The old lie that palestine was dry desert waiting for a people is just that --a lie. This clip for all people to see the Beauty of the Palestinian People before they were ethnically cleansed and murdered and made into refugees by the State of Israhell.
URUKNET: [A Palestinian farmer and his children head toward a gate in an Israeli separation barrier to reach their land near the West Bank town of Qalqilya. Saif Dahlah / AFP] The sun is sinking fast behind the trees of an olive grove on the outskirts of the West Bank village of Nilin. After a day of confrontations between the Israeli army and the Palestinian villagers over Israel’s building of its separation wall on Nilin’s land, the soldiers appear finally to have gone. Overlooked by the homes of the neighbouring Jewish settlement of Hashmonaim, a handful of Nilin’s braver teenagers finally come out to work. Jamal and Abed are sweating from their efforts to beat both nightfall and the return of the army. They stand proudly, the fronts of their T-shirts turned out to hold a bulging stash of used tear gas canisters and stun grenades. Each is worth one shekel (Dh1) in scrap value, and between them they have at least 50 canisters. Nilin, midway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, is home to nearly 5,000 Palestinians. Known as the "village of entrepreneurs", it has more than its share of millionaires. But that looks set to change.
Not only will the kiddies be turned into Holocaust™ automatons, the article reads that the teacher's will be asked about the importance of the Holocaust™. And what happens to those teachers who prefer to think for themselves and don't automatically respond that the Holocaust™ was THE most tragic event of all time?
Here we see how civilian casulaities are not an accident but are a result of military policy. You can see why PTSD appears and why the military tries to hide it causes. Why do we never see this in the press?
Over the next 10 days, seven death row inmates are scheduled to be executed in the United States. Five of these condemned men are in Texas, a state that has carried out 15 of the 31 executions in the US so far this year.
In July, Barack Obama proposed a “civilian national security force,” an idea backed by President Bush and intended to expand AmeriCorps and other national service programs. But today in an interview with the AP, Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) compared the idea to a Gestapo-like force: “That’s exactly what Hitler did in Nazi Germany and it’s exactly what the Soviet Union did,” Broun said. “When he’s proposing to have a national security force that’s answering to him, that is as strong as the U.S. military, he’s showing me signs of being Marxist.” “We can’t be lulled into complacency,” Broun said. “You have to remember that Adolf Hitler was elected in a democratic Germany. I’m not comparing him to Adolf Hitler. What I’m saying is there is the potential of going down that road.“ Think Progress: Rep. Broun on comparing Obama to Hitler: ‘I regret putting it that way. War-on-You: Barack Obama: Compulsory Service REQUIRED of Middle, High School, College Students. WUFYS: Prepare!!'' AJC.com: Rep. Broun stands by Marxist remarks about Obama.
Will Congress cede its powers to the Obama administration? There is much discussion about the signals Barack Obama is sending regarding whether Senate Democrats should strip Joe Lieberman of his powerful position as Chairman of Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Reports yesterday indicate that Obama is telling Senate leaders he wants Lieberman to remain in the Democratic caucus, but it's unclear whether or not that means Obama wants Lieberman to keep his Chairmanship, how much of this is designed to distance Obama from any eventual confrontation, whether this is all just for show to pretend they're considering doing something about Lieberman, and how accurate these anonymous reports really are. Online Journal: Demythologizing Barack Obama for progressives.
Uruknet: The war President-elect Barack Obama is inheriting in Afghanistan includes an insurgency that's stronger than ever. And it's creeping ever-closer to the Afghan capital. In a video obtained by CBS News, a U.S. convoy is attacked less than 20 miles from Kabul. "I think in Afghanistan, we really dropped the ball for a long time," said Karin von Hippel of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies. It's now widely agreed America's new president needs a new approach, CBS News cheif foreign affairs correspondent Lara Logan reports. President-elect Obama's emerging strategy appears to shift focus to a "regional solution" to Afghanistan's problems. Afghanistan Conflict Monitor: Taliban in Control of 54 Percent of Afghanistan: Senlis Council.
 TALIBAN militants were driving around in captured US army Humvee armoured vehicles in Pakistan's tribal region close to the historic Khyber Pass last night after hijacking more than a dozen supply trucks travelling along the vital land route that supplies coalition forces in Afghanistan. The capture of the Humvees - these days the symbol of US intervention in Iraq and elsewhere - is a serious embarrassment to US commanders of the coalition forces. Pakistani reporters in the area said the militants unloaded the Humvees from shipping containers on the backs of the trucks and drove off in them, after decorating them with flags and banners of the banned umbrella organisation Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, which is led by Baitullah Mehsud. Mehsud is closely allied to Osama bin Laden and the Taliban leader Mullah Omar. The reporters said the hijackings had taken place "in clear view of (Pakistani) paramilitary personnel" deployed at the nearby Jamrud Fort, who "did not take any action". "All this happened on the international highway (linking Pakistan with Afghanistan) and you can imagine the implications this can have for us," an official told Pakistan newspaper Dawn. Pakistan army helicopter gunships were later sent to the area, but by then the trucks had been released by the militants, who had decamped with the Humvees as well as bags of wheat.
No new United Nations peacekeeping troops will be sent to eastern Congo for at least a month after the Security Council failed to reach a decision on reinforcing its mission there. Diplomats said there was broad agreement on the need to bolster the 17,000-strong force but scepticism from some quarters delayed a formal decision, which is now unlikely to come before the end of November. Talks wrapped up amid reports of renewed chaos north of Goma, where hundreds of Congolese government soldiers rampaged through villages, raping women and children and looting homes as they pulled back ahead of an expected advance by rebel troops. Columbus Dispatch: As rebels threaten, Congolese troops rape, pillage in villages.
A former KGB general and Russian prime minister says a war on Iran would produce a question mark over the Republican Party's sanity. In a televised interview on Monday, Yevgeny Primakov downplayed the prospects of a US- or Israeli-waged war on Iran over its nuclear program. "I doubt Republicans would commit themselves to such an imprudent measure," said Primakov.
Gordon Brown unjustifiably used the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act of 2001 against the people of Iceland for his own short-term political gain. This has turned a grave situation into a national disaster, affecting families in both Iceland and the United Kingdom. Help us avert greater damage by signing this petition now.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown called for shaping a truly global society and better international coordination of fiscal and momentary policies in a speech at the Lord Mayor's banquet here on Monday. He said that G8, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank must change to meet new realities and Britain and the United States must provide leadership in efforts to build stronger international order. And the British government is to work with G20 partners to build new Breton Woods with reformed IMF. "Together we can seize this moment of change to create age of a truly global society," he said. "Today's challenges are birth-pangs of new global order." Brown added that the world has forged a common approach to deal with the financial crisis. This was the first financial crisis of new global age and was also an unprecedented period of global change. "Now is time when one chapter ended and another began for the whole world," he said. Lew Rockwell: A New World Financial Order.
NATO officials are meeting in Estonia on Wednesday and Thursday to discuss relations with Moscow and Ukraine’s possible entry to the military alliance. The US is pushing the organisation to offer Kiev a membership action plan but is facing resistance from some countries in western Europe.
The US reaffirmed today that its missile defence plan does not target Russia  after Moscow said it would not put missiles on the European Union's doorstep if Washington forgoes the shield. "Missile defence is designed to protect all of us from launches from rogue states.
Bank of England governor Mervyn King today warned that the recession in Britain will be deeper and longer than expected, and signalled interest rates will have to fall further to stop inflation dropping far below its 2% target. King also admitted there was a risk of the economy suffering deflation during the next two years. In a dramatic change of its forecasts three months ago, the Bank predicted that the UK economy would shrink by 2% in the first half of next year and would not return to growth until towards the end of 2009. With the UK economy already contracting, this suggests that the recession will last for more than a year.
"In a subtle, bloodless coup, the Reaganomics ideology magically pulled victory out of the jaws of defeat in the meltdown. The magic happened fast and quietly, in the shadows, while you were in a trance, distracted by the election drama. American Conservative: Conservatives Follow the Leader: The culminating event was the financial bailout of the Wall Street plutocrats, which contradicts everything that conservatives allegedly stand for. It was socialistic in every way. It rewarded market failures. It ripped off average families for the sake of billionaires. It was the worst form of Keynesian planning. It was an open conflict of interest, as the ex-CEO of Goldman Sachs funneled vast sums to Goldman Sachs. It had exactly zero chance of helping the economy. In fact, by draining productive private resources necessary for economic recovery, it makes a bad situation worse.
Nir Barkat, a 49-year-year software mogul, won 52 per cent of the vote, while his rival Meir Porush, a white-bearded, black-clad ultra-Orthodox rabbi, trailed with 43 per cent. The controversial Russian-born oligarch Arkadi Gaydamak, wanted on an international arrest warrant for arms trafficking, polled less than four per cent despite pouring large sums into his erratic campaign.
Army Veteran Beth Ann Kucinich, youngest sister of Congressman Dennis Kucinich, died Veteran's Day at Veteran's Hospital in Cleveland, after a battle with acute respiratory distress syndrome. Beth was 48 years old. Her family was at her side throughout the three-week ordeal, as she struggled to survive while on life support. Beth served in the U.S. Army at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. A talented musician as well as an artist, she sold many of her works of art to her fellow veterans at the Brecksville Veterans Center. Her specialty was drawing famous cartoon characters for friends and loved ones on special occasions. "Our brother, Perry passed away last December. Beth Ann never got over Perry's sudden passing. The two had been inseparable. She talked about Perry constantly and she longed to be with him," said her eldest brother Dennis. WikiPedia: Acute respiratory distress syndrome. Kucinich.us: Beth Ann Kucinich. The Kucinich family will receive visitors at Golubski Funeral Home, 6500 Fullerton Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio on Wednesday, November 12, 4pm to 9pm, and on Thursday from 9:30 am until 11:00. The funeral service will begin at 11:00 am, with interment at Calvary Cemetery.
Norway has topped a league of countries in closing the gender gap, followed by three other Nordic nations, a survey by the World Economic Forum says.
President Bush listed some of the regrets from his presidency Tuesday, particularly the display of the "Mission Accomplished" sign as backdrop for a speech he gave about a month after the March 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq. "To some, it said, well, 'Bush thinks the war in Iraq is over,' when I didn't think that," he said in a CNN interview in New York. "It conveyed the wrong message."
When a news organization as venerable as the BBC censors the reportage of a story as important as the assassination of Benzir Bhutto --a highly visible critic of Bush/British policy with regard to the "War on Terrorism" et al --it is fair to ask: who is the BBC protecting? Are they covering up the motive for her murder? Are they protecting the regimes that engineered her assassination? HERE is the original, unedited version in which Bhutto states that Bin Laden had been murdered. [The] portion [that] is missing from the BBC clip [is]: “...he also had dealings with Omar Sheik, the man who murdered Osama bin Laden“.
Archaeologists have discovered a new pyramid under the sands of Saqqara, an ancient burial site that remains largely unexplored, Egyptian authorities announced Tuesday. The 4,300-year-old monument most likely belonged to the queen mother of the founder of the Sixth Dynasty, the antiquities chief, Zahi Hawass, said. The pyramid is the 118th discovered in Egypt. “To find a new pyramid is always exciting,” Mr. Hawass said. “And this one is magical. It belonged to a queen.” BBC: In pictures: New pyramid found.
Israeli archeologists have discovered a 2,000-year-old gold earring beneath a parking lot next to the walls of Jerusalem's old city, the Israel Antiquities Authority said Monday. The discovery dates back to the time of Christ, during the Roman period, said Doron Ben-Ami, director of excavation at the site. The piece was found in a Byzantine structure built several centuries after the jeweled earring was made, showing it was likely passed down through generations, he said. The find is luxurious: A large pearl inlaid in gold with two drop pieces, each with an emerald and pearl set in gold. "It must have belonged to someone of the elite in Jerusalem," Ben-Ami said. "Such a precious item, it couldn't be one of just ordinary people." In a statement released Monday, the authority said the piece of jewelry was "astonishingly well-preserved." Finds from the Roman period are rare in Jerusalem, Ben-Ami said, because the city was destroyed by the Roman Empire in the first century A.D. Shimon Gibson, an American archaeologist who was not involved in the dig, said the find was truly amazing, less because of its Roman origins than for its precious nature.
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