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Monday, August 24, 2009

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Obama pledges to resolve issues with Muslim world
There is only one way to "resolve the issues with the Muslim world" and that is to annihilate the Juden. Glow Ball Peace Through Dead Yehudi, my friends!
WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama used an annual ritual — a Ramazan message — on Friday to assure the Muslims that his administration had an ‘unyielding’ determination to resolve the issues that plague relations between the Muslim and western worlds.

‘We are…committed to keeping our responsibility to build a world that is more peaceful and secure,’ he said. ‘That is why we are responsibly ending the war in Iraq. That is why we are isolating violent extremists while empowering the people in places like Afghanistan and Pakistan.’ Mr Obama also assured the Muslims that he and his government were ‘unyielding in our support for a two-state solution that recognises the rights of Israelis and Palestinians to live in peace and security’.

Mr Obama’s message was very different from the terse and brief Ramazan messages of his predecessor which did not go much beyond formal felicitations and the expression of a desire for better relations between the two civilisations. In his first Ramazan message, the US president not only identified the real issues but also demonstrated a better understanding of Islam and its rituals. All his efforts, he said, were a part of America’s commitment to engage Muslims and Muslim-majority nations on the basis of mutual interest and mutual respect. ‘And at this time of renewal, I want to reiterate my commitment to a new beginning between America and Muslims around the world.’

US Raps Israel On Arab-American Entry
The Obama administration complained about Israel’s restrictive entry requirements for Americans of Palestinian ancestry. “We have repeatedly told the Government of Israel that the United States expects that all American citizens to be treated equally, regardless of their national origin or other citizenship,” said a statement issued by the State Department in response to a press question. “We have let the Government of Israel know that these restrictions unfairly impact Palestinian and Arab-American travelers and are not acceptable.”

Arab League Condemns Jewish Prayer on Temple Mount

Obama Plan: Temple Mount Under Arab-Muslim Sovereignty

The Middle East peace plan that United States President Barack Obama will unveil soon involves the creation of a Palestinian Authority state by 2011 and the transfer of Islamic holy sites in Jerusalem [presumably including the Temple Mount – ed.] to Arab-Muslim sovereignty, Saudi newspaper Al-Ukaz has learned.

According to the report published Sunday in Al-Ukaz, the Obama plan also includes the following elements:
  • Some parts of eastern Jerusalem [presumably Neveh Yaakov, Pisgat Ze'ev and the like - ed.] would be transferred to Israeli control.
  • There would be an international presence in the Jordan Valley and other parts of Judea and Samaria.
  • The Palestinian Authority terror organizations would be disbanded and turn into political parties.
  • The large settlement blocs in Judea and Samaria would not be dismantled.
  • The fate of smaller Jewish settlement areas would be decided in a three-month-long negotiation period.
'Israel won't accept limitations on its sovereignty in Jerusalem'
We shall see if BiBi talks out of both sides of his face again or not.

LA Times: Boycot Israel

Egyptians meet Meshal, Hamas leaders in Syria
A delegation of Egyptian intelligence officials met this weekend with senior Hamas figures in Damascus including, Khaled Meshal, head of the group's politburo, and the leaders of other extremist groups based in the Syrian capital. Heading the delegation was Gen. Mohammed Ibrahim, who leads Egypt's mediating team between Israel and Hamas over captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. Ibrahim, an assistant to Egyptian intelligence chief Omar Suleiman, and his staff are also mediating reconciliation talks between rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah.
Hamas frees Fatah prisoners

PA sets Hamas men free for Ramadan

Hamas to grant workers $100 each for Ramadan

Qatar to provide financial aid to Gaza through Hamas

The jilbab or expulsion
Hamas has instructed schoolgirls in the Gaza Strip to wear the jilbab (Islamic long-sleeved dress) and head scarves or face being expelled.
Hamas executed opponents inside ambulances
A number of commenters to the article claim to have witnessed those very events. One said that he saw Hamas stop an ambulance with 17-year old Jihad Duhan, who had a bullet wound in his foot, and shoot him in the head. Another commenter said that he saw 22-year old Abdullah Awadallah murdered in the hospital he was being treated in.
Hamas to attempt 'reeducation' of detained ultra-Islamists
Gaza – Ma'an – The de facto Ministry of the Interior in Gaza will try to "correct" ideologies held by members of Jund Ansar Allah who were arrested after and during gun battles last week, spokesman Eyhab Al-Ghussein said on Saturday. The ministry said it would seek help from the Union of Muslim Scholars.
Fatah new leadership to follow Arafat's steps: Dahlan
Since Arafat sleeps with the fishes I say go for it, Fatahsses.

Fatah member says power deal with Hamas essential

'Without condemnation, Swedish officials may be unwelcome'
Maybe we should threaten Jewhad and riot a little, that always works for the Muslims.
"We have a crisis until the Swedish government responds differently," Steinitz said.
Swedish PM: No apology to Israel
Glowball Neutrality Through Dead Juden!

Netanyahu to press Sweden to condemn IDF organ harvesting article
Why bother? Just file it under mmmhmmm and keep going.

Israel chides Norway for celebrating Nazi sympathiser

Saudis, Israel to lead Mideast arms buys

Rising Islamophobia blamed for hate crimes against Turks in Europe
The violent deaths of two Turkish citizens in Belgium and three others in the Netherlands earlier this month have stirred up controversy among the Turkish public, which feels that anti-Turkish and anti-Muslim hate crimes have started to take a toll on their countrymen in Europe.
The Region: Iran and Syria: So happy together

Maliki's Trip To Syria Key For Energy
Also, they are both almost out of water.... gotta get the Golan....

Iraq Military Broadcasts Confession on Bombing

UK: Arabic and friendship studies in Syria!
Dhimmitude Deluxe.
The Syrian capital, Damascus, is becoming a popular destination for foreigners who want to learn Arabic. The BBC's Paul Moss, who spent time there earlier this year, was inspired to study hard by his encounters with the city's people.
OIC cites economic discrepancy as reason for Xinjiang violence
Al-Masri, advisor of OIC Secretary-General Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu on Muslim minorities, speaking to Turkish reporters in Beijing, stated that the incidents of violence could be solely explained by provocation resulting from interference by external forces, the Anatolia news agency reported.
Britain: Protecting the biggest heroin crop of all time
We are too.
In six years, the occupation has wrought one massive transformation in Afghanistan, a development so huge that it has increased Afghan GDP by 66 per cent and constitutes 40 per cent of the entire economy. That is a startling achievement, by any standards. Yet we are not trumpeting it. Why not? The answer is this: The achievement is the highest harvests of opium the world has ever seen.
University staff angry at Ramadan sacking

Hamid Karzai 're-elected' by landslide, poll data shows

Rival accuses Karzai of 'rigging' vote

Abdullah prepares for election results, challenges, uproar
KABUL — The main challenger to Afghan President Hamid Karzai accused the president Saturday of encouraging efforts to steal this week's election, but Abdullah Abdullah said he would prevent supporters from taking to the streets if he ultimately loses.

Abdullah said he would challenge the results vigorously for the next several weeks as votes are counted, virtually ensuring a period of political uncertainty here. After that, he said, he would accept results and tell supporters to do so as well.

"I will not go beyond that," he said. "Life will go on."


Afghan Election Chief Asks Karzai, Abdullah to Halt Win Claims

US Fears Rifts if Afghanistan Vote Goes to Runoff

Taliban's Strength in Insurgency's Heartland Evident

Karzai seeks talks with Pakistan on Taliban

Iran: Revolutionary Guards 'kill 26 Kurdish rebels'

Camp Ashraf
The camp's residents are members of the People's Mujahedeen of Iran (MEK)
Iranian 'minister' on Interpol list
Iran's defence minister-designate is on an Interpol "wanted" list over the 1994 bombing of a Jewish centre in Argentina, the agency has confirmed.
Lawmaker backs Iranian defense chief nominee
TEHRAN, Iran — The head of an influential committee in Iran's parliament said he believes the nominee for defense minister will be approved despite accusations he was involved in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish cultural center in Argentina, the official IRNA news agency reported on Sunday.

The backing of the foreign policy and national security committee raises the likelihood that Gen. Ahmad Vahidi will be confirmed as defense chief in a vote in the full legislature, which is expected to be held on Sept. 1.His nomination last week by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad angered Argentina, which accuses him of playing a key role in the Buenos Aires bombing.

The United States, which has sought to reach out to Iran under President Barack Obama, has also said Vahidi's presence in the Cabinet would be disturbing. The chairman of the parliamentary committee, Alaeddin Boroujerdi, said the allegations "will not have any negative impact on the assessment" of the nominee, who is currently a deputy defense minister. " Rather, it may increase his vote" in parliament, he said. Boroujerdi rejected accusations that Vahidi was involved in the bombing.


In Iran, report of secret burials brings call for inquiry
Reformist lawmaker Majid Nasirpour vows to examine allegations that 44 unidentified bodies were buried in a cemetery amid heavy security after post-election unrest.

China's Regional Military Posture

US Navy Removes Top Nuclear Weapons Facility Officer
I already reported this but I want you to remember it.

Why Should We Underwrite Russian Rearmament?

Chief US Nuclear Envoy Visits S. Korea
South Korean government officials characterized his visit “personal” but given the high-level North Korean delegation is also in town, and the North recently expressed a wish for a bilateral dialogue with the U.S. on numerous occasions, observers do not exclude the possibility that the visit may pave the way for a breakthrough in the nuclear impasse.
NKorean envoys call for improved ties with Seoul

AFRICOM: Western Self-Serving Interests or African Security?
America’s establishment of the so-called African Command (AFRICOM), should be seen for what it is: America’s self-interested armada of protection for America, and her allies and not for Africa’s security. Africa has steadily and increasingly become more important by playing the role for Westerners as repository of energy resources which powers the engine-rooms of Western economies. Additionally, America and her Western allies are in trepidations and stampede to stem China’s forays into Africa with plethora of real investments in solid infrastructures in many African nations. The formation of this command was made official by former president of the United States, George W. Bush on February 6, 2007. It has been controversial since, particularly among Africans.

Serious water issues in South Africa

Viewpoint: The Nazi-Soviet Pact
Alongside the pact itself - signed by German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop and his Russian counterpart, Vyacheslav Molotov - were the secret protocols. For many years afterwards, the Soviet Union denied their existence.
Ingush leader returns home after assassination attempt

Russia Expects Arms Sales To Arab & SA Clients
Russia has been preparing to conclude arms deals with Arab clients. Russia’s state-owned Rosoboronexport has been negotiating defense contracts with such countries as Algeria, Libya and Syria. Officials said several contracts could be signed over the next few weeks. “We expect to sign corresponding contracts with a range of Latin American and Arab states in the very near future,” Rosoboronexport deputy director-general Alexander Mikheev said.

Russian hydro electric plant disaster toll rises to 67

Putin orders $31,500 payments to families of Siberian dam victims

Payments Doubled for Dam Victims' Families

Russia: Arrests in Ship's Disappearance

Did the Mossad hijack Russian ship to stop Iran arms shipment?

I hope so!
Israeli officials dismissed the reports as "classic conspiracy theories," but defense experts noted that Israel has a record of seizing foreign vessels carrying arms to its enemies.
Russia Bracing for Spread of Dangerous TB Strains
cough cough PANIC cough cough

Putin Doubles Gokhran's Diamond Purchasing Budget

Russia's Moves Raise Doubts About Obama's Diplomatic 'Reset'

Ya think?

What Matters Is What Putin Says


Eurasian Secret Services Daily Report
1) Sailors of Arctic Sea interrogated and barracked at FSB troops location, alleged pirates arrested at Moscow court

2) Documents contained in new collection were declassified by Russian Foreign Intelligence Service already three years ago - radio

3) United Russia candidates for governor checked by secret services which collected special files

4) Candidates to spetsnaz unit not admitted without parent’s consent - deputy director of Russia’s Federal Security Service

5) Lithuania denies allegation that one of confidential CIA prisons was nearby to Vilnius

6) Belarus KGB busy with bringing up children-patriots

7) Rakhat Aliyev suspected of delivery of confidential information on Kazakhstan’s Ambassador to UK

8) Kazakhstan’s security forces held operational and tactical anti-terrorist exercises in Aktau
Russia finds he who pays the gas piper in Central Asia, plays the tune

The Great Pipeline Opera

PR groups cash in on Russian conflict
Russia, South Ossetia and Abkhazia are using public relations firms to influence the western media.
Merchant fleet of Turkmenistan replenished by glorious Russian-made vessels
"Sumbar" is the first large-capacity vessel in the Turkmen fleet that is capable of transporting six types of petroleum products simultaneously. It is fitted with latest technology and equipment that meet the environmental safety standards. Another new tanker "Khazar" will arrive in the coming months at the sea port of Turkmenbashi.
Preliminary date for Caspian countries' summit determined
The Kazakh, Russian, Azerbaijani and Turkmen presidents will discuss the status of the Caspian Sea at a summit in Aktau. According to preliminary information, the meeting will be held on September 13, the Kazakh presidential press-service told Trend News.
Tajik envoy says Zardari gave new zeal to Pak-Tajik ties

Central Asian lake under threat
The people of Lake Balkhash are worried. Little by little, their pearl of southern Kazakhstan appears to be diminishing.
Kazakhstan's First Islamic TV Launched With Ramadan

Closer China-Kazakhstan cooperation helps Xinjiang's development

US rejects reports of talks on new military base in Uzbekistan

Photo Report: Cotton-picking in Uzbekistan

Small Investors Face Big Hit in ETF Push
U.S. regulators have begun targeting the big-time speculators suspected of artificially inflating prices for oil, natural gas and gold. Turns out some of the big guys happen to be small fry.
The Raging Bull Market in Resources
Tantalum, Uranium, etc etc etc

Oil Trades Near 10-Month High on Speculation Demand Recovering

The war on capitalism
The green movement is a form of pantheism. It hopes to sacrifice prosperity, abundance and wealth at the altar of a false god.
Bill Clinton gets business deals in Peru and Colombia
Bill Clinton knows how to make good friends -and how to use them- no matter who they are.
Big brother comes to Kentucky, redux

Less than a week ago, we suggested that Big Brother had finally come to Kentucky, inasmuch as the state government was starting to compile the health records of all Kentuckians in a central computer data base. Today, we learn that our masters in Frankfort have set up a state-wide “snitch” line, so citizens can report on any untoward behavior on the part of their neighbors.

Kentucky’s Office of Homeland Security has commenced operation of “Eyes & Ears on Kentucky,” an anonymous telephone tip line for reporting “suspicious” activity. The telephone service will enable anyone to report activity that might “logically pose a threat“ to individuals, community or the commonwealth of Kentucky. Dialing the tip line—1-866-393-6659—connects callers with the Kentucky Intelligence Fusion Center. Information is then forwarded to the appropriate law-enforcement agency, other appropriate first responders, or because of details provided, to an intelligence specialist for quick analysis.

“Citizens are safer when potential harm is intercepted and prevented or at least reduced in magnitude. Eyes & Ears can be a key component for community security,” said Tom Preston, KOHS executive director. “If you see something suspicious, whether it is an irregular activity or item you believe dangerous, report it! We will be in instant contact with the appropriate law enforcement agency or other first responders while concurrently providing intelligence analysis where necessary and appropriate.”

DHS-ICE: More Badges of Dishonor
"A whistleblower came to the Subcommittee in early 1991 documenting a number of problems with the Customs Firearms Program, including several lost or stolen Customs firearms which no one seemed to care about. " In one case, the whistleblower documented nine firearms which disappeared in 1983. The documentation shows that the firearms were in the possession of a former Assistant Commissioner of Internal Affairs. He returned them six days after the Subcommittee requested specific information from Customs regarding those firearms. The firearms had been unaccounted for eight years.

The Treasury IG identified additional instances where firearms were taken by separated and retired Customs employees. "The Customs employee who blew the whistle on problems with the firearms program spent years trying to get Customs management to correct the problems before coming to the Subcommittee. Instead of correcting the problems, Customs managers fired the whistleblower.

Moreover, when the Subcommittee made its first formal request for information regarding the firearms program in May 1991, Customs claimed that the program had undergone extensive review by Customs' Office of Internal Affairs and the Treasury IG and that there was no indication of major problems.
Meet Homeland Security's New Bioterror Czarina

On Friday, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) with 4.7 million members voted lifted its ban that prohibited sexually active gay and lesbian people from serving as ministers. Under the new policy, Lutheran congregations will be allowed to hire homosexuals as pastors as long as they are in a “committed relationships” with their gay and lesbian lovers. Prior to this ruling, gays and lesbians had to remain celibate in order to administer the sacraments.

And now....A LUTHERAN DA'WA!

Outrage over Turkish TV's bid to make atheists 'experiment with God'
LONDON - Muslim leaders are ranting over the latest series of bizarre programmes on Turkish TV that will try to convert atheists with the help of a priest, a rabbi, an imam and a Buddhist monk. The 12 skeptics will be involved in face-to-face talks and group discussions with holy men and will visit mosques, temples and churches in the ‘Penitents Compete’. Those who ‘will find God’ in the eight-week series, due to begin in September, will win a trip to their new favourite holy shrine, reports the Daily Express. The proposed show has left many enraged, including Ali Bardakoglu, the president of Turkey’s Office of Religious Affairs, who said it was a “fatal error” and a “debasement of religion”, as per Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine.
Health Care Reform Drawing More Criticism From Left
Through most of the summer, opposition to President Obama and his health-care initiative has come almost entirely from the right. In the past week, however, the president has been trying to tamp down a noisy uprising on the left. The immediate cause for the rebellion is growing concern among Obama's progressive allies that he is prepared to deal away the public insurance option to win passage of a health-care bill. Obama insists that he still prefers the public option as part of any legislative package, but some friends on the left now clearly doubt his resolve.

Should the Oil Company Executives Go on Trial?

Obama science guru John Holdren isn't sure. Michael Egnor, writing for the Science & Public Policy Initiative, reports on a television show last year when Holdren was asked about trying company executive for "crimes against humanity" for doubting global warming:

I couldn't really say. I'm not qualified to assess what the heads of oil companies, past or present, have done in this domain. My understanding is that Exxon, in particular, did fund a variety of small think tanks to generate what amounts to propaganda against understanding of what climate change was doing and the human role in causing it. Whether that sort of activity really constitutes crimes against humanity is something for those more embedded in the legal system than I to judge ...

Maybe Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will get to rule on the case.

With Smiles, Obama Leaves Capital Behind
“He is a chess player in a town with a lot of checker players,” said David Plouffe.

New Mexico: Officials find uranium ore at port of entry
ANTHONY - A box of uranium ore was discovered Friday at the Anthony port of entry, according to New Mexico State Police. A Fed-Ex truck going through radiological screening set off an alarm and was found to be emanating high levels of gamma rays. The uranium ore was found in an unmarked, 8-inch by 8-inch by 8-inch box mailed by an out-of-state firefighter who travels the country teaching how to detect radiological dirty bombs, according to state police, which did not release the firefighter's name.

It is legal to ship uranium ore, but it must be disclosed to the shipping company and a placarded and hazardous material-certified driver must drive the truck. Vehicles carrying low-level, naturally occurring radioactive material in things like clay floor tiles, gravel, fertilizer and propane sometimes trip alarms.
Children crippled by India's uranium waste
Hundreds of children in the Punjab have been contaminated with uranium in a scandal with implications that could extend far beyond the borders of . Scientists and health workers have sounded the alarm after being confronted with a dramatic rise in birth defects, physical and mental abnormalities, and cancers in the Indian state. A subsequent Observer investigation has uncovered evidence linking the contamination to ash from the region's coal-fired power stations.

India receives uranium for Kudankulam second unit

US's Yucca Mountain nuclear project in meltdown

In the Nevada Desert, the US Federal government has spent the last 22 years hollowing out the inside of a mountain – but the whole project has been a complete waste of time. In a staggeringly expensive about turn, the Yucca Mountain project is about to be canned. Yucca Mountain was meant to solve one of the country's main energy problems, but one of the most powerful men in the country appears to have put a stop to it – just one year before the site was due to open.

His name is Senator Harry Reid. Yucca Mountain was – and technically still is – the US's official repository for spent nuclear fuel rods. A series of tunnels 1,000 feet below the mountain surface has been carefully bored. The project, which was expected to cost $96bn (£58bn) over its lifetime, is situated in the most extensively studied piece of geology anywhere on the planet. It is also extremely controversial. As nuclear power enjoys a renaissance all over the world, the problem of what to do with spent nuclear material is once again high on the agenda. The Yucca Mountain repository was expected to hold 77,000 tonnes of nuclear waste safely away from danger.

Located in a desert, the water table is deep and the area is sparsely populated. The mountain is also within the boundaries of the Nevada Test Site, where about 800 nuclear explosions have already taken place – including more than 20 tests by the British. The location appears ideal. In fact, given the area's past and the level of nuclear material already discharged in the area, some nuclear industry insiders have been surprised at the strength of the opposition. Despite this, the new Obama administration is going to pull the plug. In effect, it already has.

Earthquakes near and far shake up Alaska wells

3 bodies of 1,000-yr-old mysterious tribal group found in Alaska
Construction workers unearthed the remains of three humans in Kivalina, Alaska, who are believed to have been members of a mysterious tribal group from about 1,000 years ago. According to a report in The Arctic Sounder, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium was doing excavation for Kivalina’s new wastewater treatment plant when they came across some old bones, which an onsite archeologist determined to be animal bones.

Construction resumed until more bones were found - this time human. Three bodies were found close to each other, two together and one in what could have been a wooden house. Archeologists won’t be certain how old the Kivalina remains are until radiocarbon dating is done, but they believe the bodies were members of the Ipiutak - a group that lived in Alaska from about 500 to 900 A.D. Artifacts found with the bodies show the elaborate, stylized engravings on ivory and artistic motifs that were characteristic of the group. The discovery shows that Kivalina was occupied by humans about a thousand years longer than historians previously knew.


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