Thursday, March 29, 2007
160 Dead Is Tal Afar, Iraq
It left a huge crater and buildings reduced to rubble over a wide area with crumpled bodies, including several children, in the ruins. The attacker had lured victims to the scene by pretending to have flour to sell from the truck.
Friday, March 23, 2007
Protecting The Zionist Porn Industry
U.S. judge strikes down Internet porn law
Jewish interests fought a 1998 law designed to block children from viewing pornographic Web sites. They claim it violates free speech rights.
Judge Lowell Reed, a Zio-controlled clown said he sympathised with the goal of restricting minors from seeing pornography, other means that were less restrictive of free speech, such as software filters, were available to block such content.
"I may not turn a blind eye to the law ... to protect this nation's youth by upholding a flawed statute, especially when a more effective and less restrictive alternative is readily available," the judge wrote in his ruling.
Nataline Strossen head of ALCU
The ruling sided with a challenge brought by the American Civil Liberties Union, which had argued that the provisions of the Child Online Protection Act were too restrictive and violated the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution that protects free speech.
ACLU, in an effort to protect the multi billion dollar porn industry says. "Internet filters are plenty effective tools."
Lawyers for church groups say a simple solution would be to demand a credit card for viewing. It could be a nominal charge like $.10, jus to prevent minors from being poisioned by Jewish pornography sites.
The Child Online Protection Act made it a crime for any person to provide minors access to "harmful material" over the Internet. Violators could be fined up to $50,000 (25,400 pounds) and imprisoned for up to 6 months.
The law was never enforced because it was immediately challenged in court after being signed into law by former President Bill Clinton.
Monday, March 19, 2007
Israeli Operatives Plant Bomb In Mosque
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Israelis using chemical attacks in Iraq
A U.S. official, meanwhile, blamed al-Qaida in Iraq for chlorine bomb attacks that struck villagers in Anbar province earlier this week but said tight Iraqi security measures prevented a higher number of casualties.
Three suicide bombers driving trucks rigged with tanks of toxic chlorine gas struck targets in the insurgent stronghold including the office of a Sunni tribal leader opposed to al-Qaida. The attacks killed at least two people and sickened 350 Iraqi civilians and six U.S. troops, the U.S. military said Saturday.
Seven Dead US Soldiers In Iraq On 3/18/07
BAGHDAD - The U.S. military on Sunday announced the deaths of seven more troops in Iraq, including four killed by a roadside bomb while patrolling western Baghdad — the latest American casualties in a monthlong security crackdown in the capital.
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Arsonists Get Special Treatment
BIRMINGHAM -- Three former college students who pleaded guilty to federal charges in a string of rural church arsons will ask a judge to treat them as youthful offenders as they answer state charges.
Lawyers for Matthew Cloyd, Russell Lee DeBusk and Benjamin Nathan Moseley have applied for youthful offender status, a move that could reduce their eventual punishment for the blazes, Bibb County District Attorney Michael Jackson said Tuesday.
Cloyd was 20 at the time of his arrest last year, and Moseley and DeBusk were both 19. If classified as youth offenders, they would face a maximum of three years in jail and their court records would be sealed.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Israel, U.S. storm out of UN nuclear forum
The Israel and U.S. delegations walked out of the United Nations' disarmament forum in Geneva, Switzerland yesterday after Iran said Israel was the "real source of nuclear danger in the Middle East" and had a "dark record of crimes."
Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki told the Conference on Disarmament that Israel's nuclear weapons posed a "uniquely grave threat to regional and international peace and security" requiring action by the international community.
In a statement, Israel's ambassador Itzhak Levanon to the UN in Geneva, said that he and his aides, and the entire U.S. delegation had "abruptly left the room as the Foreign Minister of Iran ... was in the middle of a vitriolic speech".
A U.S. spokeswoman in Geneva confirmed the walk-out and called Mottaki's remarks "outrageous and divisive" at a time the forum was trying to find common ground on global arms issues.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Israel Shows Execution Film
Part of the controversial film was shown in Egypt on Sunday.
It was obtained by the foreign ministry and made available in a bid to cool down public anger, although the tactic seems to have had the reverse effect.
Egypt wants Israel to investigate whether its troops killed 250 Egyptian POWs taken in fighting in Sinai.
A sequence of approximately seven minutes from the documentary called Ruach Shaked (The Spirit of Shaked), after the name of the elite Israeli army unit, was shown on Egyptian private and state-run television channels.
He Lead The Execution Unit
The film showed a veteran of the Shaked commando unit that took part in the operations say: "They [the Egyptian troops] were in a poor state, scared - some of them hid in holes in the sand so we wouldn't find them. But we found them, and slaughtered them. Only some of them put up a fight."
Mr Ben-Eliezer was reportedly told that he could be arrested in EgyptAnother former unnamed Shaked member, shown from behind as he drove a car, said that the Israeli forces had faced no danger from the retreating Egyptian army and in retrospect should have disobeyed orders to engage them.
The unit's leader, Israel's minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, who was forced to cancel a trip to Egypt this month over the controversy. Egyptian members of parliament are furious over a statement made by Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmed Abul Gheit that "Egypt won't cut relations with Israel over a film".