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May he burn in Hell!

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May his grave be just a taste of eternal punishment he will receive on the day God “welcomes” the tyrants of the world – The Pharaoh, Hitler, Begin, Sharon, Sadat, Sisi, Bush and Netanyahu, etc., to eternal damnation in Hell.

That is when JUSTICE shall prevail.

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As the morons and simple minded people continue to be in complete and utter euphoria over what they call “Justice Served,” the facts on the planet do not support the U.S. Administration story and claim that Osam Bin Laden was killed. Obama tried to convince us that we, the American people, “are not like that” meaning that we are not so “barbaric” as to release or show photos of those we kill/ execute.  B.S.

Consider the following points. You be the judge.
  1. When Saddam Hussein of Iraq was executed, the Americans allowed a few Shiite degenerates to watch the execution AND video-tape it. So contrary to Obama’s claim that he did not want to show the photos of the executed Osama are hogwash. We “are [exactly] not like that!
  2. When Saddam’s sons (Uday and Qusai) were executed/ killed, their bullet-riddled bodies were also photographed and shared. We are exactly like that!
  3. Why were the following photos released, yet we claimed that “we’re not like that?”
  4.  If Osama, as the Administration claimed, was unarmed, then why was he shot dead at such close range? With the Seals securing the compound (took their time collecting computers and papers after the raid), how was Osama a threat? According to the news and released graphics of what had happened, there were at least 3 SEALS in the room with their guns targeting the only two people in the room: Osama and his wife. The SEALS shot the wife in the leg. So they actually felt safe enough not to execute her even when she charged the SEALS. Yet, an unarmed Osama was shot in the chest and head. Why?
  5.  According to 20/20 on Friday May 6, 2011, the SEALS analysis of Osama’s DNA had “high probability” that it was that of Osama’s. High probability? With the man’s dead body in possession, shouldn’t the “probability” be conclusive?
  6. Why was Osama’s body dumped in the ocean? We’ve heard many justification so far: “We don’t want his followers to use his burial place as a shrine” or “we did not want him to be glorified” and such idiotic matters. Interesting: the U.S. Administration is applying Islamic teachings now and are concerned for the well-being of Muslims! The Administration is competing in issuing “fatwa” now. After all, weren’t we told that Osama’s body was washed according to Islamic teachings, wrapped and “prayed upon?” By whom Mr. President?
  7. Look at the photo(s) again.Do they seem “professionally taken?” The official story is that a Pakistani just happened to walk in the compound and snapped these photos the very next day… Is it possible that a Pakistani in that part of the world just happened to have a camera, or innocently walk into the compound and just take pictures?There are two additional problems with this:
    • Would anyone of us have the presence of mind seeing bodies and blood  and casually focus his camera to take these photos?
    • If these photos were taken (as the report stated) the NEXT day, the blood seems to be fresh and reflective – not blood that is almost a day old. Day old blood would be dark and almost black, would it not?
    • If we believe the official story that these photos were taken by a Pakistani, then there’s a problem with the time on the photos. 2:30 and 2:39. AM or PM? If AM, the official story is immediately refuted and the pictures were taken the same day and right after the raid. The times correspond to the timing of the raid.
    • If PM, then that means they were taken the next day at 2:30 PM. Again, the blood seems too fresh for a day old blood.
    • We’re told that Bin Laden’s wife was shot in the leg. Then she survived. So what happened to her?
    • Finally, why is there a 9 minutes difference between these photos? Would a casual photographer take his time taking photos when no one knew Bin Laden was there? I don’t know about you, but I would probably need a surgical mask to prevent the horrendous smell of such a scene. If I had the presence of mind to spend time taking photos, I would have gone in and out. There would be no 9 minute difference… maybe 3 or 4 maximum!

Is our government lying to us? We sound just like Gaddafi and his lies about the events in Libya, or Assad’s lies and claims to the events in Syria.

What are the Demoncrats hiding?

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While the ignorant celebrate Bin Laden’s death, believing he was behind the 9/11 events when we all know that a Bedouin living in hills and mountains up until recently, did not have the resources and manpower to mastermind such an elaborate scheme (9/11). Yet we know  that Israelis were present and waiting close by [the towers], awaiting the collapse of the twin towers, then celebrated once they came down, is proof enough that it was the Bush-Cheney and Mossad/ Israeli thugs behind this crime.

But how does Obama benefit from Osama? Talk about timing!

  1. Obama’s approval rating is sure to sky rocket and,
  2. Obama’s re-election is eminent because now he has justification to bring the troops home.

And that’s simple politics, stupid. It’s about re-election.

So those who are celebrating today will not be celebrating again tomorrow after they realize that they simply sealed the country’s fate with Obama at the helm for four more miserable years!

PDF: Department of Justice memo

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Based on the foregoing, and based on the facts that you have provided, we conclude that the interrogation procedures that you propose would not violate Section 2340A. We wish to emphasize that this is our best reading of the law; however, you should be aware that there are no cases construing this statute; just as there have been no prosecutions brought under it.

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Full memo as reported by LA Times:

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In some cases, the memos address specific interrogation plans. When the CIA proposed putting an Al Qaeda suspect in a small box with an insect, the Justice Department endorsed the idea but added conditions it said were necessary to keep the agency from violating the international convention against torture.

“If you do so . . . you must inform him that the insects will not have a sting that would produce death or severe pain,” said a 2002 memo sent to the CIA’s acting general counsel. A footnote clarified that the CIA never carried out the insect interrogation plan. [how humane!]

Robert Fisk:

Why bombing Ashkelon is the most tragic irony

Tuesday, 30 December 2008

How easy it is to snap off the history of the Palestinians, to delete the narrative of their tragedy, to avoid a grotesque irony about Gaza which – in any other conflict – journalists would be writing about in their first reports: that the original, legal owners of the Israeli land on which Hamas rockets are detonating live in Gaza.

That is why Gaza exists: because the Palestinians who lived in Ashkelon and the fields around it – Askalaan in Arabic – were dispossessed from their lands in 1948 when Israel was created and ended up on the beaches of Gaza. They – or their children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren – are among the one and a half million Palestinian refugees crammed into the cesspool of Gaza, 80 per cent of whose families once lived in what is now Israel. This, historically, is the real story: most of the people of Gaza don’t come from Gaza.

But watching the news shows, you’d think that history began yesterday, that a bunch of bearded anti-Semitic Islamist lunatics suddenly popped up in the slums of Gaza – a rubbish dump of destitute people of no origin – and began firing missiles into peace-loving, democratic Israel, only to meet with the righteous vengeance of the Israeli air force. The fact that the five sisters killed in Jabalya camp had grandparents who came from the very land whose more recent owners have now bombed them to death simply does not appear in the story.

Both Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres said back in the 1990s that they wished Gaza would just go away, drop into the sea, and you can see why. The existence of Gaza is a permanent reminder of those hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who lost their homes to Israel, who fled or were driven out through fear or Israeli ethnic cleansing 60 years ago, when tidal waves of refugees had washed over Europe in the aftermath of the Second World War and when a bunch of Arabs kicked out of their property didn’t worry the world.

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Well, the world should worry now. Crammed into the most overpopulated few square miles in the whole world are a dispossessed people who have been living in refuse and sewage and, for the past six months, in hunger and darkness, and who have been sanctioned by us, the West. Gaza was always an insurrectionary place. It took two years for Ariel Sharon’s bloody “pacification”, starting in 1971, to be completed, and Gaza is not going to be tamed now.

Alas for the Palestinians, their most powerful political voice – I’m talking about the late Edward Said, not the corrupt Yassir Arafat (and how the Israelis must miss him now) – is silent and their predicament largely unexplained by their deplorable, foolish spokesmen. “It’s the most terrifying place I’ve ever been in,” Said once said of Gaza. “It’s a horrifyingly sad place because of the desperation and misery of the way people live. I was unprepared for camps that are much worse than anything I saw in South Africa.”

Of course, it was left to Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni to admit that “sometimes also civilians pay the price,” an argument she would not make, of course, if the fatality statistics were reversed. Indeed, it was instructive yesterday to hear a member of the American Enterprise Institute – faithfully parroting Israel’s arguments – defending the outrageous Palestinian death toll by saying that it was “pointless to play the numbers game”. Yet if more than 300 Israelis had been killed – against two dead Palestinians – be sure that the “numbers game” and the disproportionate violence would be all too relevant. The simple fact is that Palestinian deaths matter far less than Israeli deaths. True, we know that 180 of the dead were Hamas members. But what of the rest? If the UN’s conservative figure of 57 civilian fatalities is correct, the death toll is still a disgrace.

Approximately 3 miles wide by 15 miles long!

To find both the US and Britain failing to condemn the Israeli onslaught while blaming Hamas is not surprising. US Middle East policy and Israeli policy are now indistinguishable and Gordon Brown is following the same dog-like devotion to the Bush administration as his predecessor.

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As usual, the Arab satraps – largely paid and armed by the West – are silent, preposterously calling for an Arab summit on the crisis which will (if it even takes place), appoint an “action committee” to draw up a report which will never be written. For that is the way with the Arab world and its corrupt rulers. As for Hamas, they will, of course, enjoy the discomfiture of the Arab potentates while cynically waiting for Israel to talk to them. Which they will. Indeed, within a few months, we’ll be hearing that Israel and Hamas have been having “secret talks” – just as we once did about Israel and the even more corrupt PLO. But by then, the dead will be long buried and we will be facing the next crisis since the last crisis.

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Bush pardons man who helped Israel during wartime

President George W. Bush walks along the West Wing Colonnade ...

WASHINGTON – In a gesture of forgiveness for a decades-old offense, President George W. Bush on Tuesday granted a pardon posthumously to a man who broke the law to supply aircraft to Jews fighting in Israel‘s 1948 war of independence (more like ethnic cleansing)!

Charles Winters, a Miami businessman considered a hero in Israel, was listed in a batch of 19 pardons and one commutation that Bush issued before leaving for Camp David to spend the holidays. No high-profile lawbreakers were on the list.

Winters’ son, Jim, had found out about his father’s daring missions and imprisonment only after his death in 1984.

“I’m overwhelmed,” Jim Winters, a Miami maker of artistic neon signs, said in a telephone interview. “It happened 16 years before I was born. He went to jail and he didn’t want his kids to know. He was old-school and proud.”

Members of the Jewish community, who adorned his father’s funeral with blue and white flowers symbolic of the Israeli flag, filled in details about his father’s past. His obituary in The Miami Herald read, “Charles Winters, 71, aided birth of Israel NaZionism

In the summer of 1948, Winters, a Protestant from Boston who exported produce, worked with others to transfer two converted B-17 “Flying Fortresses” to Israel’s defense forces. He personally flew one of the aircraft from Miami to Czechoslovakia, where that plane and a third B-17 were retrofitted for use as bombers.

“He and other volunteers from around the world defied weapons embargoes to supply the newly established Israel with critical supplies to defend itself against mounting attacks from all sides,” New York Reps. Carolyn Maloney, Gary Ackerman, Jose Serrano and Brian Higgins said in a Dec. 15 letter urging Bush to pardon Charlie Winters. “Without the actions of individuals like Mr. Winters, this fledgling democracy in the Middle East almost certainly would not have survived as the surrounding nations closed in on Israel’s borders.”

The three B-17s were the only heavy bombers in the Israeli Air Force. It is reported that counterattacks with the bombers helped turned the war in Israel’s favor. In March 1961, Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir issued a letter of commendation to Winters to recognize his contributions to Israel’s survival as an independent state.

Winters, a Protestant from Boston, was convicted in 1949 for violating the Neutrality Act for conspiring to export aircraft to a foreign country. He was fined $5,000 and sentenced to 18 months in prison. Two others, Herman Greenspun and Al Schwimmer, also were convicted of violating the act, but they did not serve time. President Kennedy pardoned Greenspun in 1961. President Clinton pardoned Schwimmer in 2000.

“Rules are rules, but it’s interesting that my dad was the low man on the totem pole in the operation, but he’s the only one who had to serve time,” said Jim Winters, 44.

Reginald Brown, an attorney who worked on the Winters pardon, said Bush’s action “rights a historical wrong and honors Charlie’s belief that the creation of the Jewish state was a moral imperative of his time. … Charlie Winters helped shape human history for the better.”

Film director Steven Spielberg wrote a letter to Bush appealing for a pardon for Winters.

“There are probably many unsung heroes of America and of Israel, but Charlie Winters is surely one of them,” wrote the director of “Schindler’s List,” his Oscar-winning movie about the Holocaust. “While a pardon cannot make Charlie Winters whole, and regrettably he did not live to see it, it would be a fitting tribute to his memory and a great blessing to his family if this pardon is granted.”

After Winters died Oct. 30, 1984, half of his ashes were buried in a Christian cemetery near the Jewish cemetery of the Knights Templar in Jerusalem. The other half was scattered from the top of Mount Tabor in Israel. Jim Winters said the last words his father spoke to him were “Keep the faith” — something the young Winters said he did during more than a year that he sought the pardon.

The only other pardon granted posthumously in recent years was given to Henry O. Flipper, the first black graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Flipper was drummed out of the Army after white officers accused him of embezzling about $3,800 from commissary funds. Flipper initially discovered the funds missing from his custody and concealed their disappearance from superiors, hoping the money would return. Clinton gave Flipper a full pardon in 1999.

With this latest batch, which includes forgiveness for convictions ranging from gun and drug violations to bank and mail fraud, Bush has granted a total of 190 pardons and nine commutations. That’s fewer than half as many as Presidents Clinton or Ronald Reagan issued during their two terms.

Well-known names were not on Bush’s holiday pardon list. There have been efforts to get Bush to pardon former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, who was convicted in 2000 with four others in a scheme to rig riverboat casino licensing; disgraced track star Marion Jones, who lied about using steroids; Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, former U.S. Border Patrol agents who were convicted of shooting a drug smuggler in 2005 and trying to cover it up; and Michael Milken, junk bond king who was convicted of securities fraud.

In his most high-profile official act of forgiveness, Bush saved Vice President Dick Cheney‘s former chief of staff, I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, from serving any prison time in the case of the 2003 leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame’s identity.

Libby was convicted of perjury and obstructing justice. Bush could still grant him a full pardon, although Libby has not applied for one.

You have to respect this man’s restraint. With nearly 1,000,000 Iraqis dead as a result of George’s war, flying shoes are practically flowers and candy.

This just in…  🙂

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Political cartoon

Al Zaidi: the Hero of the Iraqi people