Archive for July 26th, 2006

Saddam Doesn’t Want Hanging..He Wants a Firing Squad!

Wednesday, July 26th, 2006

Saddam Hussein has requested if he is found guilty (if?) that he not be hanged like a common criminal, but be allowed to face a firing squad like a military hero. Earth to Saddam…..Earth to Saddam………YOU ARE A CRIMINAL!!! Criminals dont get to choose to play the hero. This guy lives in a world all his own. I say forget the firing squad and the hanging, give him some of the punishment he inflicted on innocent Iraqis while he was their leader.

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – A thinner but combative Saddam Hussein returned to court Wednesday for the first time since his hunger strike and hospitalization, complaining he had been forced to attend the proceedings and asking to be executed by firing squad if the court sentences him to death.

“I was brought against my will directly from the hospital,” Saddam told the chief judge. “The Americans insisted that I come against my will. This is not fair.”

He asked the court to execute him by firing squad – “not by hanging as a common criminal” – if it convicts him of all charges and sentences him to death.

“I ask you being an Iraqi person that if you reach a verdict of death, execution, remember that I am a military man and should be killed by firing squad,” he said.

Chief Judge Raouf Abdel-Rahman reminded Saddam that the trial was still under way and that the court had not reached a verdict. Executions in Iraq are normally by hanging.

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Same-Sex Marriage A “No-Go”

Wednesday, July 26th, 2006

The state Supreme Court voted down same-sex marriage in Washington today. They ruled that limiting marriage to one man and one woman does not violate the state constitution. Marriage between one man and one woman is what was intended from the beginning. Think about it, had marriage not been between a man and a woman from the time of the garden (of Eden), none of us would be here.

A single vote kept Washington from becoming the first state in which same-sex couples could come from anywhere in the U.S. to obtain a marriage license.

The state Supreme Court today decided 5-4 that Washington’s law limiting marriage to one man and one woman does not violate the state constitution.

The court dealt a “devastating setback to same-sex marriage proponents,” asserted Mathew D. Staver, founder and chairman of the public-interest legal group Liberty Counsel.

The decision is very significant, he said, because, unlike Massachusetts – which n 2003 became the only state to establish same-sex marriage – Washington does not have a residency requirement for marriage licenses.

“Same-sex couples would be able to obtain marriage licenses without having to be residents of Washington,” Staver said. “Also, same-sex marriage advocates thought they could win in the more liberal state of Washington.”

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Annan: Israel ´Deliberately´ Killed 4 U.N. Observers

Wednesday, July 26th, 2006

What Annan, along with most of the world, has forgotten is that the terrorist place their military hardware and bases right along side of U.N. outpost, residential areas, schools, mosques and hospitals in order to deter the Israelis from hitting their hardware, bases and people.

A crisis in the U.N. is brewing following charges by Sec. Gen. Kofi Annan that Israel “deliberately” attacked a UNIFIL post, killing four. Israel’s ambassador was “shocked” at Annan’s accusations.
U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan’s said, in Rome, that the attack was an “apparently deliberate targeting” of the UNIFIL post. “I call on the government of Israel to conduct a full investigation into this very disturbing incident and demand that any further attack on U.N. positions and personnel must stop.” A conference is being held in Rome on the crisis in Lebanon.

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Dan Gillerman, Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, said he was “shocked” by Annan’s accusations, which Gillerman said were “premature and erroneous,” and demanded an apology. Foreign Ministry spokesman Mark Regev said that “Israel sincerely regrets the tragic death” of the U.N. observers.
The IDF explained that the post is next to a Hizbullah base, was attacked by mistake, and that the incident is being investigated. A bomb hit a post of the international body’s peace keeping force, created in 1978. The incident occurred near the eastern end of the Lebanese-Israeli border.

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Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon Rushed to ICU

Wednesday, July 26th, 2006

Continue to pray for Ariel Sharon and his family.

JERUSALEM — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was rushed to the intensive care unit of a Tel Aviv hospital on Wednesday, a hospital spokeswoman said.
Sharon’s condition deteriorated significantly earlier in the week. He has been in a coma since suffering a massive stroke Jan. 4.

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“THE THIRD FRONT” by Fern Sidman

Wednesday, July 26th, 2006

While Israel is engaged in heavy fighting with Hezbollah terrorists on the northern front and Hamas terrorists on its southern front, it would appear that Israel’s proverbial nemesis, better known as the media, has opened a third front with its incessant assaults on Israel.

While the media may not be launching Katyusha or Kassam rockets aimed at Israeli cities, the rockets that the media launches are instrumental in degrading Israel in the war of public opinion. Case in point would be the drastic difference in the content and modality of reporting between the two major cable networks, CNN and Fox News.

To the average viewer, it would appear that CNN and Fox are reporting the news from two different planets. While it is true that the Ted Turner owned CNN, has its own left wing agenda along with the perfunctory anti-Israel bias that goes with that territory, and Roger Ailes’ Fox News has a more conservative, pro-Republican platform, the stark and extreme contrasts cannot be missed. To state that their coverage of the current war between Israel, Hezbollah and Hamas is diametrically opposed would be a gross understatement.

One need only press the button on their television remotes for a period of an hour or so, to gain tremendous insight into the world of media propaganda, distortions and lies. For a truly mercurial experience, just spend an evening with Anderson Cooper and Larry King of CNN and then visit with Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly over at Fox.

The story according to CNN is the following: Israel is murdering Lebanese children and civilians en masse, Israel is not making a dent in Hezbollah’s power, Israel is not forthcoming in opening up a corridor for humanitarian assistance to Lebanon, Israel is causing a refugee crisis amongst the Lebanese population, Israel is using phosphorus in its weaponry, Israel refuses to agree to a cease fire, Israel’s retaliation against Hezbollah has been “disproportionate”, Israel refuses to engage in negotiations with Hezbollah over a prisoner exchange. CNN’s conclusion is: World opinion will turn against Israel because of its actions. One can only scratch their heads and ask, is there a pattern developing here???

As we watch Anderson Cooper taking us for tours of hospitals in Lebanon showing the burnt and mangled faces of Lebanese children, while giving platforms to Hezbollah supporters who spew forth their party line which includes accusations against Israel for starting this conflict by occupying Palestine, to scared and trapped Americans who blame Israel for the destruction of Beirut. Repetitive images of Israeli tanks and gun ships shooting missiles into Lebanon fill our screens ad infinitum, while there is never a image of a Hezbollah terrorist shooting a Katyusha rocket into Israel.

If this weren’t enough one sided and biased journalism, we are also treated to an hour of Larry King, who gives more than ample time to Hezbollah journalists, Syrian ambassadors, and a whole host of other Israel bashers. King allows them to make hate filled speeches riddled with inaccuracies and grandiose distortions about Israel and her role in this current conflict, while never challenging them in any kind of meaningful and significant manner.

In marked contrast to CNN’s coverage of the war, there is a definitely a more “fair and balanced” coverage on Fox News. While far from being totally fair and balanced Fox News takes pains in researching new details from their reporters in the Middle East and presenting a more even handed account of the situation in Israel.

From Sean Hannity to Bill O’Reilly to Greta Van Susteren to Sheppard Smith, one can see that these journalists are dedicated to digging out the truth by ask searing questions concerning the facts of the situation, which are so very often buried under the propaganda and lies of Hezbollah and other Arab spokesmen who are allowed lengthy platforms for their vituperative and vitriolic rhetoric against Israel.

There is no question that Fox News is far from perfect and has on more than one occasion fallen prey to the CNN and New York Times syndrome of making Israel the scapegoat for the world’s problems, but by in large, Fox has made a concerted effort, thus far, to reporting the news with a high degree of accuracy.

That is all that we can ask from the media. In general, they always have been instrumental in generating negative feelings towards Israel and have been the biggest asset of the cause of Hamas and Hezbollah and other terrorist organizations in the region. Right now, they represent the third front that Israel must contend with. An enemy that is funded not by regimes predicated on terror but on corporate dollars. It is an enemy that never runs out of rockets or mortars or missiles, for their verbal missiles and subliminal messages are in infinite abundance and these fatal weapons shape a public image of Israel that is more deadly than rockets because they pervade the hearts and minds of their viewers.

For the Jewish people, this is an old story. Since Guttenberg invented his first printing press in the 1600s, words and thoughts have always been published against Jews. The media of today bares little difference to its more in-your-face predecessors. While the facts may be different, today’s media is just re-hashing the same kind of Israel hating messages that is has done for close to six decades.

The media is a persistent and resilient foe, almost an implacable one, yet despite this most formidable enemy, we have borne witness to our continued existence as a nation. As with the Greeks, Romans, Crusaders, the Turks, the Nazis, the British, the Soviet Union, the PLO, Hamas and Hezbollah and all the other enemies that I may have forgotten to list, those who sought to vanquish and eradicate the Jewish nation and the Land of Israel, we tell them and the media that they have not succeeded in our destruction and with G-d’s help they never will.

Anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism are one in the same and they are a permanent part of and endemic to our society. With G-d’s help, we will deal with the media as we have with our other enemies and may we take comfort in the fact that we are a people who fears and obeys only the Almighty G-d of Israel and does not fear the words of mortal enemies. World opinion will always be against the Jewish nation, and fearing it and cowering over the words and threats of world leaders is a futile exercise and a colossal waste of precious time.

Let us utilize our precious time in appealing to the Holy One Blessed Be He, who girds His nation Israel with strength, crowns His nation Israel in glory and gives strength to His weary nation. For in the end, the media is just another enemy in a huge litany of enemies. Let us turn to Hashem Yisborach at this critical juncture in time, for it is He who marches into battle with us and it is He who will conquer our enemies, if we only recognize His dominion and His glory.

And to the media, we say, just take your place on the back of a very long line. You’re not our first enemy and you won’t be our last.

May we our prayers reach the Almighty G-d of Israel and may we be zoche to the see our redemption, speedily in our days.

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Fern Sidman holds a B.A, in political science from Brooklyn College. She was the educational coordinator for the Betar Youth Movement in the late 1970s and early 1980s. She was national director of the Jewish Defense League from 1983-1985. She was a researcher for several books written by Rabbi Meir Kahane, ZTK”L. She was the managing editor of the publication entitled, The Voice of Judea, and is a regular contributor to its web site. She is currently a writer and journalist living in New York City. Her articles have appeared in The Jewish Press, The Jewish Advocate, The Jewish Journal of Los Angeles, and numerous Jewish and general web sites including, Front Page Magazine, Daniel Pipes and Michael Freund.

Democrats Try to Block Child Custody Protection Act

Wednesday, July 26th, 2006

You democrats are quite something. Your only test of if someone is qualified to lead government is how much sex is he/she going to let you have and how many babies is he/she going to allow you to murder. What loosers!!
Now on to parental notification…
A child cannot be treated, in an emergency room, for any injury or condition, that is non life threatening, without parental consent. How is it possible to get an abortion, which is a major medical proceedure, without parental consent?

(CNSNews.com) – The U.S. Senate voted 65-34 late Tuesday in favor of a bill that would make it a crime for anyone to transport a minor across state lines for an abortion — to get around parental notification/consent laws in their home states. But Senate Democrats are trying to kill the Child Custody Protection Act (S. 403) by blocking its progression to a conference committee.
“Fourteen Democratic senators voted to pass the bill, but only minutes later the Democratic caucus collectively moved to kill the bill by objecting to the routine, necessary step of sending the bill to a conference committee,” said Douglas Johnson, the legislative director of the National Right to Life Committee.
(Conference committees reconcile differences between bills passed by the House and those passed by the Senate.)
“The Senate Democratic leadership is now obstructing legislation supported by 80 percent of the public, doing the bidding of the abortion lobby. They are ignoring the 80 percent of the public that believes parental notification laws protect vulnerable minors and the rights of parents,” Johnson said.

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