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More sympathetic media coverage given to animals than the suffering people in the Congo

See http://www.startribune.com/722/story/1329443.html
How come the same amount of attention is not given to the people of the Congo as the gorillas of the Congo? Is it because Western countries benefit from the diamonds and natural resources; as well as the sale of weapons to the Central Africa region?
Here are some articles about it, in case you are not aware of it.

http://worldpolicy.org/projects/arms/reports/congo.htm

http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?ItemID=9832

http://zmagsite.zmag.org/JulAug2007/snow.html

July 31, 2007 Posted by | Africa, Congo, Europe, genocide, Israel, natural resources, politics, United States | Leave a comment

Iranian Holocaust Cartoon Contest

I still see websites/blogs ( http://samsonblinded.org/blog/a-cartoon-for-a-cartoon.htm ) that claim the Iranian Holocaust Cartoon Contest was about making fun of the victims of the Holocaust. But as you can see here, it was about making fun of how the Holocaust is used to justify war crimes.

This is the cartoon of the first place winner, Morracon Derkaoui Abdellah. To see the other winners go to http://www.irancartoon.com/120/holocaust/index.htm

The Holocaust is not the only time a large number of people of died, 3 to 5 million died when the U.S. bombed Vietnam and Cambodia. Millions have died in the Congo and the surrounding countries. The Western media likes to portray it just as tribal and ethnic war fare and they leave out the role of the United States and Israel in fueling the war through political interventions and selling weapons to both sides of the conflicts. In the meanwhile, they exploit the diamonds, minerals and natural resources of the region. Will we ever find out the number of Iraqis killed as a result of the two invasions and sanctions? The Iraqis are scapegoats for U.S. foreign policy. The U.S. helped Saddam Hussein into power and supported him, financially and strategically, when he was committing his worst atrocities.

Regarding the cartoon controversy, one of the commentators and the web administrator at http://samsonblinded.org/blog/a-cartoon-for-a-cartoon.htm discuss that to get back at Muslims they should make cartoons that show the prophet of Islam as a pedophile. I tried to post a comment that shows the cartoons of the winner of the Iranian contest and I also mentioned a book that discusses Jewish scriptures that makes it acceptable to perform sexual acts on three year olds and younger. But the administrator did not allow my comment to be posted. The name of the book is called Judaism’s Strange Gods by Michael Hoffman. I will quote part of it here. On page 51 it says

Sexual Intercourse with Little Girls is Permissible
Ketubot lIb: “If a grown-up man has intercourse with a little girl, it is nothing, for having intercourse with a girl less than three years old is like putting a finger in the eye.”
Though the Talmud’s permission for the heinous crime of child molestation is virtually unknown among the public and is never mentioned in the establishment media, among Talmud researchers it is notorious.
This portion of tractate Ketubot concerns Halakhic definitions of sexual intercourse. In this particular ruling it is stated that copulation with girls below the age of three cannot be considered sexual activity because, although penetration ruptures her hymen, such intercourse is merely “like putting a finger in the eye,” since the hymen at this age will eventually regenerate (just as a finger stuck in an eye will cause the eye to water, yet the eye will heal and return to its former state, so the hymen of a girl under three will rupture during intercourse but will heal later).
Once her hymen grows back, the little girl is regarded as lawfully still a virgin. Hence the Talmud recognizes no sexual intercourse as having occurred and therefore exacts no penalty for coitus with a female child of less than three years of age.

July 26, 2007 Posted by | cartoon, Congo, Holocaust, Iran, Islam, Israel, Judaism, Palistinians, pedophile, Vietnam | 2 Comments

Barack Obama is clueless

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama : Don’t stay in Iraq over genocide http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBAMA_AP_INTERVIEW?SITE=MIDTN&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

He said, “the United States cannot use its military to solve humanitarian problems and that preventing a potential genocide in Iraq isn’t a good enough reason to keep U.S. forces there.

I don’t know if the military can solve the problems in Iraq, but the least Obama could do is acknowledge that the United States and its allies created the the chaos in Iraq. The U.S., Britain, and its allies
#1) bombed the country and destroyed its infrastructure
#2) rounds up thousands of Iraqis and jails them without justification
#3) makes decisions when elections are to take place and whether the results are valid
#4) benefit more from reconstruction projects than the Iraqis
#5)can break into jails to release prisoners against the Iraqi’s governments wishes. (Remember when two British men where caught disguised as Arabs carrying explosives and weapons in their car? Their fellow British soldiers broke into the jail they were in and helped them to escape) see http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=viewArticle&code=20051015&articleId=1089

Lets look at the second ridiculous thing Obama said, “Well, look, if that’s the criteria by which we are making decisions on the deployment of U.S. forces, then by that argument you would have 300,000 troops in the Congo right now – where millions have been slaughtered as a consequence of ethnic strife – which we haven’t done.”
The guy doesn’t know what he is talking about. I suggest he read “Deadly Legacy:U.S. Arms to Africa and the Congo War” at http://worldpolicy.org/projects/arms/reports/congo.htm
The findings of the report were

  • Due to the continuing legacies of its Cold War policies toward Africa, the U.S. bears some responsibility for the cycles of violence and economic problems plaguing the continent.
  • The ongoing civil war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire) is a prime example of the devastating legacy of U.S. arms sales policy on Africa.
  • Although the Clinton administration has been quick to criticize the governments involved in the Congo War, decades of U.S. weapons transfers and continued military training to both sides of the conflict have helped fuel the fighting.
  • Despite the failure of U.S. polices in the region, the current administration continues to respond to Africa’s woes by helping to strengthen African militaries.
  • Even as it fuels military build-up, the U.S. continues cutting development assistance to Africa and remains unable (or unwilling) to promote alternative non-violent forms of engagement.

Here are articles that discuss how the United States and other countries exploit the natural resources of the Congo http://zmagsite.zmag.org/JulAug2006/snow0706.html

and http://zmagsite.zmag.org/JulAug2007/snow.html

July 22, 2007 Posted by | Africa, Barack Obama, Britain, civil war, Congo, Darfur, genocide, Iraq, Saddam Hussein, Sudan, terrorism, Uncategorized, United States, war on terror | 1 Comment

Nine Spaniards and 20 Muslims are on trial for the March 11, 2004 Madrid bombings

When the bombings first occurred the media focused on ETA (an organization for Basque Homeland and Freedom ) then it was blamed on Muslims and Al Qaeda.

But 9 is not a small number and it seems the Spanish government has arrested additional Muslims (who may have militant views, but were not involved in the bombing) just so that people can not see the possibilty the bombings may have been planned by a group other than Al Qaeda. Some of the terror suspects were police informants or were under police surveillance.

And of course the evidence is erased so we will never really know who masterminded the bombings.

Aznar ‘wiped files on Madrid bombings’ http://www.guardian.co.uk/spain/article/0,2763,1373280,00.html

July 22, 2007 Posted by | Al Qaeda, Islam, Madrid 3/11 bombings, Osama Ben Laden, Spain, terrorism, Uncategorized, war on terror | Leave a comment

Response to Lady Vorzeha

 This is a reponse to Lady Vorsheva’s response to my comments on her blog about “Poll in Islamic countries about Al-Qaeda and the Global Caliphatehttp://toastedbread.wordpress.com/2007/07/14/encuesta-en-pases-islmicos-sobre-al-qaeda-y-el-califato-global/ 

For some reason is not appearing on her blog so I am going to post it here.

Lady Vorzeha,

If it came across as if though I was lecturing you I did not mean to but I think that the way you use the statistics is unfair and demonizing a whole group of people. Muslims sometimes see Westerners as lecturing them because the Mainstream media will have so called experts on Islam to talk about Muslims, but they hardly ever invite Muslim to express their point of view. The media often portrays Muslim in a one-dimensional way: the bearded man burning the American flag and the submissive women dressed in black, from head to toe. Here is the original website of the organization that polled Muslims http://www.pipa.org ; the way it is being presented in the media is distorted. It is interesting how you express a fear of the spread “burqas/niqabs for women, stoning for adulterers, death penalty for homosexuals, crucifixion for Muslim converts to Christianity and death for the Muslim converts to other religions, women’s rights totally diminished -no job, no education, no freedom-,” The United States accepts hundreds of billions of dollars in investment money from Saudi Arabia. The U.S. places sanctions against other countries when they violate human rights, but when it comes to Saudi Arabia that issue doesn’t matter, money is more important. The same with Saddam Hussein; the U.S. helped to bring Saddam Hussein into power and supported him strategically and financially when he was committing his worst atrocities. It was only when Saddam began to do what was in the best interest of his own people and not in the interest of the United States that there was this condemnation by the U.S. of his past actions. The Iraqi people are paying the price for U.S. foreign policy.

No one had a problem when the U.S. recruited and trained Muslim extremists to fight its proxy war against the Russians in Afghanistan. The defeat of the Russians facilitated the break up of the Soviet Union, making the U.S. the number one super power in the world. In the meanwhile, Afghanistan was left in ruins and millions had died.

You say kidnapping a soldier is an act of war. Israel has done worse to Palestinians and Lebanese but they have not inflicted as much damage on the Israelis as the Israelis have done onto them.

You say you are a supporter of Israel, are you a supporter of an independent country for the Basques? If you say no because they commit terrorist attacks, than I can point out that Israel was created by terrorist attacks.

Regarding your saying “Bin Laden has insisted repeatedly that both Sept 11th and July 7th were Al-Qaeda made,” many question the authenticity of all those video and audio tapes that keep on popping up. Are you aware that the FBI’s webpage on Osama Ben Laden makes no mention of 9/11? See http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/terrorists/terbinladen.htm  Why wouldn’t an attack which killed 3,000 people be specifically mentioned?
A journalist named Ed Haas’ contacted the FBI and asked them about it, he writes

On June 5, 2006, the Muckraker Report contacted the FBI Headquarters, (202) 324-3000, to learn why Bin Laden’s Most Wanted poster did not indicate that Usama was also wanted in connection with 9/11. The Muckraker Report spoke with Rex Tomb, Chief of Investigative Publicity for the FBI. When asked why there is no mention of 9/11 on Bin Laden’s Most Wanted web page, Tomb said, “The reason why 9/11 is not mentioned on Usama Bin Laden’s Most Wanted page is because the FBI has no hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11.”

 See complete article at
http://www.teamliberty.net/id267.html

July 22, 2007 Posted by | 9/11, Afghanistan, Al Qaeda, FBI, Iraq, Islam, Israel, Madrid 3/11 bombings, Osama Ben Laden, Palistinians, petroleum, Saudi Arabia, Spain, terrorism, Uncategorized, United States, war on terror | 2 Comments

Israel’s Nuclear Double Standards

During the apartheid era of South Africa, Israel gave the country its nuclear capablities see http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Global_Secrets_Lies/Israel_SAfrica.html 
(excerpted from the book Israeli Foreign Policy by Jane Hunter )

Now that Iran is developing nuclear power, Israel portrays it as the most dangerous country in the world.

July 21, 2007 Posted by | Iran, Israel, nuclear, South Africa, weapons | Leave a comment

United States oil imports and Saudi Arabia investments

According to http://www.eia.doe.gov/pub/oil_gas/petroleum/data_publications/company_level_imports/current/import.html

in March 2007,
the top 5 countries that the U.S. imported crude oil from are
Canada 1,780,000 barrels per day
Mexico 1,621,000 barrels per day
Nigeria 1,290,000 barrels per day
Saudi Arabia 1,216,000 barrels per day
Venezuela 1,036,000 barrels per day

And the top 5 countries that the U.S. imported Petroleum from are
Canada 2,305,000 barrels per day
Mexico 1,749,000 barrels per day
Nigeria 1,346,000 barrels per day
Venezuela 1,285,000 barrels per day
Saudi Arabia 1,244,000 barrels per day

According to http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2089.htm

“Canada and the U.S. have one of the world’s largest investment relationships. The U.S. is Canada’s largest foreign investor. Statistics Canada reports that at the end of 2005, the stock of U.S. foreign direct investment in Canada was $228 billion, or about 65% of total foreign direct investment in
Canada. U.S. investment is primarily in Canada’s mining and smelting industries, petroleum, chemicals, the manufacture of machinery and transportation equipment, and finance. ”

On the same government website it says about
Saudia Arabia at http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/3584.htm


During and after the Gulf War, the Government of Saudi Arabia provided water, food, shelter, and fuel for coalition forces in the region. There also were monetary payments to some coalition partners. Saudi Arabia’s combined costs
in payments, foregone revenues, and donated supplies were $55 billion. More than $15 billion went toward reimbursing the United States alone.

It does not give figures about how much Saudi Arabia invests in the United States and vice versa.

Here (http://www.washtimes.com/op-ed/20060115-103622-3038r.htm ) is an article that says “…government sources estimate Saudi holdings in the United States at $400 billion to $800 billion.”
This particular article is warning us of the influence Saudi contributions to media outlets and Universities will have. The reality is whatever influence they have is negligible in these areas.

Another way the U.S. gets back its money from purchasing oil is by selling the Saudis sophisticated expensive weaponry. ( http://www.fas.org/asmp/profiles/saudi_arabia.htm ) The Saudis don’t have the qualified personnel to use the weaponry, which is why they and Kuwait had to look to the United States for help when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait.

July 21, 2007 Posted by | Canada, investments, Mexico, Nigeria, oil, petroleum, Saudi Arabia, United States, Venezuela, weapons | 5 Comments

Israeli agents ‘helped Entebbe hijackers’

Mr Colvin told his superiors that his source suggested that the attack was carried out by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine with help from the Israeli Security Service, the Shin Bet.

It was designed to torpedo the rival Palestine Liberation Organisation’s standing in France and to prevent what they saw as a growing rapprochement between the PLO and the Americans.

”My contact said that the PFLP had attracted all sorts of wild elements, some of whom had been planted by the Israelis,” Mr Colvin added. The message was received without comment by the Foreign Office but later officials recorded that a journalist from the Liverpool Post, Leo Murray, had also told them that a splinter group of PFLP was planning a series of spectacular incidents to disrupt contacts between the PLO leader Yasser Arafat and the US.

complete article at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/06/01/nhijack01.xml

July 21, 2007 Posted by | Entebbe, hijack, Israel, Israelis, Palistinians, terrorism, Uganda, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

When did they have a chance to put the explosives in the WTC Towers?

People may wonder when was there a chance to place explosives in the World Trade Center towers. Here is a brief video that helps to explain this. Starting in about a minute and a half into the video there is a discussion about peopple who worked in the World Trade Center Towers who said that prior to 9/11 there had been several unexplained evacuations and power downs in the towers.

9/11 Truth: Unusual Evacuations & Power-Downs in the WTC Prior To 9/11

 Now that I think about it, there were many parts of the WTC that were vacant (not rented) before 9/11, this probably shortened the amount of time needed for the buildings to be evacuated. Here is an article (see second item called “Skyscaper Award”) that talks about how before 9/11 the WTC 7 was mostly vacant and after 9/11, when it was rebuilt, it has become attractive as office space.
http://www.downtownexpress.com/de_211/undercover.html

July 13, 2007 Posted by | 9/11, terrorism, Uncategorized, United States, war on terror, World Trade Center, WTC, WTC 7 | 2 Comments

Who is debunking whom? Why did the World Trade Center 7 building collapse?

In the Metro Section of the May 30, 2007 New York Times, in Jim Dwyer’s column “A notion from 9/11 is kept alive”, he has deluded himself into thinking that he has debunked alternate theories regarding WTC 7. He writes in his column, “…a comprehensive study by Popular Mechanics magazine concluded that along the bottom 10 floors, a quarter of the south face was knocked away.”

If the south part of the building had “a quarter of the south face” of the building knocked out, then the building would topple over, not collapse straight down into its own base. (The website whatreallyhappened.com first pointed this out)

There is a website that is dedicated to debunking 9/11 conspiracy theories, and it does the same thing. In attempt to disprove those who say not much damage was done to the WTC 7 building, it unwittingly goes on to reveal a flaw in the “official” explanation of why the building collapsed. ( http://www.911myths.com/html/wtc7_damage.html ) The website repeatedly makes reference to the damage on the south side of the building. There is a quote from Battalion Chief John Norman (Special Operations Command – 22 years), “…at the edge of the south face you could see that it was very heavily damaged.”

Would a building that was heavily damaged on one side collapse straight down into its base or would it topple over?

Here is a compilation of video clips showing WTC 7 collapsing

July 13, 2007 Posted by | 9/11, Silverstein, terrorism, Uncategorized, United States, war on terror, World Trade Center, WTC, WTC 7 | Leave a comment