convene an Extraordinary Conference of the leaders of OIC Member States to consider the issues of solidarity and Joint Islamic Action.

In preparation for this Extraordinary Conference, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques invited the scholars and intellectuals of the Ummah to meet in Makkah Al-Mukarramah in order to consider the state of the Ummah, develop visions and concepts and propose optimal solutions to the challenges facing the Ummah in all fields. Accordingly, an elite group of Muslim scholars and intellectuals from different countries met in Makkah Al-Mukarramah from 5 to 7 Shaaban 1426 H (9-11 September 2005) and examined the challenges facing the Ummah in the intellectual, cultural, political, media, economic and developmental fields.They also formulated a number of recommendations to effectively address these challenges.

Based on the views and recommendations of scholars and intellectuals, convinced of the potential for the Muslim Ummah to achieve its renaissance, and in order to take practical steps towards strengthening the bonds of Islamic solidarity, achieve unity of ranks, and project the true image and noble values of Islam and its civilizational approaches, a Ten-Year Programme of Action has been developed, which reviews the most prominent challenges facing the Muslim world today, as well as ways and means to address them in an objective and realistic way in order to serve as a practicable and workable programme for all OIC Member States.

In the intellectual and political fields, there are major issues, such as establishing the values of moderation and tolerance, combating extremism, violence and terrorism, countering Islamophobia, achieving solidarity and cooperation among Member States, conflict prevention, the question of Palestine, the rights of Muslim minorities and communities, and rejecting unilateral sanctions. All of these are issues which require a renewed commitment to be addressed through effective strategies. In this context, special attention needs to be given to Africa, which is the most affected region, due to poverty, diseases, illiteracy, famine, and debt burden.

In the economic and scientific fields, the Ummah needs to achieve higher levels of development and prosperity, given its abundant economic resources and capacities. Priority must be given to enhancing economic cooperation, intra-OIC trade, alleviating poverty in OIC Member States, particularly in conflict-affected areas, and addressing issues related to globalization, economic liberalization, environment, and science and technology.

As for education and culture, there is an urgent need to tackle the spread of illiteracy and low standards of education at all levels as well as a need to redress ideological deviation. In the social field, it is imperative to focus on the rights of women, children and the family.

In implementing the new vision and goals for the Muslim world, the role of the OIC is central, which requires its reform in a way that meets the hopes and aspirations of the Ummah in the 21st Century.

To achieve this new vision and mission for a brighter, more prosperous and dignified future for the Ummah, We, the Kings, Heads of State and Heads of Government of the OIC Member States, decide to adopt the following Ten-Year Programme of Action, with a mid-term review, for immediate implementation:


[HASAN CHOP!] Read it all

IX. Palestine and the Occupied Arab Territories


1. Make all efforts to end the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, the Syrian Golan and the full completion of the Israeli withdrawal from all remaining Lebanese territories, in compliance with Security Council Resolution 425, and extend effective support for the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination and the establishment of their independent State with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital.

2.Maintain a united stand on the comprehensive resolution of the Palestinian question according to OIC resolutions, UN resolutions, including UN Security Council Resolutions 242, 338, 1515 and UN General Assembly Resolution 194, the Arab Peace Initiative, and the Roadmap, in coordination and consultation with the UN, the Quartet, and other stakeholders, such as to make full withdrawal as a prerequisite for establishing normal relations with Israel, and for providing the OIC with a greater role in establishing peace.

3.Emphasize the central importance of the cause of Al-Quds for the Muslim Ummah, the need to establish the Palestinian rights in the city, preserve its heritage as well as its Arab and Islamic identity as a symbol of solidarity and the meeting point of divine religions; underline the sanctity of Al-Aqsa Mosque and its premises against violations and the need to protect the other Islamic and Christian holy places, counter the judaization of the Holy City, and support the efforts of Al-Quds Committee under the chairmanship of His Majesty King Mohamed VI; call for support to Baytmal Al-Quds and Al-Aqsa Fund, support the steadfastness of Al-Quds population and institutions, and establish Al-Aqsa University in Al-Quds Al-Sharif.

4.Extend full support to the Palestinian Authority in its efforts to negotiate for the inalienable Palestinian rights and extend necessary assistance to ensure control of all Palestinian territories, international crossings, reopen Gaza airport and seaport, and connect Gaza with the West Bank in order to ensure free movement of the Palestinians.

5.Work together with the international community to compel Israel to stop and dismantle its settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories and the occupied Syrian Golan; remove the racist separation Wall built inside the Palestinian territories, including within and around the city of Al-Quds, in accordance with the relevant UN resolutions and the Opinion of the International Court of Justice (ICJ).


Extraordinary!




TODAY:


Pres. Bush: Olmert is Honest and Abbas is a True Peace Partner

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President Bush called the creation of a sovereign Palestinian state "an important notion for Israel's very existence," adding that he believes there is now "a chance to get something defined."


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Bush arrives in Israel Wednesday morning. He also will visit Saudi Arabia and Egypt, ending his tour at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Sharm Al-Sheikh, in the Sinai Peninsula.




“The World Economic Forum’s network of Global Agenda Councils represents a transformational innovation in global governance,” said Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Forum. “The inaugural Summit on the Global Agenda in Dubai is a unique opportunity for the world’s most innovative and influential thinkers to share ideas and collaboratively develop solutions to address some of the most pressing issues on the global agenda.”


Now that's some serious Gramscian hooplebabble right there.



Tuesday Morning Whores of the Caliphate





Saudi has 9/11 charges dropped


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- The Pentagon has dropped charges against a Saudi at Guantanamo who was suspected of being the so-called 20th hijacker in the Sept. 11 attack, his U.S. military defense attorney said yesterday.

Mohammed al-Qahtani was one of six men charged by the military in February with murder and war crimes for their alleged roles in the 2001 attack. Authorities say al-Qahtani missed taking part in the attacks because he had been denied entry to the U.S. by an immigration agent.

But in reviewing the case, the convening authority for military commissions, Susan Crawford, decided to dismiss the charges against al-Qahtani and proceed with arraignment for the five others, said Army Lt. Col. Bryan Broyles, the Saudi's military attorney.

Crawford dismissed the charges Friday without prejudice, meaning they could be filed again later, Broyles said.

The attorney said he could not comment on the reasons for the dismissal until discussing the case with attorneys for the five other defendants. Officials said earlier that al-Qahtani had been subjected to a harsh interrogation authorized by former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld.



Monday, May 12, 2008

You Go Your Way And I Go Mine





You say you love me
And you're thinkin' of me,
But you know you could be wrong.
You say you told me
That you wanna hold me,
But you know you're not that strong.
I just can't do what I done before,
I just can't beg you any more.
I'm gonna let you pass
And I'll go last.
Then time will tell just who has fell
And who's been left behind,
When you go your way and I go mine.

You say you disturb me
And you don't deserve me,
But you know sometimes you lie.
You say you're shakin'
And you're always achin',
But you know how hard you try.
Sometimes it gets so hard to care,
It can't be this way ev'rywhere.
And I'm gonna let you pass,
Yes, and I'll go last.
Then time will tell just who has fell
And who's been left behind,
When you go your way and I go mine.

The judge, he holds a grudge,
He's gonna call on you.
But he's badly built
And he walks on stilts,
Watch out he don't fall on you.

You say you're sorry
For tellin' stories
That you know I believe are true.
You say ya got some
Other kinda lover
And yes, I believe you do.
You say my kisses are not like his,
But this time I'm not gonna tell you why that is.
I'm just gonna let you pass,
Yes, and I'll go last.
Then time will tell just who has fell
And who's been left behind,
When you go your way and I go mine.