GOD Forgive Us...
Israel's move to hand over security in four key West Bank cities to Palestinian forces is a major step forward for a U.S. training program that has become a vital element in President Barack Obama's drive to revive the Middle East peace process. The program is headed Lt. Gen. Keith W. Dayton of the U.S. Army, a veteran of the Iraq War. Since he started his mission three years ago, he has been credited with rebuilding the Palestinian security forces that were devastated by the Israelis after the intifada, or uprising, began in September 2000.See Also: THE UNITED STATES OF PALESTINE
That left the West Bank in chaos and prey to criminal gangs that became a law unto themselves. In June 2007, Hamas seized control of the Gaza Strip from the Palestinian Authority, and challenged the dominance of the mainstream Fatah movement. The Americans reason that helping the Fatah-controlled Palestinian Authority regain control of security in the West Bank is a precondition for progress toward stability and resolution of the 60-year-old conflict with Israel. Regaining security control is seen as a major step in the tortuous process of establishing an independent Palestinian state.
"These guys now feel like they're on a winning team, they're building a Palestinian state," Dayton said in February.
Occupation destroys chance of peace with Israel: Abbas
"Time is short and the risks are accumulating because of the continued suffering of the Palestinian people, who are weighed down by the last foreign occupation in the world," Abbas said."We call on the world to ensure that international law prevails and to put pressure on Israel until it stops all its settlement activities in the Palestinian territories, including east Jerusalem."Joint Statement by the Quartet ~US Department of State
Recalling that transformative change on the ground is integral to peace, the Quartet welcomes the Palestinian Authority's plan...Palestinian state in 2 years gets qualified Quartet nod
PNA, Hamas warn of worldwide tension over Jerusalem standoff
Palestinians attack Jewish worshippers at Temple Mount
Jordan strongly condemns Israelis' breaking into al-Aqsa mosque
Israel seals West Bank for Yom Kippur
DAR AL HAYAT Sez:
Obama Shows Modesty before the World and Announces the Failure of "Unipolarity"
Bow, Dhimmi, bow.... Lower.
Over the Palestinian-Israeli issue as well, the European stance was outspoken in criticizing Israel’s violations and in demanding that it do what it should do: “as a friend of the people of Israel, we tell the Israeli Government to reach out for peace; to end occupation; to respect international law; to work for a two-state solution; to immediately end all settlement activities on occupied land, including in East Jerusalem; and to end the isolation of Gaza”.Obama's 'Final Solution' for Israel
The US President, for his part, did not mention the necessity of respecting international law when he spoke of Israel, but made sure to correct a mistake he committed during the tripartite meeting that brought him together with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, when he spoke of “restraining” settlement-building activity. He said before the General Assembly that “America does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements”, and that the time had come to return to “negotiations – without preconditions – that address the permanent-status issues: security for Israelis and Palestinians; borders, refugees and Jerusalem”, asserting the establishment of a Palestinian state “that ends the occupation that began in 1967, and realizes the potential of the Palestinian people” alongside “a Jewish State of Israel, with true security”. He demanded that “Israel respect the legitimate claims and rights of the Palestinians” and that the Palestinians cease their “vitriolic attacks” against the Israelis and “recognize Israel’s legitimacy, and its right to exist in peace and security”.
That bad seed of anti-Semitism planted in the heart of Barack Obama by Rev. Wright was in full bloom during Obama's speech at the U.N. Ambassador Bolton wisely stated that President Obama's U.N. address just put "Israel on the chopping block."Israel News: Goldstoned Again
Everybody must get Goldstoned....
Hamas Fighters Identified in Mosque, School Attacks
Go Johnny GO
The Goldstone commission has been dealt another blow to its already tattered reputation.
Jonathan Halevi, who recently detailed how over 90 percent of the Gazan policemen killed in the initial Israeli strike were members of Palestinian terror groups, has now published a report that provides the names and personal details of Hamas operatives and affiliated terrorists killed in each of four highly publicized incidents in which the Goldstone report alleges Israel targeted Palestinian civilians. Halevi's report deals with the strike on the Ibrahim al-Maqadma mosque, the shelling of the al-Fakhura UN school, the attack on the al-Sammouni home and the killing of Khaled Abd Rabbo's daughters.
John McTernan has discovered predictions within the ancient Jewish writings of the prophet Obadiah that point to a major earthshaking war that is about to erupt. Learn how this will impact you and your family and how you can avoid being a victim of God's coming warning judgments.LIFE in Israel ~ 1948
Sheikh Qaradawi and the concept of Jihad
The Palestine Telegraph - London,UK
All they needed to do in order to enjoy the rights of protection by the Muslim state alongside Muslims was for those able to pay the jizya tax to do so....Egypt warns of Mideast nuclear arms race
FBI investigating Somali suicide bombing
NAIROBI, Kenya — FBI agents are investigating whether an American teenager detonated one of two stolen UN vehicles packed with explosivesKing Abdullah to Visit Syria, Khoja in Beirut Soon
Ex-German leader backs Iranian gas supplies for Nabucco pipeline
Pakistan urges OIC for a proactive role in projecting Muslim causes
Ban highlights collaboration between UN and Islamic bloc
The United Nations and the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) share the common goals of peace, security and global harmony, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, highlighting joint efforts in a range of hotspots around the world. At the OIC’s annual coordination meeting in New York, Mr. Ban congratulated the group – the collective voice of the Muslim world, representing one fifth of humanity – on its 40th anniversary.Iraqi Police Recapture 8 of 16 Escaped Al-Qaida Prisoners
“I deeply appreciate your collaboration with the United Nations and look forward to working more closely together in addressing the threats and challenges of our times,” he said in a message delivered by Shaaban Shaaban, Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly Affairs and Conference Management. He noted that the partnership between the UN and the OIC includes collaboration on preventive diplomacy and peace-building in Asia and Africa, whether it is cooperating on Iraqi elections or promoting efforts to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Mr. Ban said he looked forward to further collaboration in Somalia, and urged the OIC to contribute the much-needed financial support to enable the Transitional Federal Government to expand its territorial control, maintain law and order, build institutions and deliver peace dividends. “Human security is not restricted to resolving political disputes such as these,” he noted. “We must promote human rights and good governance. “We must fight discrimination of any sort, including Islamophobia. We must fight faith-based violence, and foster tolerance, dialogue and mutual respect, as the UN Alliance of Civilizations initiative is doing,” he added.
Ahmadinejad: We do not have any confrontation with anyone
The Non-Aligned Movement. And 57 member states of the OIC, the Organization of the Islamic Conference, too have supported our position.Russia Urges Restraint Over Iran Nuclear News
Ahmadinejad Denies Iran Concealed Nuclear Facility
Iran Says Second Uranium Enrichment Plant Operational 'Soon'
Angry Reaction 'Shocked' Head of Iran's Nuclear Program
Calculating Output of the New Iranian Uranium Enrichment Plant
Iran Said to Test Long-Range Missile
Iranian general: Missile test a message to 'greedy' Western states
Venezuela Says Iran Is Helping It Look for Uranium
Oh those helpful Persians!
Venezuelan Minister Denies Iran Is Helping It
IBM Building 'Smarter City' Cloud In China
China's Oil Needs Affect Its Iran Ties
Gazprom delegation visits China
Kuwait: BP interested in China refinery
Yen Rallies to Seven-Month High as Japan Opposes Intervention
“I do not believe in a G2 bi-hegemony”
Bi-Hegemony! Who knew?
It’s the first book from an American author speaking of an After America future. The American Century, the Uncle Sam hegemony, the lonely superpower golden times, and more broadly the American Civilization has come to the end of its long climb to global preeminence. Period. Americans and Europeans and other allies have to understand this new reality and act accordingly.
For the moment, there’s no superpower substitute. And an After America transitional period can develop a variable geometry of outcomes, even if an obvious “candidate” is always referred in popular conversations: China. “The world is pregnant, not with one possibility for what might come next, but with multiple possibilities. These embryos exist in parallel with one another – although at some point, a victor will presumably emerge, we are still probably a long way from reaching that point”, wrote Paul Starobin in After America (Viking, May 2009). History is always in the making – the future is always a matter of probabilities (and opportunities) rather than certainties.
Starobin, 52, a globalist, a former Moscow bureau chief for Business Week magazine and a writer for National Journal and Atlantic Monthly magazine, living in the Boston area, a member of the Red Sox Nation (the baseball team of the city), married with a woman from Tashkent (nowadays, capital of Uzbekistan), believes in “organic history” (no, no slow food), in History from the bottom-up. “History as a contingent, messy process, emerging from the soil of global politics, culture and economics”, he told me, in a long conversation about his book published in the US.
Paul has a Masters of Science degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics. In October 1st – 60th anniversary of Popular Republic of China - he will be at Houston, Texas, at the Rice University, for a talk and book signing. You can follow the book online.
Angela Merkel isn't about to do anything to jeopardise Germany's 'special relationship' with Russia...Kremlin Efforts to Exploit Russian Nationalist 'Brand'
The pro-Kremlin youth group Nashi has announced plans to hold a “Russian March” on November 4 in order to put a different ideological face on Russian nationalism than that which xenophobic groups like the Movement Against Illegal Immigration (DPNI) have given such events in past years. But instead of co-opting the Russian nationalist “brand” as they say they hope, the Nashi may provoke more nationalism, having announced that in contrast to their opponents, they consider all citizens of the Russian Federation to be Russians, using the word that refers to them as members of an ethnic community rather than the one that defines them politically.Russia assures Iran over Caspian Sea decisions
Caspian seals dying, blame thrower aimed at Kazakh Ministry of Agriculture
Glow Ball Warming!
"After reorganization of the ministries, the Committee for Water, Fauna, and Fish is a part of the Ministry of Agriculture now. Therefore, this question needs to be addressed to Mr. Kurishbayev, the Minister of Agriculture of Kazakhstan. "The researches have shown that death of seals is connected with climate warming. "It is not connected, but it is not the final point of view, with pollution of the waters of the Caspian Sea. According to Kazgidromet, it is normal. There is no ice cover," N. Ashimov said.Russian Real-Estate Tycoon Is Ordered to Pay Bank $110 Million
Architects reach for Russian sky
Glory to GAZPROM in the highest!
Russian ex-PM says Putin will rule to 2024
HAHAHA! You think Vlad intends to die THAT soon?
Brooklyn, Meet Your Oligarch
Mr. Prokhorov bankrolled a magazine for Russia's nouveau riche called Snob.A look at Russia's violence-wracked North Caucasus
Jehovah's Witnesses followers detained in Tajikistan
Readout of Indian and Tajik Bilateral Meetings
US Department of State
Briefing by Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs PJ Crowley
US Department of State ~ The Secretary had a meeting with the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon.ExxonMobil to help Turkmenistan to export energy resources to world markets
Human Rights Not High on Agenda As Clinton Meets With Turkmen Leader
There are no humans in Turkmenistan, move along, gleeking plebe....
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met this week with the leader of one of the world’s most repressive regimes but human rights abuses were not high on the agenda. “We’ve only got a certain amount of time [in bilateral meetings], and so we touch on the most important things,” assistant secretary of state Robert Blake Jr. told reporters after Clinton’s talks in New York with Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. “And human rights is not as big an issue in Turkmenistan as it is in some of the other Central Asian countries,” he added.President of Turkmenistan addresses UN General Assembly
Kazakhstan, China pledge to strengthen ties
IBM opens a Linux innovation center in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan plan new oil transit route
Kazakhstan expects oil output to rise by 6.2%
'New World Order' Emerging At G-20 Summit
STFU, you crazy spleen!
PITTSBURGH -- A new world order is emerging at the G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh with a decision by the group to become the premier coordinating body on economic issues. A joint communique was expected to show that emerging countries like China and India will be given more of a voice in how the global economy is run.G20 Leaders Agree to Phase Out Fossil Fuel Subsidies
G-20 leaders were also pledging to leave in place for now emergency measures taken last spring that have brought signs of global economic recovery, and to act as one to prevent a repeat of the financial meltdown. A copy of the draft document, which was obtained by Reuters, said in part: "We pledge to avoid destabilizing booms and busts in asset and credit prices and adopt macro-economic policies, consistent with price stability that will promote adequate and balanced global demand."
The draft also contains a promise to "make decisive progress on structural reforms that foster private demand and strengthen long-run growth potential." Briefing reporters, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said the group would not leave the status quo unchanged.
"We are not going to walk away from the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression and leave unchanged and leave in place the tragic vulnerabilities that caused this crisis," Geithner said. "And we have worked very hard at a very early stage in this process, in this administration, to build consensus on a very strong set of international standards for reform."
G-20 leaders: Bankers' pay should depend on success of their investments
Here's frikkin' LUGAR again...
However, the implementation of this historic deal would depend greatly on the diplomatic work by the new US ambassador to India, Senator Dick Lugar, the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said...Czar Paulson's Phone Logs
Paulson's phone logs, which I obtained after a Freedom of Information Act request, show that the Treasury chief kept in frequent touch with a virtual Who's Who of Wall Street's power players. But a half-hour block of time could prove to be the most intriguing bit of non-information in his schedule. Let me start from the beginning...Chavez Plans $5.7 Billion Sale of Bolivar Bonds
Can religion help the economic crisis?
Da'Waing you through Sharia Finance which will be rebranded as "MORAL CAPITALISM"
The worlds of economics and religion may seem far apart - but a meeting in South Korea has been attempting to narrow the gap between the two.Religious and political leaders gathered in Seoul for a conference on interfaith co-operation. They concluded their three-day meeting with a call for religious perspectives to be taken into account by governments tackling issues like the financial crisis.Found in "ChristianToday": Capitalism 'devastating' families, warns think tank
This unusual gathering brought diplomats and heads of religious groups around the same table. The Vatican representative was next to a Muslim leader, alongside delegations from nations across Europe and Asia. And as countries around the globe see their populations becoming increasingly varied in terms of culture and religion, the conference stated that social cohesion can be enhanced through interfaith dialogue.
And so it begins...
Call for setting up of global financial court
G-20 Unites to Curb Bank Pay, Align Economic Policy
Textron's CEO-elect predicts acquisitions beyond aerospace
House pushes for sweeping audit of the Fed
Fed Official: Policy Audits Undermine Independence
Letting a U.S. agency audit Federal Reserve monetary policy decisions would undermine the U.S. central bank's independence and could hamper its ability to control borrowing costs and support the dollar as the world's reserve currency, a Fed official said on Friday.Police: GPS technology helped find Federal Way killer
An exigent circumstances request was made to the company for continuous GPS tracking and subscriber information...Google-like tool helps Gilbert police get info fast
COPLINK is produced by a Tucson-based company, which describes the program as "a super Google for police officers," according to its Web site.US Intelligence Budget: $75 Billion, 200,000 Operatives
Telco Spy Immunity Up for Grabs
Speaking at San Francisco’s Commonwealth Club September 15, Director of National Intelligence Admiral Dennis C. Blair, disclosed that the current annual budget for the 16 agency U.S. “Intelligence Community” (IC) clocks-in at $75 billion and employs some 200,000 operatives world-wide, including private contractors.
In unveiling an unclassified version of the National Intelligence Strategy (NIS), Blair asserts he is seeking to break down “this old distinction between military and nonmilitary intelligence,” stating that the “traditional fault line” separating secretive military programs from overall intelligence activities “is no longer relevant.”
Lawmakers are considering key changes to the Patriot Act and other spy laws – proposals that could give new life to lawsuits accusing the nation’s telecommunications companies of turning over Americans’ electronic communications to the government without warrants.FBI Data Mining And Collection Programs Threaten Privacy Of Innocent Americans
President Barack Obama supported that telco-immunity legislation as an Illinois senator last year. President George W. Bush signed the bill, and a federal judge this summer dismissed the closely watched telecom lawsuits brought by the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
On Oct. 1, the Senate Judiciary Committee likely will consider revoking that immunity legislation as it works to revise the Patriot Act and other spy laws with radical changes that provide for more government transparency and more privacy protections.
The proposed changes to reduce executive branch power come from senators of Obama’s own party. The proposals represent a test of the government’s stated willingness to negotiate a new Patriot Act as three key provisions are set to expire by year’s end.
Obama to Hold Detainees Under Law Used by BushThe FBI and its National Security Branch Analysis Center (NSAC) have collected 1.5 billion records from public and private sources for a massive data mining operation, according to documents recently obtained by Wired magazine. The records collected by the FBI include financial records from corporate databases, such as hotel and rental car company transactions; millions of “suspicious activity reports” from financial institutions; millions of records from commercial data aggregators; a multitude of law enforcement and non-law enforcement government databases; and public information gleaned from telephone books and news articles. The NSAC records include the FBI’s Investigative Data Warehouse, which was identified in a 2007 Department of Justice Inspector General report as the database storing information collected by the FBI through the use of National Security Letters (NSLs).“Once again, the FBI has been found to be using invasive ‘counterterrorism’ tools to collect personal information about innocent Americans,” said Michael Macleod-Ball, Acting Director of the ACLU Washington Legislative Office. “It also appears that the FBI has continued its habit of gathering bulk amounts of personal information with little or no oversight.”
HAHAHAHA! The Hopium of the Asses! Behold your Obamanable Bushman! CHANGE!
Giant ACORN - nuts in shell game
The embattled community group ACORN, comprising a mind-boggling 94 different affiliates, amounts to "a big shell game," a biting Senate Finance Committee study shows. The study, by the staff of Iowa Republican Charles Grassley, reveals four ACORN charity groups give more than half their revenue to taxable entities that engage in "impermissible lobbying and political activity."ACORN Funded Political, For-Profit Efforts
ACORN misusing contributions
Why Obama Will Throw ACORN Under the Bus
US lawmakers told FEMA an 'army of bureaucrats'
Obama ignored some brutal history with his missile call
Obama's Dangerous UN Agenda
When it came to acting on behalf of peace in the 21st century, the Obama administration weighed “sphere of influence” against “sphere of security” and came down solidly on the side of the Russian czars.
I am referring to the administration's refusal to deploy long-range defensive ground-based interceptor (GBI) missiles in Poland. For an administration that insistently congratulates itself on “smart diplomacy,” this is a shortsighted decision that sets back 21st century collective defense (sphere of security) at least five critical years and likely longer.
Moreover, President Barack Obama's personal announcement of the policy decision was disastrously timed, an utter tin ear to grand history. Just three weeks ago, on Sept. 1, Poland's president Lech Kaczynski demanded an apology from Russia for the “stab in the back” that occurred Sept. 17, 1939, when Russian tanks invaded eastern Poland and began linking up with Nazi panzers attacking from the west.
On Sept. 17, 2009, free Poland (liberated 20 years ago from the dungeon of Kremlin tyranny) took another knife, as the Obama administration dumped the GBI deployment in favor of pursuing its befogged “reset” of relations with Vladimir Putin's Russia. Little wonder Poles have dissed the decision. The White House decision also damaged relations with the Czech Republic, which had agreed to host an anti-ballistic missile (ABM) radar as part of the defensive system. Recall in 1938 in Munich, the West sold out Czechoslovakia in an attempt to “reset” diplomacy with Adolf Hitler.
If you think the Poles and Czechs are overreacting, then you might brush up on World War II's effects on their nations and their extended prison term in the Kremlin's “sphere of influence” that followed it known as the Cold War.
Goodness Gracious Great Glow Balls of Fire!
Obama ready to work with Russia on nuclear non-proliferation
The Greening of American Faith and the Climate Change Bill
Jolly Green Popella is down with the Glow Ball Warming pogrom.
Czar Holdren: 'Sterilize Welfare Recipients'?
Heil, Heil, Ziggity Heil!
A sham 'compromise' health care bill waiting in the wings
Gay-Friendly Corporations on the Rise; Chevron Perfect, Exxon Fails
Chevron-Texaco Accused of Leaving Toxic Legacy
David Berlinski on the Darwinian Guild
NEWSWEEK: Dick Dawkins ~ The Angry Evolutionist
Do not hasten in your spirit to be angry, for anger rests in the bosom of fools.
~ Ecclesiastes 7:9
Dirty bomb emergency kit available online
Doctors Scramble Amid Medical Uranium Shortage
Arctic Oil Tempts Norway to Seek Drilling at 'Gates of Hell'
Norway started a push to explore for oil and natural gas in more remote regions like its Arctic volcanic island of Jan Mayen, as the country seeks to reverse almost a decade of dwindling North Sea output. “We’ve explored an increasingly large part of the Norwegian shelf,” Oil Minister Terje Riis-Johansen said in an interview on a trip to the barren outpost on Sept. 23. “If we now wish to develop Norway as an oil and gas nation, it will have to be in other areas.” Diminishing access to traditional reserves is prompting countries to turn to unconventional sources such as oil sands and shale-rock formations to meet demand. Russia, Canada, the U.S. and Iceland are vying for a stake of the Arctic, which may hold as much as 50 percent of the world’s undiscovered oil, according to BP Plc.9/19/2009: Magnitude 4.9 SVALBARD REGION
840 km (520 miles) NNW of Hammerfest, NorwayPutin opens Arctic to foreign energy firms
840 km (520 miles) NNW of Tromso, Norway
Geothermal has great potential as renewable energy source: Iceland FM
Geothermal drilling, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions
Iceland is the one of the most volcanic places on earth
Colombia stages its biggest earthquake drill
Global lithium rush continues
Most disgusting headline of the day:
Water crisis looming in future: How to profit from it
Archaeological Find: Egyptian Coins Bearing Name/Image of Joseph
According to the report in the Egyptian daily Al-Ahram, by Wajih Al-Saqqar, archeologists have discovered ancient Egyptian coins bearing the name and image of the Biblical Joseph.
“The researchers discovered the coins when they sifted through thousands of small archeological artifacts stored in [the vaults of] the Museum of Egypt. [Initially] they took them for charms, but a thorough examination revealed that the coins bore the year in which they were minted and their value, or effigies of the pharaohs [who ruled] at the time of their minting. Some of the coins are from the time when Joseph lived in Egypt, and bear his name and portrait.
Rare silver coins from 11th century discovered in England
“Research team head Dr. Sa’id Muhammad Thabet said… he had discovered in the vaults of the [Egyptian] Antiquities Authority and of the National Museum many charms from various eras before and after the period of Joseph, including one that bore his effigy as the minister of the treasury in the Egyptian pharaoh’s court…”
Businessman-Turned-Artist Retires On Greek Island, Discovers Oil
Chavez, Gaddafi seek new world order
G20 Advances New World Order, Media Admit
CRAZY Mutha-EFFIN' SPLEEN! STFUPski!
Almost as if a global memo had been sent out, headlines of major media outlets across the planet announced the unfolding of the coming “New World Order”