"If a thief breaks into my house, burns and destroys my property, and kills
or threatens to kill me, or those that are in it, and to "bind me in all
cases whatsoever" to his absolute will, am I to suffer it?" : The
American Crisis by Thomas Paine.
An elder Cherokee Native American was teaching his grandchildren about life.
He said to them, "A fight is going on inside me...It is a terrible fight,
and it is between two wolves. One wolf represents fear, anger, envy, sorrow,
regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies,
pride and superiority. The other wolf stands for joy, peace, love, hope,
sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy,
generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. This same fight is going on inside
of you and every other person too."
They thought about it for a minute and then one child asked his grandfather,
"Which wolf will win?" The old Cherokee simply replied..."The one I feed."
"Men go mad in herds, but only come to their senses one by one." - Charles
19th century Scottish journalist
Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered Since The U.S. Invaded Iraq
Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially
acknowledged) In America�sWar On Iraq 4,311
The War in Iraq Costs
See the cost in your community
'Soft Power' and Personal Charm
By Hizb ut-Tahrir
When the European conqueror Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Egypt as part of his
quest for world domination, he told the people: "You will be told that I
came to destroy your religion; do not believe it ... I have more respect than
the Mamelukes for your God, His Prophet, and the Koran" and many more sweet
We Wanted a World Leader. We Saw Only a US President
Obama's long-awaited speech demonstrated little to suggest America
will pursue any course beyond its own interests
By Ahdaf Soueif
This is hard. It's hard because we so need to believe that Obama is about
change, that he's wise, that he's good, that he has the interests of the
world - rather than just the interests of the United States - at heart.
The Great, International, Demonic, Truly Frightening Iranian Threat
By William Blum
The fact that Obama says he's willing to "talk" to some of the "enemies"
like Iran more than the Bush administration did sounds good: But one doesn't
have to be too cynical to believe that it will not amount to more than a
public relations gimmick.
Our Convoy to Gaza
By George Galloway - Video and Text
On July 4, the Vietnam vet Ron Kovic, myself and hundreds of US citizens
will fly out from JFK to Cairo where we will form up a convoy of hundreds of
vehicles carrying medical aid and head into Gaza.
From The USA To Gaza
"We Have To Break That Siege"
By George Galloway - Video - Speech in Brooklyn, NY
George Galloway's stirring call for a U.S. convoy to defy the siege of the
Jews Gone Wild:
Why Camcorders and Booze Don't Mix
By Benjamin L. Hartman, Haaretz Correspondent
The night before Barack Obama thrilled Cairo, two cameramen strolled through
downtown Jerusalem and filmed a handful of drunken American kids doing their
best David Duke impressions. Forty-eight hours later, the video has gone
viral, linked from a hundred political blogs, and is circling the internet
at a critical velocity on a mission to humiliate the Jewish people.
Russia, China Should Dump Dollar in Trade - Medvedev
Russia and China should consider switching to domestic currencies in
bilateral trade without going to the dollar, Russia's president Dmitry
Medvedev said in an interview with Kommersant daily published on Friday.
31 killed in fresh Afghan violence:
A district police chief and 30 militants were killed in fresh incidents of
violence in several parts of Afghanistan on Sunday.
Six die in Afghanistan attacks:
Taliban militants stormed a police post in northwestern Afghanistan early
Sunday, killing four policemen, while two civilians died in a bomb blast in
the country's south, authorities said
Poll unlikely in 10 Afghan districts:
Afghan districts under Taliban control may not be secured before August
presidential and provincial elections but this will not affect the
legitimacy of the poll, a general said Sunday.
Taliban will never be defeated, says Colonel Imam:
Imam has offered to find the Americans a way out and says the US must
negotiate with its enemies.
The ever changing story: Anatomy of a typical US military propaganda
One month later, after the bombings of a village in western Afghanistan that
killed up wards of 150 civilians, we now get this half assed admission of
culpability on the part of the US military.
Afghan Government Spent only $6 bilion out of $38 bilion donations :
Feeling sorry for the waste of money, he added that now there are no ways to
prove whether any corruptions in those agencies had been involved the
Pakistani villagers rise up agains Taliban, kill 13 - :
The armed locals turned on Taliban fighters in Hayagai, a remote village in
Upper Dir district after a suicide bombing at a mosque in the area on Friday
killed at least 49 people, minutes before the start of early afternoon
4 more militants killed in NW Pakistan operation:
During last 24 hours, four militants were killed in various areas of
Malakand in northwestern Pakistan, said the Pakistani military Sunday.
Two officers, suicide bomber killed at police compound in Pakistan:
A recent surge in suicide attacks in Pakistan reached the capital yesterday
when a man wearing an explosive-laden jacket attacked a police compound but
was shot down before he could enter the main building
17 militants killed in operation in NW Pakistan:
Up to 17 militants have been killed in the ongoing military operation in
northwestern Pakistan, a military spokesman said on Saturday.
Fact or fiction?
Pentagon: Pakistan terror aid diverted:
U.S. Defense Department documents accessed by the Press Trust of India
reveal Islamabad secretly diverted a substantial portion of nearly $7
billion in foreign military financing and arms sales from the administration
of former U.S. President George W. Bush to beef up its armed forces along
the Indian border instead of fighting terrorists.
Pakistan asks U.S. debt forgiveness:
Gilani asked Holbrooke during their Friday meeting to help Islamabad's
struggle against Taliban militants by writing off $1.35 billion it owes to
the United States, Pakistan's English language newspaper Dawn reported.
Iraq's New Death Squad:
The Iraq Special Operations Forces (ISOF) is probably the largest special
forces outfit ever built by the United States, and it is free of many of the
controls that most governments employ to rein in such lethal forces
Iraqi Forces Arrest Five U.S. Security Contractors:
Iraqi forces detained five U.S. security contractors in connection with the
killing of a fellow American contractor last month in Baghdad's Green Zone,
an Iraqi government spokesman said on Sunday.
Major problems found in war spending:
In its first report to Congress, the Wartime Contracting Commission presents
a bleak assessment of how tens of billions of dollars have been spent since
2001. The 111-page report, obtained by The Associated Press, documents poor
management, weak oversight, and a failure to learn from past mistakes as
recurring themes in wartime contracting.
Saudi FM to U.S.: Cut off aid if Israel doesn't end occupation:
The United States should cut off its aid to Israel if the country does not
end its occupation of Arab land, Saudi Arabia's foreign minister told
Newsweek in comments published Friday.
Saudis tell Obama: Impose Mideast solution if needed:
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Sunday that he would
deliver a major address on his foreign policy next week
Livni: Bibi endangers US supports for Israel:
"The government today is not prepared to advance the process and set future
borders, and the feeling in the world is that all Israel is trying to do is
gain time," Livni told Army radio on Sunday.
UN investigator 'shocked' by scale of destruction in Gaza:
The head of a United Nations team investigating possible war crimes by
Israel and Hamas during the Gaza war said Thursday he had been shocked by
the scale of the destruction in the Palestinian areas.
Al Qassam brigades calls on fighters to treat Abbas' forces the same
as Israeli troops:
The Al Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, issued a statement on
Thursday calling on all fighters in the West Bank to defend themselves
against the security forces of president Mahmoud Abbas, the same way the
fighters counter the Israeli occupation.
12 indictments filed over lynching of Jewish terrorist:
Prosecutors on Sunday filed 12 indictments in a Haifa court against Shfaram
residents suspected of taking part in the 2005 lynching of Jewish terrorist
Iran says U.N. report shows its nuclear work peaceful:
Iran said on Saturday a new report from the United Nations nuclear watchdog
showed Tehran's nuclear program was peaceful, despite Western suspicions it
is aimed at making atomic bombs.
IAEA 'impotent': Israel:
'The latest International Atomic Energy Agency report shows the incompetence
of the IAEA in exercising full and effective control over Iran because of
the country's refusal to cooperate,' said the Israeli Atomic Energy Agency.
IAEA: Full Report Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in
the Islamic Republic of Iran:
Report by the Director General. PDF
Manufacturing Consent For Attack On Iran:
Clinton: If Iran strikes Israel, expect retaliation:
Meanwhile, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said on Sunday that a new report on
Iran by the United Nations' nuclear watchdog shows that the global body
cannot be trusted to monitor the Islamic Republic's nuclear program.
Bush FBI sent 18 armored agents to search my house:
Wiretap whistleblower says: The Bush Administration's FBI sent 18 agents in
body armor to the home of a man who revealed details of the National
Security Agency's warrantless wiretapping program, according to a
little-noticed account of the whistleblower published Thursday.
Credit card rate racket:
As Bank of England freezes interest fee at 0.5%, firms push up theirs to a
Fed Intends to Hire Lobbyist in Campaign to Buttress Its Image:
The Federal Reserve intends to hire a veteran lobbyist as it seeks to
counter skepticism in Congress about the central bank's growing power over
the U.S. financial system, people familiar with the matter said.
Treasury bloodbath soaks top fund managers: -
Investors have been blindsided by one financial catastrophe after another
over the last 18 months, but throughout the tumult, the government bond
market has been their friend. Until now.
Bankrupt: Bank No. 37 Closed; Bank of Lincolnwood Seized by
Bank of Lincolnwood, Lincolnwood, Illinois, was closed today by the Illinois
Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Banking,
which appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as
Bankrupt: No Private-Equity Deal for Failed Silverton Bank:
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has decided to wind down Silverton Bank,
the failed Atlanta "bankers' bank," instead of selling it to investors, a
setback for the private-equity industry but not one expected to damp its
hunger for troubled banks.
Alabama County Set to Halt Services, Shut Buildings Over Budget:
Alabama's most populous county is preparing to stop road maintenance, close
courthouses and shutter services for the elderly after a court struck down
taxes that pay for about 35 percent of its budget.
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