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News from the Long War, Thread 4
Various | 4/15/07 | Knitting a Conundrum and Others

Posted on 04/15/2007 6:02:06 PM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum

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Thread 4



Since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, our nation has fought a global war against violent extremists who use terrorism as their weapon of choice, and who seek to destroy our free way of life. Our enemies seek weapons of mass destruction and, if they are successful, will likely attempt to use them in their conflict with free people everywhere. Currently, the struggle is centered in Iraq and Afghanistan, but we will need to be prepared and arranged to successfully defend our nation and its interests around the globe for years to come. DOD

Our enemies include all the Muslims who dream of knocking Western Civilization off its perch atop humanity’s dung heap. Islam is fractured into any number of sects, tribes and ethnic groups, but the dream of destroying us cuts across all the fault lines. Islamic terrorists are merely the tip of a very large spear.

J. Peter Mulhern, the American Thinker, September 18

The determination behind that fight is real, the hatred is real, and the excuses for doing this are very real in the minds of those who have decided to walk that path. We can respond in two ways: Try to ignore or negotiate with people who do not want to negotiate in good faith, because what they want is our destruction, or to stand up against the darkness of those who see all of us, our way of life, our culture and our aspirations as something worth eliminating.

Either: "And God willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world without the United States and Zionism," Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Or: "With vigilance, determination, courage, we will defeat the enemies of freedom, and we will leave behind a more peaceful world for our children and our grandchildren." GW Bush.

Here's where I will post news and info about the Long War. Let me know if you're interested.

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To: Uncle Ike

With dual citizenship, I well imagine what uses Ahmanutjob has for them. Any time he want us to do something comes to mind.


2,451 posted on 05/08/2007 4:28:33 PM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (Anti Islam and a Global Warming denier - piss on Islam)
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To: Bahbah
"...we should “dialogue.”

Not much dialog when you have a gut at your head.

2,452 posted on 05/08/2007 4:30:25 PM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (Anti Islam and a Global Warming denier - piss on Islam)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

Or a gun even. Or a knife for all that.


2,453 posted on 05/08/2007 4:41:42 PM PDT by Bahbah (Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: Bahbah

Thanx - I knew that.


2,454 posted on 05/08/2007 4:57:02 PM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (Anti Islam and a Global Warming denier - piss on Islam)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

;)


2,455 posted on 05/08/2007 4:58:31 PM PDT by Bahbah (Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: Bahbah

06:39 Ben Gurion University students to go on hunger strike in Be`er Sheva (Haaretz)
06:34 BBC examining alleged Alan Johnston tape which includes abductors` demands (BBC)
06:21 Tape allegedly sent by Gaza abductors may show BBC reporter`s identity card (BBC)
06:08 Al Jazeera received tape allegedly from Alan Johnston`s kidnappers (BBC)
06:04 Winograd Cmte. to release testimonies of Olmert, Peretz and Halutz (Israel Radio)
05:22 7th to 12th grade teachers to strike on Wednesday in Tel-Aviv (Army Radio)
04:32 Major powers to meet Wednesday to discuss toughening sanctions on Iran (Reuters)
04:30 Iran willing to cooperate with U.S. on development of Iraq exit strategy (Reuters)
03:55 North Africa Al Qaida wing vows more suicide bombings (Reuters)
03:54 Democrats in Congress push plan to limit Iraq war funding (AP)
03:35 Pentagon tells 35,0000 U.S. troops to prepare for Iraq duty in fall (AP)
03:00 Bank of Israel study: Income tax in Israel lower than in Europe (Army Radio)
02:41 MK Rivlin to ask for Shas Rabbi Yosef`s support in presidential race (Army Radio)
02:13 KLM airlines to investigate if it flew Nazi fugitives to Argentina after WWII (Reuters)
01:46 Police to question drivers who did not stop to help wounded motorcyclist (Haaretz)
01:27 Egypt court rejects Mubarak`s order to try Islamic group before military court (AP)
00:50 World Bank: Israel denies Palestinians access to half of West Bank lands (Haaretz)
23:48 MK Yachimovich warns Rabbi Lau against running for presidency (Haaretz)


2,456 posted on 05/08/2007 8:51:06 PM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Uncle Ike

****trail of breadcrumbs****


2,457 posted on 05/09/2007 2:28:36 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (He who smiles and keeps his head when all about are losing theirs - doesn't understand the situation)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Good morning Ike - I’m late and I need coffee.


2,458 posted on 05/09/2007 2:55:51 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (Anti Islam and a Global Warming denier - piss on Islam)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen
I’m late and I need coffee.

Same here. Back in a minute.

2,459 posted on 05/09/2007 4:10:46 AM PDT by Bahbah (Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: Bahbah

I’m early and I need coffee....


2,460 posted on 05/09/2007 4:30:58 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

If everyone’s late or early, then I’ll say “I’m on time” and I too need coffee (lol).

Morning All!


2,461 posted on 05/09/2007 4:52:51 AM PDT by jedward (Mission '08 - Take back the House & Senate. No Negotiations...No Prisoners.)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Politicians: Olmert Will Be Replaced without Elections

(IsraelNN.com) Political leaders from Kadima and Labor have agreed that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will soon be replaced but that general elections will not be held this year. MK Avigdor Itzchaky, who recently quit as coalition leader in protest of Prime Minister Olmert’s refusal to step down, said Wednesday morning that none of the coalition parties have an interest in elections. “Everyone knows they will lose,” he explained. MK Itzchaky added he “has no idea” who will replace Olmert as Prime Minister.

MK Avishai Braverman (Labor), who is the leading backer of MK Ami Ayalon in his challenge to replace Defense Minister Amir Peretz as Labor party chairman, stated that “continuing with Olmert will destroy the Labor party.” Kadima will have to find a replacement, he added.

Both MK Braverman and Kadima MK Meir Sheetrit also roundly criticized former Prime Minister Ehud Barak for stating that Prime Minister Olmert should resign but that he would agree to sit in his government. Barak is Ayalon’s chief contender in the Labor party leadership primaries at the end of the month.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/126093


2,462 posted on 05/09/2007 4:59:13 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

14:51 Security cabinet meets to discuss classified sections of Winograd report (Haaretz)
14:42 IDF seeking solution for 37 African refugees that police refuse to take (Haaretz)
14:06 Winograd Cmte. to publish PM, Peretz, Halutz testimonies 9 A.M. Thurs. (Israel Radio)
13:50 Police arrest 13-year-old Haifa teen for bullying his classmates (Haaretz)
13:15 Kadima MK David Tal: Peres fit to replace Olmert as prime minister (Haaretz)
13:00 Knesset to step up efforts to strip former MK Bishara`s benefits (Army Radio)
12:41 Tribal gun battles kill 2, wound 8 in northern Yemen (AP)
12:03 Peres biography: Israel, France had secret deal to produce nuclear weapon (Reuters)
11:58 Man in his fifties hit by bus in Herzliya earlier dies at the hospital (Israel Radio)
11:30 U.K. police arrest four people in connection with 2005 London bombings (Reuters)
11:07 Damascus diplomats: EU developing plan to promote Syria-Israel peace (Israel Radio)
11:04 Afula man arrested on suspicion of having abused his sister for ten years (Israel Radio)
10:55 Knesset to vote on bill putting second teacher in preschools, low grades (Israel Radio)
10:19 Small explosion in Christian suburb of Beirut; cause under investigation (AP)
10:06 Rivlin meets Shas spiritual leader, but Shas says favors Peres for president (Haaretz)
09:45 Witnesses say army tanks enter northern Gaza Strip, IDF denies incursion (Reuters)
09:16 U.S. Vice President Cheney arrives in Baghdad for unannounced visit (Reuters)
08:45 Wadi Ara shooting deemed criminal in nature, resulted from family feud (Haaretz)
08:31 Man killed when struck by train near Kfar Shmaryahu (Israel Radio)
08:02 Three people lightly wounded in Wadi Ara shooting incident (Haaretz)
08:01 Abbas set to meet Palestinian factions, seek extension of truce (Israel Radio)
07:49 Iraqi police: Four people killed in bomb blast in Kurdish area (Reuters)
06:39 Ben Gurion University students to go on hunger strike in Be`er Sheva (Haaretz)
06:34 BBC examining alleged Alan Johnston tape which includes abductors` demands (BBC)
06:21 Tape allegedly sent by Gaza abductors may show BBC reporter`s identity card (BBC)
06:08 Al Jazeera received tape allegedly from Alan Johnston`s kidnappers (BBC)
06:04 Winograd Cmte. to release testimonies of Olmert, Peretz and Halutz (Israel Radio)
05:22 7th to 12th grade teachers to strike on Wednesday in Tel-Aviv (Army Radio)
04:32 Major powers to meet Wednesday to discuss toughening sanctions on Iran (Reuters)
04:30 Iran willing to cooperate with U.S. on development of Iraq exit strategy (Reuters)
03:55 North Africa Al Qaida wing vows more suicide bombings (Reuters)


2,463 posted on 05/09/2007 5:04:45 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: jedward

mornin JW


2,464 posted on 05/09/2007 5:10:08 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (Anti Islam and a Global Warming denier - piss on Islam)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

Mornin...sorry I was typing a rant on Mitch McConell. I’m irritated by our Minority Leadership in the Senate this morning. Arrgggggg.


2,465 posted on 05/09/2007 5:20:47 AM PDT by jedward (Mission '08 - Take back the House & Senate. No Negotiations...No Prisoners.)
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To: jedward

He pi$$es me off sometimes.


2,466 posted on 05/09/2007 5:29:33 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (Anti Islam and a Global Warming denier - piss on Islam)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

He’s got one of the loudest microphones for the minority and he doesn’t use it. It’s nuts.


2,467 posted on 05/09/2007 5:31:33 AM PDT by jedward (Mission '08 - Take back the House & Senate. No Negotiations...No Prisoners.)
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To: jedward; All

Something we need to know about.

May 09, 2007
The Soros pincer move on Israel
Ed Lasky

George Soros is deeply hostile to current American support for Israel. He publicly criticizes AIPAC and is exploring opportunities to form an anti-AIPAC. He also plans to launch a European version of the Council of Foreign Relations. Now, it seems as if George Soros may be launching yet another effort to try to influence the course of policy regarding Israel.

As many people may know, The Conference of the Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations and the Jewish Center for Public Affairs produces a daily compendium of news items regarding Israel that is often sent to major decision-makers and news outlets (the Daily Alert). Though this service carries news items from a diverse range of outlets (including the New York Times, Arab news sources and the left-leaning Haaretz newspaper) one influential Washington, D.C-based think tank, the Center for American Progress (CAP), thinks that the Daily Alert is too favorable towards Israel. CAP just launched an alternative news and opinion service dubbed: The Middle East Bulletin. Given the time constraints that many people labor under, and the cutback in news gathering and analysis that media outlets have had to endure, given the changing economics of the industry, news services such as these alerts are becoming increasingly relied upon.

The bulletin will go out three times a week and will be delivered via the internet to media outlets, Congressmen, and decision-makers around the world.

How does George Soros fit in this picture? The Center for American Progress receives funding from George Soros. The first “issue” of the Middle East News Bulletin itself gives credit for “the support and cooperation of Americans for Peace Now, Geneva Initiative Israel Policy Forum and the New Israel Fund.” None of these organizations are supportive of AIPAC and have proudly taken positions contrary to those of AIPAC and its many supporters.

Furthermore, Soros funds Media Matters- purportedly a media “monitoring” group. However, the group has an agenda. The group has been criticized for trying to censor the news by its criticisms and for “spinning” the news so as to give its readers a particular view of the events of the day.

One new group has been launched to deliver its choices of news and opinion to stovepipe to decision-makers and media outlets; the other group was formed to pressure media outlets regarding their presentations of the news. Seems as if an effort is being made to mold the news in a particular direction — one that may not be favorable towards Israel or the American-Israel relationship.

This “pincer move” bears watching.

Link: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2007/05/the_soros_pincer_move_on_israe.html


2,468 posted on 05/09/2007 5:34:09 AM PDT by Bahbah (Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: Bahbah

Thanks Bahbah.


2,469 posted on 05/09/2007 5:39:25 AM PDT by jedward (Mission '08 - Take back the House & Senate. No Negotiations...No Prisoners.)
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To: jedward

Welcome, j.

I am flabberbgasted at the amount of influence this evil man is wielding.


2,470 posted on 05/09/2007 5:42:45 AM PDT by Bahbah (Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: Bahbah

Yep. To a large degree, it’s how a lot of things are controlled IMO. The best thing is understanding it, and you are doing just that IMO. Best to understand all the enemy’s in order to defeat them, IMHO.


2,471 posted on 05/09/2007 5:52:07 AM PDT by jedward (Mission '08 - Take back the House & Senate. No Negotiations...No Prisoners.)
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To: jedward

Post-election violence continued for a third night across France, with about 200 vehicles torched by rioters and more than 80 people taken in for questioning, the interior minister said Wednesday.

The violence has largely been carried out by left-wing and anarchist troublemakers angered by conservative Nicolas Sarkozy’s win in presidential elections Sunday. They oppose his free-market reforms and tough line on crime and immigration.

Though violence continued late Tuesday and early Wednesday, the third night after the election was much calmer than the previous two, said Interior Minister Francois Baroin.

About 730 cars were burned nationwide Sunday night and 592 people were arrested. The following night, 373 vehicles were torched and 160 people were taken in for questioning across France.

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1178708560397&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull


2,472 posted on 05/09/2007 6:15:27 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Police searched apartments and offices run by leftist groups in cities across the country Wednesday on suspicion they were planning “terrorist” attacks against next month’s Group of Eight summit.

“The militant extreme left groups and their members are suspected of having founded a terrorist group, or of being members of such an organization, with the specific goal of staging fire bombings and other violent attacks in order to disrupt or prevent the upcoming G-8 summit in Heiligendamm,” federal prosecutors said in a statement.

Prosecutors said they were investigating more than 18 individuals suspected of organizing a terrorist group.

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1178708560350&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull


2,473 posted on 05/09/2007 6:16:26 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

4 Iraqi journalists shot dead near Iraq’s Kirkuk

Published: 05.09.07, 14:45 / Israel News

Four Iraqi journalists were killed when gunmen opened fire on their car near the northern city of Kirkuk on Wednesday, police said.

They said one of the journalists was the well-known director of a local media organisation which publishes several newspapers. (Reuters)

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3397808,00.html


2,474 posted on 05/09/2007 6:18:15 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: jedward

What a day. I discovered my deep freeze had been off because a circuit breaker had tripped. Lost a lot. Then when I plug it back again, it’s overheating. Had to unplug it again. I see it’s time to go shopping for a new deep freeze.

I HAVE to start mowing the back yard. Yuck.

I need more coffee.


2,475 posted on 05/09/2007 6:21:35 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

I was tired and just decided to hang it up very early last night. Longest night’s sleep I’ve had in a long time. Up and kicking this morning. But I can always use more coffee :)


2,476 posted on 05/09/2007 6:29:25 AM PDT by jedward (Mission '08 - Take back the House & Senate. No Negotiations...No Prisoners.)
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To: jedward

....and given that the DBM is bleeding out in terms of credibility and circulation to the point that they’re attacking us poor little Pajamahadeen as unfair, where do you suppose is going to be the next place Soros goes to buy allegiance to his world view?

Might be interesting to watch, unless he decides that buying all of the internet out would not be cost effective and just settles for a try at censorship......

It would be a da** nuisance to have to lawyer up before you log on to FR, wouldn’t it?


2,477 posted on 05/09/2007 6:31:13 AM PDT by Unrepentant VN Vet (I'm rapidly running out of reasons to consider a democrat as a citizen of the same country.)
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To: jedward

rant on

There’s something whacked about how the various areas report fire acreage on the daily reports.

Yesterday, they reported 10 new large fires. Large fires by definition have to be 100 acres in timber or 300 acres in grass. There are a total of 22 uncontained large fires out there.

So, what was the grand total of acres burned for the day?

465. If it was just new fires, it would have to be 1000 acres minimum.

The south, where fires were popping up all over the place yesterday in Florida, and where there was a major run on one of the Georgia fires, reported a total of 71 acres.

Southern California, which had a number of fires yesterday, reported 0 acres burned.

Now it is true, that these reports are based on data as of about 4:30 or thereabouts local time. But still. The fire in Griffin Park in LA was at least 200 acres by that time.

I hate how they do that. Later, the totals will be added into the grand totals, but it would be sure nice if there was an attempt to report acres burned in something that approached reality.

/rant


2,478 posted on 05/09/2007 6:40:23 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Do you really expect REALITY out of a “news” story?

Those stiffs usually don’t even check the spelling on the Press Releases anymore..........


2,479 posted on 05/09/2007 6:46:22 AM PDT by Unrepentant VN Vet (I'm rapidly running out of reasons to consider a democrat as a citizen of the same country.)
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To: Bahbah
"I am flabberbgasted at the amount of influence this evil man is wielding."

I'm amazed at how completely money destroys the soul.

2,480 posted on 05/09/2007 6:51:19 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (Anti Islam and a Global Warming denier - piss on Islam)
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To: Unrepentant VN Vet

Hey UVNV! He’ll go where his money can buy influence. Funny thing with the Internet, it’s the one thing I’m glad the government created initially. Only they could have created such a thing that they could not control...so far (lol). I remember when the first bit of legislation popped up about sales tax revenue from sales via the internet. It was funny watching the law makers run as fast as they could away from something they would typically be drawn to like a magnet (lolololol). The internet is quite the pickle for the government, and I like it that way :)

It’ll be quite some time before any success if found in true sensorship. It should be noted that there is currently an effort to fund research on “rebuilding” the current infrastructure of the internet. Someone posted an article here at FR about it. That will be something to keep an eye on if and when it actually gets anywhere.

Good morning to ya!


2,481 posted on 05/09/2007 6:54:17 AM PDT by jedward (Mission '08 - Take back the House & Senate. No Negotiations...No Prisoners.)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Rant appropriate :)


2,482 posted on 05/09/2007 6:57:08 AM PDT by jedward (Mission '08 - Take back the House & Senate. No Negotiations...No Prisoners.)
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To: Unrepentant VN Vet

That’s not from a news story. I give up on reporters. Most of’em don’t know up from down or a shotgun from a rifle. That’s from official daily reports put out by the National Interagency Fire Center.

To be honest, though, when the fires are crazy, the reports don’t get filed in time or all that accurate...they are busy!

First, each fire files a 209, which are notoriously late when there’s a lot of action, and a lot of guestimates. Then the data is sent by region to NICC, which compiles it and makes their reports. Some regions only like to report new acres from what is called Initial Attack, others report on the growth of fires from established fires as well, and other areas act like they don’t want to admit that they have fire acres burned and seemingly put a lot of their acreage into the grand totals and not the daily burns.

I’ve been watching these reports since 1999, when I first discovered them.

It drives me crazy....


2,483 posted on 05/09/2007 7:02:34 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

“Four Iraqi journalists were killed when gunmen opened fire on their car near the northern city of Kirkuk on Wednesday, police said.

They said one of the journalists was the well-known director of a local media organisation which publishes several newspapers. (Reuters)”

No tin foil needed here. I suspect that was an intentional assasination of all aboard. Some don’t want news from that area getting out IMHO.


2,484 posted on 05/09/2007 7:04:14 AM PDT by jedward (Mission '08 - Take back the House & Senate. No Negotiations...No Prisoners.)
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To: jedward

I suspect you’re right.


2,485 posted on 05/09/2007 7:08:38 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum
There has been smoke from fire in the air here where I am for 4 days. Today is particularly bad.
2,486 posted on 05/09/2007 8:03:34 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (Anti Islam and a Global Warming denier - piss on Islam)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

Amazing weather. The center of the US is flooding...but there is fire in the south on both coasts and on the very top by Boundary Waters...and a storm system to keep the winds up off the Georgia/Florida coast...but not one expected to dump a lot of water there.

And the Florida Panhandle and the area around LA and San Bernadino continue under Fire Weather advisories...


2,487 posted on 05/09/2007 8:22:50 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: jedward

18:21 PA pulls children`s program with Micky Mouse-like character advocating violence (AP)


2,488 posted on 05/09/2007 8:23:27 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: markman46; WorkerbeeCitizen; Uncle Ike; Bahbah; Txsleuth; sofaman; pinz-n-needlez; ...

A way out of the impasse?

Likud MK proposes elections for prime minister only

Published: 05.09.07, 16:50 / Israel News

Knesset Member Yisrael Katz (Likud) has submitted a new bill proposing elections for the role of prime minister only, enabling the Knesset to continue in its current form.

According to Katz, many coalition members support his bill. (Amnon Meranda)

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3397884,00.html

(one reason for not wanting elections seems to be a feeling that there would be a big throw the bums out effect, and for sure Kadima and Labor would lose a lot of power. I will keep an eye out to see if anybody runs with this idea.)


2,489 posted on 05/09/2007 8:27:52 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

20:10 Comptroller: Hebrew University real estate given deflated price tag (Israel Radio)
20:09 Peretz: Incident of soldiers beating left-wing activists will be investigated (Haaretz)
19:31 Presidential election in Knesset tentatively set for June 13 (Haaretz)
19:28 Court upholds life sentences for six members of Greek terrorist group (AP)
19:06 Egypt announces it is offering new `road map` for peace for Sudan (AP)
18:51 Majority of House Cmte. backs 1-day week at Knesset during Shavuot holiday (Haaretz)
18:42 Leopard breaks into Sde Boker community, eats dog and two cats (Ch. 2)
18:21 PA pulls children`s program with Micky Mouse-like character advocating violence (AP)
18:09 Strong explosion strikes Baghdad during visit by U.S. Vice President Cheney (AP)
17:56 Israel marks VE Day with veterans` march in J`lem, special Knesset session (Haaretz)
17:36 IDF clashes with Israeli demonstrators protesting against West Bank roadblocks (Ch. 2)
17:27 Egyptian parliament strips 2 Muslim Brotherhood lawmakers of immunity (AP)


2,490 posted on 05/09/2007 10:36:35 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Peres tells Olmert he doesn’t see himself as prime minister candidate

Published: 05.09.07, 20:26 / Israel News

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert met with Vice Premier Shimon Peres to discuss the upcoming presidential elections.

Peres told Olmert that he did not see himself as a candidate for prime minister. Earlier, Peres met with MK Avigdor Itzchaky (Kadima), who promised to look into Peres’ change of being elected president. (Attila Somfalvi)

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3397963,00.html

Them in Israel who think they can get Peres to be PM seem to forget he really, really wants to be President, instead. I suspect that job has far, far fewer headaches.


2,491 posted on 05/09/2007 10:38:54 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Wish someone would have told Olmerde the same thing some time ago.....I know he rode Sharon’s coattails but he’s become quite the expensive tail (end). Hiya.


2,492 posted on 05/09/2007 11:43:00 AM PDT by unionblue83 (Note to Dems:"Americans love a winner. Americans will not tolerate a loser." -Gen. Patton)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum
"17:27 Egyptian parliament strips 2 Muslim Brotherhood lawmakers of immunity (AP)"

This is interesting. Maybe Egypt is done with extremism I hope.

2,493 posted on 05/09/2007 1:30:50 PM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (Anti Islam and a Global Warming denier - piss on Islam)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen; unionblue83; Knitting A Conundrum; All

Evenin’ Ya’ll,,,catchin’ up,,,miles behind...;0)


2,494 posted on 05/09/2007 4:39:28 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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You lucky I been out of the house all afternoon...less news that way...


2,495 posted on 05/09/2007 5:30:40 PM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Howdy,,,I saw that bout the freezer,,,yikes!!,,,
Baad when motor? gets hot...:0/


2,496 posted on 05/09/2007 5:36:40 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

Totally failed this afternoon. I’d been planning on running it an hour or so this afternoon, and right after I plugged it in, it died. gonna lose a pork loin and 2 turkeys . I was just hoping to keep it ok until trash day (couldn’t throw it all out yesterday.)

It is old. Time for a new one.


2,497 posted on 05/09/2007 5:45:20 PM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum
Well, Knitting, here's a chuckle for you. Protesters in Najaf try to spell the VP's name


2,498 posted on 05/09/2007 5:53:13 PM PDT by Bahbah (Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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Afghans Protest Against “Devil” Ahmadinejad and Iran

Hundreds of Afghan protesters carried signs condemning “Devil” Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his forces for dumping refugees back into Afghanistan.

Iran evicted 25,000 Afghan refugees in the span of a few days.

An Afghan demonstrator holds a banner, which says ‘ Islam has no border’ during a protest in front of the Iranian embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday, May 1, 2007. Hundreds of Afghans demonstrated against the deportation of Afghan refugees living in Iran as refugee in the past two and half decades of war and the invasion in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

Afghan protestors shout slogans during a protest in front of the Iranian embassy in Kabul May 1, 2007. Hundreds of Afghans protested against the forced repartition of Afghan refugees from Iran. Afghanistan’s government on Sunday called on neighbouring Iran to suspend the repatriation of Afghan refugees. (REUTERS/Ahmad Masood)

Hundreds of Afghanistan citizens marched the streets of Kabul and rallied in front of the Iranian Embassy Tuesday:

Hundreds of people rallied in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul Tuesday to protest against Iran’s expulsion of tens of thousands of Afghan refugees, witnesses said.

Some 500 people marched from western Kabul to the Iranian embassy carrying banners condemning Tehran’s action.

One of the banners described Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his forces as “devils.”

“Islam has no borders, we condemn Iran’s brutal act,” the banner said.

Iran launched a drive to expel the refugees April 21 and sent back some 25,000 within the space of a few days, prompting strong protests by the Afghan government.

Iran’s interior minister Mostafa Pour Mohammadi has said that the government planned to send back around 500,000 refugees in the first phase.

Afghan interior ministry spokesman Zemarai Bashary said that Tuesday’s protest was peaceful.

On Sunday Afghanistan called on Iran to stop the expulsions, saying that the destitute country could not afford to resettle the refugees.

Around 20,000 refugees were dropped across the border in Afghanistan’s Nimroz province, among them women who were picked up from the streets and who had left family members behind, Nimroz governor Ghulam Dastageer Azad has said.

“Among the forced returnees here, there are women who have left family members in Iran, there are people who have left their accounts unsettled in Iran,” said Azad.

Link: http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2007/05/afghans-protest-against-devil.html


2,499 posted on 05/09/2007 5:56:38 PM PDT by Bahbah (Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

My friends that moved back from Mo. had theirs go out,,,
full of meat,,,had to cook and give a bunch away,,,
It was very good...;0)


2,500 posted on 05/09/2007 5:58:42 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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