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  • VA whistleblowers win settlements in retaliation cases

    09/29/2014 7:04:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Washington Post, ^ | 9/29/14 | Josh Hicks & David A. Fahrenthold
    The Department of Veterans Affairs has reached settlements with three whistleblowers who helped expose wrongdoing at the Phoenix VA hospital, where details of a nationwide record-keeping scandal emerged this year. The U.S. Office of Special Counsel, a small federal agency that investigates whistleblower complaints, announced the settlements on Monday. At least two of the agreements involve promotions, signaling that the agency wants to reward employees who report bad practices. Each of the employees said they were retaliated against for their efforts to report problems. Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner said in a statement on
  • IDF expands state land in West Bank by 4,000 dunams (988 acres) (Area where teens were kidnapped)

    08/31/2014 4:54:15 PM PDT · by xzins · 23 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 08/31/2014 | TOVAH LAZAROFF, HERB KEINON, KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    The IDF on Sunday conferred the status of state land on 4,000 dunams in the Gush Etzion region of the West Bank, thereby ending the civil administration’s investigation into the possibility that parcels were private Palestinian property. The new designation for an area known as Gevaot, opens the door for settlers to advance plans to build a fifth city in the West Bank on those dunams. There is a 45(day)-period for objections to be raised. The land had previously been listed as survey land, a designation that prevented settlers and the army from moving building plans through the planning system....
  • Price of coming forward: 37 VA whistle-blowers claim retaliation

    06/06/2014 11:34:03 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 6, 2014 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Dozens of Veterans Affairs workers who have come forward with stories of mismanagement and patient abuse say they have faced retaliation within the scandal-scarred agency, according to federal investigators. In one case, a VA employee with a spotless record over two decades was suspended after reporting patients had been inappropriately restrained, according to one of 37 such complaints filed with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC). In another case, an employee claimed to have been demoted after disclosing alleged mishandling of patient care funds. The employee was temporarily reassigned and an investigation is still ongoing, OSC officials said. The...
  • Kansas Bill Seeks to Legalize Police Retaliation

    03/18/2014 8:45:06 AM PDT · by Altariel · 52 replies
    The Kansas House Standing Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice has introduced a bill that will require private citizens who file complaints against police officers to sign an affidavit, acknowledging that if their allegations are proven false, they can be charged with perjury, which is a felony charge. Furthermore, this bill prohibits a Kansas law enforcement agency from opening an investigation into a complaint if another law enforcement agency has already investigated the complaint and found in favor of the officer. In other words, this bill would allow police departments to arrest the people who file complaints against police officers....
  • Acting Like a Founder

    02/26/2014 5:07:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2014 | Dr Ben Carson
    Most of us can remember feeling that someone had done us a great injustice. On those occasions, we want nothing more than to exact revenge. I remember being unfairly treated as a lowly ROTC cadet by one of the sergeants who resented the fact that my brother had been promoted to captain and company commander over him. I was ambitious and worked extremely hard, resulting in my promotion in record time to the rank of colonel and city executive officer. This individual was now firmly under my command, and I could have wreaked havoc in his life. Instead, I chose...
  • The Cycle of Violence and Retribution Ends with Me: A Homily for the 7th Sunday of the Year

    02/23/2014 3:49:39 AM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 2/22/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In today’s Gospel the Lord is teaching us, by his grace, to break the cycle of retribution and hatred. When someone harms me I may well experience anger. And in my anger I may well seek to get back at the offender. If I do that, then Satan has two victories and brought the anger and retribution to a new level. And most likely the one who originally harmed me will take exception to my retribution and inflict more harm on me. And so the cycle continues and escalates. Satan loves this.Break the Cycle – But the Lord has dispatched...
  • AIRMAN CLAIMING RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION MIRANDIZED, MAY FACE COURT MARTIAL

    09/15/2013 2:09:17 PM PDT · by Bratch · 30 replies
    Big Government ^ | September 15, 2013 | Kerry Picket
    SMSgt Phillip Monk, an airman who claimed he lost his job due to his Christian beliefs, was mirandized by Air Force investigators over two weeks ago. According to his attorneys at the Liberty Institute:  During a meeting [two weeks ago], Air Force investigators read Liberty Institute’s client SMSgt Phillip Monk his Miranda rights, alleging that SMSgt Monk’s religious discrimination complaint was false. Monk, a devout Christian, believes the claims are a retaliatory act by his former commander, who relieved Monk of his duties and reassigned him after Monk could not agree with his commander’s position regarding same-sex marriage. In the military, making a...
  • Va. yet to see money from fraud case, Cuccinelli says

    06/05/2013 2:43:32 PM PDT · by libstripper · 1 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | June5, 2013 | JIM NOLAN
    Eight months after a federal court approved a $1.5 billion Medicaid fraud settlement -- the second largest in U.S. history -- federal officials have yet to release any of the roughly $125 million owed to Virginia for being the lead investigator. The Abbott Pharmaceuticals illegal marketing case was investigated for five years by the nationally known Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in the office of Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. Officials have told the office that the Internal Revenue Service has refused to properly fill out post-case paperwork for almost a year, which is holding up the disbursement intended for Virginia...
  • Benghazi Smoking Gun Exposed--Obama lied, people died.

    05/06/2013 5:24:05 AM PDT · by SJackson · 59 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 6, 2013 | Arnold Ahlert
    New evidence reveals the Obama administration’s version of the events that took place in Benghazi on September 11, 2012 was based on a tissue of lies. The Weekly Standard’s Steven Hayes has obtained a timeline and a series of emails revealing the self-serving efforts made by administration officials, who heavily edited CIA talking points about the attack that cost four Americans, including ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, their lives. Also revealed is who made the changes and why they made them. The revelations are part of a report published by the five Republican Committee chairmen that has been largely dismissed...
  • 'Climate of Fear'? Obama's ATF pick facing probe over retaliation claim

    04/25/2013 5:34:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    fox ^ | 4/25/13 | Barnini Chakraborty
    WASHINGTON – An independent government watchdog agency is investigating allegations that President Obama's nominee to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives retaliated against employees for whistle-blowing, FoxNews.com has learned. The allegations against B. Todd Jones, a Minnesota federal prosecutor who also is serving as acting director of the ATF while his nomination is pending, include claims that he mismanaged the prosecutor's office and presided over a "climate of fear." Specifically, he was accused of retaliating against whistle-blowing with "a suspension and a lowered performance appraisal." In a letter dated July 20, 2012 to the Office of Special...
  • Lawyer up, Issa warns CIA staff

    04/18/2013 7:07:58 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 12 replies
    Lawyer up, Issa warns CIA staff By Jordy Yager - 04/17/13 08:39 PM ET House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is pushing ahead with his investigation of last year’s fatal attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, by preparing federal agencies to allow employees to lawyer up. In separate letters to the legal offices of the CIA, State Department and Defense Department, Issa said some witnesses on the issue might need lawyers, if their agencies decide to retaliate against them for their testimony. “During the course of the investigation, numerous individuals have approached the committee with information related...
  • How Do You Spell Retaliation

    02/05/2013 10:19:59 AM PST · by notted · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/05/2013 | Roger Kimball
    "Now that I look back to Cicero’s life and work, however, few figures from any age seem as searingly pertinent to our own social and political life"... Consider this passage from Cicero’s On Duties: Whoever governs a country must first see to it that citizens keep what belongs to them and that the state does not take from individuals what is rightfully theirs. … As for those politicians who pretend they are friends of the common people and try to pass laws redistributing property and drive people out of their homes or champion legislation forgiving loans, I say they are...
  • Time to Remove Boehner as Speaker? (Perhaps)

    12/08/2012 6:30:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 8, 2012 | Rachel Alexander
    Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) may have finally gone too far betraying conservatives. This past week, he removed three conservative Republican Congressmen from their committee positions in retaliation for not voting for his compromises on the budget with Democrats – compromises that led us to the current “fiscal cliff.” Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) was removed from the Financial Services Committee, and Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) and Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) were removed from the Budget Committee. All three were elected with strong Tea Party support. An aide to GOP leadership said they were removed for “not being team...
  • IAF Targets Gaza Terror Center in Latest Retaliation

    10/17/2012 5:58:56 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/10/12 | Elad Benari
    IAF aircraft struck a terror activity center in northern Gaza on Wednesday night, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit announced. According to the statement, direct hits at the target were detected. All Israeli aircraft safely returned to their bases. The attack came in response to the ongoing rocket attacks from Gaza into Israeli territory. On Wednesday afternoon, terrorists from Hamas-controlled Gaza fired a rocket into the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council area. The rocket exploded near greenhouses in the area, causing them damage. No physical injuries were reported. On Tuesday, the IAF carried out a similar attack on a terror activity center in...
  • The Smearing of Fast and Furious Whistleblower John Dodson

    10/03/2012 7:48:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 3, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    On December 15, 2010, ATF Special Agent John Dodson’s life changed forever when Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed in the Arizona desert. At least two of the guns left at the scene were linked to Operation Fast and Furious. Before Terry was killed, hundreds had been killed in Mexico as a result of the program, leaving only blood stained concrete and horror behind. For a year prior to Terry’s murder, Dodson worked as part of ATF Phoenix Gunrunning Group VII, the group assigned to carry out the bulk of Fast and Furious. He was told for months to...
  • ATF document admits to retaliation and ‘ethical violations’

    09/07/2012 2:11:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Examiner ^ | 9/7/12 | David Codrea
    An undated internal “Quick Hits” problem identification analysis forwarded to Gun Rights Examiner by an insider source yesterday points to “poor management,” an “unfair disciplinary system” that includes “retaliation,” and “ethical violations” from the Chief Counsel’s office among the issues requiring management resolution. The document, represented by the source as the result of meetings between Deputy Director Thomas E. Brandon and a “working group” that took place earlier this year, accuses Counsel of “inhibit[ing] leaders from doing the right thing” by having “too much involvement in all bureau processes,” and among its solutions recommends “Do not tolerate ethical violations from...
  • Federal hotline set up on Arizona immigration

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department has set up a hotline for the public to report potential civil rights concerns regarding the Arizona law that requires police to check the immigration status of those they stop for other reasons.
  • Farrakhan Tweets: ‘Where There Is No Justice, There Will Be No Peace…Law of Retaliation May…

    03/22/2012 5:49:26 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 69 replies
    Blaze ^ | 3/22/2012
    Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has been among the vocal voices weighing in on calls for justice for Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old who was gunned down last month while walking home in Sanford, Florida. On Wednesday, a march was held in New York City in support of the teen’s family, as federal and local authorities launch investigations into how the incident unfolded and why the state’s “stand your ground” law applied to the shooter in this case. On Twitter yesterday and today, Farrakhan sent some curious tweets regarding peace, justice and retaliation that could be interpreted as a...
  • Could the victim of an illegal alien criminal sue the federal government...

    12/17/2011 3:17:30 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    12/17/2011 | E. Pluribus Unum
    ...for not enforcing immigration law? The federal government has practiced a policy of non-enforcement of immigration laws once a person makes it across the border for decades. They have the force of law on their side merely because they have the machinery of law enforcement is under their control. Is there any way to turn the tables on them? If you are the victim of a criminal illegal alien who was known to be here and remained with the tacit approval of the federal government, isn't the government guilty of malfeasance?
  • Teachers Fired for Reporting Abuse, Lawsuit Claims

    11/13/2011 5:52:51 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Two teachers, including a former teacher of the year, are suing the Catholic Archdiocese of Miami, claiming they were fired for reporting suspected sex abuse involving the principal and a seventh grade girl. Chanell Morello and Lynn Hoffman immediately contacted the Florida Department of Children and Families and the Miami Archdiocese after the student made Morello aware of an incident allegedly involving St. Anthony Catholic School principal Norma Kramer.
  • N. Korea: U.S. 'Worried About S.Korea's Bolder Deterrence Strategy'

    06/27/2011 4:38:11 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 06/27/11
    U.S. 'Worried About S.Korea's Bolder Deterrence Strategy' The U.S. is worried about South Korea's more aggressive deterrence strategy against North Korea, which was formulated after the North's attacks on the Navy corvette Cheonan and Yeonpyeong Island last year, a government source said Sunday. The military has been instructed to strike back faster and more aggressively in the event of any further provocations by the North. "After the North's attack on the Cheonan last year, Gen. Walter Sharp, the commander of the U.S. Forces Korea, expressed concerns about our military's increase of firepower near the demilitarized zone," the government source said....
  • Emotional Interview With ‘The Boy Who Stood Up To A Bully’ Casey Heynes

    03/20/2011 1:48:21 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 73 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 03/20/2011 | Matt Schneider
    Casey Heynes has captivated the world’s attention with the video of him standing up to a bully and laying the smackdown. As some news reports analyze the consequences of the fight, one news show in Australia went right to Casey to get his inspirational story. Casey provides play-by-play commentary for his bully confrontation and admits that he wasn’t really thinking. The interview reveals that Casey suffered from a “lifetime of torment and abuse” and was all alone since his friends had deserted him. Casey sadly spoke about how he could only remember a couple of days when nobody would tease...
  • Woman Crushed by Her Own Car During Repo

    03/02/2011 9:18:06 AM PST · by MintyHippo1980 · 44 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 02/02/11 | Staff
    <p>A Southern California woman has died after apparently trying to stop a tow truck driver from repossessing her vehicle. San Bernardino County sheriff’s spokeswoman Jodi Miller says 42-year-old Lisa Via was pronounced dead early Tuesday after being struck.</p> <p>Driver Leo Song told detectives he backed up his truck to a 2002 Buick parked in the driveway of Via’s mobile home in Chino Hills. As Song lifted the car, Via came out and begged Song not to take her car. He told her he had to take it. He said he assumed Via had moved away when he began to pull the car, but the woman’s husband approached him and said his wife was trapped under the Buick. Miller says her death appears to be a tragic accident.</p>
  • Pervert Prof Lisa Chávez Pushes Race Card to the Limit

    09/19/2010 6:24:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | September 17, 2010 | Van Helsing
    It must be wonderful to be anything other than Caucasian in a country run by moonbats. No matter how irresponsibly you behave, the race card can be applied to any conceivable jam you might get yourself into. For example, tenured English professor Lisa Chávez involved students in her dominatrix business. If you object then you're a racist: Life has become extremely complex in the University of New Mexico's English department in the three years since Lisa D. Chávez, a tenured associate professor, was discovered moonlighting as the phone-sex dominatrix "Mistress Jade," and posing in promotional pictures sexually dominating one of...
  • Cowardly Republican Senate Aides Begin Attacking Jim DeMint

    09/16/2010 6:25:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    RedState ^ | September 16, 2010 | Erick Erickson
    It has begun. Republican Senate aides who desperately want the majority back so they can add an extra zero to their eventual K-Street salary package once they stop prostituting themselves to lobbyists and instead become lobbyists prostituting themselves to squishy Republicans are attacking Jim DeMint. In addition to their own self-interest, you can be sure they are expressing their bosses’ frustrations.Now, you and I both know that Jim DeMint swooping in at the last minute to endorse Christine O’Donnell had as much to do with her victory as a butterfly flapping its wings in China 340 years ago last Monday....
  • (3rd LD) U.S. prepared to take action if N. Korea behind ship sinking: Campbell

    04/27/2010 3:16:38 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 35 replies · 743+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 04/27/10 | Kim Young-gyo
    (3rd LD) U.S. prepared to take action if N. Korea behind ship sinking: Campbell By Kim Young-gyo HONG KONG, April 26 (Yonhap) -- The United States is prepared to take action if the sinking of a South Korean warship is linked to North Korea, a senior U.S. diplomat said Monday. Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell did not elaborate, but U.S. officials have expressed support for further United Nations sanctions, as proposed by South Korean Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan. North Korea is already under sanctions for its nuclear and missile tests last year. "We will diagnose the cause of the...
  • Would-Be Assassins' Route (South Korea) (Map Included) Released

    04/20/2010 5:06:51 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 41 replies · 2,279+ views
    Chosun Ilbo (original in Korean) ^ | 21 April 2010 | Chosun Ilbo daily news
    In connection with the breaking news out of South Korea, here is a Korean language map from South Korean daily conservative newspaper Chosun Ilbo, showing the land and air routes the potential assassins (two males; highly trained) took from North Korea under orders from North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, until they were arrested in the South. Will post other breaking news as it comes in. No photographs have emerged yet of the two arrested and or whether weaponry was found on their persons.
  • N. Korea's Shore-to-ship Missile System Activated For an Hour (fire-control radar on)

    11/15/2009 3:06:23 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 656+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 11/15/09 | Kim Kwi-keun
    /begin my translation N. Korea's Shore-to-ship Missile System Activated For an Hour Some ships in Baekryung and Yonpyung Island evacuated. Two Squadrons of high speed patrol boats readied for rapid response (Seoul = Yonhap News) Kim Kwi-keun = (S. Korean) Military went on alert after detecting that N. Koreans turned on the fire-control radar for shore-to-ship missiles deployed along N. Korean area(shore) north of Yonpyung Island in the West Sea, according to the military authorities on Nov. 15 The military sources said, "Approximately at 1 PM today, we detected that the fire-control radar for N. Korea's multiple shore-to-ship missile bases...
  • N. Korea will retaliate against any attempt to intercept rocket: military

    04/01/2009 11:15:16 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies · 1,158+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 04/02/09
    N. Korea will retaliate against any attempt to intercept rocket: military SEOUL, April 2 (Yonhap) -- North Korea's military warned Thursday it will attack "major targets" in Japan should Tokyo shoot down a satellite it plans to orbit as early as this weekend. The warning comes as leaders of South Korea, the United States and Japan are meeting at the G-20 summit in London, with North Korea's rocket launch high on the agenda of their bilateral talks. The three have threatened to bring Pyongyang to the U.N. Security Council for sanctions if it goes ahead with the launch announced as...
  • S. Korea to strike back if N. Korea provokes armed clash: defense minister

    02/19/2009 11:16:55 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies · 637+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 02/20/09 | Sam Kim
    S. Korea to strike back if N. Korea provokes armed clash: defense minister By Sam Kim SEOUL, Feb. 20 (Yonhap) -- South Korea would sternly respond to any preemptive attack by North Korea on South Korean warships along the disputed maritime border in the Yellow Sea by striking back at the North's military installations from which the attack originates, Seoul's defense chief said Friday. "We will clearly respond to any preemptive artillery or missile attack by North Korea," Defense Minister Lee Sang-hee said at a parliamentary hearing. Lee made the remarks after a ruling party lawmaker asked how the South...
  • Former SMU Basketball Player Sues University

    09/23/2008 7:52:45 AM PDT · by VRWCmember · 6 replies · 296+ views
    CBS11tv.com ^ | 09/22/2008 | Jack Fink
    DALLAS (CBS 11 News) ― A former Southern Methodist University women's basketball player is suing the school for $2 million. The woman claims the university violated policy and procedure when it withdrew her scholarship. Jennifer Colli, who filed her lawsuit in federal court, says other former teammates signed statements verifying her complaints against her coach. By all accounts, Colli was a top notch high school basketball player, something that helped her win a scholarship to SMU. In her lawsuit Colli claims Coach Rhonda Rompola regularly asked her and her teammates, about their relationships with each other. In the lawsuit Colli...
  • Russia says gets U.S. assurance amid market turmoil (Russia now scared of U.S.)

    09/17/2008 11:26:55 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies · 165+ views
    Reuters ^ | 09/17/08
    Russia says gets U.S. assurance amid market turmoil Reuters - Thursday, September 18 MOSCOW, Sept 17 - Russia's finance ministry said on Wednesday the United States had given an assurance that its policy toward Moscow is not driven by politics amid the worst exodus of investors in a decade from the Russian markets. (Advertisement) U.S. Treasury Secretary "Henry Paulson assured Russia that the Federal Reserve and Treasury officials are not driven by politics in their relations with Russia in the financial sphere," the Russian finance ministry said in a statement after a phone conversation between Paulson and Russian minister Alexei...
  • Flawed Victory - The Supreme Court stretches the law to help victims of workplace retaliation

    05/29/2008 9:32:57 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 4 replies · 71+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 29th, 2008 | Editorial
    THE SUPREME COURT pleased workers this week when it ruled in two cases that employees who suffer retaliation after complaining about discrimination may sue under existing civil rights law. Yet both decisions are deeply flawed and should make those applauding the results more than a little nervous. In a 7 to 2 vote, with Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Samuel A. Alito Jr. in the majority, the court concluded that a 19th-century law crafted to protect the legal rights of newly freed slaves also protected Hedrick G. Humphries, an African American associate manager at Cracker Barrel who complained...
  • Al-Qaeda Kidnaps Western Tourists as 'Retribution' Over Israel

    03/10/2008 7:03:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 677+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | March 11, '08 | Nissan Ratzlav-Katz
    (IsraelNN.com) Members of the North African branch of the international terrorist organization Al-Qaeda announced Monday that they are holding two Austrian tourists hostage "in retribution" for what they claim is Western support for Israeli counter-terrorism operations. Al-Qaeda threatened more such kidnappings. AQIM will issue their demands for release of the two Austrians soon, Abu Muhammad said. In an audio tape aired by the Gulf-based Al-Jazeera satellite network, a man who claimed to represent Al-Qaeda in Islamic North Africa (AQIM), Salah Abu Mohammad, identified the two Austrians and said they were in good condition. The alleged hostages, a man and a...
  • Jerusalem Arabs fear Israeli retaliation

    03/09/2008 5:46:29 AM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies · 449+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3-9-08 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    Many Arabs in Jerusalem expressed fear over the weekend that Israel would retaliate for last Thursday's shooting attack at Mercaz Harav Yeshiva by denying them privileges they are entitled to as holders of Israeli ID cards. Meanwhile, the family of Ala Abu Dhaim, the 25-year-old resident of Jebl Mukaber who carried out the shooting spree, reacted with mixed feelings to the involvement of their son in the attack. Some of them hailed him as a "hero" and "martyr," while others expressed fear that the attack would give Israel an excuse to impose strict measures against Arab residents of the city....
  • Iran: 'Cancerous' Israel to soon disappear

    02/18/2008 10:01:10 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 68 replies · 285+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Feb 18, 2008 9:16 | Updated Feb 19, 2008 7:43 | JPOST.COM STAFF AND AP
    Talkbacks for this article: 105 "The cancerous growth Israel will soon disappear," Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps commander Muhammad Ali Jafari wrote to Hizbullah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, the FARS news agency reported Monday. In a letter of condolence following last week's assassination of Hizbullah terror chief Imad Mughniyeh, Jafari said: "I am convinced that with every passing day Hizbullah's might is increasing and in the near future, we will witness the disappearance of this cancerous growth Israel by means of the Hizbullah fighters' radiation [therapy]." In the letter, in which Jafari consoled Nasrallah over the death of the "martyr," he...
  • Hezbollah: Revenge for Mugniyah killing to be 'extremely costly' for Israel

    02/18/2008 2:31:48 AM PST · by maquiladora · 28 replies · 158+ views
    "It won't be long before the conceited Zionists realize that Imad Mughniyah's blood is extremely costly, and it makes history and brings about a new victory," Hezbollah's head of the southern Lebanon region, Sheikh Nabil Kauk, said Sunday at a memorial service for the arch-terrorist who was killed in a car explosion in Damascus last week. auk, who spoke in Mughniyah's home village, Tayr Debba, in south Lebanon, added that Israel was "standing on one leg of fear and trepidation, having become the hostage of its own act of stupidity." Kauk spoke at a ceremony attended by the Iranian ambassador...
  • Source: Israel deploys Patriot missiles fearing Hezbollah strike

    02/18/2008 8:32:42 AM PST · by waimea.man · 6 replies · 73+ views
    Haaretz ^ | Feb. 18, 2008 | Yoav Stern and Barak Ravid
    Israel has deployed a battery of U.S.-made Patriot air defense missiles near the northern port city of Haifa as part of precautions against a possible attack by Lebanon's Hezbollah in response to the assassination last week of the group's top commander Imad Mughniyah, Israeli security officials said Monday. The officials said the battery was put on standby Sunday for the first time since Israel's month-long war with Hezbollah in the summer of 2006, when the Lebanese guerrillas fired nearly 4,000 rockets into northern Israel. Patriot batteries were first deployed in Israel during the 1991 Gulf War, but they failed to...
  • Hezbollah Will Soon Destroy Israel, Says Iran Guards

    02/18/2008 9:41:02 AM PST · by Fennie · 37 replies · 104+ views
    Reuters ^ | February 18, 2008
    TEHRAN (Reuters) - The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Monday Israel would soon be destroyed by the "hands of Hezbollah", the Lebanese group which is backed by the Islamic Republic, Fars News Agency reported. Guards commander-in-chief Mohammad Ali Jafari made the comment in a letter to Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah to offer condolences after the killing of senior guerrilla commander Imad Moughniyah in a car bomb last week in Damascus. "In the near future, we will witness the destruction of the cancerous existence of Israel by the powerful and competent hands of the Hezbollah combatants", Jafari was...
  • Israel deploys Patriot defense missiles, fearing Hezbollah retaliation

    02/18/2008 8:30:18 AM PST · by maquiladora · 74 replies · 322+ views
    JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel has deployed a battery of U.S.-made Patriot air defense missiles near the northern port city of Haifa as part of precautions against a possible attack by Lebanon's Hezbollah in response to the assassination last week of the group's top commander, Israeli security officials said Monday.The officials said the battery was put on standby Sunday for the first time since Israel's monthlong war with Hezbollah in the summer of 2006, when the Lebanese guerrillas fired nearly 4,000 rockets into northern Israel. The Israeli military said it was not its policy to comment on what a spokesman called...
  • China lists substandard Wal-Mart, Carrefour goods (how to salvage ruined ego)

    11/29/2007 12:24:15 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies · 138+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11/29/07
    China lists substandard Wal-Mart, Carrefour goods 1 hour, 8 minutes ago China has published a blacklist of substandard toy jugs and children's shoes sold at Wal-Mart stores and drawing pens from French retailer Carrefour in a quality sweep on children's goods sold at Beijing supermarkets. China has been buffeted by food, drug and other product safety scares in past months. More than 20 million toys made there have been recalled worldwide over the past four months. In response, Beijing has promised to crack down on faulty manufacturers and suppliers, but also said much responsibility lies with foreign regulators and buyers....
  • Perry should back up eminent domain talk

    06/22/2007 12:51:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies · 833+ views
    thefacts.com ^ | June 22, 2007 | Chris Greene
    Gov. Rick Perry’s veto this week of an eminent domain bill designed to protect landowners left a lot of Texans scratching their heads, and you can lump us in with those feeling dumbfounded. Perry — who was among those making political hay when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2005 that cities can seize homes under eminent domain for use by private developers and made the issue an emergency item in a special session that same year — had a chance to back his tough talk and posturing on property rights with action. But when push came to powerful shove...
  • Lebanon army warns of retaliation as sniper fire grips camp (fragile undeclared truce holds,for now)

    05/25/2007 10:18:01 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 309+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/25/07 | Michel Moutot
    NAHR AL-BARED, Lebanon (AFP) - The Lebanese army warned on Friday that it would respond forcefully if it came under renewed Islamist attack as sniper fire hit the refugee camp that has been the main battleground. But after overnight clashes, a fragile undeclared truce largely held, even as the Lebanese government took delivery of US military assistance to bolster its fight against the Palestinian militants of Fatah al-Islam. "The situation is calm today. The army is respecting the truce, but will respond forcefully and decisively if attacked," an army officer, who asked not to be identified, told AFP. "Last night,...
  • Iran would 'cut the hand' of any attacker (bravado at the army day parade)

    04/18/2007 7:36:48 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies · 546+ views
    AFP ^ | 04/18/07 | Farhad Pouladi
    Iran would 'cut the hand' of any attacker by Farhad Pouladi 1 hour, 34 minutes ago Iran on Wednesday warned that its armed forces would "cut off the hand" of an enemy and Tehran would consider using oil as a weapon if the Islamic republic was attacked over its nuclear programme. "Our army has a defensive mission and not an offensive one. But it is completely ready to confront any aggressor and cut off their hand," President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told a military parade to mark army day on the outskirts of Tehran. "The army and armed forces must be more...
  • The Wolfowitz Set-up:Just Say No

    04/16/2007 10:39:46 PM PDT · by the Real fifi · 27 replies · 1,062+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 4/17/07 | Clarice Feldman
    When it comes to media reports of bad conduct by Administration officials and appointees, it is a good idea to Just Say No to the first accounts you read. Chances are the story was cooked up and peddled by political partisans (often one way or another funded by George Soros) or that disgruntled bureaucrats leaked to a lazy, gullible, if not complicit, press. The media conniption fit over Paul Wolfowitz' supposed "conflict of interest" at the World Bank is a prime example. Based over on claims by disgruntled staffers, non-government agencies and some World Bank officials, the Financial Times painted...
  • Time for Mr. Wolfowitz to Go

    04/16/2007 7:06:00 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 26 replies · 754+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 16 April 2007 | Staff
    The reason Paul Wolfowitz should resign as president of the World Bank has nothing to do with Iraq, or his last job as No. 2 in Donald Rumsfeld’s Pentagon, or even his clashes with the bank’s directors and staff. He should resign because he made clean governance his main cause at the bank and has fallen far short of his own standards. The facts are not in dispute. When Mr. Wolfowitz was appointed he was in a personal relationship with a woman employed there. Since working under Mr. Wolfowitz’s supervision would violate the bank’s conflict-of-interest rules, she was reassigned to...
  • Department of Zot, Corned Beef and Cabbage

    03/18/2007 12:45:31 AM PDT · by CCCPNEWS · 80 replies · 2,560+ views
    LOOK AT THIS WEBSITE TO SEE HOW THE FUNDS ALLOCATED FOR THE "WAR ON TERROR" ARE REALLY SPENT. THIS HOMELAND SECURITY WHISTLEBLOWER HAD HER HOUSE RAIDED WITH THE BLACKHAWK HELICOPTER AND A SWAT TEAM (WHICH HAS BEEN VIDEOTAPED - PARTIAL VIDEO OF THE HELICOPTER RAID IS ON THE WEBSITE), HAS BEEN PROSECUTED AND IMPRISONED ON FALSE CHARGES (TWICE) - VINDICATED AND DECLARED INNOCENT OF ALL CHARGES BROUGHT FORTH BY THE GOVERNMENT (COURT DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE), SUBJECTED TO WARRANTLESS SEARCHES, WARRANTLESS SURVEILLANCE AND ALL KINDS OF HORRIBLE CONSTITUTIONAL VIOLATIONS - ALL FOR DISCLOSING AGENCY'S FAILURES IN PROCESSING APPLICANTS FOR...
  • Iran Bars 38 U.N. IAEA Inspectors

    01/22/2007 9:47:14 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 8 replies · 446+ views
    Yahoo News / AP ^ | 1/22/07 | EagleUSA
    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran said Monday it has barred 38 members of a U.N. nuclear inspection team from entering the country, in what appeared to be retaliation for sanctions imposed last month over its contentious atomic program. Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said some inspectors were admitted, but maintained that Iran could decide who should be turned away. "The International Atomic Energy Agency submits a long list of inspectors to member countries and the countries have the right to oppose the visit by some inspectors," Mottaki told the official Islamic Republic News Agency. The head of the parliamentary committee of national...
  • Thai junta vows action against foreign media

    09/23/2006 6:15:28 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 50 replies · 1,043+ views
    Last Update: Saturday, September 23, 2006. 11:04pm (AEST) Thai junta vows action against foreign media Thailand's new military leaders have warned they will retaliate against foreign media outlets they say have insulted the monarchy in reporting Tuesday's coup. "At today's meeting, top military leaders asked the foreign ministry to urgently retaliate against foreign reporters whose coverage has been deemed insulting to the monarchy," spokesman Major-General Thaweep Netniyan said. He has neither named the foreign media organisations or dispatches deemed offensive, nor specified how the regime will retaliate. Insulting the King is a serious criminal offence in Thailand, punishable by up...
  • N. Korean Embassy in Australia, "(We) Can hit Australia, too"

    07/05/2006 8:24:44 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 57 replies · 1,761+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 07/06/06
    /begin my summaryN. Korean Embassy in Australia, "(We) Can hit Australia, too" N. Korea is angrily responding to Australia, which rebuked the N. Korean missile launches, insisting  that N. Korean missiles and nuclear warheads can also hit Australia, according to Australian newspapers on July 6th. The reports say that, the unofficial spokesman of N. Korean Embassy, Kim Myung-chul brought up (possible)  military action while assailing the remarks by PM John Howard and FM Alexander Downer in which they criticized N. Korean launches and demanded firm response by international community. Mr. Kim said that PM Howard and FM Downer are free to express their...