Thu, 16 Jul 2009 12:45:00 GMT
Tel Aviv takes a step closer to war with Tehran as two Israeli warships sail through the Suez Canal within cruise-missile range of Iran.
Earlier this week, two Israel Navy gunboats, the Hanit and the Eliat, passed through the Suez Canal and across the Red Sea.
In a Thursday interview with the Times, a senior Israeli defense official said the move should be seen as serious preparations for a long-expected attack on Iranian nuclear… Continue
Added by Tara on July 16, 2009 at 9:19am —
Posted: July 14, 2009
9:53 pm Eastern
By Chelsea Schilling and Joe Kovacs
© 2009 WorldNetDaily
A U.S. Army Reserve major from Florida scheduled to report for deployment to Afghanistan within days has had his military orders revoked after arguing he should not be required to serve under a president who has not proven his eligibility for office.
His attorney, Orly Taitz, confirmed to WND the military has rescinded his impending… Continue
Added by Tara on July 15, 2009 at 11:41am —
Let us begin today with full disclosure: For those who don't know my position on global warming alarmism and its insidious uses, it is that this phenomenon is the greatest hoax in modern times and is being used to achieve things - bad things - quite apart from its ostensible goal of "saving the planet."
Al Gore wanders the spheroid he is determined to save, spouting increasingly inane observations as his bank account grows and his "carbon footprint" becomes ever more Godzilla-like,… Continue
Added by Tara on July 14, 2009 at 12:31pm —
by Jeff Huber, July 14, 2009
A July 5 story by David Sanger of the New York Times typifies how completely our mainstream media have been bulldozed by the warmongery’s propaganda machine. "Despite Crisis, Policy on Iran Is Engagement" states that "the accelerating crackdown on opposition leaders in Iran" will not deter the Obama administration from "seeking to engage the country’s top leadership in direct negotiations."
We don’t have a clue what’s actually going on in Iran.… Continue
Added by Tara on July 14, 2009 at 11:16am —
Two hard-line US lawmakers have called for greater efforts to topple the Tehran government, going as far as to suggest support for anti-Iran terrorist groups.
Democratic Representative and Chairman of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, Bob Filner called, on June 26, for greater support for what he called "resistance groups" in Iran, putting a special emphasis on the Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO), UPI reported.
On Sunday, Former House Speaker and leading… Continue
Added by Tara on July 14, 2009 at 10:31am —
(LONDON) - The House of Commons will tonight be debating the interception of a boat in international waters by the Israeli Navy and the abduction of six British civilians on board. The debate will be led by Emily Thornberry, MP, and constituent MP for Alex Harrison, a human rights worker who was one of those abducted.
On June 30th 2009 a small ferry, carrying 21 unarmed civilians and a small amount of humanitarian aid, was forcibly boarded by armed Israeli commandos as it sailed… Continue
Added by Tara on July 13, 2009 at 10:52am —
Israel's illegal settlers in the West Bank have set fire to more than 120 hectares of Palestinian land, the Ministry of Agriculture says.
In a series of attacks since the spring, settlers have gone on the offensive, attacking Palestinian farmers particularly in villages surrounding the cities of Nablus and al-Khalil (Hebron), the Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture said on Sunday.
The ministry issued a statement after settlers in the West Bank town of Beit Ummar set fire… Continue
Added by Tara on July 13, 2009 at 1:30am —
By Gregg Zoroya, USA TODAY
WASHINGTON — Pentagon health experts are urging Defense Secretary Robert Gates to ban the use of tobacco by troops and end its sale on military property, a change that could dramatically alter a culture intertwined with smoking.
Jack Smith, head of the Pentagon's office of clinical and program policy, says he will recommend that Gates adopt proposals by a federal study that cites rising tobacco use and higher costs for the Pentagon and Department of Veterans… Continue
Added by Tara on July 11, 2009 at 11:21am —
The former speaker of the US House of Representatives has said that the US should "sabotage" Iran's oil and gas infrastructure as part of its efforts to bring down the government.
In an interview with Al Jazeera's Avi Lewis for the Fault Lines programme, Republican Newt Gingrich said targeting Iran's refinery would spark an economic crisis that would destabilise the government in Tehran.
He said the US should "use covert operations … to create a gasoline-led crisis to try… Continue
Added by Tara on July 11, 2009 at 12:43am —
Though I don't subscribe to their beliefs and such....it is becoming quite clear that freedom of speech isn't so free anymore and what happens in the UK eventually makes its way to our shores. They don't even lock up pedophiles and rapists as long as they're locking up these two guys.
Two men have been jailed after becoming the first in the UK to be convicted of inciting racial hatred online.
Simon Sheppard, 51, of Selby in… Continue
Added by Tara on July 10, 2009 at 11:01am —
By Alister Bull
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A proposal from a long-time congressional foe of the Federal Reserve that could give lawmakers sway over monetary policy has won the support of a majority in the House of Representatives, alarming officials at the U.S. central bank.
The Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2009, put forward by Republican Representative Ron Paul of Texas, now has 250 co-sponsors in the House. It will get air-time on Thursday during a congressional hearing on… Continue
Added by Tara on July 9, 2009 at 9:40am —
By Matthew Shaer | 07.08.09A series of attacks on computer networks in South Korea and the US was apparently the work of North Korean hackers, several news agencies are reporting today. The attacks, which targeted the White House, the Pentagon, and the Washington Post, among other high-level institutions, are raising concerns that the long-simmering conflict with North Korea is expanding into a dangerous new theater.
According to Seoul’s National Intelligence Service, the “attacks… Continue
Added by Tara on July 8, 2009 at 2:30pm —
US president goes on first trip to Russia and calls on Moscow to stop viewing America as an enemy
Luke Harding in Moscow guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 7 July 2009 15.07 BST Article history
Barack Obama today set out his vision for a new post-cold war world, and urged Russia not to interfere in… Continue
Added by Tara on July 7, 2009 at 12:19pm —
By Flavia Krause-Jackson
July 7 (Bloomberg) -- Pope Benedict XVI called for a new financial order with “real teeth” as Group of Eight leaders prepare to discuss ways out of the worst recession since World War II.
“Profit is useful if it serves as a means toward an end,” he wrote in a letter to Catholic bishops worldwide published today. “Once profit becomes the exclusive goal, if it is produced by improper means and without the common good as its ultimate end, it risks… Continue
Added by Tara on July 7, 2009 at 11:39am —
By FRANKLIN LAMB
Former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney returned home today after 6 days being held by the government of Israel while attempting with 21 colleagues to deliver humanitarian aid to Gaza on the vessel, the Spirit of Humanity.
“Don’t sign Miss Cynthia don’t sign!” So chanted a boisterous group of Palestinian teens and pre-teens in Beirut’s Shatila Refugee Camp demonstrating support for the Freegaza Humanity boat abductees on the 4th of July.
Added by Tara on July 6, 2009 at 2:31pm —
By BILL RODGERS Tribune Chronicle
POSTED: July 6, 2009
Two local peace activists were attempting to get medical supplies into Gaza this weekend, just days after a similar mission resulted in 21 people being detained by the Israeli military.
Werner Lange, of Newton Falls, left Saturday for Cairo, where he planned to join a convoy of about 100 trucks organized by the British-based activist group "Viva Palestina." Joining him will be Raed Khatib of Youngstown, a… Continue
Added by Tara on July 6, 2009 at 10:03am —
Happy Independence Day everyone!!!!!!
Philadelphia PA - The City of Brotherly Love has abandoned its traditional Independence Day fireworks. The city will screen Al Gore's 'An Inconvenient Truth' for the public instead.
The birthplace of America has decided to set an example for the nation by banning fireworks which release a large amount of carbon dioxide when they explode.Barbecues were banned last year for the same reason. Except they don't explode… Continue
Added by Tara on July 4, 2009 at 11:38pm —
Posted: July 03, 2009
12:10 am Eastern
By Bob Unruh
© 2009 WorldNetDaily
U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Tennessee Republican, has become the sixth co-sponsor of a proposal by Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla., that would require documentation of eligibility from presidential candidates.
She has joined Reps. John Campbell, R-Calif.; John R. Carter, R-Texas; John Culberson, R-Texas; Bob Goodlatte, R-Va.; and Randy Neugebauer, R-Texas, in support… Continue
Added by Tara on July 3, 2009 at 10:57am —
Added by Tara on July 2, 2009 at 9:58am —
A United Nations inquiry into the assassination of former Pakistani PM Benazir Bhutto begins on Wednesday.
It is headed by Chile's ambassador to the UN, Heraldo Munoz, and includes a former Indonesian attorney general and a former senior Irish police officer.
The inquiry will last six months and investigate the "facts and… Continue
Added by Tara on July 1, 2009 at 10:02am —