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Who is Really Behind all the Terror Attacks around the world?
A recent survey by University of Maryland’s prestigious Program on International Public Attitudes, shows that only 46 percent of Americans think that “bombing and other attacks intentionally aimed at civilians” are “never justified,” while 24 percent believe these attacks are “often or sometimes justified.” Contrast those numbers with 2006 polling results from the world’s most-populous Muslim countries – Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nigeria. Terror Free Tomorrow, the organization I lead, found that 74 percent of respondents in Indonesia agreed that terrorist attacks are “never justified”; in Pakistan, that figure was 86 percent; in Bangladesh, 81 percent. Reported (here )
Nearly all Muslims including children know that majority of the acts of terror, especially 9/11, East Africa, London, Madrid, Bali, Bombay and Jakarta are not the work of Muslims and could not be the work of Muslims because besides not having a culture of terrorism, they just simply could not pull off such feats of technological and logistical sophistication.
Who Do You Think We (US) Are?
IN Alan J. Pakula’s 1974 film “The Parallax View,” the nefarious Parallax Corporation uses a questionnaire to recruit potential assassins. Sociopaths and psychopaths are weeded in with a battery of questions that expose their psychological strengths and weaknesses, secrets and predilections. At the opposite end of the moral spectrum, and with utterly benign intent, the General Social Survey has been performing a similar exploration of the American psyche for 34 years.
Why won’t the U.S. admit Maher Arar’s innocence?
It may be fear of precedent. Tales of other suspects seized and sent abroad to face torture are beginning to come to light in Europe. This week, those stories helped bring down the Italian government. And as Doug Saunders reports, this could be just the beginning.
Will America Face the Truth About 9/11?
The order states that when hijackings occur the military’s operational commanders at the pentagon and at the North American Aerospace Command (NORAD) must contact the secretary of defense for approval and further instruction. At that time, of course, this was Donald Rumsfeld. Was the new order, therefore, evidence of a policy change made for the purpose of engineering a stand-down on 9/11?
War Crime : America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq
“The invasion of Iraq in 2003 was not an isolated episode. It was the culmination of a 110-year period during which Americans overthrew fourteen governments that displeased them for various ideological, political, and economic reasons.”
“Just Following Orders” is No Excuse If Bush is a War Criminal, Then What About the Troops
In addition to holding George Bush and U.S. Congress accountable for the illegal occupation of Iraq, American troops must also be prepared to accept responsibility, because we’re all presumed to know the law. If we accept that fundamental legal presumption, then those of us who claim that the war is illegal must also acknowledge that the troops are unexcused aiders and abettors.
War Crime : Fake Terrorism Is a Coalition’s Best Friend
Iraqi police recently caught two terrorists with a car full of explosives. Would it surprise you to learn they were British Special Forces?
War Criminal : Raping Women is Rewarded…. Only in Iraq
I was at the dentist’s when I heard the news.
- Did you know? They raped a woman and she came on Tv.
- What!!!??? Who? Another Abeer?
- This time it’s Iraqi force!
I saw the news on Tv and beside the shock and utter disbelief and despite the controversy that this story will make and the lies that will be said to cover up what ever might expose anything about our life in Iraq under the new democracy and freedom, I have to show my full respect to this woman, Sabrine Al-Janabi, who risked her life to expose some of what is happening under the blanket.
Another shock came when I heard that Al-Maliki ordered to reward the animals who were involved.
What happened will be a great encouragement for those animals who have a license to get into our houses and have the authority to open our closets and touch our belongings. They know that not only they would get away with raping women but they would get rewarded for it.
AP says Americans underestimate Iraqi death toll and then proves it
The Johns Hopkins study is not an “unofficial estimate”; it’s a scientifically-determined number based on a careful study published in one of the most prestigious scientific journals in the world!!! And its result is not “tens of thousands” higher than 9,890, it is hundreds of thousands higher (at least 550,000 by now, and most likely closer to 750,000 – three-quarters of a million Iraqis, and by the way, that estimate does not include “foreign fighters,” since it was a survey of Iraqi households only). How preposterous is it to stick to an estimate of 54,000 for the entire war, a period which obviously includes the bloody first few weeks of the invasion, not to mention such “highlights” as the leveling of Fallujah, while accepting a U.N. report of 34,000 deaths for just one year of that war?
WAR CRIMINAL : THE SMELL OF A COOKOUT ON A WARM SUMMER DAY
Many people have seen the barbaric photos of the “Highway of Death” in Kuwait after the U.S. bombed a miles-long convoy of thousands of vehicles attempting to leave Kuwait and return to Iraq. Shortly before, the U.S. administration said it would not attack retreating Iraqi soldiers, but it reneged on its promise and killed thousands of retreating Iraqi soldiers as well as civilians of many nationalities.
A cease-fire agreement was reached a few days later. Everybody thought the killing spree was over.
But, the killing of defenseless soldiers and civilians did not end with the cease-fire. On the morning of March 2 (two days after the cease-fire was announced), a convoy of Iraqi vehicles was reported moving through the demarcation point of allied operations on Highway 8 about 50 kilometers west of Basra.
Iraq : Kelly death not suicide, says MP
An MP investigating the death of Dr David Kelly says he is convinced the weapons scientist did not kill himself.
Channel4 letter reveals the corruption inside the “Green Zone” government
This is a letter sent by the Deputy Head, News and Current Affairs Kevin Sutcliffe to “Iraq Media and Studies Center”, in reaction to the center’s claim that all the information provided by the documentary “IRAQ’S DEATH SQUADS” are false.
The funny part is that Iraq Media and Studies Center, considered that this letter is a “threat letter”.
Background: Channel4 to sue “Iraqi Media and Studies Center”. Here is the letter, and there are some interesting information about corruption inside the government
At least 35 killed in Iraq mosque attack
BAGHDAD (AFP) – A car bomb attack outside a Sunni mosque in western Iraq on Saturday killed 35 people as President Jalal Talabani slammed US forces for seizing the son of a powerful Shiite leader.
Fratricide in Iraq’s Anbar may escalate
The killers started early. Just after sunrise, they tracked the imam to his modest brick mosque, where he was praying on a green carpet. Three masked gunmen muscled past a handful of worshippers and pumped four bullets into the chest of Sheik Adbul Rahman Jawhar al-Karbouli.
Saddam’s lawyer promises book of prison cell revelations
Saddam Hussein’s lawyer has said he will write a book revealing the “many secrets” told to him by the executed dictator, including his links with insurgents.
British general unveils Basra pull-out plan
BASRA (AFP) – The commander of British troops in southern Iraq has revealed Saturday details of how they would pull out of the city of Basra and leave the way clear for Iraqi units to take control.
Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Saturday, 24 February 2007
- US troops open fire on family fleeing sectarian death squads, killing eight civilians near al-Qa’im.
- Resistance attacks cut off water, electricity to US base near al-Baghdadi.
- After 40 local men and youths were swept up in the “security sweep” by US and puppet Iraqi forces Friday, pro-Iranian Shi‘i sectarian militias storm largely defenseless Sunni district of Baghdad Saturday, driving Sunni residents out.
- Resistance car bomber blasts puppet police checkpoint in Hit area.
- Resistance bomb targets puppet “National Guards” in al-Karmah.
- Resistance bombards checkpoint at northern entrance to al-Fallujah Friday.
- Suspicious bomb kills 41 Sunni civilians in al-Habbaniyah late Saturday afternoon.
- Explosions shake Shi‘i sectarian targets in Baghdad’s al-Karradah and al-Jadiriyah districts Saturday evening.
- Resistance pounds SCIRI headquarters in Baghdad with heavy mortars Saturday night.
- Car bomb blasts puppet “Order Protection Police” in western Baghdad.
- Resistance car bomber blasts puppet “National Guard” checkpoint in Baghdad midday Saturday.
- Resistance rockets blast US headquarters in Samarra’ Saturday morning.
- Resistance blasts US base near Bayji with Grad rocket Saturday morning.
- Resistance men execute, arrest members of puppet “Iraqi National Guard” in Ba‘qubah Saturday afternoon.
- Resistance blasts US headquarters in Jalawla’ with S-8 rockets Saturday morning.
- Resistance bomb targets puppet police in al-Mawsil Friday.
27 July 1880. A date Mr Blair should look up
Hands up any soldiers who know that another of Britain’s great military defeats took place in the very sands in which your colleagues are now fighting the Taliban. Yes, the Battle of Maiwand – on 27 July, 1880 – destroyed an entire British brigade, overrun by thousands of armed Afghan tribesmen, some of whom the official enquiry into the disaster would later describe as “Talibs”. The Brits had been trying to secure Helmand province. Sound familiar?
LIVE FROM PALESTINE~~ LITERALLY SCARING CHILDREN TO DEATH
Apparently the Israeli Forces work with the assumption that Palestinian children have no feelings or emotions. For years the Palestinians have been dehumanised in their minds, therefore it makes perfect sense to them that they are void of human feelings.
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UN REPORT LIKENS ISRAEL TO APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA, BUT CANADIAN PAPERS CENSORED OR SUPPRESSED STORY
Several national Arab and Muslim organizations today condemned major Canadian newspapers for ignoring or sidelining coverage of an independent UN-commissioned report that links Israel’s 40-year occupation of the Palestinian territories to apartheid South Africa.
By contrast, Britain’s The Independent covered the story fully in yesterday’s edition, featuring it on the front page and providing a link to the full report: http://www.ohchr.org/english/bodies/hrcouncil/docs/4session/A.HRC.4.17.pdf
or you can read it at: http://www.montrealmuslimnews.net/apartisra.pdf
Israel raids Nablus, imposes curfew, takes over radio and tv, shoots randomly
The article does not say what TV news reported, that the 80 or so jeeps followed a bunch of bulldozers…. THAT means, the Israelis are about to destroy some Palestinian houses.
SOME networks showed footage of Israelis shooting through small round holes in the rear windows of their jeeps, the windows not being clear glass, they could not possibly have seen whom they were shooting at. Out in the streets were only teenagers throwing stones, and that from a safe distance, which certainly could do harm to the armored jeeps the Israelis were driving, all safety glass windows shut tight.
Huge Israeli occupation force swamp Nablus
Impose curfew and clash with Palestinians in largest military operation in 2 years
Criticizing Israel is not an act of bigotry
A grassroots revolt is underway in Jewish communities throughout the world, a revolt that has panicked the elite organizations that have long functioned as official mouthpieces for the community. The latest sign of this panic is
the recent publication by the American Jewish Committee of an essay by Alvin H. Rosenfeld, entitled Progressive Jewish Thought and the New Anti-Semitism, which accuses progressive Jews of abetting a resurgent wave of anti-Semitism by publicly criticizing Israel.
Israelis Dressed as Arabs Nab Top Terrorist
“Border policemen dressed as Palestinian Arabs infiltrated a Jenin refugee camp Thursday morning and arrested Khaled el-Haj, a senior Hamas commander in the northern West Bank, along with one of his lieutenants. El-Haj was released from an Israeli prison only two moths prior to Thursday’s arrest operation, military sources said,” the Jerusalem Post reports.
This raises the question of how many people that look like Arabs or Palestinians are really Israeli Agents Provocateurs.
In the past year, the Saudis, the Israelis, and the Bush Administration have developed a series of informal understandings about their new strategic direction. At least four main elements were involved, the U.S. government consultant told me. First, Israel would be assured that its security was paramount and that Washington and Saudi Arabia and other Sunni states shared its concern about Iran.
CIA recruited Japanese war criminals
TOKYO – Col. Masanobu Tsuji was a fanatical Japanese militarist and brutal warrior, hunted after World War II for massacres of Chinese civilians and complicity in the Bataan Death March. And then he became a U.S. spy. Newly declassified CIA records, released by the U.S. National Archives and examined by The Associated Press, document more fully than ever how Tsuji and other suspected Japanese war criminals were recruited by U.S. intelligence in the early days of the Cold War. The documents also show how ineffective the effort was, in the CIA’s view.
“9/11: The Conspiracy Files,” The BBC Joins the Ranks of the Untrustworthy United States Media
More than five years after the disaster of September 11, 2001, England’s BBC stepped into the ring of media outlets airing programs about the tragedy that is now referred to as “9/11″ on February 18, 2007. The program, entitled “9/11: The Conspiracy Files,” took the time to interview some well-known Americans on both sides of the 9/11 argument. The hour-long program looked as if it might reveal something worthwhile, for about nine minutes. Guests like the outspoken Alex Jones, 911 Scholars for Truth Co-Founder Dr. Jim Fetzer, and Loose Change producer Dylan Avery actually got to make several excellent points before the real conspiracy was revealed.
Questions Your Pastor Will Hate
I remember asking why the Bible, a book which had to know better since it was written by God himself, said Joshua raised his hands and the “sun stopped for the space of about a day,” when clearly it would be the earth that stopped rotating? I asked him how oceans would not slop out of their basins in such a scenario and drown the whole world? I asked him if humans would not be cast into space by such a sudden stop of the entire planet? I even asked if this really happened, why did no one else on the whole planet notice it, or write about it? I got that dumb look again.
US funds terror groups to sow chaos in Iran
02/25/07 “Sunday Telegraph” — – America is secretly funding militant ethnic separatist groups in Iran in an attempt to pile pressure on the Islamic regime to give up its nuclear programme.
In a move that reflects Washington’s growing concern with the failure of diplomatic initiatives, CIA officials are understood to be helping opposition militias among the numerous ethnic minority groups clustered in Iran’s border regions.
US rejects ban on cluster bombs
The United States on Friday rejected an international call to abandon the use of cluster bombs, State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said.
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