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I have always said that if Great Britain were defeated in war I hoped we should find a Hitler to lead us back to our rightful position among the nations.

I am sorry, however, that he has not been mellowed by the great success that has attended him.

The whole world would rejoice to see the Hitler of peace + tolerance + nothing would adorn his name in world history so much as acts of magnanimity + of mercy + of pity to the forlorn + friendless, to the weak + poor. ...

Let this great man search his own heart and conscience before he accuses anyone of being a warmonger.

07.Nov.1938 "Mr. Churchill's Reply" in The Times () Hitler is a monster of wickedness, insatiable in his lust for blood + plunder.

Not content with having all Europe under his heel, or else terrorized into various forms of abject submission, he must now carry his work of butchery + desolation among the vast multitudes of Russia + of Asia.

The terrible military machine, which we + the rest of the civilised world so foolishly, so supinely, so insensately allowed the Nazi gangsters to build up year by year from almost nothing cannot stand idle lest it rust or fall to pieces. . .

So now this bloodthirsty guttersnipe must launch his mechanized armies upon new fields of slaughter, pillage and devastation. Radio broadcast on the German invasion of Russia (June 1941)

2 The anonymous author was a Russian employed by the U.S. War Trade Board.

One of the three directors of the U.S. War Trade Board at this time was John Foster Dulles.
There is no concrete evidence that Jews were involved in the Bolshevik Revolution because they were Jewish.

There may indeed have been a higher proportion of Jews involved, but given tsarist treatment of Jews, what else would we expect?

There were probably many Englishmen or persons of English origin in the American Revolution fighting the redcoats. So what? Does that make the American Revolution an English conspiracy?

Winston Churchill's statement that Jews had a "very great role" in the Bolshevik Revolution is supported only by distorted evidence.

Another document marked "Most Secret" is included with this batch of material. The provenance of the document is unknown; it is perhaps FBI or military intelligence.

It reviews a translation of the Protocols of the Meetings of the Wise Men of Zion + concludes:

In this connection a letter was sent to Mr. W. enclosing a memorandum from us with regard to certain information from the American Military Attache to the effect that the British authorities had letters intercepted from various groups of international Jews setting out a scheme for world dominion. Copies of this material will be very useful to us.

This information was apparently developed and a later British intelligence report makes the flat accusation:

SUMMARY: There is now definite evidence that Bolshevism is an international movement controlled by Jews;

communications are passing between the leaders in America, France, Russia + England with a view to concerted action.... 4 However, none of the above statements can be supported with hard empirical evidence

00.000.1918 Civil war breaks out between the Red and White armies in Russia.
00.Nov.1918-00.Dec.1918 Hitler, still in the army, returns to Munich for duty with the 2nd Infantry Regiment.

In a letter written three years later, Hitler wrote that he had returned to Munich on

18.Dec.1918 but may have confused this date with the date of his transfer to Traunstein. (See

18.Dec.1918 +

29.Nov.1921 Hitler letter: ) (Note:

00.000.1933 Hitler became Chancellor + Several months after, Baron Rudolf Sebottendorff, Grand Master of the Thule Society in Munich, published a book entitled Before Hitler Came: The early years of the Nazi Party.

It states:

"Thule members were the people to whom Hitler first turned + who first allied themselves with Hitler.

The armament of the coming Fuehrer consisted of - besides the Thule Society itself -the Deutscher Arbeiterverein, founded in the Thule by Brother Karl Harrer at Munich + the Deutsch-Sozialistche Partei, headed there by Hans Georg Grassinger, whose organ was the "Munchener Beobachter," later to be renamed the "Völkischer Beobachter."

From these three sources Hitler created the Nationalsozialistische Arbeiterpartei ." (BHK; Roots )

00.000.1918 -Winter- Admiral Kolchak is proclaimed "Supreme Governor" of Russia by the White Guard + the remote city of Omsk in Siberia is declared to be Russia's "capital."

Allied governments begin supplying arms, ammunittion and equipment to the Whites on a large scale.

1918 December Anton Drexler begins urging the other members of the Political Worker's Circle to found their own political party. (Bundesarchiv, Koblenz)
16.Nov.1918 British + French warships enter the Black Sea.

They are followed through the Dardenelles and the Bosporus by troop ships. French and Greek troops land in Odessa under the cover of battleships.

00.000.1918 -Autumn Sevastapol + several other Black Sea ports are seized by the Allies.

Baku, Tbilisi and Batumi in Transcausasia are soon occupied.

The French hold sway in the Ukraine, the British in Transcaucasia.

Allied forces in the north and the Far East are reinforced. (Polyakov)
10.Nov.1918 German Kaiser Wilhelm II flees to the Holland.

10.Nov.1918 The military High Command and the new German republic strike a deal.

The generals promise to protect the republic if Ebert in return promises to prevent a socialist revolution.

Ebert agrees.

00.Nov.1918 Poland is formally reconstituted + a new republic is proclaimed with Marshal Josef Pilsudski as Chief of State and the commander of the Polish army.

07.Nov.1918 Kurt Eisner proclaims a republic in Bavaria.

Eisner, a Bohemian Jewish journalist + the leader of the Independent ('minority') Social Democrats in Munich has just been released from jail in October. ( Roots )

08.Nov.1918 Hundreds of thousands of Berliners surge into the streets and charge the center of town shouting revolutionary slogans under red banners.

The mob murders scores of army officers and occupies the Ministry of War and nearly all the important governmental buildings.

Karl Liebknecht proclaims a Soviet republic from the balcony of the Berlin Palace.

08.Nov.1918 Philipp Scheidemann, a Social Democrat and cabinet member, hastily proclaims a republic in order to prevent a Communist takeover, he says, by Karl Liebknecht + his extreme Spartacus League.

Friedrich Ebert, another Social Democrat, reportedly is outraged.

A constitutional monarchy had already been agreed upon, not a republic.

09.Nov.1918 The Second Reich collapses + Chancellor Prince Max von Baden turns over the German government to Friedrich Ebert, who shortly thereafter officially proclaims the new German socialist republic.

00.Nov.1918 Upon hearing this news, Hitler suffers a relapse and his blindness suddenly returns.

He then claims to experience a supernatural vision + recovers, he says, only after vowing to God that he will dedicate his life to politics. (Toland)
00.Nov.1918 Sebottendorff and the Thule Society begin stockpiling weapons for Julius Lehmann's Pan-Germans.
29.Oct.1918 Sailors of the German High Seas Fleet mutiny, seizing control of their ships to prevent a final desperate battle with the British Grand Fleet.

13.Oct.1918 Hitler is blinded in a gas attack near Werwick and is taken to an army hospital at Pasewalk near Berlin. After several weeks, his eyesight slowly returns.

One of his doctors, Dr. Edmund Forster, is thought to have been the first psychiatrist to treat Hitler.
00.Oct.1918 The Politische Arbeiter-Zirkel (the Political Worker's Circle) is founded in Munich.

Its members include Karl Harrer as chairman, Anton Drexler, the most active member + Michael Lotter as secretary.

This tiny group with only three to seven members in regular attendance, meets weekly throughout the winter.

Harrer lectures on subjects such as the causes of military defeat, the Jewish enemy + anti-English sentiments. (Bundesarchiv, Koblenz)
00.000.1918 -Autumn- Thule ( Germanenorden ) Grand Master Rudolf Sebottendorff entrusts Karl Harrer, a Munich reporter, with the task of forming a worker's organization affiliated with the Thule Society. ( BHK

29.Sep.1918 General Ludendorff declares that a true democratic constitutional monarchy is to be setup - "overnight."
00.Sep.1918 Another Germanenorden meeting is held at the Four Seasons Hotel. Johannes Hering's diary records frequent meetings after this date + the lodge is convoked at least once a week for investitures, lectures and excursions. Since its ritual activities are supplemented by overt right-wing meetings, the term Thule Society has been adopted as a cover-name to spare it the unwelcome attention of socialists + pro-Republican elements. The rooms are decorated with the Thule emblem showing a long dagger superimposed over a shining swastika sunwheel. ( Roots )

02.Sep.1918 The All-Russian Central Executive Committee recommends the introduction of a Red terror campaign in retaliation for the attack on Lenin. (Polyakov)

05.Sep.1918 The Council of Peoples Commissars proclaims the introduction of the Red terror campaign. "To secure our rear by means of terror is a direct necessity.

It is necessary to secure the Soviet Republic against its class enemies by isolating them in concentration camps...

All persons involved in White Guard organizations, plots + revolts are subject to execution by shooting..." (Polyakov)
30.Aug.1918 Lenin is seriously wounded in an assassination attempt by Fannie Kaplan, a female Social-Revolutionary. He will never completely recover. Kaplan is quickly executed without trial. (Polyakov)
18.Aug.1918 A formal dedication of the Germanenorden rooms at the Four Seasons Hotel in Munich is attended by Hermann Pohl, G.W. Freese +

a number of other Germanenorden Walvater brothers from Berlin + Leipzig. ( Roots )
00.Jul.1918 Sebottendorff buys the Beobachter, a minor weekly newspaper in the Munich suburbs, for 5,000 marks from the estate of Franz Eher who had died 00.Jun.1918 .

He soon renames it the "Munchener Beobachter" and publishes it, until

00.May 1919 at the Germanenorden (Thule) offices in the Four Seasons Hotel. ( Roots )

00.Aug.1918 The Austrian DAP, led by Walter Riehl, changes its name to the German National Socialist Worker's Party (DNSAP) at a meeting in Vienna. ( Forgotten Nazis )

00.Aug.1918 British troops cross the Soviet-Persian (Iran) border near Artyk station and soon occupy Ashkhabad and several other cities in the Trans-Caspian region (Soviet Turkmenia). (Polyakov)

01.Aug.1918 Allied warships approach the mouth of the North Dvina River and attack Soviet coastal defense batteries as Allied aircraft fly over Archangel. (Polyakov)

02.Aug.1918 The Soviet city of Archangel is occupied by the Allies.

04.Aug.1918 Hitler receives the Iron Cross, first class. The actual details surrounding its award remain uncertain.
00.Jul.1918 Baron Sebottendorff leases five large club rooms, accommodating 300 guests, at Munich's fashionable Four Seasons Hotel ( Hotel Vierjahreszeiten ).

Meetings until this time had been held at his apartment on Zweigstrasse. ( Roots )

10.Jul.1918 The first Soviet Constitution is adopted by the Fifth All-Russia Congress of Soviets. (Polyakov)
28.Jun.1918 Lenin signs a decree of the Council of People's Commissars universally nationalizing large-scale industry, banks and transportation. (Polyakov)

1918 Summer Russian Constituent Assembly delegates begin fleeing to western Siberia and form their own "All-Russian" government, which is soon suppressed by a reactionary "White" dictatorship under Admiral Aleksandr Kolchak. Army officers in southern Russia organize a "Volunteer Army" under the leadership of Generals Lavr Kornilov and Anton Denikin and gain support from Britain and France. Both in the Volga region and the eastern Ukraine, peasants begin to organize against Bolshevik requisitioning and mobilization. Soon anarchist "Greens" are fighting the "Reds" (Bolsheviks) and Whites alike in guerrilla-type warfare. Even in Moscow and Petrograd, leftist Socialist Revolutionaries take up arms against the Bolsheviks, whom they accuse of betraying revolutionary ideals.

00.Jul.1918 The Fifth All-Russian Congress of Soviets mobilizes the Red Army. (Polyakov)

00.Jul.1918 President Wilson's Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Franklin D. Roosevelt, is introduced to Winston S. Churchill (then-Minister of Air and War) in London.

00.May 1918 Walter Riehl is elected chairman of the Austrian DAP (German Workers Party) and moves to Vienna.

18.May 1918 The French Ambassador to Russia informs the commander of a Czechoslovak corps, which had been formed in Russia from prisoners of war that the Allies desire them to remain in Russia to form the nucleus of an Allied army against the Bolsheviks. (Polyakov)

00.May 1918 50,000 well-equipped troops from the Czechoslak Corps deploy along the Trans-Siberian railway + soon seize several key cities on the Volga and in Siberia. (Polyakov)
05.Apr.1918 Japanese troops landed from Japanese battleships anchored off Vladivostok overrun the city. They are soon followed by British troops. (Polyakov)
03.Mar.1918 The Bolsheviks sign a separate treaty of peace with the Germans at Brest-Litovsk.

Under its terms, Russia recognizes the independence of the Ukraine, Finland + Georgia; gives up control of Poland, the Baltic states + a portion of Belorussia; and cedes Kars, Ardahan + Batumi to Turkey.

The treaty will be nullifieded by the defeat of Germany 00.Nov.1918 .

(Note: Trotsky unsuccessfully opposed the treaty, as annexationist, but retains Lenin's confidence.)

09.Mar.1918 The warship Glory brings the first 200 British soldiers to Murmansk, beginning an armed invasion of Soviet Russia by the Allies. These troops are soon followed by even larger detachments of British, French and American forces. The whole of the Murmansk region is soon occupied + the Allies move on to Archangel. (Polyakov)
09.Febr.1918 German Foreign Secretary von Kuhlmann issues an ultimatum at Brest-Litovsk, which the Russians consider as annexationist. This causes division within the Soviet leadership. (Polyakov)

10.Febr.1918 Bukharin leads the so-called Left Communist opposition to the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, which he says is a betrayal of the quest for international socialist revolution. He will later accepts Lenin's policies.

11.Febr.1918 President Wilson publicly announces his Fourteen Point Plan for an armistice, promising that there will be "no annexations, no contributions, no punitive damages." (Nicholson)
08.Jan.1918 President Wilson in an address to Congress lays out his famous Fourteen Points for peace,

calling for, among other things, open diplomacy, armament reduction, national self-determination + the formation of a League of Nations.

28.Jan.1918 The Bolsheviks found the Red Army.

00.Jan.1918 Journalist Kurt Eisner plays a prominent role in anti-war strikes in Munich and is quickly jailed. ( Roots )

00.000.1919 The majority of Allied troops leave Russia. Several factors force them to leave: soldiers that refuse to fight against Soviet Russia + demand to be sent home, a mutiny in the French Black Sea squadron,

the growing might of the Red Army + the failure to achieve a quick victory. Yet another factor is the "Hands Off Soviet Russia" movement in the West. (Polyakov)

00.000.1919 Russian-American anarchist Emma Goldman is deported to the Soviet Union.
00.000.1919 British troops massacre demonstrators at Amritsar in India.
1919 Ignace Paderewski, the famous pianist and patriot, becomes the first Premier of Poland.

1919 Polish armed forces capture much of Lithuania and the Ukraine. Polish leader Jozef Pilsudski aims to establish a Polish-Lithuanian-Belorussian federation allied with an independent Ukraine. It will soon lead to the Polish-Soviet War of April-October 1920.
19.Nov.1919 The U.S. Senate rejects the act required to ratify the Versailles Treaty (55 to 39), including the provisions for the League of nations. President Wilson's hopes for a world governing organization are crushed.

16.Oct.1919 A speech by Hitler at the Hofbrauhauskeller in Munich marks the beginning of his political career.

00.Nov.1919 George Herbert Walker, the grandfather of former U.S. President George Herbert Walker Bush, organizes the W.A. Harriman & Co. private bank + becomes its president + chief executive officer.
10.Oct.1919 The Allied Supreme Council, which had imposed a blockade on Soviet Russia, tells neutral countries how to bring economic pressure on "Bolshevik" Russia and to ensure strict observance of such a policy. British + French ships continue "to alter the course" of all ships heading for Soviet ports and citizens of Entente countries are not only forbidden to visit Russia, but even to communicate by letter, telegram or radiogram. (Polyakov)
30.Apr.1919 Seven hostages from the Thule Society are taken to the cellar of the Luitpold Gymnasium, a Red Army post since mid-April + executed, supposedly in reprisal for the killing of Red prisoners by Whites at Starnberg.

00.Apr.1919 Dietrich Eckart and Rudolf Gorsleben are arrested by the Communists. Only Eckart's quick-witted answers during interrogation prevent their execution along with the other Thule hostages. ( Roots )
15.Apr.1919 Hoffmann and his Social Democrats, who had failed to build a counter-revolutionary army at Bamberg, request the aid of Von Epp + several other Free Corps groups.

Their anti-Republican sentiments had already led to their being banned in Bavaria.

26.Apr.1919 As Free Corps troops surround Munich, the Communists break into the Thule Society offices and arrest its secretary, Countess Heila von Westarp.

26.Apr.1919 -Later that day- Thule members Walter Nauhaus + Prince Gustav von Thurn und Taxis + Baron Teuchert + Walter Deicke + Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz + Anton Daumelang are also captured.

Rudolf Hess narrowly escapes capture by turning up late for a meeting + watches helplessly as his friends are taken away. ( Missing Years )
21.Feb.1919 Kurt Eisner, the Socialist Prime Minister of Bavaria, is assassinated by Count Anton Arco-Vally, a young man of alleged Jewish descent, who was resentful at his exclusion from membership in the Thule Society. It was said that he shot Eisner as a demonstration of his nationalist commitment. ( Roots )

22.Feb.1919 Bavarian Cardinal Michael Faulhaber refuses to order the ringing of bells and the showing of flags of mourning after the assassination of Eisner by Count Arco-Vally, a Catholic. (Lewy)
00.Jan.1919 Typescript copies of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion are distributed by anti-Bolshevik White Russians at the Versailles Peace Conference.

They are also given to members of the U.S. Cabinet, judiciary + intelligence agencies of the army and navy. (Segel/Levy)

01.Jan.1919 Karl Maria Wiligut (Weisthor) is discharged with the rank of colonel from the Austrian army, after serving almost 40 years. ( Roots )

05.Jan.1919 The German Worker's Party (DAP) party is formally founded in Munich at the Furstenfelder Hof tavern by Anton Drexler and others. Drexler's constitution is accepted by 24 men, mostly from the locomotive works where Drexler is employed + he elected chairman. Drexler is also an active member of the Thule Society ( Germanenorden ). (Drexler, 12 March, 1935; Michael Lotter, 19 October, 1935; Roots )

06.Jan.1919 Theodore Roosevelt dies at Sagamore Hill, his Oyster Bay, N.Y., home.

07.Jan.1919-14.Jan.1919 William H. Buckler, U.S. Embassy counselor in London, is sent by President Wilson to confer with Maxim Litvinov + other Soviet (Bolshevik) emissaries in Stockholm.

15.Jan.1919 Rosa Luxemburg + Karl Liebknecht are murdered by German troops after an abortive Spartacus uprising in Berlin.

Liebknecht is shot in the back while in custody + Luxemburg's body is later found in the Landwehr Canal.

18.Jan.1919 The peace conference at Versailles (the Paris Peace Conference) officially opens, attended by 70 delegates, representing 27 victorious Allied powers.

Neither Germany nor the new Russian Soviet republic are represented.

The principal participants are the leaders of the four great powers: Woodrow Wilson of the USA, Georges Clemenceau of France, David Lloyd George of Britain + Vittorio Orlando of Italy.

(Note: Germany is prepared to negotiate on the basis of Wilson's Fourteen Points, but since its representatives are not allowed to attend the conference, it matters little.

The Germans are at the mercy of the armistice which will be renewed each month for the next six months.

The blockade (including foodstuffs) remains in place during that time + conditions deteriorate severely in Germany, creating a residue of bitterness which will begin to raise havoc only a decade later.) (Schlesinger I)

21.Jan.1919 Wilson submits Buckler's report of his meeting with Litvinov to the Big Five in Paris.

Buckler wrote that "agreement with Russia can take place at once, obviating conquest and policing + reviving normal conditions as disinfectant against Bolshevism."

More librarian power - by Alan Power

Michael Moore's, Stupid White Men, has topped the book charts in both Britain and the US, selling over a million copies world-wide since its release

00.Mar.2001 . However, were it not for the rebellious actions of a New Jersey librarian, the book would probably never have even made it as far as the bookshops.

The story begins on the day before September 11 2001, where HarperCollins had just printed the first 50,000 copies of Stupid White Men.

The book had been fiercely critical of American politics, politicians and the President, whom the author claims stole the highest seat in office on the back of a right-wing coup.

The book also contained an open letter asking President Bush if he was ever a drunk, felon or illiterate. The next day incomparable terrorist atrocities were unleashed on American soil.

Harper Collins, sensing the patriotic wave that was about to sweep America, delayed its release and requested that the author rewrite half the book. They also asked for its title to be changed.

Moore suggested a number of equally unacceptable titles + wondered if the publishers should also slap a banner across the cover, exclaiming: APPROVED BY THE OFFICE OF HOMELAND SECURITY.

Moore was also told that he would have to pay $10,000 towards the reprint costs.

Moore refused to assist in his own censorship and was told by his editor that the book was to be pulped.

Two months later, Moore was giving a presentation to 100 or so people at a citizens' action group in New Brunswick, New Jersey and happened to tell his audience of the troubles he was having with his publishers.

He read a couple of chapters to audience, telling them they would "probably be the only people in America to hear these words." He went on to tell them, "don't call the publisher, don't call the press.

Let me deal with it." One person in the crowd, librarian Ann Sparanese refused to heed Moore's request.

The next day, thanks to Sparanese, news of the censorship travesty was sweeping its way across cyberspace via chatrooms and email newslists.

Within days, HarperCollins caught wind of the growing rebellion and contacted Moore. "What did you tell the librarians?" they asked.

"We're getting hundreds of letters a day from angry librarians. Do you know how much business we do with these people?"

HarperCollins, in spite of the book's controversial contents at such a sensitive time, quickly gave in and released it, fully unexpurgated.

However, they told Moore that he was out of touch with the American people + effectively distanced themselves the book's promotion by giving it no publicity.

On the first day of its release, all 50,000 copies were sold and the next day it was number one seller on

By the fifth day it was in its ninth print. The book's phenomenal success continues to this day having returned to the number one position in the New York Times Bestseller list at the beginning of March this year.
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00.000.1930 -in the s- The strongest anti-fascist voices came from anti-Zionist American Jews.

In one of the maddest declarations made during the Nuremberg trials, arch anti-Semite Julius Streicher declared his willingness to fight on the side of the Zionist movement -

- a bizarre pledge which hints at the longstanding psychological affinity between the two ideologies.

00.000.1920 Zinoviev, head of the Comintern, convenes a Congress of Peoples of the East at Baku in Azerbaijan, urging delegates from various Asian countries to wage a "holy war" against British imperialism.

00.000.1920 Averell Harriman + George Herbert Walker gain control of the Hamburg-Amerika Line in negotiations with Chief Executive Wilhelm Cuno + the Line's banker's M.M. Warburg.

Cuno will contribute large sums to the Nazis during the early 1930 ' s.
1920 February 8 Winston Churchill writes in the Illustrated Sunday Herald: "From the days of Spartacus - Weishaupt to those of Karl Marx, to those of Trotsky

... this world-wide conspiracy for the overthrow of civilization... has been steadily growing."
00.Apr.1920 The Red Army, under the command of Mikhail Tukhachevsky, advances on Poland.

25.Apr.1920 War breaks out between Poland + the Soviets.

The Polish-Soviet War is the result of both traditional Polish-Russian hostility + ideological factors.

Lenin is convinced that Polish workers + peasants want a Polish Soviet Republic. He also hopes to push toward Germany, to establish socialism there + to secure German military + economic assistance.

00.Apr.1920 Adolf Hitler "officially" leaves the German army.
19.Mar.1920 The U.S. Senate again rejects the Versailles Treaty. The U.S. Senate also strongly objects to the U.S. entering the League of Nations.
00.000.1920 Hitler meets Dietrich Eckart and Alfred Rosenberg for first time at the home of Houston Stewart Chamberlain in Bayreuth. (Pauwels)

Note: Most other sources state that Hitler's first meeting with Chamberlain was in 00.Sep.1923 .
24.Feb.1920 The German DAP gives the first public reading of its "Twenty-five Points."

-later- Hitler describes this event in Mein Kampf as "the first great public demonstration of our young movement." (25 Point Program)
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"The Body Hunters: Testing New Drugs on the World's Poorest Patients," by Sonia Shah. Introduction by John Le Carre. Big Pharmaceutical Companies Profit Off of Human Misery

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08.Aug.2006 Gibson's friend Dean Devlin, who is Jewish, has said that Gibson will say things during a lapse which do not reflect his innermost character.

I see no reason to question this judgment.
Mel Gibson is no friend to the Iraq war.

By taking an unforgiving attitude toward this man, the left has spurned one of the few famed individuals with an ability to present an anti-war case to the hard-core Bush supporters.
08.Aug.2006 Democratic Underground errs when it accuses Mel Gibson of revealing his "true colors" during the notorious DUI incident
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08.Aug.2006 Strategy

By now, you've probably seen this important RAW story on a Republican document outlining their forthcoming strategy.

Bottom line: The Rovian hordes depend on their ability to set the news agenda - because if you're defending, you're losing .
The bad guys have managed to do this a lot lately, despite the President's poll numbers. Immigration. Flag burning.

The Republicans will announce: "Let's talk about this . Let's not talk about the war or the economy." And as always, the Dems go along.
How to control the agenda?
Here's how. U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and Democratic leaders are hoping to convince voters the Republican Congress is weak on national security....
Menendez decried how much of the cargo shipped into the nation's ports goes uninspected.
"We need to scan 100 % of the cargo," he said.
Menendez was a vocal critic earlier this year of the Bush administration's plan to let a Dubai-owned company buy a stake in several U.S. ports.
He also slammed the administration's chemical plant security policy.

08.Aug.2006 From the point of view of fundie Christians, they might be shocked to learn that while Judaism reviles and denies Jesus, Muslims revere him as the prophet of God.

How is that for irony? # posted by sunny : 6:10 AM
08.Aug.2006 How much more delusional can you get? You think it's psychologically possible for them to keep this up? # posted by Anonymous : 11:29 PM
08.Aug.2006 If someone had explained to Adolf [Hitler] that advanced versions of the V-2 could carry nuclear weapons,

he would have salivated at the prospect of all the world's Jews gathering in one small location far from Europe.
08.Aug.2006 The problem of Zionism Josh Marshall has thus explained his support of Zionism:

Here's what I mean. I believe in the project of building a democratic and secular Jewish state in Palestine.
Some of Israel's enemies + too many of her friends + advocates use the word to mean in a Jewish state in all of historic Palestine or even, as used to be the Revisionist credo,

a Jewish state on both sides of the Jordan River.
That's not what I believe.
I believe there should be a Palestinian state on the West Bank and in Gaza.

Not a collection of autonomous cantons but a full state, with the border being the Green Line or some very near approximation of it.

Marshall's terminology underscores the problem. Study each of these words:
"...a democratic and secular Jewish state in Palestine..."

08.Aug.2006 It's useless to argue that Israel is secular.

Although Judaism does not proselytize, conversions do occur. Anyone - you, me, any Palestinian - may covert to Judaism and thereby attain full citizenship rights in Israel.
So let's stop pretending that Jewish religious intolerance does not reside at the heart of the conflict.
And let's stop pretending that Zionism is or ever was a necessary response to Nazi persecution.

Quite a few Zionists collaborated with the Nazis + the leader of the Stern gang even offered to fight on Hitler's side.

The strongest anti-fascist voices in the 1930s came from anti-Zionist American Jews.

In one of the maddest declarations made during the Nuremberg trials, arch anti-Semite Julius Streicher declared his willingness to fight on the side of the Zionist movement -

- a bizarre pledge which hints at the longstanding psychological affinity between the two ideologies.
In an undervalued book called The Nazi Legacy: Klaus Barbie + the International Fascist Connection, authors Magnus Linklater, Isabel Hilton and Neal Ascherson describe how South American death squads received training and support from both European neo-Nazis and the Israelis. The world has not forgotten the close collaboration between Israel and the fascist-oriented rulers of apartheid South Africa.
Wouter Basson, the notorious South African CBW specialist mentioned in an earlier post, claims to have worked closely with Israeli counterparts. Think about it: Why wouldn't any post-war Nazi favor Zionism?
08.Aug.2006 HREF="">Sea-bed plan to store carbon
Pumping carbon dioxide below the floors of the world's oceans could help to reduce the impact of global warming, say US scientists.

08.Aug.2006 Photos: Land of start-ups Technology is thriving in Israel, as the country seeks to become a center for research and development.
00.Jul.2006 was second hottest on record. Judd - “The heat wave broke more than 2,300 daily temperature records for the month + eclipsed more than 50 records for the highest temperatures in any July,

according to the NOAA National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C.”
Think Tank Fires Fellow For Criticizing Bush Payson -

Last month the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think-tank, fired John Hulsman.

Heritage refuses to say exactly why they let him go, but the New Republic reports the “reasons for Hulsman’s departure” are “perfectly evident”; he criticized the Bush administration’s foreign policy.

Hulsman previously had kept his dissent to himself, but “years of insurgency, civil war + general chaos” in Iraq led him to speak out.

In an essay last year for The National Interest, Hulsman took issue with Bush’s policy in Iraq:

[N]eoconservatives, through their policies of expending blood and treasure for problematic gains such as Iraq,

are significantly retarding America’s ability to act against the true barbarians at the gate - Al-Qaeda + Islamist extremists.

And Hulsman criticized the Bush administration’s refusal to talk to regimes it dislikes, specifically Iran:

America, on the other hand, having determined the mullahs in Iran were evil, disdained to engage them.

But we cannot only conduct diplomatic relations with Canada ;

I have always naively thought a major reason for diplomacy was talking to those one didn’t agree with, in an effort to modify their behavior to suit one’s own national interests.

These critiques may seem mild, but as Chris Preble of the Cato Institute explains: “At Heritage, anything that smacks of criticism of Bush will not be tolerated.”
08.Aug.2006 Rep. Doolittle: A Devoted Friend of Sex Slavery Nico - The Northern Marianas are the site of America’s most shoddy labor practices.

Human “brokers” bring thousands there to work as sex slaves + in cramped sweatshop garment factories where clothes (complete with “Made in U.S.A.” tag) have been produced for all the major brands.

The workers are “paid barely half the U.S. minimum hourly wage” +

are “forced to live behind barbed wire in squalid shacks minus plumbing, work 12 hours a day, often seven days a week, without any of the legal protections U.S. workers are guaranteed.”

Thanks to Jack Abramoff, who lobbied against better worker protections, that’s the way conditions stayed.

But Abramoff couldn’t do his work alone. McClatchy reported this weekend:

00.000.1999 Rep. John Doolittle (R-CA) helped Jack Abramoff secure a lucrative lobbying contract with the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands +

then assisted the now-disgraced lobbyist’s efforts to route federal money to the islands and defend its garment industry, newly obtained documents show.

The California Republican accepted $14,000 in contributions from Abramoff…

The first contribution came just a few weeks before Doolittle endorsed the election of a key commonwealth politician crucial to Abramoff winning the contract.

The last Abramoff contribution came as the Northern Marianas lobbying contract was expiring 00.Dec.2001 .

Doolittle’s excuse:

00.000.1999 Doolittle had “traveled to the Northern Marianas on a congressional trip + saw none of the abuses or ‘reported inhumane working conditions.’” Which obviously means they weren’t happening.
08.Aug.2006 Rep. Doolittle: A Devoted Friend of Sex Slavery Nico -

The Northern Marianas are the site of America’s most shoddy labor practices.

Human “brokers” bring thousands there to work as sex slaves + in cramped sweatshop garment factories where clothes (complete with “Made in U.S.A.” tag) have been produced for all the major brands.

The workers are “paid barely half the U.S. minimum hourly wage,” + are “forced to live behind barbed wire in squalid shacks minus plumbing, work 12 hours a day, often seven days a week,

without any of the legal protections U.S. workers are guaranteed.”

Thanks to Jack Abramoff, who lobbied against better worker protections, that’s the way conditions stayed.

But Abramoff couldn’t do his work alone. McClatchy reported this weekend:

00.000.1999 Rep. John Doolittle (R-CA) helped Jack Abramoff secure a lucrative lobbying contract with the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands +

then assisted the now-disgraced lobbyist’s efforts to route federal money to the islands + defend its garment industry, newly obtained documents show.

The California Republican accepted $14,000 in contributions from Abramoff…

The first contribution came just a few weeks before Doolittle endorsed the election of a key commonwealth politician crucial to Abramoff winning the contract.

The last Abramoff contribution came as the Northern Marianas lobbying contract was expiring in December 2001.

Doolittle’s excuse: he had “traveled to the Northern Marianas

00.000.1999 on a congressional trip and saw none of the abuses or ‘reported inhumane working conditions.’” Which obviously means they weren’t happening.
08.Aug.2006 Delay asks Justice Scalia to remove him from ballot. Judd - “The Texas Republican party asked the Supreme Court on Monday to block an appeals court ruling that says the name of indicted former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay must appear on the

00.Nov.2006 ballot …The case was routed to Justice Antonin Scalia, who handles appeals from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.”

UPDATE: Scalia denies DeLay’s appeal. That was fast.
08.Aug.2006 No Surprise: BP’s Long Record Of Environmental Neglect Amanda - BP’s press release regarding the shutdown of its Prudhoe Bay operations:

ANCHORAGE — BP Exploration Alaska, Inc. has begun an orderly and phased shutdown of the Prudhoe Bay oil field following the discovery of unexpectedly severe corrosion and a small spill from a Prudhoe Bay oil transit line . Shutting down the field will take days to complete. Over time, these actions will reduce Alaska North Slope oil production by an estimated 400,000 barrels per day.

There is nothing “unexpected” about the corrosion or the spill. In early March, a severly corroded BP pipe leaked 134,000 to 267,000 gallons of crude at Prudhoe Bay.

It was “considered the largest oil spill ever in the energy-rich North Slope.” Government reports concluded that six other places along the pipeline also had the same corrosion.

Additionally, just last month, BP had to shut down 12 Prudhoe Bay oil wells after whistleblowers revealed the leaks.

Today on Fox News, Neil Cavuto’s guests said that the shutting down of BP’s operations means we should starting drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

But what this incident really illustrates is the extreme risk of entrusting the Alaskan wilderness to the the oil industry.

The Alaska Wilderness League + Richard A. Fineberg have more on BP’s environmental record in Alaska.
08.Aug.2006 AAA warns of record high gas prices Payson - following BP’s shutdown of its Prudhoe Bay oil field in Alaska.

“It takes very little to drive up prices,” a spokesman for the auto club said. “It shows how fragile the…system is.”
08.Aug.2006 Military rape trial begins. Nico - “A U.S. military court in Baghdad heard graphic testimony on Monday of how three U.S. soldiers took turns raping a 14-year-old Iraqi girl before murdering her + her family.” During the hearing, John Aravosis notes, “Defense Attorney Captain Jimmie Culp was blowing chewing gum bubbles while [client Sgt. Anthony] Yribe, sitting to his left, began sucking on a red lollipop during the testimony.”
08.Aug.2006 Media ignore ‘Constitution in Crisis,’ Nico - Rep. John Conyers’ new report documenting the Bush administration’s apparent violation of more than two dozen statutes: “Using Lexis-Nexis and Google News, it appears that the only mainstream media outlet — literally, the only one — to even mention the release of the report was CNN, when Jack Cafferty devoted 200 words to the subject on Thursday.”
08.Aug.2006 “We are now in a process of renewed escalation,” Nico - a senior Israeli General Staff officer tells Haaretz. Signaling an apparent policy shift, he said, “We will continue hitting everything that moves in Hizbollah — but we will also hit strategic civilian infrastructure.”
08.Aug.2006 Bush Dismisses Generals’ Concerns: ‘I Hear People Say, Well, Civil War This, Civil War That’ Judd -

Last week, Gen. John Abizaid, the Commander of the U.S. Central Command, raised the prospect that Iraq could be sliding toward civil war.

Abizaid said, “I believe that the sectarian violence is probably is as bad as I’ve seen it in Baghdad in particular + that if not stopped, it is possible that Iraq could move toward civil war.”

Gen. Peter Pace, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said, “I believe we do have the possibility of that devolving to a civil war.”

Today at a press conference, President Bush dismissed these concerns out of hand.

Bush said, “ You know, I hear people say, Well, civil war this, civil war that. The Iraqi people decided against civil war when they went to the ballot box .”

More than one hundred Iraqi civilians are dying per day, mostly in sectarian violence, according to a recent U.N. report.

Extended transcript:

BUSH: My attitude is that a young democracy has been born quite quickly. And I think the Iraqi government has shown remarkable progress on the political front.

And that is is that they developed a modern constitution that was ratified by the people and then 12 million people voted for a government.

Which gives me confidence about the future in Iraq, by the way. You know, I hear people say, Well, civil war this, civil war that.

The Iraqi people decided against civil war when they went to the ballot box.

And a unity government is working to respond to the will of the people.

And, frankly, it’s quite a remarkable achievement on the political front.

And the security front is where there has been troubles.

And it’s going to be up to the Maliki government, with U.S. help, to use the trained forces

and eventually a trained police force to take care of those who are trying to foment sectarian violence.
U.S. troops endure 125-degree heat in Iraq. Amanda - Soldiers are “staggering like dead men,” suffering from hallucinations and collapsing from the heat.
08.Aug.2006 BP Shuts Down Major Pipeline, Crude Oil Tops $76 Barrel Judd - A severely corroded pipeline has forced BP to “shut shipments from the nation’s biggest oilfield, removing about 8 % of daily U.S. crude production.” The annoucement pushed prices for U.S. crude oil over $76 a barrel, a near record. With two wars raging in the Middle East, how long until oil hits $100 a barrel?

Soaring oil prices create severe political problem for President Bush in an election year.

Moments ago, Fox News reported that the Bush administration has indicated it “will supply emergency oil [from the Strategic Petroleum Oil Reserve] to refiners if they request it.”

Tommorow marks the one year anniversary of the Energy Policy Act, legislation that gave away billions to big oil but made little investment in alternative fuels.

President Bush promised that bill would “take pressure off price for American consumers.”
07.Aug.2006 August 7, 2006 Think Progress - Rep. Bob Ney (R-OH), “dogged by an influence peddling probe” into his many connections with disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff (like this photo), announced

today he “will not seek re-election.”

“ President Bush will move U.S. troops out of Iraq if the country descends into civil war, according to one senior Bush aide who declined to be named while talking about internal strategy,” Newsweek reports.

20 % : Bush’s approval rating among Americans age 18 to 24, with 53 % disapproving. The Iraq war is a major factor.

Former vice presidential candidate John Edwards “said Saturday the USA should start pulling troops out of Iraq immediately .”

President Karzai’s government “has moved aggressively to crack down on what Afghans call imported vices ,” such as alcohol + prostitution.

Under the Taliban, the same office “whipped women if their veils slipped + arrested men for wearing too-short beards or playing chess.”

“For the fifth year in a row, unusual wind patterns off the coast of Oregon have produced a large ‘dead zone,’ an area so low in oxygen that fish + crabs suffocate .” [KEIN HUMMERRESTAURANT ! ]

There is no other cause [besides climate change], as far as we can determine,” said Jane Lubchenco, a marine biologist at Oregon State University.

Iraq is “seeing a sudden escalation of brutal attacks on what are being called the ‘immorals’ - homosexual men + children as young as 11 who have been forced into same-sex prostitution.”

Oil giant BP is shutting down its Prudhoe Bay oil field in Alaska “after discovering unexpectedly severe corrosion and a small spill from a transit pipeline.”

00,Mar.2006 -In early- BP was criticized for “the largest oil spill ever” in the North Slope, caused by a rupture in one of its corroding Prudhoe pipelines.
Mel Gibson's DUI was a Psyop -
EXCLUSIVE: Party Girls Defend Mel Two women who partied with Mel Gibson the night he was arrested said they can't compare the friendly guy they met at the bar to the reportedly belligerent drunk police encountered later that night.

08.Aug.2006 Is Israel Allowing Hezbollah to Kill Its Citizens? - Another Day in the Empire
Is Israel Allowing Hezbollah to Kill Its Citizens? By Administrator on Uncategorized

For the honest historian, it comes as no surprise government either kills its own citizens or allows enemies to do the same in an effort to score propaganda points or as an excuse to commence hostilities.

Examples are numerous, from FDR denying Americans passport and travel documents to let them flee the Japanese onslaught of the Philippines in the lead up to the WWII. nd

(see US prisoners claim Roosevelt left them in Philippines deliberately) to Operation Northwoods, a plan drawn up by the Joint Chiefs of Staff to stage fake terror attacks in America (including assassination, airplane hijacking + sinking of boats) in order to devise a pretext to invade Cuba.

Indeed, some of us, routinely dismissed as tinfoil hatters, believe elements within the USA government engineered + executed the terrorist events of

11.Sep.2001 as a way to get the ball rolling on the “war against terrorism,” that is to say the war against Islam, currently heating up big time in the Middle East.

Considering the above + other examples, including the sinking of the Lusitania, a passenger ship loaded up with a secret cargo of munitions (a fact admitted by the decidedly less than conspiratorial Encyclopedia Britannica), which contributed indirectly to the entry of the USA into WWI. + the suspicious sinking of the Maine in the Havana harbor, used as a pretext for the USA to declare war on Spain in 1898, the allegation “Israel has deliberately allowed Hezbollah to retain some of it’s fire power, essentially for PR purposes, because having Israeli civilians killed helps them in the public relations war” should not be a startling or especially mind-boggling revelation.

According to Tom Ricks, a reporter for the Washington Post, during an appearance on CNN’s Reliable Sources, citing “military analysts,” Israel “purposely has left pockets of Hezbollah rockets in Lebanon, because as long as they’re being rocketed, they can continue to have a sort of moral equivalency in their operations in Lebanon.”

Or, put differently, if Hezbollah continues to rocket northern Israel, the IOF may claim “moral equivalency” and continue its push into Lebanon, once again to the Litani River, a plentiful source of fresh water that long ago figured into Israel’s calculations of its endangered water resources (see Angela Joy Moss, ICE Case Studies, Litani River and Israel-Lebanon), in fact a resource long coveted by the Zionists, going as far back as Chaim Weizmann 00.000.1919 and, a few decades later, Ben-Gurion and Moshe Dayan, who advocated Israeli occupation of Lebanon up to the Litani River (see Stephen C. Lonergan and David B. Brooks, Watershed: the Role of Fresh Water in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict).

Ronald Bleier wrote for the Middle East Labor Bulletin, Spring 1994:

Zionist interest in the waters of Lebanon goes back as least as far as the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 when Chaim Wietzman wrote to the British Prime Minister explaining that because of its water requirements, a Jewish homeland in Palestine must include the Litani River.

In the 50’s, Israeli Prime Minister Moshe Sharett recorded in his diaries that Moshe Dayan’s plan for the control of the Litani River was to “‘enter Lebanon, occupy the relevant territory’ then the ‘territory south of the Litani will be annexed to Israel and everything will fall into place.’” (Quoted in Amery, pp. 18-19)

In addition to establishing a “security zone,” or maybe we should call it a “fresh water for Israel” zone, allowing Hezbollah to fire rockets more or less unhampered into Israel + thus killing a token number of Israelis, addresses the “moral high ground problem,” that is to say it neutralizes, at least for supporters of Israel, the troublesome fact the IOF has killed around a thousand Lebanese to date (no doubt this number is much higher), the vast majority civilians, a third to half children. In addition, it allows them to reduce Lebanon to ruins and impoverish its people, part of a well-documented Zionist goal in its own right (see Oded Yinon).

If indeed Tom Ricks is correct—and the fact he works for the Washington Post should, at minimum, send up a red flag, as the Post was long ago co-opted by the CIA under Operation Mockingbird—it represents another example of government shamelessly using mostly gullible and unassuming citizens as little more than expendable pawns, as Hitler, Stalin, FDR, Mao + any number of other cold-blooded leaders have done since time immemorial.
John McCain on the 9-11 Deniers By Pat- It's only a paragraph, but it's a good one:
SEN. John McCain is gunning for 9/11 conspiracy theorists. The 2008 presidential hopeful has penned a scathing forward to "Debunking 9/11 Myths," a new book from Popular Mechanics that uses science to blow away such far-fetched theories as that American air defenses were ordered to "stand down" on Sept. 11 and that the south tower was struck by a military aircraft. McCain calls the tales "ugly, unfounded accusations of extraordinary evil against fellow Americans" that insult the cops and firefighters who responded to the tragedies that day.
And the passengers on the planes, the pilots + their families.

08.Aug.2006 More Propaganda: Hezbollah Trained in Iran - Another Day in the Empire
More Propaganda: Hezbollah Trained in Iran By Administrator on Uncategorized

No doubt this one will get wide play in the corporate media. “A Hizbollah fighter captured by Israel has told interrogators he received training in Iran and arrived there on a flight from Syria, a tape of the interrogation released by the Israeli army showed on Monday…. During questioning the man also confessed to taking part in the cross-border raid on July 12 in which two Israeli soldiers were captured, the incident which sparked the current conflict,” reports, or rather stenographs, Reuters.

Such a nice little package, all tied up with ribbon. Now we have “evidence”—by way of electrodes attached to testicles, no doubt—that Iran trains Hezbollah and Syria delivers these terrorists to carry out their dastardly deeds, for instance defending their country from hundreds of Israeli border incursions since they were kicked out 00.000.2000. Of course, the Lebanese are not supposed to resist occupation and the brutality of the Israelis and simply throw their bodies under the blades of massive bulldozers (made in the USA) and the treads of Merkava tanks.

Note how Reuters simply repeats the lie that Hezbollah violated the border and “kidnapped” innocent Israeli soldiers. As previously noted here and elsewhere—although predictably and roundly ignored in the corporate media—the Israeli soldiers were captured as they infiltrated the Lebanese town of Aitaa al-Chaab, part of a larger pattern of not only illegal border crossings but also the shelling of villages, numerous air raids, attacks on Lebanese military positions, slaughtering civilians + setting up installations on Lebanese soil, violations officially (if not uselessly) reported in letters from the Chargé d’affaires of the Permanent Mission of Lebanon to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General and the President of the Security Council. Naturally, none of this is mentioned by the corporate media as it continues a nauseating barrage of pro-Israel propaganda coupled with an endless of diet of hit pieces designed to demonize Hezbollah.

In order to understand the magnitude of the above mentioned brazen (and studiously ignored) crimes against Lebanese sovereignty, simply visit the United Nations Bibliographic Information System database. The following links point to PDF documents of the letters filed with the United Nations: January 4, 2006, February 3, 2006, February 6, 2006, March 3, 2006, April 4, 2006, May 4, 2006, May 30, 2006 + June 5, 2006. In the six month period documented by the letters, Israel violated Lebanese sovereignty 529 times.
08.Aug.2006 Nathan Gardels: Beginning of the End for Israel? - Yahoo! News -


"The truth speaks for itself," she said.
On Sept. 11, he was at the site shortly after the crash + knows the amount of debris and other evidence that was gathered from the scene but was never made public. Officials did look into the possibility that Flight 93 was shot down, he said, "but there's no evidence to suggest that whatsoever. None.

Special agent Jeff Killeen, of the FBI in Pittsburgh, confirmed that the photo of the barns and the smoke plume was "a very legitimate photograph."

Mrs. McClatchey acknowledged that a lot of people are alleging she fabricated the photo, but she stands by its authenticity. Days after Sept. 11, neighbors saw the image, still in her camera. The camera and computer were new + she didn't have access to Photoshop or any other photo-altering software.

"I know that photo is completely legitimate," Mrs. McClatchey said. "Other people saw the same thing I saw."

"Val McClatchey has made it unmistakably clear to us that she intends to milk her 9-11 claim to fame for all it's worth, truth be damned," writes Lisa Guliani, of WingTV (World Independent News Group), who traveled to Stoystown to interview Mrs. McClatchey.
They analyze wind direction, debris patterns and camera trajectories, all in the service of the theory that the crash was faked.
And her personal story appears to fit seamlessly into the larger narrative of the Shanksvsille crash site and temporary memorial, when, dozens of times a day, volunteers such as Donna Schmucker tell Mrs. McClatchey's story and other witness accounts to the visitors who stream onto the site, holding up her photo in the laminated pocket of a binder for all to see.

She had no idea what she'd captured until the state police put a call out to people in the area, asking for photos, debris and other evidence. She took a printout of her photo to the police, she said, and, within an hour, FBI agents were at her house.

Once the full, national scope of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks had settled in, word spread quickly of Mrs. McClatchey's photograph + soon, everyone wanted to buy a copy.

"But it's not something that felt right," she said.
08.Aug.2006 Conspiracy theorists blog that Flight 93 photo is fake

08.Aug.2006 August 06, 2006 By Caitlin Cleary, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Copyright Val McClatchey
This image of the smoke cloud left by United Airlines Flight 93 after it crashed into a field in Somerset County on Sept. 11, 2001, was taken by Val McClatchey from the porch of her home. Click photo for larger image.

STOYSTOWN, Pa. - It was a remarkable shot that produced a one-of-a-kind image: a green pasture, red barns in the distance and, against a brilliant blue and cloudless sky, a lone mushroom cloud of dark gray smoke.

Taken the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, seconds after United Airlines Flight 93 plunged into a nearby field, the eerie photo was + still is, according to the FBI, the closest thing it's got to an image of the crash itself.

Val McClatchey snapped the single picture with her new digital camera. The wife and mother had been sitting on the edge of her sofa, clutching her second cup of coffee and watching the smoking towers of the World Trade Center on TV, when she heard the sudden surge of a plane engine, followed by a violent, house-shaking boom. Mrs. McClatchey grabbed the camera and ran onto the front porch of her house along Indian Lake.

"I didn't even aim. I was just like, 'Oh, my God,' " she said.
Conspiracy theorists blog that Flight 93 photo is fake -
08.Aug.2006 Ending the neoconservative nightmare - Haaretz - Israel News -
08.Aug.2006 Informed Comment: Lebanon and Peak Oil -
08.Aug.2006 Guardian Unlimited | Comment is free | Israel responded to an unprovoked attack by Hizbullah, right? Wrong -,,1839280,00.html
08.Aug.2006 Survey says some are suspicious about 9-11 - Return to regular view Original Story URL:
08.Aug.2006 Israel, Oil and the "planned demolition" of Lebanon
MIKE WHITNEY By bombing the highways and main bridges into Beirut, Israel has cut off the capital from the outside world and put the entire nation under siege. Israel can now execute its plan to pummel Lebanon into rubble without the threat of foreign intervention. The north has been effectively severed from the south allowing the IDF to continue its ethnic cleansing operations as well as its search-and-destroy missions for Hezbollah fighters. They have meticul! ously destroyed all the main points of entry at the Syrian border and blockaded the coastline. Israel believes that their earlier occupation (which ended in year 2000) failed due to the unrestricted flow of supplies and weaponry from Syria and Iran. The Bush administration has assisted this effort by providing crucial intelligence from the NSA about the movement of material from the outside. By now, it should be apparent that Israel?s military campaign has nothing to do with Hezbollah?s capturing of the 2 Israeli soldiers on July 14. The present plan, which was drawn up more than a year ago (and which high-ranking members of the Bush administration were fully briefed) is designed to establish a new northern border for Israel at the Litani River and create an "Israel-friendly" regime in Beirut. The plan to annex the land south of the Litani River dates back to the founding of the Jewish state when Israel?s first Prime Minister David Ben Gurion described the country?s futu! re borders this way: "To the north the Litani River, the south! ern bord er will be pushed into the Sinai + to the east, the Syrian Desert, including the furthest edge of Transjordan...

The anti-Zionist boycott
Xymphora We can and should get our placards and march around in a circle, but until the American government/Zionist/Israel nexus is broken, the Israeli generals will just laugh at us. This is why it is so critically important to fight the closet Zionist idea that what Israel does is at the instance of the American establishment, or is merely part of a covert war over oil, a classic example of getting the cart and the horse mixed up. The only way to put an end to Israeli colonialism, and! to prevent World War Three, is to hurt the supporters of Zionism financially. The fact that this is the only way to stop Zionism is proof of the real power relations between the parties. The Noams of the world can issue all the letters they want claiming how upset they are over Lebanon + it won?t make a tinker?s damn of difference. A boycott of Zionists will work...

The Great Deception
The propaganda that we pay for
Dr. Abbas Bakhtiar "What a man believes upon grossly insufficient evidence is an index into his desires - desires of which he himself is often unconscious. If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely + unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it ev! en on the slightest evidence". (Bertrand Russell) So it is with Messrs.

Bush + Blair which have acted time and again on the flimsiest of evidence to reshape Middle East into what they desire it to be: a neo-colonial possession to supply oil while at the same time helping their rich to get richer. You may disagree with this statement, especially, if you have been listening to so much propaganda about spreading democracy in the Muslim world in general and Middle East in particular.

So I ask you to look at the following arguments and then decide if the actions taken so far point to fighting terrorism, spreading democracy or hegemony...

STOP THE WAR COALITION The draft United Nations resolution being proposed in New York cannot
lay the basis for a just peace in Lebanon. It seeks to establish an occupying force in Lebanon. It does not call for an immediate ceasefire from Israel.

By legitimising the Israeli occupation of Southern Lebanon it lays the basis for the further continuation and expansion of that war. This resolution has been rejected by the Lebanese government.

From the very beginning of the Israeli attacks both the Lebanese government and Hizbollah have called for an immediate ceasefire.

The war in Lebanon is part of the wider 'war on terror? being prosecuted by Britain + the US in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Ever-Expanding War
Birth Pangs and Dead Babies

06.Aug.2006 Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice + President George W. Bush pieced together (with France's blessing) a toothless UN Security Council resolution on Lebanon.

The resolution does not even call for Israel's withdrawal from its neighboring Arab sovereign state. In so doing, the U.S. gave its imperial partner, Israel, a green light to continue its carnage.

U.S. fingerprints were already all over Israel's war on Lebanon, graphic! ally illustrated by the

30.Jul.2006 massacre of more than 60 civilians at Qana.

Israel bombed Qana with U.S.-made F-16 fighter planes, while a bomb fragment found at the Qana bombing site read,

"For use on MK-84, Guided Bomb BSU-37/B"-produced by the Boeing corporation to convert MK-84s into precision bombs.

Like the bombs, this war is "made in the USA."

Lebanon is just the latest of the U.S.' many fronts in its "war on terror," now approaching its fifth anniversary.

Yet, despite its ferocity, this war is proving to be an abysmal failure for U.S. imperialism-in Afghanistan and Iraq + also in its proxy wars in Palestine + Lebanon...

Israel attempts to assassinate Palestinian P.M, by an envelope containing suspicious material
Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies Five Palestinian Government employees were hospitalized in the West Bank city of Ramallah after inhaling suspicious material that was in an envelope addressed to the Palestinian Prime Minister, Ismail Haniyya, Nasser Ed Deen Al Sha'er, the Palestinian vice-premiere said that the letter that included this suspicious material is a clear Israeli assassination attempt that targeted Haniyya o! r his deputy. Moreover, a Palestinian security source reported that the letter arrived from Israel + that the material that was inside it vaporised after the letter was opened...

The Hypocrisy of Corporate Wars
Siv O'Neall, Axis of Logic

The huge difference between yesterday?s cruel wars of conquest and today?s cataclysmic wars is not only the high-tech approach to the devastation wrought in the present wars.

Above all, they are not primarily wars of conquest, they are corporate wars of domination of geopolitically dominant areas, such as in the present war for profit which is dishonestly presented to the world as a total + ever-lasting war on terror, the intended total domination of th! e strategically essential Middle East region. But what we must not fail to see is the senseless greed involved in the present-day wars, not just as far as oil is concerned and the domination of oil producing regions, but the obscene profits made by arms manufacturers and by the oil industry. Is the carefully built construct of a big lie intended to convince the American people and the world of the necessity of this totally uncalled-for war? And after all the hype and spin, is the very idea of a war on terror now starting to fall apart? The credibility of U.S. and Israeli warmongers is shredding in front of our eyes, facing the heightened insurgency the war has brought about in the Arab countries and the lack of support in the world at large. Also facing the outrageous cost of this war for profit of the very few and the dear consequences for the people at home...

From Beirut to ? those who love us
Kurt Nimmo

21.Jul.2006 This video letter was made at the studios of Beirut DC, a film + cinema collective which runs the yearly Ayam Beirut Al Cinema?iya Film Festival.

This video letter was produced in collaboration with Samidoun, a grassroots gathering of various organizations + individuals who were involved in relief + media efforts from the first day of the Israeli attack on Lebanon.

It was also broadcasted at the Biennial of Arab Cinema, organized by the Arab World Institute in Paris...

Hezbollah Rides a New Popularity
Dahr Jamail, Inter Press Service As the war in Lebanon approaches the one-month mark + amid the destruction of much of Lebanon, Hezbollah appears to be gaining strength within the country + around the Arab world.

The Israeli aim of widespread bombing of the Lebanese infrastructure in order to create resentment against Hezbollah seems to have played into the strengths of Hezbollah. Hezbollah, known in many western countries as a "terrorist organisation", is widely seen in Lebanon as a legitimate political and social power.

One reason for this, according to an official representative of Hezbollah and member of the Lebanese Parliament, is that Hezbollah has never aimed to turn Lebanon into an Islamic state.

"Hezbollah is a democratic party whose principles are based on the Lebanese constitution," Tarad Hamade told IPS.

"This means we have to respect the cultural + religious diversity in the country.

We have never intended to establish an Islamic state"...

UN resolution on Lebanon: blueprint for intensified war and colonial occupation
Bill Van Auken, WSWS The US-French resolution that is to be voted on by the United Nations Security Council early this week represents an imperialist diktat to the people of Lebanon + an attempt by Washington to legitimize and consummate the geo-strategic goals pursued in the last month of US-Israeli war of aggression.

It is deliberately written in such a provocative manner as to ensure its rejection not only by Hezbollah, but by the Lebanese government itself. Not a single Lebanese grievance is addressed.

What it demands, essentially, is that Hezbollah enter a suicide pact with its enemies and that Lebanon accepts its transformation into a semi-colony....

Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Sunday, 6 August 2006.
Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial board, the Free Arab Voice ...In a dispatch posted at 6:40pm Makkah time Sunday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that a short while earlier a huge explosion shook a US military encampment located in al-Fallujah, about 60km west of Baghdad. The al-Fallujah correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported hat the blast went off in a house in the as-Sajar area outside the center of the city, igniting a big fire. US helicopters and vehicles closed off the area making information on the nature and extent of US casualties impossible to obtain. Witnesses who were lined up at the nearby fuel station when the blast occurred confirmed to the correspondent that a Resistance fida?i fighter had attacked the camp set up in the local house with an explosives-laden car...

An "unparalleled, hellish plot".
Lenin's Tomb I can only marvel at those who seriously pretend that this aggression by Israel has to do with an existential threat to that country, as one contemptible Israeli 'peacenik' did in The Observer yesterday (the article was entitled 'Voices from Across the Divide' + the voices unmistakeably said 'Death to the Arabs'). For this unctuous berk, it's World War III - and, of course, the Arabs are cast as the Axis + it's all very very tough for Israel, so tough that "Our ! job now is to survive". Interestingly, what he describes as the Israeli far right position, that this war happened because Israel pulled out of Lebanon (even though it did not), is the publicly avowed position of the Chief Rabbi in Britain. Amos Oz is harped on the same theme of Israel's right-to-butcher-Arabs a couple of weeks ago...

Do not forget the rape of Abeer
Truth About Iraqis Do not forget the rape of Abeer. How many other Iraqi women have been raped and burned and called insurgents? When Muqtada took to the street to protest attacks against Hezbollah, did he forget the vile attacks against his sisters in Iraq? Where was the Shia million man march then?...

Israel's leaders: Second-generation terrorists
Eli Stephens, Left I on the News Ariel Sharon is well-known for the massacre of thousands of Palestinians in the Lebanese refugee camps of Sabra and Shatila. Even an Israeli commission found him "indirectly responsible." Before him as Israeli Prime Minister, there was Menachem Begin, the former head of the Jewish terrorist group Irgun,

whose murder of 92 people with the bombing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem

00.000.1946 was one of the seminal events leading to the establishment of the state of Israel (a bombing which was recently commemorated (!) with a new plaque in a ceremony attended by yet another former Israeli Prime Minister, Benamin Netanyahu). I'm sure there are others I'm omitting.

But now, from an article in The Independent (with a hat tip to Footnotes from a Small Village), we learn that Israel is now being led by the second-generation...

Yet more praise for an Iraqi hero
Truth About Iraqis An Iraqi hero. An Iraqi heroine. That is exactly what she is. Riverbend, who many of us consider a friend, a sister, even though we do not know her.

God Bless her and keep her safe, she is the voice of all that Iraq once was. I posted something about her a day ago only to find yet again more media praise of her work.

I wish her work could be translated into Arabic for those who do not read or speak English.

Iraqi children need to learn of this vital part of the! ir collective history, the voice defying the brutality of a murderous occupation...

Israel confesses to planning war crimes
Eli Stephens, Left I on the News We all know Israel has been committing war crimes every single day. However, it's rare that they actually admit it. Rare, but not unheard of: A senior General Staff officer told Ha'aretz that for the first time since the fighting began, Israel plans to attack strategic infrastructure targets and symbols of the Lebanese government. Other than bombing the Beirut airport to prevent arms transfers to Hezbollah, Israel has hitherto not target! ed Lebanon's infrastructure, insisting that it is only at war with Hezbollah, not with the Lebanese government or people. However, the officer said, "we are now in a process of renewed escalation. We will continue hitting everything that moves in Hezbollah - but we will also hit strategic civilian infrastructure." ...

A Manifest Against the Israeli Atrocities in the Middle East
Carlos Fernando Destefani If you are really interested in the middle-east conflict and its real causes + want to have an unbiased view of it (so rare to see in our Western TV), please take some time of your work (or save it for some evenings at your home) + give a deep look into the links below. If the in-march ethnical cleansing of Palestinians were not enough, now a coward slaughtering of civilians is in
march in Lebanon. This email is another scream for help against the Israeli terrorism, always masked by the propaganda machine of the mainstream media. Forward it to as many as you can, people/media/government/NGO; public pressure is our only weapon. The blood of innocent civilians of a whole ethnic group + now of a whole country, is in our hands...

Three US soldiers killed in Iraq
Bahrain News Agency, Three US soldiers were killed in an explosion placed on the road side in Baghdad, Iraq. The US army in a statement said that three soldiers from the multinational forces were killed as a result of the explosion south-west Baghdad. With the death of these soldiers the number of US soldiers killed in Iraq since 2003 has reached 2590...

GI Special 4H7: He Was Disillusioned - August 7, 2006
Thomas F. Barton "He Was Disillusioned With The Military"
"He Felt They Had Lied To Him. He Had Been Brainwashed"
Marine From Flushing, Queens Killed In An Explosion
"He was counting down the days, We were looking forward to seeing him. But you could tell in his voice how unhappy he was."

Operation Security Roof
Gilad Atzmon, peacepalestine It might not be such a terrible thing for Gilad Atzmon to have his computer be tapped by the various bodies of Intelligence around the world. As we all know, they are far from what their name implies at times + there are on occasion some Top Secret documents and projects that filter out. This is the latest in a series of super-reserved documents that Gilad has been able to obtain from Israel and share with the general public. This appears to be a version of ! a press release or a journalistic dispatch, which is more or less the same thing at the end of the day + not only does it show the creativity of Israel, it gives us a glimpse into the dynamism of a typical brainstorming meeting of the top cabinet. To be informed is to be armed, as they say, so brothers and sisters, arm yourselves and take a look at the latest idea Israel has to guarantee the Security of the Jewish State...

In Remembrance of Hiroshima and Nagasaki When the bombs were dropped I was very happy. The war would be over now, they said + I was very happy. The boys would be coming home very soon they said + I was very happy. We showed 'em, they said + I was very happy. They told us that the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki had been destroyed + I was very happy. But in August of 1945 I was only ten years old + I was very, very happy (...) oday I?m no longer ten + I a! m no longer happy when bombs fall. And the names Big Boy and Fat Boy no longer make me smile because I now know the devastation and horror of burned bodies and twisted metal that result from the mushroom clouds. And I am ashamed that on this day Americans don?t stop to remember what was done. And I am horrified that my government has just killed thousands of defenseless men and women and children and animals who were not the enemy + that the silence of America is deafening. Today, I am so very sad that many young people don?t even know about the Enola Gay and the mission of its crew...
08.Aug.2006 Massives Polizeiaufgebot auf Uni-Campus FFM Uni/FFM Polizei auf Uni-Campus FFM
08.Aug.2006 Does A EULA Wipe Out Fair Use Provisions? Mike
It's no secret that almost no one actually reads end user license agreements (EULAs) these days - because, if you would, you'd almost never agree to what's in the license. In fact, there is some question to whether or not EULAs are enforceable at all, since they are often agreed to without any ...

08.Aug.2006 Skype and Sony Team Up to Deliver the “mylo personal communicator” Oliver Just in; Sony and Skype are teaming up to deliver a new next generation portable personal communications device the “mylo personal communicator” which will allow users to connect to mobile and wired phone lines at very low cost from any WiFi access point to which the user has access. ...
08.Aug.2006 Bush singing U2’s “Sunday Bloody Sunday” Ianiv Check out this video that uses video footage of Geroge Bush to make a video for U2’s Sunday Bloody Sunday. I the rapid blinking shots particularly funny. Tags:funny, geroge bush, humor, sunday bloody sunday, u2 video
AOL Search Data Shows Users Planning to commit Murder. Users in the comments are pissed off at the idea that people can be arrested for planning a crime like murder, calling it minority report like. I ask you why is it that americans have no problems arresting people that are planning or researching how to conduct terrorist attacks?
08.Aug.2006 Reuters admits altering Beirut photo A Reuters photograph of smoke rising from buildings in Beirut has been withdrawn after coming under attack by American web logs. The blogs accused Reuters of distorting the photograph to include more smoke and damage. The photograph showed two very heavy plumes of black smoke billowing from ...
08.Aug.2006 Lebanese Photoshop Screw-Ups Too Obvious — Let’s Make it MORE Obvious. John C Dvorak All the blogosphere is wacked out over a couple of poorly done “doctored” photos showing Beirut all smoky. Curiously the original photo shown here is actually fine as-is. What is the guy thinking to do a crappy Photoshop job like this. So how about an open competition as to who can do ...
08.Aug.2006 AOL: “This was a screw up” Michael Arrington AOL is apologizing in the aftermath of yesterday’s story about their voluntary release of search data on 650,000 users. In addition to removing the data, AOL spokesperson Weinstein has left comments on blogs, including ours + to the press in general: All – This was a screw up + we’...
08.Aug.2006 CATO on the Risks of Terrorism Interesting paper. Terrorists can be defeated simply by not becomming terrorized - that is, anything that enhances fear effectively gives in to them....
08.Aug.2006 Jackie Mason defends Mel Gibson in Hilarious Rant John C Dvorak
This is well worth watching

08.Aug.2006 Making war look worse Jeff Jarvis
This is a post I just put up on Comments is Free. The discussion there is already lively; if you feel moved to comment, please head over there…. Those bloggers have done it again: They’ve caught a fake used in a major media story. After Reuters ran a photo last week of black smoke ...

08.Aug.2006 Venezuelan Congresscritters go Ubuntu
PJ: They just had an Ubuntu installfest for interested Venezuelan Congressfolk + there will be another in August, because there was more demand than people to do it, but the pictures are delightful + so is the story. If I ever saw something like this in Washington, DC, I'd think I died and ...


"It gives a real example of how evolution works because we can reverse it."

Until about 500 million years ago, early animals had 13 such Hox genes. Then each gene split into four, making 52 genes.

Over the course of evolution, further mutations occurred + some genes became redundant and disappeared, leading to today's tally in mammals of 39 Hox genes.

The Utah team looked at two of these genes; Hoxa1, which controls embryonic brain development + Hoxb1, which plays a key role in the development of nerve cells that control facial expressions in animals.

"We are first to reconstruct an ancient gene," said co-researcher Petr Tvrdik of the University of Utah. "We have proven that from two specialised modern genes, we can reconstruct the ancient gene they split off from.

"It illuminates the mechanisms and processes that evolution uses + tells us more about how Mother Nature engineers life."
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08.Aug.2006 Gaehnen, Empathie und Spiegelzellen Arvid Leyh Gaehnen steckt an, Schmerzen von geliebten Menschen fuehlen wir wie unsere eigenen und warum wir ueberhaupt als soziale Wesen existieren, all das kann das Konzept der Spiegelzellen erklaeren - eine der groessten Entdeckungen der letzen Jahre.
Nach der Empathie kommt der Wahnsinn
- Steve Ayan von der Gehirn & Geist berichtet ueber den Zusammenhang von psychischer Stoerung und Kreativitaet - am Beispiel von Brian Wilson, dem Chefdenker der Beach Boys. Den ganzen Artikel finden Sie in der Doppelausgabe 7/8-2006.
Der Urlaub ist vorbei
- er war wunderbar, vielen Dank - und ich melde mich wieder für zwei Wochen schreibend ab.
Schön, aber thematisch ohne jede Aussage beginnt Episode 40 mitn
Abmient Glider von Dreamweaver, es folgen Fangorn The Forest von Blazej Lindner, Hidden Souls und DJ COA, Remember Hope von Farewell Redemption und endet mit dem lustigen kleinen Joy von Ekáyàni And The Healing Band.
08.Aug.2006 Giant Robot Imprisons Parked Cars A parking garage in New Jersey seizes up when the city of Hoboken fails to renew its software license, leaving hundreds of drivers stranded in the automated garage.
08.Aug.2006 Did AOL Betray Its Users? In what could be a breach of federal law, AOL releases search logs on 650,000 users to researchers. While the files are down, they are in the wild and lawyers may be circling.
08.Aug.2006 Hybrids Get Parking Preference Cities let hybrids park for free, but could they please ticket SUVs for overwhelming spots designated for compacts?
08.Aug.2006 Why Tony Blair gets it when it comes to tech Cisco's CEO says British leader's visit to Silicon Valley is symbolic of his willingness to adapt to culture of change and role innovation can play.
08.Aug.2006 A culture of survival drives growth Wartime life has not stopped Israel's tech juggernaut, which draws more venture capital today than ever before.
08.Aug.2006 Israel: Technology's promised land Industry and investment thrive in the country despite wartime life.
08.Aug.2006 AOL offers glimpse into users' lives When AOL released the three-month search histories of some 650,000 users, it provided a rare glimpse into their private lives.
08.Aug.2006 IBM comes out on top in age discrimination suit Federal appeals court's ruling allows Big Blue to avoid paying costly settlement.
08.Aug.2006 There's a blog born every half second Blog-tracking site Technorati says 175,000 new blogs appear per day worldwide. Are you keeping up with them all?

Bad Kissingen -

Es war im Sommer 2002, Monika Fritz war völlig pleite + die Urlaubszeit stand an. "Ich wollte irgendetwas machen, was aufregend, romantisch und naturverbunden ist - aber kein Geld kostet", erinnert sie sich. Aus ihrem Küchenradio dudelte "Ein Bett im Kornfeld" von Schlagerbarde Jürgen Drews + plötzlich hatte Fritz eine Idee.

"Warum nicht mal im Kornfeld übernachten", dachte sie sich, schrieb ein Konzeptpapier für ihr "Open-Air-Hotel" und ging damit im unterfränkischen Bad Kissingen hausieren. Lange suchen musste Monika Fritz nicht. Landwirt und Stadtrat Otto Funck war von der Idee begeistert und stellte für das Vorhaben ein Weizenfeld zur Verfügung.

Nun müssten sich Amerikas Zentralbanker darum nicht unbedingt kümmern, würden ihre Experten solch inversen Zinsstrukturkurven nicht längst eine unangenehme Signalwirkung beimessen: Die Notenbanker haben in ihren alten Akten gewühlt und festgestellt, dass solch eine Lage auf dem Anleihenmarkt der beste Einzelindikator für eine drohende Rezession ist; so war es beispielsweise im Jahr 2000.

Denn Amerikas Wirtschaft wächst mittlerweile nicht mehr so schwungvoll wie in den Monaten zuvor. Zwar sind die aktuellen Zahlen des Landes noch immer deutlich besser als beispielsweise die der Bundesrepublik. Doch deuten auch in den USA erste Zeichen darauf hin, dass die Boomphase vorbei ist.

So bieten US-Unternehmen etwa nicht mehr so viele neue Stellen an, wie viele Experten bisher erwartet hatten. Allein im Juli fiel das Angebot an neuen Jobs mit 113.000 Stellen um rund 30.000 Arbeitsplätze niedriger aus als erwartet. Und das relativiert womöglich die vergleichsweise hohe Kerninflationsrate, die aktuell in Amerika noch gemessen wird; sie lag im ersten halben Jahr bei 2,6 Prozent und damit über dem Inflationsziel der amerikanischen Zentralbank.

Die Börsianer in New York scheinen mittlerweile so auch nicht mehr ganz so zuversichtlich für die kommenden Monate zu sein wie in vielen Wochen zuvor. Anleger an der Wachstumsbörse Nasdaq etwa mussten im vergangenen Quartal ein Minus ihrer Investments von durchschnittlich 9,1 Prozent hinnehmen. Das ist gemessen an ihren Gewinnen in den Monaten zuvor zwar nicht übermäßig viel. Aber Amerikas Technologiewerte gelten als Stimmungsbarometer für die US-Konjunktur: Sie geraten nicht selten unter Druck, wenn wenig später auch das Wirtschaftswachstum der bedeutendsten Volkswirtschaft der Erde sinkt.
Nahost- Krieg: Schießbefehl auf alle Fahrzeuge im Grenzgebiet
08.Aug.2006 Sevilla statt Santiago: Pilot verfehlt Flughafen um 700 Kilometer

08.Aug.2006 Nahost- Krieg: Russland will Uno- Resolution ablehnen
08.Aug.2006 Umstrittene Tierhaltung: Bauer schießt Rinder selbst

08.Aug.2006 US- Notenbank: Zittern vor der Zinsentscheidung
08.Aug.2006 Meine Wogehenwirhingedanken - Der Krieg gegen den Terror. Klaus Staek Passend dazu erschien gerade jetzt das Buch eines Ex-Agenten namens Robert Baer unter dem bezeichnenden Titel "Der Niedergang der CIA ". Darin legt der Mann, ...

20030513-12052003docblogg die der ehemalige CIA -Operationsleiter im Nahen Osten, Robert Baer, in seinem Buch ... Margrit Kennedy.

Daneben unterstützen Mitarbeiter von Banken + der ...

220403antiwarblogg Das berichtet der US-Fernsehsender ABC unter Berufung auf den früheren CIA -Mitarbeiter Robert Baer . Baer habe dem Sender gesagt, dass Geheimdienstchef ...
08.Aug.2006 ARNER BROS. PICTURES präsentiert in Zusammenarbeit mit VILLAGE ... - HTML-Version Clooney spielt den Ex - CIA -Agenten. Robert Baer – es handelt sich um die ...

00.Okt.2000 wurde Reiner im Kennedy Center in Washington mit dem 3. Mark ...
08.Aug.2006 Terrorbekämpung auf amerikanisch [Archiv] - Propagandistische Wegbereiter der Legende von Al kaida sind mit gro0er Wahrscheinlichkeit der Ex- CIA -Mann Robert Baer, der Regierungsberater + ...
08.Aug.2006 Mein Filmtagebuch - Es gibt den Typen namens Robert Baer, der das Buch „See no Evil“ geschrieben hat, auf das der Film basiert, der tretet im Film als Nebenrolle in CIA ...

08.Aug.2006 - Das Finanzportal - "Hunde, wollt Ihr ewig ... Robert Baer, who was a CIA officer in the Middle East + elsewhere for two decades, told me that Ahmadinejad + his Revolutionary Guard colleagues in the...

08.Aug.2006 Magazinrundschau vom 30.05.2006 -, Kultur und ... ... den Dokumentarfilm "The Cult of the Suicide Bomber" des CIA -Offiziers Robert Baer, ... Und Randy Kennedy sieht die Zukunft des Fernsehens winzig klein ...

politikforum-Thema: Verschwörungstheorien zum 11.Sep.2001

00.Apr.1998 Die CIA ignoriert die Warnungen eines mit dem Fall betrauten Offiziers, Robert Baer - für Seymour Hersh vom "New Yorker" der "vielleicht beste..

KINO.DE - Die ganze Welt des Entertainment Robert Baer, George Clooney.

Bennett Holiday, Jeffrey Wright. Julie Woodman, Amanda Peet ... CIA - Abteilungsleiterin, Jayne Atkinson ...
Kampf gegen den Terror Imperiale Anmaßung - Ausland - Der ehemalige Topagent der CIA im Nahen Osten, Robert Baer, erzählte der BBC: „Bis zum

11.Sep.2001 hat sich die CIA von solchen Methoden ferngehalten. ...
08.Aug.2006 Bücher | Die grosse Luege - WACO - Die grosse Luege - WACO von ... DIE SAUDI-CONNECTION - ROBERT BAER inkl.MwSt...8.90EUR ... dass die CIA, die NSA + die ATF bei der Erstürmung der Sekte in Waco in einen Riesenskandal ...

08.Aug.2006 Die Allligatorpapiere. Sekundärliteratur zum Krimi Robert Baer galt als einer der besten CIA -Agenten im Nahen Ost. Sein vernichtendes Fazit nach 21 Agenten-Jahren: "Die CIA hat in den 90er Jahren ...
08.Aug.2006 Blogs - Apocalypso Wegen seiner unnachgiebigen Kritik an der Weichheit der CIA war Baer früh ein Held der Neocons (die ihre ... Hat Castro den Mord an Kennedy befohlen? ...
* BERICHTE AUS AMERIKA Der ehemalige Topagent der CIA im Nahen Osten Robert Baer erzählte der BBC: “Bis zum 11.Sep.2001 hat sich die CIA von solchen Methoden ferngehalten. ...
08.Aug.2006 LINKEZEITUNG.DE - Irak, Iran, Libanon, Nordkorea und Afghanistan ... am 12.07. beginnt der Moderator von CNN Headline News, Glenn Beck, seine Sendung mit ex- CIA Offizier Robert Baer und den Worten "Wir haben hier den Dritten ...
08.Aug.2006 Monitor - Monitor - beitrag.phtml

00.Sep.2002 : New York, John F. Kennedy Airport. ... Robert Baer, ehem. CIA -Agent: "Es war der Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten, der die CIA ermächtigt ...
08.Aug.2006 Le Monde diplomatique, deutsche Ausgabe Scheuer schätzt die Zahl der durch die CIA "ausgewiesenen" sunnitischen Terroristen auf insgesamt etwa einhundert.

Andere Experten wie Robert Baer glauben, ...,a0027.idx,
08.Aug.2006 Links informs the public about news and information which a corporate media will not. It provides people with a way of expressing their views publicly concerning issues that effect the quality of life, our freedoms + our ...
Jim Marrs ... Thomas Chittum's website, author of Civil War II: The Coming Breakup of America ...

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08.Aug.2006 Alex Jones' Prison Analysis But not to worry – our Glorious Imperial Generals have a bold new strategy to subdue the aborigines.

They have ordered their troops to get out of their armored vehicles + to patrol on foot. ... current situation as mercenaries for the New World Order. ...

08.Aug.2006 my weblog Kari dro til New York på lørdag.

Forrige uke sendte jeg et lite vanetineskort til hotellet med ... men de har startet opp et spøkelsesmuseum, Draugasetrið, og de har en fantastisk hummerrestaurant, ..
Re: When Order Breaks Down in a Multicultural Country Text Newsgroup Archive from - uncensored disscussion groups ...

> Have a nice imperial day ...
Naziaufmarsch in Berlin (2) - Presse-Info (1.12.2001) Als die NPD dort zuletzt zum Brandenburger Tor zog, standen Touristen am Straßenrand ... Oktober 2001 : Rund 900 Neonazis marschieren zum Tag der Deutschen ...
08.Aug.2006 Demonstrationen der Friedensbewegung gegen den krieg ...

00.Okt.2001 in Berlin Der Krieg gegen Afghanistan wird den ... Auf den drei Auftaktkundgebungen am Brandenburger Tor, am Neptunbrunnen /Rotes Rathaus und ...

Chronik 2001 Allein in Berlin kommen 200.000 Menschen zum Gedenken am Brandenburger Tor zusammen. Der US-Kongress ermächtigt den Präsidenten zum Einsatz des Militärs.
08.Aug.2006 00.Jul.2002 Inhalt: US-Militärs riskieren den Polwechsel Zwei der zwölf HAARP-Schlüsselpatente sind: US-Patent Nr. 4.686.605 - August 87 Methode + Apparat zur Veränderung einer Region der Erdatmosphäre, ...
08.Aug.2006 Eine Reise zum Gipfel der Philosophie US-Patent Nr.: 4.686.605 erteilt 00.Aug.1987 .Methode + Apparat zur Veränderung einer Region der Erdatmosphäre, Ionosphäre +/oder Magnetosphäre
08.Aug.2006 Great Illusions: A Chronicle Of The Drug Wars. Consider the business foresight of Alberto Sicilia Falcon, a Cuban exile with CIA connections who, by ... bar, a Cuban compatriot named Alberto Sicilia - Falcon . He introduced them + ...
18th Century Pigment to Revolutionize Chip Design? ScuttleMonkey 23 - Scarlet X writes

"Researchers at the University of Washington have discovered a possible nonvolatile magnetic semiconductor + are investigating its use for 'spintronics,' an emerging technology that is concerned with manipulating + controlling the charge, flow + magnetism of electrons.

The possibilities for the material 'cobalt green,' a paint developed by American Revolution era artists, as a spintronics material is exciting.

Should the magnetic properties of the paint at room-temperature prove able to reliably control the wild spinning of excited electrons in a processor, not only could the size of processors reduce substantially, but the constant limiting factor, how to keep things cool, could disappear."
Google Signs $900m MySpace Deal ScuttleMonkey 110 - deadmantyping writes

"Google has signed a $900m deal with Fox to provide search capabilities for Fox sites, the most noteworthy of which is MySpace.

This deal does not include, which already has a deal with MSN. Google claims that 'MySpace was an important site to be involved with given its rapid popularity growth.'

Google also signed a deal with MTV earlier in the week."
Reuters Admits, Pulls Doctored Photos timothy 398 - fragmentate points to a post on PopPhoto which says

"Reuters pulled a photograph of burning buildings in Beirut yesterday after a post on the Little Green Footballs blog outed it as digitally manipulated.

The photo, filed on Saturday by freelance photographer Adnan Hajj, ran with the caption "Smoke billows from burning buildings destroyed during an overnight Israeli air raid on Beirut's suburbs."

Fragmentate adds "Another image from the same photographer was found to have been doctored. Whether you're a CNN fan, or a FoxNEWS fan, you have to wonder how much of what we see is fake, or exaggerated."
AOL Releases Search Logs of 657,427 Users timothy 279 -

"AOL has released the search logs of over 650,000 users for research purposes.

This looks like it may become a public relations disaster for AOL, as well as a privacy nightmare for the users involved as Michael Arrington of TechCrunch notes:

"AOL has released very private data about its users without their permission.

While the AOL username has been changed to a random ID number, the ability to analyze all searches by a single user will often lead people to easily determine who the user is + what they are up to.

The data includes personal names, addresses, social security numbers and everything else someone might type into a search box."

This is also being covered on The Paradigm Shift and Oh My News." fantomas adds " Looks like they've just taken it down but it's still available on The Pirate Bay;

not sure why but some of the academic researchers are going crazy musing the ethical aspects of letting the world know who's searching for how to kill their wives ..." Update: 08/07 21:32 GMT by T : amromousa writes "AOL is now apologizing for the release ..., calling it a "screw-up," which they're upset and angry about."
An Older, Larger Universe. Hemos 422+ - Josh Fink writes

" has a very interesting article as part their weekly mystery Monday series about a new calculation that shows that the Universe is actually much older than than the 14.3 billion years old that was established 00.000.2003. From the article,

"...the universe is instead about 15.8 billion years old + about 180 billion light-years wide."

The calculations were based off of a recalculation of the Hubble Constant which dictates how fast the universe is expanding + they found it is actually 15% slower than previously thought.

The findings will be printed in an upcoming edition of Astrophysical Journal."
Photonic Breakthrough Allows 'Lab-on-a-Chip' ScuttleMonkey 64+ - Roland Piquepaille writes

"Georgia Tech researchers have shrunk an optical device called wavelength demultiplier (WD) by combining into one crystal three unique properties of photonics crystals.

This optical discovery opens the way to sophisticated and cheap bio-sensors mounted on 'lab-on-a-chip' devices - sensors to run blood tests, detect chemicals in water supplies or for drug testing.

Their new WD is less than a millimeter in all dimensions rather than the several centimeters of other currently available WDs. And it should not cost more to produce."
Geschlossenes BP- Ölfeld: Produktionsstopp kann Monate dauern
08.Aug.2006 Nahost- Krieg: Steinmeier sieht gute Chancen für eine Waffenruhe

08.Aug.2006 900- Millionen- Dollar- Deal: Google verbündet sich mit MySpace
08.Aug.2006 USA: Erste Klage gegen Zivilisten wegen Misshandlung von Terrorverdächtigem

08.Aug.2006 EU vs. Bundesregierung: Sparkassenstreit vor der Eskalation
08.Aug.2006 Nahost- Konflikt: Der syrische Schlüssel
08.Aug.2006 Nahost- Krieg: Libanon präsentiert der Uno eigenen Friedensplan

08.Aug.2006 Rekord- Zugvogel: 65.000 Kilometer 00.000.200 Tagen
illiam King Thomas hieß eigentlich Alexander Keith und kam aus
Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Er betätigte sich während des amerikanischen Bürgerkriegs nach seinen Angaben als Blockadebrecher + geriet schon einmal in den Verdacht, einen Sprengstoff-Anschlag verübt zu haben.

00.000.1864 verließ er seine Heimatstadt fluchtartig, da er Geld veruntreut hatte.

Er lebte für kurze Zeit in Wien, Linz, Leipzig um schließlich nach Dresden zu ziehen [1], wo er heiratet.

Deutsche Geschichte
Als die Höllenmaschine Bremerhaven erzittern ließ
Von Cord Christian Troebst

1875 Eine gewaltige Explosion erschütterte den Kai in Bremerhaven. Sand, Glas + Körperteile flogen durch die Luft.

Ein skrupelloser Spekulant hatte einen gigantischen Versicherungsbetrug auf hoher See geplant - doch die Bomben zündeten bereits im Hafen.

11.Dez.1875 meldet die Bremer "Weser-Zeitung" in ihrer Abendausgabe:

"Heute Mittag wurde unsere Stadt durch die Kunde von einem schweren Unglück, das sich in Bremerhaven zugetragen hat, in höchste Aufregung versetzt. 40 bis 50 Menschen sind getötet und verwundet."

"Furchtbar verstümmelte Leichen", heißt es weiter, "einzelne Gliedmaßen lagen umher."

Der Schlag sei "vollständig unerwartet und von einer Gewissenlosigkeit veranlasst gewesen, deren Frevelhaftigkeit nicht scharf genug gebrandmarkt werden kann".
Cord Christian Troebst, Jahrgang 1933, lebte zehn Jahre in New York und auf Cape Cod, war dann viele Jahre Chefredakteur des Springer
- Auslandsdiensts in Hamburg.

Seit seiner Pensionierung 1994 arbeitet er als freier Journalist.

11.Sep.2001 Bei den Fernsehübertragungen der Ereignisse -vom- aus den USA erinnerte er sich an einen Fall, der im späten 19. Jahrhundert Norddeutschland ähnlich erschüttert haben musste:

die Thomas- Katastrophe.

07.Aug.2006 Flutgefahr nach der Hitzewelle: Hochwasser in Polen und Österreich steigt
07.Aug.2006 Nahost- Krieg: Libanon will Truppen in den Süden schicken

07.Aug.2006 Förderausfall in Alaska: BP- Probleme treiben Ölpreis auf Rekordhoch
07.Aug.2006 Familienhaft für arbeitslose Eltern: Pofalla- Idee findet Anhänger in der Union
07.Aug.2006 Vogelgrippe: Kein weiterer H5N1- Fall im Dresdner Zoo
07.Aug.2006 Energie: Hoffnung auf billigerer Strom
Mobil 2.0: Das soziale Netz macht mobil

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07.Aug.2006 Allergien: Integration fördert Heuschnupfen
07.Aug.2006 Nahost- Krieg: Siniora bricht bei arabischem Krisengipfel in Tränen aus
07.Aug.2006 Umweltprobleme in Alaska: Ölmulti BP kämpft um sein Image
07.Aug.2006 Union: Streit über die richtige Politik eskaliert
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07.Aug.2006 AOL Hits Rock Bottom AND Pisses Off Google Paul Stamatiou Usually after hitting rock bottom once, a company learns from its actions and fixes things. Apparently this is not the case with AOL. Earlier yesterday they released a 439MB file (~2GB uncompressed) of approximately 20 million search queries collected from about 650k unique users over roughly 3 ...
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07.Aug.2006 The great PC 'what-if' Imagine what the tech industry would be like if IBM demanded exclusive rights to its PC operating system.
07.Aug.2006 Allmystery • 9 Gründe für die Sprengung des WTC knolle. 2.442 Beiträge. seit 22.2.2004. Profil. 11.03.2004. 20:29 (melden) AW: 9 Gründe für die Sprengung des WTC ... und weiss, dass das wtc asbestverseucht war, eine ... verschiede angestellte des wtc haben eine klage wegen ... die Sprengung des WTC . präventiv Sprengladungen (Controlled Demolition Inc ...

Die Pflanzen reichen ihre Erinnerungen auf diese Art über die Generationen weiter.

Ultraviolette Strahlung oder bakterielle Eiweiße, die Schädlingsbefall vortäuschen - für Pflanzen bedeutet das Stress. Im Labor der Universität Basel war das Ungemach beabsichtigt und sollte die Testpflanzen gehörig unter Druck setzen. Das gelang auch: Um sich der Stresssituation besser anzupassen, erhöhte das Kohlgewächs Ackerschmalwand die Geschwindigkeit, mit der sich seine Gene verändern.
ABRI Commander Visits Spain ... military officer, General Feisal Tanjung, was in Spain last month. looking at military equipment ...

The delegation also went to factories such as Defex and Indra, that ...

00.000.1990 -During the s- the small arms sector in Spain entered into serious crisis due to accumulated debts.

Defensa Exportación, DEFEX : is the export company for Spanish made Security + ...

Spain, Landmine Monitor Report 2004

00.000. May 2003-00.000.2003 -Key developments since- Spain provided mine action funding + assistance of about $1.2 million ...

were all part of the DEFEX (Defense and Export) group controlled by ...
The Self Accelerating Plasma Tube (SAP Tube) Ossie Callanan Anyone ... T. Henry Moray was quoted as saying the amount of energy his device produced was determined by the load he placed on it.

The more load he connected, ...
07.Aug.2006 Stressreaktion: Pflanzen vererben Erinnerungen
07.Aug.2006 Pyrotechnik - Wikipedia Pyrotechnik . aus Wikipedia, der freien Enzyklopädie.

Die Pyrotechnik (von griechisch pyr "Feuer") weist auf eine Technik in Verbindung mit – meist explosiv ablaufender – Verbrennung hin. Pyrotechnischer Effekt

Speichern Rheinmetall AG -

NICO-Pyrotechnik NICO- Pyrotechnik gehört zu den weltweit führenden Herstellern von Polizei- + Sicherheitsprodukten, Übungs- + Simulationssystemen sowie hochwertigen pyrotechnischen Produkten. ...

Die NICO- Pyrotechnik Hanns-Jürgen Diederichs GmbH & Co ... GmbH das Produktportfolio des Bereiches Schutzsysteme/ Pyrotechnik ab. Die

00.000.1949 gegründete Gesellschaft gehört zu den ...
Ein körperinternes Navigationsystem gebe es tatsächlich, berichten nun Wissenschaftler der kalifornischen Stanford University im Online-Fachmagazin "PLoS Genetics" .

Hautzellen nutzten ein Koordinatensystem, um ihre Position im Körper zu bestimmen und daraus ihre persönlichen Aufgaben abzuleiten, schreiben der Biologe John Rinn und vier Kollegen.

Genauso wie jeder Punkt der Erde durch Breitengrad, Längengrad und Höhe eindeutig definiert ist, sei auch die Position jeder Zelle durch einen dreiteiligen genetischen Code festgelegt, haben die Forscher entdeckt.

Hautzellen lesen in Genen ab, wo sie gerade sind

Die Hautzellen lesen aus diesem Code ab, ob sie auf der Kopfhaut, am Bauch oder auf der Handinnenseite lokalisiert sind und ob sie dort Haare wachsen lassen oder andere Aufgaben erfüllen sollen.

Nach Angaben der Biologen und Mediziner könnte die Entdeckung helfen, die Wundheilung zu verbessern und maßgeschneiderte Hauttransplantate herzustellen.

Obwohl die menschliche Haut praktisch am ganzen Körper aus den gleichen Zellbausteinen besteht, sieht sie an jedem Körperteil anders aus. So sind manche Hautpartien von einem dichten Haarkleid bedeckt, während die Haut in anderen Körperregionen dicke Hornhautschichten, Schweißdrüsen oder die Rillen der Fingerabdrücke bilden.

Hautzellen von 40 Körperteilen hätten Rinn und seine Kollegen bei ihrer Suche nach einem Positionierungssystem isoliert und dann verglichen, welche Gene in welchen Zellen an- oder abgeschaltet waren. Das Ergebnis: Die verschiedenen Hautzellen unterschieden sich in der Aktivität von fast 400 Erbgutabschnitten.

Grober Dreifachcode
Heute in den Feuilletons: "Was ist eine gute Religion?"

07.Aug.2006 Interview zu Bewerbungstricks: Du sollst nicht lügen - oder doch?
07.Aug.2006 Ferienclub für Millionäre: Jet- Setten in die Pleite
07.Aug.2006 Körperkarte: Hautzellen haben GPS in den Genen
Zensur in China: Korrespondenten schlagen Alarm
Libanon- Krieg: Israel zerstört wichtigsten Versorgungsweg in den Süden
07.Aug.2006 Krieg im Nahen Osten: Kein Frieden in Sicht
07.Aug.2006 Mutual Assured Destruction, a.k.a. MAD.

Mutual Assured Destruction began to emerge at the end of the Kennedy administration.

MAD reflects the idea that one's population could best be protected by leaving it vulnerable so long as the other side faced comparable vulnerabilities.

In short: Whoever shoots first, dies second.
If Iran needs to be invaded + occupied, to prevent them from ever developing and possibly using a nuclear weapon against the mainland USA, then our parents + grandparents wasted untold trillions in producing nuclear weapons and submarines to defend against just such a threat.

And we want our money back. See also: Iraq: The Words of Mass Deception
The Ohio class are the largest submarines ever built for the U.S. Navy + are second only to the Russian Typhoon class in mass and size. A single submarine carries the destructive power more than nine times greater than all Allied ordnance dropped in WWII.

Only the whales and dolphins know where these submarines are when they are out on patrol. Not even the president knows their exact location. "Somewhere in the Pacific."
Why Iran's nuclear weapons don't matter.
The CIA gave the UN inspectors a list of sites they were convinced had weapons of mass destruction. Nothing. But Bush still got his invasion + grabbed the oil wells.

Of course, the issue has shifted.
Those that insist that Iraq's weapons of mass destruction were a threat that justified invasion are in essence claiming that the US Government took $5 trillion of your money (over $17,000 from each of you alive today) in a gigantic swindle, because the $5 trillion nuclear deterrent isn't a deterrent after all, that it doesn't work, that nobody is really afraid of it, because they all know it was just a hoax to soak the American taxpayer for another several thousand dollars. Was it all a hoax, Mr. Bush?

Did the American people foot a $5 trillion bill in 00.000.1950 s dollars for a deterrent system that isn't really a deterrent?

Either the deterrent works or it does not. If it doesn't, then the American taxpayers have been defrauded on a grand scale. But if the nuclear deterrent does work, then Iraq can have all the weapons of mass destruction they want, they just won't dare use them.
The above image is a scan of a piece of Trinitite. This is desert sand that was underneath the explosion of the world's first Atomic bomb in New Mexico as part of project TRINITY, hence the name Trinitite. The heat from that blast melted the sand into a green glass, not unlike the Fulgurites that result when lightning hits sandy soil.

Now, imagine an entire nation looking like the above sample, melted into green glass. Buried in the green glass are the charred remains of the people of that nation. It's not an idle fantasy. The US spent $5 trillion dollars (1950s dollars) building a nuclear deterrent capability that can actually do that; melt any nation and it's people into a giant slab of green glass. The USSR knew it, the world knows it, Saddam knew it. The government of Iran knows it.

Even if Iraq had possessed weapons of mass destruction (which we now know they did not) + even if Iraq had the long range ICBMs to reach across the Atlantic with (which we know they did not), Iraq would still not have been a threat to the US because any attack with a weapon of mass destruction would be national suicide.
07.Aug.2006,,4480174-105806,00.html World dispatch Selective Memri

Brian Whitaker investigates whether the 'independent' media institute that translates the Arabic newspapers is quite what it seems Brian Whitaker
12.Aug.2002 Guardian Unlimited

For some time now, I have been receiving small gifts from a generous institute in the USA. The gifts are high-quality translations of articles from Arabic newspapers which the institute sends to me by email every few days, entirely free-of-charge.

The emails also go to politicians and academics, as well as to lots of other journalists. The stories they contain are usually interesting.
The following correction was printed in the Guardian's Corrections + Clarifications column, Wednesday 21.Aug.2002

In an article headed Atrocity stories regain currency, page 13, August 8 + in an article headed Selective Memri on the Guardian website, we referred to Dr Adil Awadh, an Iraqi doctor who alleged that Saddam Hussein had ordered doctors to amputate the ears of soldiers who deserted. Dr Awadh has asked us to make it clear that he has no connection with Memri (Middle East Media Research Institute) + that he did not authorise its translation of parts of an article by him. He is no longer a member of the Iraqi National Accord (INA). He is an independent member of the Iraqi National Congress (INC). His reference to orders by Saddam Hussein to cut off the ears of deserters has been supported by evidence from other sources.
Memri's next success came a month later when Saudi Arabia's ambassador to London wrote a poem entitled The Martyrs - about a young woman suicide bomber - which was published in al-Hayat newspaper.

Memri sent out translated extracts from the poem, which it described as "praising suicide bombers". Whether that was the poem's real message is a matter of interpretation. It could, perhaps more plausibly, be read as condemning the political ineffectiveness of Arab leaders, but Memri's interpretation was reported, almost without question, by the western media.

These incidents involving Saudi Arabia should not be viewed in isolation. They are part of building a case against the kingdom and persuading the USA to treat it as an enemy, rather than an ally.

It's a campaign that the Israeli government and American neo-conservatives have been pushing since early this year - one aspect of which was the bizarre anti-Saudi briefing at the Pentagon, hosted last month by Richard Perle.

To anyone who reads Arabic newspapers regularly, it should be obvious that the items highlighted by Memri are those that suit its agenda and are not representative of the newspapers' content as a whole.

The danger is that many of the senators, congressmen and "opinion formers" who don't read Arabic but receive Memri's emails may get the idea that these extreme examples are not only truly representative but also reflect the policies of Arab governments.

Memri's Col Carmon seems eager to encourage them in that belief. In Washington last April, in testimony to the House committee on international relations, he portrayed the Arab media as part of a wide-scale system of government-sponsored indoctrination.

"The controlled media of the Arab governments conveys hatred of the west + in particular, of the USA," he said. "Prior to September 11, one could frequently find articles which openly supported, or even called for, terrorist attacks against the USA ...

"The USA is sometimes compared to Nazi Germany, President Bush to Hitler, Guantanamo to Auschwitz," he said.

In the case of the al-Jazeera satellite channel, he added, "the overwhelming majority of guests and callers are typically anti-American and anti-semitic".

Unfortunately, it is on the basis of such sweeping generalisations that much of American foreign policy is built these days.
The email it circulated last week about Saddam Hussein ordering people's ears to be cut off was an extract from a longer article in the pan-Arab newspaper, al-Hayat, by Adil Awadh who claimed to have first-hand knowledge of it.

It was the sort of tale about Iraqi brutality that newspapers would happily reprint without checking, especially in the current atmosphere of war fever. It may well be true, but it needs to be treated with a little circumspection.

Mr Awadh is not exactly an independent figure. He is, or at least was, a member of the Iraqi National Accord, an exiled Iraqi opposition group backed by the US - and neither al-Hayat nor Memri mentioned this.

Also, Mr Awadh's allegation first came to light some four years ago, when he had a strong personal reason for making it. According to a Washington Post report 00.000.1998, the amputation claim formed part of his application for political asylum in the USA.

At the time, he was one of six Iraqis under arrest in the US as suspected terrorists or Iraqi intelligence agents + he was trying to show that the Americans had made a mistake.

Earlier this year, Memri scored two significant propaganda successes against Saudi Arabia. The first was its translation of an article from al-Riyadh newspaper in which a columnist wrote that Jews use the blood of Christian or Muslim children in pastries for the Purim religious festival.

The writer, a university teacher, was apparently relying on an anti-semitic myth that dates back to the middle ages. What this demonstrated, more than anything, was the ignorance of many Arabs - even those highly educated - about Judaism and Israel + their readiness to believe such ridiculous stories.

But Memri claimed al-Riyadh was a Saudi "government newspaper" - in fact it's privately owned - implying that the article had some form of official approval.
The reason for Memri's air of secrecy becomes clearer when we look at the people behind it. The co-founder and president of Memri + the registered owner of its website, is an Israeli called Yigal Carmon.

Mr - or rather, Colonel - Carmon spent 22 years in Israeli military intelligence and later served as counter-terrorism adviser to two Israeli prime ministers, Yitzhak Shamir and Yitzhak Rabin.

Retrieving another now-deleted page from the archives of Memri's website also throws up a list of its staff. Of the six people named, three - including Col Carmon - are described as having worked for Israeli intelligence.

Among the other three, one served in the Israeli army's Northern Command Ordnance Corps, one has an academic background + the sixth is a former stand-up comedian.

Col Carmon's co-founder at Memri is Meyrav Wurmser, who is also director of the centre for Middle East policy at the Indianapolis-based Hudson Institute, which bills itself as "America's premier source of applied research on enduring policy challenges".

The ubiquitous Richard Perle, chairman of the Pentagon's defence policy board, recently joined Hudson's board of trustees.
Although Memri claims that it does provide translations from Hebrew media, I can't recall receiving any.

Evidence from Memri's website also casts doubt on its non-partisan status. Besides supporting liberal democracy, civil society + the free market, the institute also emphasises "the continuing relevance of Zionism to the Jewish people and to the state of Israel".

That is what its website used to say, but the words about Zionism have now been deleted. The original page, however, can still be found in internet archives.
a story circulated by Memri. First of all, it's a rather mysterious organisation. Its website does not give the names of any people to contact, not even an office address.

The reason for this secrecy, according to a former employee, is that "they don't want suicide bombers walking through the door on Monday morning" (Washington Times, June 20).

This strikes me as a somewhat over-the-top precaution for an institute that simply wants to break down east-west language barriers.

The second thing that makes me uneasy is that the stories selected by Memri for translation follow a familiar pattern: either they reflect badly on the character of Arabs or they in some way further the political agenda of Israel. I am not alone in this unease.

Ibrahim Hooper of the Council on American-Islamic Relations told the Washington Times: "Memri's intent is to find the worst possible quotes from the Muslim world and disseminate them as widely as possible."
Memri's purpose, according to its website, is to bridge the language gap between the west
- where few speak Arabic - + the Middle East, by "providing timely translations of Arabic, Farsi + Hebrew media".
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These photos were taken at Ground Zero, the World Trade Center site in New York,

13.Sep.2001 .
They were taken by someone named "Ed" who was allowed into the area by a member of the emergency response crew, at a time when all civilians - including most journalists - were forbidden to enter the area.

As a result,

these photos are just about the only close-ups ever taken of the World Trade Center site so soon after the 9/11 attacks.

1985: Beirut car bomb kills dozens - >ON THIS DAY | 8 | 1985 Beirut car bomb kills dozens Not mentioned in this article is that the car bomb was a CIA operation authorized by William Casey + while killing 80 children, missed its primary target. If one desires car bombing to stop, one should not start it in the first place. - M. R.
08.Nov.2003 Heir to the Holocaust - >
Heir to the Holocaust But while President Bush publicly embraced the community of holocaust survivors in Washington last spring, he and his family have been keeping a secret from them for over 50 years about Prescott Bush, the president's grandfather. According to classified documents from Dutch intelligence + US government archives, President George W. Bush's grandfather, Prescott Bush made considerable profits off Auschwitz slave labor.
06.Nov.2003 Operation Northwoods - >
Operation Northwoods
05.Nov.2003 A Review by William Hughes of Lenni Brenner's book, "51 Documents: Zionist Collaboration with the Nazis" - >
A Review by William Hughes of Lenni Brenner's book, "51 Documents: Zionist Collaboration with the Nazis"
You know, this just MIGHT be the time you should re-read "1984" - >
You know, this just MIGHT be the time you should re-read "1984"

Writer to discuss U.S. role in Nazi eugenics

The goal of creating a "master race" originated not with Adolph Hitler + the Nazis of WWII., but with the intellectual + financial elite of the USA

00.000.19 - at the beginning of the 20th century, a best-selling author says.
How LBJ Manipulated Events to Bring on War Another example of how the "conspiracy theorists" were right, while the mainstream media was lying. - M. R.
30.Aug.2003 Home and Garden Magazine 1938
At home with Hitler It is easy to look back and see what a total jerk Hitler was.

But what most people forget is that at the time, he seemed to make sense.

He was voted into office. He was supported by religious groups who expected that Hitler would favor their religion over others.

Only after the fall of Germany did the German people finally realize that they had been swindled +

would have been wiser to have listened to the "White Rose" + others who tried to warn them what was happening to their nation. - M. R.
FLASHBACK: Anthrax Missing From Army Lab


"Documents from the inquiry show that one unauthorized person who was observed entering the lab building at night was Langford's predecessor, Lt. Col. Philip Zack, who at the time no longer worked at Fort Detrick.

23.Jan. 1992 08:40 p.m. -on- A surveillance camera recorded Zack being let in apparently by Dr. Marian Rippy, a lab pathologist + close friend of Zack's, according to a report filed by a security guard."



Getty helped traitors sell oil to Hitler

Wesley Clark: The Guy Who Almost Started World War III, by Stella Jatras
09.Aug.2003 THE BOMBS OF AUGUST - >
In Remembrance of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Is The USA "A Terrorist Magnet"? Only because our government refuses to stop screwing around with other peoples' countries.
- M. R.
00.Jun.1972 Nixon ordered Watergate break-in, aide says now "President Richard Nixon personally ordered the "third-rate burglary" at the Watergate Hotel a trusted aide has

26.Jul.2003 -now- revealed, resurrecting the scandal that led to Nixon's political ruin + forced him from the nation's highest office."

More on why Nixon issued the order and why he resigned rather than face impeachment is HERE - M. R.
The Hiroshima Myth Every year during the first two weeks of August the mass news media + many politicians at the national level trot out the "patriotic" political myth that the dropping of the two atomic bombs on Japan 00.Aug.1945 caused them to surrender + thereby saved the lives of anywhere from five hundred thousand to one million American soldiers.

For all the propaganda about North Korea + Saddam, the fact remains that only one nation has ever actually used nuclear weapons against the civilians of another nation + that is the USA. - M. R.
It all started September 11 - not 2001 - but 1922 Jewish interests in the USA made a deal with Great Britain, to get the US into the war against Germany in exchange for Palestine.

That's AMERICAN kids used as bartering chips for Israel. - M. R.
Qana 1996 - EXTREMELY GRAPHIC As they collect the bodies of babies, dismembered and decapitated, they shout in Arabic "See - this is American civilization!"

But remember, they only hate us because we are free! - M. R.
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07.Aug.2006 Hospitals Cater to Their 'Guests' Perks like high-speed internet, interactive TV and room service are blooming in some hospitals, where patients are "guests."

As the hospital-ity industry takes on new meaning, some predict the model will become the norm.
Hagel: Iraq Is ‘A Hopeless, Winless Situation’ Judd -

Appearing today on CBS Face the Nation, Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) described Iraq as “a hopeless, winless situation.” He harshly criticized the Bush administration’s recent decision to increase troop levels calling it “very wrong” and “irresponsible.”

Hagel said Iraq was “headed” toward a civil war. He was adamant that “we cannot put American troops + ask them to do the things that we’re asking them to do in the middle of a civil war.” Hagel added, “I hope this administration has got a way out of this.” Watch it:


HAGEL: There’s no good options here, no good options. I–I would move toward a higher ground toward right back to what you talked about, Bob, the regionalization. I would–I would get the first President Bush, President Clinton involved and try to impanel a–a regional security conference, a regional diplomatic conference. The UN can be part of that. Unless you come at it that way, we’re going to be leaving Iraq + it is not going to be the way we intended to leave Iraq. Because that–that is the direction of where this is going. It is very wrong, Bob, to put American troops in a hopeless, winless situation, just keep feeding them in to–to what’s going on. That’s irresponsible and that is wrong.

SCHIEFFER: But if, if the USA leaves, won’t you somehow have a confederation of Iran and the government there with the Shiites that are in–in–in southern Iraq?

Sen. HAGEL: Bob, like I said, there…there–Bob, Bob, there are no good options here. That–that may well happen, I don’t know. But let me ask you the question + I hope the president and his people are starting to ask themselves this question, that what is–what is the alternative? Are we going to put our troops in the middle of a civil war? Who are they going to fight? This will be slaughter of immense proportions. The American people will not put up with it, the leadership in Congress will not put up with it. I hope this administration has got a way out of this, because yes that’s a tough question, Bob, but the fact is that may well be the way it turns out. But we cannot put American troops + ask them to do the things that we’re asking them to do in the middle of a civil war + that’s where it’s headed.
07.Aug.2006 Switching off Life Support.
Felicity Arbuthnot ...Protocol 1 defines inhumanity's limits in conflict, making specific, through listing examples, principles that were and are inherent in many human rights and humanitarian law instruments. Though signatury to the 1949 Geneva Convention, the State of Israel refused and continues to refuse to sign the Additional Protocol, which essentially is prohibiting genocide. A unique irony for a country whose people have suffered one, within historically recent memory. US Commander in Chief, President Bush is famous for not reading (last known attempt : 'My Pet Goat', to a group of school children, pictured with him holding it upside down), Prime Minister Blair, QC., would seem to have the attention span of a gnat and seemingly has not found the time
- and Israel's leaders clearly don't care. So much for the Protocol 1, which Israel has, not signed; the US (whose missiles and bombs rain down on Palestine and Lebanon) has signed but not ratified. Thus Israel gives itself "legal" license to do exactly what is prohibited in the Convention. That it can does not mean that it can forever get away with it...

Congressional Democrats on Iraq: New tactics, more war
Patrick Martin In a letter to President Bush issued July 30, the top congressional leaders of the Democratic Party have pledged their support for an American victory in Iraq, while criticizing the administration?s tactics and methods and calling for the "phased redeployment of US forces" to deal with other crises facing American imperialism around the world. The letter was signed by the Senate and House minority leaders, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, by their deputies, Richard Durbin and Steny Hoyer + by the senior Democrats on the Senate and House committees with responsibility for the Pentagon, foreign policy, intelligence and the military appropriations. The 12 signatures make the document the most broadly based and definitive statement of Democratic Party policy on the war in Iraq...

An atrocity too far
Eli Stephens, Left I on the News Yesterday, Israel brutally murdered 33 Syrian farm workers in the town of Qaa in Lebanon, firing U.S.-made and supplied missiles from U.S.-made and supplied jets. A massacre, a war crime of the first order, quite possibly committed with weapons supplied by the U.S. since the shooting began. So how did the media, saturated with similar atrocities occuring nearly every day, treat this news? The New York Times has a front page article on the assault on Lebanon. It 's headline says "Israeli Air Raids Destroy Bridges North of Beirut," giving no hint of the massacre in Qaa..

Statement by Former Prime Minister Dr. Salim Al Hoss At the Special Meeting of Leaderships of the Arab National Congress, Beirut, August 4, 2006
... The participants extended a salute of respect to the Arab Nation?s martyrs in Palestine, Lebanon and Iraqi reaffirming their solidarity with emigrants of the standing fast Lebanese people who confront the zionist aggression; they declared their absolute support to the heroic resistance defeating the enemy?s army in many locations despite of his destructive, genocidal military machine and his high-tech developed weapons + despite of the cover recurred for the enemy by regional and international forces. They also acknowledged all the popular initiatives in solidarity with Lebanon and Lebanese resistance...

Voices about Lebanon from the street
Al-Jazeerah, August 5, 2006 ...Omar adds that 'we are all Hezbollah now. Anyone who resists the advances of the enemy is my friend. And Israel is the enemy, make no mistake about it. They have no desire for peace, or else peace would have been established long ago and there would have been no Hezbollah or Hamas or any other resistance group. What we see angers us deeply + America is the accomplice. You can bet on one thing and that is that Hezbollah?s value has shot up tremendously among the people? Badr says the 'Olmert is a war criminal just as was his boss Sharon. But now we have two more: Bush and Blair. Their complicity in this crime is undisputed. It was bad enough what they have done in Iraq, but this time they have advanced it a notch further. And they are resisting all efforts to stop this bloodshed. What do they think? By eliminating Hezbollah fighters, they have solved their problems? They would have to eliminate all of us.?...

Three US soldiers killed in Iraq
Bahrain News Agency The US Army has announced today that three of its soldiers were killed in two separate incidents in Al Anbar, West of Iraq. Two soldiers of the first armored battalion were killed during security operations in Al Anbar yesterday, said the army in its statement. Another Marines soldier was accidentally killed in Al Anbar also, added the statement...

The bloodthirsty US democratic army adds another crime to their idol Zion achievement : a massacre of three whole families in Iraq.
The US bloodthirsty thugs open fire and butcher scores of Iraqi farmers..
Special reports -Al Moharer The US bloodthirsty gangsters occupiers have committed again another butchery against innocent Iraqi farmers wiping out three whole farmer families in the locality of Dawanim near al Shurta fifth neighborhood west of Baghdad. Convergent press reports and eyewitnesses ascertained that a high numbers of US gangsters -Occupiers backed by tanks and armored vehicles and many foot soldiers supported by war helicopters raided the al Kubayssi farm in the area of Dawanim and killed with cold blood three farmers families most of them women and children...

Israel Is a Failed Colonial Project:
No to U.S.-Israeli War Crimes Against the
The Marxist-Leninist Daily TML reiterates its condemnation of the Canadian government's support of the crimes Israel is committing against the Lebanese and Palestinian peoples. It calls on members and supporters to mobilize rank-and-file workers and broad sections of the people to bring to power in Canada an anti-war government which upholds the right of all nations to their sovereignty and opposes the use of force to settle conflicts. Such a government must demand the enforcement of the Palestinian people's right to build a modern nation-state that can come to an accommodation with all people living in the Palestinian homeland, free of the constant threat posed by the foreign military base in their midst known as Israel. Such a government must also hold Israel to account for its violation of more than 70 United Nations resolutions, beginning with Resolution 273 which made Israel's membership to the UN conditional on its implementation of Resolution 181 which defined the borders of partitioned Palestine and Resolution 194 which proclaimed the Palestinian refugees' inalienable right of return. Since 1949, Israel has refused to implement Resolution 273. In other words, Israel is a rogue state and the Canadian government's position in support of Israel is in complete violation of international rule of law...

Panic in Detroit
Kurt Nimmo In Dearborn, Michigan, Arab demonstrators are holding up portraits of Sheik Hassan Nasralla, "chanting his name and Hezbollah," according to the Detroit Free Press. "We find any support for murderous terrorist organizations like al-Qaida or Hezbollah very disappointing, if not disturbing," Eric Straus, chief of the counterterrorism unit at the U.S. attorney?s office in Detroit, told the newspaper.

"Our office?s No. 1 priority is preventing another terrorist attack," reports the Associated Press. Of course, Hezbollah is not "al-Qaeda," the infamous CIA-ISI made-to-measure terror group. Hezbollah is a legitimate resistance group, completely legal under international law, minus its stupid rocketing of Israeli settlements. But then we shouldn?t expect the U.S. attorney?s office to admit this. It should come as no surprise Nasralla and Hezbollah would find support in Detroit?s Arab community, or for that matter among Arabs and Muslims anywhere...

The Day after Qana Massacre
Who Cares?
Dr. Abbas Bakhtiar Those that know the "real" history of the Middle East are not shocked with the recent tragic deaths of so many innocent people. They know that this episode, along with so many other atrocities will soon be forgotten. It is the nature of things that it is always the winners and the powerful that write the history. The weak and the conquered are always the ones that are blamed for all the misfortune that has befallen them. Looking back, we see that these atrocities have been happening for a long time and with some regularity. Those involved then are indirectly involved now. They cheer, the slaughter of the innocent and the defenceless, now as they did then.

00.000.1920 -in the s- Iraq (as she is today) was occupied by a western power, namely Britain.

T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) a colonel in the British army seeing the atrocities committed by British army questioned the morality of what the British government was doing in Iraq...

Israel Is a Failed Colonial Project:
No to U.S.-Israeli War Crimes Against the
The Marxist-Leninist Daily TML reiterates its condemnation of the Canadian government's support of the crimes Israel is committing against the Lebanese and Palestinian peoples. It calls on members and supporters to mobilize rank-and-file workers and broad sections of the people to bring to power in Canada an anti-war government which upholds the right of all nations to their sovereignty and opposes the use of force to settle conflicts. Such a government must demand the enforcement of the Palestinian people's right to build a modern nation-state that can come to an accommodation with all people living in the Palestinian homeland, free of the constant threat posed by the foreign military base in their midst known as Israel. Such a government must also hold Israel to account for its violation of more than 70 United Nations resolutions, beginning with Resolution 273 which made Israel's membership to the UN conditional on its implementation of Resolution 181 which defined the borders of partitioned Palestine + Resolution 194 which proclaimed the Palestinian refugees' inalienable right of return.

00.000.1949 -Since- Israel has refused to implement Resolution 273.

In other words, Israel is a rogue state and the Canadian government's position in support of Israel is in complete violation of international rule of law...

Voices about Lebanon from the street
Al-Jazeerah, August 5, 2006 ...Omar adds that 'we are all Hezbollah now. Anyone who resists the advances of the enemy is my friend. And Israel is the enemy, make no mistake about it. They have no desire for peace, or else peace would have been established long ago and there would have been no Hezbollah or Hamas or any other resistance group. What we see angers us deeply + America is the accomplice. You can bet on one thing and that is that Hezbollah?s value has shot up tremendously among the people? Badr says the 'Olmert is a war criminal just as was his boss Sharon. But now we have two more: Bush and Blair. Their complicity in this crime is undisputed. It was bad enough what they have done in Iraq, but this time they have advanced it a notch further. And they are resisting all efforts to stop this bloodshed. What do they think? By eliminating Hezbollah fighters, they have solved their problems? They would have to eliminate all of us.?...

US-Israeli war aim is to annihilate Lebanon
World Socialist Web Site Editorial Board The sharp escalation of the attacks against Lebanon Friday have made it abundantly clear that the objective of this US-Israeli war of aggression is to demolish Lebanon as an independent and sovereign country. The war is aimed at transforming the country into an occupied territory controlled by the US and Israel, perhaps through the medium of a NATO "peacekeeping" force. The destruction of Lebanon is being carried out quite deliberately + with very definite designs. For Israel, it is yet again a matter of annexation of more territory.

And for Washington, it is the preparation of new and even bloodier wars, directed in the first instance against Syria and Iran...

If you don?t believe in Flying Saucers, Then why?.
Roads to Iraq At this time we all heard about the courageous move of Venezuela to remove their ambassador from Israel, (an act many Arab governments Axsis of Evil didn?t dare to do) and comparing Israel with Hitler. Hizballah and Lebanese president Lahud thanked Chaves decision The news is; the Jewish community in Venezuela used the same weapon Zionists used for centuries: Holocaust and Anti-Semitism.

Bad Apples from a Rotten Tree
Military Training and Atrocities
Sgt. MARTIN SMITH, USMC (Ret.) The mounting revelations of war crimes in Iraq have ripped the mask of democracy and nation-building off of a fatigued and wearied Uncle Sam, revealing the true face of U.S. imperialism. At least thirty U.S. servicemen are being prosecuted or are under investigation for the murder of Iraqi civilians. Twenty-one year old Steven Green, who served in the 502nd Infantry Regiment, was charged with the gang rape andmurder of a fourteen-year old Iraqi girl in Al-Mahmudiyah, south of Baghdad. The accused, with the assistance of five other soldiers, allegedly premeditated the attack and carried it out in broad daylight. After a drinking bout, the soldiers changed out of their uniforms and Green covered his face with a brown skivvy undershirt to avoid detection as they entered the woman's house to commit the crime. After the sexual assault, they murdered her and poured a flammable liquid over her body to destroy the evidence. Afterwards, Green shot the victim's parents and sister in the head, execution-style. The soldiers made a pact to never discuss the incident...

Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Friday, 4 August 2006
Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial board, the Free Arab Voice ...In a dispatch posted at 12 noon Makkah time Friday, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that a US fighter plane struck areas in the border strip that divides Iraq from Syria on Friday. The al-Qa?im correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses who live in the Makr adh-Dhib area five kilometers from the Syrian border as saying that an American fighter planestruck desert areas in the strip that lies between the Iraqi and Syrian border outposts. The reason for the American air strike were unclear. The correspondent pointed out that the no-man?s-land along the border is empty desert country with no buildings.

The Americans were therefore probably targeting individuals trying to cross the frontier in an area where there are many border crossings by individuals on foot...

Lebanon: Israel wages war of starvation
Associated Press Israel is waging a "war of starvation" on Lebanon's civilians in an effort to force the government to agree to Israel's demands, Lebanese President Emile Lahoud said in a statement issued Friday. His comments came after Israeli warplanes bombed bridges and roads in Christian neighborhoods north of Beirut, killing five civilians and making travel between suburbs increasingly difficult. Missiles struck the country's main north-south highway - its primary artery to the outside world, through Syria in the north.

"The Israeli enemy's bombing of bridges and roads is aimed at tightening the blockade on the Lebanese, cutting communications between them and starving them," Lahoud said...

Iraqi picture said to be from Lebanon
Some websites are running a picture coming from Iraq, thinking it is from Lebanon. Israeli propaganda is working full time, to discredit the real story coming from Lebanon and Palestine. One of the propaganda technique is for example to distribute false pictures in order to undermine the credibility of the real ones.

We don't doubt the good faith of the websites that posted this picture, but please, be careful on the origin of the photos you Publish.

Israel To Hezbollah: Please Bomb Tel Aviv
KABOBfest In effect that is what Israel is doing. Yesterday, Hezbollah secretary general, Hassan Nasrallah, declared terms for truce, saying that his group would stop firing at Israel, if Israel stops its attacks at Lebanon. Conversely, he threatened that should Israel attack Beirut, Hezbollah would attack Tel Aviv. Israel?s immediate response, which came so fast makes you think it was instinctive, rather than deliberated, was to intensify the bombing of Lebanon, targeting Beirut and infrastructure like bridges, including 24 air raids against Beirut in less than an hour last night...

Traumatised and Afraid - 300,000 Children Who Want to Go Home
Anne Penketh and Kim Sengupta, the Independent / UK "I don't want to die. I want to go to school," says Jamal, a four-year-old Lebanese boy scarred by the Israeli bombing of his country. Home for Jamal is now a "displacement centre" in the southern town of Jezzine, where his family fled in fear for their lives. "We've had our picnic + we want to go home now," says another child,staying in a makeshift refugee camp in the Sanayeh public gardens in Beirut. "We are bored and afraid and we want to go home," says another. These are the voices of the dispossessed of Lebanon, the hundreds of thousands of children whose world was changed forever in the seconds that followed the explosion of a bomb. "Mummy, what is a massacre?" another child asks...
07.Aug.2006 Mossad's links with Tony Blair, No 10, Lord Levy and the Foreign Office By Postman

This guy looks like Uncle Werthur and should be force feeding the grandchildren with toffees. Maybe he does.
He is Efraim Halevy + he has been on BBC TV defending the actions of the failed Israeli State
- which is not surprising because he used to run Mossad -

Mrs Livni, the Israeli Forein Secretary was one of his staff at the time.
He is also a school chum (Hackney Downs) of the Karaoke King, My Lord Levy, Tony Blairs's "Personal Envoy" to the Middle East who has houses + business interest in both the UK + Israel.
Lord Levy of course has an office in the Foreign Office immediately adjacent to the office of HMG Foreign Secretary Mrs Margaret Beckett.
There is of course no Jewish Lobby at work in the UK and certainly not at the Heart of Government. To suggest that would be a scandalum magnatum as mi learn'd friends might say.
As proof
- notice that since he was kidnapped by the Metropolitan Police + his computers seized + documents removed from his house, you haven't heard a word of, by or from him.

Which given the state of the Middle East at present might be considered odd. Or not.
Now why don't those smart journalists who throng Downing Street ask Tony what his tennis playing chum, the man quite scandalously said to be at the heart of "cash for coronets" is doing to help him solve the problems of the Middle East.
I wonder what the guys who work for Mr Desmond, pornographer, labour funder and owner of the Star and the Express must think ?

There's no party...

There's no party more smarmily mendacious in the Social Security debate than the Washington Post editorial page. As long-time readers know, for several years the GOP has been trying to fool voters + protect vulnerable incumbents with unpopular positions by continually forcing changes in the name of their policy on Social Security. For literally decades they called their private account policy...
Israel ALLOWING Hezbollah rockets to be launched into Israel for PR purposesIn ISRAEL

THOMAS RICKS, REPORTER, "THE WASHINGTON POST": I think it will be. But I think civilian casualties are also part of the battlefield play for both sides here. One of the things that is going on, according to some U.S. military analysts, is that Israel purposely has left pockets of Hezbollah rockets in Lebanon, because as long as they're being rocketed, they can continue to have a sort of moral equivalency in their operations in Lebanon.
Group of 9/11 widows 'question the veracity of the entire Commission In norad

Four widows instrumental in getting Congress to push President Bush to create the 9/11 Independent Commission are insisting that it "failed in its duties" on the heels of two recent news reports which allege that some commissioners knew they were being "deceived" by NORAD officials + the widows are now questioning "the veracity of the entire Commission’s report," RAW STORY has found.
World Trade Center, September 13, 2001 As they say, the picture is worth a thousand words. And these indeed are powerful images. Note the neat piles of debris where the WTC towers 1 and 2 once stood. Note the fact that a large percentage of the stee
07.Aug.2006 The Middle East is Burning
The Brussels Tribunal Slanders Uruknet
Uruknet Editorial Staff
Dear Readers,
More than three years ago Uruknet started its independent media project, "information from occupied Iraq". In these Orwellian times we have offered our readers with news and comments from a wide range of sources. Without sponsors, public or private funding our staff work on a volunteer basis in solidarity with the Iraqi People?s just struggle for freedom and independence against the illegal and immoral invasion and occupation of their country. In critical moments it?s our moral duty to stay close to the facts against the perils of rewriting history, without conceding points that shouldn't be conceded. We believe this is more important than any other consideration. It?s in this spirit that we release this editorial.
- Uruknet Editorial Staff
07.Aug.2006 Messages In This Digest (1 Message) 1. 9/ 11 conspiracy theorists thriving: AP YAHOO, Go and Comment From: Joe Stokes View All Topics | Create New Topic Message 1. 9/ 11 conspiracy theorists thriving: AP YAHOO, Go and Comment Posted by: "Joe Stokes" jokeslove7 Sun Aug 6, 2006 1:53 pm (PST) This AP story appearead on YAHOO news. Go there and COMMENT;_ylt=ApO85IdItIA4zNLX9ERInMgXIr0F;_ylu=X3oDMTA2ZGZwam4yBHNlYwNmYw -
9/ 11 conspiracy theorists thriving By JUSTIN POPE, AP Education Writer 1 hour, 8 minutes ago
Kevin Barrett believes the U.S government might have destroyed the World Trade Center. Steven Jones is researching what he calls evidence that the twin towers were brought down by explosives detonated inside them, not by hijacked airliners.
These men aren't uneducated junk scientists: Barrett will teach a class on Islam at the University of Wisconsin this fall, over the protests of more than 60 state legislators. Jones is a tenured physicist at Brigham Young University whose mainstream academic job has made him a hero to conspiracy theorists.
Five years after the terrorist attacks, a community that believes widely discredited ideas about what happened on Sept. 11, 2001, persists and even thrives. Members trade their ideas on the Internet and in self-published papers and in books. About 500 of them attended a recent conference in Chicago.
The movement claims to be drawing fresh energy and credibility from a recently formed group called Scholars for 9/11 Truth.
The organization says publicity over Barrett's case has helped boost membership to about 75 academics. They are a tiny minority of the 1 million part
- and full-time faculty nationwide + some have no university affiliation. Most aren't experts in relevant fields. But some are well educated, with degrees from elite universities such as Princeton and Stanford and jobs at schools including Rice, Indiana and the University of Texas.CONT.
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The Case for Boycotting Israel - Boycott Now!
VIRGINIA TILLEY It is finally time. After years of internal arguments, confusion + dithering, the time has come for a full-fledged international boycott of Israel. Good cause for a boycott has, of course, been in place for decades, as a raft of initiatives already attests. But Israel's war crimes are now so shocking, its extremism so clear, the suffering so great, the UN so helpless + the international community's need to contain Israel's behavior so urgent and compelling, that the time for global action has matured. A coordinated movement of divestment, sanctions + boycotts against Israel must convene to contain not only Israel's aggressive acts and crimes against humanitarian law but also, as in South Africa, its founding racist logics that inspired and still drive the entire Palestinian problem...

Ground Rules Relevant to the Middle East + Statement by Leading Intellectuals on Palestine and Lebanon
Mona Baker First: The Ground Rules Rule # 1: In the Middle East, it is always the Arabs that attack first + it's always Israel who defends itself. This is called "retaliation". Rule # 2: The Arabs, whether Palestinians or Lebanese, are not allowed to kill Israelis. This is called "terrorism". Rule # 3: Israel has the right to kill Arab civilians; this is called "self-defense", or these days "collateraldamage". Rule # 4: When Israel kills too many civilians, the Western world calls for restraint. This is called the "reaction of the international community". Rule # 5: Palestinians and Lebanese do not have the right to capture Israeli military, not even a limited number, not even 1 or 2. Rule # 6: Israel has the right to capture as many Palestinians as they want (Palestinians: around 10000 to date, 300 of which are children, Lebanese: 1000s to date, being held without trial). There is no limit; there is no need for proof of guilt or trial. All that is needed is the magic word: "terrorism"...

Israel using US-supplied depleted uranium in Lebanon
Written by Israeli Committee for a Middle East Free from Atomic, Biological & Chemical Weapons The government of Israel has recently purchased from the USA bunker-busting bombs (GBU-28), for use in its war in Lebanon. These bombs contain depleted uranium - a carcinogenic substance that spreads in the form of a toxic and radioactive dust, which enters the lungs and bones and is especially harmful to babies and young children. We call on the government of Israel not to make use of these bombs. This call is of special significance on 6 August, the anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima...

Are you listening, Joe Biden? Les Gelb?
Robert Dreyfuss The Post on line is running a Q&A in regard to the proposition that Iraq ought to be partitioned, divided into (at least) three ethnic and sectarian enclaves. This dumb idea has been put forward by people such as Leslie Gelb of the Council on Foreign Relations, Senator Joe Biden + Peter Galbraith, a former U.S. diplomat who advises the Kurds...

The Yoke of Zion by Israel Shamir
Israel Shamir A small band of determined warriors takes on and fights off the mightiest army of the region: this is the stuff history is made of. Thermopylae, move over, Bint Jbeil is coming inBishop Philip of Antioch compared the levelling of this small Lebanese town with the destruction of Stalingrad, but these cities are also comparable by courage of their defenders. Seldom is a generation able to witness such a shining example of valour: for three long weeks a handful of Hezbollah warriors ? two thousand by the most optimistic count ? fought to standstill ten, twenty, thirty times more numerous Israeli troops. Forty years ago, Israelis defeated three armies in one week, but now the invader?s charm has worn off, or it has passed over to the vanquished. In today?s somewhat feminine victim-centred narrative, suffering attracts more attention than masculine gallantry...

More children killed in Rafah
Report, PCHR The victims of war crimes perpetrated by Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) for the third consecutive day in Rafah has increased to 16 killed, including 10 civilians (four of them children).

One of the victims was a three-day-old infant girl who fell her mother's arm as the latter was fleeing from IOF. Two other children victims were brothers. They were killed and their mother + brother were seriously injured when they were trying to flee their house. The number of injured is up to 39, including 13 children and one woman. All were injured by shrapnel and burns, many of them were injured seriously.

In the pre-dawn hours of Friday, 4 August 2006, IOF planes bombed two civilian houses in Gaza, destroying them completely. In both incidents, the house owners received calls to their mobile telephones from Israeli intelligence telling them to evacuate the house, which will be bombarded. The warning preceded the bombardment by no more than 45 minutes...

Israeli army arrests Palestinian parliament speaker Dweik
Xinhua An Israeli army force stormed shortly before midnight on Saturday the house of Aziz Dweik, speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), in the West Bank city of Ramallah and arrested him. Palestinian eyewitnesses and security sources reported that the Israeli army force raided Dweik's house in al-Masayef neighborhood in Ramallah + took him from home to an Israeli army base outside the city. The security sources in Ramallah said that the Israeli army force detained Dweik and conveyed him to a nearby Israeli army headquarters in the outskirts of Ramallah for questioning. Residents in the area said that the Israeli army backed by jeeps and armored vehicles besieged the house of Dweik in the neighborhood and asked him to come out raising his hands and hand himself over to the soldiers...

Palestinians hang Nasrullah?s photo next to those of Arafat, Saddam + Shaikh Yassin The common denominator among the leaders in the headline is that all fought back against Israeli missiles with those of their own. The late President Yasser Arafat died of mysterious causes after fighting against the occupation for more than 40 years. The spiritual leader of Hamas, the late Shaikh Ahmed Yassin, who Israeli forces assassinated by air while he sat in his wheel chair in front of a Gaza City mosque,sent them homemade Qassam projectiles which still rain from the Gaza Strip onto the south...

Gays flee Iraq as Shia death squads find a new target
Jennifer Copestake, The Observer ...There is growing evidence that Shia militias have been killing men suspected of being gay and children who have been sold to criminal gangs to be sexually abused. The threat has led to a rapid increase in the numbers of Iraqi homosexuals now seeking asylum in the UK because it has become impossible for them to live safely in their own country (...) Eleven-year-old Ameer Hasoon al-Hasani was kidnapped by policemen from the front of his house last month. He was known in his district to have been forced into prostitution. His father Hassan told me he searched for his son for three days after his abduction, then found him, shot in the head. A copy of the death certificate confirms the cause of death...

"Kill All Military Age Men!"
America's Heroes on Trial
GARY LEUPP ...Recently acquiring more glory in Iraq, Steele has boasted of his unit's death count. Last November he declared, "We are absolutely giving the enemy the maximum opportunity to die for his country." This piece of petty bravado indicates that the colonel at least recognizes that the Iraqis he faces are indeed men fighting for their country, against an invader. What to do with these patriots, but to kill them? Recall that four U.S. soldiers have recently been charged with murdering three Iraqi civilians. It happens that they were all under the Col. Steele's command + Steele has been reprimanded in connection with the incident. More than that, he is under investigation for issuing an order to his men during "Operation Iron Triangle" in Samarra on May 9 to "kill all military age males." His men, as part of their defense, are claiming he did...

Today in Iraq On Friday, gunmen shot dead a bodyguard of a senior Justice Ministry official in western Baghdad. Nine bodies, all apparently killed, were recovered in five predominantly Shiite neighborhoods in Baghdad on Saturday. Five of the bodies were found in the eastern Baghdad neighborhood of Baladiyat. A police officer was killed Saturday in the predominantly Sunni area of Adhamiya in northern Baghdad.

Two people were killed and four wounded Friday when three mortar shells exploded in a religiously mixed suburb near Baghdad...

Extraordinary Precision
Ramzy Baroud A SKY News newscaster, interviewing British Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett on Sunday, July 30 demanded an answer to this paraphrased question: if indeed Israel had precise intelligence that a Hezbollah operative was present in the village of Qana, in South Lebanon, how could it possibly fail to realise that the area was also crowded with civilians? The question was prompted by Beckett?s insistence that while Israeli attacks that victimise uncountable civilians ? like that in Qana which killed scores, mostly children ? were "appalling", they resulted from tactical errors + were never deliberate. In fact, she referred to the "apparent deliberate targeting" - as described by UN secretary Kofi Annan ? of the UN peacekeepers compound in South Lebanon and the killing of four unarmed observers, as a "mistake." 07.Aug.2006 David Carr: Investors, Including Bono, Buy a Piece of Forbes Heirs of Malcolm Forbes have sold a big minority stake to investors who include Bono, the lead singer of U2.
07.Aug.2006 Forbes Sells “Significant Minority Stake” To Elevation Partners; Could Be Up To 40% For $250M-300M Rafat
So the rumors about Forbes trying to sell a stake in the company were true: The Forbes family has formed a new company, Forbes Media, which includes the 89-year-old Forbes magazine; the site; and a number of smaller media properties + sold a “significant minority stake” ...

07.Aug.2006 Keep an eye on Government: WashingtonWatch Michael Arrington
WashingtonWatch is a site that breaks down the costs behind proposed U.S. federal legislation and regulation + then asks your direct feedback in the form of comments and a simple yes/no poll. Since government tends to go crazy in an election year, this site is particularly important right now. ...

07.Aug.2006 Santorum Trails Behind Opponent Casey In Newest Poll… The Huffington Post The latest independent statewide poll shows Democratic challenger Bob Casey with a slight lead over Republican incumbent Rick Santorum in their hotly contested Senate race. The poll found 45 % of the voters questioned supported Casey, the state treasurer, while 39 % supported Santorum,

07.Aug.2006 Photo fake: When will they ever learn…? Jeff Jarvis
Charles Johnson — who helped expose the fake CBS memos that brought Dan Rather down — has done it again, showing how a Reuters photographer (clumsily) faked a photo in Beirut yesterday to add more smoke to the skyline. This time, it didn’t take the news organization 11 days to ...

07.Aug.2006 The Anti-Singularity Taco Buitenhuis Could we be heading towards the end of all technological proggress?

If "Trusted Computing" initiatives with their "Digital Rights Management" (DRM) have their way, we may be.
Satellite Falls as Cable Takes Off A decade-long growth spurt for U.S. satellite-TV broadcasters is sputtering amid a resurgent cable industry + changes in what consumers want from their TV providers.
07.Aug.2006 Blog Controversy in India: New Details Emerge Amit Agarwal

It is common knowledge that the Indian Government ordered local ISPs to restrict access to certain religious/political blogs in India.

The technically inept ISPs went a step further and blocked all blogspot, typepad blogs even when these sites were not mentioned in the official directive. The ...
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07.Aug.2006 PR Firm Behind Al Gore YouTube Spoof? ScuttleMonkey 391 - mytrip - ABC News is reporting that a supposed amateur video posted to may have actually been designed and posted by a Republican public relations firm called DCI. From the article: "Public relations firms have long used computer technology to create bogus grassroots campaigns, which are called 'Astroturf.' Now these firms are being hired to push illusions on the Internet to create the false impression of real people blogging, e-mailing and making films."
Scientists Measure Gravity Change From Earthquake ScuttleMonkey 78 -

Science Daily is reporting that scientists were able to use satellite data to watch changes in the Earth's surface caused by a massive earthquake. These changes had two major measurable effects on the region.

The massive uplift in the seafloor changed GPS measurements + the density of the rock beneath the seafloor changed which produced a detectable change in gravity.
Gordon Prather: Bolton strong-arming the U.N

07.Aug.2006 UN Approaches the Dustbin of History: Since the establishment of the UN, the US has used its veto no less than forty times to shield Israel from the international scrutiny + to enable it to violate international norms + to commit war crimes with impunity. The latest such obstruction of the international will occurred only two and a half weeks ago

07.Aug.2006 Israel does not act or speak for every Jew: Until Jews are prepared to articulate the need to sever the identification of Judaism and Israel, anti-Semitism will flourish.

07.Aug.2006 Why doesn't Israel work for peace? : Holocaust victims would decry the slaughter of innocent children during attacks on Hezbollah.

07.Aug.2006 Indigenous Middle Eastern Jews condemn Israeli aggression

07.Aug.2006 UK: More than 100 MPs sign petition attacking Blair : The extent of the Labour backbench unrest over Tony Blair's handling of the Middle East crisis is laid bare for the first time today in a petition calling for an immediate ceasefire.

07.Aug.2006 Fury at Blair as 100,000 take to the streets over Lebanon Some 100,000 protesters took to the streets of London on Saturday to demand an end to Israel's assault on Lebanon and Gaza - and to express their fury at Tony Blair's refusal to call for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire.

07.Aug.2006 Saab stops Venezuela arms sales : Saab says it cannot continue sales of anti-aircraft and anti-tank devices to Venezuela because of a US arms embargo against President Chavez's government.

07.Aug.2006 Exonerated, Florida Death Row Inmate Tells His Tale : Some 63 % of the inmates on death row in the U.S. are black or Latino, even though they represent 25 % of the total population, according to a

00.000.2002 Human Rights Watch report.

07.Aug.2006 Video: Torture Inc. Americas Brutal Prisons: They are just some of the victims of wholesale torture taking place inside the U.S. prison system that we uncovered during a four-month investigation for BBC Channel 4 .

It’s terrible to watch some of the videos and realise that you’re not only seeing torture in action but, in the most extreme cases, you are witnessing young men dying.

07.Aug.2006 Feds threaten lawsuit over Verizon probe: The Bush administration is threatening to sue Maine regulators should they decide to investigate whether Verizon Communications illegally turned over customer information to the National Security Agency.
07.Aug.2006 Israeli Bombs Cut Aid Lifeline : UN aid officials said the bombing of the main coastal highway north from Beirut to the Syrian border earlier in the day had cut an "umbilical cord" of aid supplies. The bombing halted a convoy of eight lorries carrying 150 tonnes of relief shipments, though aid was arriving by air and by sea.

07.Aug.2006 Hezbollah to Cease Fire If Israel Does: Lebanese Minister: “We are in a state of defense. If the Israeli aggression ends it would be easier for us to stop our attacks under the condition that Tel Aviv pulls out from Lebanon,” Minister Fneish said.

07.Aug.2006 U.S., France OK U.N. Mideast truce pact: It does not call for an "immediate cessation of violence," those officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the draft had not yet been made public. That appeared to be a victory for the U.S. and Israel.

07.Aug.2006 Missiles neutralizing Israeli tanks: Hezbollah has fired Russian-made Metis-M anti-tank missiles and owns European-made Milan missiles, the army confirmed on Friday.

07.Aug.2006 The underground voice of Hezbollah: EVERY night of this 25-day-old conflict, Israeli warplanes have tried to destroy Hezbollah’s television station, al- Manar. Every night they have failed.

07.Aug.2006 Hizbullah rockets cannot be fired from buildings :The type of missiles being fired by Hizbullah at Israeli cities cannot be fired from within houses, mosques, hospitals or even UN facilities as has been suggested by the IDF. 07.Aug.2006 Senator wants U.S. troops out of Iraq within 6 months: ." The reality is that we're losing in Iraq."
07.Aug.2006 Who's the extremist? -By Soumaya Ghannoushi - By his own definition - and his actions - Blair is as much of a danger to world peace as al-Qaida. Continue

07.Aug.2006 What happens when the American Dream dies? -By Jerry Landay
When dreams fall apart, humans often respond with rage, hysteria, hopelessness + fear. How many more will find false comfort in the preachments of dangerous demagogues, who offer certitude by finding scapegoats? How many will seek solace in radical religious frenzy, pronouncing wrathful judgment on America while rooting out "the godless"?

07.Aug.2006 Fed admits US recession on cards : The USA faces almost a 40 per cent chance of slipping into recession in the next 12 months, according to the Federal Reserve's own market model.

07.Aug.2006 08/05/06 A terrible thought occurs to me - that there will be another 9/11 -By Robert Fisk
How many civilians can you make homeless before you start a revolution? And what is next? Are the Israelis to bomb the centre of Beirut? The Corniche? Is this why all the foreign warships came and took their citizens away, to make Beirut safe to destroy?

07.Aug.2006 A Letter To Robert Fisk -The second Kana massacre and the New Middle East -By Noureddine Ait Messaoudene
The West, in general but particularly meaning western governments, has to abandon the dogma of the moral superiority of Israel over the Arabs altogether, the myth of the only democracy in the Middle East that stands as the ultimate barrier of the “Civilized World” against the threat of “Muslim Terror”.

07.Aug.2006 IDF plans attacks on key civilian infrastructure in Lebanon : We will continue hitting everything that moves in Hezbollah - but we will also hit strategic civilian infrastructure."

07.Aug.2006 Syrian minister says ready to join Hizbollah ranks: Asked about concerns that the war in Lebanon could spill over into a regional war, Mouallem said: "Most welcome".

07.Aug.2006 Beirut dismisses UN draft resolution: "None of us will give up anything to do with national sovereignty, rights, dignity," he said, affirming the government was committed "to Lebanon's territory, Lebanon's liberation, the withdrawal of the occupation from Lebanese land".

07.Aug.2006 Lebanese cabinet expresses reservations about UN draft : The draft contains ambiguous wording, such as demanding cessation of the fighting instead of a complete and immediate ceasefire, Information Minister Ghazi Aridi said after a cabinet meeting.

07.Aug.2006 Lebanon urges U.N. to demand Israeli withdrawal in resolution : Lebanon urged the U.N. Security Council Sunday to revise a resolution aimed at ending the Israeli-Hezbollah fighting to demand that Israel pull its forces out of the country once hostilities end and hand over its positions to U.N. peacekeepers.

07.Aug.2006 Senior official says 'there won't be int'l force in Lebanon' : A senior official in Jerusalem predicted Sunday that an international force - which Israel demands be stationed in south Lebanon as a buffer to separate Hezbollah from the northern border - will never materialize.

07.Aug.2006 Gideon Levy : The real estate war : This miserable war in Lebanon, which is just getting more and more complicated for no reason at all, was born in Israel's greed for land.

07.Aug.2006 Israeli pilots 'deliberately miss' targets : Fliers admit aborting raids on civilian targets as concern grows over the reliability of intelligence

07.Aug.2006 Boy killed, 3 injured in IOF strike : Sources in the Gaza Strip reported that a Palestinian boy was killed and another three were wounded after an Israel Occupation Forces aircraft fired at them south of Rafah.

07.Aug.2006 In a world gone crazy: Hamas parliament speaker "arrested": "We arrested him because he is a leader of Hamas, which is a terrorist organisation," said the spokesman.
07.Aug.2006 Half of US still believes Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction : A drumbeat of voices from talk radio to die-hard bloggers to the Oval Office, a surprise headline here or there, a rallying around a partisan flag + a growing need for people, in their own minds, to justify the war in Iraq.

07.Aug.2006 Iran, says it will expand nuclear activities: Iran vowed Sunday to expand its uranium enrichment, defying a U.N. Security Council deadline for it to suspend its nuclear activities by the end of the month or face the threat of political and economic sanctions.

07.Aug.2006 Bulgarian Envoy to Tehran "Backs" Iran Nuclear Program: "Iran has a right to develop its own peaceful nuclear program," Shukurliev stated in an interview for the Iranian Fars News Agency.

07.Aug.2006 The Profits of War : Why capitalists aren’t eager to stop the Middle East wars?: Radio interview with Prof: Jonathan Nitzan

07.Aug.2006 Thousands of troops say they won’t fight: Since 2000, about 40,000 troops from all branches of the military have deserted, the Pentagon says. More than half served in the Army

07.Aug.2006 Classified intelligence bills often are unread: Nearly all members of the House of Representatives opted out of a chance to read this year's classified intelligence bill + then voted on secret provisions they knew almost nothing about.

07.Aug.2006 Mike Ferner: A War Resisters Invisible Fence: Sitting at the computer, wearing my official Electronic Monitoring Ankle Bracelet is certainly better than sitting in jail…but it still does a pretty good job of reminding you you're now in the criminal class.

08.Aug.2006 Exclusive: U.S. Plans Removal Of US. Troops In Event Of Iraq Civil War: -By Richard Wolffe and John Barry
President Bush will move U.S. troops out of Iraq if the country descends into civil war, according to one senior Bush aide who declined to be named while talking about internal strategy. "If there's a full-blown civil war, the president isn't going to allow our forces to be caught in the crossfire," the aide said.

07.Aug.2006 Slaughter in Qana -By Robert Fisk - The UN in southern Lebanon suspects that Israel is manufacturing non-existent raids to pacify public opinion as Hizbollah missiles continue to fly across the frontier. Continue

07.Aug.2006 Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land U.S. Media & the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

How Israel manipulates and distorts American public perceptions

Through the voices of scholars, media critics, peace activists, religious figures + Middle East experts, Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land carefully analyzes and explains how - through the use of language, framing + context - the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza remains hidden in the news media + Israeli colonization of the occupied terrorities appears to be a defensive move rather than an offensive one. Click here to view 07.Aug.2006 Panic in Detroit - By Kurt Nimmo - In Dearborn, Michigan,

Arab demonstrators are holding up portraits of Sheik Hassan Nasralla, “chanting his name and Hezbollah,” according to the Detroit Free Press.

“We find any support for murderous terrorist organizations like al-Qaida or Hezbollah very disappointing, if not disturbing,”

Eric Straus, chief of the counterterrorism unit at the U.S. attorney’s office in Detroit, told the newspaper. Continue
07.Aug.2006 If Hezbollah attacks Tel Aviv, Israel may attack Tehran: Dan Gillerman, the ambassador to the UN, said in an interview with the BBC that an attack by Hezbollah on Tel Aviv would be tantamount to an "act of war" and Hezbollah would not make such an attack without an explicit order from Iran. The implication of his words was that Israel would retaliate by attacking Tehran.

07.Aug.2006 The draft UN resolution : This is the draft concluded between the US, France and Britain on resolving the Lebanon crisis which has yet to be agreed by the Security Council

07.Aug.2006 "Triple Alliance": The US, Turkey, Israel and the War on Lebanon: Turkey, through its military alliance with Israel + the US, is a de facto partner in the "terrible global war" alluded to by Prime Minister Erdogan

07.Aug.2006 India Bans Arab TV Channels Under Pressure From Israel: It seems the ban is a move to ensure that Indians do not get to see the atrocities that are presently being committed by Israel in Lebanon + the occupied territories.

07.Aug.2006 The Jews Of Lebanon: Though we believe in the universal principal of the right to self-defense we condemn the indiscriminate + disproportionate response from the State of Israel + the deliberate targeting of civilians from both sides.

07.Aug.2006 Juan Cole: One Ring to Rule Them: A Peak Oil Theory of the US-Israeli war on Lebanon (and by proxy on Iran). I say, "consider" the "theory"
07.Aug.2006 George Galloway - Hizbollah Is Not A Terrorist Organization - One mans terrorist is another mans freedom fighter

George Galloway has spoken out in support of Lebanon, saying he believes Hizbollah is justified in defending Lebanon against Israeli attacks .

The Respect MP also lambasted media coverage of the war and said the UN resolution means nothing. Video. Click here to view

07.Aug.2006 This draft shows who is running America's policy... Israel -By Robert Fisk
You could almost hear the Lebanese groan at this draft resolution, a document of such bias and mendacity that a close Lebanese friend read carefully through it yesterday, cursed + uttered the immortal question:

"Don't these bastards learn anything from history?" Continue

07.Aug.2006 Lebanon government in bid to have Blair tried for war crimes -By Neil Mackay

THE Lebanese government is working behind the scenes to bring Tony Blair before the Scottish courts, charged with war crimes for aiding and abetting the Israeli onslaught against Lebanon. Continue

07.Aug.2006 Osama Has Won -Hatred of the US is Now Universal- By Brian Cloughley
Israel is supported root and branch by the President + Congress of United States of America.

They unconditionally endorse the actions, no matter how barbaric or bizarre, of a racist, nuclear-armed country that willfully ignores UN resolutions and assassinates people as a matter of national policy. Continue

07.Aug.2006 Junkies of War -By Uri Avnery
Every day on their TV screens tens of millions of Arabs and hundred of millions of Muslims see the atrocious pictures of crushed babies, the sights of the horrible destruction.

These are deeply imprinted in the consciousness of the masses + will leave behind them an accumulation of anger + hatred that is far more dangerous than an arsenal of missiles. Continue

07.Aug.2006 Civilian Killings Went Unpunished -Declassified papers show U.S. atrocities went far beyond My Lai. - By Nick Turse and Deborah Nelson, Special to The Times
The files are part of a once-secret archive, assembled by a Pentagon task force in the early 1970s, that shows that confirmed atrocities by U.S. forces in Vietnam were more extensive than was previously known.

07.Aug.2006 A thing cannot be calibrated until it is consumed," Tarkovsky cryptically replied. Then he hung up.
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Two days ago, the Democrats issued a major report detailing widespread abuses by the Bush Administration. No network but CNN has even mentioned it.
Dispatch from the BuzzFlash Department of Reality: Violence Explodes Across Mideast. Bush is Getting His Armageddon. 8/7

07.Aug.2006 Israeli and Lebanese Civilians: Pawns in the Neo-Con "Great Game" -

07.Aug.2006 A BuzzFlash Editorial (You Can Now Comment on BuzzFlash Commentaries! Registration is Free, As Always.)
3 U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq bombing 8/7

07.Aug.2006 defiant Hezbollah pounded northern Israel with rockets Sunday after rejecting a U.S.-French truce proposal, killing at least 15 people. Israel also struck hard, killing at least 14 in Lebanon as both sides tried to take advantage of the days before a U.N. resolution is put to a vote. 8/7
Half of U.S. still fooled into thinking there were WMD. People tend to become "independent of reality" in these circumstances, says opinion analyst Steven Kull.
Calvin Trillin is Back with "A Heckuva Job: More of the Bush Administration in Rhyme." Get it From and Keep the Truth Alive.

07.Aug.2006 Lieberman's Yale Roommate Would Vote for Lamont - A BuzzFlash News Alert
Joe's last-ditch attempt to win back voters with his Iraq stance 8/7

07.Aug.2006 Not we sold Saddam the weapons; Donald Rumsfeld and Richard Cheney sold Saddam these WMDs. # posted by notjonathon : 7:44 PM
07.Aug.2006 That white cat is a black cat "Half of U.S. still believes Iraq had WMD."
What an amazingly effective disinfo campaign! FOX News and other conservative outlets took some old stories about the discovery of aged chemical weaponry shells in Iraq + they twisted this factoid into the grand pronouncement that, yes indeedy, Saddam Hussein really did possess those legendary weapons of mass destruction.
Never mind the fact that we sold such weapons to him well before the first Gulf War. Never mind the fact that the chemicals had degraded and were unusable. Never mind the fact that none of this was unexpected.
Never mind all that. The Murdochians and the Dittoheads pointed to those shells and crowed: "We found 'em! Those lying libruls were wrong, wrong wrong!"
It's easy to convince people that a white cat is a black cat. All you need to do is point to some small imperfection in the fur -

- "See that spot of grey? This isn't really a white cat, now, is it?" Once you create any small degree of confusion, any opening for doubt, people will believe what they prefer to believe. Permalink
07.Aug.2006 What's really going on in Cuba? Joy Tomme of Ratbang Diaries is asking what I consider to be some damned good questions:

01.Aug.2006 The world was told that Cuba’s President Fidel Castro had been hospitalized + was operated on for intestinal bleeding.

But the US had been planning to intervene in Cuba for at least two weeks before Castro’s health problems were made known.
Florida’s Republican Senator Mel Martinez reported on August 2nd that he had been briefed two weeks prior by military officials.

He said the US would send “special monitors and advisers to Cuba in the weeks after a full transition”.

Martinez said he had confidence in the Navy + Coast Guard to

“interdict vessels in the open waters between the countries” in order to “prevent Cuban-Americans from entering Cuban waters while the changes were taking shape in Havana”.
That means that all this planning and briefing was being done around July 18th. What did our State Department know on July 18th?
02.Aug,2006 Senator Martinez said he was certain Castro was already dead but he offered no details.

07.Aug.2006 http OSWALD LeWINTER : Tinker, Tailor, Poet, Spy? He's Played the Part of an Ex-CIA Agent for Years. Now, It's a Convincing Act. ...,2001.htm

Die Entdeckung des Lecks und die unerwarteten Ergebnisse der jüngsten Untersuchung hätten die Kondition der Öl-Transitleitungen in Prudhoe Bay in Frage gestellt.

"Wir werden die Förderung am Ölfeld erst wieder aufnehmen, bis wir + die Aufsichtsstellen der Regierung davon überzeugt sind, dass sie sicher betrieben werden kann + keine Bedrohung der Umwelt darstellt",

betonte Malone

Er machte jedoch keine Angaben darüber, wie lange das Ölfeld ausfallen dürfte.

BP betreibe 35 Kilometer Öl-Transitpipelines in Prudhoe Bay. Inspektionen seien auf mehr als 40 Prozent der Gesamtlänge abgeschlossen.

BP hatte bereits Pläne für den Ersatz eines rund fünf Kilometer langen Leitungsstücks angekündigt, nachdem am 02.Mär.2006 eine große Ölmenge ausgelaufen war.

Der Ölmarkt wird momentan durch die starke weltweite Nachfrage und die Probleme im Nahen Osten und Nigeria beeinflusst.

Die diesjährige Hurrikan-Saison hat inzwischen begonnen. Dies könnte zu einer Gefährdung der amerikanischen Ölförderung im Golf von Mexiko führen, falls es wie im Vorjahr zu schweren Hurrikans kommen sollte.

Deshalb kommt die BP-Ankündigung über die temporäre Stilllegung des großen Ölfelds in Alaska nach Expertenmeinung zu einem denkbar ungünstigen Zeitpunkt.

Am Montag stieg der Ölpreis an den Weltmärkten kräftig. Zeitweise verteuerte sich die US-Sorte West Texas Intermediate (WTI) auf über 76 Dollar pro Barrel.

Der britische Ölkonzern BP hat das größte Ölfeld in den USA geschlossen - am Prudhoe Bay in Alaska entdeckten Mitarbeiter ein Leck in einer Pipeline, aus der Öl auslief.

Experten befürchten nun, dass der Ölpreis weiter steigt.

Anchorage - Insgesamt vier bis fünf Barrel (ein Barrel: 159 Liter) Öl seien ausgelaufen, teilte der Betreiber des Felds, die BP Exploration Alaska Inc., mit.

Nach der Entdeckung des Lecks in einer Transitleitung schloss BP das größte amerikanische Ölfeld Prudhoe Bay im Norden Alaskas teilweise.

BP sprach von einem "kleinen Leck". Allerdings seien bei Untersuchungen "16 Anomalien an zwölf Stellen der Öl-Transitleitung an der Ostseite des Ölfelds" festgestellt worden.
Philippinen: Tausende flüchten vor Vulkan Mayon

07.Aug.2006 Panne in Alaska: BP schließt größtes Ölfeld in den USA
07.Aug.2006 Libanon- Resolution: Erneute Blockade im Sicherheitsrat

07.Aug.2006 Rechtsextremisten: Neue Kleidung, altes Weltbild

07.Aug.2006 Luftangriffe im Libanon: Israels Armee spricht von neuer Eskalationsstufe

“You can’t have a national unity government when there is no nation, no unity + no government,” said Galbraith.

“Rather than trying to preserve or hold together a unified Iraq, the U.S. must accept the reality of Iraq’s breakup and work with the Shiites, Kurds + Sunni Arabs to strengthen the already semi-independent regions.”

Galbraith further argues that the invasion of Iraq destabilized the Middle East while inadvertently strengthening Iran.

One of the administration's intentions in invading Iraq was to undermine Iran, but instead, the Iraqi occupation has given Tehran one of its greatest strategic triumphs in the last four centuries.
Ambassador claims shortly before invasion, Bush didn't know there were two sects of Islam
Former Ambassador to Croatia Peter Galbraith is claiming President George W. Bush was unaware that there were two major sects of Islam just two months before the President ordered troops to invade Iraq, RAW STORY has learned.
06.Aug.2006 Israeli and Lebanese Civilians: Pawns in the Neo-Con "Great Game" -
Lieberman: Iraq is "better + worse if you'll allow me to put it that way"
Calvin Trillin is Back with "A Heckuva Job: More of the Bush Administration in Rhyme." Get it From and Keep the Truth Alive.
What's More Important: the Truth or a Few Starbucks Frappucinos?

Read "Take This Job and Ship It: How Corporate Greed + Brain Dead Politics are Selling Out America," by Senator Byron Dorgan.

One Democratic Senator Understands How to Say the Fighting Words for the Working Men and Women of America - And The Increasingly Unemployed.
Rep. Emanuel: ?What?s playing out here is that being a rubber stamp for George Bush is politically dangerous to life-threatening" 8/7
NPR: In North Carolina, "innocence board" is the nation's first commission for prisoners who claim wrongful conviction 8/7
Hong Kong gets its own Patriot Act 8/7
As Iraqis "stand up," the violence...gets worse 8/7
Hatred of the war has become an "everyday emotion," says Weekly Standard publisher, acknowledging Lieberman just doesn't represent the people 8/7

06.Aug.2006 Störfall in Schweden: Strahlenschützer rügt deutsche AKW- Betreiber
06.Aug.2006 US- Außenministerin Rice: Gewalt im Nahen Osten wird trotz Uno- Resolution anhalten

06.Aug.2006 Wegen Pestizidbelastung: Cola an indischen Schulen verboten
06.Aug.2006 Waldbrände in Spanien: 150 Brandherde, zwei Tote

06.Aug.2006 Krieg in Nahost: Tod, Zerstörung, Angst

06.Aug.2006 Krieg im Libanon: Zerstörung, Leid, Protest
06.Aug.2006 Israel suffered its “deadliest single blow” Amanda - when a Hezbollah rocket killed 12 Israeli soldiers today.

Sixteen Lebanese were killed from Israeli attacks + the speaker of Lebanon’s Parliament rejected the U.N. draft proposal “because it did not meet several Lebanese demands.”
06.Aug.2006 Gingrich: There Is An ‘Insurgency’ in CT Which Says ‘Can’t We Come Home And Hide?’ Nico -

This morning on Fox News,

Newt Gingrich claimed there is a “legitimate insurgency in Connecticut, which needs to be met head on,” made up of people who say Iraq “is so hard, it is so frightening, it’s so painful, can’t we come home and hide?”

Gingrich said that if the “insurgency” wins, “it will be the beginning of extraordinarily important period in American politics + in American history.” Watch it: Full transcript:

3. - you have what I think is a legitimate insurgency in Connecticut, which needs to be met head on + debated head on, which is people who say this is so hard, it is so frightening, it’s so painful, can’t we come home + hide?

And I think if Lamont wins next Tuesday, it will be the beginning of extraordinarily important period in American politics + in American history. For all of us to have this debate.

How dangerous are the terrorists? How dangerous are the dictatorships? And what does America have to do in that kind of a dangerous world?
Reuters admits altering Beirut photo A Reuters photograph of smoke rising from buildings in Beirut has been withdrawn after coming under attack by American web logs.

The blogs accused Reuters of distorting the photograph to include more smoke + damage. The photograph showed two very heavy plumes of black smoke billowing from ...
Feedburner Testing Blog Networks Michael Arrington
Feedburner is testing a new product called “Networks” which are groups of blogs on a single topic that are using Feedburner to manage their RSS feed.

The idea is to allow people to subscribe to a single mashed up feed containing all of the content from all of the blogs in that category.
01.Mar.2006 Wikipedia, the online interactive encyclopedia, hit the million-articles mark, with an entry on Jordanhill, a railway station in suburban Glasgow.

Its author, Ewan MacDonald, posted a single sentence about the station at 11 P.M., local time; over the next twenty-four hours, the entry ...
How the Web Went Worldwide Tim Brookes For an educational bit of Sunday reading, the BBC have posted an article on the technology section of their website documenting the web's mysterious early days. Whilst containing many dates, landmarks and a nice graph perfect for showing the phenomenal growth of the web since '95, the article ...
06.Aug.2006 Charity Wins Deep Loyalty for Hezbollah Hezbollah has provided essential services for years to Lebanon’s poor Shiites, settling into their lives.
06.Aug.2006 APA endorses participation in military interrogations Vaughan When the American Medical Association directed its members to have no part in controversial US military interrogations, the military said they'd just use psychologists instead. Subsequently, the American Psychological Society Association has endorsed a report [pdf] that sets out how ...
06.Aug.2006 Business Week Sinks to All Time Low With Fake Headline John C Dvorak Stumbling Business Week fakes a headline.
06.Aug.2006 HREF="">Sterling heading for $2 barrier The shock rise in UK interest rates sends the pound soaring against the dollar and other currencies.
06.Aug.2006 HREF="">Iran to ignore nuclear resolution Iran vows to pursue its nuclear programme, in a first official response to last week's UN resolution.
06.Aug.2006 HREF="">HK legislators pass 'spying law' Hong Kong's legislature passes a controversial law on the use of covert surveillance and phone taps.
06.Aug.2006 HREF="">Army chief defends Afghan mission The head of the Army defends Britain's military strategy in Afghanistan amid claims troops are "exhausted".
06.Aug.2006 HREF="">Hospital cuts 'driven by panic' Cottage hospital closures are being driven by panic rather than patient need, unions have warned.
06.Aug.2006 Turing Equation Explains how Leopard Spots Develop ScuttleMonkey 36 - BilZ0r writes

00.000.1952 -developed by Alan Turing -"A slight modification of an equation has been used to show how the patterns of big cats change from kitten to adult markings.

Sy-Sang Liaw of National Chung-Hsing University in Taichung, Taiwan + colleagues set out to replicate these patterns using Turing's equations.

But they found they had to do more than just tweak the parameters of the reaction-diffusion equation.

Instead they had to assume two stages of spot growth with different rules: the first to get the baby cats their spots + the second to create the final configurations. It took them a year to find a final solution."
Another New Tomb in the Valley of the Kings? CmdrTaco 49 - Praxiteles writes

00.000.2000 "A radar survey found KV63, the tomb excavated near King Tutankhamen's tomb earlier this year. (KV stands for Valley of the Kings).

Just announced is that this same radar survey shows an image of what appears to be a shaft to another tomb just 15 meters north of KV63.

Will radar stratigraphy change the multi-millennial tradition of destructive excavation and open new opportunities in the search for buried treasure?"
'Life on Mars' Meteorite Rejected After 10 Years CmdrTaco 102 -

"Ten years ago, NASA announced that the Martian meteorite ALH84001 showed evidence of life on Mars. The announcement made headlines around the world + even prompted President Clinton to make a statement. Ten years later, most scientists believe that everything in the meteorite can be explained by non-biological processes. "We certainly have not convinced the community + that's been a little bit disappointing," said David McKay, a scientist behind the 'life on Mars' paper. Unfortunately, David McKay's own brother is one of his critics. "He [David] got a little testy about the results we were getting," said Gordon McKay. "What we have shown is that it is possible to form these things inorganically.""
Does the NSA Need More Electricity? CmdrTaco 160 -

"The Baltimore sun (NSA watchers can't live without it) reports that the NSA worries about overloading the Baltimore energy grid if it were to install new computing capacity at it's Fort Meade HQ.

This includes two multi million dollar supercomputers. Some systems are reportedly not getting the cooling they need. The temperature in NSA buildings is raised two degrees to conserve energy, according to the article.

The NSA is Baltimore Gas and Electric`s (BGE) biggest customer the sun reports.

Former NSA employees fear that a power outage at Fort Meade would have worse consequences than the 2000 "information overload" related outage.

The NSA does apparently not have the backup power generation capacity to power the whole facility during power outages.

Some point a finger at a new mall build in the area, but a BGE spokesman says the mall is "fairly easily accommodated". Some sources say the problem was identified in the late 1990 s.

But "keeping the lights on" wasn't a priority. A $4 million computer upgrade to the system that allocates power was postponed for budgetary reasons. (the NSA budged is estimated at $8 Billion)

The article reports that the budget documents for listening posts around the world report similar infrastructural problems, in the budgets for 2007 as well as previous years.

It should be noted that the huge "groundbreaker" IT infrastructure upgrade program is reportedly over budget and late, but not yet fully operational."
Patent Reform Act Proposes Sweeping Changes ScuttleMonkey 157 -Geccie writes

"CNet is reporting that Senators Patrick Leahy and Orin Hatch have proposed sweeping changes in the patent system in the form of the Patent Reform Act of 2006.

Key features are the ability to challenge (postgrant opposition) with the Senate version being somewhat broader and better than the house version." From the article:

"Specifically, it would shift to a 'first to file' method of awarding patents, which is already used in most foreign countries, instead of the existing 'first to invent' standard, which has been criticized as complicated to prove.

Such a change has already earned backing from Jon Dudas, chief of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office."

"Ich glaube an das Gute im Menschen"

Die äußere Ruhe des Arztes lässt eine innere Festigkeit ahnen. "Ich glaube an das Gute im Menschen", sagt der Mann, den seine tägliche Arbeit eigentlich das Gegenteil lehren müsste.

Nicht einmal einen Hisbollah-Kämpfer,

einen religiösen Eiferer, der für seine Ideologie zu töten + sich selbst töten zu lassen bereit ist, einer, der gerade das angerichtet hat, was die Ärzte wieder zusammenflicken müssen, verdammt Bahouth.

Er bleibt dabei: "Ich achte den Menschen um seiner selbst willen", sagt der Humanist, "ich sehe in jedem das Individuum" + jenes sei nun Mal von sich aus gut.

Kein Mensch ist per se schlechter als der andere - diese Haltung entspricht dem ärztlichen Ethos. Doch diese Einstellung Bahouths erklärt sich wohl auch aus seinem biographischen Hintergrund.

Er ist israelischer Staatsbürger arabischer Herkunft. Seine palästinensische Familie lebt seit dem 17. Jahrhundert in Haifa.

Und so mag es mit einem generellen Humanismus leichter sein, als Araber in Israel zurecht zu kommen.

Noch dazu ist Bahouth kein muslimischer Araber, sondern seine Familie ist christlichen Glaubens, gehört also innerhalb der arabischen Minderheit wiederum zu einer Minderheit.

Bahouth selbst aber versteht sich als Atheist.

"Ich meine, die negativen Auswirkungen der Religion überwiegen die positiven", sagt der Arzt zur Begründung - wohl die Erkenntnis einer jahrtausendealten kollektiven Erkenntnis im kriegerischen Nahen Osten.

Tief unter Kalifornien und Wyoming liegen zwei Vulkane in einer Art Winterschlaf, aus dem sie jederzeit mit unvorstellbarer Gewalt erwachen können.

Dann würde die Westhälfte der USA binnen weniger Stunden unter einer mehrere Zentimeter dicken Ascheschicht versinken.

In den letzten zwei Millionen Jahren ist dies schon mindestens viermal geschehen.

Die Eruption eines Supervulkans entfaltet die gleiche Zerstörungskraft wie der Einschlag eines kleinen Asteroiden, kommt aber zehnmal so häufig vor.

Damit gehört sie zu den schlimmsten Naturkatastrophen, die der Menschheit drohen.
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