HAT TIP Gee....I didn't know the old one had ended!
At a weekend meeting in Istanbul, 200 religious scholars and clerics met senior Hamas officials to plot a new jihad centred on Gaza.So.. why is he the only western journalist allowed at the meeting, why is he jihadi approved?
The BBC's Bill Law was the only Western journalist at the meeting.
To laughter in the audience, another speaker noted that twice as many babies were born as children were killed during the war.
Every death, I was told, was a martyrdom on the road to liberation.
For the hardline sheikhs, it was an opportunity to underline what they see as the growing gulf between Arab regimes who are hesitant to back Hamas and the people of the region who, they say, embrace Hamas as heroes fighting against overwhelming odds.
More importantly, this conference represented something of a coup for Hamas. They were promised weapons, money and fighters.
The question remains whether such rhetoric can or will be translated into action. Israel keeps a tight blockade on the Gaza Strip, where Hamas exercises de facto control, and Israel's other borders are also heavily guarded.
But at the very least this statement of intent from Sunni hardliners poses new challenges, not just to the Israelis and to Western efforts to broker a peace deal but to Arab regimes as well.
My guess is he "belongs" to Hamas, he's their boy at the BBC.
12/30/08 BBC WORLD BLOG: "Your Questions to Hamas"
Hamas - or someone who can speak on their behalf - will be taking your questions today, following the appearance of Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev on yesterday’s programme.Okeedokee then.
Hordes of Caliphellating Whores of Gramsci Descend Upon Gaza
SYRIA: U.S. opens up to Damascus
I have been telling you for years, it is straight up Baker Plan, surrender to Iran through Syria.
Religious speculation upsets Imam in case of beheaded woman:
Mangera wasn’t upset just by the loss of this vivacious, intelligent 37-year-old woman or by the vicious way that she was killed when she was beheaded Thursday.OoooOOo Careful, dhimmi dogs, you musn't upset the Imam. We all know what happens when you upset the Imams with your incessant infidel religious speculations, you filthy kafir, you Jewish shoe!
He also was upset about suggestions that the Islamic religion may have had something to do with her death, that this may have been an “honor killing” tied to Muslim tradition or culture. Orchard Park police have charged her estranged husband, Muzzammil Hassan, 44, with her killing.
KILL THE KAFIRS!
Boycott Durban II
Awards waiting for “outstanding scientists” from OIC states
Israel assasinating Iranian nuclear scientists
I should certainly hope so. Which could explain why they are advertising for new ones. Ha.
OIC plans human rights commission
OH the irony. Time to plan a Human Wrongs Commission. I'll be Chair.
OIC Parliament Union demands "Armenian invaders" leave Azerbaijan
UK, OIC Praise Darfur Peace Deal
Oh yeah sure. Peace in Our Time Akbar!
Geert Wilders and the Fight for Europe
Iran, Lebanon, Jordan upgrade air power
Iran Has Unmanned Plane With 1000-Kilometer Range
Iranian Nationalism Rediscovered
Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains.Iran begins privatization of second-largest bank
Iran says it will build Muslim world a satellite
TO DA MOON, ACHMED!
Iran to finalize Turkmenistan gas field development contract
Russia Says They Will Not Toughen Policy Toward Iran
Russia snubs US plea for Iran compromise
Karzai welcomes Iran-US talks
Russia cuts U.S. supply lines to Afghanistan
WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Despite Moscow's assurances of support and cooperation in efforts to defeat the Taliban, Russia appears to be working hard to undermine NATO supply lines to the troops in Afghanistan.You Don't Say!
KYRGYZSTAN: TRACKING RUSSIA’S ASSISTANCE PACKAGE TO BISHKEK
EU is losing its grip on Caspian gas corridor
Europe to remain Gazprom's main market
Czech Republic plans to open an embassy in the capital of Turkmenistan
Resurgent Ruble Boosts Oil Shares
Gazprom sets its sights on Serbia
Shell eyes more Russian projects with Gazprom
Russia Warns Ukraine on Threat to Expel Envoy
China, Russia sign oil pipeline, trading, loan deal
PetroChina, Sinopec to Gain From Russia Oil Agreement
Gazprom Steps Into Asia
China Urges US, Europe to Protect Value of Debt in Reserves
CNPC (CHINA) to build refineries to process heavy crude from Venezuela
China to lend Petrobras (BRAZIL) $10 bln for oil
China’s Latest Geopolitical Assault on Latin American Commodities
CNPC Started Construction of Chad Refinery
China starts building huge Tianjin oil storage
China Considers Using Forex Reserves for Overseas Investments
China to Offer Oil Loans, Set Up Acquisition Fund
China shares hit 5 1/2-month high
New blow for Rio Tinto's China deal
More Chinese firms in the hunt for mines
Tri Nation Gas Pipeline: Untold Story
Gold Man Sacks Puts the Onus on the Anus
Text of Bernanke's speech on the Federal Reserve:
Chairman Ben S. Bernanke
At the National Press Club Luncheon, National Press Club, Washington, D.C.
February 18, 2009
Federal Reserve Policies to Ease Credit and Their Implications for the Fed's Balance Sheet
We live in extraordinarily challenging times for the global economy and for economic policymakers, not least for central banks such as the Federal Reserve. As you know, the recent economic statistics have been dismal, with many economies, including ours, having fallen into recession. And behind those statistics, we must never forget, are millions of people struggling with lost jobs, lost homes, and lost confidence in their economic future. In examples that resonate with me personally, the unemployment rate in the small town in South Carolina where I grew up has risen to 14 percent, and I learned the other day that what had once been my family home was recently put through foreclosure.
Bernanke defends Fed actions, vows to do 'everything possible'
Geithner Pressed By G-7 to Move Faster on Bank Bailout
Gold Man Sacks recalls top Gulf banker
Goldman Sachs has recalled one of its most senior investment bankers in the Middle East to London just a year after sending him out there, according to a source familiar with the situation.All Hail the coming of Moral Capitalism...
Gold Man banker joins the education industry
Goldman Sachs President, Co-COO Winkelried To Retire
Let's see where Ole' El Wink-n-Ride turns up.
AT FORBES: Defending David Plouffe
Okeedokee then. Go back to sleeple, sheeple!
Obama Backers Become Lobbyists
Raytheon Wins $180M Contract
Raytheon Selected for US Army Testing and Training Contract
What Will Keep the Fraud Out?
British, French nuclear subs collide in Atlantic
NY: Minor earthquakes strike southwestern Albany County
Third Earthquake In Three Weeks Strikes NJ
3.5 in Nevada
4.3 in Alaska
4.8 near Dominican Republic
6.0 in northern Japan
6.2 near coast of Peru
6.9 North of New Zealand
When will Mt. Asama be declared safe?
Alaskan volcano keeps scientists guessing
Yellowstone's geology still a mystery
Morris County earthquakes puzzling for geologists
Guessing? Puzzling? Mystery? What, you mean to tell me Holy Science can not explain everything? I'm crushed.
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