Thursday, January 29, 2009
KINSHASA, Congo – The United Nations says Ugandan rebels massacred 100 civilians in a northeast Congo village this month, the latest atrocity blamed on the insurgents.
U.N. peacekeeping spokesman Lt. Col. Jean-Paul Dietrich says Lord's Resistance Army rebels slaughtered at least 100 people in the village of Tora near the Sudan border on Jan. 16.
He said Thursday that the rebels went on to attack the villages of Kapili and Atande, killing two in each. Those attacks took place on Jan. 17 and Jan. 19.
Human rights groups say that before the latest bloodshed, the rebels already had killed more than 600 people in apparent retaliation for a military offensive against them being carried out by troops from Congo, Uganda and Sudan.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
confirmation hearing today.
Monday, January 12, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Elder of Ziyon: The myth of the "pro-Palestinian" rallies
Saturday, January 10, 2009
- This is the same doctor who partricipated in an apparently faked video
- What does the Gaza War have to do with Starbucks in London?
Thursday, January 8, 2009
- Here's Che' again
A Lebanese leftist protester, covers his face by a bandana with symbolic faces of Ernesto 'Che' Guevara, as he shouts anti-Israeli slogans during a sit-in against the Israeli ground attack on the Gaza Strip, in front the Egyptian embassy, in Beirut, Lebanon, on Saturday Jan. 10, 2009. Israeli forces pounded dozens of targets in Gaza Saturday and planes dropped leaflets warning residents of an escalation in attacks, as southern Israel came under more Palestinian rocket fire. Egypt hosted talks aimed at ending the violence.(AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
By Nidal al-Mughrabi Nidal Al-mughrabi – 1 hr 20 mins ago
GAZA (Reuters) – Israeli troops backed by air strikes fought to seize ground from Hamas militants deep inside the Gaza Strip on Monday despite international calls for a ceasefire in a conflict that has killed more than 540 Palestinians in 10 days.
Israel made clear its priority was to secure the safety of its citizens, while Hamas called for a lifting of the blockade of the enclave, crammed with 1.5 million people whose lives are growing ever more squalid. Many lack food, water or power.
1. So what was Hamas's reason for bombing Israeli civilians before the "blockade"? The alleged blockade is just the excuse of the day.
2. Q+A: Egypt in tight spot enforcing blockade of Gaza
Sat Dec 27, 2008 7:15pm GMT
By Jonathan Wright CAIRO (Reuters) - Israeli raids on the Gaza Strip, which killed at least 208 people on Saturday, have raised the stakes for Egypt in maintaining a blockade on the territory in spite of strong opposition from the Egyptian...";
Why doesn't Hamas bomb Egyptian civilians if the "blockade" is the reason? Obviously it must something something like the fact that Hamas want to destroy the Jewish people as their charter states.
Thursday, January 1, 2009
I was looking at Yahoo News today for updates about Israel and noticed a pattern in the the majority of stories from AP. People have seen this before but it's ususally been over time. Thinking people scratch their heads and say to themselves, "Wow the AP stories written lately have been decidedly anti-Israel." Today is different because they all appear on one page.
Fighting in dense Gaza brings child casualties AP - 2 hours, 7 minutes ago
BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip - Samar Hamdan ran weeping through the street, trying to touch the body of her dead 11-year-old brother during a funeral procession in this northern Gaza town.
Rockets are again at the heart of a Mideast war AP - Thu Jan 1, 3:09 PM ET
CAIRO, Egypt - Most of the Hamas rockets targeted at Israel are rudimentary, cobbled together in small metal shops in densely populated Gaza. (color highlighted empahsis is mine)
Israel targets Gaza mosques used by Hamas AP - Thu Jan 1, 2:34 AM ET
JERUSALEM - Mosques and Muslim prayer halls have not escaped the relentless bombardment of Hamas targets in Gaza by Israel, which claims the Islamic militants misuse some of the holy sites as weapons depots and command centers.
UN: Gaza faces 'alarming' humanitarian situation AP - Thu Jan 1, 2:32 AM ETUNITED NATIONS - Gaza's 1.5 million residents are facing an "alarming" humanitarian situation under constant Israeli bombardment, with the main power plant shut down, overcrowded hospitals struggling to cope and very limited food supplies, U.N. officials said.
Gaza's tunnel economy collapses in bombing raids AP - Wed Dec 31, 5:11 PM ET
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The Gaza Strip has lost its last lifeline after five days of Israeli bombing raids that destroyed dozens of smuggling tunnels under the sandy border with Egypt.