Archive | March, 2007

DEBKA: American Investors to Leave Bahrain

Posted on 30 March 2007 by Ed Z

Prelude to a
strike against Iran
?

The advice came from
officers with US Central Command 5th Fleet HQ at Manama, who spoke
of security tension, a hint at an approaching war with Iran. Arab
sources report the positioning of a Patriot anti-missile battery
in Bahrain this week; they say occupancy at emirate hotels has
soared past 90% due mostly to the influx of US military personnel.
They also report Western media crews normally employed in military
coverage are arriving in packs.

 

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Apocalypse or Bad Horror Movie?

Posted on 30 March 2007 by Ed Z

C.H.U.D. or Second
Trumpet of the Seventh Seal

A Minneapolis city worker is
worried about blood in the sewer system because he said, while he
was cleaning the system, blood sprayed out of a hole and got all
over him.

"We could tell it was
blood, I mean large amount of blood," said Minneapolis Sewer
Maintenance Worker Ron Huebner.

Give
that guy a vacation
.

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Iran Follows Al-Qaida Kidnap Formula

Posted on 29 March 2007 by Ed Z

So now Iran has taken the Al-Qaida formula.  Kidnap people, parade
them on television and use
them as propaganda for a withdrawal from Iraq
.

Foreign Secretary Margaret
Beckett has slammed Iran for releasing a new letter allegedly from
a captive British sailor that calls for UK forces to withdraw from
Iraq.

She said: "We have not
seen this letter but we have grave concerns about the
circumstances in which it was prepared and issued.

"This blatant attempt
to use Leading Seaman Turney for propaganda purposes is outrageous
and cruel."

"It is cruel and
callous to do this to someone in this position, and to play games
like this is a disgrace," Downing Street added.

Will beheadings be next?

**Update** Another letter.

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HERITAGE FOUNDATION: “How Modern Liberals Think”

Posted on 27 March 2007 by Ed Z

 

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O’Bama not Obama

Posted on 23 March 2007 by Ed Z

He’s going to need the
luck
.

US Presidential hopeful
Barack Obama can now count himself as one of the millions of
Americans with Irish heritage.

Research by the genealogy
website ancestry.co.uk reveals that Mr Obama’s great great great
grandfather was born in Ireland, although it is not yet known
where.

 

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Burning American Soldiers in Effigy…for Peace

Posted on 21 March 2007 by Ed Z

Does this look like a protest
for peace
?  Do they hate war? Or more likely, just hate America.

You won’t find this in any accounts of the protest in Portland, just stories
of peaceful
demonstrators
and scuffles
with police

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Iraqis Optimistic

Posted on 18 March 2007 by Ed Z

A Recent British opinion poll found Iraqis feeling
good about their future
.

The survey of more than 5,000 Iraqis found
the majority optimistic despite their suffering in sectarian violence since the
American-led invasion four years ago this week.

One in four Iraqis has had a family member
murdered, says the poll by Opinion Research Business. In Baghdad, the capital,
one in four has had a relative kidnapped and one in three said members of their
family had fled abroad. But when asked whether they preferred life under Saddam,
the dictator who was executed last December, or under Nouri al-Maliki, the prime
minister, most replied that things were better for them today.

Only 27% think there is a civil war in
Iraq, compared with 61% who do not, according to the survey carried out last
month.

This a great sign and shows that what we’re hearing over here
may not be what is going on over there.

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The Suffering

Posted on 14 March 2007 by Ed Z

Obama says, ""Nobody
is suffering more than the Palestinian people
"

And then I see how
they treat their children
.

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Smoking in Films R Rated?

Posted on 14 March 2007 by Ed Z

While getting ready for work this morning, I heard an advertisement on the
radio for a group trying to get all movies featuring tobacco use an R
rating.  Tobacco use would be treated just like profanity, violence and
nudity when placing a rating on a film.  The ad citied statistics showing
that children exposed to tobacco use in movies were more likely to start
smoking.

I understand the logic behind it.  Children are very impressionable,
especially while viewing celebrities they emulate.  I remember thinking
smoking looked cool after watching movies like Lethal Weapon and Die
Hard.  And any kid like me who grew up watching James Bond movies would
certainly have seen Bond pulling out a smoke from a fancy cigarette case. 
Did that make me try cigarettes?  Sure did.  Did that make me a
smoker?  I don’t think so.

If you are/were a smoker, I’d like to know if any movies influenced
you.  Also, I’d like to know from anyone if they think this proposal would
have an impact.

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UPI Reporter Pamela Hess on Iraq

Posted on 11 March 2007 by Ed Z

Want a different perspective of what is going on in Iraq? Check
this out via Hot Air
.

Unfortunately, most Americans will get this
version
, and cheer the "insightfulness".

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