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Saturday, May 21, 2011

North Sudan army takes control of oil-rich Abyei, raising prospects of war

For those of you who are not up on Sudan, here is how it breaks down. The Northern part of Sudan is ruled by an Arab Muslim government, who has used an African-based militia named the Janjaweed as an attack force against the Christians and the Animists in the Southern region of the Sudan.


Earlier this year, a lot of my Pollyanna leftie friends got orgasm rashes over the fact that there was going to be a vote and, in theory, the Southern Sudanese were going to be able to determine their own fate. These same Pollyanna leftie friends of mine tend to believe that the conflict in the Sudan is "complicated"; that the Muslim North does not kill the Christians and Animists merely because they are Infidels, but over oil, which is of course a knee-jerk retreat to the old Leftie argument of Economic Determinism. 


Let me tell you something I have learned over the years: The word "Complicated", in Leftie speak means, "It's unpleasant and I don't want to think about it anymore."


Lefties always pull out the word "Complicated", or it's brother in fishnets, "Complex", when they are face with facts that don't fit neatly onto the Economic Deterministic template they use to understand the world.


Also, Lefties seem to feel that when they pull out the word "Complicated", simply using the word magically absolves them of all moral culpability. in the case that their latest Socialist solution does not solve the problem.


Idiots. 


There will be a special circle of hell for this type of Pollyanna do-gooders.
(Al-Arabia).The northern Sudanese army has taken control of main town of the disputed oil-producing Abyei region, the state television reported late on Saturday, adding that President Omar Hassan Al Bashir had ordered the dissolution of the region’s administrative council.

UN spokeswoman Hua Jiang earlier said Sudan had deployed around 15 tanks in Abyei. The spokesman said that gunshots could be heard in the town but it was unclear what exactly was happening. 

Shooting broke out late Thursday as UN peacekeepers escorted 200 northern Sudan Armed Forces out of the contested area, with both armies accusing each other of starting the fight.

The north and the south have blamed each other for starting the fight.

For all but 11 years since Sudan became independent in 1956, a civil war has been fought in the country, Africa’s largest by land mass. Abyei contributes more than a quarter of Sudan’s daily oil production of 480,000 barrels. Sudan’s proven crude oil reserves are nearly 2 billion barrels.

The south is important to the north because that’s where most of the country’s oil is produced. But refineries are in the north, as is the main pipeline carry oil for exports.

Fighting in Abyei has pitted former civil war enemies against each other since January when it was due to vote on its future alongside a referendum on the south's secession.

But the plebiscite was postponed indefinitely as the north and south disagreed on who should be eligible to vote in an area where conflicted loyalties and land disputes keep tensions high.

The Abyei Area covers 10,460 kilometers in the State of Northern Bahr el Ghazal in South Sudan. The issue of whether Abyei will remain a part of Northern Sudan or secede with the South is heavily contested between the North and South. As Abyei is home to both the ethnically Southern Dinka Ngok and the ethnically Northern Misseriya who rely on Abyei to graze their animals.

The Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) of 2005 determined that the question of whether Abyei should remain with Sudan or secede with the South should be decided through a referendum. However, while a referendum has been agreed it has not been conducted due to a dispute between the Northern and Southern Governments.  

Philip Aguer, spokesman for the south’s army, told Agence France-Presse that fighting continued for a third day and accused the north’s Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) of bombing raids. “The SAF have bombed several places in Abyei,” the SPLA spokesman said.

The United Nations called on Saturday for an “immediate cessation of hostilities” in Sudan’s contested border region

The UN also urged all parties to “protect civilians” and called for “withdrawal of all unauthorized forces” from the area, in line with earlier agreements.

Hmmmmm........Who would have guessed that the Islamitic North would start to fight?Yeah .....Exactly the 'religion of peace'.

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Medical Innovations: Infidel World Vs. Muslim World

Infidel World: Paraplegic Stands Up Due to Pioneering Research



Today's Medical Innovation in the Muslim World
Suicide bombing rocks Kabul hospital.(Al-Jazeera). Afghan defence ministry says lone bomber responsible for attack on military hospital that has left six dead .At least six people have been killed and 23 injured in a suicide bombing at a surgery training session in a military hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul.

The Taliban later claimed responsibility for the attack. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in an emailed statement that the group had sent two suicide bombers into the hospital and killed many.

The Taliban vowed last month to carry out attacks, including suicide bombings, on foreign and Afghan troops and government officials.A doctor working inside the hospital told Al Jazeera that colleagues and patients rushed away from the direction of the blast and locked themselves in rooms, fearing another bomber would attack.

"It was a big explosion, I fell to the ground," the AFP news agency quoted him as saying. "The police arrived late at the scene, half an hour after the explosion took place."

The hospital is located just a few hundred meters from the United States embassy in what is known as the capital's "Green Zone."

"It's very interesting how the suicide [bomber] managed to get inside," our correspondent said.Anyone wishing to visit family or friends in the hospital, which treats wounded soldiers, is required to go through a security check and obtain special identification cards, our correspondent said. 

"It does seem that [the bomber] might have possibly had ... an ID" or might have been wearing a uniform, Turton said. 
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With That In Mind ...

A commenter at Weasel Zippers stated the following:
To quote Ann Barnhardt…

“If Israel tries to defend itself against muslim aggression – which remember has been agitated by Obama himself – or defend its sovereign territory, Obama/Soros will cast these actions of Israeli self-defense and self-preservation as “human rights violations” and move in.

DO WE NOW FULLY UNDERSTAND WHAT THE PURPOSE OF THE LIBYAN ACTION WAS? It was simply to establish a precedent.”

It is no coincidence Hussein Obama called for Israel to retreat to '67 armistace lines precisely at the same time he established this precedent challenging the 1973 War Powers Act he cited when he began bombing targets in Libya.

With Germany backing Obama's push for 1967 Israel border deal,the UN is likely to follow. Should Israel attempt to defend her current borders, Germany, America and France (Sarkozy will be along any minute - as Abbas is negotiating in Paris as I write this http://tinyurl.com/69c29wx ), the OIC block – together under the UN umbrella – will assist the Muslim hoards in their endeavor to eliminate Israel.

Samantha Powers last seen drooling in anticipation . . .
With that in mind:

OBAMA: 'Limited' US Role in Libyan War Means No Need For Congressional Authorization...





I DON'T NEED YOUR PERMISSION



Chairman Obama just abolished the "War Powers Resolution"

 (Cato).By John Samples

Today is the 60th day since President Barack Obama notified Congress “U.S. military forces commenced operations to assist an international effort authorized by the United Nations (U.N.) Security Council and undertaken with the support of European allies and Arab partners, to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe and address the threat posed to international peace and security by the crisis in Libya.”

The War Powers Resolution of 1973 said that within 60 days of notifying the Congress of the use of force “the President shall terminate the use of United States Armed Forces” unless Congress has declared war or authorized the use of force, extended the 60 day period, or is physically unable to meet because the nation has been attacked. 

President Obama has a few hours to go, but I doubt that he will stop American air attacks in Libya. Indeed, the attacks have spread to Libyan ships to counter Qadaffi’s forces.

Like earlier presidents, Obama said his notification of hostilities in Libya was “consistent with the War Powers Resolution.”  

Now the administration has apparently decided to ignore the law completely. Obama has not sought congressional approval for the bombing. He follows the example of Bill Clinton, who ordered air strikes in Bosnia in 1995 without seeking congressional approval.

Even if you put aside the War Powers Resolution, the U.S. Constitution clearly requires congressional approval of our war in Libya. The legal scholar Michael Ramsey notes:
Every major figure from the founding era who commented on the matter said that the Constitution gave Congress the exclusive power to commit the nation to hostilities. Notably, this included not only people with reservations about presidential power, such as James Madison and Thomas Jefferson, but also strong advocates of the President’s prerogatives, such as George Washington and Alexander Hamilton. As President, Washington on several occasions said that he could not undertake offensive military actions without Congress’ approval. Hamilton is especially significant, because his views on the need for a strong executive went far beyond those of his contemporaries. 
Yet Hamilton made it very clear that he read the Constitution not to allow the President to begin a war — as he put it at one point, “it belongs to Congress only, to go to war.”Candidate Barack Obama agreed in 2007 that “the president does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.” 
Colonel Qaddafi’s forces, of course, posed an imminent threat to Libyan nationals engaged in the recent civil war in that nation. How did the Colonel or his army threaten Americans? 
This time around, Congress has offered less resistance than in earlier presidential uses of force in Haiti, Bosnia, and Kosovo. They have not roused themselves even to pass a non-binding “sense of the Congress” resolution that the President should seek approval. In the 1990s, there were actual debates in Congress about the wisdom and constitutionality of various wars. Now, silence. 
It is easy to violate the constitutional domain of a body that is unwilling to collectively defend its powers and unwilling to take up the responsibility of their exercise. 
The War Powers Resolution never worked in practice as intended. It is now moribund and should be replaced by a new effort in the courts or Congress to apply the original public meaning of the Constitution and thereby right the balance between starting and making war. 
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We Don't Need No Stinking Badges

ABC:

White House on War Powers Deadline: 'Limited' US Role in Libya Means No Need to Get Congressional Authorization
May 20, 2011 7:14 PM

In an effort to satisfy those arguing he needs to seek congressional authorization to continue US military activity in accordance with the War Powers Resolution, President Obama wrote a letter to congressional leaders this afternoon suggesting that the role is now so “limited” he does not need to seek congressional approval.

“Since April 4,” the president wrote, “U.S. participation has consisted of: (1) non-kinetic support to the NATO-led operation, including intelligence, logistical support, and search and rescue assistance; (2) aircraft that have assisted in the suppression and destruction of air defenses in support of the no-fly zone; and (3) since April 23, precision strikes by unmanned aerial vehicles against a limited set of clearly defined targets in support of the NATO-led coalition's efforts.”

A senior administration official told ABC News that the letter is intended to describe “a narrow US effort that is intermittent and principally an effort to support to support the ongoing NATO-led and UN-authorized civilian support mission and no fly zone.”

“The US role is one of support,” the official said, “and the kinetic pieces of that are intermittent.”

From the beginning of the U.S. military intervention in Libya, the Obama administration has cited the 1973 War Powers Act as the legal basis of its ability to conduct military activities for 60 days without first seeking a declaration of war from Congress. The military intervention started on March 19; Congress was notified on March 21. Those 60 days expire today.

The president thanked the congressional leaders – House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky --- for the support that they have “demonstrated for this mission and for our brave service members, as well as your strong condemnation of the Qaddafi regime.”

The president voiced support for a bipartisan resolution drafted by Senators John Kerry, D-Mass., John McCain, R-Ariz., Carl Levin, D-Mich., Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Lindsey Graham, R-SC, and Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., stating that Congress “supports the U.S. mission in Libya and that both branches are united in their commitment to supporting the aspirations of the Libyan people for political reform and self-government…Congressional action in support of the mission would underline the U.S. commitment to this remarkable international effort.”

Earlier this month, Kerry – who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee – described his resolution as “in limbo.”

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What Obama Believes?

I was looking through some magazines that had piled up and found this essay by Fareed Zakaria in Time. From "When Terror Loses Its Grip":
...There are, of course, many differences between Hitler and bin Laden. But one great similarity holds. Hitler's death marked the end of the Nazi challenge from Germany. And bin Laden's death will mark the end of the global threat of al-Qaeda.

[...]

[Al Qaeda's] founding rationale has been shattered by the Arab Spring of this year. Al-Qaeda believed that the only way to topple the dictatorships of the Arab world was through violence, that participation in secular political processes was heretical and that people wanted and would cheer an Islamic regime. Over the past few months, millions in the Arab world have toppled regimes relatively peacefully, and what they have sought was not a caliphate, not a theocracy, but a modern democracy.

[...]

Along the way, the efforts at nation building have tarnished the image of the American military. The world's greatest fighting force was shown to be unable to deliver stability to Iraq and Afghanistan, had to deal with scandals like the mistreatment of prisoners at Abu Ghraib in Iraq and saw its soldiers losing their once high morale. May 1 changed all that. The image of a smart, wise and supremely competent U.S. has flashed across the globe. The lesson should be clear. An America that uses its military power less promiscuously, more intelligently and in a targeted and focused manner might once again gain the world's respect and fear, if not affection. And an America that can provide a compelling picture of a modern, open society will be a far more attractive model for Arabs than Osama bin Laden's vision of a backward medieval caliphate.
Apparently, Fareed Zakaria, to some extent, advises Obama with regard to foreign policy:


Newsbusters has more information, including a backpedaling statement from Zakaria.

But here's my point: If you read the article in Time Magazine, you will note similarities between what Zakaria has written and Obama's foreign policy.

Also note Zakaria's reaction to Obama's speech of May 19:
It was his role as educator in chief that came out today. He provided a kind of world view, almost a historical interpretation of the causes and consequences of the Arab Spring. He began in the beginning with Tunisia and moved forward. And he tried to present a way in which he saw America's interests and values as squarely aligned with this Arab revolution.

He touched on the places that we don't like - the regimes we don't like that are having trouble dealing with people, Tehran and Damascus. He also talked about Bahrain and Yemen. But you are right, of course, he didn't talk about the 800-pound gorilla that is Saudi Arabia.

But he also then went on to talk about ways to consolidate these revolutions; he talked about the Arab-Israeli peace process. He was tougher on Syria than he's been. He was more explicit in his - in his support for two states, Israel and Palestine on 1967 borders, plus mutually agreeable land swaps, so very comprehensive.

So, I thought he was quite even-handed while calling for a Palestinian state on '67 borders, plus or minor land swaps. He also recognized Israel's legitimate security needs, so I'd be surprised if there is too much criticism out of Tel Aviv tonight....
Please take time to watch the video of Zakaria's statement:


Ace of Spades on Zakaria and Obama:
Zakaria has the worst conflict of interest possible -- ego. If an egotistical, ambitious "reporter" thinks his opinions are being considered by the president (and no, I don't believe this was just the White House telling Zakaria stuff; I think they flattered him by asking advice), then he's flattered, and he thinks he's on the team, and therefore he is invested in His Team's success (or perception of such).

[...]

Gee, no wonder Zakaria thinks that every move of Obama's is brilliant. Obama's got him thinking he's implementing the Zakaria Agenda for Success. Of course Zakaria approves of Zakaria.
Should we care what Zakaria says? Yes, insofar as Zakaria is often read by those leaning left. After all, in many circles, Zakaria is a respected journalist and does exert at least some influence on the American electorate.

And if Zakaria is advising Obama to any extent whatsoever, we should care very much what Zakaria believes.

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a feigning to be what one is not or to believe what one does not; especially : the false assumption of an appearance of virtue or religion


Hysterical, tortuous logic

White House on War Powers Deadline: ‘Limited’ US Role in Libya Means No Need to Get Congressional Authorization

In an effort to satisfy those arguing he needs to seek congressional authorization to continue US military activity in accordance with the War Powers Resolution, President Obama wrote a letter to congressional leaders this afternoon suggesting that the role is now so “limited” he does not need to seek congressional approval.
“Since April 4,” the president wrote, “U.S. participation has consisted of: (1) non-kinetic support to the NATO-led operation, including intelligence, logistical support, and search and rescue

assistance; (2) aircraft that have assisted in the suppression and destruction of air defenses in support of the no-fly zone; and (3) since April 23, precision strikes by unmanned aerial vehicles against a limited set of clearly defined targets in support of the NATO-led coalition’s efforts.”

A senior administration official told ABC News that the letter is intended to describe “a narrow US effort that is intermittent and principally an effort to support to support the ongoing NATO-led and UN-authorized civilian support mission and no fly zone.”
“The US role is one of support,” the official said, “and the kinetic pieces of that are intermittent.”

Anyone else sick of the canard in the use of that word yet?

ki·net·ic

adj \kə-ˈne-tik also kī-\
1 : of or relating to the motion of material bodies and the forces and energy associated therewith

We are doing something with energy. Moving bodies of things about with energy.
I think maybe we are moving these things with enough energy to KILL PEOPLE AND BREAK THINGS, which of course, is the ONLY REASON TO HAVE ARMED FORCES.
If this was George Bush, thru a mirror, a democratic party controlled house would have 3 or 4 motions to impeach before it Monday morning.
Barack Obama IS J Carter on Crack.
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Piss

Off


A


Jihadi


Turn


Your


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Up



LOUD

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The Donnas

Take It Off



Fall Behind Me



Do You Wanna Hit It



5 O'Clock In The Morning

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Morphine

You Speak My Language



Top Floor, Bottom Buzzer



Thursday



The Night

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Treat Her Right

I Think She Likes Me



No Reason



An Honest Job


Rhythm and Booze

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Naked As We Came

The band is Iron and Wine

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Soul Coughing

Soft Serve - Look at that Leftie kick that little ball around. He looks so mindless and happy. ;-)



Super Bon Bon

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Scarlet Woman

The Original Live Version, from the Weather Report album 8:30.



When I was a teenager this was my favorite song. I listened to it over and over and over. Jaco's bass was, to me, a revelation; simultaneously foreboding and full of strength and hope.
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Barack Obama Reacts To Bibi's Rejection of His Generous Offer

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Netanyahu Discusses The Plight of The Mexican Refugees and Urges U.S. Return to 1845 Borders


What more can the Mexicans want? They already have the friggin' Right of Return.


;-)

From Will at The Other News:
Israeli PM calls for “just solution” to end the conflict.Aboard Air Force Aleph (Reuters) – Speaking to reporters accompanying Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his long flight to the United States tonight, Netanyahu spoke of the injustice and hardship Mexicans have endured since American forces annexed Texas in 1845. “Tens of thousands of ordinary Mexicans were driven out of their homes – the only homes they had known for centuries – and forced to live in poverty and squalor south of the border imposed by American aggression,” Netanyahu said.

The Israeli and Mexican people agree on this: This festering wound will never heal until America takes bold steps to return to the internationally accepted lines of 1845. Clearly the settlement activity that’s taken place in occupied Mexico since then is illegal. 

When I meet the President tomorrow I will tell him to halt all building activity in Texas immediately. Two lands for two peoples, yes, but not on land taken by force from Mexico,” the Prime Minister said.

Asked if his hard-line stance could hurt the U.S.-Israel relationship, Netanyahu reiterated Israel’s commitment to America’s security and the unshakeable friendship shared by the two countries, then added, “But who was it who said, part of friendship is being able to tell your friend the truth. The ball is now in Obama’s court.”



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Burqa Wear For Your Night Out On The Town, Ladies

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Today Is Everybody Draw Mohammed Day

I didn't care much, until I saw this brilliant piece of work over at Vlad Tepes:



Meanwhile:

Devout Muslim Charged With Death Threats Against "South Park" Creators for Huggy Bear: Death is Justified "under Islamic law for those who insult Islam or defame its prophet"

South-Park-SF
South Park censored (Comedy Central)
"We're commanded to terrorize the disbelievers," Younus Abdullah Mohammad told Griffin. "The Quran says very clearly in the Arabic language ... this means 'terrorize them.' It's a command from Allah."
As Muslims whine about non-existent hate crimes .......... their war on the infidels, free speech, and freedom of expression rages on. Dare to speak about or expose the ideology that inspires these warmongers, and you are a racistislamophobicantimuslimbigot.
Muslim convert charged with threats to 'South Park' creators CNN
(CNN) -- Federal authorities are using words uttered by the co-founder of a radical Islamic group to charge him with threats against the creators of "South Park."

A criminal complaint alleging the communication of threats was filed in Virginia late last week against Jesse Curtis Morton, also known as Younus Abdullah Mohammad.

A senior law enforcement source Thursday told CNN, which interviewed Morton in 2009, that the suspect is believed to be in Morocco, where he maintains Islampolicy.com, an English-language website propagating pro al Qaeda views.

That website is a successor to Revolutionmuslim.com.

Morton, a former resident of Brooklyn, New York, is the second person charged in the "South Park" case.

In February, Zachary Adam Chesser, 21, who admitted to posting online threats, was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Chesser, a Muslim convert, encouraged violent jihadists to attack "South Park" writers for an episode that depicted the Prophet Mohammed in a bear suit, court documents said.

Chesser posted online messages that included the writers' home addresses and urged online readers to "pay them a visit," the documents said.

In an affidavit accompanying the recent complaint against Morton, FBI special agent Paula R. Menges said Morton, co-founder of the group called Revolution Muslim, worked with Chesser on a "clarification statement" after Chesser's postings. The pair made website postings that were -- despite their claims -- threats, Menges said.

The agent also contends the statement contained pages of justification under Islamic law for the death of those who insult Islam or defame its prophet.

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Obama's buddies'the Palestinian Authority' passes law to pay salaries to all terrorists in Israeli prisons.

From Will at The Other News:

Palestinians trying to prove, once again, that they are just like the Mafia.


(PalWatch).A law published in the official Palestinian Authority Registry last month grants all Palestinians and Israeli Arabs imprisoned in Israel for terror crimes a monthly salary from the PA. The Arabic word the PA uses for this payment is "ratib," meaning "salary." Palestinian Media Watch has reported numerous times on Palestinian Authority glorification of terrorists serving time in Israeli prisons.  

Following the signing of this new law, the PA is now paying a salary to these prisoners.The PA has defined by law which Palestinians would be considered "prisoners." "Anyone imprisoned in the occupation's [Israel's] prisons as a result of his participation in the struggle against the occupation.[Ch. 1 of Law of Prisoners, 2004/19,passed and published by the PA Chairman and Government, December 2004.The Prisoners' Centre for Studies,www.alasra.ps Accessed May 9, 2011]In other words, all Palestinians in Israeli prisons for terror crimes officially join the PA payroll.  

According to the definition in the PA law, Palestinian car thieves in Israeli prisons will not receive a salary, but Hamas and Fatah terrorist murderers will.The PA also gives a salary to Israeli Arabs convicted of terror crimes against Israel - the country of which they are citizens. PA benefits to Israeli Arab terrorists, in fact, are greater than the ones extended to Palestinian terrorists.

Those serving more than 20-year sentences will receive a greater PA salary than prisoners serving shorter sentences, the new PA law establishes. Salaries are to be paid from the day of arrest until release. More than 6,000 Palestinian prisoners are currently serving time in Israeli prisons for terror-related offenses.  

Among those now eligible are Abdullah Barghouti, serving 67 life sentences; Hassan Salameh, serving 38 life sentences; and Jamal Abu Al-Hijja, serving nine life sentences, all of whom are imprisoned for planning suicide bombings. These three terrorists were recently called "heroic" by the official PA daily .

Donor Amount Source
  1. European Union 158.5 million euros Al-Hayat Al- Jadida, January 20, 2010
  2. Britain 60 million British pounds Al-Ayyam, February 11, 2010
  3. India 10 million dollars Al-Hayat Al- Jadida, April 26, 2010
  4. Norway 53 million dollars Al-Hayat Al- Jadida, June 18, 2010
  5. France 19 million euros Al-Hayat Al- Jadida, June 22, 2010
  6. World Bank 40 million dollars Al-Hayat Al- Jadida, October 1, 2010
  7. Japan 18.5 million dollars Al-Hayat Al- Jadida, October 25, 2010
  8. European Union 41.4 million euros Al-Hayat Al- Jadida, October 28, 2010
  9. Britain 30 million British pounds Al-Hayat Al- Jadida, October 28, 2010
  10. United States 225 million dollars Al-Hayat Al- Jadida, November 11, 2010
  11. Ireland 1.5 million euros Al-Hayat Al- Jadida, November 15, 2010
  12. Japan 11.9 million dollars Al-Hayat Al- Jadida, December 28,
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Friday, May 20, 2011

Guy Clark
Dublin Blues



Hemingway's Whiskey


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Gov't Mule & Warren Haynes
Beautifully Broken

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Bibi: Peace based on illusions will crash eventually on the rocks of Middle East reality


Israel's Netanyahu rejects Obama proposal on borders
By Jeffrey Heller and Matt Spetalnick

WASHINGTON | Fri May 20, 2011 3:04pm EDT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bluntly told President Barack Obama on Friday his vision for the borders of a future Palestinian state would leave the Jewish state with an "indefensible" frontier.

Netanyahu's remarks after the White House talks underscored how a new U.S. push for Middle East peace had opened one of the deepest divides in years in relations between the United States and close ally Israel.

"Peace based on illusions will crash eventually on the rocks of Middle East reality," an unsmiling Netanyahu told Obama in the Oval Office.

Netanyahu told Obama that Israel was willing to make compromises for peace but flatly rejected the idea of going back to 1967 borders, which he described as "indefensible."

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Obama said he reiterated the peace "principles" he laid out on Thursday in policy speech on Middle East political upheaval.

Obama embraced a long-standing Palestinian demand that the state they seek in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip should largely be drawn along lines that existed before the 1967 war in which Israel captured those territories and East Jerusalem.

The brewing crisis in U.S.-Israeli relations dimmed even further the prospect for resuming peace talks that collapsed late last year when Palestinians walked away in a dispute over Israeli settlement building in the West Bank.

The right-wing Israeli leader has had strained relations with Obama in the past, and their latest meeting seemed unlikely to improve their personal chemistry.

"There is a feeling that Washington does not understand the reality, doesn't understand what we face," an official on board the plane taking Netanyahu to Washington told reporters.

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Who Are Israel's Partners In Negotiating A "Contiguous" Nation Based Upon 1967 Borders?

Why, That Would Be Hamas, Mr Pastorius. Why Do You Ask?


Hamas TV Extols Female Palestinian Suicide Bombers and Jihad Fighters; Jihad-Fighting Mothers Urge Their Sons to Seek Martyrdom





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MEMRI:
Hamas Minister of Women's Affairs Jamila Al-Shanti: "Palestinian society is, by nature, a society of resistance. Resistance does not mean only the bearing of arms. The people who aid those who bear arms are sometimes even stronger than them. The [Palestinian] woman is the wife of a resistance fighter, or the mother of resistance fighters, or else she herself is on the frontline, or she opens her home to resistance fighters. She is capable of doing everything. During the incursions [into Gaza], the women fought in every way possible. They confronted the tanks, they confronted the Zionist enemy. "All means of resistance are available to women. In addition, we have a long list of female martyrdom-seekers. Need I say more? If you do the math, the number of male martyrdom-seekers is twice the number of female martyrdom-seekers. So the number of female martyrdom seekers is hardly insignificant. [More
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CONTIGUOUS?

Barack Obama just claimed that the goal of the USA is to have a CONTIGUOUS Palestinian state, and a secure Israel???

What kind of geography class did this MORON TAKE?

Either Israel will be contiguous or Palestine will be contiguous

NOT BOTH

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From Robert Spencer:
It was widely reported Thursday evening that Obama was calling for a return to the 1967 borders, but this is not the case. He actually called for the creation of a “sovereign and contiguous state” for the Palestinian Arabs, and said that “the borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines.” Thus he wasn’t calling for a return to the 1967 lines, but new borders “based on the 1967 lines.”

There were, however, no 1967 lines in which Palestinian Arab territory was contiguous. For the territory of Palestine to be contiguous, that of Israel will have to be substantially reduced. Israel’s 1967 borders were indefensible, and Obama is calling for Israel to be reduced even further so that a contiguous Palestinian state can be established.

What’s more, Obama specified that the new Palestinian state should have “borders with Israel, Jordan, and Egypt,” while Israel should have “borders with Palestine.” The implication was that Israel, in Obama’s vision, will border on neither Jordan nor Egypt — only on “Palestine.” Yet currently Israel has substantial borders with both Jordan and Egypt. Obama was implying that his contiguous Palestine would comprise not just Gaza and Judea and Samaria, but large expanses of Israeli territory bordering on those two states.

That would leave a truncated, reduced Israeli rump state, reminiscent of the reduced and defenseless Czechoslovakia that remained after Neville Chamberlain fed the Nazi beast at Munich. And if Obama did not mean that the diminished Israel he envisioned would have no territory bordering on Jordan or Egypt, the establishment of a contiguous Palestinian state including Gaza and the West Bank would cut Israel in two: Palestine’s contiguous territory would come at the expense of Israel’s.

Whatever Obama meant about Israel’s borders, the establishment of a Palestinian state will come at the expense of Israel’s security. It will not make for peace any more than the withdrawal from Gaza did. In those days the learned analysts were predicting that a withdrawal from Gaza would pacify the Palestinians and normalize their sick society. I said, in contrast, that it would just be another jihad base for more attacks on Israel. That’s what it became. And that’s what a Palestinian state would be also....
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