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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Impeach Bush and Cheney, Some of this is Red Hot!

Impeach Bush and Cheney. Some of this stuff is

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Impeachment is still on the table in Minnesota, Ms. Pelosi And The News Is The News

Madam Speaker listens to vets
Minneapolis Star Tribune - Minneapolis,MN,USA

Filed under: Impeachment Events, IfP Events, Minnesota — Mikael @ 11:17 am

by jennifer umolac, michael andregg
submitted by daniel fearn "the impeachment grunt"

Please Join Senator Amy Klobuchar and our Democratic Congressional Delegation for a Special Luncheon featuring (wait for it)

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (roar of the crowd - sound of cash being stuffed into campaign war chest)

That's how I imagine the Klobucar, Walz, Pelosi fundraiser in Minneapolis was scripted. I don't know for sure because I don't make a habit of attending "by invitation only" events that I pay for. Besides, what could one expect from an event billed as "Keeping Our Majority". Keeping our majority? Nancy have you got the Congressional Dems so rope-a-doped that you've abandoned all hope of EXTENDING OUR MAJORITY? First no impeachment and now no majority. Not aiming very high, Nancy. Not much to be hopeful about. I'm glad I didn't fork out $2,300 to sit with Pelosi. Luckily, someone was there to show Pelosi & Co. the small "d" democracy isn't dead quite yet.

Well…Ms. Pelosi sure can bring in the big names ~ today was a plethora of DFL luminaries…Walter Mondale, Amy Klobochar, Keith Ellison, Jim Oberstar, Tim Walz, Speaker of the MN house, Mark Dayton, Brian Melendez, Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer…on and on the list of folks went. I was the photographers assistant, so my official duties included lugging around a bag full of lenses. My attire was subtle ~ sort of ~ just sported a small impeach Cheney first button. No Guantanamo suit. There wasn't too much of real excitement that happened during the event…speech after speech. A 20 minute talk by Nancy where she had the balls to mention defending the Constitution. As in, the Democratic congress was actually doing it. I was on my bike heading home when I heard shouts of "Jennifer" ~ fortunately, I stumbled upon Bruce, Larry and Michael creating a ruckus. Impeach banner flapping.

They were perched outside of the garage where they figured (rightly) that Ms. Pelosi would come out of. I wanted to stand outside of the doors to the hotel so that all of the folks coming out would see us to. So we did…honks and thumbs up ensued. The a cry went up from Larry, the State troopers pulled out of the parking garage, and off Michael and I ran to the corner to hold up the banner. The heavens smiled on us as the light turned red, and Ms. Pelosi had to wait at the corner with us holding out 8 foot by 8 foot "IMPEACH THEM NOW" banner flapping proudly in the wind. I guess it's the little things in life…At least for a momentito, impeachment was, um…on the sidewalk. – Jennifer

Just a happy echo to Jennifer’s more detailed report. Her magic worked and a teeny crew of three raggedy old men assembled to do the sign thing. As Jen was about to bike away, we got more Intel from her and in the end, by hopping back and forth, we not only signed luminaries leaving by the front door, but rushed to make sure Princess Nancy and her entourage got a good look too. It IS the little things in life. As movement actions go this was very small, but it was also very successful for a rush job with a teeny crew. All the old men got home alive and apparently Jen did too. Even the cops were cool. Think positive thoughts and I’ll see y’all at Paula’s sometime later on May 3 to sprinkle holy champagne on tired activists. Best wishes always. – Michael -Impeach for Peace-

Just so you know what you missed. Although, I guess we should consider ourselves lucky. We could've had direct access to the Queen for a measly $2.3k. If it had been a GOP Speaker that kind of face time could have cost us our cars, our houses and our children.

Monday, April 21st, 2008: Lunch 12:30

At the Graves 601 Hotel 601 First Ave. North, Minneapolis, MN 55403

$100 per person General Seating
$250 per person Preferred Seating
$1,000 per person: includes preferred seating, program recognition and seat with a member of Congress for lunch
$2,300 per person: includes preferred seating, program recognition and seat at the Speaker's table


Impeach, Bush, Cheney, Other Torture Advocates, and much more...
By Ed. Dickau(Ed. Dickau)
Rather than complain about the “media filter,” each of these techniques simply converted the filter into an amplifier. This time, Mr. Krueger said, the military analysts would in effect be “writing the op-ed” for the war. ...
The Impeachment Hearing Room -

By Ed. Dickau(Ed. Dickau)
Pompous Perfidious Politicized Presidential Prostitute Puppets Press Pimping Pundit Propagandists On Prime Time, Criminals In The White House And A Fear-Petrified Self-Inflicted-Castration Public Sitting Impotently On Their Asses With ...
The Impeachment Hearing Room -

Interesting that this story in today's Journal has no byline:

Marcus Brauchli is expected to resign as managing editor of The Wall Street Journal after 11 months in the job, and an announcement could come as early as Tuesday, according to people familiar with the situation. The impending departure would come just four months after the Journal's parent, Dow Jones & Co., was acquired by News Corp. for $5.16 billion.

As part of News Corp.'s agreement to buy Dow Jones, the company agreed to the appointment of a special committee to oversee the editorial independence of Dow Jones publications. The committee, whose members include people independent of News Corp. and Dow Jones, has to approve the appointment of Mr. Brauchli's successor, according to the agreement made public last year. The committee also has the right to approve firings.

Although Mr. Brauchli is planning to resign, the committee is empowered to look into concerns about the editorial integrity of the Journal, according to a person who has reviewed the agreement.

It took no great genius to know at the time of the purchase that the so-called "agreement" to prevent Rupert Murdoch from remaking the Journal in his own image was not worth the lawyers' fees it cost to have it drawn up -- save as a fig leaf for the Bancroft family's desire to cash out without admitting that they were abandoning journalism and, with it, the family's historic trust. The new era is just beginning. CJR critiques the above story here, but overall coverage of the new Journal under Murdoch has been wan. I found this Newsweek piece on Murdoch distasteful.

In the first place, it has a "gee-whiz," almost comic book-like tone. In the second, it almost alwa ys takes Murdoch at his word or gives us a "he said, she said" version of events, which is unnecessary in a newsweekly, which does not have to be objective. The list of accusations against Murdoch on behalf of journalistic independence, honor, and honesty is long and detailed. And yet the writer refuses to take a position on any of them, so enthralled is he with the thrilling, swashbuckling aspect of all. With his impending purchase of Newsday, Murdoch is becoming too powerful to report on honestly, even in Newsweek. (Do you think the favors that Time was seeking from Murdoch in the opening paragraphs in the Newsweek piece would have to be repaid, somehow, sometime? Whatever you think of his agenda, the dude is a one-man argument against media concentration.)

(George Zornick adds: Did a Rupert Murdoch company go too far and hire hackers to sabotage rivals and gain the top spot in the global pay-TV war? This is the question a jury will be facing in a spectacular 5-year-old civil lawsuit that is finally being tried this month in California but which has, oddly, received little notice from U.S. media ...

And Fox Business Network, Rupert Murdoch's upstart business channel, has previously said that it might begin releasing its Nielsen rating data by now. But that's not going to happen, says TVNewser, and that's because Fox wants it that way.)

Nico Pitney of HuffPo did a useful analyses of the kinds of questions abc asked here. For instance:

1) ABC's debate was in a class of its own, with more scandal and non-policy questions than any other. ABC asked the most scandal questions, and both ABC and NBC devoted only half of their questions to policy issues. The CNN debates were dramatically more policy-focused. Here's a breakdown:




CNN (1/31)




CNN (2/21)












2) Barack Obama has received the overwhelming majority of scandal questions over the course of the four debates, by a margin of 17 to 4. Obama has fielded questions about his "bitter" remarks, his connections to 60s-era radical William Ayers, two questions about flag lapels, two questions about his alleged plagiarism of speeches, three questions on Louis Farrakhan, and eight about Jeremiah Wright.

Clinton has received only four such questions -- two about her Bosnia trip, one about a photo of Obama in African garb that was linked to her campaign without evidence by the Drudge Report, and one over-the-top inquiry about Bill Clinton ("If your campaign can't control the former president now, what will it be like when you're in the White House?").

3) Networks 'balanced' scandal questions to Obama by repeatedly asking Clinton about Obama's electability/readiness. In three of the four debates, moderators followed scandal questions to Obama by asking Clinton whether she doubts Obama's electability or experience.

This is a third-world country: More evidence.

As Democrats continue to fight over who will get a chance to sit in the Oval Office, USA Today notes that the current occupant of the White House now has "the highest disapproval rating" that has ever been recorded in the Gallup Poll's 70-year history. In a weekend poll, 69 percent said they disapprove of President Bush. (Hello, media, what party is John McCain in again?)

George Zornick adds:

Washington Post reporter Jonathan Weisman had an interesting online chat with readers last week. Via Think Progress:

[Q:] Who are these people who loathe everything the Republicans have done in the past seven years, and yet would be willing to cast their votes for McCain anyway?

Jonathan Weisman: I am dead serious. McCain has cultivated an image that has branded him as an independent maverick now for more than a decade. He fought the GOP over tobacco in 1998.

Weisman may or may not be aware that, since that decade-old fight, McCain "has since voted against a bill that would have raised tobacco taxes by 61 cents in order to pay for an expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program, [and] McCain is now backing away from a tobacco regulation bill that he co-sponsored."

But in any case, he doesn't appear too concerned with ferreting out these contradictions: he finished by saying "Americans see McCain the way they want to" and it is "going to be hard to break" McCain's "maverick" image. Pretty hard indeed, if one doesn't try.

Congress can no longer ignore corporate control of the media
By Rep. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

Beginning in the 1950s, more than 800 news and public information organizations and individuals carried out assignments for the CIA, according to The New York Times. 6/22

What's Wrong With This Picture?

'Vanity Fair' Rips Media 'Conspiracy' in Covering Up Role in Plame Scandal
By Greg Mitchell Published: August 11, 2005 9:00 PM ET

WaPo national editor is out

A measure of racism: 15 percent?

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Endangered Scholars Worldwide -- update 4/21/08

The Spring 2008 issue of Social Research features the following cases of imprisoned or at-risk scholars:


Dr 'Abdullah al-Hamid, a writer and former professor of contemporary literature at Imam Muhammad bin Sa'ud University, Riyadh, was sentenced to four months in prison on November 7 2007 in Buraida, Saudia Arabia, for encouraging a public demonstration by the wives of detainees in the intelligence prisons. The wives claimed their husbands had not been charged or tried, despite being imprisoned for over two years. A number of the women were arrested, but released shortly afterwards. Dr 'Abdullah, along with his brother 'Issa, was charged with "incitement to protest," and is due to start serving his sentence on 8 March 2008. He previously spent 17 months in prison after he and two other reformers were arrested in March 2004 for writing a petition to then-Crown Prince Abdullah calling on the government to enact reforms with constitutionally guaranteed human rights. Amnesty International reports that he and his brother are at risk of torture if incarcerated.

Dr. Ussama al-Mulla, a professor of Dentistry at Baghdad University, was arrested by Iraqi security personnel on 17 February 2008, along with two other professors and four members of University staff, in a raid of the Dentistry faculty in which staff were threatened at gunpoint and students beaten. The reasons for the arrests have not been reported, but it is said to be connected with the death of the previous Dean. There have been reports that US soldiers raided the faculty the week before. The others arrestees were subsequently released, but Ussama is still being held in an unknown location without charge or trial. Amnesty International has reported that he is at risk of torture.

Amin Ghazaei, a prominent Iranian writer and leader of the group Students for Freedom and Equality, was arrested on 14 January 2008 in a meeting in Tehran along with 14 other students. He is reported to be held without charge or trial in solitary confinement in Evin Prison, and to have been tortured. Amin is known for the journal he edits, ArtCult, and his many on-line articles, two collected volumes of which have already been published. He has translated several books into Farsi, among them works by Judith Butler, Jean Baudrillard, and Donna Haraway. The arrest of Amin and his fellow students follows a wave of repression in Iranian Universities in December 2007, when many students were arrested after campuses erupted in protest. Quite apart from the accusations of torture, there is concern for Amin's health as he reportedly suffers from a peptic ulcer, heart problems, and asthma.

Dr. Atilla Yayla, a professor of Politics at Gazi University in Turkey, was sentenced to a fifteen month jail term on 28 January 2008 for insulting Turkey's founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, in a speech in November 2006 in which he reportedly described the first phase of the leader's rule as "regressive in some respects". The sentence was suspended, with the court saying that it would monitor professor Yayla for the next two years and apply it should he commit the same offense again. Commenting to the media, professor Yayla said: "that means that I have a thought policeman from now on." Not only is this threat hanging over professor Yayla an infringement of his academic freedom, his conviction is a blow to freedom of expression in Turkey, acting as a precedent for the effective gagging of critical discourse in regard to the country's history.


We are happy to announce that since the publication of our last issue all six of the Professors from Dhaka and Rajashani Universities, Bangladesh have received presidential pardons (although they have yet to be exonerated by the courts). Also, the French-Canadian filmmaker Mehrnoushe Solouki was allowed to leave Iran after her ordeal at the hands of authorities there, and is reportedly working on a new film telling her story of arrest and incarceration at Edin prison. A less fortuitous release is the release on parole of the Iranian Human Rights activist Emadeddin Baghi from Edin on health grounds after he suffered two heart attacks which he has related to the deplorable condition in which he and others were held. [update: Baghi was recently returned to Edin]

On the other hand we are grieved to report that the situation of two of our scholars has seriously worsened. Lü Gengsong, the Chinese writer and human rights advocate, was tried on 22 January 2008, and sentenced to four years in prison on charges of "inciting subversion of state power." According to Human Rights in China (HRIC) his condition has recently deteriorated and his wife has written an open letter demanding immediate medical care for her husband and pleading for his early release. The letter describes the authorities' refusal to accept clothing and medicine from the family for Lü, restrictions on his use of the toilet, and imposition of isolated confinement.

Also, the condition of 'Aref Dalilah, the Syrian economics professor we featured in our Fall 2007 issue, has severely worsened: he is gravely ill with deep-vein thrombosis in one leg and a blood clot in his lungs. According to Amnesty International his doctors have reported that he may die if he is not allowed to be admitted to a hospital immediately.

The following scholars also remain in prison: Ko Aung Htun (Burma), Hu Shigen (China), Igor Sutyagin (Russia), Zheng Yichun (China), Xu Zerong (China). Their details, as well as means to support them, can be found on our website.

The Bible and Global Warming

Nancy Pelosi Creates Her Own Bible Passages!

People who say politicians do not know their Bible are not aware of all the biblical quotations we find in speeches published by the distinguished men and women who serve in Congress. At times, politicians like to act like preachers. Politicians like to quote the Bible to prove their argument is solid.

Take the case of the Honorable Rep. Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California and the Speaker of the House. In a speech before the House Science and Technology Committee Hearing, she spoke on the pressing issue of global warming.

Speaker Pelosi said that the future of our children and grandchildren is in our hands. She spoke about the need to act now in order to save our planet. To prove her point, that government needs to act now and tackle “humanity’s greatest challenge,” she quoted the Bible. She said:

The Bible tells us in the Old Testament, “To minister to the needs of God's creation is an act of worship. To ignore those needs is to dishonor the God who made us.”

These are touching words. This biblical admonition is very important and highly relevant to the pressing issue of global warming.

Too bad this biblical admonition is not in the Old Testament.

Claude Mariottini
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary

According to CNSNews, Nancy Pelosi quoted the Old Testament in her Earth Day Declaration.

"The Bible tells us in the Old Testament, 'To minister to the needs of God's creation is an act of worship. To ignore those needs is to dishonor the God who made us.' On this Earth Day, and every day, let us honor the earth and our future generations with a commitment to fight climate change."
(Read the whole article)

This interested me for several reasons. What happened to the separation of church and state? How does Nancy Pelosi know so much about the Old Testament?

The last question took me to to see where that passage was located. After several searches with various combinations of words and in different versions, I came up empty.

So I searched Google for the direct quotation. It turns out that this is not the first time she has used this "quote". The Pelosi Op-ed on Dr. Martin Luther King Day contains the same words. I also found it in an October 2007 interview with Tavis Smiley. (No, I am not making that name up!) She even used the same quote in her Earth Day 2007 statement, the budget bill in 2005 debate and, evidently, her Christmas 2005 statement.

Same exact quote. And that was just on the first page of Google hits.

I also found the blog of Dr. Claude Mariottini - Professor of Old Testament, who confirmed my suspicions.

These are touching words. This biblical admonition is very important and highly relevant to the pressing issue of global warming.

Too bad this biblical admonition is not in the Old Testament.

U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick : This is Rich…Take Carter’s Passport and let Bush run around on the loose. I’m losing it fast!

Representing North Carolina’s Ninth District

April 16, 2008

Contact: Andy Polk
(202) 225-1976

Rep. Myrick Calls for Former President Jimmy Carter’s Passport to be Revoked

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Rep. Sue Myrick (NC-9) called on Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to revoke former President Jimmy Carter’s passport. This is in response to the former President traveling to Syria to meet with Hamas, an organization officially designated by the United States as a Foreign Terrorist Organization.

“Former President Carter has acted in contradiction of international agreements to isolate Hamas. He has acted in defiance of both United States policy and international policy. His actions reward terrorists, lend support, and provide legitimacy to their belief that violence will eventually get them what they want,” said Rep. Myrick.

After Hamas won the 2006 Palestinian parliamentary elections the Quartet (US, UN, EU and Russia) called on Hamas to renounce terror, recognize Israel and recognize the previous agreements between the Palestinian Authority and Israel as they seek an agreement to make peace. Hamas has categorically rejected these three conditions for more than two years.

Congress granted the Secretary of State the power to grant and verify passports. In 1981, the United States Supreme Court held in the case of Haig v. Agee that the Secretary of State has the implied power to revoke passports as well (453 U.S. 280).

Hillary Clinton talks openly of nuking the civilian populations of Iran. The warmongering in the West is totally out of control even as we attack China for stopping ethnic/religious riots in China! The US Air Force demands our foot soldiers dying in Iraq, get more information so we can do robotic assassinations. And Jimmy Carter's attempts at some sort of sane discussions of what to do about the European/American invasion of Palestine collapses, of course. No one in the West wants to stop this. The need to steal everything in the Holy Land including the kitchen sink is very strong. It will cause WWIII. Not that our war mongering media or rulers care.

Gates Criticizes Air Force for Insufficient Intel in Iraq

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates chided the U.S. armed forces today for not providing enough intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance help to troops fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, saying it has been "like pulling teeth" to get the services to change old habits.

Addressing student officers from the U.S. and foreign air forces at Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base in Alabama, Gates expressed frustration with conventional military thinking that he said has been slow to adapt to current threats. He suggested that the U.S. Air Force has not moved fast enough to meet a need for unmanned aircraft, which often can hunt and target enemies more efficiently than piloted planes.

The Air Force always imagines it wins all wars. For example, they bombed Germany endlessly, reducing all the major German cities to rubble. But it was the Soviet Armies moving relentlessly across the steppes and stepping into Germany itself that defeated Germany. The US basically, except for a brief battle in the Bulge, drove rapidly across Europe as the Germans fought frantically to stop the Russian. The Americans were angry with the Nazis but the Russians were filled with an unimaginable fury. The only thing that saved Germany from total annihilation which is what they planned for Russia in one of the world's nastiest ethnic cleansing events, would have been the lot of Germany except for one thing: the need to win over the Germans for the Cold War.

Life in East Germany was harsher than West Germany. But it was less harsh than in Russia itself. This fact is not noticed by historians of the Cold War who write for Western readers. Just like the victory of Russia over the Nazi war machine is minimized, the comforts Germany got from a justly outraged Russia were greater than we imagine. The same is true of Japan. We had to treat Japan far better than the Japanese empire treated anyone. This was so we could use Japan to confront Russia and then, China.

Back to the US Air Force: they are the ones who deliver mass death to civilians. This is their main function. Perhaps, 90% of their function. In the present war against assorted peasants and city people resisting US domination, the Air Force has been merrily dropping bombs all over the place. This is seldom mentioned in US news. These bombs reinforce the anger and hatred our colonials feel towards their imperial masters who run these places. Now, the Air Force has fallen into the unheroic trap of using ROBOTS to ASSASSINATE people. This wretched, cowardly system surpasses the cowardice of fighting barely armed civilians via dropping bombs on their homes.

When Germany did this in Spain during the Spanish Civil War in the 1930's it was denounced as fascist cowardice! Well, guess where we stand according to the morals of history and the morals of Universal Human Rights? We managed to get the brutal, madcap Japanese warlords to surrender by killing many thousands of school girls, babies, old women, retired men and other unarmed civilians. This is not something to be proud of or boastful. Now we are trying to subdue the Muslims the same way. Israel doesn't mind killing school girls. They consider this a great way to forward their campaign to drive out or eliminate the Palestinians as a human population base.

But we are supposed to not be in Iraq or Afghanistan to eliminate women and children. But our actions have done this. And this is why we are losing the war. If the Air Force wants 'information' so they can target more people, this simply will increase the dangers besetting our armed forces working as colonial officers on the ground. And it won't win us any wars. But a brutal rethinking of WWII won't happen due to the need to keep the Air Force flying. This is because soldiers make the industrial/military complex nearly no money. Airplanes, rockets and huge aircraft carriers: these are the gold plated portions that bring huge profits. So instead of using humans to make contact and do things in Iraq and Afghanistan, we end up using gold plated fly swatters that stupidly expend hundreds of billions of dollars dropping $500,000 missiles on tents where peasant shepherds live. This is bankrupting us. And making them mad as hell. Nazi tactics do not reduce resistance.

More convicted felons allowed to enlist in Army, Marines

Under pressure to meet combat needs, the Army and Marine Corps brought in significantly more recruits with felony convictions last year than in 2006, including some with manslaughter and sex crime convictions.

Data released by a congressional committee shows the number of soldiers admitted to the Army with felony records jumped from 249 in 2006 to 511 in 2007. And the number of Marines with felonies rose from 208 to 350.

So, on the ground, we send in our criminals. They, in turn, brutalize the natives. The French tried this. So did the British. It makes things not work. Unleashing criminals overseas is not a way to win hearts and minds. This is beyond stupid. As well as uncivilized. But then, the US and Europe, while doing this to other nations, think they are bringing civilization. One of them many things that makes bloody History laugh up on Mt. Olympus.

Hamas will deal with Israel, says Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter, the former US president, said yesterday that Hamas had promised it would accept a Palestinian state in only part of the territory traditionally claimed, implicitly accepting Israel's right to the remainder.

Mr Carter said Hamas would accept a Palestinian state consisting of just the occupied territories if the Palestinian people agreed to it in a referendum.

The militant Islamist group is understood to demand at least part of Jerusalem, the traditionally Arab eastern half of the city, as the capital of the new Palestinian state.

Mr Carter said this showed Hamas, which has traditionally refused to recognise the right of Israel to exist, was willing "to live as a neighbour in peace next door" to the Jewish state.

Speaking later at his own press conference in Damascus, Khaled Meshaal, overall leader of Hamas, said his group might accept a relatively limited Palestinian state but without explicitly accepting the right of Israel to exist.

"We agree to a (Palestinian) state on pre-67 borders, with Jerusalem as its capital with genuine sovereignty without settlements but without recognizing Israel," he said.

The worst thing the Palestinian people can do is negotiate. This is pure poison to the ethnic cleansing activities run by European and American invaders. So long as they can keep the Palestinians angry and fighting back, all the better. If they were really smart, they would arm the Palestinians and then, during the following war, nuke them like we did Japan. The US is the world's melting pot. We are to wave the flag while letting in a flood of immigrants. Many of Israel's Jewish population has dual citizenship so they can flee the Holy Land if it gets too toxic. Since they have many nuclear bombs and not a peep from either the US or the UN, they don't fear annihilation unless other nations get the same bonus.

This is their fear: the Palestinians are not disappearing. They are growing in numbers via the simple actions of the Palestinian women who insist on giving birth. Since the Jewish population, for the most part, is increasingly like Italy or Japan and dumping the idea of having babies, the battle to eliminate the Palestinians and replace them all with Jews is floundering. Instead of giving up on this ridiculous plan to wipe out the inhabitants of the Holy Land and replace them with people claiming Jewish heritage, the Zionists should face reality. If they blow up all the Palestinians, they won't find freedom and wealth but rather, death.

For the only thing keeping them alive is the fact that the Palestinians live amongst the Jews. If this weren't so, there would be much greater eagerness to blow up all of Israel. I suspect the Jews realize this which is why, in their fury and hate, they cling to the Palestinians. They need them as hostages. Like all hostages held at gun point, the Palestinians are kept in horrid living conditions. The hostage takers don't want even small creature comforts nor the idea that the Palestinian people should struggle against this. This bizarre idea that Palestinians must yield to invaders while China must divest itself of Tibet runs side by side. Either we give the Palestinians their entire country back or we stop this garbage about the need to 'free' Tibet.

No Peace Without Hamas

By Mahmoud al-Zahar

President Jimmy Carter's sensible plan to visit the Hamas leadership this week brings honesty and pragmatism to the Middle East while underscoring the fact that American policy has reached its dead end. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice acts as if a few alterations here and there would make the hideous straitjacket of apartheid fit better. While Rice persuades Israeli occupation forces to cut a few dozen meaningless roadblocks from among the more than 500 West Bank control points, these forces simultaneously choke off fuel supplies to Gaza; blockade its 1.5 million people; approve illegal housing projects on West Bank land; and attack Gaza City with F-16s, killing men, women and children. Sadly, this is "business as usual" for the Palestinians.

Last week's attack on the Nahal Oz fuel depot should not surprise critics in the West. Palestinians are fighting a total war waged on us by a nation that mobilizes against our people with every means at its disposal -- from its high-tech military to its economic stranglehold, from its falsified history to its judiciary that "legalizes" the infrastructure of apartheid. Resistance remains our only option. Sixty-five years ago, the courageous Jews of the Warsaw ghetto rose in defense of their people. We Gazans, living in the world's largest open-air prison, can do no less.

The U.S.-Israeli alliance has sought to negate the results of the January 2006 elections, when the Palestinian people handed our party a mandate to rule. Hundreds of independent monitors, Carter among them, declared this the fairest election ever held in the Arab Middle East. Yet efforts to subvert our democratic experience include the American coup d'etat that created the new sectarian paradigm with Fatah and the continuing warfare against and enforced isolation of Gazans.

I was shocked when I saw this editorial. 90% of the editorials in the warmongering US media are pro-ethnic cleansing and for the breakup of all other nations so long as we benefit from this. The US media chose to mostly ignore Carter's attempt at forcing the AIPAC US government to talk to the Palestinian people and their leaders they voted for in one of the few real elections to ever happen in the Middle East.

Congresswoman tries to yank Carter's passport

He no longer travels aboard Air Force One; now former President Jimmy Carter could be restricted to domestic flights.

It's not likely to happen, but Rep. Sue Myrick, R-N.C., wants Carter's U.S. passport pulled because he met Thursday with members of Hamas in the Middle East.

Hamas is the party of the elected government in the Palestinian territory of Gaza. The State Department lists Hamas as a terrorist group, however, meaning U.S. officials are not to meet with them.

Myrick has called for Carter's passport to be removed and for U.S. taxpayer money to be cut off from the Carter Center, the former president's library and global humanitarian institution in Atlanta.

As a House member, Myrick lacks the authority to revoke the passport of a former commander-in-chief.

"That's up to the secretary of state," Myrick said Thursday in an interview on the Fox News Network. "But, frankly, I wanted to send a strong message, because we have a policy in this country about Hamas. And he is just deliberately undermining the policy, and it's wrong."

The contempt the Zionists have for Carter is huge. He interfered with their brilliant game plans they hatched well before Hitler took up the same game plans. Now, they pull the strings of their many corrupt US Congressional puppets to attack our former President. The media owners, who are more often than not, Jewish, are in a full frontal attack on our past leaders as well as winnowing out anyone who is antiwar or wants to stop wars in the Middle East, won't even report this news widely. They figure, Carter has gotten the message. Just like anyone Jewish who try to stop the fascists who took over Israel are either abused or ignored, so are any political leaders who take up this issue. I lost quite a few readers because I don't like ethnic cleansing of any sort. The Jewish community is 100% against ethnic cleansing...EXCEPT their own.

Anyone pointing out this horrible and dangerous fact is thrown out the door. Defunded, derided and punished. It has happened to me repeatedly. Some people abused in this fashion become antisemites. This is what really horrifies me: the Jewish attempts at silencing critics of their goofy ethnic cleansing schemes really do end up hating them. I can't do this because I am too Jewish, myself. Instead, I keep warning my fellow Jewish family members across the planet: ethnic cleansing is something we should NEVER EVER want or try. We should be championing the separation of church and state, not encouraging it. We should champion civil rights, not curb them. But no one listens to me.

Iraq cleric Sadr warns govt of "open war"

Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on Saturday threatened "open war" with the government unless it chose what he called the "path of peace".

The statement from the populist Sadr ratchets up the tension between the cleric and Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. Maliki has launched a crackdown on Sadr's Mehdi Army militia and threatened to bar his mass movement from political life.

"I'm giving the last warning and the last word to the Iraqi government -- either it comes to its senses and takes the path of peace ... or it will be the same as the previous government," Sadr said, referring to Saddam Hussein's fallen regime but without elaborating.

The cleric added: "If they don't come to their senses and curb the infiltrated militias, then we will declare an open war until liberation."

The US stepped up our ethnic wars in Iraq. Since last February, the death toll of Americans has risen significantly. The surge continues as I expected it to continue. It was no surge. It was a permanent increase. And we spend more, not less, per month on these endless battles with the civilians in Iraq. And we are losing ground in Afghanistan. But this doesn't stop us at all. The Presidential debates have become utterly ridiculous as the three remaining AIPAC polluted people vie with each other to sound the most bloodthirsty in the Middle East.

Afghanistan moves to center stage
By M K Bhadrakumar

Three or four seemingly unconnected statements within the space of the past week, and the "war on terror" in Afghanistan acquires new shades of meaning. On Wednesday, Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad said during a visit to the holy city of Qom that the United States invaded Afghanistan and Iraq "under the pretext of the September 11 terror attack".

A day earlier, Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babacan, who was on a visit to London, publicly expressed skepticism over the conduct of the Afghan war by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). He warned that NATO is "courting disaster". On Monday, addressing a student gathering in Beijing's Tsinghua University, Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf urged Chinese and Russian help in stabilizing Afghanistan. But in the ultimate analysis, it is the sensational revelation by erstwhile Northern Alliance leaders about their ongoing contacts with the Taliban that makes nonsense of the battle lines of the Afghan war.

Turkey is increasingly angry at how Europe is excluding them while letting in all the small micro nations surrounding Turkey to the EU. The Turks are 100% correct about their evaluation of the Afghan and Iraq resistance wars against the Nato/US invaders. Note that this explosive speech happened in Beijing. The Chinese are forming a common front with Turkey, step by step. This is very significant and of course, ignored by the US media. But the Israelis spent a lot of time and money [US taxpayer money, of course] courting Turkey. But when a Polish Jewish man took over France, he began to throw up roadblocks in front of Turkish efforts to join the EU. This was the last straw. The government is increasingly Islamic in nature and the cultivated effort to keep the mosque out of the government is collapsing. Due to the insidious pressures of the European and US crusaders, the Turkish people are being radicalized significantly.

Meanwhile, some questions arise. Are these statements and public stances essentially more prudent and prophylactic than provocative? Do they stem from a genuine concern in the region that the US is simply unable to forge ahead in the war? Or do they signify the stirrings of a concerted regional challenge to the US mission?

Ahmadinejad's statement is the first time that Tehran has questioned frontally at the highest level of leadership the raison d'etre of the US intervention in Afghanistan. He suggests that terrorism is the pretext rather than the reason for the US intervention. The Iranian leader alleges that the US intervention was more geopolitical. Considering that Iran (under former president Mohammed Khatami) had provided logistical support for the US intervention in Afghanistan in 2001, Wednesday's statement signifies an important rethink in Tehran. Ahmadinejad has implicitly absolved the Taliban regime of any role as such in the September 11 attacks on Washington and New York.

Compared with the nuanced Iranian statement, Babacan has taken a stance from the perspective of Turkey being a major NATO power. Babacan said in an interview with the London-based Telegraph newspaper that NATO is courting disaster by relying too much on force to defeat the Taliban. He distanced Ankara from the US counterinsurgency strategy by stressing that the shift to a "more militaristic approach would backfire and ultimately undermine the Afghan government".

NATO now views itself not as a protector of Turkey preventing Soviet domination. Now, they are interacting with Turkey to keep Turkey from dominating the Middle East. This switch is part of the ongoing collapse of the Ottoman Empire which was what fueled more than one world war in Europe. But Europe's population base is collapsing while Turkey's is growing. Europe is shrinking while Muslims are growing across the planet. The wombs of the Islamic world are working while in the Christian West and Japan, they have ceased to work. This is part of the greater historical processes that we can't simply wish away. They are real. Our efforts at bombing civilians and hemming these wombs within various walled communities where we may starve them or deny them medical care, isn't working. The women still are having many babies. And this isn't going to go away. Unless we nuke everyone. A very, very real possibility.

US May Post Marines in Taiwan

The United States may post Marines at its unofficial embassy in Taiwan - a small but symbolically significant change in its delicate political relationship with the self-ruled island.

A State Department advertisement in the English-language Taipei Times newspaper called for contractors to construct quarters for Marine security guards at a new U.S. compound in the capital Taipei.

Since the U.S. switched its recognition from Taipei to Beijing in 1979, there have been no marine guards at its Taipei facility - the American Institute in Taiwan - in keeping with its deliberately low political profile.

Just as China grows closer to Taiwan, the US ups the military ante. This direct slap at China is on top of several others. Especially Western support for breaking apart China! The belligerent US military policies are likely to hatch WWIII. And this is a great way to do it.

Hillary: If Iran Attacked Israel With Nukes 'We Would Be Able to Totally Obliterate Them'

Clinton Ad Features Osama bin Laden

In an ad that began airing in Pennsylvania Monday morning, Clinton implies she is tougher than Obama.

"Who do you think has what it takes?" the narrator asks in an ad depicting historical images of crises that presidents have had to deal with: Osama bin Laden, headlines about the stock market crash of 1929, long gas lines from the 1970s oil-shocks, images of the Cold War, Hurricane Katrina and soldiers. It features the first image of Osama bin Laden to be used in a TV ad this political season.

"It's the toughest job in the world," says the ad's narrator. "You need to be ready for anything — especially now, with two wars, oil prices skyrocketing and an economy in crisis."

Note how the Zionist tool, Hillary, is 'bomb, bomb, bomb Iran' just like McCain. The US spends the majority of its loans from China on our military. We see everything as a military solution. Note also how this very stupid and warmongering ad of this insane and insipid woman whose voice grates on my ears almost as much as the nasal malapropisms of the Bushes, how she does NOT connect our two wars to high oil prices! This is general for the media. No one dares suggest our wars and boycotts and threats of annihilation aimed at Iran aren't causing world oil prices to soar. Bankers love to talk about 'risk'. Well, when Israel and the US both talk about nuclear war, this is extreme risk. And the price of oil reflects this.

The US and Israel have zero intention of disarming. The entire disarmament movement has morphed from negotiations by the US and Russia to mutually disarm to this dysfunctional screaming at small nations to disarm themselves so the US and Israel may politically and economically dominate them! When Russia fell into bankruptcy, the US and Europe hyper-armed themselves and began a long series of conquests and military take overs. Now this has stalled. So they all switched gears to claim these illegal colonial invasions are merely to bring peace and disarm people so there are no dangers.

Only the people being thus disarmed are fighting back! And this infuriates the US/EU imperial powers. For 500 years, Europe has tried to rule the planet and they have no intention of stopping, which is why the imperial banking system is collapsing.

The attempts at ruling the planet are bankrupting the imperial powers as it does, repeatedly. And the nations we want to dominate are slowly or swiftly moving over to China's side. They must do this. They have no choice. It is that or being crushed by hostile Christian or Jewish Europeans and Americans. And the higher the price of oil, the more likely the ones that will be crushed in the end will be the heavy oil consumers in the West.

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