Saturday, January 31, 2009

Spain caves into Israel, says it will amend war crimes law so that it does not apply to Israelis

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"I was just told by the Spanish foreign minister that Spain decided to change the legislation," Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni told journalists after a telephone conversation with her Spanish counterpart Miguel Angel Moratinos.

"In order to change the possibility of different organisations, political organisations, to abuse the legal system in Spain in order to put charges against Israelis and others that are fighting terror."


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(The Israelis must have blackmail material on leaders throughout the world, besides our congress and American leaders.

Dropping white phosphorus on kids is fighting terror? Killing over 400 children is fighting terror? )



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Abu Greed: How Reagan-Bush created a debtor’s prison without walls

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Fast-forward 100 years: US citizens post-Reagan-Bush?In 1987, Ronald Reagan’s government decreed that consumers—you and I—would no longer be able to deduct the usurious interest rates on consumer loans and credit cards of all sorts. (And we really didn’t even know, then, what usurious was.)

No interest would be deductible except that on home equity loans. Needless to say, we all went scampering off to our friendly banker to turn our consumer debt into liens on our homes.



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Groups review Gaza conflict for war crimes

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Now that Israeli forces have left the Gaza Strip and fighting has largely ended, human-rights organizations are combing the detritus of war, surveying the extensive destruction, interviewing shell-shocked victims and building cases of war crimes against both combatant parties.

While Israel is not a signatory to the Rome Statute and, therefore, is not subject to the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court, nearly all European courts have claimed authority to investigate and prosecute war crimes of other countries.

It was a Spanish magistrate who prosecuted the case of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet and, just Friday, another Spanish court announced it was investigating several Israeli officials for their alleged role in a 2002 military assault on Gaza.



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(Are you getting just a little bit worried, George Bush and Dick Cheney? These are the same courts that can take up your crimes against humanity even though the US is also not a signatory to the International Criminal Court.)



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Friday, January 30, 2009

Bush, Cheney were lawbreakers

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What do we as Americans teach our children, our grandchildren? Well, the lesson of the day is crime pays. Yes, crime definitely pays, 100 percent.

If George W. Bush and Dick Cheney walk free into society, then two law breakers are Scot-free.

I believe they stand to reap some large and probably secret profits down the line. I hope someone monitors this. I'd expect it wouldn't be out of the question that they will receive quiet bonuses from war and oil related concerns.
What crimes you ask? Rather than list a litany of their crimes, I'll just mention illegal wiretapping on everyday American citizens, murder of uncharged detainees, and war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Can you think of any other crimes? These alone should have these characters in front of a judge sooner than later.

But I'm sure they will walk free and the worst thing they will have done in the last eight years is to teach our children that crime pays, and pays well even. And possibly the worst lesson we teach our children is that we'd rather watch TV and shop than pursue these losers and preserve the rule of law and justice.



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Karl Rove Calls Congress Out

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"Up yours, Congress!"




Say what you will about the one time deputy chief of staff and architect of George W Bush’s political career, but as coach use to say, the man is not lacking in testicular fortitude. Karl Rove I wager, sports a large and shiny pair to be sure.

In response to a subpoena issued by the congress of the United States, he replied with the legal equivalent of “your not the boss of me”and declared on FOX, he will not even bother to show up.

It’s a bold call out, and the ramifications are beyond the committee’s desire to learn what motivated the dismissal of U.S. Attorneys a couple years back.



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Bush shoe attack spawns artwork

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A sculpture of an enormous bronze-coloured shoe has been erected in Iraq to honour the journalist who threw his shoes at ex-US President George W Bush.



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Senate Approves Children’s Health Bill

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The Senate passed a bill on Thursday to provide health insurance to more than four million uninsured children, as a newly empowered Democratic majority brushed aside Republican objections.

The vote was 66 to 32, with nine Republicans joining Democrats to support the bill.


President George W. Bush twice vetoed similar legislation.


But President Obama is eager to sign the bill as a step toward providing insurance for all children and eventually all Americans.



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US army suicides hit record high

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The rate of suicides among soldiers in the US army has risen to a record level for the second year in a row.



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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Obama’s First Act: Taxpayer Money To Fund Abortions Of Black Babies (in Africa)

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Fresh from his complete disregard of Israel’s barbarian bombardment of Gaza, an onslaught that has killed around 400 children, Obama will ensure that potentially millions more never even get the chance of life in the first place.



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Senator Warns White House Will 'Create Crisis' and 'Panic' to Push Stimulus

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Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., criticizes mainstream media for not reporting loads of pork in proposed legislation.

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"And I know this because it's exactly what we Republicans did to push all the programs for George Bush."



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Officials: Firm knew about salmonella, shipped anyway

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Operators of the Georgia peanut-processing plant at the center of a nationwide salmonella outbreak knew of bacteria at the facility as early as 2007, but continued to ship their peanut butter and paste to dozens of companies, federal health officials said yesterday.



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Israel planned Gaza attack nearly one year ago, says academic

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Finkelstein dismissed claims that Hamas was responsible for the onslaught, saying that there was no evidence that supported the "misconceptions".

"There is no evidence in my opinion to support this claim. The records show very clearly that, as Israeli newspapers themselves reported, the attack on Gaza had been planned as early as March 2007," said Finkelstein, ahead of two lectures he is delivering in Manama on "the real motives behind Israel's massacre in Gaza" and on the power of the Israeli lobby in the US.



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Israeli army trained in Gaza mock-up


The Israeli army spent 18 months training for its ground attack against Gaza on a model of the main city built at a desert army base, a military spokesman said.



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Halliburton offers to pay $559M bribery settlement

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Halliburton, a defense contractor and oil-service company once headed by former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, said it is willing pay a $559 million settlement to end to a bribery investigation under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

If the settlement is approved by the U.S. government, Halliburton will pay $382 million to the Justice Department and $177 million in "disgorgement" to the Securities and Exchange Commission.


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(So what else are they hiding that they don’t want this investigation to continue? Would Dick Cheney be put in a bad light if more is discovered?)



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Rove Subpoenaed on U.S. Attorneys

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The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee subpoenaed Karl Rove, a former top White House aide, to testify about the Bush administration’s firing of United States attorneys and prosecution of a former Democratic governor.

The subpoena, by Representative John Conyers Jr., Democrat of Michigan, continues a long-running legal battle and directs Mr. Rove to appear for a deposition next Monday.

Mr. Rove previously refused to appear before the panel, arguing that former presidential advisers cannot be compelled to testify before Congress.


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"You dodoes don't understand. If I worked for George Bush who was above the law, than I am above the law too. Wipe your butts with the subpoenas!" - Bush's Brain and Turd Blossom



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Israeli army censures officer over "no mercy" call

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The Israeli military said on Wednesday it had reprimanded an officer behind the distribution of a booklet during the Gaza war that advised soldiers against showing any mercy to enemies.

An Israeli rights group, Yesh Din, called on Monday for the dismissal of the chief military rabbi, Brigadier-General Avichai Rontzki, saying he had authorised the booklet, written by a civilian rabbi who advocates Jewish settlement in the West Bank.

But the military, in a statement, said Rontzki had not seen the booklet before its distribution and had not approved it.



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Gaza family says Israeli troops killed children waving white headscarves

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More than 70 members of his family crowded into one apartment for days. On Jan. 7, Abed Rabbo said, the shelling intensified, and they heard an Israeli soldier calling for people to come out of their homes.

Abed Rabbo said he gathered his wife, their three daughters and his mother, Souad. Souad Abed Rabbo said that she tied a white robe around a mop handle and two of her granddaughters waved white headscarves as they walked outside.

When they opened the door, they saw an Israeli tank parked in their garden about 10 yards away.

"We were waiting for them to give us an order," Khaled said last week as he stood in the ruins of his home. "Then one came out of the tank and started to shoot."

Souad Abed Rabbo said she was shot as she pushed her son back inside and her granddaughters fell on the stairs. When the shooting was over, she said, 2-year-old Amal and 7-year-old Souad were dead.




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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Obama 'accessory' to war crimes if no prosecution

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A few weeks ago, George Washington University Constitutional Law professor Jonathan Turley, while appearing on MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann, essentially said that the Obama administration would "own" any war crimes -- such as the reported waterboarding of 9/11 suspect Khalid Sheikh Mohammed -- if it chose to look the other way.

On Monday's show Turley went a little further and suggested that if Obama impedes investigations or prosecution that he wouldn't just be an "apologist," but also an "accessory."



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California prepares to stop paying bills

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The state of California has run out of money.

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(Wanna call us "Economic Girlie Men" again, Arnold?

Think that will make the problems go away?

We were right.

You were wrong.

Deal with it. - WRH)



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Should Bush and Rumsfeld be prosecuted for torture as the UN suggests?

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Yes

No



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Rumsfeld to stand trial for war crimes?

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A UN official says there is enough evidence that former US defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld could be brought to justice for war crimes.

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture Manfred Nowak in an interview on Monday told CNN that the international body had enough evidence to prosecute Rumsfeld for his direct authorization of tortures at US detention centers in 2002.


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(Actually, the UN Official stated quite clearly that there was evidence to charge both Rumsfeld and Bush, but from this article it looks like Rumsfeld is the designated scapegoat. - WRH)



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America is a Jewish Colony:

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Update on Olmert’s bragging about his humiliation of Bush and America.



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Will the French Indict Cheney?

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Yet another sordid chapter in the murky annals of Halliburton might well lead to the indictment of Dick Cheney by a French court on charges of bribery, money-laundering and misuse of corporate assets.



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CBS 60 Minutes Exposing Israeli Apartheid

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The BBC’s pact with Israel

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Many people have been shocked and bewildered by the BBC’s refusal to broadcast a national humanitarian appeal for Gaza on behalf of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), an umbrella organization for 13 humanitarian aid agencies.

However, the decision by the BBC’s director-general, Mark Thompson, not to broadcast the appeal should have come as no surprise. In fact, media observers have been witnessing a steady tilt by the corporation towards Israel since the turn of the millennium.



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OBAMA & CONGRESS BLAST CITI OVER JET

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High-flying Citigroup executives, trying desperately to hang on to their new, $50 million luxury jet, took heavy flak yesterday from the White House and Congress after The Post revealed how the beleaguerred bank is blowing taxpayers' rescue funds.



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Monday, January 26, 2009

Is the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) continuing to act as broadcasting arm of the Israeli government ?

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Only days after sabotaging a national disaster appeal for Gaza, the BBC just published this "news" report :

Israeli PM in war crimes pledge

Any Israeli soldiers accused of war crimes in the Gaza Strip will be given state protection from prosecution overseas, the country's PM has said.

Ehud Olmert said troops should know Israel would keep them safe after they acted to protect their country.


The above statement would have come straight from the Israeli government .. and there is no attempt to question or balance the statement. What does "Israeli State Protection" mean if someone is charged in a European country ? Does it mean the Israeli army will mount an invasion and snatch operation ? Or are Israelis globally protected from prosecution world-wide by some secret "agreement" ?

Or is this an ultimate statement that Israeli government orders are the top law of the globe which all have to follow ?



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Israeli Professor - 'We Could Destroy All European Capitals'

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"Our armed forces are not the thirtieth strongest in the world, but rather the second or third. We have the capability to take the world down with us. And I can assure you that that this will happen before Israel goes under."



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Bush's Warrantless Spying Program Cast Far Wider Net Than Previously Thought; Media, Journalists and Bloggers Targeted

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The program was far more extensive than previously thought, gathering data on all Americans' electronic communications -- and specifically targeting news organizations, journalists and...


... bloggers.



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Has Israel committed crimes against humanity? You decide.

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Israel Screwed Itself Over with Its Gaza Assault; the World Sees It as a 'Blood-Stained Monster'

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The Israeli author warns that his country has made a tragic mistake:

"This war is a crime against ourselves .. a crime against the State of Israel."



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Republicans Want More Welfare For The Rich In Obama’s Stimulus – Less Help For The People

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By Chimpplanet

Republicans have taken issue with the large chunk of funding in the stimulus package — some $300 billion all told — that will go to shore up the budgets of states.

That figure includes billions in state aid to education and such controversial pieces as millions in spending for family-planning initiatives.


It all goes back to politics and taking care of the large corporations. The Republicans don’t want Obama to be successful by pleasing middle class America. They want to continue spending the taxpayers’ dollars to give to banks, Wall Street, war profiteers and Israel.

Our basic American institutions have suffered tremendously under eight years of George Bush with cuts in education and the US infrastructure so they can continue in their wars that make large profits for oil companies, war machinery companies and the Bush family in general. Our population has no jobs, no medical care, low education and many are homeless so the Republicans want to give more free money to banks so they can pay bonuses to their sales people and CEOs.

Congress should concentrate on rebuilding America by creating jobs, by not allowing companies to operate in the US if their headquarters are not in the US.

You know how it’s claimed that when a poor person goes on welfare they stay on it forever? Well, the same is true for corporate welfare. Once the banks, Wall Street and bankrupt corporations get that free money, they will continue to expect this handout forever.

If we could read their minds, these Republicans would say, “Why give this money to the states since they will only waste it on employee salaries, education, roads, medical care and feeding of the poor.

We can better use this money in trying to find WMDs in Iraq and in trying to find Osama bin Laden and keeping Guantanamo open.

Also in helping the poor Israelis defend themselves from those highly armed Palestinians and to keep the Israeli nukes in good shape and to keep their lobby in Washington strong.

We also want the rich to continue their lavish lifestyles by giving them large tax breaks so they can dine and shop as they are accustomed.”



More PLANET OF THE CHIMPS here

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Sunday, January 25, 2009

BBC was not worried about "impartiality" when Israel was not involved

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BBC left isolated as rival channels back aid appeal



BBC ran a DEC appeal for the Congo in 2008

BBC ran a DEC appeal for Sudan in 2004

BBC ran a DEC appeal for Kosovo in 1999

BBC ran a DEC appeal for Rwanda in 1994

BBC ran a DEC appeal for 'Former Yugoslavia' in 1994

Approval Won for New Homeland Security Headquarters

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The federal government has gained approval to build a new headquarters for the Department of Homeland Security in the nation's capital

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(When I read this headline, I thought maybe this would be the good way of using Guantanamo. Too bad. They could even wear those orange coveralls, which I'm sure there's a large supply of.)



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Obama's New Plans For Guantanamo

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Sign on the Back of a Septic Tank Truck:

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'Caution - This Truck is full of Political Promises'



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U.S. Nuclear Weapons Being “Guarded” by Israel

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American supporters of Israel were delighted to learn that an Israeli company, Magal Security Systems—owned in part by the government of Israel—is in charge of security for the most sensitive nuclear power and weapons storage facilities in the United States.

The largest perimeter security company in the world, Magal started out as a division of Israeli Aircraft Industries (IAI)—which was owned in part by the government of Israel. In recent years, however, Magal evolved into a publicly-traded company, although IAI (and thus the government of Israel) still holds a substantial share in the highly successful firm.



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(Our nuclear weapons under indirect control of Israel. The NSA illegal wiretap of all Americans' phone calls under indirect control of Israel. I guess they are right when they say, "Israel controls America.")



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The Israel Americans Don't Know

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Israel has become a 'Super Terrorist' state, because Zionists like Zakheim have fed Israel, and it's puppets, vast amounts of US weapons. Israel uses US military hardware to terrorize the Palestinians and all its neighbors, and puts us at risk of WW3.

If Israel simply pulled out of Gaza, West Bank and East Jerusalem, there would be Mid-East peace. You would see gas at $1.25 a gallon, and Social Security and Medicare would be solvent for another 50 years.

There wouldn't be 40,000 dead and maimed US soldiers in Iraq, either.



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More PLANET OF THE CHIMPS here

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Closing Gitmo just the beginning

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Obama's next step in returning America to its senses should be ending use of the propaganda terms, "terrorism," and "war on terror."

Rebuking the George W. Bush administration, the outspoken Miliband recently urged Washington to cease using the term "war on terror," which he calls "misleading and mistaken."

This term implies a unified, pan-national enemy when there is none. It also encourages war psychosis, fear and employing the military to deal with problems the West "could not kill its way out of."

The Bush administration was a ship of fools steered by crypto-fascist neoconservatives and religious fundamentalists. It failed at everything except propaganda.



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Hamas to pay victims of Gaza war

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Hamas says more than 20,000 homes were damaged or destroyed in Israel's Gaza offensive.

Hamas is set to hand out money to Gazans afflicted by Israel's offensive on the Gaza Strip.

The territory's government was due to start giving out the money, expected to total about $45m, on Sunday - a day after a Hamas committee was established to oversee relief efforts.




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Al-Jazeera coverage of Gaza widely watched

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American viewership of Al-Jazeera English rose drastically during the Israel-Hamas war, partly because the channel had what other networks didn't: reporters inside Gaza.

The station streamed video of Israel's offensive against Hamas on the Internet and took advantage of online media such as the microblogging Web site Twitter to provide real-time updates.

During the 22-day conflict that ended last weekend, the station's Web video stream saw a 600 percent jump in worldwide viewership - and about 60 percent of those hits came from the U.S., according to the station's internal numbers.

Traffic to Al-Jazeera's main Web page spiked once Israeli airstrikes began Dec. 27, according to Amazon.com's Alexa Web tracking site.



More PLANET OF THE CHIMPS here

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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Israel readies for fight against war crime charges

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("Okay, the Americans sent us more money; who do we have to bribe?")



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BBC's refusal on Gaza appeal "absurd" and "offensive"

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Good letters in the Guardian



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Olmert Reminds The World–“We, The Jewish People, Control America”

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Israel for her part would have nothing of it. Drunk on the bloodshed and suffering she was causing to innocent civilians, she was not going to step away from the buffet table until she had reached her limit. A mere moments before the vote was to take place, the US Sec.



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The BBC Takes Sides In A Human Disaster

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By Chimpplanet

The death and devastation in Gaza included Israeli slaughter of over 1,200 Palestinians, mostly innocent civilians and over a third were children.

This is a humanitarian crisis like Darfur.

Any civic-minded organization, which I assume BBC is, is obligated to help humanitarian disasters.

This is a not a political issue and does not involve taking sides.

It's about helping thousands of wounded people and millions displaced. It's helping "Katrina"-type victims but on a much larger scale.

By BBC not participating, it proves the power of Israel is not just over George Bush, the US Congress and America but also over the UK.



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(Comment by What Really Happened:

You know, this is where Israeli arrogance kicks in. They are in a bad position, but their pride will not let them back down. They are going to fight this PR war harder and harder and harder in the hope they can simply browbeat the world into seeing things their way and all that will really happen is that Israel's true subversion of western nations will become more visible.

"I want to tell you something very clear, don't worry about American pressure on Israel, we, the Jewish people control America, and the Americans know it." Ariel Sharon to Shimon Peres, October 3rd, 2001, as reported on Kol Yisrael radio.

"Evidence linking these Israelis to 9/11 is classified. I cannot tell you about evidence that has been gathered. It's classified information." --
US official quoted in Carl Cameron's Fox News report on the Israeli spy ring and its connections to 9-11.)



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More PLANET OF THE CHIMPS here

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In History, There Always Will Be a “Hitler”

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By Chimpplanet

The United States just went through a “Hitler” of sorts for the past eight years. Bush was a dictator (that’s what “Decider” really meant) and he quietly and subtly tortured hundreds in Abu Ghraib and in Guantanamo and probably killed a total of millions in Iraq, Afghanistan and indirectly in Palestine and Lebanon.

Here, was a “Hitler” but much more subtle, although much of Hitler’s horrors were discovered after he was gone. Maybe, we will discovered many more hidden skeletons now that the Decider is gone.

Israel’s Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, is another “Hitler” but in a smaller scale. He has “only” killed thousands, but in a very cruel fashion, like Adolf. He has committed ethnic cleansing like that in Germany with the Jews and Jehovah Witnesses and the Polish people.

It’s so interesting that countries that claim to be the leaders in Democracy can so easily revert to total cruelty.

Even, now, there is a large group in the US that is claiming that George Bush was a hero and maybe a saint – he spoke with God, after all. Or so, he claimed.



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Israel admits using white phosphorous in attacks on Gaza

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After weeks of denying that it used white phosphorus in the heavily populated Gaza Strip, Israel finally admitted yesterday that the weapon was deployed in its offensive.



(Israel: Innocent civilians have not been killed in Gaza - NOT! Children have not been killed in Gaza - NOT! White Phosphorous has not been used in Gaza - NOT! Israel did not attack USS Liberty on purpose - NOT!)



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BBC spurns Gaza appeal

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Prosecute George W. Bush for Illegal Acts

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Dick Cheney still maintains that the Bush administration didn't torture anyone. But the vice president's definition of that term is narrow and, well, tortured. Now that even Susan J. Crawford, the senior Bush administration official in charge of that administration's kangaroo military commissions, used the "t" word to describe what the administration did to one prisoner, the administration admitted to committing a war crime under international law.

Therefore, a criminal investigation must be launched because the same techniques used on that prisoner – isolation, sleep deprivation, threats by attack dogs, exposure to prolonged cold, and sexual and other humiliations – were used on many other detainees in U.S. custody. And the investigation must involve all relevant officials, including George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.



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Obama rolls back Bush's excesses

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History will recall George Bush's presidency as much for its imperial manner as for its serial blunders. After the trauma of the 9/11 terror attacks on New York and Washington, Bush claimed extraordinary executive powers as a "wartime" leader, and his White House acted as if it were above the law, veiled in secrecy and unaccountable.

Flouting the Geneva Conventions and inviting the Abu Ghraib scandal, Bush authorized the Central Intelligence Agency and the military to abuse terror suspects. He created a shameful military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay, where 770 detainees were denied basic legal rights. That offended even the rightward-leaning U.S. Supreme Court. And he allowed past presidents, vice-presidents and others to veto the release of executive archives that should be in the public domain.

In much of the world's eyes, the United States on Bush's watch came to stand not for freedom and democracy, but for presidential abuse of power, indifference to human rights and due process, and scant regard for accountability. The nation's highest office shrank in stature.



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Friday, January 23, 2009

New staff find White House in tech Dark Ages

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'It's kind of like going from an Xbox to an Atari,' an Obama aide says

What does that mean in 21st-century terms? No Facebook to communicate with supporters. No outside e-mail log-ins. No instant messaging. Hard adjustments for a staff that helped sweep Obama to power through, among other things, relentless online social networking.



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Mystery Prison Buses in the Desert

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On a recent visit to Tucson, Arizona, where I was invited to give a presentation on monetary reform, I was disturbed by a story of strange goings on in the desert.

A little over a year ago, it seems, a new industrial facility sprang up on the edge of town. It was in a remote industrial zone and appeared to be a bus depot.

The new enterprise was surrounded by an imposing security fence and bore no outward signs identifying its services.

However, it soon became apparent that the compound was in the business of outfitting a fleet of prison buses. Thirty or so secondhand city buses were being reconfigured with prison bars in the windows and a coat of fresh paint bearing the “Wackenhut G4S” logo on the side.



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GERMANY 1940 ISRAEL 2009



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PHOTO ESSAY ~~ GAZA IN RUINS

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In Pictures: Gaza in ruins



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Former NSA Analyst: NSA ‘Monitored All Communications’ Of Americans, Targeted Journalists

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TICE: The National Security Agency had access to all Americans’ communications — faxes, phone calls, and their computer communications. And it didn’t matter whether you were in Kansas, in the middle of the country, and you never made any foreign communications at all. They monitored all communications. […] But an organization that was collected on were U.S. news organizations and reporters and journalists.



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NSA’s Wiretapping of Americans being outsourced to Israeli Companies...

...which are probably also passing a copy to Israel....

...which may be how Israel is able to manipulate our government?



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Official: UN may prosecute Bush administration, regardless of US action

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The UN's special torture rapporteur called on the US Tuesday to pursue former president George W. Bush and defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld for torture and bad treatment of Guantanamo prisoners.

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Click for torture scandal links



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Report: Ex-Gitmo detainee joins al-Qaida in Yemen

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A Saudi man released from Guantanamo after spending nearly six years inside the U.S. prison camp is now the No. 2 of Yemen's al-Qaida branch, according to a purported Internet statement from the terror network.

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(Suuuuuuuuuuuure....

And Saddam Hussein hid his nookular bombs underneath his bed every night! Really!!!!!!

Barack Obama has just announced shutting down Guantanamo.

There are people who do not want those prisoners released because they are a severe political embarrassment to the United States.

ALSO, ONCE GITMO SHUTS DOWN, THERE PROBABLY WILL BE AN INVESTIGATION INTO ALL ASPECTS OF GUANTANAMO, INCLUDING TORTURE AND THE BLAME CAN GO ALL THE WAY UP TO DICK CHENEY AND GEORGE BUSH.

Now, that is not to say that these prisoners are not dangerous, if not when kidnapped, at least now after 6 years of torture.

But this story is an obvious plant to sell the idea that regardless of how wrong it was to lock these prisoners up that we have no choice but to hold them for the rest of their lives (or until they get VERY depressed).)



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Cheney exits secretly

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Judge gives vice president leeway to put official records off limits

We’re not sure what universe the judge has been inhabiting, but when she wrote that she expects that executive branch leaders “will, in good faith, comply with the representations that their officials have made,” it’s clear that it’s not the same one former Vice President Dick Cheney has occupied for the past eight years.



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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Chickenhawks should not dictate war

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(CHICK.un.hawk) -- n. a person who now advocates war but who once took special measures to avoid military service. (Example: Dick Cheney)



Now that the world's most infamous chickenhawk has run out of time to start any more wars on foreign soil, maybe the United States of America can start to mend our bloodied and tarnished reputation.

Upon reaching the end of this stolen, constitution-stomping, fact-twisting, lying, women-and-children killing, "I don't know where bin Laden is. I have no idea and really don't care. It's not that important. It's not our priority" reign of terror we can start to mend some fences they have bulldozed.



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Obama should go to Gaza - now

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A presidential inaugural speech is addressed principally to Americans. Barack Obama's especially had to be, given the economic crisis. He was Reagan-esque in reassuring fellow citizens that the task at hand was hard but not hopeless. Together, they shall overcome.

Still, for a leader who was cheered on virtually by the entire world, he had little to say to it.

Part of what he did say was clear:

America is ready to re-engage the world. He understands, as George W. Bush never did, that "our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please."




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First war tally: 1,284 Gazans dead, 4,336 wounded

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His group, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), released a final tally Wednesday, saying 1,284 Gazans were killed and 4,336 wounded, the majority civilians.

Yet Israel, insisting that Hamas is inflating civilian casualties, said it has the names of more than 700 Hamas militants killed in fighting.



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The People vs. Dick Cheney

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Will Obama bring the Bushies to account?

Will Congress?

Some local DA?

A judge in Europe?

Anyone...?



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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Trials of Guantanamo Bay (Halted)

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The decision to halt the trials was a sign of Obama's desire to distance his administration's policies on the war-crimes prosecution of detainees from those of his predecessor, George W. Bush.

(In a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, 53 percent of Americans said the United States should close the prison at Guantanamo Bay.)



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Did the US Navy get revenge for the USS Liberty attack?

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Revelations from U.S. intelligence sources claim cover-up of Liberty attack masks another naval incident cover-up



See also: USS Liberty Memorial



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Jail time for George Bush

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I am starting to think that someone has to be held accountable for the last eight years specifically for the torturing of people and the war profiteering that has taken place.

At the very least anyone who has profited from the war, like oh say Dick Cheney, should face a civil suit and asset forfeiture. Anyone who has condoned torture should see the inside of a jail cell.



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Jail time for George Bush

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I am starting to think that someone has to be held accountable for the last eight years specifically for the torturing of people and the war profiteering that has taken place.

At the very least anyone who has profited from the war, like oh say Dick Cheney, should face a civil suit and asset forfeiture. Anyone who has condoned torture should see the inside of a jail cell.



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Torture not just overseas, but also in local jail, federal prisons

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As the Bush administration now passes into history one of the most talked about aspects of his time in office was his sanctioning of torture.

Images from Abu Ghraib and reports from Guantanamo Bay have sickened us as we realized that we had sunk to such a low moral ebb following Bush's 2002 signing of a memorandum stating that Geneva Conventions regarding the treatment of prisoners would not apply to members of al-Qaida or the Taliban.

Even though torture has never been shown to be effective (bear in mind that "24" is just a TV show) and is more likely to produce false confessions than useful information, this administration has, at its highest levels (the president, the vice president, the secretary of defense and the president's legal counsel) insisted upon using torture techniques.



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U.N. special rapporteur on torture calls on U.S. to prosecute Bush and Rumsfeld

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In remarks that aired on German television last night, Manfred Nowak, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, urged the U.S. to pursue former President George W. Bush and defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld on charges that they authorized torture and other harsh interrogation techniques:

“Judicially speaking, the United States has a clear obligation” to bring proceedings against Bush and Rumsfeld. […] He noted Washington had ratified the UN convention on torture which required “all means, particularly penal law” to be used to bring proceedings against those violating it.

“We have all these documents that are now publicly available that prove that these methods of interrogation were intentionally ordered by Rumsfeld,” against detainees at the US prison facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Nowak said.



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The FLAWED Pew Global Poll of Nations That Love Bush

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By Chimpplanet

The Newsweek Article states:
The Pew Global Poll last month found that majorities in 20 of the 24 nations surveyed have little or no confidence in him, with his negative ratings topping 80 percent in major powers like France and Germany.

The three nations where Pew found a majority with confidence in Bush included India, Tanzania and Nigeria.


I don't understand why they call it a "Global Poll" if Pew Polled only 24 out of the 192 countries in the world or less than 13%.

But the most startling results (and I'm just a dumb layman) is that two African countries out of the 24 worldwide countries liked Bush. The problem is that there are 53 countries in Africa and how many were polled? Two? Tanzania and Nigeria only? The two that loved Bush?

And on top of all that, the third country that favored Bush was India. How did India get into this "Global" Poll?

Did they say, "Let's see, let's pick 21 European countries that we know hate Bush and let's pick 2 African countries and India that we know love Bush, and WE HAVE A SCIENTIFIC POLL."?

Any time you take a "global" poll and you pick the countries to be polled, the poll is rigged, as the results are the results you expected before you even did the poll.

The other question I have, is, "Did they poll a good sampling of the people or just the government?" as these two groups usually have completely opposing responses.

A statement PEW makes on their web site is:

"Nearly half of Americans (46%) view the current government in Iran as a "great danger" to stability in the Middle East and to world peace, up from 26% in 2003. "

The reason this figure grew from 26% to 46% in three years is that George Bush, Dick Cheney, Condi Rice and all the Conservative talking heads and the corporate media have been beating the drums of war against a "noo-koo-lar" Iran.

Here's a good explanation of the results:

What is a good poll and what is a bad poll? Some people take a narrow view. Looking at a poll result in the paper or hearing one over the air, a good poll is a poll that pleases them. They like it even better if a large majority agrees with them. A bad poll is one whose findings they don't like and they prefer not to know or think about. We can do better!

That's why I don't trust polls. The results will be the one that are expected by the current government and corporations in control.



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Downandup/Conficker worm infects 9 million PCs

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Judging from the complaints and questions filling my inbox, Windows security looks like it's already on track for its worst year this decade.

The latest attack is a worm called Downandup, Downadup, Kido!, or Conficker (all the same thing), and it primarily seems to be being delivered via infected USB drives.



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Helen Thomas - The Only Real Journalist At The White House Press Room

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Traditionally, for about 40 years, Thomas sat in the front row and asked the first question during White House press conferences, but according to Thomas in a 2006 Daily Show interview, this ended because she no longer represents a wire service.
Thomas has since been moved to the back row during press conferences, although she still sits in the front row during press briefings. She is called upon at briefings on a daily basis but no longer ends Presidential news conferences saying "Thank you, Mr. President".

When asked why she is now seated in the back row, she said, "Because they don't like me... I ask too many questions."

On March 21, 2006, Thomas was called upon directly by President Bush for the first time in three years. Thomas asked Bush about the war in Iraq:

“ I'd like to ask you, Mr. President, your decision to invade Iraq has caused the deaths of thousands of Americans and Iraqis, wounds of Americans and Iraqis for a lifetime. Every reason given, publicly at least, has turned out not to be true. My question is: Why did you really want to go to war? From the moment you stepped into the White House, from your Cabinet—your Cabinet officers, intelligence people, and so forth—what was your real reason? You have said it wasn't oil—quest for oil, it hasn't been Israel, or anything else. What was it?

Bush responded by discussing the overall "war on terror", and stated as a reason for the invasion, that Saddam Hussein chose to deny inspectors and not to disclose.

Thomas was criticized by conservative commentators for her exchange with Bush AND FOR ASKING REAL JOURNALISTIC QUESTIONS all other press sheep would never ask the Emperor George Bush.

After a speech at a Society of Professional Journalists banquet, she told an autograph-seeker who asked why she was sad, "I'm covering the worst president in American history." The autograph seeker was a sports writer for the Daily Breeze and her comments were published.

After she was not called upon during a press conference for the first time in over four decades, she wrote to the president to apologize. She also told 'The Hill' "The day Dick Cheney is going to run for president, I'll kill myself. All we need is another liar... I think he'd like to run, but it would be a sad day for the country if he does."

At a student journalism conference hosted by the Center for American Progress on June 2, 2006, Thomas opined that many journalists did not give accurate, critical reports on the Iraq War. She said she hopes for the return of hard reporting, and that the student audience should be "out on the street" doing hard reporting instead of sitting in the conference room.

At the July 18, 2006 White House press briefing, Thomas remarked, "The United States is not that helpless. It could have stopped the bombardment of Lebanon. We have that much control with the Israelis... we have gone for collective punishment against all of Lebanon and Palestine."

Press Secretary Tony Snow responded, "Thank you for the Hezbollah view."

According to Washington Post television critic Tom Shales, questions like the one above have sounded more like "tirades" and "anti-Israeli rhetoric". Greg Mitchell of Editor & Publisher described Shales' attack as "disturbing" and said Shales "offers no evidence".

On July 12, 2007, Thomas accused President Bush of starting the Iraq War as his "war of choice" and insisted that he alone could end it anytime he wanted to by handing it over to the United Nations.

Thomas has also been critical of the United States Congress. At a question and answer session held at Drake University on September 27, 2007, Thomas said that the "gutless wonder Congress doesn't have the courage to do what it needs to do" regarding the war.

In a press conference on November 30, 2007, Thomas questioned White House Press Secretary Dana Perino as to why Americans should depend on General David Petraeus in determining when to re-deploy U.S troops from Iraq. Perino began to answer when Thomas interjected with "You mean how many more people we kill?" Perino immediately took offense, responding, "Helen, I find it really unfortunate that you use your front row position, bestowed upon you by your colleagues, to make such statements. This is a—- it is an honor and a privilege to be in the briefing room, and to suggest that we, the United States, are killing innocent people is just absurd and very offensive."

A December 4, 2007, CNN report by Jeanne Moos showed video of a seating chart of reporters covering a press conference given by President Bush concerning reports of Iran not having pursued nuclear weapons since 2003. The spot for Thomas was crossed out with an X and she was never called upon.

Thomas developed a stomach infection in May 2008, and stopped working for several months. She was able to return to the White House on November 12, 2008.

Since the Kennedy administration, Helen Thomas has been covering the White House and she was often the first to ask a question at presidential press conferences.

On January 12, 2009 President Bush held his final press conference and Helen Thomas was not called upon to ask a question. This may be seen as a testament to the rocky relationship the administration and Helen Thomas have had for the past eight years, as well as a final snub to the reporter by the all mighty Bush.

(From Wikipedia)

Read Tomas' January 19 article:

Let's hope Obama doesn't blow it



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Racist Bush?

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George Bush Will Be Moving Into A Whites Only Neighborhood!





As George Bush prepares for retirement, he and Laura are moving to the upscale Dallas neighborhood of Preston Hollow, an exclusive area, which in past times was kept even more exclusive by means of a covenant, a sort of a promissory agreement:

In the 1920s and 1930s, covenants that restricted the sale or occupation of real property on the basis of race, ethnicity, or religion were common in the United States, particularly in the South where the primary intent was to keep "white" neighborhoods "white".

Such a covenant might prohibit a buyer of property from reselling, leasing or transferring the property "to any colored person or persons or any person or persons of Ethiopean [sic] or Semitic race or the any descendant [of such a race]." These restrictions were invalidated by the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Hansberry v. Lee in 1940. Title insurance policies now often contain exclusions preventing coverage of such restrictions.

From CBS11 in Dallas, we learn that "the covenant was enacted in 1956" and was not legally changed until 2001. "Eight years earlier, in 1948, the U.S. Supreme Court made it illegal to enforce such covenants. The court said although private groups could legally make agreements to exclude people of certain races from using property, the states could not enforce them".

Part of the original document reads:

Said property shall be used and occupied by white persons except those shall not prevent occupancy by domestic servants of different race or nationality in the employ of a tenant.

Of course, none of this implies that George Bush is a racist, or anything of that sort. Such restrictions are a throwback to the past, a sad reminder of an earlier era. But the irony of George Bush moving back to Texas to a formerly all-white area just as Barack Obama readies to move into the White House is quite rich indeed.



(I wonder is any African-Americans or Asians or Arabs have been allowed to buy homes in this neighborhood since 2001?)



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Katrina



"I think being called a racist because of Katrina was a low point. I remember people saying George Bush is a racist because of the response," he said, referring to criticism of the slow federal response to help thousands of New Orleans flood victims, most of them African-Americans.




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York, PA



This week (09-Jul-2004), Bush attended a campaign rally in York, PA - it makes the THIRTIETH campaign trip he has made to the state. Could it be that Bush is courting the NeoNazi/KKK crowd? They are, after all, among his most aggressive supporters. And, PA, home state of Tom Ridge, is a hotbed of such groups - hosting more extremist conventions and meetings in recent years than ANY OTHER STATE. York, PA, in particular, has been associated with KKK activity. The mayor was tried in 2002 for the vicious murder of a black woman - then acquitted by an all-white jury.

Bush's visit to York comes just a few days after once again refusing to attend the annual NAACP convention - guess he didn't want to offend his "supporters" in PA?



(Could his incursions into mostly Moslem Iraq and Afghanistan be considered racist? Could his allowing Israel to slaughter Palestinians and Lebanese be considered racist?)



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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I have a dream...

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They even killed the cats!"

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Some 50,000 Palestinians have been left homeless by the Israeli war on the people of Gaza, with 400,000 now lacking access to running water.

Ashraf Khalil of the LAT reports that the Israelis destroyed 21,000 buildings.



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Over 1,300 killed and over 5,300 wounded by Israel in Gaza - mostly innocent civilians.


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George, don't hit any bumps on your way out!

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HELP GEORGE BUSH LEAVE WASHINGTON!!!



(You can use your mouse if he gets stuck)

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PRINTABLE 9-11 BROCHURE FOR OBAMA

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President Obama
Help America learn the truth about 9/11



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Compact Fluorescent Bulbs are Making People Sick

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Compact fluorescent light bulbs are filling home and office environments with dangerous electromagnetic pollution, causing devastating health effects on some people.

Neurologists are increasingly taking notice of the headaches and migraines being reported by people exposed to compact fluorescent light bulbs.



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George W. Bush Monument

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MORE HERE



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Full Text of President Bush's Emotional Farewell Speech Cataloguing His Unparalleled Competence and Intelligence

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THE PRESIDENT: Fellow citizens:

I know the only reason you all are tuned in is to watch nonstop coverage of that USAir plane crash in the Hudson River, so you can whip yourselves up into a fit of emotional masturbation, sobbing over "miracles" and "heroes" until the next little white girl goes missing.



(If you don't get the website right away - keep on trying)

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More PLANET OF THE CHIMPS

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Mr. Bush’s Gentlemanly Goodbye

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Monday, January 19, 2009

BUSH’S FINAL FAREWELL…

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Hit The Road, George!

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Israeli FM confronted by Press Club journalists

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What is really insulting is that Israel really thinks the rest of the world are so dumb that we can be talked into believing whatever Israel decides we should believe.




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‘We (Israel), the ‘only Democracy in the Middle East’ have the ‘freedom’ to bar the press from seeing the truth’

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Preparing for the big day . . .

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(If only it were that easy to remove 8 years of Bush slime)


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Bailout Explained

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The FAILED George Bush and CIA 2002 Coup In Venezuela To Oust Chavez

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PART 1



PART 2

PART 3

PART 4

PART 5

PART 6 (Chavez returns)

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Top 18 Secret Mercenary Armies of the CIA

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The United States have a well known history of providing military support to countries in need. But from time to time, the US Government has provided secret forces. While many are successful, there have also been a number of failures. This is a list of the 18 top secret armies of the CIA.

(YOU CAN READ SPECIFIC DETAILS ABOUT EACH ARMY ON THIS LINK)

1. Ukrainian Partisans From 1945 to 1952

2. Chinese Brigade in Burma Early 1950s

3. Guatemalan Rebel Army 1954

4. Sumatran Rebels 1958

5. Khamba Horsemen Mid 1960s

6. Bay of Pigs Invasion Force 1961

7. L’armee Clandestine 1962

8. Nung Mercenaries 1960s

9. Peruvian Regiment Mid 1960s

10. Congo Mercenary Force 1964

11. The Cambodian Coup 1970

12. Kurd Rebels Early 1970s

13. Angola Mercenary Force 1975

14. Afghan Mujaheedin 1970 to 1987

15. Salvadoran Death Squads 1964 to 1984

16. Nicaraguan Contras 1981 to 1988

17. Haitian Coup Mid 1980s to 2004

18. Venezuelan Coup Attempt 2002 to Present



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US Secret Service Sigh Of Relief After 8 Years of The Bushes and The Cheneys

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Parody

By Chimpplanet

“I have to congratulate all of you for a fantastic job during these last eight years,” said the Secret Service Chief.

“You guys and girls had to put up with a drunken Dubya, his witch of a wife and the two little tramps they reared.”

“Then, you had to put up with the foul-mouthed self-appointed VP, always telling us to ‘F*ck Off’ and saving him politically for shooting his lawyer friend while having an argument and being roaring drunk.”

“W was a closet drunk, except the whole White House was the closet. W would hit the bed shortly after his binge while Dick was an obvious drunk by going around swearing at everyone he saw. We couldn’t save him the day he decided to go to the Senate and tell a Senator to ‘F*ck Off’ .“

“George, when tipsy, often made us laugh when we would try to put him to bed and he would look for bin Laden under the bed and in the closets. At those times, he would even claim that we were all an Al-Qaeda cell.”

“We would always have to write excuses for Dubya to read to the press whenever he f*cked up. Like the time he almost killed himself fighting with that pretzel. The problem is, we also had to teach him how to pronounce the words he was reading.”

“Dick always took care of his own problems by just outright lying. You could show him a video to prove he was lying and he would say, ‘I didn’t say that.’.”

“I’m also reminded of the beginning, when we told George that Manhattan was being destroyed and he continued reading ‘My Pet Goat’ to the kids.”

“The time you guys had to spend down in the bunkers with drunken Dick while 9/11 was happening, was no fun either. I cringed when he imitated George Bush and was able to get the Air Force to shoot down one of the hijacked planes over PA.”

“It was a rough eight years, but now, looking back, it was pretty funny.”

“Now we have to get ready for our new charges. I hope Obama doesn’t have too many skeletons in his closet.”



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Rulings of Improper Detentions as the Bush Era Closes

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For nearly six years, Haji Bismullah, an Afghan detainee at Guantánamo Bay, has insisted that he was no terrorist, but had actually fought the Taliban and had later been part of the pro-American Afghan government.

Over the weekend, the Bush administration flew him home after a military panel concluded that he “should no longer be deemed an enemy combatant.”

Asked about the panel’s decision, which was not publicly announced and seemed to acknowledge a mistake of grand proportions, a Pentagon spokeswoman said, “Mr. Bismullah was lawfully detained as an enemy combatant based on the information that was available at the time.”



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Scale of Gaza destruction emerges

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The full scale of devastation in Gaza following Israel's three-week offensive is becoming clear, after both Israel and Hamas declared ceasefires.



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Iraqis say farewell to George W. Bush

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"Every time when I see Bush on TV, I get angry. He was behind hundreds of thousands of crimes against Iraqi people during the past eight years of his ruling," said al-Salami.



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Sunday, January 18, 2009

"I did a heck of a job - didn't I?

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Israeli Spokesman "Hamas killed Palestinian children to make us look bad"

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Israel's bullshit piles up higher and higher and higher.

This is why it is impossible to come to any agreements with them.

"If I were an Arab leader, I would never sign an agreement with Israel. It is normal; we have taken their country. It is true God promised it to us, but how could that interest them? Our God is not theirs. There has been Anti - Semitism, the Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz, but was that their fault ?

They see but one thing: we have come and we have stolen their country. Why would they accept that?" -- David Ben Gurion (The First Prime Minister of Israel)



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The Afghan Scam The Untold Story of Why the U.S. Is Bound to Fail in Afghanistan

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The first of 20,000 to 30,000 additional U.S. troops are scheduled to arrive in Afghanistan next month to re-win the war George W. Bush neglected to finish in his eagerness to start another one. However, "winning" the military campaign against the Taliban is the lesser half of the story.



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Energy Crisis Solved by U.S. Senate

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ISRAEL NOW ADMITS THAT HAMAS DID KEEP TO THE TERMS OF THE CEASE FIRE AND THAT IN FACT NO ROCKETS HAD BEEN FIRED BY HAMAS AT ISRAEL AT THE MOMENT ISRAEL ATTACKED GAZA ON NOVEMBER 5TH.

ISRAEL BROKE THE CEASE FIRE, NOT HAMAS!



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See ISRAEL ADMITTING THIS, HERE

See CNN CONFIRMING THIS, HERE







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Goodbye, Bush

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We'll fondly remember you for Katrina, a war in Iraq, a war in Afghanistan, bringing back torture, the shredding of the Constitution, the economic ruin and allowing Israelis to slaughter Palestinians and many other wonderful things you did in eight years.



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UK MP Sir Gerald Kaufman, son of holocaust survivors: "Israel acting like Nazis in Gaza"

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Photo of Israel's use of White Phosphorous chemical weapons

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"It is prohibited in all circumstances to make the civilian population as such, individual civilians or civilian objects, the object of attack by incendiary weapons." -- Article two, Protocol III of the 1980 UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons



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'Wiped off the Map' – The Propaganda of the Century

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The full quote translated directly to English:

"The Imam said this regime occupying Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time."



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Israel bombed 67 schools sheltering civilians during 3 weeks

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Al-Mizan center for human rights on Saturday reported that Israel, during its three-week military aggression, deliberately bombed 67 schools in the Gaza Strip including 36 schools belonging to UNRWA.

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"But these schools were teaching the children that Israelis are barbarians - so we bombed them to prove them wrong." - Official Star of the Devil Souse



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ISRAEL CRANKS UP THE POST-WAR PROPAGANDA

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(Recall that it was Israel that broke the previous cease fire November 4th, then launched a war of choice in Gaza.

The Israelis slaughtered over 1,000 and wounded over 5,000, of which 1/3rd were children, and now will try to blame the innocent Palestinians for what the Israelis did with tanks, missiles, cluster bombs and burning illegal phosphorous.)



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Arrest Bush 2009′ plans Inauguration Day protest

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A group calling itself “Arrest Bush 2009″ has announced its intention to hold a “Yes We Can Arrest Bush” event in front of the FBI Building in Washington, DC during the Inaugural Parade.

Arrest Bush 2009, which is sponsored by the Washington Peace Center, After Downing Street, and Shoes For Bush, is demanding that Bush be arrested for war crimes and for lying to the American people.



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You Proclaim “Sanctity of life”, George Bush?

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By Chimpplanet

Sanctity of life as long as they are not the over one million dead Iraqis you are responsible for due to an invasion based on lies?

Sanctity of life as long as they are not 2,000 dead innocent Lebanese which you allowed Israel to slaughter?

Sanctity of life as long as they are not over 1,000 innocent Palestinians which you allowed Israel to slaughter in Gaza?

Sanctity of life as long as they are not African Americans you allowed to die in New Orleans due to your inefficiency during the Katrina boondoggle?

Sanctity of life as long as they are not blacks being slaughtered in Darfur?

Your god, George Bush, was supposed to be a peaceful and loving god. And you claim that this god speaks through you and orders you to allow the death of millions of innocents in Gaza, Lebanon, Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Darfur and other parts of the world?

Even on your last days in office you are the hypocrite you’ve been all your life.

Thanks to the real god that you are finally gone from our lives.

Sanctity of Life?



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Impeachment investigation ahead for Bush and Cheney?

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In a forward to a 487-page report entitled, "Reining in the Imperial Presidency, Conyers quotes Richard Nixon's famous rationalization of presidential misdeeds,

"When the President does it, that means it is not illegal."

He maintains that this has been the Bush Administration approach to power.



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Is Israel's Gaza War a New War Crime?

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The use of the internationally banned substance white phosphorus in highly densely populated areas of the Gaza Strip gives new meaning to the phrase "white power." White western supremacy enforced by latest advanced weaponry.



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Crane pulls airliner from Hudson

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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Th-th-th-that's all folks!

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Pentagon clears itself of propaganda violations

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Just like Bush said, "We do not torture." --- Just like Israel said, "No civilian casualties in Gaza." --- Just like Nixon said, "I am not a crook." --- Just like Madoff said, "I didn't steel the $50 billion." --- Just like Cheney said, "I didn't have a shotgun." --- Just like Condi said, "She's not my girl friend, we just own the house together." --- Just like the tortured Guantanamo detainee said, "I killed Kennedy."



More on Pentagon here.

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The Race Is On...

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Bush's Final Approval Rating: 22 Percent

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(BULL BISCUITS! I can't find a single human being who thinks Bush has done a good job aside from weapons salesmen, Israelis, and the PR shills paid to claim they love him. - WRH)



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The Palestinians say: 'This is a war of extermination'

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The Palestinians say: "This is a war of extermination." They describe bombs which break into 16 parts, each part splintering into 116 fragments, the white phosphorus which water cannot put out; which seems to die and then flares up again.



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New Study of Splenda and Sucralose Reveals Shocking New Information About Potential Harmful Effect on Humans

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STEVIA is a good natural substitute and now available in your local grocery store in the sugar area as TRUVIA. STEVIA was not approved as a sweetener as long as George Bush was president as Donald Rumsfeld made millions from his cancer-causing aspartame just like he made millions from the Bird Flu Pandemic.



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See How Aspartame Became Legal - The Timeline




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Bush's Farewell to Israel: The Genocide of Gaza with American Arms

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Bring Israel to the International Court of Justice ."In the name of justice there cannot be subjection and in the name of peace there cannot be impunity." –Alvaro Uribe Velez Total to Day 18 in Gaza (January 13, 2009): about 971 Dead, more than 4,418 Injured –More than half women and children.

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(Those white phosphorus shells used on the Gazans are made in the USA according to Jane's Defense. - WRH)



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Anti-Semitism Sweeps Europe in Wake of Gaza Operation

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A second front to the conflict in the Gaza Strip has opened up in Europe, where a wave of reprisal attacks against Jewish targets is stoking fears of a wider resurgence of anti-Semitism on the continent.

Far from simply being a spate of isolated incidents, as many Europeans claim, anti-Semitic violence is becoming more commonplace in every country in Europe.

At the same time, anti-Israel demonstrations, which have strong anti-Semitic overtones, are being held with alarming frequency in cities across Europe.



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Shame on Congress Over Gaza Resolutions

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President-elect Obama may face a challenge or two, coming into the Oval Office. Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the economy and global warming may have seemed enough to stump some new presidents. But Israel has provided him with a new can of worms, stamped with the congressional seal of approval.



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Gaza crisis: key maps and timeline

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A day-by-day account of violence in Gaza and Israel since the offensive began on 27 December 2008.



MAPS



GAZA PROFILE



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Israeli Assault Injures 1.5 Million Gazans

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In addition to the 1,000 deaths, there are some 1.5 million injured in Gaza. How has such an astounding figure passed the world's media by?



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Friday, January 16, 2009

FLASHBACK: Bush Back on the Bottle

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September 21, 2005

Faced with the biggest crisis of his political life, President Bush has hit the bottle again, The National Enquirer can reveal.

Bush, who said he quit drinking the morning after his 40th birthday, has started boozing amid the Katrina catastrophe.

Family sources have told how the 59-year-old president was caught by First Lady Laura downing a shot of booze at their family ranch in Crawford, Texas, when he learned of the hurricane disaster.

His worried wife yelled at him: "Stop, George."

Following the shocking incident, disclosed here for the first time, Laura privately warned her husband against "falling off the wagon" and vowed to travel with him more often so that she can keep an eye on Dubya, the sources add.

"When the levees broke in New Orleans, it apparently made him reach for a shot," said one insider. "He poured himself a Texas-sized shot of straight whiskey and tossed it back. The First Lady was shocked and shouted: "Stop George!"

"Laura gave him an ultimatum before, 'It's Jim Beam or me.' She doesn't want to replay that nightmare especially now when it's such tough going for her husband."

Bush is under the worst pressure of his two terms in office and his popularity is near an all-time low. The handling of the Katrina crisis and troop losses in Iraq have fueled public discontent and pushed Bush back to drink.

A Washington source said: "The sad fact is that he has been sneaking drink for weeks now. Laura may have only just caught him but the word is his drinking has been going on for a while in the capital. He's been in a pressure cooker for months.

The result is he's taking drinks here and there, likely in private, to cope. "And now with the worst domestic crisis in his administration over Katrina, you pray his drinking doesn't go out of control."

Another source said: "I'm only surprised to hear that he hadn't taken a shot sooner. Before Katrina, he was at his wit's end. I've known him for years. He's been a good ol' Texas boy forever. George had a drinking problem for years that most professionals would say needed therapy. He doesn't believe in it [therapy], he never got it. He drank his way through his youth, through college and well into his thirties. Everyone's drinking around him."

Another source said: "A family member told me they fear George is 'falling apart.' The First Lady has been assigned the job of gatekeeper." Bush's history of drinking dates back to his youth. Speaking of his time as a young man in the National Guard, he has said: "One thing I remember, and I'm most proud of, is my drinking and partying. Those were the days my friends. Those were the good old days!"

Age 26 in 1972, he reportedly rounded off a night's boozing with his 16-year-old brother Marvin by challenging his father to a fight.

On November 1, 2000, on the eve of his first presidential election, Bush acknowledged that in 1976 he was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol near his parents' home in Maine. Age 30 at the time, Bush pleaded guilty and paid a $150 fine. His driving privileges were temporarily suspended in Maine.

"I'm not proud of that," he said. "I made some mistakes. I occasionally drank too much, and I did that night. I learned my lesson." In another interview around that time, he said: "Well, I don't think I had an addiction. You know it's hard for me to say. I've had friends who were, you know, very addicted... and they required hitting bottom (to start) going to AA. I don't think that was my case."

During his 2000 presidential campaign, there were also persistent questions about past cocaine use. Eventually Bush denied using cocaine after 1992, then quickly extended the cocaine-free period back to 1974, when he was 28.

Dr. Justin Frank, a Washington D.C. psychiatrist and author of Bush On The Couch: Inside The Mind Of The President, told The National Enquirer: "I do think that Bush is drinking again. Alcoholics who are not in any program, like the President, have a hard time when stress gets to be great.

"I think it's a concern that Bush disappears during times of stress. He spends so much time on his ranch. It's very frightening."



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FLASHBACK: Joe The Plumber - Now A Crack Reporter

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America’s own Renaissance Man, Samuel “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher, has tackled many tasks. He has been an author, a country singer, a digital TV promoter, a tax advisor, a pundit, and a campaign mascot. One of the few things he has not been is a plumber.

Now Joe has found a new peak to scale. He is being sent to Israel as a war correspondent for Pajamas Media (that’s right, Pajamas). We at News Corpse have great confidence that he will be a crack reporter who will wrench the truth from his subjects. Israeli and Hamas officials will be comfortable disclosing sensitive data because - think about it - who knows



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GEORGE BUSH SAYS HE WAS A SWEETHEART OF A PRESIDENT

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Parody by Chimpplanet

“I don’t understand why everyone seems to hate me. I did so much good for Americans and the world during my eight years as dictator, ahem, I mean as president.”

“I fixed the American and world economies and it only cost the taxpayers a little over a trillion dollars – a pittance.”

“I turned a horrible country like Iraq into a beautiful tourist destination and only had to kill two million Iraqi men, women and children terrorists to do it. The American cost was under a trillion dollars and less than 5,000 lives.”

“I made our justice system much simpler by doing away with warrants and evidence and the need for lawyers. Now, we just arrest the guilty, make them confess by waterboarding and give them a life sentence. So much faster and simpler.”

“If an American is not sure what he or she did on a certain day, all they have to do is ask our NSA. We know every move you made and whom you spoke with and what you said or wrote. It makes life so much simpler.”

“The Palestinians have been trying to steal land from Israel, so we figure, if all Palestinians are wiped out, the problem will end. We just allow the Israelis to kill a few thousand at a time as we don’t want to create a plague or overburden the cemeteries. If enough children and women are killed, there will be less and less Palestinian adult terrorists.”

“ I personally increased the wealth of my family, myself and all those working for me. Just ask Dick Cheney what I did for his baby, Halliburton.”

“All in all, I have no regrets. Of course, there are many other similar positive things I’ve done and maybe I can discuss them at a future time. Like education, social security, Medicaid, 9/11, etc.”

“You ungrateful Americans, after all I’ve done for you. I know history will look back on me as the greatest emperor, I mean president of these United Staes. Bring ‘em on!””



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