Friday, January 16, 2009

WRH Round-Up

What a treasure trove of information that guys' site is; here are some important items you need to know, America:

Update (apparently, I'm not the only one)

"Yesterday’s lineup at was a real eye opener. That lineup is still there today. When you go checking you make sure you are looking at the 15th because the 16th is already here, although you will not be disappointed in your news on any day you may go there."

Rangel To Push Universal Military Draft Legislation Once More
Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) has said that he will most likely reintroduce legislation to reinstate the universal military draft this year.

(Video) What You Need To Know About Israel's "Colonies" (from a Jewish American peace activist)

Israeli army 'using white phosphorus' - 12 Jan 08

Israel Navy ships turn back boat carrying Gaza humanitarian aid
Israel Navy ships forced a boat trying to deliver food and medical supplies to Gaza to return to Cyprus early Thursday. Free Gaza group spokeswoman Mary Hughes-Thompson said Israeli naval vessels surrounded the 66-foot (20-meter) Greek-flagged boat off the coast of southern Lebanon and threatened to open fire if it did not turn back.

White Phosphorous shells: chemical is air/water ignited
Israel attacks UN aid compound with White Phosphorous Shells
white phosphorus shells on Gaza ??????? ???? ??? ????????? ??????
Elementary Productions: White Phosphorus

90 organizations, mainly French, to prosecute Israel for War Crimes

Ninety organizations, mainly French, decided to prosecute Israel at the International Court for committing War Crimes against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip as the Israeli offensive left more than 1033 Palestinians dead, and over 4580 wounded in its first two weeks. The French Lamond Newspaper reported that the organizations prosecuting Israel in the International Court are pro-Palestinian and that this step comes as several Arab and international organizations are also moving towards filing lawsuit against Israel for war crimes against the unarmed Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip, especially since Israel is using internationally banned weapons in its war such as White Phosphorus.

The Nariman House Story - Mumbai

That some, or all of the attackers stayed there before the attacks seem no longer in question. Later news reports state that the terrorists came to Nariman House posing as Malaysian students and were given lodging. Why Ultra-orthodox Jews would give lodging to these unknown Malaysian Muslim students is baffling; they could have been ‘terrorists’. After all they did not know them. However, it is well known that those housing quarters are rented only to religious Jews passing through Mumbai, so much so that the Indian Police wanted to know why they were rented to non-Jews in this instance.

Bush expected to pardon those with torture links

US LAWYERS battling against torture and other abuses at Guantanamo Bay are braced for George Bush issuing last-minute pardons to protect those in his Administration most closely implicated. The lawyers' warning came after a senior member of the Bush Administration, Susan Crawford, admitted for the first time that torture had been carried out.

Court Backs Some Types of Warrantless Wiretapping

A federal appeals court issued a rare public opinion today backing the government's authority to intercept international phone conversations and e-mails without a judicial warrant if the principal purpose is to collect foreign intelligence, including communications involving Americans.

Letter Denounces Wiesenthal Center for Building "Museum of Tolerance" on Muslim Cemetery

Americans for Peace Now (APN) today sent a letter to the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the Los Angeles-based Jewish human rights organization, urging it not to build its Jerusalem "Museum of Tolerance" and "Center for Human Dignity" on top of a historic Muslim cemetery. The letter, signed by Israeli and American political, cultural and security figures, calls the Wiesenthal center's insistence on building the Museum at the Mamilla site in Jerusalem "foolish," "divisive," and "dangerously wrong," and calls on the Wiesenthal Center to find an alternative location.

Obama's envoy to UN says Israel 'treated unfairly'

"So much for change we can believe in" -- Wake the Flock Up

FLASHBACK - Israel May Have Violated Arms Pact, U.S. Says

The Bush administration will inform Congress on Monday that Israel may have violated agreements with the United States when it fired American-supplied cluster munitions into southern Lebanon during its fight with Hezbollah last summer, the State Department said Saturday.

"And still the United States sends more weapons to Israel, while the entire Congress does the Sieg Hiel in (all but 5) unison" -- Wake the Flock Up

FLASHBACK - UN Probes Alleged Israeli Arms Sales to Ivory Coast
Israeli officials have confirmed that the United Nations is investigating the alleged sale of Israeli arms to Ivory Coast - a possible violation of a U.N. arms embargo against the West African country.

FLASHBACK - Israel-Hollywood nuclear connection

"Relinked ... just in case there is a really big bang in the next couple weeks ... and a rush to pin the blame on "Al Qaeda (nudge nudge wink wink)." -- Wake the Flock Up

FLASHBACK - Israel signs off on U.S. arms sale to Saudis

In a break from historic Israeli opposition to U.S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Sunday his country understands Washington’s plan to supply state-of-the-art weapons to Riyadh as a counterweight to Iranian influence.

FLASHBACK - U.S. Arms Sales to Israel End Up In China, Iraq
From the most sophisticated warplanes to tank engines, artillery systems and armored vehicles, the United States is Israel's one-stop shopping center. Last year alone the U.S. sold one hundred top-of-the-line F-16s to Israel for a total of over $3 billion. That same year Israel purchased 9 of the newest Apache helicopter version equipped with the Longbow Radar system. The helicopter-buying spree didn't end with the Apaches. Israel bought fifteen Cobra attack helicopters last year along with twenty-four Black Hawk transport helicopters.

FLASHBACK - Shamir Has No Regrets on Israel's Iran Arms Role