Binyamin Netanyahu is expected to endorse a “two-state solution” in a much-heralded speech this weekend, but he may stall on American demands to freeze Jewish settlements in the West Bank.Netanyahu meets MKs ahead of Sunday's policy address
Feeling the squeeze between the US Administration, which wants a moratorium on settlement growth and a commitment to a Palestinian state, and his national-religious coalition, which favours neither, the Israeli Prime Minister appears likely to try to steer a middle course.
UN wants to fine Israel for Gaza damage
UNIFIL helping to arrest Israeli spies
UNIFIL peacekeepers in Lebanon, whose mandate includes ensuring that Hizbullah not be permitted to rearm or expand it's presence south of the Litani River following the Second Lebanon War, has been engaged in an altogether different mission - facilitating the arrest of those suspected of spying for Israel, Channel 10 reported on Thursday.Israelis arrested in Lebanon freed
Jeez, Ain’t That Nice?
I recently received my Jerusalem Online Updates on the computer and, sure enough, there’s President Obama’s Mid East envoy, George Mitchell, stating that the U.S. won’t turn its back on Palestinians.TIME MAGAZINE SEZ:
Why Obama Should Keep the Heat on Israel
All true colors will be revealed going forward.
The MSM is becoming more openly anti-Israel than ever.
Since then, public spats with Israel have been the third rail of U.S. foreign policy. If Obama loses his current showdown with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, they could well remain so for a generation. But luckily for Obama--and unluckily for the supporters of the political status quo in Washington and Jerusalem--he's not likely to lose.Dig the language in this piece - the deference and respect given to "Mr. Meshaal".
Both Hamas and Hez'b'allah are going to be legitimized exactly as the PLO was, and very soon.
Mr Meshaal reflected on President Obama's recent speeches on the Middle East calling his tone "encouraging". He warned that "the main obstacle is what is happening in the West Bank".Caliphellatin' Dimmah Carter Sez:
Mideast peace not possible without Hamas
His comments came shortly before he met with the militant group's Syrian-based leader, Khaled Mashaal. Carter met with Mashaal twice under the Bush administration, angering some in the U.S. government who said he was legitimizing a group the U.S. considers a terrorist organization.Hariri opens door to Hezbollah involvement
BEIRUT, Lebanon, June 10 (UPI) -- The leader of the ruling March 14 coalition that secured the majority in the Sunday parliamentary elections in Lebanon opened the door to the opposition.Leading Muslim cleric killed in suicide bomb attack in Lahore
Chinese Muslims trigger public backlash in Palau
Al-Qaeda Asks Turkish Muslims for Funds
The tiny Pacific nation of Palau's decision to allow 13 Chinese Muslims from the Guantanamo Bay prison camp to resettle there has sparked anger among islanders who fear for the safety of the tranquil tourist haven.
The U.S. government determined last year that the Chinese Muslims, or Uighurs, were not enemy combatants and should be released from the U.S. military prison in Cuba. China has objected to their resettlement, calling the men "terrorist suspects" and demanding they be sent home.
The U.S. has said it fears the men would be executed if they were returned to China.
Palau President Johnson Toribiong explained his decision to grant the Uighurs entry as traditional hospitality, but public opinion has appeared overwhelmingly negative. Some complained Friday that the government failed to consult the people.
"I totally disagree" with allowing the Uighurs onto Palau, Natalia Baulis, a 30-year-old mother of two, told The Associated Press by telephone. "It's good to be humanitarian and all, but still these people ... to me are scary," she said.
Ahmadinejad Cites Corruption Watchdog's Use Of 'Zionists'
Only three? We're slippin'.
President Mahmud Ahmadinejad criticized his rivals on June 10 for citing reports by Transparency International to indicate "the hike in corruption in Iran over the last four years." He said the group used four companies to assess the level of corruption in Iran, including three run by "Zionists."Iran denies UN nuke agency camera request
North Korea, Iran joined on missile work
Nuclear war is Kim Jong-il's game plan
"Our military first policy calls for an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, retaliation for retaliation, ultra-hardline for hardline, war for war, total war for total war, nuclear war for nuclear war." - Kim Jong-ilNorth Korea to Match UN Resolution With New Nuclear Test
US fears third nuclear test in North Korea
AIG Said to Remove Logo From Employee Badges, Charge Cards
Time for a rebrand!
Americans' net worth shrinks $1.33 trillion in 1Q
Blackrock to Buy Barclays Global Investors for $13.5 Billion
Hartford to Sell $750 Million in Stock, Gets $3.4 Billion in TARP
Goldman Sachs warms to regulated utilities
In Lewis Grilling, Bernanke, Paulson Also Took Heat
World Bank Predicts Deeper Economic Contractions
Contractions you say?
Jesus answered: "Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Messiah, and will deceive many. There will be wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Tribe will rise against Tribe, and Kingdom against Kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of the contractions, the birth pains.They want Gramsci's Messiah, not Hashem's.
American Air to 1600 Cut Jobs, Delta May Follow
I'm Seizer, Fly Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
BRICs Seek to Enter `Big Leagues' With IMF Debt Purchase
Russia Reignites The Reserve Currency Debate
No. 2 House Republican compares Obama to Putin
HA HA HA! Silly Republicrat.
Your idiot Obama is like Pip to my Ahab!
SAY MY NAME!!
Russia snubs US call to consider hosting radar
Idiot Americans. My name is called Vlad!
Gazprom, StatoilHydro renew Arctic cooperation deal
Youth Activist's Apartment Searched By St. Petersburg Police
Putin Enters The Art World
Russia's former president-turned-renaissance-man told Glazunov that the "sword is a bit too short, it looks like a pocket knife," which in turn "looks like it is only good for slicing sausage."What is my name, please?
SAY IT.... or I slice your sausage with my pocket knife!
Russia dismisses ambassador to Ukraine
TURKMENISTAN: US CORPORATIONS & GOVERNMENT ENCOURAGE ASHGABAT’S ENERGY DIVERSIFICATION
American companies and diplomats are lauding Turkmenistan’s call for diversified energy exports and are trying muscling in on projects that Russian energy giant Gazprom had displayed an interest in.US companies want to get involved in oil and gas industry of Turkmenistan
"The United States shares an interest in the further development of Turkmenistan’s energy sector and the diversification of export pipelines," said the US charge d’affaires to the Central Asian state, Richard Miles, as he opened a two-day conference on "Pipeline Integrity and Management" in Ashgabat on June 10.
"We believe that the successful realization of this strategy will strengthen Turkmenistan’s independence and bring big profits to the state," he is quoted as saying by the Turkmen state news agency.
In a report distributed by the semi-official Turkmenistan.ru website, Meryl Burpoe, the deputy director of Russian and Eurasian affairs at the US Department of Energy, also sought to redirect Ashgabat’s energy-export focus away from Moscow and toward both the European Union and South Asian states.
"US companies would cooperate with the Turkmen government to implement its strategy to diversify energy exports. The US Department of Energy, in turn, strongly supports the idea of diversifying the export of gas from Turkmenistan. I know that American companies are interested in participating in the implementation of pipeline projects from Turkmenistan to Europe, and Pakistan-India," she said.
In addition to representatives of the U.S. Energy Department, the seminar was attended by leading specialists and experts from Pensen, Chevron, ExxonMobil, KBR and Universal Pegasus companies.NATO consults Turkmenistan on radioactive waste
A NATO delegation arrived in Ashgabat to discuss safe transportation and keeping of radioactive wasteObama Asks Kyrgyzstan To Expand Cooperation
U.S. President Barack Obama has written a letter to the Kyrgyz government, expressing his hope for further cooperation between the two nations, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports.NATO ministers back shake-up in US Afghan command
The decision last month to dismiss U.S. Army General David McKiernan as the top commander in Afghanistan and, effectively, replace him with not one but two highly rated generals reflects a sense of urgency in the Obama administration about the war.OIC: Support to the Republic of Tajikistan
The secratary General of the OIC called on the members of the Islamic Ummah and on the IDB Group to provide their material and financial support to the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan to enable it to face the humanitarian consequences of the heavy rains which fell on this brotherly country.Associates Of Fugitive Tajik Businessman Jailed
The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan
One Pakistani newspaper claims that local Taliban forces include up to 4,000 foreign fighters, most of them members of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) who hail from the former Soviet Union.Unrest in Uzbekistan
Suspicions that Islamist extremists are regrouping in the valley47 citizens of Uzbekistan deported from Russia
Not Islamists, poor people with children. Nice.
All illegally residing 47 citizens of Uzbekistan - 14 families with 20 children - were handed in the bus in an orderly manner by Department of Federal Migration Service and Engels Department of Internal Affairs officers, and were delivered to frontier checkpoint "Ozinki-railway" under police escort, from where foreigners departed from territory of Russia on the train to Republic of Kazakhstan for further following to Uzbekistan, as reported by "RIA Novosti" on June 10.UAE, Uzbekistan hold economic talks
"They constructed temporary sheds from boards, ply wood, paperboard, and polyethylene found on trash dumps. They lived in extremely unsanitary conditions, cooked food on the fire. Men scraped by causal earnings, women with children engaged in beggary in Engels and Saratov, collecting and returning bottles and scrap metal found on trash dumps, and pilfering, as reported in the department.
l Hilal Islamic Bank to be opened in Kazakhstan
UAE, Kazakhstan sign multi-faceted agreement
Conoco (USA) Inks Final Deal for Exploration Block off Kazakhstan
In partnership with the UAE.
Nigeria: Militants Blow Up Chevron Flow Station
Venezuela bans sale of Coke Zero, citing unspecified health dangers
Getting your ass beat and thrown in gulag is the #1 unspecified heath danger in Venezuela today!
Thousands march over Peru clashes
Riot police in Peru have fired tear gas to keep protesters away from Congress as thousands marched following the worst political violence in years.Italy arrests four suspected of G8 summit plot
Italian police have arrested four people charged with plotting an attack on July's heads of state summit of the G8 group of industrialised nations, police sources said on Thursday.Sweden's New Asylum Policy
At least two of those arrested have links to the communist-inspired Red Brigades, who carried out attacks in Italy in the 1970s and 1980s, kidnapping several public figures and assassinating politicians, the sources said.
A fifth person was detained, but has yet to be formally charged, and 15 others were under investigation, the sources said. They did not give any more details.
A twelve year-old Iraqi boy, Ronsy, has been missing for the past 17 days. He ran away after his family received the final decision that they will be deported from Sweden. The only trace he had left behind was a letter written to their representative at the social services office in Spånga, Sweden, a suburb of Stockholm. On the evening of the 23rd May, he asked his mother for a thousand Swedish kronor. The money, he told her, was to go to a football team he played on. The next day he was gone. When his mother contacted the school the day of his disappearance, she was informed that he hadn't been there at all.The New Wage Controls
A priest who assists refugee families stated: "Ronsy is only twelve years old but thinks like a grown man. He has heard that Sweden physically deports Iraqis and he asked if it was true that they can't deport a family if the police cannot find one of the children. He was scared to death to return to Iraq both for the sake of himself and his family."
Phone call for Oymerika, Romania calling!
Historic anti-smoking vote to give FDA new power
Al your nicotine are belong to us.
General RAYTHEON to be nominated as ambassador to Saudi Arabia
Smith retired from the U.S. Air Force in October 2002. He has been employed by Raytheon Co., most recently as business development executive for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems.Eye in the Sky: Raytheon's unmanned blimp at this year's Indy 500
At first glance, there was nothing special about the blimp floating high above the cars and crowd at this year's Indy 500 on Memorial Day weekend. Like most airships, it acted as an advertising vehicle; this time for the Fisher House, a charity focused on helping injured veterans and their families. But the real promo should have been for the blimp's creator, Raytheon, the security company best known for its weapons systems. Hidden inside the 55-foot-long white balloon was a powerful surveillance camera adapted from the technology Raytheon provides the U.S. military. Essentially an unmanned drone, the blimp transmitted detailed images to the race's security officers and to Indiana police. "The airship is great because it doesn't have that Big Brother feel, or create feelings of invasiveness," says Lee Silvestre, vice president of mission innovation in Raytheon's Integrated Defense division. "But it's still a really powerful security tool."Obama Fires CNCS Watchdog
The Purge is on!
The inspector general (IG) of the Corporation for National and Community Service is being removed by President Barack Obama, a week after the IG questioned the eligibility of the largest and most expensive AmeriCorps program, and while the IG was contesting the "propriety" of a settlement made with a mayor for alleged misuse of AmeriCorps funds.Investigation into former Ohio AG ends with fine
The long-running case against former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann, accused of running his state office like "Animal House" and spending campaign money on goodies for himself and his family, ended Thursday with a fine and no criminal charges. Dann resigned a year ago after what began as a sexual harassment complaint against an aide evolved into a wide-ranging investigation into sexual misconduct, threats, vulgarity, misuse of campaign funds and state computers, and general unprofessionalism.Ex-DHS CIO: Hackers Hit Us A Million Times A Day
World War III will be fought with computers, a former Homeland Security IT chief is warning. In fact, he said, preliminary salvos are already underway.Militia report fallout lingers as legislators review agency
A special House committee formed to investigate the workings of a little-known state intelligence agency isn't supposed to delve into what brought about a controversial report about militia members.MIAC not producing "strategic" reports, but won't rule them out either
But some committee members found that hard to accomplish without referencing the now infamous -- and retracted -- militia report.
"These strategic reports are very disturbing," Rep. Jim Guest, a King City Republican and vice chair of the panel, told two state Highway Patrol officials.
Rep. Bob Dixon, who is chairing the panel, made it clear at the beginning of Wednesday's hearing that committee members were to refrain from rehashing details of the Missouri Information Analysis Center's Feb. 9 modern militia report.
"I think that there's been sufficient examination of the content of the report," Dixon, R-Springfield, said.
Instead, Dixon said, House Speaker Ron Richard has charged the committee with "reviewing procedures for gathering, analyzing and distributing information to law enforcement agencies."Rep. Jim Viebrock, R-Republic, said the state militia report's warnings that radical right-wing groups may become violent mirrored the message of a U.S. Department of Homeland Security released in April.
"I'm not going to sit here and say that there will never be another strategic report. I can tell you we're not working on one now," the superintendent told lawmakers in the first of a round of hearings on the now-controversial Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC).Statements By HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano on WHO Decision To Declare Novel H1N1 Virus Outbreak a Pandemic
We are working with our scientists to test and prepare a possible vaccine. And we are working with governments around the world to share what we know and learn from what is happening in their countriesEthics Review of Lobbying Case
The House ethics committee said it was reviewing accusations of misconduct by lawmakers and their staff members connected to the PMA Group, a defunct lobbying firm at the center of a federal investigation of campaign contributions. The firm is known for its close ties to Democrats on the defense appropriations subcommittee, principally its chairman, Representative John P. Murtha of Pennsylvania.Lobbying boosted as health care debate heats up
The largest medical insurers and drug companies spent 41% more on lobbying this year as Congress began debate on an overhaul of health care, which may include a public insurance plan the industries oppose.Obama Hovers From on High
Distorting history is not truth-telling but the telling of soft lies. Creating false equivalencies is not moral leadership but moral abdication. And hovering above it all, above country and history, is a sign not of transcendence but of a disturbing ambivalence toward one's own country.Obama pardon's Wisconsin girl for missing school
OH GTFOH already with this bullshit!
Dr. Paul Williams:
“Them Jews Aren’t Going to Let Him Talk to Me!”
Chastity Bono surgically changing gender
Thank GOD Sonny is dead and does not have to see this shit.
"Chaz, after many years of consideration, has made the courageous decision to honor his true identity," Bragman said.UUUUUUUCHHHH!
Got this in my e-mail yesterday and it made me laugh so hard I am posting it here:
Herobuilders does it again, with the Ugliest Action Figure ever made. THE HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY! Get this Big Lipped, Implant wearing, Botox Faced, Conniving Witch. Comes complete with A ROLL OF DUCT TAPE, MILF Outfit, Ruby Stud Earrings. Limited to only ONE per person.Prison Term for a Seller of Medical Marijuana
Only 2000 units will be made.
NO BUD FOR YOU. SOMA!
Porn Industry Hit With 16 Confirmed HIV Cases
Only 16? GOD is indeed merciful.
Is there a Super Volcano Under Mount St. Helens?
Volcano threatens Chilean village