Archive for December 13th, 2006

Civil War in Pali-Land?

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

Maybe while the slimy pali terrorist are busy killing other slimy pali terrorist, they’ll leave Israel alone, but I doubt it.
It sounds like they’re about to have a full scale civil war.

KHAN YUNIS, Gaza Strip (AFP) – A prominent member of the Palestinian ruling movement Hamas was gunned down in the Gaza Strip, stoking internecine tensions ahead of an eagerly awaited address by president Mahmud Abbas on how to end a spiraling political crisis.

Bassam al-Farra, 28, was driving to work in the southern town of Khan Yunis when he was ambushed by men in another vehicle, security sources said.

He was a judge at the Beni Suheila court in Khan Yunis and also served as local commander of Hamas’s armed wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades.

The group pointed the finger of blame for the shooting at Abbas’s
Fatah party and vowed revenge.

“A death squadron composed of suspected elements of the preventive security force and Fatah” was behind the shooting, a statement said.

Farra “had been repeatedly threatened by this suspect gang,” it said, promising “to track down the assassins and those behind them and bring them to justice. We will avenge ourselves against these criminal agents.”

Farra’s wife, Um Mohammed, told AFP that her husband had “received death threats, the last of them yesterday, but he did not pay any attention to them.”

A senior officer with the Fatah security force denied any implication in Farra’s killing.

“These accusations are not true and we are surprised at them, when all we are doing is trying to find the culprits of these crimes and bring them to justice,” he told AFP on condition of anonymity.

A Hamas spokesman accused Fatah loyalists of being responsible for the killing.

“We condemn in the strongest terms these criminal actions organized by a putschist element within Fatah, which is inciting trouble by organizing armed demonstrations… by killing and by using criminal methods against Hamas members,” Ismail Radwan told a news conference in Gaza City.

“We will not remain with our arms crossed in the face of trying to torpedo the national boat,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Arab League called on all parties to take responsibility for containing the violence.

“There is a big responsibility for the presidency, the government, the Palestinian factions, civil society organisations and Muslim and Christian religious leaders to contain this trend as it affects the future of the Palestinian question,” Mohammed Sobeih, the assistant secretary general in charge of Palestinian affairs, told reporters.

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Hillary Clinton Hires Strategist on How to Win Over Evangelicals

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

This is the nonsense that I believe should be transparent to every Christian in the country, but for some reason is not.
Remember that this is the woman who had to have a consultant tell her what state to establish residency in so that she could win a seat in the senate. She isn’t even from New York and was not a legal resident until right before she made her bid for the senate.
Anyone, especially Christians, who believes anything this woman has to say, is truly a fool.

Burns Strider, one of the Democratic Party’s leading strategists on winning over evangelicals and other values-driven voters, will join Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) as she prepares to launch her 2008 presidential campaign.

Strider now heads religious outreach for the House Democratic Caucus, and is the lead staffer for the Democrats’ Faith Working Group, headed by incoming Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.).

Incoming Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) created the working group in 2005 when Democratic strategists recognized that the party lost ground in the previous election because of trouble appealing to centrist and conservative voters in rural areas, who tend to be church-goers driven by moral issues. Strider was an aide to Pelosi when the group formed and joined Clyburn’s staff as policy director of the Democratic Caucus in 2006.

Strider’s move to Clinton’s camp suggests that Democrats will woo so-called faith voters in the 2008 election. The plan is buoyed by the Democrats’ success in winning over religious voters in Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania in the midterm elections.

Ann Lewis, Clinton’s spokeswoman said that her boss has talked to potential advisors about joining a possible presidential campaign, but declined to reveal names.

Lewis noted that Clinton has long discussed her religious faith, pointing to writings on the subject in her two books: “It Takes a Village,” and “Living History.”

Observers of Clinton’s expressions of faith say religion has always been important to her, that she attended prayer group meetings while first lady, and that she joined a Senate prayer group shortly after winning election in 2000. Reporters anticipating Clinton’s ’08 presidential run wrongly discount her expressions of faith as cynical political maneuverings, the observers add.

In Michigan, Gov. Jennifer Granholm won 35 percent of the evangelical vote, according to exit polls, a 25 percent increase in white evangelical support compared to the national average for Democrats. In Ohio, Gov.-elect Ted Strickland won 48 percent of white evangelicals who voted. In Pennsylvania, Sen.-elect Bob Casey Jr. won over 29 percent of white evangelicals and 59 percent of Catholics, despite running against Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), a candidate well-known for his Catholic beliefs.

In all three states, Democrats conducted well-organized outreach efforts to religious voters, efforts that began well in advance of Election Day.

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Holocaust Deniers Meet in Iran

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

KKK’s David Duke Tells Iran Holocaust Conference That Gas Chambers Not Used to Kill Jews

Oh yeah, here’s someone who should be considered an expert on this subject…NOT!!

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s conference questioning the Holocaust came to an end Tuesday, but not before hearing former KKK Imperial Wizard David Duke say that gas chambers were not used to kill Jews.

“The Zionists have used the Holocaust as a weapon to deny the rights of the Palestinians and cover up the crimes of Israel,” Duke told a gathering of nearly 70 “researchers” in Tehran at Ahmadinejad’s invitation.

“This conference has an incredible impact on Holocaust studies all over the world,” said Duke, a former state representative in Louisiana who twice ran for president.

“The Holocaust is the device used as the pillar of Zionist imperialism, Zionist aggression, Zionist terror and Zionist murder,” Duke told The Associated Press.

Also at the end of the conference, Mohammad Ali Ramini, an Ahmadinejad adviser who has called the Holocaust a “myth,” announced that he will chair a committee to find “the truth on the genocide of Jews.”

Other members of the committee will be Robert Fuerisson, a French professor who denies the existence of gas chambers, along with Holocaust deniers from Syria, Switzerland, Austria, Canada, the United States and Bahrain.

Ahmadinejad tells Holocaust deniers Israel will be “wiped out” like the Soviet Union

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s hard-line president said Tuesday that Israel will one day be “wiped out” as the Soviet Union was, drawing applause from participants in a conference casting doubt on the Holocaust.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s comments were likely to further fuel the outcry prompted by the two-day gathering, which has gathered some of Europe’s and the United States’ best-known Holocaust deniers.

Anger over the conference could further isolate Iran as the West considers sanctions in the standoff over Tehran’s nuclear program.

But Ahmadinejad appeared to revel in his meeting Tuesday with conference delegates, shaking hands with American participants and sitting near six anti-Israel Jewish participants, dressed in black ultra-Orthodox coats and hats.

“The Zionist regime will be wiped out soon the same way the Soviet Union was, and humanity will achieve freedom,” Ahmadinejad said during Tuesday’s meeting in his offices, according to the official IRNA news agency.

He called for elections among “Jews, Christians and Muslims so the population of Palestine can select their government and destiny for themselves in a democratic manner.”

Ahmadinejad has used anti-Israeli rhetoric and cast doubt on the Holocaust to rally anti-Western supporters at home and abroad, particularly in Asia and the Middle East. Several times he has referred to the Holocaust as a “myth” used to impose the state of Israel on the Arab world.

“The Holocaust is the device used as the pillar of Zionist imperialism, Zionist aggression, Zionist terror and Zionist murder,” David Duke, a former Ku Klux Klan leader and former state representative in Louisiana, told The Associated Press.

Ahmadinejad announced the conference would set up a “fact-finding commission” to determine whether the Holocaust happened or not. The commission will “help end a 60-year-old dispute,” he said.

The Tehran conference was touted by participants and organizers as an exercise in academic freedom and a chance to openly consider whether 6 million Jews really died in the Holocaust, away from Western taboos and the restrictions imposed on scholars in Europe, where some countries have made it a crime to deny the Nazi genocide during World War II.

It gathered 67 writers and researchers from 30 countries, most of whom argue that either the Holocaust did not happen or that it was vastly exaggerated. Many have been jailed or fined in France, Germany or Austria, where it is illegal to deny the Holocaust.

Participants milled around a model of the Auschwitz concentration camp brought by one speaker, Australian Frederick Toben, who uses the mock-up in lectures contending that the camp was too small to kill mass numbers of Jews. More than 1 million people are estimated to have been killed there.

Rabbi Moshe David Weiss, one of six members attending from the group Jews United Against Zionism, told delegates, “We don’t want to deny the killing of Jews in World War II, but Zionists have given much higher figures for how many people were killed.”