Archive for August 17th, 2006

Jimmy Carter Says Israeli Actions Against Lebanon Unjustified

Thursday, August 17th, 2006

I think that most Americans would agree that Jimmy Carter’s four years as president were some of the worst in our country’s history. Mr. Carter, of course, doesnt agree. He bashes President Bush in every interview giving the impression that he could do a much better job. He believes that diplomacy and negotiation are the only way to peace. Well, Mr. Carter, it’s time to come into the real world. You cannot negotiate with terrorists and diplomacy is impossible when you are dealing with people who dream of becoming martyrs.

SPIEGEL: Mr. Carter, in your new book you write that only the American people can ensure that the US government returns to the country’s old moral principles. Are you suggesting that the current US administration of George W. Bush of acting immorally?

Carter: There’s no doubt that this administration has made a radical and unpressured departure from the basic policies of all previous administrations including those of both Republican and Democratic presidents.

SPIEGEL: For example?

Carter: Under all of its predecessors there was a commitment to peace instead of preemptive war. Our country always had a policy of not going to war unless our own security was directly threatened and now we have a new policy of going to war on a preemptive basis. Another very serious departure from past policies is the separation of church and state, which I describe in the book. This has been a policy since the time of Thomas Jefferson and my own religious beliefs are compatible with this. The other principle that I described in the book is basic justice. We’ve never had an administration before that so overtly and clearly and consistently passed tax reform bills that were uniquely targeted to benefit the richest people in our country at the expense or the detriment of the working families of America.

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Schoolteacher Arrested in JonBenet Ramsey Case

Thursday, August 17th, 2006

Finally, an end in sight to this horrible case. I read an article from Fox News that says he has confessed to the crime.

An American identified as a schoolteacher was arrested in Bangkok yesterday in the death of JonBenet Ramsey, the 6-year-old beauty pageant princess who was found strangled in her home on Dec. 26, 1996.
The district attorney in Boulder, Colo., where the Ramseys lived when JonBenet’s body was found, said the arrest yesterday came after “several months of a focused and complex investigation.”
The district attorney, Mary Lacy, added in a three-paragraph statement on the Boulder County Web site that JonBenet’s parents, John and Patsy Ramsey, had been consulted during the investigation and that the family had been told of the arrest.
Mrs. Ramsey died of ovarian cancer in June. Mr. Ramsey said in a statement that they had been notified before Mrs. Ramsey’s death that an arrest was close. “Had she lived to see this day,” he said, she “would no doubt have been as pleased as I am.”

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Israel Finds Evidence That Syria, Iran Arm Hezbollah With Russian Weapons

Thursday, August 17th, 2006

No surprise here.

Abandoned Hezbollah positions in Lebanon yesterday revealed conclusive evidence that Syria — and almost certainly Iran — provided the Russian-made anti-tank missiles that have blunted the power of Israel’s once invincible armor, the Daily Telegraph reported.

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Outside one of the town’s (Ghandouriyeh -ed.) two mosques a van was found filled with green casings about 6ft long. The serial numbers identified them as AT-5 Spandrel anti-tank missiles. The wire-guided weapon was developed in Russia but Iran began making a copy in 2000.
Beyond no-man’s land, in the east of the village, was evidence of Syrian-supplied hardware. In a garden next to a junction used as an outpost by Hezbollah lay eight Kornet anti-tank rockets, described by Brig Mickey Edelstein, the commander of the Nahal troops who took Ghandouriyeh, as “some of the best in the world”.
Written underneath a contract number on each casing were the words: “Customer: Ministry of Defence of Syria. Supplier: KBP, Tula, Russia.”
Brig Edelstein said: “If they tell you that Syria knew nothing about this, just look. This is the evidence. Proof, not just talk.”

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AIDS Conferees Jeer Mention of Abstinence as Preventive Measure

Thursday, August 17th, 2006

The only 100% effective way to prevent AIDS (and other sexually transmitted diseases) is abstinence before marriage and fidelity in marriage. To jeer and boo this concept is just plain moronic.

(AgapePress) – Pro-family advocates say the International AIDS Conference taking place in Toronto this week is a huge waste of time and money — as well as an opportunity for those in attendance to take a swipe at sexual abstinence as a way to combat the deadly disease.
The opening remarks at the 16th International AIDS Conference were delivered by software guru and multi-millionaire Bill Gates. Family Research Council president Tony Perkins says Gates’ comments were well received — until he brought up the subject of sexual abstinence and fidelity in marriage, which he suggested as possible strategies in combating AIDS. According to Perkins, the hall “erupted” in loud boos.
“Their reaction is very instructive,” comments Perkins. “We see here the open hostility of the international AIDS ‘community’ to anything but the promotion of condoms as a means of combating the spread of AIDS.”
Gates wasn’t the only Bill to take the conference podium in Canada. Former President Bill Clinton also spoke, praising the White House’s “ABC” approach (Abstinence, Be faithful, Condoms) to battle AIDS in Africa — but blasting the Bush administration’s support of abstinence-only education programs in the U.S. Clinton also said he supports government-funded needle-exchange programs as a way to reduce transmission of the AIDS virus.
According to a story in the Globe and Mail newspaper, the former president believes a combination of science, social change, and political will is what is need to “break the back of AIDS.”

Illogical Approach
Dr. Paul Cameron of the Family Research Institute says this AIDS conference will go the same route as those in the past, totally ignoring the preventive aspect of AIDS. “You never hear calls for prevention,” Cameron observes. “You hear calls for preventive medicine, maybe a vaccine, so that homosexuals can still do sex.”
He points out that billions of American dollars are spent trying to convince smokers to quit smoking — yet homosexuals are told researchers will do all they can to stem the spread of AIDS so that they can continue to have sex, the number-one cause of AIDS. Cameron feels there is no logic to such an approach.
Dr. Cameron has attended the International AIDS Conference before, but has been denied a booth to promote abstinence of homosexual sex as a preventive measure.

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