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Americans’ Most Liked and Hated Nations

Posted by avideditor on March 5, 2008

Of 22 countries rated in Gallup’s 2008 World Affairs survey, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, and Japan win favor with at least 80% of Americans, while Iraq, the Palestinian Authority, North Korea, and Iran are viewed favorably by no more than 20%.

Israel is only the 5th most liked country. It looks like the Wahabbi anti Israel propaganda is paying off.

read more | digg story

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Vast majority of Israelis against negotiations with Hamas

Posted by avideditor on March 5, 2008

73 percent of Israelis are “dissatisfied” with the government’s conduct in trying to stop the Kassam fire. 44% of those surveyed said they supported a wide scale operation in Gaza, 20% favored pinpoint operations against terror cells and 21% said they would back negotiations with Hamas.

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Society of Professional Journalists Advocates Whitewashing Islam

Posted by avideditor on March 5, 2008

Charles from LGF has found this revealing piece of information which gives light to the reason for the media bias in Main Stream Media. If one can not properly address the reasons behind a problem we will lose the ability to fix it. I am sure some one at the Society of Professional Journalism got paid off with Islamist oil money. I just wish some real journalist would investigate it.

Society of Professional Journalists Advocates Whitewashing Islam: “

If you’ve wondered why so many mainstream media stories about Islamic issues omit important details and draw spurious morally equivalent conclusions, wonder no more. They’re doing it on purpose.

This was apparently released by the Society of Professional Journalists shortly after the 9/11 attacks: Guidelines for Countering Racial, Ethnic and Religious Profiling.

On Oct. 6 at its National Convention in Seattle, the Society of Professional Journalists passed a resolution urging members and fellow journalists to take steps against racial profiling in their coverage of the war on terrorism and to reaffirm their commitment to:

— Use language that is informative and not inflammatory;

— Portray Muslims, Arabs and Middle Eastern and South Asian Americans in the richness of their diverse experiences;

— Seek truth through a variety of voices and perspectives that help audiences understand the complexities of the events in Pennsylvania, New York City and Washington, D.C.

Guidelines

Visual images

— Seek out people from a variety of ethnic and religious backgrounds when photographing Americans mourning those lost in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania.

— Seek out people from a variety of ethnic and religious backgrounds when photographing rescue and other public service workers and military personnel.

— Do not represent Arab Americans and Muslims as monolithic groups. Avoid conveying the impression that all Arab Americans and Muslims wear traditional clothing.

— Use photos and features to demystify veils, turbans and other cultural articles and customs.

Stories

— Seek out and include Arabs and Arab Americans, Muslims, South Asians and men and women of Middle Eastern descent in all stories about the war, not just those about Arab and Muslim communities or racial profiling.

— Cover the victims of harassment, murder and other hate crimes as thoroughly as you cover the victims of overt terrorist attacks.

— Make an extra effort to include olive-complexioned and darker men and women, Sikhs, Muslims and devout religious people of all types in arts, business, society columns and all other news and feature coverage, not just stories about the crisis.

— Seek out experts on military strategies, public safety, diplomacy, economics and other pertinent topics who run the spectrum of race, class, gender and geography.

— When writing about terrorism, remember to include white supremacist, radical anti-abortionists and other groups with a history of such activity.

— Do not imply that kneeling on the floor praying, listening to Arabic music or reciting from the Quran are peculiar activities.

— When describing Islam, keep in mind there are large populations of Muslims around the world, including in Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, India and the United States. Distinguish between various Muslim states; do not lump them together as in constructions such as ‘the fury of the Muslim world.’

— Avoid using word combinations such as ‘Islamic terrorist’ or ‘Muslim extremist’ that are misleading because they link whole religions to criminal activity. Be specific: Alternate choices, depending on context, include ‘Al Qaeda terrorists’ or, to describe the broad range of groups involved in Islamic politics, ‘political Islamists.’ Do not use religious characterizations as shorthand when geographic, political, socioeconomic or other distinctions might be more accurate.

— Avoid using terms such as ‘jihad’ unless you are certain of their precise meaning and include the context when they are used in quotations. The basic meaning of ‘jihad’ is to exert oneself for the good of Islam and to better oneself.

— Consult the Library of Congress guide for transliteration of Arabic names and Muslim or Arab words to the Roman alphabet. Use spellings preferred by the American Muslim Council, including ‘Muhammad,’ ‘Quran,’ and ‘Makkah,’ not ‘Mecca.’

— Regularly seek out a variety of perspectives for your opinion pieces. Check your coverage against the five Maynard Institute for Journalism Education fault lines of race and ethnicity, class, geography, gender and generation.

— Ask men and women from within targeted communities to review your coverage and make suggestions.

(Via Little Green Footballs.)

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Sierra Leone: Women Protest To Mutilate Their Daughters

Posted by avideditor on March 5, 2008

Konservo wrote this great blog post.

Sierra Leone: Women Protest To Mutilate Their Daughters: “

Come on, people! It’s the 21st fucking century!

FREETOWN (AFP) – Some 800 women in the Sierra Leone town of Kailahun paraded Tuesday in favour of genital mutilation and told donors opposed to the practice to keep their money, demonstrators and witnesses said.

Sierra Leone:

Demographics

  1. pop. 6,144,562 (July 2007 est.)
  2. Muslim 60%, Christian 10%, indigenous beliefs 30%

FGM/FGC (explicit illustrations)

(Via Dj Konservo.)

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Geert Wilders film website goes online

Posted by avideditor on March 5, 2008

I can not wait.

Geert Wilders' film website goes online: “

It appears Geert Wilders is getting ready to release or promote his film with a new website.  The film may be shown here, as well:

Coming_soon

The Hague – The website for the anti-Qur’an film Fitna by Geert Wilders is online under the name fitnathemovie. There is little to see at the moment: only the cover of the Quran with the text ‘Allahu Akhbar’, which means ‘God is Great’ and ‘Geert Wilders presents Fitna – Coming Soon’ against a black background.

Party for Freedom leader Geert Wilders announced two weeks ago that his film will be shown on this website. He is also negotiating with television stations to broadcast Fitna.

On Tuesday, Mr Wilders said he was prepared to show the film to the national terrorism coordinator Tjebbe Joustra one day ahead of it being broadcast on the condition that it would not be banned. The MP stresses that his film does not contravene Dutch law.

RadioNetherlands

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Qatar seen bankrolling Hamas

Posted by avideditor on March 5, 2008

Israel should bomb those Jihadi funding slave labor over developed Dubai.

Qatar seen bankrolling Hamas: “Nicholas Kralev
JERUSALEM

Palestinian officials yesterday said Hamas is receiving millions of dollars from the Gulf state of Qatar, some of which they suspect is used to purchase weapons.

The comments were issued as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s peace mission faltered under new Israeli air and ground assaults on the Gaza Strip. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ rejected her request to resume peace talks.
Miss Rice repeatedly demanded during a visit to the region that the militant Islamist Hamas, which rules Gaza, stop launching rockets at Israeli cities.

She declined to name a specific country or person with sufficient sway over the militant group to change its behavior.

Palestinian Authority officials, however, said that oil-rich Qatar has been such a staunch supporter and promoter of Hamas — both financially and politically — that it is in a unique position to influence the Hamas leadership.

‘Qatar gives Hamas millions of dollars a month [on average],’ a senior aide to Mr. Abbas told The Washington Times on the sidelines of the Rice-Abbas meetings in the West Bank city of Ramallah. ‘They say the money is for the people of Gaza, but Hamas steals it, and some of it may be used to buy weapons.’

In fact, the aide noted, Qatar has much more money to spare than Syria and Iran, both of which are also strong backers of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.

A second Palestinian official said that Qatar has not been shy in declaring its political support for Hamas and that it regularly hosts the group’s leaders in the capital, Doha. Qatar also has offered repeatedly to broker a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel, this official said.

Qatar hosts one of the largest pre-positioning bases for the American military outside of the United States, with warehousing and storage facilities for a heavy armored U.S. Army brigade and the U.S. Air Force, according to globalsecurity.org.

During the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the U.S. directed much of the air war from a command center in Qatar.

Yet its relationship to the U.S. remains an enigma. It successfully lobbied other Arab states to join the U.S.-sponsored Middle East peace conference in Annapolis in November. A few weeks later, it angered the U.S. by hosting Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni withdrew from a high-profile conference in Doha in 2006 at the last minute because of the presence of a Hamas delegation. Israel and the United States refuse to speak directly with Hamas officials.

Last year, the emir of Qatar, Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, tried to talk Shimon Peres, then Israel’s deputy prime minister and now its president, into negotiating with Hamas.

Asked whether Mr. Abbas had suggested in his meeting with Miss Rice asking Qatar for help, the Palestinian officials replied that the Americans already know of Qatar’s influence with Hamas and do not need Palestinians to remind them.

Qatar is a major U.S. ally in the Gulf and hosts a large number of American troops.

Diplomats said the United States has been frustrated with the Qatari government for some time because it funds the Arab TV network Al Jazeera and supports Hamas.

U.S. officials said Miss Rice wants to restart talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, while isolating Hamas in hopes that Palestinians in Gaza will eventually turn against the group.

Mr. Abbas rejected her plea, demanding that Israel end military operations in Gaza first.

Mr. Abbas suspended the talks, which are part of a process started at a peace summit hosted by President Bush in Annapolis in November, after Israeli attacks killed more than 120 Palestinians, including women and children, during a five-day offensive that ended Monday.

Palestinians continued to fire rockets at Israel yesterday.

Last night, while Miss Rice was dining with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, the Israeli military began another assault.

About 25 armored vehicles rumbled into southern Gaza and clashed with militants. A 1-month-old baby was killed in the crossfire, the Associated Press quoted a medical official as saying.

The secretary told Palestinians earlier that she feels their pain from the Israeli military actions, but she put the blame squarely on Hamas.

‘There has to be an active peace process that can withstand the efforts of rejectionists to keep peace from being made. The people who are firing rockets do not want peace,’ she said. ‘They sow instability — that is what Hamas is doing.’

‘The United States is not unaware nor are we unfeeling of the human toll that has been experienced in this last week,’ Miss Rice told reporters in Cairo, the first stop on her two-day trip to the region.

In Washington, Mr. Bush said yesterday that he still thinks Israel and the Palestinians can reach a peace agreement this year.

‘This is a process that, you know, always has two steps forward and one step back. We’re just going to make sure that it’s only one step back,’ Mr. Bush told reporters in the Oval Office after meeting with Jordanian King Abdullah II.

• Jon Ward contributed to this report in Washington.

Update: Since this report was filed, Abbas reversed himself, again for the upteenth time, and has agreed to restart ‘peace talks’-doc“

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Foreign Ministry War Game to Simulate Gaza Conquest

Posted by avideditor on March 5, 2008

This looks like Israel is finally preparing to defend itself against the crazy Jihadis.

Foreign Ministry War Game to Simulate Gaza Conquest: “”

(IsraelNN.com) The Foreign Ministry will hold a war game Thursday simulating a situation in which Israel captures Gaza militarily, either completely or partially. The game is intended to prepare for all possible diplomatic and political scenarios.

The role of Prime Minister will be played by former minister Dan Meridor. The former Israeli ambassador to the U.S., Danny Ayalon, will play the part of George W. Bush and three Foreign Ministry officials will play Iranian President Ahmadinejad, Hizbullah chief Nasrallah and Syrian president Assad.

Senior officials in the Foreign Ministry will supervise the simulation closely.

(Via avideditorla’s shared items in Google Reader.)

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Israel values Gaza lives more than Gazans do

Posted by avideditor on March 5, 2008

This is a great look at how Israel values the life of even its enemies.

Israel values Gaza lives more than Gazans do: “As a followup to my story earlier today

From Ha’aretz (h/t Meryl Yourish):

According to reports from Gaza, dozens of Palestinian civilians were also killed in the fighting. The army says the fighting took place in a densely populated area, and Hamas gunmen sometimes using families hiding in their homes as human shields. The army also said the rules of engagement prohibit intentional firing on civilians, however in cases where a source of fire was clearly identified as coming from a home, permission was given to open fire without determining whether civilians were also present.

The officers said some of the Palestinian civilians were hit by ‘heavy and inaccurate’ Palestinian fire. In one case the commander of the brigade reconnaissance force saw a boy of about 10 sent to bring a weapon from a dead gunman after another gunman was killed trying to retrieve it. The commander ordered his men not to fire and the boy delivered the weapon to other armed men.

And this is from the most Arab-leaning newspaper in Israel.

Apparently, Israel cares more about Palestinian Arab civilians than PalArabs themselves do. For example, today Israeli police stopped an Ashkelon man from firing his own homemade rocket into Gaza:

Ashkelon resident Moshe Nissimpor decided that the best way to halt rocket fire from Gaza – in light of what he terms the government’s failure to do so – is some vigilante justice.

Nissimpor developed a homemade 200-millimeter ballistic missile which he planned to launch from Ashkelon into the Gaza Strip.

‘From this day onwards, we will push back to the stone age every place which dares shoot missiles into Israel’s sovereign territory,’ he said Wednesday. ‘It is time the world understood Israelis’ lives are not expendable.’

‘I’m afraid this is the only language the Palestinians understand, and this is the language in which we’ll speak to them. I have many Gazan Palestinian friends who live as Hamas hostages. Once we bring an end to the rocket fire, Gaza’s residents will also live in peace,’ he said.

Nissimpor arrived at the Ashkelon Municipality building with the missile painted black and lettered ‘to Hamas, from the residents of Ashkelon’ in red, and was planning to launch it.

Ashkelon residents gathered round to cheer him on and protest the government’s conduct, but at the eleventh hour, police stopped him from firing the missile and seized it.

‘I wish there were more ‘crazies’ like me in Israel,’ Nissimpor said as the crowd was dispersed by the police.

Given that many Gaza rockets fall short and injure Palestinian Arabs, we see that Israel is better at protecting Gaza civilians both from rockets and from bullets than the Gazan terror groups themselves.

(Via avideditorla’s shared items in Google Reader.)

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Massive Mad TV Skit Reenactment in Afghanistan

Posted by avideditor on March 5, 2008

This video is really funny

Massive Mad TV Skit Reenactment in Afghanistan: “

Afghan lawmakers chant, ‘Death to the enemies of Islam‘.

(Via The Jawa Report.)

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Israeli Cabinet Approves Hamas, Islamic Jihad Hit List

Posted by avideditor on March 5, 2008

More great news and commentary from Holger Awakens.

Israeli Cabinet Approves Hamas, Islamic Jihad Hit List: “

Whoa! Now, from time to time, DEBKA can be a bit ‘out there’ but in recent months, they have been dead on and this is huge breaking news. The Israeli Cabinet has given approval for Hamas and Islamic Jihad targets to be hit. Here’s how DEBKA describes it:

DEBKAfile’s military sources disclose that Israel’s security cabinet approved Wednesday, March 5, a series of terrorist targets for early attacks as part of a sustained military offensive against escalated Palestinian attacks from Gaza on Israeli civilians.
Prime minister Ehud Olmert and defense minister Ehud Barak earlier obtained a quiet nod from US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice before she wound up her visit. These targets are revealed here by DEBKAfile:
1. Chiefs and senior officers of Hamas’ and Jihad Islami’s armed wings.
2. Their senior political officials in the Gaza strip, excluding prime minister Ismail Haniyeh, but including hard-line Mahmoud a-Zahar.
3. Hamas and Jihad institutions, including police stations.

The really interesting piece here is the apparent sparing of Haniyeh – I guess the Israelis figure that would bring more outcry from the world than the other targets but dang, I sure wish the scum bag was on the list.

As some of you know that read here regularly, I have been pleading for this for six months. I am convinced that Hamas without its leaders will wilt and die and/or be gobbled up by Fatah and/or al Qaeda in Iraq. The Hamas leadership crossed the line with the missile campaign on Israel and must be forced to pay the price. The only issue I have here is that Hamas, under direction from Iran, has to have something up their sleeve. I believe that Iran has suggested a coordinated attack on Israel if Hamas gets in deep shit and that second prong would most like come from Hezbollah to the North.
Either way, this is welcome news to find that the Israelis will roll up their sleeves and utilize all at their disposal to gleen the ranks of Hamas leadership….be it one by one on a deserted Gaza street or a dozen meeting in a bunker.

Here’s the full story.

Exclusive: Israeli cabinet okays Hamas, Jihad Islami targets for attack

DEBKAfile’s military sources disclose that Israel’s security cabinet approved Wednesday, March 5, a series of terrorist targets for early attacks as part of a sustained military offensive against escalated Palestinian attacks from Gaza on Israeli civilians.
Prime minister Ehud Olmert and defense minister Ehud Barak earlier obtained a quiet nod from US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice before she wound up her visit. These targets are revealed here by DEBKAfile:
1. Chiefs and senior officers of Hamas’ and Jihad Islami’s armed wings.
2. Their senior political officials in the Gaza strip, excluding prime minister Ismail Haniyeh, but including hard-line Mahmoud a-Zahar.
3. Hamas and Jihad institutions, including police stations.
These decisions were taken at the security cabinet’s first exhaustive review of Israel’s Gaza options.
DEBKAfile’s sources reveal the ministers considered demolishing urban districts in Gaza which serve as launching pads for missiles after evacuating their inhabitants. No final decision was reached on this.
Our military sources report that these strikes are expected to let loose a stepped up Hamas Grad rocket barrage against Ashkelon or even points further north, such as Ashdod, both important Mediterranean port cities. Sderot, Netivot and Ofakim may also come under heavy missile attack and Hamas will make a supreme effort to bring off suicide attacks inside Israel.
Notwithstanding this expectation, the defense minister is determined to deny Hamas the ability to create a balance of deterrent with Israel. Therefore, the Israeli operation will persist even under heavy Hamas assaults.
In any case, the Palestinians launched a fresh onslaught on the heels of Rice’s departure after her talks with Palestinian and Israel leaders.
Five Katyusha rockets fired from Gaza at Ashkelon exploded on empty ground south of the city; four Qassam missiles were aimed at as Sderot and the Eshkol farming region, raising the total from Wednesday morning to eight.
Our military sources believe that the five rockets were deliberately aimed to explode harmlessly as a warning from Hamas of the violence in store if Israeli goes ahead with more military offensives. Military experts informed the cabinet that this was further proof that Hamas is now capable of precise targeting against specific locations.

(Via Holger Awakens.)

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Six female Muslim students shut out men from Harvard University gym

Posted by avideditor on March 5, 2008

It is scary how Islamic sharia is slowly eroding our freedoms.

Six female Muslim students shut out men from Harvard University gym: “

Six female Muslim students asked Harvard University to provide them with time in the gym alone with no men.  Harvard complied.  Below is an interview with Julie Shearson from CAIR who says this isnt about excluding anyone. 

(Via avideditorla’s shared items in Google Reader.)

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Microsoft’s Upcoming News Site Will Rate Media Bias

Posted by avideditor on March 5, 2008

This is going to be interesting. I wonder if MS will slant things like it slants MSNBC.

Microsoft’s Upcoming News Site Will Rate Media Bias: “

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Dude…

Microsoft is taking all of that unnecessary thinking out of the process by pre-chewing your news and spitting it on your plate.

The software giant is developing a new kind of news-aggregator that doesn’t just collect news; it determines news stories’ ideological bias and ‘emotional charge.’ No longer will you need to wonder if Maureen Dowd has a liberal bias or if NPR injects ‘emotional charge’ into a story about gun control. BLEWS figures it out, so you don’t have to!

Microsoft explains ‘what the blogosphere tells you about news’:

While typical news-aggregation sites do a good job of clustering news stories according to topic, they leave the reader without information about which stories figure prominently in political discourse. BLEWS uses political blogs to categorize news stories according to their reception in the conservative and liberal blogospheres.

It visualizes information about which stories are linked to from conservative and liberal blogs, and it indicates the level of emotional charge in the discussion of the news story or topic at hand in both political camps. BLEWS also offers a ‘see the view from the other side’ functionality, enabling a reader to compare different views on the same story from different sides of the political spectrum. BLEWS achieves this goal by digesting and analyzing a real-time feed of political-blog posts provided by the Live Labs Social Media platform, adding both link analysis and text analysis of the blog posts.

Microsoft evaluates a blog’s language around the link to the news story to determine the ‘emotional charge.’ Will BLEWS rate ideological rhetoric or the level of ranting and hysteria? Most significantly, BLEWS might expose the media bias that many on the right see on a daily basis, although the media will simply dispute the findings, as they have with recent studies.

Microsoft says it bases its classifications on whether a story is linked by a liberal or conservative blog. What about political blogs linking to news stories with which they ideologically disagree? NewsBusters links to many articles with liberal bias. Does that mean that Microsoft will rate those articles as conservative, or will BLEWS be sophisticated enough to tell the difference?

It is uncertain if BLEWS will be just another website or if it will be big enough to influence the media, but the unintended consequences will be interesting to watch. Will it widen the Internet’s ideological divide by giving readers a way to pre-screen their news so they don’t have to read stories that conflict with their views.

(Newsbusters)

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Israels fifth column calls for Palestinian unity

Posted by avideditor on March 5, 2008

I think it is time to get rid of Israel’s fifth column

Israel's fifth column calls for 'Palestinian' unity: “

Israel’s fifth column – its Arab Knesset members – called for ‘Palestinian’ unity
in the fight against Israel today. They also condemned the ‘silence’ of
Arab countries and Fatah’s alleged blaming Hamas for the Gaza ‘crisis.’

The Israeli Arab Higher Monitoring Committee convened for
an emergency meeting Sunday to discuss the escalating violence between
Israel and the Palestinians in Gaza.

The committee decided to
draft a proposal for national unity between Hamas and Fatah in light of
the situation, and plans to hold a mass rally in Umm al-Fahm Tuesday in
protest of the operation in the Strip.

Most of the
Israeli Arab MKs attended the meeting, and stressed the importance of
unity among the Palestinian factions in light of the fighting
.

‘Israel
is using the rift between the Palestinian factions to continue the
military operations and torpedo the peace process,’ Said Committee head
Shawki Khatib.

‘Only through true Palestinian unity can the Palestinians deal with the Israeli offensive. Our mission, as part of the Palestinian people… is to help our brothers deal with these existential challenges.’

MK
Jamal Zahalka claimed that ‘an offensive on Gaza is an offensive on the
entire Palestinian Authority, with everything that this entails.’ Both
Zahalka and MK Talab el-Sana (United Arab List-Taal) condemned Fatah
officials for saying that Hamas was responsible for the escalation in
the Strip.

El-Sanas party member MK Ibrahim Sarsour criticized
the lack of support for Gazas plight in the Arab world. ‘Israel has
been committing war crimes for 60 years, and the pain caused by the
bloodshed is coupled by the silence of the Arab world.’

Someone please remind me why these people are members of Israel‘s legislative body.

Cross-posted to Israel Matzav.

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Follow the Money: Rezko under investigation and deep in debt buys lot

Posted by avideditor on March 5, 2008

More stuff is coming up on how B. Hussain O’bama is corrupt.

Follow the Money: Rezko under investigation and deep in debt buys lot: “The questions continue regarding the June 15, 2005, purchase by Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) of his Hyde Park mansion and the adjoining vacant lot by Rita Rezko, the wife of indicted political fixer Antoin ‘Tony’ Rezko.

ABC News reported March 5, 2008, that in testimony before federal Judge Amy St. Eve on January 16, 2007, Rezko revealed that ‘he already knew he was under federal investigation at the time of the land purchase and had already hire[d] a criminal defense attorney to deal with the ‘feds’.’

According to a ‘previously sealed court transcript,’ Rezko, who is in debt by $50 million, now ‘relies on ‘family’ handouts of $7,500 a month to pay monthly costs.’ ABC News wrote that ‘Rezko’s bleak financial picture raises the question of how the Rezkos were able to buy a vacant lot adjoining the home of Sen. Barack Obama in 2005, at a time Rezko says he was already in deep debt.’

Note: On the aerial map, the lot is the one at the northwest corner of the intersection, not the one highlighted in red.

Power plant in Iraq
‘Rezko told the judge he had no current source of income, saying his last business deal involving a proposed power plant in Iraq had been cancelled,’ ABC News reported.

‘He said he had an ongoing relationship with Nadhmi Auchi, a London-based Iraqi billionaire convicted on French fraud charges, who Rezko described as a close friend and business associate.

‘Auchi came under investigation with the U.N. oil-for-food scandal, but no charges were brought, and he denied any wrongdoing.’

Also see related RezkoWatch articles here and here.

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House of Representatives condemns rocket attacks on Israel

Posted by avideditor on March 5, 2008

About time. I wish the House did this before Condi stopped Israel from protecting itself.

House of Representatives condemns rocket attacks on Israel: “House members endorse resolution condemning rocket fire from Gaza by sweeping majority, saying attacks constitute violation of human rights, international law”

(Via avideditorla’s shared items in Google Reader.)

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French “Youths” Kidnap & Brutally Torture Another Young Jew

Posted by avideditor on March 5, 2008

Things are looking worse and worse for Eurabia

French "Youths" Kidnap & Brutally Torture Another Young Jew: “French officials announced that there was a kidnapping and torture of another young Jewish man in Bagneux.

In 2006 Ilan Halimi was lured by a ‘honeypot’, attractive Audrey Lorleach, on a date where she passed him off to a French gang that had connections with Hamas. Ilan was tortured by the gang for three weeks with particular cruelty simply because he was a Jew. Relatives and neighbors, beyond the immediate circle of the gang, were told about the Jewish hostage and dropped in to participate in the torture! He was kept naked for weeks during his torture and up to his death when he was thrown from a train.

Bagneux is the same suburb where Ilan Halimi was lured and tortured for weeks by several ‘youths’ and their families before he was thrown from a train and died.
The European Jewish Press and LGF Quick Links reported:

French officials voiced outrage Wednesday after it emerged a gang had locked up and attacked a Jewish youth in the same Paris suburb where Ilan Halimi (pictured) was tortured to death two years ago.

Six youths from the southern Paris suburb of Bagneux, aged 17 to 25, are accused of locking up 19-year-old Mathieu Roumi in a storage room on February 22, beating and sexually tormenting him.

Aged 17 to 25, the six youths — who knew the victim — had falsely accused him of stealing from them in order to lure him into a trap, judicial sources said.

Once he arrived in the apartment of one of his aggressors, the young man was handcuffed on a radiator and beaten.

With a pen, the aggressors scrawled ‘dirty Jew’ and ‘dirty faggot’ on the face of their victim. Later they forced him to swallow down cigarette butts and to suck a condom on a stick. The man’s ordeal reportedly lasted nine and a half hours.

He was later hospitalised ‘in a state of shock’. He lodged a complaint.

‘We are shocked and outraged. We condemn such acts in the strongest term. Our city has values of tolerance, respect of differences, fight against racism, anti-Semitism and xenophobia,’ the Bagneux city hall said in a statement.

The head of the Jewish community of Bagneux, Philippe Ovadia, was to visit the young man’s family on Wednesday. The city is home of some 100 Jewish families.

The six aggressors face charges of group violence motivated by a person’s ‘real or supposed race, religion or sexual orientation’, acts of torture, blackmail and theft.

(Via avideditorla’s shared items in Google Reader.)

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Gaza Militants Call on Muslims to Bomb and Burn Down Danish Embassies, Kidnap Ambassadors and Slaughter Them on the Threshold of the Tomb of Prophet Muhammad

Posted by avideditor on March 5, 2008

Wow all of that for a movie 😉

Gaza Militants Call on Muslims to Bomb and Burn Down Danish Embassies, Kidnap Ambassadors and Slaughter Them on the Threshold of the Tomb of Prophet Muhammad: “Al-Jazeera TV (Qatar) – Duration: 00:06:02 – February 18, 2008”

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Crazy Jihadi Preacher

Posted by avideditor on March 5, 2008

These are some of the crazy quotes from this guy. 

Islam teaches us to do things professionally. Doing things professionally is a religious duty.The Prophet said that Allah ordered to excel in everything. He imposed excellence and professionalism. Professionalism must be followed in everything. “If you kill, do it properly, and if you slaughter, do it properly.” Even when killing, you must do well.Unfortunately, we do not excel in either military or civil industries. We import everything from needles to missiles. This is our nation. We still haven’t manufactured an engine in our Arab countries.[…]How come the Zionist gang has managed to be superior to us, despite being so few?It has become superior through knowledge, through technology, and through strength. It has become superior to us through work.We had the desert before our eyes but we didn’t do anything with it. When they took over, they turned it into a green oasis.How can a nation that does not work progress? How can it grow?

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Rocket Ingredients Found in ‘Humanitarian’ Shipment

Posted by avideditor on March 5, 2008

I think we need to cut off the shipments. If the Gazan people want to allow Jihadis to attack Israel, then I believe Israel should let them starve. 

Rocket Ingredients Found in ‘Humanitarian’ Shipment

(IsraelNN.com) Israeli authorities discovered chemicals used for explosives in the past hour after Israel opened up Gaza crossings for shipments of humanitarian goods. The chemicals were discovered in a sealed container and were intended for use in Kassam rockets.Israel opened up the borders following international protests that it is responsible for a shortage of food and supplies in Gaza, where Arab terrorists have continued to attack Israel with rockets.

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Posted by avideditor on March 5, 2008

I got this video left as a comment thanks for sharing M

 

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