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  • McCain adviser ousted in conflict uproar (Craig Shirley)

    05/15/2008 10:34:37 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 1,368+ views ^ | 5/15/08 | Ben Smith
    John McCain's campaign asked a prominent Republican consultant, Craig Shirley, to leave his official campaign role Thursday after a Politico inquiry about Shirley's dual role consulting for the campaign and for an independent "527" group opposing the Democratic presidential candidates. The campaign also released a new conflict of interest policy barring such arrangements. Shirley, a conservative public relations veteran, doubled as a consultant to McCain and to the group Stop Her Now, a 527 group barred from coordinating its activities with presidential campaigns. He is not currently on the McCain campaign’s payroll, but would also step down from his role...
  • ISG (Iraq Study Group - remember them?) moves from consensus to conflict

    04/23/2008 7:36:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies · 200+ views ^ | 4/22/08 | DANIEL LIBIT
    ISG moves from consensus to conflictBy DANIEL LIBIT 4/22/08 4:32 AM EST In December 2006, in an effort to build a national consensus on a “new way forward in Iraq,” the Iraq Study Group painted itself as a portrait of bipartisan chumminess, with all political hackery checked at the door. Sixteen months later, seven of the 10 ISG members are backing presidential candidates with radically different views about how to proceed in Iraq. Republicans James Baker, Lawrence Eagleburger and Ed Meese are supporting Sen. John McCain, who argues that the United States should be sending more troops to Iraq. Democrats...
  • Islam 'struggles with conflict, phobia'

    03/10/2008 9:42:19 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 16 replies · 757+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 11 March 2008
    ISLAMIC leaders from around the globe are at a two day summit in Dakar, struggling to counter wars in their midst and feeling unloved and unfairly treated by the West. US-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, never ending conflict between Israelis and Palestinians and strife in Sudan's Darfur region weigh heavily on the 57-member Organisation of the Islamic Conference as its leaders gather in the Senegalese capital. OIC Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu told foreign ministers at a pre-summit meeting that the leaders of the 1.3 billion Muslims must work on the "pressing issues confronting" them such as the death and...
  • Mother-daughter Conflict, Low Serotonin Level May Be Deadly Combination

    03/07/2008 10:32:49 AM PST · by blam · 51 replies · 1,546+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 3-7-2008 | University Of Washington
    Mother-daughter Conflict, Low Serotonin Level May Be Deadly Combination ScienceDaily (Mar. 7, 2008) — A combination of negative mother-daughter relationships and low blood levels of serotonin, an important brain chemical for mood stability, may be lethal for adolescent girls, leaving them vulnerable to engage in self-harming behaviors such as cutting themselves. New University of Washington research indicates that these two factors in combination account for 64 percent of the difference among adolescents, primarily girls, who engage in self-harming behaviors and those who do not. "Girls who engage in self harm are at high risk for attempting suicide, and some of...
  • Arab Racism and Middle East Politics

    02/24/2008 3:02:30 PM PST · by PRePublic · 112+ views ^ | 2006-07-26
    Arab Racism and Middle East Politics Racism and Middle East Politics The skirmishes in the occupied land are part of a war of destiny. The outcome of hundreds of years of war will be defined in Palestinian land. ... As the Imam said, 'Israel must be wiped off the map.' — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as quoted by Aljazeera Anger towards Israel by its Arab neighbors is out of proportion to Israel's sins. What we are witnessing in the Middle East is anti-Semitism, not politics. It is Jew-hatred, not a dispute over borders or rights or Palestinian statehood. This...
  • Lost Years

    01/30/2008 11:03:21 AM PST · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 75+ views
    Campus Report ^ | January 30, 2008 | Louisa Tavlas
    Lost Years by: Louisa Tavlas, January 30, 2008 Charles Enderlin’s The Lost Years: Radical Islam, Intifada, and Wars in the Middle East 2001-2006 comes as a fresh of breath air in these oft-polluted journalistic times. Enderlin is a journalist of French and Israeli origins, having lived in Jerusalem since 1968. He has been the Middle East Bureau Chief for the French television chain France 2 since 1990. As of 2005, he has served as vice-president of the Association of Foreign Press Correspondents in Jerusalem. He has written several books covering the Middle East peace process. Among them are Shattered Dreams:...
  • Nobel Peace Prize? No Connection Between Environmental Crises/Armed Conflict, According To New Study

    12/16/2007 5:30:22 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 471+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 12-16-2007 | Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
    Nobel Peace Prize? No Connection Between Environmental Crises And Armed Conflict, According To New StudyHelga Malmin Binningsbø (left) and Indra de Soysa from NTNU's Department of Sociology and Political Science have a solid empirical support for stating that environmental scarcity is not the reason behind violent conflict. (Credit: Image courtesy of Norwegian University of Science and Technology) ScienceDaily (Dec. 16, 2007) — Climate advocate Al Gore accepted the Nobel Peace Prize this December 10th. New Norwegian research suggests, however, that there is no connection between environmental crises and armed conflict. Consensus of scientists regarding global warming Scientific opinion on climate...
  • Palestinians brought problems on themselves

    12/08/2007 11:19:41 AM PST · by PRePublic · 50 replies · 151+ views
    madison ^ | 12-07-2007
    Jacob Amir: Palestinians brought problems on themselves A letter to the editor — 12/07/2007 10:07 am Dear Editor: The authors of the column "Jews need to speak out on abuse of Palestinians" blame Israel for the difficulties facing the residents of Gaza. One wonders if the authors can imagine what would have happened if, immediately after Israel left the Gaza Strip, all terror activity from there ceased. Which means no rocket launching, no weapons smuggling, no efforts to bomb the border crossing points, no efforts to send suicide murderers into Israel. Then all the crossing points would have remained open,...
  • Kosovo Task Force Prepared for Conflict, Commander Says

    12/05/2007 3:35:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 56+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2007 – As negotiations on Kosovo’s “final status” are expected to reach a political stalemate Dec. 10, a top commander in NATO’s Kosovo Force said today his troops are prepared for any potential conflict in the breakaway province. The commander of Kosovo Force’s Multinational Task Force East said the mood in Kosovo is “anxious” days before talks led by the United States, the European Union and Russia are likely to end in disagreement. Provincial leaders of the 90-percent ethnic Albanian enclave in southern Serbia are expected to unilaterally declare Kosovo’s independence in January or February. “When the...
  • CA: State stem cell board member asked to quit over apparent conflict

    11/22/2007 8:08:56 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 116+ views ^ | 11/22/07 | Sabin Russell
    A prominent member of the governing board for California's stem cell agency may have violated state conflict-of-interest rules last summer when he tried to reverse a decision rejecting a grant proposal by a scientist who works for him at the Burnham Institute of Medical Research in La Jolla (San Diego County). The miscue has prompted calls for Burnham Institute chief executive Dr. John Reed to resign from the Independent Citizens Oversight Committee, the board that governs the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. "If indeed Dr. Reed has violated the law, then I think he ought to consider resigning," said Jeff...
  • Ms Rabbit and Malthusian Mambo

    09/27/2007 8:06:22 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 4 replies · 85+ views
    Finneran Lane ^ | 09/27/07 | vanity
    Ms Rabbit came back from the UN protests feeling tired, hungry, and a bit dispirited.( A few drops of wine helped with the last item.)
  • Don't Get Fooled Again

    09/20/2007 4:56:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies · 459+ views
    Cato Institute ^ | September 20, 2007 | Ted Galen Carpenter
    President Bush has endorsed General David Petraeus's recommendation to begin withdrawing 30,000 U.S. troops from Iraq by next summer. Yet the drawdown would only restore troop levels to where they were before the surge began in January 2007. In the final months of 2006, debate in Washington centered on how fast a reduction from pre-surge levels could occur. The Iraq Study Group recommended that approximately half of the 130,000 troops then in Iraq be withdrawn by early 2008. In marked contrast to that and similar proposals, President Bush is now endorsing a step that would mean a return to the...
  • To be a "good" Muslim - 'ISLAMOPEDIA' [Revised, Sep. 2007]

    09/10/2007 10:30:19 AM PDT · by Posting · 4 replies · 1,181+ views
    To be a "good" Muslim References -  'Palestinian' child abuse -  Evil 'Joy' -  'Blessing' Hitler -  Mourning the wicked -  Australia - Muslim land -  Jihad on all Buddhists -  Spain - Muslim land -  Europe - Muslim land -  Arabs DON'T care about 'Palestinians' -  72 virgins - Loyalty -  'Pallywood' -  (use of) Ambulances for terror -  (use of) Women for terror -  Human Shields -  Middle east background -  September 11 terror plot on London -  Myth on: 'Terrorists are desperate' -  Beheadings -  Ilan Halimi [an example of monsterous wild prolonged torture motivated by hate only] -  Muslims attacking Jews in France -  Ahmadinejad ' Islamic Hitler' -  Cutting -  'Honor killing' -  Jews & Christians as "Apes & Pigs"? - ...
  • Repost: "Enough With The Neocon And Paleocon Carping—I'll Stand With George W. Bush In 2004"

    08/10/2007 8:47:56 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 82 replies · 1,068+ views ^ | 12/11/03 | Bernard Chapin/Bobby K
    Like most Toogood Reports readers, I observed this year's battles within the conservative ranks with profound discomfort. In my mind, there are far too many real enemies out there to waste time and print fighting one another. It seems that the world of conservatism has been split up between the "conservatives" and the "paleo-conservatives" or between the "conservatives" and the "neo-conservatives." Both sides present themselves as the bona fide article and the other side as the one in need of a prefix. Personally, I just want to spit up this strife the same way the bleachers of Wrigley Field do...
  • Edwards touts plan to end Iraq conflict

    05/21/2007 1:35:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies · 725+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/21/07 | Philip Elliott - ap
    KEENE, N.H. - Presidential hopeful John Edwards said Monday that Americans should speak out against the war in Iraq this Memorial Day weekend, renewing an anti-war call that has been criticized by the leader of the American Legion. Edwards also said all young people should serve their country, "not just poor kids who get sent to war." The former U.S. senator from North Carolina and 2004 vice presidential nominee said the most patriotic position now is to end the war, and the best way to honor veterans this Memorial Day weekend is to bring the troops home from Iraq. "There's...
  • Casey Says Army Must Be Prepared for ‘Persistent Conflict’

    05/11/2007 5:24:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 437+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 11, 2007 – The U.S. military is involved in a “persistent conflict,” and the Army must be prepared to handle the commitment, the Army chief of staff said today. Gen. George W. Casey Jr. spoke to reporters in the Pentagon today in his first interview since he took the position a month ago, after commanding coalition forces in Iraq for almost three years. “The enemy that has attacked us and we are fighting in places around the world isn’t going to fold up and go home,” he said. “They are going to continue to press us.” Casey...
  • A War of Narratives (Islam vs. AIPAC)

    04/08/2007 6:59:11 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 4 replies · 570+ views
    New York Times ^ | 8 April 2007 | David Brooks
    Conclusion of editorial: ...And so we enter a more intractable phase in the conflict, which will not be a war over land or oil or even democratic institutions, but a war over narratives. The Arabs will nurture this Zionist-centric mythology, which is as self-flattering as it is self-destructive. They will demand that the U.S. and Israel adopt their narrative and admit historical guilt. Failing politically, militarily and economically, they will fight a battle for moral superiority, the kind of battle that does not allow for compromises or truces. Americans, meanwhile, will simply want to get out. After 9/11, George Bush...
  • Info & Sites on the Arab Israeli conflict

    03/22/2007 10:49:07 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 201+ views
    Info & Sites on the Arab Israeli conflict  BOOKSFrom Time Immemorial: The Origins of the Arab-Jewish Conflict by Joan PetersMyths and Facts: A Guide to the Arab-Israeli Conflict By Mitchell G. BardThe Fight for Jerusalem By Dore GoldThe Case for Israel by Alan M. DershowitzBASIC FACTSMyths & Facts: A Guide to the Arab-Israeli Conflict Asked Questions About Israel and Fantasy in the Holy Land conflict - Basic facts, maps & factshttp://palestinefacts.orgConcept wizard info, Visual information about the Middle East conflict Size Comparison Maps History of Terrorism in Israel (since the 1920’s) Middle East regimes and Terrorismhttp://www.middle-east-info.orgIHC Historical Facts SITESOne...
  • 'Palestine': UNITED WE STAND IN EVIL!

    02/18/2007 3:05:17 PM PST · by PRePublic · 228+ views
    'Palestine': UNITED WE STAND IN EVIL! 'Palestinian' unity Israel, US rebuff Makkah accord For the only 'unity' among 'Palestinian Arabs' is the anti Israel fascism of not even recognizing the "stranger", the "other", the non Muslim (mainly), the non Arab (mostly). A "unity" Orchestrated by those that export to the world the textbooks as "Christians being Pigs, Jews apes", the wonderful "moderate" Saudi Arabia, the Hatred kingdom, of course. Did you ever think this oily rich Goliath would ever lift a finger for it's Arab brothers? "Next to the Jews, we hate the 'Palestinians' the most." said Saudi King...
  • 2 senators accused of interest conflict

    02/12/2007 6:38:04 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 1 replies · 364+ views
    A lawyer from Roanoke is accusing two Virginia state senators of using their elected positions to block eminent-domain reform that would hurt their Hampton Roads-based law firm. Attorney G. David Nixon, in a Feb. 6 letter to the state ethics commission, states that Republican Sens. Thomas K. Norment Jr., of Williamsburg, and Kenneth W. Stolle, of Virginia Beach, have conflicts of interest involving eminent-domain proposals that go before the Senate because they represent public utility and government clients who use the power to take property from residents and business owners.
  • Senator Feinstein's Iraq Conflict (voted for appropriations worth billions to her husband's firms)

    02/01/2007 10:56:28 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 902+ views ^ | 1/24/07 | Peter Byrne
    IN THE November 2006 election, the voters demanded congressional ethics reform. And so, the newly appointed chairman of the Senate Rules Committee, Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., is now duly in charge of regulating the ethical behavior of her colleagues. But for many years, Feinstein has been beset by her own ethical conflict of interest, say congressional ethics experts. As chairperson and ranking member of the Military Construction Appropriations subcommittee (MILCON) from 2001 through the end of 2005, Feinstein supervised the appropriation of billions of dollars a year for specific military construction projects. Two defense contractors whose interests were largely controlled by...
  • Almost all you need to know about Arab Muslim - 'Religion of peace', To be a "good" Muslim

    01/03/2007 3:00:38 PM PST · by Posting · 2 replies · 1,117+ views
    To be a "good" Muslim References 'Palestinian' child abuse -  Evil 'Joy' -  Australia - Muslim land -  Spain - Muslim land -  Europe - Muslim land -  Arabs DON'T care about 'Palestinians' -  Loyalty -  'Pallywood' -  (use of) Ambulances for terror -  (use of) Women for terror -  Human Shields -  Middle east background -  September 11 terror plot on London -  Myth on: 'Terrorists are desperate' -  Jews & Christians as "Apes & Pigs"? -  Non Muslims as "Cows" -  Early history -  Early terrorism -  Muslims & WW2 -  World domination & Caliphate -  'Palestinians' in Lebanon -  Jordan - Black September -  Syrian Crimes -  Lobbies -  Excuses -  Global conflicts Respond violently to anyone that says, writes, draws that...
  • The myth of 'all Arabs being natives in all of the middle east' (Arabism)

    01/02/2007 6:45:54 PM PST · by PRePublic · 436+ views
    The all out myth of 'all Arabs being natives in all of the middle east'     A myth that terrorists which have far greater ambitions such as to Islamize the entire region if not the entire world or racist local Arabization, have been using it (still do) to the loss of so many lives among Israelis, 'Palestinians', but it is a tool in the wider Arab land to fuel bitterness at the entire west, (with historic colonialists like Great Britain, France, Belgium, etc. in mind).   To be true to history, the Berbers were before the other Arabs...
  • Test Yourself: The Mideast in 10 self-deceptions or less

    12/19/2006 1:05:37 AM PST · by edpc · 23 replies · 964+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 12/19/2006 | Bradley Burston
    1. True or False: One side is regularly condemned internationally for war crimes it is alleged to have committed. The other is shielded, left to commit them at will. 2. True or False: One side desecrates holy places. The other respects religious shrines, and the right of all to worship as they choose. 3. True or False: One side can be trusted to observe negotiated peace accords and agreed cease-fires. The other side violates them at will. 4. True or False: One side takes care to abide by the terms of peace agreements and cease-fires, until such time as the...
  • Middle East: Nobody Gets It, Jihadists have only one goal to establish world-wide caliphate

    12/16/2006 5:02:05 PM PST · by PRePublic · 26 replies · 839+ views
    Post Chronicle ^ | Dec, 13, 2006
    The Middle East: Nobody Gets It Jihadists have only one goal – to establish the world-wide caliphate. To institute Sharia law on a global scale. To convert or kill any non-muslim
  • Democratic Power Struggle (Something You Probably Have Not Thought About)

    12/01/2006 6:05:57 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 31 replies · 1,232+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 1 December 2006 | E.J. Dionne Jr.
    The most important tension within the new Democratic majority in the House of Representatives is not between liberals and conservatives or free traders and fair traders. It is between older members who once enjoyed the power and perks of majority status, and their younger colleagues who will experience real power for the first time. The older members -- many of whom will be taking over committee chairmanships -- came to political maturity in the pre-Clinton, pre-Gingrich era, before the full flowering of the permanent campaign. They governed from a House in which committee leaders typically had more power than the...
  • Syrian Butcher's buddy, Arabist self hating Carter admits adopting Palestinian drama baseless terms

    11/28/2006 8:06:01 AM PST · by PRePublic · 277+ views
    The infamous J. Carter has another destructive launch his hateful anti Israel book "Palestine peace not apartheid". Carter as in to be blamed partially for his role in today's entire world's danger from the fanatical Islamic regime in Iran, would he just not push so hard for a change in Iran, when we are told as Americans, time and time again, not to interfer into other states' affaires, but it seems it is a selective call. Now, Carter has from self hatred anti Americanism to anti Israelism, rest assuree it was by "advice" from his Arab tyrants buddies. As Prof....
  • Deputy Defense Minister: Israel may be forced to attack Iran

    11/10/2006 6:46:49 AM PST · by edpc · 23 replies · 537+ views
    Haaretz ^ | Nov. 10, 2006 | Haaretz Service and the Associated Press
    Deputy Defense Minister Ephraim Sneh suggested in comments published Friday that Israel might be forced to launch a military strike against Iran's nuclear program - the clearest statement yet of this possibility from a high-ranking Israeli official. "I am not advocating an Israeli pre-emptive military action against Iran and I am aware of its possible repercussions," Sneh told The Jerusalem Post daily. "I consider it a last resort. But even the last resort is sometimes the only resort," he said. Sneh's tough talk is the boldest to date by a high-ranking Israeli official. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and other leaders...
  • Israel Faces All-Out Conflict (War) With Palestinians

    11/08/2006 7:48:48 PM PST · by blam · 19 replies · 688+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-9-2006 | Tim Butcher
    Israel faces all-out conflict with Palestinians By Tim Butcher Last Updated: 2:16am GMT 09/11/2006 All-out conflict with Palestinian armed groups loomed over Israel last night after its military killed 18 civilians, all but one of them from the same family, when it shelled a street in Gaza. Palestinian leaders called for suicide bombers to attack Israeli civilians in retaliation for the artillery barrage on the northern Gazan town of Beit Hanoun. Seven women and seven children were among the dead. A boy looks at a damaged house following Israeli shelling at Beit Hanoun Jamal Abed, a senior Fatah leader, said:...
  • EU: For Brussels, Not All Frozen Conflicts Are Alike

    10/25/2006 2:44:39 PM PDT · by sergey1973 · 6 replies · 329+ views
    RFERL ^ | October 25, 2006 | Ahto Lobjakas
    BRUSSELS, October 25, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- At a European Parliament debate on South Ossetia and Transdniester today, EU officials had two distinct messages. First, that the bloc’s involvement in Moldova will remain strong. Second, that Georgia's requests for greater EU involvement are "unrealistic." From the EU’s point of view, not all frozen conflicts are alike. It continues to acknowledge Russia’s key role in attempts at resolution. But when it comes to its own involvement, Brussels is clearly more enthusiastic about Moldova than it is about Georgia. Moldova will share a border with the EU as of January 1, 2006, when...
  • Rice urges Russia, Georgia to get along

    10/21/2006 11:52:40 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 411+ views
    AP ^ | 10/21/06 | ANNE GEARAN
    Rice urges Russia, Georgia to get along By ANNE GEARAN, AP Diplomatic Writer Sat Oct 21, 5:26 AM ET Russia and Georgia should tone down bellicose rhetoric and try to get along, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Saturday. Rice said she would raise U.S. concerns about a Russian law restricting charity groups during a meeting Saturday with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Rice also made a point of scheduling an interview with Novaya Gazeta, the newspaper where a reporter critical of Russian policy in neighboring Chechnya had worked before her murder this month. "The fate of journalists in Russia is...
  • North Korean General: 'War Is Inevitable'

    10/19/2006 7:00:05 AM PDT · by edpc · 106 replies · 2,012+ views ^ | Oct. 19, 2006 | Diane Sawyer Interview
    If President Bush continues to ask North Korea to "kneel," war "will be inevitable," and it would begin on the Korean Peninsula, North Korean Gen. Ri Chan Bok told "Good Morning America" anchor Diane Sawyer, in an exclusive interview. President Bush wants the country to kneel down, Ri said, and North Koreans cannot agree with that. Sawyer visited the general in a ceremonial hall. For decades, the general has been in charge of the flash point demilitarized zone, the 2.5-mile stretch between North Korea and South Korea. In the interview, Sawyer read Ri the president's statement warning of grave consequences...

    10/06/2006 3:02:25 PM PDT · by sergey1973 · 22 replies · 542+ views
    The Jamestown Foundation (Eurasia Daily Monitor) ^ | October 6, 2006 | Igor Torbakov
    The latest crisis in the chronically uneasy relationship between Moscow and Tbilisi is not likely to fizzle out any time soon, as the positions of the two sides appear to be irreconcilable. This poses a painful dilemma for the West: do the United States and the European Union want to make the fate of Georgia and its breakaway regions a central issue in their relationship with Russia?
  • Georgians deported as row deepens

    10/06/2006 2:11:31 PM PDT · by sergey1973 · 37 replies · 563+ views
    BBC ^ | 10-06-2006 | BBC
    Russia has deported a planeload of Georgians, amid a deepening diplomatic row sparked by Georgia's recent arrest of four alleged Russian spies.
  • Russia turns screw on Georgians

    10/05/2006 8:24:57 AM PDT · by sergey1973 · 57 replies · 665+ views
    BBC ^ | 10-05-2006 | BBC
    Russia has ordered a crackdown on Georgian-owned businesses and tighter visa measures as part of the nations' escalating diplomatic dispute.
  • Putin fury at Georgia 'blackmail'

    10/04/2006 4:25:09 PM PDT · by sergey1973 · 18 replies · 513+ views
    BBC ^ | October 4, 2006 | BBC News
    President Vladimir Putin has warned Georgia not to use the "language of provocation and blackmail" against Russia in a speech in parliament. The Duma went on to vote overwhelmingly for a motion echoing Mr Putin's condemnation of "anti-Russian" and "anti-democratic" policies in Tbilisi. Tension rose in the past week when Georgia detained, then released, four Russian army officers for spying. Russia has imposed a travel and postal ban between the two countries. "I would not advise anyone to talk to Russia in the language of provocation and blackmail," Mr Putin said in the Duma. "I am talking about Georgia here."...
  • Russian officers on spying charge

    09/29/2006 11:46:02 AM PDT · by sergey1973 · 17 replies · 374+ views
    BBC ^ | Sep 29, 2006 | BBC
    Four Russian officers detained in Georgia have been charged with spying, Georgian officials have said. A court in Tbilisi ordered all four officers to be detained for two months pending investigations. Russia has recalled its ambassador to Tbilisi after Wednesday's arrests and has begun a partial evacuation of its staff from Georgia.
  • Russia orders Georgia evacuation

    09/28/2006 11:43:04 AM PDT · by sergey1973 · 36 replies · 964+ views
    BBC ^ | 09-28-2006 | BBC
    Russia has ordered a partial withdrawal of officials and their families in Georgia in a worsening row over the arrest of Russian officers there. The Russian ambassador would also leave Tbilisi, said the foreign ministry. It follows Wednesday's arrests of five Russian military personnel accused by Tbilisi of spying. Moscow is demanding their immediate release. Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili denounced the Russian reaction to the arrests as "hysteria". The already tense relations between the two countries have deteriorated over the past week, correspondents say.
  • Stanford says doctors can't receive drug firm gifts

    09/13/2006 5:13:53 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 25 replies · 695+ views
    Contra Costa Times | AP ^ | 9/13/06 | Paul Elias
    SAN FRANCISCO - Stanford University will bar physicians working at its two hospitals from accepting even the tiniest gifts from drug industry sales representatives to try to eliminate corporate influence from medical decisions, the school announced Tuesday. The policy takes effect Oct. 1 and also bans accepting gifts from other companies such as medical device makers that do business with the hospitals. The policy also prohibits the doctors from accepting free drug samples and publishing articles in science journals that were ghost written by corporate authors. The industry's sales force also would be prohibited from areas where patients are seen...
  • Post-9/11 interfaith movement weathers Middle East conflict

    09/10/2006 10:46:09 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 302+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 9/10/06 | Gillian Flaccus - ap
    LOS ANGELES Immediately following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Jews and Muslims met and prayed together. Five years later, members of the two faiths are volunteering and teaching together. In coming months, hundreds of Jews and Muslims will take their respective faiths to Los Angeles area streets, working in teams to conduct college teach-ins and help the homeless, immigrants and the working poor. The project is a testament to the evolution of the interfaith movement here a fragile work-in-progress that took root after the terrorist attacks and has grown despite the pressures of war in Lebanon, violence in Iraq and...
  • Israeli Reserve Soldiers Accuse Government Of 'Cold Feet' Over Conflict

    08/21/2006 5:55:05 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 456+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 8-22-2006 | Rory McCarthy
    Israeli reserve soldiers accuse government of 'cold feet' over conflict · Brigade signs letter calling for Lebanon inquiry· Newspaper demands general's resignation Rory McCarthy in Jerusalem Tuesday August 22, 2006 The Guardian (UK) A brigade of reserve soldiers angrily accused the Israeli government yesterday of fighting a war with "indecision" and "cold feet" as criticism mounted over the handling of the conflict in Lebanon. In the most outspoken acknowledgment of Israel's failings in the war, one retiring senior army officer also admitted that the military felt "a certain sense of failure" after 34 days of combat. Brigadier Yossi Heiman, head...
  • Nuclear war starting in 10 days?

    08/17/2006 9:36:57 PM PDT · by Centurion2000 · 216 replies · 6,989+ views
    Pravda.Ru ^ | 8/11/2006 | Source: Moskovskii Komsomolets
    Nuclear war starting in 10 days? Such was the conclusion reached in the U.S. Russian generals and political scientists disagree only about its exact starting date. Our world is on the brink of another world war. It will originate August 22nd in the Middle East. The prediction was presented not by Vagna or Nostradamus but by an American political scientist Bernard Lewis in the acclaimed publication of Wall Street Journal. He is a man with close ties to the Bush administration as well as to the non-conservatives pushing for the radical solution of the “Iranian Threat.” Lewis believes it will...
  • "Palestinian" Arab racism, nothing new!

    08/15/2006 1:31:41 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 1 replies · 409+ views
    "Palestinian" Arab Muslim Racism, against blacks too! 'Black spinster' label pinned on Condi Rice Palestinian media use racist terms including 'colored dark skin lady' PALESTINIAN MEDIA USE RACIST TERMS FOR CONDI RICE: Newspapers ..., CA - Aug 2, 2006* The Palestinians’overall hatred ... Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has been using racist terms in ... A cartoon that ran last week in the PA controlled Al Quds ... Black Activists Condemn Racist Rice Cartoons in Palestinian Press ... Newswire (press release), DC - Aug 4, 2006... her as "Brown Sugar," Ted Rall's cartoon suggesting she ... leftist knuckleheads...
  • Analysis: Mideast conflict complicated

    08/04/2006 1:45:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 575+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/4/06 | Steven Gutkin - ap
    JERUSALEM - When the fighting is over, both Israel and Hezbollah are likely to declare victory. But the truth will be far more complicated. Hezbollah looks certain to be pushed back from Israel's border, but its standing in the Arab world will remain high. Israel appears set to achieve its goal of getting Hezbollah off its doorstep, but the guerrillas can say they stood up to Israel and lived to tell the tale. Because of each side's deep-seated need to appear victorious, a thunderous show of force is not unlikely in the time before a cease-fire deal is arranged —...
  • What Would MLK/Gandhi Do?

    08/04/2006 1:39:23 PM PDT · by forty_years · 15 replies · 1,148+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | 8/4/06 | Andrew Jaffee
    Just as Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah admitted publicly that Israel's offensive against his terrorist army was taking its toll, some Muslims poured into their streets to stomp on Israeli and U.S. flags. U.N. diplomats and Western appeasers are busily trying to back Israel into an indefensible corner. But how would Martin Luther King, Jr. and Gandhi stand on the current conflict? Gandhi called terrorists "murderers." MLK recognized the Jewish "religious and cultural commitment to justice." Just yesterday, Hezbollah leader Nasrallah: ...for the first time since fighting began 22 days ago, offered Thursday to stop rocket attacks on northern Israel in...
  • Georgia: Tbilisi Launches Political Assault In Abhazia

    07/28/2006 11:13:33 AM PDT · by sergey1973 · 7 replies · 382+ views
    Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty ^ | July 28, 2006 | Robert Parsons
    PRAGUE, July 28, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has ordered the Abkhaz government in exile to move from Tbilisi to the Kodori Gorge. The move is a bold step toward restoring central control over the breakaway province. The Kodori Gorge, a remote mountain valley in the northeast of Abkhazia, is the only part of the province still controlled by the Georgian authorities. Most of Abkhazia has been ruled independently of Tbilisi since achieving de facto independence in 1993.
  • Tensions Rise In Georgian Region Bordering Abkhazia

    07/25/2006 2:48:27 PM PDT · by sergey1973 · 19 replies · 352+ views
    Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty ^ | July 25, 2006 | RFERL
    July 25, 2006 -- Tensions are rising on the Georgian border amid claims that Georgia is deploying soldiers in a bid to disarm a militia leader. Georgia's Imedi television channel says 500 Georgian troops headed to the Kodori Gorge early on July 25, lending credence to claims by authorities in the breakaway republic of Abkhazia that Georgia is building up its military presence near its border. News agencies report Russian peacekeepers as saying they have stopped a dozen soldiers and two armored vehicles at a checkpoint on the way to the Kodori Gorge. The Kodori Gorge district is the only...
  • 25 Years to BBC War Crimes (1982-2007)

    07/24/2006 1:18:18 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 2 replies · 411+ views
    25 Years (1982-2007) to BBC (war) Crimes on Israel (Images war)'Victimhood' as a cult, as a pretext to mass murder & Jihadi-fascistic promotion We are all so used to the usual song by Arabists & Islamists propagandists, that it´s their ''victimhood'' that ''makes'' them terrorists. There is only the fundamental problem, their fundamentalism that is, their Jihadi-fascistic ideology on the 'infidels' has nothing to do with what the west does or does not do, though images, especially their tactics to bring about collateral damage & ultimately to those desired (by them) graphic photos of injured Arab kids so that they...
  • Hizballah activity in the US

    07/20/2006 3:55:59 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 3 replies · 413+ views
    Hizballah Activity in North America Brian Hecht of The Investigative Project on Terrorism has prepared a quick reference guide to major Hizballah and Hizballah-linked illegal activity in the United States, Canada and Mexico: (see full report)
  • Should the US Take a More Active Role in Cross Strait Relations?

    06/12/2006 11:36:56 AM PDT · by G. Stolyarov II · 194+ views
    ZhongHuaRising ^ | June 12, 2006 | Dr. Bill Belew
    The Committee of 100 survey that I have mentioned here in the past asked the question of the American general public and American opinion leaders - Should the US take a more active role in Cross Strait relations? Interestingly enough, the American general public and the American Opinion Leaders were about equal, with 44% saying the US should be more active. Just over half (52%) of the opinion leaders said, "no!", and just under half (47%) of the general public said, "no!" The majority opinion is for the US to mind its own business. One in ten persons in the...