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Rest In Peace William Buckley Jr./Israel Prepares For Incursion Into Gaza

Posted by Atilla89 on February 29, 2008

Sorry about the lack of posts. I have been attending O-Week for my university (which I start this Monday). Anyway, first things first, RIP William F. Buckley, Jr. If you don’t know who that is, then check out the FrontPage article here.

In other doings:

9 Katyusha style Grad missiles rocked the center of Ashkelon on Thursday afternoon, one home suffered a direct hit, other missiles fell near the city’s central bus station and elsewhere in the city. Magen David Adom reported that two people were lightly wounded in the attack and 24 others were treated for shock. All in all MADA have treated a total of 55 people in Ashkelon and Sderot since the morning. On Thursday evening Defense Minister Ehud Barak ordered the authorities to activate the Red Color alert early warning system in Ashkelon which will be operational on Friday. Close to 80 Kassam rockets and missiles have been fired at southern Israel in the past 24 hours and nearly 1000 since the beginning of the year.

In any other part of the world, that would be considered an act of war. Instead with Israel, a lot of the world including the EU still sympathise with the Palestinians.

On Thursday, the air force launched 21 air strikes targeting terorr operatives, headquarters and Kassam rocket launchers in the Gaza Strip, and since Wednesday evening, 27 Palestinians were killed in the Gaza Strip. Government ministers demanded to convene a security cabinet meeting to discuss the situation. Earlier in the day several ministers demanded to retaliate harshly, flattening neighborhoods in Gaza in response to the escalation.

Interior Minister MK Sheetrit has stated on that “A large scale ground operation in Gaza would not be enough to stop Hamas from firing rockets.” Instead “Israel should kill any member of Hamas it can, anyone involved in launching rockets is responsible and should be taken out.”

Strangely enough I remember arguing from this perspective a few months ago to someone at a party. I was told that I was an advocate of genocide. I said thank you, yes I am in favour of a deliberate and systematic destruction of an entire people who belong to a certain political/religious group that yearns for my destruction. Somehow I don’t think that was what he was getting at… Furthermore, an IDF Army General has stated that “…any action in Gaza is long overdue and that Israel should have taken care of this situation months ago.” (Statement from – link above)

Of course its no surprise to anyone that Israel has been planning such an offensive into the Gaza Strip; it makes sense both politically and morally. The Jerusalem Post has more:

Barak, during a series of meetings at the Defense Ministry, said, “We should be prepared for an upswing in hostilities in Gaza. The big ground operation is a reality and it is tangible. We are not eager to embark upon such an operation, but we are not put off by it either.”

According to defense sources, the goals of such an operation – reportedly in the planning stages for weeks if not months – would not “merely” be to reduce the threat of rocket fire and rocket manufacturing in the Gaza Strip, but would also likely entail paralyzing the Hamas government’s ability to operate, and even include “regime change.”

The important part of that paragraph is at the end. Let me make this point clear, for me, the only thing that can definitely stop these rocket attacks from Gaza would be a regime change. A change to a government far more liberal then anything like Fatah. A government which is not guided by terror but instead by a will for peace. Fine words you might be saying, tell us how. To me, the only way to do it, would be for educators, either Israeli or neutral to go there and educate Palestinian children and adults on ‘acceptable’ (I leave it to your imagination what that means because I am not sure) behavior and attitudes. For example things like it is wrong to call Jews the sons of pigs and apes and other such rhetoric. Modifications to behavior for examples things like, it is not ok to go and blow yourself up inside a mall or a disco filled with people. You may not agree with what I say, but I firmly believe that is the only way we might see peace between Israel and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. Of course, such an action would probably take generations.

Barak also offered hints as to his plans, telling local community leaders gathered at Sapir Academic College outside Sderot that “the solution to Kassams will be a lot quicker than many people think.” And the Foreign Ministry, in talking points sent to its representatives abroad, instructed them to say that when Israel left the Gaza Strip in 2005 it did so without the intention of ever returning, but that the continuation of terrorist attacks was likely to place the country in a position where it may have no other choice.

The ministry also instructed its representatives to reveal that the Grad missiles that were fired at Ashkelon on Thursday were smuggled through Sinai from Iran.

According to one diplomatic source, stressing the Iranian origin of the missiles showed the importance of aggressive action to stop the smuggling and isolate Hamas from Syria and Iran, which “directs the organization’s terrorist actions.”

“We have warned for a while about the arming of Hamas, and what is happening now is proof of this,” the official said.


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Gaza Human Chain Protest A Few Links Short

Posted by Atilla89 on February 26, 2008

Yesterday I talked about the huge amount of IDF forces on the Gaza Strip border to counter-attack the perceived threat of the Palestinian protests. At least 40,000 people were supposed to turn up and there was a possibility of another Rafah style border crossing this time into Erez. However, today, only 20,000 people turned up. Good work Hamas, no really you tried hard.

Dire predictions for a Rafah-style run on the Erez Crossing fizzled out Monday along with Hamas hopes for a publicity coup as dreary weather combined with what appeared to be a simple lack of motivation on the Palestinian side to participate in the “human chain across Gaza” demonstration. In the hours following what one officer termed “the march that wasn’t,” security forces reduced their level of alert Monday evening, believing that Hamas’s motivation to try another such event in the near future had been weakened.

Which is quite obviously a good thing. A border crossing similar to the one that happened in Egypt would be absolutely disastrous for Israel.

After the event, Palestinian media reported that 20,000 people had participated in the demonstration, half the anticipated number. In Beit Hanun, a city of 32,000, approximately 5,000 Palestinians turned out to form their part of a human chain – but the numbers throughout the Gaza Strip were insufficient to connect the chain’s different links. At one point, Palestinians said, some 2,000 hard-liners marched to a point several kilometers away from the Erez Crossing, but Hamas police blocked the main road leading to Erez and called on the protesters to obey the law.

A massive force of some 6,500 police officers was deployed along the Gaza perimeter, backing up a reinforced IDF presence to provide coverage in the event that any of the protesters did attempt to break through the Gaza security fence.

IDF soldiers paint their faces before going out on patrol along the border between Israel and Gaza Strip, Monday.

“We are prepared for any scenario, but we hope it won’t develop into anything beyond a simple demonstration,” IDF deputy spokesman Col. Ze’ev Sharoni told The Jerusalem Post in the hours before the protest. “The IDF is deployed in the field and will do anything to prevent Palestinian demonstrators from crossing into Israel.” Sharoni emphasized that – contrary to reports issued Sunday evening – troops had not received orders to shoot Palestinians that might try to infiltrate Israel.

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Jew-Eating Rabbit Threatens Denmark

Posted by Atilla89 on February 26, 2008

A clip from the show Pioneers of Tomorrow; this time its Assud the Jew-eating rabbit urging Palestinian children to boycott Danish products, kill anyone who “insults” Mohammed, and wipe out Israel. But don’t worry the EU or UN won’t do a damn thing about this. I wonder if this will make Durban II… Why, I think it is time to give the Palestinians a state!

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Massive Forces Sent To Prevent Gazans From Storming Border

Posted by Atilla89 on February 25, 2008

Earlier this month, I started talking about the border between Egypt and Israel and how easy it would be for Palestinian terrorists to come across into Israel. Fast forward to now, where most of the Israeli military brass believe that there is going to be another Gaza break out, this time on Israel’s border.

In preparation for a large-scaled Palestinian protest march planned for Gaza on Monday, security forces mobilized along the security fence Sunday night in an effort to head off a replay of last month’s Rafah border-storming at the Erez or Kissufim crossings.

A joint statement issued by the Foreign and Defense ministries blamed Hamas for fanning the flames and endangering Gazan civilians.

“Hamas, not for the first time, is orchestrating a premeditated effort to put civilians on the front line. Israel does not get involved in demonstrations that occur within the Gaza Strip, but Israel will defend itself and prevent incursions into its sovereign territory. Israel is working to prevent an escalation, but has made it absolutely clear that if there is an escalation, the responsibility will be entirely on Hamas’s shoulders,” the statement read.

It would be interesting to see what would happen if Hamas would actually follow through with their threats.

But security forces are concerned that the protesters – or organizers – will not be satisfied with the symbolic imagery and might try to make good on threats issued by a Hamas leader last month that the Erez crossing would become the next Rafah.

In a worst-case scenario, Hamas activists could motivate the crowds to storm the Gaza security fence, particularly at “weak spots” where Israeli communities or army bases abut the strip. Areas such as the Erez crossing, Kissufim, Nahal Oz and Netiv Ha’asara are considered to be particularly at risk.

Now this is what everybody’s afraid, not only would this action most likely cause a lot of people their lives but the problems would occur if Hamas actually did make it to Erez and successfully stormed it. This could lead to a major influx into Israel proper instead of the Sinai. Imagine, dozens of terrorists running around the negev… No community south of Jerusalem would be guaranteed of their safety.

While some Hamas officials have denied organizing an attempt to breach the border, others have hinted that such a human surge – involving women and children – might in fact occur.

“The next time Gazan residents protest the ongoing siege, they will do so on the border with Israel, and not on the border with Egypt,” Israel Radio quoted one senior Hamas official as saying on Sunday.

Over the weekend, the IDF was already rushing large forces to the Gaza border in anticipation of civilian unrest after gasoline supplies in the territory ran out on Saturday for all but emergency service vehicles.

Immigration Absorption Minister Ya’acov Edri (Kadima) said Sunday that the government was ready for any scenario resulting from Palestinians trying to breach the border crossings.

I’ve heard that before…

Also Sunday, an all-day IDF operation in the southern Gaza Strip, near the defunct Dahiniye airstrip, bore fruit in the afternoon, when Givati infantry, Armored Corps units and combat engineers uncovered five tunnels used to smuggle arms from Sinai into Gaza. In the course of the operation, 50 Palestinians were detained for questioning on suspicion of involvement in a terrorist organization.

Six Kassams were fired Sunday at the Negev.

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KKK Endorses Obama

Posted by Atilla89 on February 22, 2008

I haven’t written much about the U.S. primaries and such, mostly because I thought it was a bunch of crap. I will probably write more when the nominees are announced. If you were wondering who I would vote for, it would be Mccain however if he were to lose, I would prefer Clinton to Obama hands down. However, I can’t go past this article.

White Christian Supremacist group the Ku Klux Klan has endorsed Barack Obama to be the next President of the United States of America. Speaking from his Kentucky office in Dawson Springs, the Imperial Wizard exclaimed that anything or anyone is better than having that “crazy ass bitch” as President. This is the first time in Klan history that any member of the KKK has ever publicly supported an African American candidate for the presidency.

I think this is definitely one of the weirdest yet funniest thing that has ever happened on such a campaign, ever.

KKK members in Tennessee rally against Hillary Clinton and support Barack Obama

“The boy’s gonna do it. My Klan group has donated up to $250,000 to the Obama fund. Anything is better than Hillary Clinton. Hell I’ll even adopt a black kid from Africa before I vote for Hillary.”

“A few years back we were lynching negroes. Now we’re gonna vote for one to be president of the US of motherfu**ing A, damn it! Anyone or anything is better than Hillary Clinton – anything!!”

You gotta love American politics!

If you still think this is a serious post, then you are an idiot.

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UN Durban Follow Session: A Sign For Things To Come

Posted by Atilla89 on February 21, 2008

7 days ago I started talking about a counter conference against Durban II because I, like a lot of other people believe that Durban II will just by another bitch-fest about Israel and Zionism, dominated by Antisemitic Arab powers and their allies. Well, we’ve had an follow up session and guess what, there are no surprises as to what has happened at this conference. Read the whole thing here.

In what may be a portent of things to come, Islamic accusations against the West dominated a UN session today dedicated to follow-up of the 2001 World Conference Against Racism, held in Durban, South Africa.

This week in Geneva saw the first meeting of the “Ad Hoc Committee of the Human Rights Council on the Elaboration of Complementary Standards,” which was created by a UN Human Rights Council Resolution on follow-up to the 2001 Durban conference. Initiated by Algeria on behalf of Africa, it was adopted in December 2006 over the opposition of the EU, Canada and other democratic states on the Council. The resolution sought to “heed the decision and instruction of the 2001 World Conference against Racism.”

So basically those that turned Durban I into a fiasco have launched this new meeting. Now we start to see the reasons why Israel, Canada and many political pundits and commentators don’t want another conference.

Algerian Deputy Permanent Representative Mohammed Bessedik drew thinly veiled comparisons of today’s treatment of Muslims to the Nazi atrocities against Jews. “The policy of targeting Muslims would actually aim at dehumanizing them by assaulting their identity to legitimize an attitude of racial discrimination similar to the one that targeted another Semitic people in the 20th century.” He described the threat of “reawakening the hydra of the anti-Semitic campaigns of the 20th century, which we now call Islamophobia.”

In thinly veiled jibes against Israel, “foreign occupation” was raised repeatedly by Islamic states. Syria and Algeria called it one of the worst forms of human rights violations. Egypt referred to countries that occupy other countries for a lengthy period as “a form of racism by itself” and “a racist regime of occupation.”

I think both those paragraph are pretty self-explantory. As well as this, the Arab and African countries aren’t troubling to cover their lobby for another of these conferences;

Senegal stressed the need for finding new language for contemporary manifestations of racism — another way of calling for a reopening of the Durban 2001 declaration.

Hopefully enough countries will boycott the Durban II conference enough to make it look like a farce and instead attend a counter conference proposed by Canadian Senator Jerry Graftstein. Otherwise there is not much else that can be done.

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Melanie Phillips views on the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams and Sharia Law

Posted by Atilla89 on February 17, 2008

I have found a very interesting post in which Melanie Phillips has given her views on the controversial statement made by Rowan Williams. The statement,

“I think at the moment there’s a great deal of confusion about this. A lot of what’s been written, whether it was about the Catholic church’s adoption agencies last year, sometimes what’s written about Jewish or Muslim communities, a lot of what’s written suggests that the ideal situation is one in which there is one law and only one law for everybody. Now that principle that there’s one law for everybody, is an important pillar of our social identity as a Western liberal democracy. But I think it’s a misunderstanding to suppose that that means people don’t have other affiliations, other loyalties, which shape and dictate how they behave in society, and that the law needs to take some account of that. An approach to law which simply says there’s one law for everybody and that’s all there is to be said, I think that’s a bit of a danger.

That’s why there’s a place for finding what would be a constructive accommodation with some aspects of Muslim law, as we already do with aspects of other kinds of religious law.

brings about several points that are of importance specifically for the UK and Europe. However I believe that contentious issues such as Sharia law, Islamism and religious extremism will become relevant for the rest of the world very soon. Now Williams has tried to backtrack by saying he did not mean having a parallel law system but I really don’t see how he could not mean that. Melanie elaborates:

He explicitly said that he wanted British Muslims to be able to have the choice between two jurisdictions, between the English Common Law, the English legal system in civil law, and sharia law. He then went on to say, and I was at his lecture, I heard him answer questions straight afterwards in which he said, ‘I didn’t say I wanted a parallel system’. Now I don’t know whether the man has a semantic understanding that passes our understanding, but in my view, a supplementary jurisdiction existing side by side with the majority legal structure, in which people are given the choice of one or the other, is in my book, parallel structures. So I think this is absolute nonsense.

The next point that Williams brings up is the issue of other religions having their own system of law, he drew on the example of ultra-orthodox Jews having separate halacha (Jewish Law) rulings. I would just like to point that these are on a voluntary basis and Jews must no matter what country they are in, follow the law of the land which takes precedence of Jewish law, except in a few situations (a stupid example would be a country introducing a law saying all Jews must walk naked down the street). Melanie further elaborates:

Let’s take the Jewish Rabbinical courts first. Yes, they do exist, and it’s true, as you say, that sharia courts already exist. But they both exist very much under the law. Jewish Rabbinical courts exist absolutely explicitly under the English law. Their dealings are informal, the arbitration of disputes is informal, it takes place on a voluntary basis. When Jews in Britain are married or divorced, they have to be married or divorced according to English law. Jews recognise explicitly there can only be one law of the land which binds them. So all their rabbinical religious dealings are informal. Now the sharia courts want something more than that. Muslims want something more than that, and what Archbishop Williams was saying is something more than that. What he was suggesting was that sharia law should move from being a completely informal system, to being one in which people can choose which system of justice they’re under. In other words, it has equal jurisdiction, a supplementary jurisdiction was the word he used, with the English law. That gives it equal status. That would mean I think that a polygamous marriage under sharia law would be recognised by the English State. Where he’s absolutely correct is that we have had what I would call Islamisation by stealth. We’ve had a situation now for several years, in which the British State has turned a blind eye to the practice of polygamy among British Muslims. Worse still, it is giving welfare benefits to the multiple wives of British Muslims, thus de facto recognising polygamy. We also have, increasingly, sharia compliant mortgages, sharia financing, and a lot of other things in which the majority culture of Britain is being steadily Islamised. That is very different from allowing a minority religious faith to practice its faith, to form communities of faith and culture, which a liberal democratic society should do, we should certainly give religious minorities the space to do that. But that is very different from a religious minority expecting the majority law and polity of the country in which it’s living to change to accommodate it.

You can read the whole article below.

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Former Mossad Operative Talks Of Muganiyah’s Demise

Posted by Atilla89 on February 16, 2008

A very interesting interview here from examining the assisination of Muganiyah.  I am not sure if the video will be taken down so watch it while you can.

Dr. Mishka Ben-David, former senior Mossad operative and author of a number of bestselling novels talks with about the assassination of Hizbullah commander Imad Muganiyah. While Israel has denied all involvement, Ben-David, taking into account his past  experiences, talks of  the repercussions  such an operation may have, Hizbullah’s response, and the months of intelligence gathering such an operation requires. 02/14/08

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Analysis Of Imad Mugniyeh’s Death

Posted by Atilla89 on February 15, 2008

Now for the big post of today, what are the consequences of Mugneyeh’s death? Who will be affected and what is the supposed link between him, Iran and 9/11? FrontPage Magazine has decided to get Kenneth R. Timmerman, the New York Times bestselling author of Countdown to Crisis, The French Betrayal of America, Preachers of Hate: Islam and the War on America, and Death Lobby: How the West Armed Iraq to answer these questions.

Kenneth R. Timmerman

You can view the whole article here, as I will only be adding my comments to part of it.

FP: So who do you think is responsible for Mugniyeh’s killing? What is their motive?

KT: The list of Mugniyeh’s enemies is long. Hizbullah, of course, has accused the Israelis [edit: naturally]. It won’t be long before they accuse us, too. One of my sources who grew up with Mugniyeh and remains close to his family in Lebanon, told me yesterday morning that Hizbullah surveillance teams picked up the arrival at Beirut airport of an 8-man U.S. paramilitary team just two days before Mugniyeh was killed.

Now that is interesting, lately, the U.S. hasn’t really given a damn about a Hizbullah, pretty much leaving them for the Israelis to deal with. More involvement with Lebanon perhaps? Or it could be a desire for the U.S. to get more involved in Syria (or Iran), considering that Hizbullah is an important tool of both Syria and Iran. Keep in mind that it would be wise to take this with a grain of salt, the reliablilty on that statement above would not be good in my opinion.

I saw a report just yesterday suggesting that the Rev. Guards lured Mugniyeh into a trap into Damascus, to make sure that he never revealed the extent of his involvement with al Qaeda in the 9//11 plot. This was a secret the Iranians would have liked to ensure that Mugniyeh carried to his grave.

I’ve got news for them, though: the word is out. Just take a look at pages 240-241 of the 9/11 commission report, which describes in elusive terms the travel of eight to ten of the “muscle” hijackers in and out of Iran in the company of a “senior Hizbullah operative.” That operative was none other than Imad Mugniyeh.

So this is an alternate explanation. This seems more plausible as it would make sense from an Iranian point of view, however there is some possible doubt over it simply because I am sure the Iranians would have read the 9/11 commission report. If their guy was already blamed then why bother to hide their connection if the U.S. government already knew of it. I mean sure they would have liked Mugniyeh to carry his secrets to the grave, but to me it seems like killing the patient to cure the disease. Mugnieyh would still be very useful despite the risks in keeping him alive and away from U.S. hands, the Iranians would still be able to do this, that’s why this interests me.

FP: In other words, you are saying that Mugniyeh was involved with the 9/11 terror attack and so was Iran – and the Iranians might have very well killed him so that the full extent of their own involvement would not become known.

KT: There is absolutely no doubt that Mugniyeh and his masters in Iran were directly and materially involved in the 9/11 plot.

First, there is the evidence discovered very late in the day by the 9/11 Commission, which I describe in detail in Countdown to Crisis. What is astonishing is that this information has not been widely publicized. I spoke again just yesterday with one of the top investigators involved in reviewing the highly-classified U.S. intelligence reports on Mugniyeh’s involvement in convoying 9/11 hijackers in and out of Iran prior to 9/11. He was astonished when I told him that few people were yet aware of this. “That’s like saying you didn’t know that Jesse James was a crook,” he said.

That’s why it doesn’t make sense to me for the Iranians to kill off a very good and respected operative (terrorist), because like it says above, everyone in  the U.S. intelligence community already knows about the link. It would make sense to kill  him off straight after 9/11, but not now  7 years later when  America is bogged down in Iraq and there is no chance of a military invasion.

The Iranians were TERRIFIED on the day of 9/11 and for the next month that the United States would “connect the dots” and discover their involvement to the 9/11 plot, as I reported in Countdown to Crisis. Senior Iranian government officials were making desperate phone calls to relatives in the United States, asking them to rent apartments for family members so they could get out of Tehran before what they assumed would be a massive retaliatory U.S. military strike.

As I said earlier, it would make sense then but not now. I don’t think that the Iranians actually had a hand in this (as crazy as that may sound), I personally think that either it was Israel, regardless of whether they are denying it or not (that goes for the U.S. as well) or one of the anti-Syrian groups in Lebanon. Of course, we can’t rule out the possibility of an unknown player, but I think that is less likely.

Of course, as we know now, that U.S. retaliatory strike never occurred – because the CIA and other U.S. government agencies succeeded in burying the information they had collected (or the case of our technical agencies, that they had siphoned up).

I believe when Americans realize the full extent of the Iranian government involvement in the 9/11 plot, they will demand action from their president – no matter what party affiliation that president may have.

And I really hope they do.

FP: What ramifications does this assassination have for Hezbollah? For Lebanon? For the terror war in general? There will be retaliation won’t there?

KT: Hezbollah is no longer a small gang of bang-men and two-bit thugs, but a world class terror operation with extraordinarily good intelligence, state-of-the-art communications, and networks spanning the globe. Hizbullah always retaliates when one of their men gets whacked. And with the exception of their top leader, Hassan Nasrallah, no one was more important than Mugniyeh to their organization.

One of my sources, who is close to the top Hizbullah leadership, told me recently that Mugniyeh won the personal loyalty of Hizbullah fighters and the leadership in the early 1990s when he almost single-handedly financed Hizbullah’s operations through drug-smuggling in the tri-state border zone in South America. When Hizbullah would send their fighters to train in Revolutionary Guards camps in Iran, it was Mugniyeh who personally shook their hands and congratulated them on graduation day.

This is just another reason why I don’t believe that Iran or Syria would knock off a top operative like that. It just doesn’t make any sense.

Today, February 14, is the third anniversary of the assassination of Lebanese prime minister Rafic Hariri, and his supporters are planning a huge demonstration in Beirut. Hizbullah is also planning a huge demonstration, to bury Mugniyeh. The possibility that the two groups could clash is very great. Just the morning of Mugniyeh’s death, a leader of the anti-Syrian coalition, Walid Jumblatt, warned Hizbullah that the coalition would disarm Hizbullah. “If you want war, then we’ll have war,” he said. Things are not going well in Lebanon, and this has just turned up the heat on a pressure-cooker already about to explode.

That is the main reason why I believe it was an anti-Syrian group that may have done this. They have much more to gain by knocking him off then anyone else in the region. Why should America and Israel get their hands dirty when they already have these groups in Lebanon and Syria already set up and good to go? America has enough problems in Afghanistan and Iraq, while Israel has its hands full dealing with the PA and Hamas.

FP: This is a great day of celebration and joy for Americans, Israelis and all those on the side of freedom, right?

KT: Without any doubt. State Department spokesman Sean Mccormack said it nicely on Wednesday. “The world is a better place without this man in it. One way or the other he was brought to justice.” Other U.S. government officials have made similar comments. This is a man who prided himself on never carrying out two terrorist operations that were identical to each other. 

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Defeated Romney Endorses McCain

Posted by Atilla89 on February 15, 2008

More news on the Republican side of American politics. McCain’s position is looking much stronger in the Republican camp as Mitt Romney has decided to support McCain for the primaries. This is great news because many in the Republican camp firmly held to the belief of ‘Anyone but McCain’. This was because many believed that McCain’s social policies for example illegal immigration were not compatible with the beliefs of the Republicans.

 The former Massachusetts governor would “give my full support to Senator McCain’s candidacy,” Mr Romney told a news conference with Senator McCain at his side.

Mr Romney also asked the 291 delegates pledged to vote for him to switch allegiance to Senator McCain at the September Republican Party nominating convention.

This is great news for obvious reasons as McCain will now draw closer to the required number of delegates to with the Primaries. Now McCain has 825 delegates and if he adds the 291 delegates from Romney then he will only need 75 more delegates to win. At this point in time, the only other real contender is Mike Huckabee who has 240 delegates. Nearly all political pundits have dismissed him as having a chance because of McCain’s lead being to great.

Mr Romney described Senator McCain, a former Vietnam prisoner of war, as a “true American hero” and the “next president of the United States”.

His announcement from his bastion of Boston, Massachusetts, was in stark contrast to the bitter exchanges Mr Romney had with Senator McCain during the campaign.

Senator McCain often painted Mr Romney as a flip-flopper on key issues, while the Massachusetts governor said he was the true conservative in the race.

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