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  • Eye of the Storm: Whose new Middle East? (Must Read)

    11/12/2005 7:37:38 AM PST · by F14 Pilot · 61 replies · 1,768+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Nov. 12, 2005 | By AMIR TAHERI
    When Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made his "wipe Israel off the map" remarks last month, many diplomats on both sides of the Atlantic rushed to explain, read between the lines and relativize what was an unambiguous statement of Teheran's long-established policy. They expressed the hope that Iran would "clarify" - meaning soften - its position. That was followed by feverish diplomatic activities, mainly by the United Nations' Secretary-General Kofi Annan, to persuade Teheran to tone down Ahmadinejad's remarks. (Annan was forced to cancel a planned visit to Teheran after the Iranians told him they would not allow any conciliatory phrases...
  • CA: Immigration clash at Capitol (3 arrested)

    10/30/2005 8:32:48 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 509+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 10/30/05 | Matt Weiser
    One group wants to end illegal immigration. The other rejects what it calls the armed uprising that the first group has begun. They clashed Saturday in the shadow of the Capitol, and three people were arrested. Still, it turns out, they agree on one thing: The system is broken. "This isn't about hatred. This isn't about racism. We stand against a broken system that has failed all of us," said Tim Donnelly, leader of the Minuteman Corps of California, one branch of a group that organizes armed citizen patrols of America's border with Mexico. Donnelly's group held a rally on...
  • CA: Poll numbers clash on propositions

    10/23/2005 10:06:38 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 442+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 10/22/05 | William Finn Bennett
    All those polling numbers about ballot initiatives got you feeling dazed and confused? You're not alone. With the conflicting numbers shown in recent public opinion polls, many voters must be wondering just what is going on. Check out one poll on Proposition 76, a state spending-cap proposal, and it appears that 58 percent of voters support the initiative while 36 percent oppose it. Check out another poll and it appears that just the opposite is true, with 19 percent saying they support the measure and 65 percent saying they oppose it. Another recent poll shows similar numbers, with 63 percent...
  • Miffed Schwarzenegger to snub Bush amid cash clash

    10/20/2005 6:30:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 614+ views
    afp on Yahoo ^ | 10/20/05 | AFP
    LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Miffed Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will snub George W. Bush when the US president begins a visit to California amid a clash over fundraising for their Republican Party. The movie-star state governor, a moderate in Bush's conservative party, late Wednesday expressed irritation that the president apparently ignored his plea to delay the fundraising trip and said he would not take the time to meet Bush. The cash clash brings to the surface long-standing tensions between the two men as Schwarzenegger moves to raise crucial funds for himself ahead of a special election next month on which he...
  • US Forces Clash With Mahdi Army

    09/25/2005 6:07:04 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 581+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-26-2005 | Adrian Blomfield
    US forces clash with Mahdi Army By Adrian Blomfield in Basra (Filed: 26/09/2005) American troops and the Mahdi Army militia of Moqtada al-Sadr clashed in the slums of Baghdad yesterday, raising fears for the future of a year-long US truce with the fiery Shia cleric's gunmen. The fighting came as insurgent attacks took the lives of at least 31 people, including 13 commandos from the elite Wolf Brigade, the Iraqi army's showcase anti-terrorism unit, killed when a suicide bomber rammed into their convoy in the south-east of the capital. Mahdi Army gunmen opened fire on US forces that entered their...
  • Arab-language newspaper: Iran-U.S forces clash in southern Iraq

    09/10/2005 1:17:37 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 12 replies · 907+ views News Ticker ^ | September 10, 2005
    09:09 Arab-language newspaper: Iran-U.S forces clash in southern Iraq (Haaretz)
  • Influx of evacuees creates culture clash in Baton Rouge

    09/06/2005 6:39:16 AM PDT · by Frustration · 79 replies · 2,417+ views
    Waco Tribune Herald ^ | 9/6/05 | Bob Dart
    BATON ROUGE, La. – Chillin' on the levee by the Mississippi River on a sunny Monday morning, Nutty and Slim Nine and Doughboy, Jr., admitted that they are already homesick for New Orleans. "This ain't like the city, where everybody got a nickname that everybody knows you by," said Nutty, 18, whose tattooed nickname was spelled out in two-inch high block letters between his right shoulder and elbow. "I'm trying to get back home — back to the N.O." "I don't like the curfew here," said Doughboy, Jr., 16. "And I don't like the police. They make grown people stay...
  • NY: Illegal immigrants, Long Islanders clash (Farmingville)

    08/04/2005 11:22:24 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 113 replies · 4,044+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/4/05 | Frank Eltman - AP
    FARMINGVILLE, N.Y. (AP) - This middle-class Long Island community an hour from New York City and 2,000 miles from the Mexican border has become an unlikely flashpoint in the national debate over illegal immigration, with Hispanics beaten, harassed and evicted in recent weeks. For more than a decade, immigrants from Mexico or Central America have been drawn to Long Island by the prospect of jobs. Many stand on street corners in Farmingville, waiting for contractors, landscapers and others to offer them a day's work at about $10 an hour. Then at night they go back to their illegally overcrowded single-family...
  • 700 injured in clash between Honda workers and police

    07/25/2005 9:17:22 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies · 345+ views
    GURGAON: At least 700 people, including a DSP and a constable, were reportedly injured in a clash between the police and the employees of the Honda Motorcycles & Scooter India Pvt Ltd this Monday in Gurgaon. The workers were protesting against the retrenchment of 50 workers and termination of the services of four others from the Manesar factory. The clash was the culmination of a month-long standoff between employees and the company. The protestors had set fire to three police vehicles. Police say that the protestors had violated Section 144. A section of the Mehrauli-Gurgaon road has been blocked. Television...
  • PETA, perverts and horses (Warning: Disturbing Quotes)

    07/21/2005 8:06:50 AM PDT · by Alexander Rubin · 18 replies · 1,041+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Thursday, July 21, 2005 | Alexander Rubin
    [The Enumclaw case, for those of you who don't know, refers to a man who died from having sex with a horse; an investigation by the sheriff's office found a farm which was a haven for bestiality perverts] The Enumclaw case highlights two increasingly important ideological debates. The first, and seemingly the more minor of the two (for the time being) is within the animal rights movement, and centers around whether animals should be treated as identical to humans. On the one side, stands PETA and Peter Singer, a founder of the animal rights movement. On the other stands the...
  • S. Korea: Clashes Feared Over MacArthur Statue in Incheon (pinkos to be spanked this time)

    07/15/2005 7:33:32 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies · 770+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 07/15/05
    Clashes Feared Over MacArthur Statue in Incheon Fears of a violent clash mounted Friday after progressive civic groups wanting a statue of U.S. General Douglas MacArthur in Incheon pulled down and conservative groups determined to protect it to the very end announced simultaneous Sunday demonstrations in the city’s Freedom Park. One pro-unification civic group told police it will hold a rally in front of the MacArthur statue from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. The gathering, which it expects to attract 100 people, will call for the expulsion of the U.S. military and the toppling of the statue....

    07/12/2005 10:00:17 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 34 replies · 887+ views
    AKI ^ | 12 July | Reuters
    Clashes between Iranian students and police are reported to have occured at the University of Tehran, following a protest by the students asking for the release of Iranian dissident and journalist Akbar Ganji, who has been in prison since 2000. Ganji's has been on a hunger strike in a Tehran jail for the past month and his health condition is deteriorating. According to the Iranian student news agency ISNA, the university students asked for the liberation of other political detainees as well. The clashes occured when a dozen policemen, in their attempt to stop the protest, clashed with the students....
  • Chirac left with oeuf on his face

    07/05/2005 10:21:37 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 16 replies · 585+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | July 6, 2005 | Anton La Guardia, Toby Helm and Philip Johnston
    Tony Blair and President Jacques Chirac of France were heading for a clash on free trade and global warming at the G8 summit tonight after flying half-way across the world in their bitter contest to host the 2012 Olympics.The Queen will hold a welcoming dinner at Gleneagles, in Perthshire, for leaders of the world's most industrialised countries. But the mood could be soured by the International Olympic Committee's choice of city to hold the Games in seven years' time: London, Paris, New York, Moscow or Madrid. Yesterday the Prime Minister flew from Singapore, where the committee was meeting, to prepare...
  • Syrian Forces Clash with Saddam's Ex-Bodyguards

    07/04/2005 7:11:42 PM PDT · by ex-Texan · 25 replies · 814+ views
    Daily Star/Lebanon ^ | 7/5/2005 | Staff Writers
    DAMASCUS: Syrian forces captured two "terrorists" and a security officer was killed in a dawn clash with extremists who included former bodyguards of Saddam Hussein, official media said. The gun battle on Mount Qassioun overlooking the Syrian capital was the second such fire fight with extremists in recent days and comes amid intense U.S. pressure on Syria to stop militants slipping over its border into Iraq. "The clash took place early yesterday on Mount Qassioun with a group of people wanted for terrorist crimes, some of whom were former bodyguards of Saddam Hussein," the former Iraqi president, the SANA agency...
  • Syrian troops, Arab militant die in clash

    07/03/2005 9:44:49 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 429+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/3/05 | Albert Aji - AP
    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - Syrian security forces have killed an Arab extremist who was trying to illegally cross into neighboring Lebanon with other suspected militants, Syria's official news agency reported Sunday. Two Syrian soldiers also were killed in the clash that erupted after the Arab man opened fire on a Syrian border patrol, according to the news agency SANA. No details were provided on the nationality of the slain man, who was identified only by his initials M.Z. The report did not say when the clash happened or where along Syria's border with Lebanon it was. The agency said 34...
  • UN Council concerned at Israeli-Hizbollah clash

    06/30/2005 11:14:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 229+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/30/05 | Evelyn Leopold - Reuters
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council expressed serious concern on Thursday at the flare-up of fighting between Hizbollah guerrillas and Israel in a disputed Syria-Lebanese border zone. The 15-member body called on Lebanon to extend control over the entire country by deploying its army in all areas and "to put an end to all attacks emanating from its territory." The Security Council last September demanded foreign forces withdraw from Lebanon and militia, like Hizbollah, be disarmed. "In this context, they expressed serious concerns at (Wednesday's) attack," the council said in a press statement. On Thursday, Israeli helicopters struck...
  • Settlers Clash With Soldiers, Palestinians

    06/29/2005 2:50:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies · 351+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | June 29, 2005 | YANIV ZOHAR, Associated Press Writer
    SHIRAT HAYAM, Gaza Strip - Jewish settlers holed up in an abandoned villa traded blows with Israeli troops Wednesday and then attacked Palestinians, critically wounding one before soldiers hauled them away. The clashes were the worst involving opponents of the August withdrawal since Israel announced its plans to pull out of Gaza. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon called the protesters "hooligans" and vowed to fight them with an "iron fist." His tough talk reflected concern that protests could pit Israeli against Israeli and lead to bloodshed during the pullout, which marks the first time Israel will remove veteran settlements from Gaza...
  • Gibraltar Clash Over L2bn Treasure (England - Spain)

    03/28/2005 3:03:38 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 888+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 3-28-2005 | Ben Sills
    Gibraltar clash over £2bn treasure Ben Sills in Madrid Monday March 28, 2005 The Guardian (UK) The Strait of Gibraltar has been the scene of numerous skirmishes between the British and Spanish navies, and now the two nations are sparring again - this time over the wreck of an English warship packed to the gunwales with treasure. HMS Sussex has lain undisturbed on the seabed for more than 300 years, but since researchers discovered the ship was carrying billions of pounds of English gold and silver, it has become the focus of a bitter dispute as the Spanish authorities try...
  • N. Korea: China website highlights early DPRK-China tensions (commie infighting) China-NK relations

    03/25/2005 9:49:21 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 433+ views
    North Korea zone ^ | 03/25/05 | Michael Rank
    China website highlights early DPRK-China tensions China-NK relations by Michael Rank If you're a Great Leader it can feel a little uncomfortable having another Great Leader on your doorstep, and a very interesting report in Chinese highlights intense rivalry between Mao Zedong and Kim Il-sung in the 1950s and 60s. This short report says North Korea took part in “underground activities” against China's Korean minority after the Korean war in order to instill in them a “fatherland concept and ideology of the leader”, telling them their fatherland was the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and their leader was General Kim...
  • Sen. Biden, Iran Minister Clash Over Nukes

    01/28/2005 6:11:16 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies · 1,343+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/28/05 | George Jahn - AP
    DAVOS, Switzerland - Sen. Joseph Biden (news, bio, voting record) and Iran's foreign minister clashed Friday over Tehran's nuclear ambitions, with Biden hinting at the possibility of armed conflict unless fears of an Iranian weapons program were put to rest. The rare and frank public exchange between a senior American politician and a ranking member of the Iranian government came at a dinner during the World Economic Forum (news - web sites) held in this Alpine resort town. There are no official contacts between Washington and Tehran, which President Bush (news - web sites) has labeled part of the "axis...