Wednesday, April 26, 2006

A Tipping Point In The Middle East

Over the past month things have been escalating in the Middle East in a fashion that nobody could have expected. Iran's complete defiance to the world regarding it suspected nuclear program, boasting of testing new weapons and wild threats against Israel and the world from President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have caused great rifts in the international community. Iran has stated multiple times that it will not back down to pressure and if any country attacks, mainly the U.S., that they will pay for it around the world. Such threats are quite baseless when facing the overwhelming might and fury of the combined U.S. Military, and I have doubt that if an attack took place against Iran our biggest ally would be Israel.
On the other hand Israel may have it's hands full with all that's going on in Palestine. There are reports that Israel may again occupy parts of Gaza due to repeated rocket attacks from terrorists. The Hamas led government has been in financial collapse since the denial of aid from the U.S., Israel and the EU. The U.S. and Israel both consider Hamas a Terrorist organization, and if any more proof is need to that fact all you have to do is look at the recent suicide bombing in Tel Aviv, which has celebrated the attack further fueling resentment. President Abbas has condemned the attacks which has caused major ripples between his Fatah party and the newly elected Hamas. Also stoking the fires is that Hamas has decided to set up a shadow security force and named Israel's number 2 most wanted man to lead those men. All of this of course will come to a tipping point soon and something will happen, I'm just glad I'm on the side of the greatest military force off all time, and I got to tell ya I feel pretty safe!

Hey How Bout That




You're Minnesota!

You love hanging out around lakes, even if they're frozen solid. Given
your probable Scandanavian heritage, it all just demonstrates that you're pining for the
fjords. Your obsession with wrestling got a little carried away for a while there, and
this should prompt some serious reflection about the separation of mind and body. It may
be time to celebrate, even throw your hat up in the air. You're going to make it after
all.



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Rove to Testify Again in CIA Leak Case

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/cia_leak_investigation

Senate Shifts Iraq Funds to Border Patrols

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/congress_spending

ICRC appeals to Israel, Palestinians to spare civilian lives

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060426/wl_mideast_afp/mideastpalestiniansisraelicrc

Rice Offers Modest U.S. Help to Turkey

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060425/ap_on_re_mi_ea/rice

Jordan Begins Trial For 12 Terrorists

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060426/ap_on_re_mi_ea/jordan_terrorism

Cost of U.S. Military Shuffle Stuns Japan

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060426/ap_on_re_as/japan_us_military_1

The IRA Continues To Demilitarize In Northern Ireland

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060426/wl_nm/irish_imc_dc

Fatah Gunmen Say They Will Set Up New Militia In Response To Hamas

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060426/wl_nm/mideast_militants_dc

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Says U.S. Intrests Around The World Would Be Harmed

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060426/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iran_us

Rumsfeld And Rice Meet With Iraqi Leaders

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060426/ap_on_re_mi_ea/us_iraq

U.S. Trade Deals Embitter Latin Americans

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060426/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/free_trade_doubts

Thousands Flee The Violence in Sri Lanka

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060426/ap_on_re_as/sri_lanka_violence

President Ilham Aliev of Azerbaijan Will Stay Out Of Iran Business

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060426/ap_on_re_eu/us_azerbaijan

Iraqi Government Condemns al-Zarqawi

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060426/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq

Prince Philip Visits Ireland Raises Speculation

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060426/ap_on_re_eu/ireland_royal_visit

Bush Taps Tony Snow As New Press Secretary

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060426/ap_on_go_pr_wh/white_house_snow

30 detained as Egypt probes resort bombings

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060426/ts_afp/egyptattacks_060426095159

2 Suicide Bombers Strike Base In Eygpt

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060426/ap_on_re_mi_ea/egypt_sinai_blast_9

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

UN votes sanctions on 4 Sudanese for Darfur war

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060425/wl_nm/sudan_un_sanctions_vote_dc

Sri Lanka Military Hits Tamil Tigers After Suicide Blast Kills 9

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060425/wl_nm/srilanka_dc

al-Qaida In Iraq's Leader Al-Zarqawi Appears in Rare Video

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/egypt_zarqawi_video

Port Workers to Undergo Background Checks

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/port_security

New Iraqi PM Jawad al-Maliki Tells Neighbors Not To Interfere With Iraq

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/iraq_al_maliki

Arabs Question Why Muslims Are Now Targets

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060425/ap_on_re_mi_ea/egypt_attacks_arabs_1

Abbas vows to prevent civil war among Palestinians

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060425/ts_nm/mideast_abbas_dc_4

Hamas Threatens to End Truce With Israel

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060424/ap_on_re_mi_ea/israel_palestinians_28

Abbas Warns Hamas He Can Remove Government

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060424/ap_on_re_mi_ea/turkey_abbas_3

Israeli army arrests Hamas official in West Bank

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060425/wl_nm/mideast_arrest_dc_1

Iran to shun IAEA if hit by sanctions

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060425/ts_nm/nuclear_iran_dc_10

Jordan says Hamas leaders in Syria ordered attacks

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060425/wl_nm/jordan_hamas_syria_dc

Iran Threatens to Hide It's Nuclear Program

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060425/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iran_nuclear

Fake Pregnant Bomber Kills 8 in Sri Lanka

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060425/ap_on_re_as/sri_lanka_violence

U.S.-Led Coalition Bombs Taliban Camp

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060425/ap_on_re_as/afghan_violence

Bush To Ease Environmental Rules on Gasoline

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060425/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush

10 Arrests Made in Egypt Resort Terrorist Attack

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/egypt_resort_attacks

Israel Looks To Eygpt For Common Cause After Terrorist Bombing

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060425/wl_mideast_afp/egyptattacksisrael_060425105259

Bush Calls Egypt Attack A "heinous act"

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060425/pl_afp/egyptattacksus_060425003328

Monday, April 24, 2006

Twenty-two killed, 150 Wounded In Possible Terrorist Attack In Eygpt

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060424/ts_nm/security_egypt_explosions_dc_6

Japan And The U.S. Agree On Troop Realignment

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060424/ap_on_re_as/us_japan_7

Leader If The Taliban In Pakistan Vows More Attacks

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4927872.stm

Afghanistan's Security Makes The World Safer Says Britain

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060423/wl_nm/afghan_britain_dc_3

Bin Laden Calls For Jihad In Dafur

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060423/wl_nm/security_binladen_dc

Britain Warns Of The Dangers In Letting The Taliban Return

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060423/ap_on_re_as/afghanistan

Foreign Troops Along The Border Worries Iraqi Leader

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060423/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_iran_turkey_1

Angry Citizens And Hamas Terrorists Clash In Gaza

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060424/ap_on_re_mi_ea/israel_palestinians

Bin Laden Now Says That The U.S. Is Waging A War Against Islam

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060424/ap_on_re_mi_ea/bin_laden_tape

Iran Hints That It May Exit Nuclear Treaty

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060424/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iran_nuclear

Tensions Between Fatah And Hamas Continue

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060423/wl_nm/mideast_dc_17

The U.S. Tasks The New Iraqi Government To Take The Fight To The Insurgency

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060424/wl_mideast_afp/usiraqpolitics_060423232245

Slain Terrorist Is Said To Be Close To Al-Zaqahri

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060423/ap_on_re_as/pakistan_militant_hunt_3

Donald Rumsfeld Approves Of Counterterrorism Plan

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060423/ts_alt_afp/usattacksmilitary

China's Army Bans Snorers

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060424/od_uk_nm/oukoe_uk_china_army

Hamas Tries To Keep It's Distance From Bin Laden

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060423/ap_on_re_mi_ea/palestinians_bin_laden

The U.S. Hopes To Build Up The Iraqi Police Force

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060423/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_year_of_police

Friday, April 21, 2006

Russia Will Not Approve Sanctions On Iran Without 'concrete' Proof

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060421/wl_afp/irannuclearpoliticsrussiasanctions

U.S. Wants Russia to Stop Iran Arms Sales

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_iran

Pakistani Taliban Leader Asks For Volunteers To Fight Holy War Against The U.S.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060421/wl_sthasia_afp/pakistanafghanistanqaedajihad

The U.S. Urges World Powers Not To Sell Arms To Iran

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060421/wl_mideast_afp/irannuclearpoliticsus_060421190356

Israel Threatens Action Agains New Hamas Security Chief

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060421/wl_mideast_afp/mideastpalestinian_060421180523

Interim Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Says Syria And Iran Were Involved In Bombing

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060421/ap_on_re_mi_ea/israel_olmert

Turkey Strengthens Forces Against Kurds

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060421/ap_on_re_mi_ea/turkey_kurds

Israel Is Preparing to Reoccupy Parts of Gaza

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060421/ap_on_re_mi_ea/israel_gaza_reoccupation_1

New Hamas Security Chief Who is Israel's 2nd Most Wanted Terrorist, Vows To Fight Israel

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060421/wl_nm/mideast_militant_dc

Iran Shells Kurd Positions In Iraq

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060421/wl_nm/iraq_iran_shelling_dc

Iraqi Shi'ites Nominate Maliki for Prime Minister To Replace Ibrahim al-Jaafari

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060421/wl_nm/iraq_dc

Violence In Afghanistan Will Only Stop With Negotiation With Taliban Say The Taliban's Former Ambassador To Pakistan

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060421/ap_on_re_as/afghanistan

Hamas To Go Forward With Shadow Security Despite Presidents Veto

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060421/ap_on_re_mi_ea/israel_palestinians

Abbas Cancels Hamas Security-Force Plans

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060421/ap_on_re_mi_ea/palestinians_abbas

Thursday, April 20, 2006

John Kerry Is 'thinking hard' About Running Again For President

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060420/ts_nm/kerry_dc_1

Australia Warns Of Possible Terrorist Attacks On Westerners In Indonesia

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060420/wl_nm/security_australia_indonesia_dc

China denies industrial spying against Canada

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060420/wl_canada_nm/canada_china_canada_col

Japan Has Had 107 Alerts Because Of Suspected Chinese Spy Planes

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060420/ap_on_re_as/japan_china_spy_planes

China urges diplomatic solution to Iran

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060420/wl_mideast_afp/irannuclearpolitics_060420181153

Russia Wants to Lose References to Dollar

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060420/ap_on_re_eu/russia_respecting_the_ruble

Mexican 'Coyotes' Operate in Plain Sight

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060420/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/mexico_combating_smuggling_lh1

Feds Warn Of Crack Down On Companies Using Illegal Workers

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/immigration_raids

Minuteman Leader Pushes Border Fence With Mexico

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060420/ap_on_re_us/border_fence_minuteman

US military shift to the Pacific a 'hedge' against China: Pentagon

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060420/pl_afp/uschinamilitary_060420191208

US Says New Appointment Of Hamas Terrorist Wanted By Israel Shows The Hamas Governments True Colors

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060420/pl_afp/usmideastpalestinian_060420194841

Tamil Tigers Put Off Truce Talks Amid violence

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060420/wl_afp/srilankatamilunrest_060420162721

Lebanon asks US to push Israel to leave Shebaa

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060420/wl_nm/lebanon_usa_dc

Hamas To Appoint Top Terrorist To Sercurity Post

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060420/wl_nm/mideast_palestinians_dc

Pakistanis Say Terrorist Killed in Shootout Near Afghan Border

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060420/ap_on_re_as/pakistan_militant_killed

Palestinians Will Include Terrorists In Security Forces

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060420/ap_on_re_mi_ea/palestinians_security

Defense Rests in Moussaoui Sentence Trial

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/moussaoui

This Is Just Intresting

Mideast forms 'axis' against West

http://news.yahoo.com/s/csm/20060420/wl_csm/oaxis

Saudis Think About An Electric Fence On Iraqi Border

http://news.yahoo.com/s/csm/20060420/wl_csm/ofence

Centre-left leader Romano Prodi Will Take Power In Italy

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060420/wl_afp/italyvote_060420113417

Iraq Parliament Session Is Cancelled After PM Steps Down

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060420/ts_afp/iraq_060420131652

Arab funds to give Palestinians $50 million aid

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060420/wl_nm/mideast_funds_aid_dc

UN panel urges S.E. Asia to choke off terrorist funds

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060420/wl_nm/security_asia_dc

Bush Welcomes Chinese President To White House

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060420/ap_on_go_pr_wh/hu_visit

South Korea, Japan Rush To Avert Clash

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060420/ap_on_re_as/skorea_japan_island_dispute

Justices Reject Gitmo Detainees' Appeal

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060418/ap_on_go_su_co/scotus_guantanamo_detainees

U.S. Backs Israel, But Urges Caution

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060419/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/us_israel

Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari May Step Down

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/iraq

The U.S. May Task The IAEA to Pressure Iran

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060419/ap_on_re_eu/iran_nuclear

Kyrgyzstan's President Threatens to Expel US Troops

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060420/ap_on_re_eu/kyrgyzstan_us_base

Taliban Leader Warns Afghans Not To Work With The Government

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060420/wl_sthasia_afp/afghanistantalibanus

Pentagon releases Extensive List of Guantanamo Bay Detainees

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060420/wl_afp/usattacksguantanamodetainees_060420052302

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

More Countries Back Iran Sanctions

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060419/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iran_nuclear

Iraqi Parliament To Meet For Only Second Time

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060419/wl_afp/iraq_060419150207

Iraq Police Deny Report of Teachers Being Killed In Front Of Students

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/iraq_teachers_slain

Blair Says Hamas Must Denounce The 'wicked' Bombing In Tel Aviv

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060419/wl_uk_afp/mideastisraelblastpalestinianbritain

Palestinians Throw Stones at Israel Troops

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060419/ap_on_re_mi_ea/israel_west_bank_1

Muslim And Christian Relations Strain in Egypt

http://news.yahoo.com/s/csm/20060419/wl_csm/oalex

Bombing To Test Israel

http://news.yahoo.com/s/csm/20060418/ts_csm/oblast

Hamas Says It's Not Storing Weapons In Jordan

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060419/wl_nm/mideast_hamas_jordan_dc

Terrorists Behead Two Teachers While Forcing Students To Watch In Iraq

This is just sick and these people need to be eradicated
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060419/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_teachers_slain

Iraqi Prime Minister Says That Quitting Is 'Out of the Question'

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060419/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_politics

Saddam Signed The Death Sentence Of The Shiites'

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060419/ap_on_re_as/saddam_trial

Hamas Officials to Appeal Residency Ban

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060419/ap_on_re_mi_ea/hamas_israel

Iran Must Take 'Urgent' Steps Says Russia

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/iran_nuclear

White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan To Resign

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060419/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush_shakeup

The Saudis To Give Hamas $94.2 Million

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060418/wl_mideast_afp/mideastpalestinian_060418195509

British Officer Likens U.S. Generals To Movie Stars

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060419/wl_uk_afp/britainusiraqmilitary_060419001553

Iran with atomic weapons is "unacceptable" Says French President Jacques Chirac

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060419/wl_afp/franceegyptchirac_060419055223

World Powers In Moscow To Discuss Iran

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060419/wl_afp/irannuclearpolitics_060419015720

Jordan Accuses Hamas of Smuggling Weapons Into Kingdom

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060418/ap_on_re_mi_ea/jordan_hamas

Many In The Arab World Favor A Nuclear Iran

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060418/wl_nm/nuclear_iran_arabs_dc_1

The Civilian Militia In Venezuela Begins Training For Supposed U.S. Invasion

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060419/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/venezuela_arming_the_people

I Won't Quit Says Rumsfeld

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060418/pl_nm/iraq_usa_rumsfeld_dc

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

US warships threaten Venezuela Says Chavez

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060418/wl_nm/venezuela_usa_dc_1

Big Fighting In Baghdad

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060418/ts_nm/iraq_insurgents_dc_2

Pakistan Seals Western Border With Afghanistan

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060418/wl_nm/security_pakistan_dc

Russia Against Sanctions Regarding Iran

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/iran_nuclear

Bush Says 'All Options on the Table' Regarding Iran

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060418/ap_on_go_pr_wh/us_iran

Iran Issues More Idle Threats

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060418/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iran_army_day

Israel Decides To Hold Off On Strikes Against Hamas

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/israel_palestinians

Israel To Revoke The Jerusalem Residency Rights Of Four Hamas Lawmakers

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060418/ap_on_re_mi_ea/israel_hamas

Armed Factions demand Abbas apology For Condeming Attack

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060418/wl_mideast_afp/mideastisraelblast_060418191516

Monday, April 17, 2006

U.S. Condemns Tel Aviv Bombing

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060418/ap_on_go_pr_wh/us_israel_explosion

New 'Axis of Terror' Warns Israel

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060418/ap_on_re_mi_ea/un_israel_palestinians

Criticism Of Rumsfeld Biased

Over the last week, six generals have come out in open criticism of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. The media has jumped on this with all they got hoping it will bring down the Bush administration. It will only reinforce this administrations commitment to Rumsfeld, and show that Bush will not bend to the will of what Rush calls "the drive-by media" or the liberal pundits who spew hate of the military and anything American.
These People have only hate in which to influence their world view and those around them.
I'm sorry I can't blame my country for every wrong in the world as the Liberals would have me. I tend to think of my country in a virtuous manner, I happen to believe that our young men and women around the world that are bringing freedom to millions deserve and demand our respect and should get nothing less from the American people.
If these generals have such concerns over Rumsfeld or about the plans for Iraq, would it have far more helpful to say something at the time and not wait years?
Why is the Media in this country so reluctant to bring out the generals and those top military figures who support Rumsfeld and the plan? I believe it is because the media is afraid, they know there are many who support Rumsfeld and the plan. Why not give them a voice?

China, Russia Block Sanctions In The Sudan

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060417/ap_on_re_af/un_sudan_darfur

Somalia OKs U.S. Navy Patrols To Combat Pirates

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060418/ap_on_re_af/somalia_us_pirates

Are Russian-U.S. Relations Slipping?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/csm/20060417/wl_csm/ocoldwar

U.S. Backing Certain Somali Militants

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060409/ap_on_re_af/somalia_new_war_1

Israel Calls Actions By Arab Countries Are A "declarations of war"

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060417/wl_nm/mideast_un_debate_dc

Northern Ireland Given Ultimatum

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=2630&ncid=2630&e=9&u=/ap/20060406/ap_on_re_eu/northern_ireland_3

The Donaldson Murder Sparked IRA Emergency Meeting

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/politics/story/0,,1750227,00.html

Pakistani Security Forces Arrest Four Al-Qaeda Suspects

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060417/wl_asia_afp/pakistanafghanistan_060417184826

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Claims Tests of New Centrifuge

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060417/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iran_nuclear

100 Detained After Muslim-Christian Clashes In Egypt

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060417/ap_on_re_mi_ea/egypt_sectarian_violence

Comedy Central Caves To Muslims

http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewCulture.asp?Page=/Culture/archive/200604/CUL20060417b.html

Kalashnikov Says Iraq Is Proof That His Rifle Is The Best

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060417/od_nm/russia_kalashnikov_dc

Tensions Over Iran Causes Oil Prices To Settle Above $70 A Barrel

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/oil_prices

The U.S. Urges World Powers To Act Over Iran

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/nuclear_iran_us_dc

Rumsfeld Says 'This too will pass'

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060417/pl_nm/iraq_usa_rumsfeld_dc_1

U.S. Marines Repel Coordinated Attack By Sunni Terrorists

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060417/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq

Terrorist Are Recruiting so called "white muslims"

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060417/ap_on_re_eu/terror_recruiting_white_muslims_lh1

Rumsfeld to meet with military commentators on Iraq

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060417/pl_afp/usiraqmilitary_060417224123

Taliban Torch School In Afghanistan

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060417/wl_sthasia_afp/afghanistanattackseducation

Israel Launches Airstrikes In Retaliation For Bombing

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060417/ap_on_re_mi_ea/israel_airstrike

Hamas Government Justifies Tel Aviv Bombings

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060417/ap_on_re_mi_ea/israel_palestinians

Iraqi Interpreters Face Suspicion

http://news.yahoo.com/s/csm/20060417/ts_csm/oterps

Joshua Bolten, Bush's Chief Of Staff Signals He May Shake Things Up

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060417/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush_shake_up

Hamas Government Accuses Abbas Of Seeking It's Collapse

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060417/wl_afp/mideastpalestinianhamaspolitics_060417104529

Tel Aviv Suicide Bomber Identified As 21yr Old Member Of Islamic Jihad

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060417/ap_on_re_mi_ea/palestinians_bomber

A Palestinian Suicide Bomber Kills 8 In Tel Aviv

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060417/ap_on_re_mi_ea/israel_explosion

Al-Jaafari's Party Stands Behind Him

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060417/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq

Kidnapped Brother Of An Iraqi Sunni Leader Is Killed

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060417/wl_nm/iraq_dc

Experts Confirm Saddam's Signature On Document

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060417/ap_on_re_mi_ea/saddam_trial

Qatar Pledges $50M To Hamas Government

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060417/ap_on_re_mi_ea/qatar_palestinians

Acting Israeli Premier Lays Out Plan To Redraw Israeli Border

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060416/wl_mideast_afp/mideastisraelpolitics_060416194713

Former Joint Chiefs Chairman Says Rumsfled Didnt't Intimidate The Military

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060416/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/rumsfeld

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Afghans Take The Fight To The Taliban After Heavy Attacks

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060416/wl_nm/afghan_violence_dc_17

Generals' criticism of Rumsfeld 'inappropriate' says Ex top military brass

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060416/ts_alt_afp/usiraqmilitaryrumsfeldmyers

British Troops On "seek and destroy" In Afghanistan

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060416/ts_afp/afghanistanbritainmilitary_060416052825

Hundreds Of Iranians Sign Up For "martyrdom missions"

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060416/wl_nm/iran_bombers_dc_1
These people are out of their minds. They want to die and i believe we should grant them their wish.

Iran Is Reinforcing It's Atomic Sites

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060416/wl_nm/nuclear_iran_sites_dc_1

Iran To Give Hamas Government $50 Million

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060416/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iran_palestinians

Politicians Want Ahmadinejad Banned From World Cup

http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,2144,1970682,00.html

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams Says Party Will Not Force Protestants Into United Ireland

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060415/ap_on_re_eu/ireland_sinn_fein

Leader Of Hezbollah Says The U.S. Is Plotting Civil War In Lebanon

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060415/wl_mideast_afp/lebanonhezbollahuspolitics_060415111056

The Tamil Tigers Said they Will Pull Out Of Talks With Sri Lankan Goverment

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060415/india_nm/india244928_7

Blair Will Not Back Iran Strike

http://news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=577092006

Palestinian Terrorist Leaders Rally Behind Iran's Cause

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060415/wl_mideast_afp/mideastirannuclearpolitics

Israeli Veteran Statesman Says Ahmadinejad Will End Up Like Saddam

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060415/wl_nm/israel_iran_dc_2

Chinese Communist Party Chief Calls For Talks With Taiwan

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060416/wl_nm/china_taiwan_dc

Bush Pushes For His Tax Cuts To Be Permanent

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060415/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush

Saturday, April 15, 2006

The Arab League Ask Hamas To Adopt Peace Initiative

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060415/ts_afp/mideastpalestinianhamasarab_060415135021

Not All People In Iran Back President's Talk

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060415/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iran_ahmadinejad_s_ambition

Russians Pledge Aid To Hamas

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060415/ap_on_re_mi_ea/palestinians_hamas

Palestinian Police Make Serious Demands

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060415/ap_on_re_mi_ea/israel_palestinians

Anti-Japanese Activism Turned Down By China

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060415/ap_on_re_as/china_japan_protests

Moussaoui Desires More Death For America

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060414/pl_afp/usattackstrial_060414135542

2 Dead And 22 Wounded In Fighting In Western Iraq

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060415/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq

Afghan Security Forces Hit Taliban Hideout And Kill 41

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060415/ap_on_re_as/afghan_fighting

Iran Dismisses Condi's Call For Strong UN Action

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/nuclear_iran_usa_dc

Shoe-Bomber Will Not Testify At Moussaoui Trail

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/moussaoui_reid

The US Will Push For Targeted Sanctions And Asset Freeze Regarding Iran

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060414/ts_nm/nuclear_iran_usa_plans_dc_2

Armed Factions In Gaza Seizing Land

http://news.yahoo.com/s/csm/20060414/ts_csm/ocamps

370 Rebels And Some 30 Soldiers Killed In Chad Fighting

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060414/ts_afp/chadunrestsudandarfurminister_060414143306

Fears Over China Drive Arms Projects

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060415/wl_nm/china_usa_arms_dc

Friday, April 14, 2006

In Afghanistan The US Buys Back Stolen Data

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/afghan_us_stolen_intelligence

Senior Libyan Official Calls The US "damned" For 1986 Air Strikes

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060413/wl_mideast_afp/libyausanniversary_060413180849

Professor To Be Deported In Terror Case

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060414/ap_on_go_ot/attacks_professor

Calls For Resignation Are Shruged Off By Rumsfeld

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060414/ap_on_go_pr_wh/egypt_rumsfeld

The Palestinian Authority To Keep Office In D.C.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060414/ap_on_go_pr_wh/us_palestinians

Japan Court Rejects Withdrawl Of Troops From Iraq

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060414/wl_asia_afp/japaniraqmilitaryjustice_060414103919

Embassy Being Built In Iraq To Be The US's Largest

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060414/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_new_embassy

Russia To Host New Talks With Iran

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060414/ap_on_re_mi_ea/russia_iran_2

Iranian Commander Warns The U.S. Against Any Military Strike

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060414/wl_mideast_afp/irannuclearpoliticsus_060414175203

Rumsfeld Gets Show Of Support From Bush

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060414/ap_on_go_pr_wh/rumsfeld_generals_14

Iran Boasts That The U.S. Is A 'decaying power'

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060414/ts_afp/irannuclearpolitics_060414133805

Hamas PM Says Attempts At Isolation Will Fail

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060414/wl_mideast_afp/mideastpalestinian_060414160830

Israel May Send Troops Into Gaza

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060414/wl_mideast_afp/mideastunrestgaza_060414160254

Iranian President Says Israel Is "heading toward annihilation"

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/iran_israel

U.S. Bans all Money From Going to Palestinian Gov't

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060414/ap_on_re_mi_ea/hamas_us

Hatred Of America Is Detailed By Moussaoui

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060414/ap_on_re_us/moussaoui_72

air attack on Afghan Militants

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060414/ts_nm/afghan_violence_dc

Thursday, April 13, 2006

U.S. And Iraqi Troops Double Patrols To Cut Violence In Baghdad

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060413/pl_afp/iraqussecurity_060413154307

Rebel Assault Defeated In Chad

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060413/ap_on_re_af/chad_rebels

Al-Qaida Terrorist Responsible For Kenya Embassy Bombing Killed In Pakistan

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060413/ap_on_re_as/pakistan_militant_attack

Moussaoui Takes The Stand

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060413/ap_on_re_us/moussaoui

No Concessions Concerning Talks With U.N. Says Iran

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060413/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iran_nuclear

Palestinian Gunman Take PM's Office

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4906884.stm

Wanted Al Qaeda Terrorist may be among 7 killed in Pakistan Military Attack

http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=worldNews&storyid=2006-04-13T104023Z_01_ISL204786_RTRUKOC_0_US-PAKISTAN-MILITANTS.xml

The US Military Says It Killed An Al Qaeda 'ambassador' In Iraq

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060413/pl_afp/iraqusqaeda_060413143606

U.S. And Japan Discuss Troop Redeployment

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060413/pl_afp/japanusmilitarypolitics_060413074022

Saddam Trial Brings A Chance For Revenge For The Kurds

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060413/wl_nm/iraq_anfal_dc

N. Korea Boasts That It Will Bolster Nukes

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060413/ap_on_re_as/koreas_nuclear

Iran Declares Itself a Nuclear Power

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060413/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iran_nuclear

US Pushes For UN Sanctions In Sudan

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060412/pl_afp/unsudandarfurus389_060412184832

Karl Rove: Iran leader is not rational

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060412/pl_nm/nuclear_iran_rove_dc

The White House denies report regarding Iraq's WMD's

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060412/pl_nm/iraq_usa_labs_dc

Palestinians Starting To Feel Economic Pinch

http://news.yahoo.com/s/csm/20060412/ts_csm/opinch

North Korea boycotts nuclear talks

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060413/wl_nm/korea_north_dc

UN council to wait-and-see on Iran

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060412/wl_nm/nuclear_iran_un_dc

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Experts Say Iran's Boast May Mean Little

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060412/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iran_how_far_along

Top Al-Qaida Leader Backs Iraqi Insurgents

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060413/ap_on_re_mi_ea/al_qaida_zawahri_tape

Illegals Protesting Is Just Wrong

Over the last couple weeks thousands and thousands of illegal and legal citizens have protested in response to immigration reform. At first when these protests started you could see many Mexican flags waving, but somebody must have got the word out that Americans were not very happy with that, I was livid. Now all you see pretty much are American flags, to be honest that upsets me even more.
Why should we reward some 11 million people for breaking our laws? Does anyone not understand that they are illegal for a reason.
Now I am all for immigration, but through legal means, just like everyone else.
We should not be giving illegals access to schools and hospitals, that is only costing us in the long run, they are not paying the taxes that help pay for it. Now if it a serious emergency than yes of course treat them, but most go to the hospital for every little problem and we cannot afford it.
We need to build a massive wall along the border of Mexico and man it with troops. We need to not give welfare or most social services to illegals or immigrants, true Americans should be taken care of first.
The thing that upsets me the most, is that most can't even speak English, I should be able to go to a store in my country and not have to strain to understand those who are speaking.
This is our country and we need to stand up and fight for it or the illegals will take it over. With the Democrats pandering to them it may not be far off and that is very scary. What right do the illegals in the country have to protest anything they are not even citizens.

Bush team wins on power to detain, for now

http://news.yahoo.com/s/csm/20060404/ts_csm/apadilla

Rice: Time for "strong steps" over Iran

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060412/pl_nm/nuclear_iran_usa_dc

U.S. Aircraft Carriers Head to Caribbean

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060411/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/carrier_deployment_2

Iran nuclear claim 'step in the wrong direction': Russia

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060412/wl_mideast_afp/irannuclearpoliticsrussia

Israel wary of Iran's atomic progress

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060412/wl_nm/nuclear_iran_israel_dc

Iraqi: Death Squads Not Linked to Gov't

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060412/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_death_squads

Iran Vows to Expand Uranium Enrichment

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060412/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iran_nuclear

Rumsfeld Rebuts Critics, Backs Iraq Policy

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060412/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/us_iraq_8

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Iran Insists Enrichment Goal Is Peaceful

I don't believe Iran for a second.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060412/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iran_nuclear

UN to limit contacts with Palestinian govt

http://today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=topNews&storyID=2006-04-11T153424Z_01_L11328418_RTRUKOC_0_US-MIDEAST.xml&archived=False

Israel vows to intensify Gaza bombardments

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060411/wl_mideast_afp/mideastunrestgaza_060411145609

US-led forces must stay 3-5 more years: Iraqi general

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060411/wl_mideast_afp/iraqusmilitary_060411084644

Iran nuclear steps in wrong direction: White House

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060411/pl_nm/bush_iran_dc_2

Iran Will 'Soon Join' World Nuclear Technology Club: Ahmadinejad

Iran for the first time has enriched uranium, it has announced Tuesday, causing more concern as it rolls forward with its suspected nuclear weapons program.
On March 29, the UN Security Council called on Iran to suspend uranium enrichment program to provide a guarantee that its nuclear program is peaceful, with
International Atomic Energy Agency chief Mohamed ElBaradei asked to report on Iranian compliance after 30 days. This announcement comes only 15 days after that, which shows that Iran does not care what the international community thinks, a big mistake on there part.
"Iran has put into operation the first unit of 164 centrifuges, has injected (uranium) gas and has reached industrial production," said former Iranian President Hashemi. "We should expand the work of these machines to achieve a full industrial line. We need dozens of these units (sets of 164 centrifuges) to achieve a uranium enrichment facility," he said.
The comments by the Iranian officials came as the head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency, Mohammed ElBaradei, was set to visit Tehran this week for talks on the nuclear program.
"Iran will soon join the club of countries that have nuclear technology," said Iran's nut-job President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad . "The equation will change in favor of the Iranian people," Ahmadinejad said.
The international community has pursued every option peacefully and Iran has more or less given us the finger. Ahmadinejad apparently does not value the lives of his people or the will of the world.
With the new talk of a possible strike against Iran, they better start to realize that we will act and we will not allow them to have a nuclear weapon, which I have no doubt they would hand , over to terrorists and that we can not allow under any circumstances.

Army surpassing year's retention goal by 15%

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2006-04-09-army-re-enlistments_x.htm?csp=34

Army Meets Recruiting Goals for March

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060410/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/military_recruiting

Iran won't back down 'one iota': Ahmadinejad

Something needs to be done.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060411/pl_afp/irannuclearpolitics_060411045607

Iran Dismisses Reports of U.S. Plans

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060410/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iran_nuclear

Monday, April 10, 2006

U.S. Rejects Idea That Iraq Near Civil War

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060410/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/us_iraq

Israeli Moves 'a declaration of war'

Very intresting.
http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,18780331%255E1702,00.html

Iraq's WMD's Secreted In Syria, Sada Says

How come knowone is talking about this? Michael Savage had him on his show to interview him, that's all I have heard.
http://www.nysun.com/article/26514

Israel Suspends Security Ties With Palestinians

This is good news.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060410/wl_nm/mideast_dc

EU Reviews Possible Iran Sanctions

This is exactly what I want to see.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060410/wl_nm/eu_iran_measures_dc_1

Bush Calls Iran Talk 'Wild Speculation'

Whatever it takes to get the job done I guess, but that plan still needs to stay on the table.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060410/ap_on_go_pr_wh/us_iran_13

EU Foreign Ministers Endorse Aid Freeze


Monday in Luxembourg the European Union foreign ministers endorsed a freeze of EU aid to the Hamas-led government. The Palestinian PM Ismail Haniyeh, has said that his country will not back down to what he calls "blackmail".
"There will be no aid to (Hamas) government organizations, but we will maintain humanitarian aid," said Dutch Foreign Minister Ben Bot . "The Palestinian people have opted for this government, so they will have to bear the consequences."
"It is right we attach consequences to the fact the Palestinian government is not responding to our expectations," said German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
If Hamas truly want to helps it people and become legitiment in the eyes of the world it will do what it needs to do and renounce violence and recognize Israel.
The United States, Canada and Norway have also cut off payments. The cut in foreign aid comes on top of the decision by Israel to withhold some $50 million a month in tax revenues it collects on behalf of the Palestinians.
The only realistic option they have is to comply, but when they do we must watch them closely. Hamas will still want to destroy Israel and will still use violence, but they will be very careful about how they go about it, not trying to incite the world and the wrath of Israel.

Iran nuke strike 'nuts', says UK

The British are our friends, but we don't always have to do what our friends want.
http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,18773804%255E663,00.html

U.S. Spokesman Blames Al-Zarqawi Group

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060410/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_al_zarqawi_1

US Military Denies It Hyped Up Zarqawi Threat

If he is blowing up bombs and killing our soldiers than he is our enemy, no matter what the papers say.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060410/ts_nm/iraq_zarqawi_denial_dc_1

Iraqi Troops Start Rolling Out In Ramadi

This is what I like to see.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060410/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_rolling_on

Israeli Panel Advises Cutting Hamas Ties

This is a very good thing.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060410/ap_on_re_mi_ea/israel_palestinians

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Venezuela's Chavez Threatens To Boot US Envoy

If this guy doesn't shut his mouth soon, he will be getting his people in alot of trouble.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060409/pl_afp/venezuelaus_060409213414

Mubarak Questions Loyalty Of Iraq Shiites

Maybe it is better if they just duke it out over there.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060410/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_arab_worries

U.S. Tries To Dampen Talk Of Iran Strike

It never stops lol.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060410/ap_on_go_pr_wh/us_iran

Iran Says US Military Strikes 'psychological warfare'

It gets more intense.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060409/ts_afp/irannuclearpoliticsus_060409084236

US Steps Up Plans For Possible Iran Attack: Report

Very interesting news.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060409/ts_nm/iran_hersh_dc_2

EU To Stand Firm On Palestinian Aid Suspension

Another story to go with that last one.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060409/ts_afp/eumideastpalestiniansaidbelarus_060409032228

Palestinian PM Defiant Despite Aid Cuts

Here is another story I've been following.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060409/ap_on_re_mi_ea/palestinians_aid

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Israeli Strike Kills 8 Terrorists In Gaza

Sorry on the weekends I usually do not have the time to post or write anything because of work, but I saw this story and it caught my eye.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060409/ap_on_re_mi_ea/israel_palestinians

Friday, April 07, 2006

EU Suspends Aid To Hamas

Bad gets to worse for newly elected Hamas as the European Union announced the halting of all direct funding to the Palestinian Authority, substantially increasing the pressure put on the terrorist group to renounce violence and recognize the state of Israel.
"For the time being the are no payments to or through the Palestinian Authority," said Emma Udwin, a spokeswoman for EU External Relations Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner.
The European Commission, which has confirmed the suspension, said it does expect the EU foreign ministers to discuss what to do next when meetings take place next Monday in Luxembourg.
"We will not accept such a blackmail," said Hamas government spokesman Ghazi Hamad. "Hamas was elected democratically and the Palestinian people are punished for their choice."
The Palestine people will only suffer because their leadership will not act. It has been said repeatedly what Hamas must do, recognize the right of Israel to exist, renounce violence and commit itself to the peace process, all of which are not unreasonable request.
The European Union, which is the biggest donor to the Palestinian Authority, with member states and the European Commission putting aside around 500 million euros a year since 2003.
All of this means that Hamas better take the EU seriously if it wants to deal in the real world and actually make a better future for it's people.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Hamas Government Broke


The new Hamas government of Palestine, which won sweeping elections in January is broke and missed the monthly pay date for tens of thousands of public workers, Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said Wednesday.
With the serious lack of money and foreign aid coming in, Hamas may have to think twice about it's hardline positions on the state of Israel. Hamas had been depending on aid coming from other Arab countries, but with that less likely to happen, Hamas may have to look to the U.S and Israel, which would force them to act.
The United States as well as Israel do consider Hamas a terrorist organization. Hamas is still committed in its charter to the Jewish State's destruction and they refuse to renounce violence in any way.
As part of a series of measures designed to put the squeeze on Hamas, Israel has frozen its payment of customs duties, worth around 50 million dollars a month, which it collected on behalf of the Palestinian Authority.
I have a hard time believing that any concession that Hamas makes will be truthful, they will only do so to get money. They hate Israel and the West and we must proceed in that fashion.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Questions About New Iranian Weapons


Iran has over the last week unveiled with great fanfare a series of sophisticated and what they call "homegrown" weapons aimed to intimidate the west. Now there are claims that these weapons may have been supplied by others.
Tuesday experts said the believe that much of the technology came from Russia and that the high-speed torpedoes tested by Iran this week were likely Russian-built weapons that may have been acquired from from China or Kyrgyzston. They also questioned Iran's claims about all of the weapons capabilities.
They weapons they tested have impressive claims including:

- A missile, the Fajr-3, that is invisible to radar and able to strike several targets with multiple warheads.

- A high-speed torpedo, the Hoot, able to move at some 223 mph, up to four times faster than a normal torpedo, and fired by ships cloaked to radar.

- A surface-to-sea missile, the Kowsar, with remote-control and searching systems that cannot be scrambled.

- A "super-modern flying boat", undetectable by radar and able to launch missiles with precise targeting while skimming the surface of the water at a top speed of 100 nautical mph.

There are some questions over the Iran's claims. In Washington, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whiteman said "the Iranians have been known to boast and exaggerate" their weapons capabilities.
"The question here is, what radar did they test their own weapons against? If it's the radar they've been using for all these years, then that's not saying 100 percent that these things are undetectable," said Meir Javedanfar, an Iranian-born, Israel-based analyst.
The Hoot torpedo closely resembles the Russian-made VA-111 Shkval, the world's fastest known underwater missile, developed in 1995, said Ruslan Pukhov of Moscow's Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies.
Pukhov said that the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan once had a Soviet torpedo testing center on the mountain lake of Issyk-Kul. And he said that in the turmoil that followed the Soviet breakup, Kyrgyz authorities sold Shkvals to the Chinese, who is a major importer of Iranian oil.
All these weapons, no matter if they were supplied by another country or "homegrown" as Iran claims are meant to deter action over the nuclear enrichment activities that Iran has refused to shutdown. If these weapons were supplied by others we do need to find that information out, we need to know who are enemies are so that we may be able to confront them.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Saddam Faces New Charges

On Tuesday while still on trail for the killing of 140 Shiites in a town north of Baghdad, ousted dictator Saddam Hussein found out that he would also be facing new charges of genocide against the Kurds in the 1980s.
Saddam who has tried to make a mockery and a circus of this court will be joined by his cousin Ali hassan al-Majeed, known as "chemical Ali" for his roles in the poison gas attack against the village of Halabja in 1988 that cost the lives of some 5,000 civilians.
"We declare the investigations are completed in the case called the Anfal campaign in which thousands of women, children and men were killed. The accused are being transferred to the criminal court," said Raid Jouhi, court spokesman.
"They will be tried according to the Iraqi law for charges of genocide and crimes against humanity."
This new case involves Saddams role in Operation Anfal, a three-phase move against the Kurds in the north of Iraq. Anfal included the March 16 gas attack on the village of Halabja in which 5,000 died, including women and children and 10,000 became blinded, maimed, disfigured of debilitated by the chemical attacks.
In December, a Dutch court sentenced chemicals merchant Frans van Anraat to 15 years in prison for selling Saddam's regime the chemicals used in the gas attacks. The ruling concluded that the attacks constituted genocide. One document was a government decree said to have been signed by Saddam on June 20, 1987, ordering "special artillery bombs to kill as many people as possible" in the Kurdish area. Special artillery, Dutch prosecutors said, meant chemical weapons.
"Chemical Ali" was heard in an April 21, 1988, audio clip ordering that people caught in Kurdish areas "have to be destroyed ... Must have their heads shot off." In another radio fragment, he said: "I will attack them with chemical weapons and kill them all."

Monday, April 03, 2006

Iran Try's To Intimidate The West


Intimidation can be a powerful tool as Iran is trying to prove, but they better think twice about who they try and bully.
As of last Friday the Iranian military along with the the police force have been conducting massive exercise or what they call the ' Great Prophet ' war games.
They have already test-fired a missile that can avoid radar and now have tested a new torpedo. Iran claims its new torpedo dubbed the "whale" or "Hoot", can travel at 360km/h, evade radar, aswell as destroy large ships and submarines.
" It has a very powerful warhead designed to hit big submarines," Iranian General Ali Fadavi said. "Even if enemy warship sensors identify the missile, no warships can escape from this missile because of its high speed."
Iran also plans on testing more missiles during the war games and said it would test a "powerful" new torpedo later Monday, that was developed by its elite Revolutionary Guards.
General Mohammad Hejazi, the head of Iran's Islamist militia, the Basij, stated on state television, " if the region is not to be safe, the ones responsible for it will pay a high price... The enemies must know they should not be playing with fire."
It is quite clear that Iran is trying to accomplish what Hitler and Germany did in the 30's to France and England. Iran needs to understand that we will not appease them and give in little by little, we will fight them and we will win.
If you need any more clues to the intentions of Iran look at the statement from Rear Admiral Mohammad Ebrahim Dehqani and it will tell you all you need to know. " One of the messages of the war games for the enemies is that if they slightly violate the Islamic republic's interest in the Persian Gulf, we will firmly confront them."