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Tags: Barack Obama citizenship conspiracy theories, barackobama, British subject, Donald Duck, Donald Trump, New Hampshire, United States, White House
The arrogance and shallowness of the rich: Trump.
Now that the White House released the “dreaded birth certificate” that Trump insisted there was something on it that the President did not want anyone to see, Trump should eat his shoe and STFU.
Responding to the development, Trump said, “I have accomplished something nobody else has accomplished.”
“I want to look at it, but I hope it’s true,” he told reporters in New Hampshire. “He should have done it a long time ago. I am really honored to have played such a big role in hopefully getting rid of this issue.”
What? Played a big role in what? Making a fool of yourself Donald Duck?
A USA Today/Gallup opinion poll sample that was asked if Donald Trump was born in the US, produced this result:
For what it’s worth, not everyone is convinced Trump was born in the USA either: 43% say he definitely was born here, and 20% say he probably was; 7% say he definitely or probably was born in another country. Nearly three in 10 say they don’t know enough to say.
More nonsense from Donald Trump earlier
Why he didn’t do it when the Clintons asked for it, I don’t know.
That’s just a flat untruth. The Clintons never asked for Obama’s birth certificate to be published – although some suggest the origins of the birther argument came from the Clinton campaign during the 2008 primaries. Whether or not that is true, what is true is that the birthers set sail under their own wind long ago.
FactCheck.org Clarifies Barack’s Citizenship
“When Barack Obama Jr. was born on Aug. 4,1961, in Honolulu, Kenya was a British colony, still part of the United Kingdom’s dwindling empire. As a Kenyan native, Barack Obama Sr. was a British subject whose citizenship status was governed by The British Nationality Act of 1948. That same act governed the status of Obama Sr.‘s children.
Since Sen. Obama has neither renounced his U.S. citizenship nor sworn an oath of allegiance to Kenya, his Kenyan citizenship automatically expired on Aug. 4,1982.”
Donald Duck Trump: You’re Fired!
- Video: Trump defends ‘birther’ claims (ac360.blogs.cnn.com)
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History before Our Eyes: Broader Implications of Democracy Movements in the Arab World.
Mona Eltahawy, Journalist
Ron Pundak, Director General, The Peres Center for Peace
Robert Serry, United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process
Moderator: Steve Clemons, Senior Fellow, New America Foundation
Chair: Ambassador Samuel Lewis, Former American diplomat and former head of the U.S. Institute of Peace
Tags: Afghanistan, Calvin Gibbs, Company (military unit), Corey Moore, FOB Ramrod kill team, Kandahar Province, Staff Sergeant, United States Army
An American soldier charged with killing Afghan civilians and mutilating their corpses has been sentenced to 60 days hard labor.
A US military judge has found Specialist Corey Moore, 22, guilty of serious misconduct — including mutilating the corpse of a dead Afghan civilian, AFP reported.
He was also found guilty of smoking hashish and assaulting another soldier, Adam Winfield, who blew the whistle on the activities of the so-called “kill team.”
WARNING: Link to gruesome videos and images!
Winfield first altered his father about the unit’s activities on Facebook while stationed in Afghanistan, but has since been charged with having a role in the murders.
A dozen soldiers from the Bravo Company unit of the Fifth Stryker Combat Brigade in Kandahar province now stand accused of various crimes in the case.
According to a US Army investigation, five members of the unit are charged with committing three counts of premeditated murder against unarmed Afghan civilians.
Defendants include Special Sergeant Jeremy Morlock, 22, along with three others, who were allegedly following orders from Staff Sergeant Calvin Gibbs, 25. They are accused of killing Afghan civilians as a sport and collecting their body parts — including a human skull — as trophies.
The seven others have been charged with related crimes such as drug use, impeding the investigation and retaliatory gang assault on the private who blew the whistle.
Reports indicate that one soldier was scheduled to stand trial on Thursday but that has been postponed.
The first unprovoked murder is alleged to have occurred on January 15, 2010.
- U.S. Army Kill Team (The Guardian)
- Army completes review of Stryker brigade in war crimes case, but limits access to report (thenewstribune.com)
Tags: Gilad Atzmon, Hillary Clinton, Irgun, Irgun Zvai Leumi, Israel, Jews, Ken O’Keefe, McCain, Middle East, Palestinian people, Rahm Emanuel, Sarah Palin
As Israel carries out their illegal US funded attacks on civilian populations in Gaza, we look back at the origin of Israel, which is rooted in violence and racism; and the video, Who Were the First Terrorists in the Middle East?
When Gilad Atzmon sent this video across from London today I watched it and shook my head. For me the information isn’t all new but it is enlightening and equally suited for those of us in the know as well as people who are just opening their eyes to Israel’s insane, cruel and needless pattern of violence and cruelty and massive war crimes.
The west has been under a spell for decades, dismissing the real history, meaning and implications of Israel; blindly accepting and funding and protecting what truly is a rogue government without question or delay.
Israel, most unfortunately, is guided by a philosophy that they are more entitled. Israel’s approach to resolving real and perceived problems, as I have written before, is similar to gangland mentality where the biggest guns and sharpest knives, are used to decide the outcome of a situation.
Fortunately, everyone in Israel doesn’t believe in ‘Zionism’; the concept that Jewish people are allowed to take land from other human beings because ‘God gave it to them’.
This philosophy burdens not just Muslim and Christian people who live in occupied Palestine, but also Israeli citizens who speak out against the politicized, violent version of Judaism that Israel represents.
Today Israel is defined by its acts of state sponsored terrorism. As this video reveals, the story dates back to Israel’s very first days
We revealed in a recent report; Rahm Emanuel’s Father Specialized in Bus Bombings in Palestine Wayne Madsen Special to Salem-News.com, that Benjamin Emanue, father of Chicago’s newly elected mayor, Rahm Emanuel, was a Jewish terrorist who specialized in the bombings of buses carrying British troops and policemen during the British Mandate in Palestine.
Things are often not how they seem, and as Egypt’s quest for Revolutionary freedom glows, we receive word that an Israeli bomb has just injured 15 people in Gaza.
Israel is such a terrible player in the world political arena; they are deadly and murderous and prejudice and they cross national borders to conduct military action with impudence; as if beyond reproach.
Rahm and pop- Chicago.. can only hope the apple landed far from the tree. The next Israeli President of the United States?
This is the same group that has been killing the people of Palestine in a cold blooded manner for over sixty years. They must be stopped.
We do wonder if the Israelis are targeting our friends in Gaza who are in the ground putting the news out in real time; people like Ken O’Keefe, our writer who Israel branded a ‘terrorist’ after the deadly incident involving the Gaza Freedom Flotilla and the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara which was attacked by Israel in the dark with murderous intent.
Nine men were killed, one was American, they were all unarmed.
Ken O’Keefe and others overpowered Israeli commandos and disarmed them, taking them captive. To what end? Ken and the other unarmed peace activists protected the captured Israeli soldiers and gave them medical attention. Then they were released.
If only Israel played the same way. I am so sick and tired of hearing Muslim people referred to as terrorists when no place in modern history can even slightly compete with Israel’s record number of terrorism events.
This video shows how from the beginning, Israel has only represented death and violence to the world. Nobody denies the fact that Jewish people suffered during the Holocaust, but anyone who accepts their current behavior certainly should equally agree with Hitler’s quest, at least in concept.
There is no race or culture that is entitled to more than another. The world should not be governed by religious concepts or hate.
- Israeli jets bomb Gaza Strip (telegraph.co.uk)
- Call Israelis Nazis? Fine by me, says Glenda Jackson (thejc.com)
Tags: Apartheid, Ashkelon, Balfour Declaration, Egypt, Ethnic Cleansing, Goldstone Report, Hosni Mubarak, Israel, Martin Indyk, Middle East, New York Times, Occupation, Omar Suleiman, Palestine, Plan D, Tom Friedman, Tunisia, UN, United States, War crimes, Zionists
The United States is ‘losing credibility by the day’ in calling for democracy in Egypt while continuing to support
President Hosni Mubarak, leading dissident Mohamed ElBaradei says.
‘The American government cannot ask the Egyptian people to believe that a dictator who has been in power for 30 years will be the one to implement democracy,’ ElBaradei told US network CBS from Cairo on Sunday.
On MEET THE PRESS today, Sunday January 30, 2011, the only two worth-while guests one should listen to and learn something from, were Martin Indyk, Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel and Tom Friedman, Columnist, New York Times. Full scripts and video on MSNBC.
The interview really revolved more about Israel than about the Will of the Egyptians. We show no support or concern that a real democracy be installed in the Middle East. We just worry about Egypt opening its borders to Gaza – and that would break the illegal Israeli siege! No concern whatsoever to the starving Palestinians and their well being.. no empathy with Egyptians to be a free democratic state… all we are concerned about is how this revolution in Egypt will affect our – OUR – interests… the hell with everyone else! Shameful.
And we [U.S.A.] are the advocates of democracy? Do we now understand why the people – not dictators – of the Middle East don’t trust us and our politics?
Excerpts – Martin Indyk:
Egypt is at the epicenter. But not just geostrategically central, it’s the largest militarily most powerful by far the most influential country. Where egypt goes will have a tsunami effect. It may start in Yemen but the if it end up in Egypt this is very profound. Because american interests are so tied up with Egypt, what happens there will have a profound effect.
We have to walk a very fine line because some of our interests are tied up with this leadership in egypt.
[Mubarak] He’s 80 years old. He’s sick and an old man. The compact with his people has been broken. Unfortunately because he’s been a good friend of the United States, but he did not open his political space. He did not allow for the people to express themselves and now he’s reaping the consequences and basically nothing that he or we can do about its.This is such a big deal that could have profound consequences for the peace treaty and the whole process of reconciliation between Israel.. The regime is critically important. There’s a head of the military who has been put in place as vice president. They are the ones who have to hold the ring now, tell Mubarak to go and announce that there will be presidential elections within, I think six months. Omar Suleiman, the Vice President now will not stand but the military will oversee a process of democratic evolution.
I often wonder how “politicians” get their positions and speak with such
A more intelligent outlook and foresight comes from Tom Friedman:
Excerpts – Tom Friedman, Columnist, New York Times
We got to this moment, basically, because our concern about having a stable Egypt first and foremost to preserve the Peace Treaty with Israel and later after 9/11 to be a partner in the war on terrorism. Basically let us give Mubarak a pass on democratization. For the first 15 years of his rule Egypt stagnated. I visited 12 years ago I remember writing Mubarak had more mummies in his cabinet than King Tut. Then he slowly under our pressure and pressure over globalization, started to open up.. and in the last few years actually appointed a lot of reformers to his cabinet who produced a real opening, 6% growth, I believe, last year. Egypt is in such a hole economically, David, that it needs to grow at China-India [7.5%] rates if it’s going to even remotely have chance to keep up with this population.
I think what the United States should be focusing on are three things. One, emphasizing that we hope whatever transition there, is peaceful. Two, that we hope that it will be built around consensual politics, not another dictatorship and Three, whatever regime, whatever government emerges, whether the Muslim brotherhood or not, it’s a government that’s dedicated to ushering Egypt into the 21st century.
Egypt and really most of the Arab world has been on vacation from history for the last 50 years thanks largely to oil.
Egypt didn’t have oil.. it had the peace treaty with Israel. What peace with Israel was to Egypt, oil is to Saudi Arabia: it got Egypt all of this aid [$1.5 billion a year].
Mubarak has had three decades, basically, to make the big decision of making Egypt, promoting Egypt in a transition to democratization. He did not use this opportunity all these years and now he’s got to make a big decision. Egypt’s got to make a decision not from a position of strength but at least from the government’s point of view from a real position of weakness.
You never make good decisions, you never make far sighted decisions from a position of weakness. So it’s hard to see something positive ever coming out of the Mubarak-Egyptian relationship again.
I would add that Israel today, though, I think israel should really reflect what’s going on in Egypt. It does not want to be the Mubarak of the peace process. Israel has never been stronger militarily or economically. This is exactly the time it should be looking to forge and close a peace deal with the Palestinians, not because it will change the Arab world but because it will be a huge opportunity and stabilizer for that relationship.
I think for all of us analysts inside, outside, the most dangerous thing you can do in a situation like this is confuse your hopes with your analysis. I know what my hopes are. My hopes are we’ll see a transition in Egypt that will allow the emergence of a Muslim moderate progressive center there, precisely what Mubarak never built. But my analysis and my fear, especially looking at the news, the looting today and whatnot is that when you open the lid on a society like this, where the government has done nothing basically to build civil society for the last 20 years, what comes out is anger, rage. And makes the building of a kind of a modern progressive center that much more difficult. Now the implications are enormous. One of the big questions is the Muslim brotherhood in Egypt, a huge powerful movement.. will they go for one of three strategies? One is to emulate Iran.. the other is Hamas. Or the option we hope they choose is the Turkey model, be a partner in a consensual rebuilding. Egypt and basically try to build their strength on a democratic foundation.
If we are really for democracy and justice, then we (the USA) should offer genuine help to the Egyptians in this process. We should respect the wishes of the people and the direction their country will take. We should get our heads out of the sand and stop the attacks on anyone and everyone criticizing Israel. When we offer Israel $4 billion in aid a year and less than half of that to a country of 80 million (10 times the size of Israel), what message are we sending Egyptians and the Arabs? Long gone are the days Israel claimed it was a victim. As Friedman said above, Israel has never been stronger militarily and economically. It’s time to treat everyone equally if we expect peace to work.
And those who are quick to blame Hamas and Hizbollah and that any aid falling in their hands will be used against Israel, look at the facts before you insert you Zionist shoe in your mouth. Palestinians have been deprived from any and all humanitarian aid by Israel. Israel continues to annex and ethnic cleanse Palestinians and openly discriminate against Palestinians whether they are Israeli-Arabs or Palestinians seeking rebuilding permits. And the US just looks the other way. The death toll of Palestinians outnumber that of Israelis by at least 10 to 1.The chart below is from an Israeli Human Rights group: B’Tselem.
Breakdown of Deaths
Israelis Palestinians Children Killed
(More on the impact on children.)
Remember These Children
Remember These Children
Civilians* Killed 731
3,535 – 4,226
People killed in the course of a targeted killing 1 408 or more
People who were the object of a targeted killing 1 238
People killed on own land 586 (54.1%)
People killed on others’ land 498 (45.9%)
- Our first and foremost concern should not be to worry about a dictator we continue to call ALLY! Our allies should be democracies not dictatorships we install and reward with billions!
- If we are against the occupation of Kuwait by Iraq and will use power to reverse such occupation, the same should be applied to Israel’s occupation of Palestine.
- If we advocate the freedom of southern Sudanese, we should equally advocate Palestinian freedom and the right for them to have their own state – not threaten to Veto any such UN resolution.
- If we intend to apply U.N. resolution by force – against Iraq, Iran, Syria, etc., then the same is to be applied against Israel’s violation of over 60 UN resolutions.
- If we support dictatorships – whether in Saudi Arabia, Jordan or the Gulf states, then we should continue to expect a turbulent Middle East. Maybe that’s really our interest… keep it in chaos while we exploit the resources.
- If we are serious about a peaceful prosperous Middle East and eliminate terrorism, we should extend both hands to all, support democracies, topple dictatorships without meddling in internal politics and end-up with a European-Union type of a region.
- Mubarak’s concessions not enough: Clinton (cbc.ca)
- Israel ‘anxiously monitoring’ Egyptian riots, says Netanyahu (jta.org)
- Special Report: The Revolt in Egypt and U.S. Policy (Guest Voice) (themoderatevoice.com)