Wednesday, January 19, 2005

News

Condi Rice should be struggling to get that big foot out of her mouth after calling the Tsunami a "wonderful opportunity" for the US to show off its soft side...its compassion...and she added :"I think it has paid great dividends for us" ...the compassionate side should be especially convincing after that compassionate remark...even a disaster can have that bunch gloating about how rosy it will be for them...nothing new.

US TV networks are pixillating rear ends on a cartoon show, are censoring film scenes of a nude woman being deactivated after radiation exposure and are generally starting to behave like KTV..The FCC has been fining networks for 'indecency'...

If you are in the mood to vomit, here are new pictures of Abu Ghraib torture...this time by the British troops..

Article 5 (UDHR)
No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

No exceptional circumstances whatsoever, whether a state of war or a threat or war, internal political instability or any other public emergency, may be invoked as a justification of torture.(Convention against Torture)


This deserves to be quoted in full:

A "SEX bomb" that would make enemy soldiers irresistible to each other was considered by the US military.Declassified documents reveal the Pentagon toyed with the idea of an aphrodisiac chemical weapon in 1994.
The gas would have made enemy soldiers sexually irresistible to each other. The weapon's developers said homosexual behaviour among troops would deal a "distasteful but completely non-lethal" blow to morale.
The plans, unearthed from a US air force laboratory in Ohio, were published in New Scientist magazine.


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IRAQ ELECTIONS NEWS:

Iraq Elections: Farce of the Century by Felicity Arbuthnot
"the election is not alone fatally flawed, it is illegal.... far from 'free and fair' and heralding Iraqi 'democracy' they are entirely engineered by Bush's man"...
..."names of those standing for election are not widely publicized, many names are indeed unknown and little or no manifestos have been published. However, what is publicized are the names and addresses of all who register to vote, they are displayed - in Iraq and all voting centers abroad - at all polling centers. This is simply and purely 'intimidation' .... disclosing names and addresses is highly dangerous, no one will be safe within or without polling stations, now or later,"
"Where the external votes will be counted and by whom and under what independent monitoring body is unannounced and unknown"

New Intelligence Reports Raise Questions About U.S. Mission in Iraq
by Warren P. Strobel, Jonathan S. Landay and John Walcott
Instead of stabilizing the country, national elections Jan. 30 are likely to be followed by more violence and could provoke a civil war between majority Shiite Muslims and minority Sunni Muslims, the CIA and other intelligence agencies predict, according to senior officials who've seen the classified reports
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Kuwait News:
Weapons found in Dha7yat Abdullah Salem, including 9 bombs --- 20 to 25 Kuwaiti and Saudi men are in custody---"Kuwait's banks rake in record earnings for 2004 Gulf bank posts $255 million profit, kuwait financial house hits $254 million"

News Mix:

Red meat dramatically increases the risk of cancer---A fish with a human face found in Korea---Arabic is now the fastest growing foreign language studied in the US and parts of Europe..

Enjoy the cloudy day, and a safe 3eid to you all..

5 comments:

sarah said...

Hi
I'm glad you're back and posting regularly!

I am apalled that C. Rice is Sec of State. She's a really terrible choice of representative for the US govt. Ugh, I get mad just thinking about it.

Even though TV networks are getting conservative, basic cable has gotten more liberal (I guess that's the right word). Comedy Central has started showing unedited rated R movies. I think they just pay the fines in advance. F/X has all sorts of shows that are too graphic for my taste. But yeah, network TV has turned into KTV.

That sex bomb story is hilarious!

Oh, I'm sure you know this already, but one of the American soldiers from Abu Ghraib just got a 10 year sentence. Somehow it doesn't seem like much, but I am amazed that he actually got sent to jail at all.

3eed mubarak!

Q said...

Thanx for coming back kwtia, this blog is more informative than all the news websites combined! Excellent stuff again! :)

Q said...

Thanx for coming back kwtia, this blog is more informative than all the news websites combined! Excellent stuff again! :)

kwtia said...

Sarah,U know ten years is not too bad, considering that I assumed they would just get a slap on the wrist and then a wink..I guess when you have low expectations anything is good..thanks and good to see you around!
Q! Thanks, it means a lot..happy 3eid holiday.

Sarpanch said...

You're truly doing a commendable job! Keep up the good work. :)