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This morning I would like to honor the people of Iraq

This morning I would like to honor Iraqis who are dying to defend their country, honor and freedom. Specially people of Fallujah, Ramadi, Baquba. Freedom loving people all over the world will forever honor you for your sacrifice and heavy price you paid in blood and money. God works in mysterious way is it not? Who would have thought the Sunni Arabs would save the world from the bully George W. Bush and his arrogant army! George would have gone to Iran, Syria, and bombed North Korea by now if had succeeded subjugating Iraqis. He could have gone to finish off Palestinians, throw Muslims in concentration camps, curb more and more of people’s right in the US. But thanks to Iraqis those things didn’t happen yet! Hundreds of billions spent to defeat you; the Shiites were armed to participate in killing you; the Kurds were unleashed to bomb your cities. I saw shivering kids clinched to their mothers dress in fear after their homes kicked open by American invading troops in the middle of the…

Ethiopia a warmonger country.

Embolden by the US aid and a victory over Eritrea in battlefield; Ethiopia is playing its strength to show its might by invading the country of Somalia and attacking Somalian Islamic Court which controls most of Somalia. Ethiopia entered Somalia without provocation from the victorious Islamic Court. It was the Islamic Court who routed the war lords who were battered Somalia for more than 12 years which I think is a positive development, the warlords now surrendered or retreated to the corner waiting opportune time. Ethiopia invaded Somalia alleging an “invitation” from the Somalia Interim Government roughly controls Baidowa and surrounding area without any legitimacy from the populace in general.
Somalian people went through a lot since 1991: war, famine and the breakup of Somalia into mini states. It is a country without effective government for those years but needed a strong government that could unit the country; now that role has been filled by the Court The American noise “War on…


Dr. Khair El-Din Haseeb
Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like first to thank Dr. Michael Hudson for inviting me to talk to you this evening, and also to thank the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies. There are certain aspects of the invasion of Iraq which probably most of you know. It was an illegal war; there was no decision from the Security Council. It can't be justified by Chapter Seven of the United Nation’s charter as self-defense because Iraq didn't attack the United States, and didn't constitute an imminent danger for the United States, so there was no justification for the preemptive war. No weapons of mass destruction were there; no link with Al-Qaeda terrorists was proven. Lastly, they said it was about democracy, to make a model of democracy in Iraq, which was to be initiated in the Middle East........
First, there was the looting of Baghdad, starting with the National Museum, in other words, the looting of Iraqi history and records, regardless of who got hold of …

Were Sanctions Worth the Price?

Consider the economic toll alone. Prior to the sanctions, 60 percent of Iraq's GDP came from oil exports, which meant that an export ban immediately reduced the country's economy by more than half. To put this in perspective, in 1933, at the height of the Great Depression, U.S. GDP had fallen only 27 percent from its pre-depression levels. A study published in 2005 estimated that by 1993, three years into the sanctions, real per capita GDP in Iraq--adjusted by real value of the Iraqi dinar--had fallen by 98 percent, from $718 in 1990 to just $13........
Indeed, between 1990 and 1994, the incidence of typhoid went from 11.3 to 142 per 100,000 and cholera grew from zero cases to 7.8 per 100,000. ....
The FAO casualty estimate became a kind of rallying cry for sanctions opponents, and was forever immortalized in 1996, when "60 Minutes" asked then-U.N. ambassador Madeline Albright about the death toll of 500,000 children. She responded: "I think this is a very hard ch…
Early morning in this day in a country Iraqis are accustomed to violence and terror American occupation forces kill and maim Iraqis. in the raid on Sadr City at about 4:30 a.m., coalition forces searched houses and opened fire on a minivan carrying Iraqi workers in the al-Fallah Street area, killing four of them and wounding eight, said police Capt. Mohammed Ismail. Iraqis often pay a small fee to crowd such vehicles and travel early in the morning to sites where they hope to get work as day laborers.Then alleged Sunni resistance forces attacked the Shiite-controlled Health Ministry building. It is said according to the news coming from Iraq including Associated Press the fight took three hours before American air support came to the “rescue” but the question is how Americans took three hours to get to the scene. Sectarian fighting also broke in another part of northern Iraq on Thursday, when 30 Sunni insurgents armed with machine guns and mortars attacked the Shiite-controlled Health…

Dallas Man With Laptop, Cash Arrested At Detroit Airport

Sisayehiticha Dinssa

Dallas Man With Laptop, Cash Arrested At Detroit Airport

POSTED: 2:05 pm CST November 16, 2006
UPDATED: 2:19 pm CST November 16, 2006

DETROIT -- A man was arrested at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after officials found him carrying $78,883 in cash and a laptop computer containing information about nuclear materials and cyanide, police said.

Sisayehiticha Dinssa of Dallas will be held in custody at least until Monday, a U.S. magistrate ruled Wednesday.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Leonid Feller said Dinssa is a potential risk to the community and federal agents want to get a warrant to search his computer more thoroughly, The Detroit News reported.

U.S. Magistrate Donald Scheer approved Feller's request to detain Dinssa, who is charged with concealing more than $10,000 in his luggage. The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison, plus forfeiture of the money, the newspaper reported.

Dinssa arrived in Detroit from Nigeria by way of Amsterdam and w…

Floods in east Africa affect up to 1.8 million

Floods in east Africa affect up to 1.8 million
Over 78,000 forced to flee in Kenya
Nov. 17, 2006. 12:28 PM

NAIROBI — Torrential rains and floods have hit up to 1.8 million people in the Horn of Africa, driving tens of thousands from their homes and threatening to trigger epidemics, U.N. aid bodies said today.

In the latest reports of growing disaster around the region, the UNHCR refugee agency said rising waters had uprooted more than 78,000 people in northeast Kenya and completely cut off three refugee camps near Kenya's border with more

Thousands demand release of immigrant convicted of mutilation

Thousands demand release of immigrant convicted of mutilation

The Associated Press - ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia

About 2,000 people demonstrated on Saturday in the capital to demand the release of an Ethiopian immigrant convicted of the genital mutilation of his 2-year-old daughter and sentenced to 10 years in prison in Georgia....
The couple divorced in 2003 and Khalid's attorney Mark Hill suggested during the trial that the couple's daughter was coached to testify against her father by her mother, who has full custody of the child.

"His trial was not fair ... how is it that Fortunate (Khalid's ex-wife) did not notice that her own daughter had been circumcised for almost two years? How is that possible? She only told the police when they got the divorce to hurt him _ to get back at him," Adel Adem, Khalid's brother, told The Associated Press before the demonstration.

US: Immigrants may be held indefinitely

WASHINGTON - Immigrants arrested in the United States may be held indefinitely on suspicion of terrorism and may not challenge their imprisonment in civilian courts, the Bush administration said Monday, opening a new legal front in the fight over the rights of detainees.
In court documents filed with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., the Justice Department said a new anti-terrorism law being used to hold detainees in Guantanamo Bay also applies to foreigners captured and held in the United States.

Ali Saleh Kahlah Al-Marri, a citizen of Qatar, was arrested in 2001 while studying in the United States. He has been labeled an "enemy combatant," a designation that, under a law signed last month, strips foreigners of the right to challenge their detention in federal courts.

That law is being used to argue the Guantanamo Bay cases, but Al-Marri represents the first detainee inside the United States to come under the new law. Aliens normally have the right to co…

Iraqi life is cheap

America is not interested in peace

The United States is making a new push to kick-start the Israeli-Palestinian peace process that could include an international peace conference in Jordan at the end of the month, said a U.S. official and diplomats…..
George of the jungle thought Palestinians and Iraqis would understand power only. Israel continues Palestinian genocide with the help of America and America already woke up to the reality of killing 650,000 people made no different on the spirit and determination of Iraqi resistance. Now America is reviving the “Middle East Peace Process” America is not interested in peace so it must have been up to something evil.

Canadian government from neutrality to Zionist fascist supporter.

Canada's UN votes signal pro-Israel shift
Siding with U.S. 'will have implications for our reputation,' ex-diplomat says

Steven Edwards
Friday, November 17, 2006

UNITED NATIONS - Canada under the Conservatives demonstrated a marked shift in favour of Israel in votes at the United Nations yesterday, registering its third consecutive change on more than 20 Arab- and Muslim-sponsored resolutions that are annually critical of Israeli policy, but light on Arab responsibilities.
The switch from the way former Liberal governments voted is expected to continue when Canadian diplomats join those of other UN member states to consider 10 more of the annual resolutions next Tuesday.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has said in successive speeches that his government would not endorse international resolutions on Arab-Israeli relations that it considers unbalanced.
Arab and Muslim states use their developing world support to produce "automatic majorities" that slot the resolutions into…
Al Jazeera International started on November 15, 2006, I am not disappointed in my anticipation that they would put together the best team reporting on issues that concerns or should concern every citizen of the world. Today I subscribed to the online version of live TV; the subscription is only $5.95 a month which is a bargain for 24 hour news. I haven’t had a cable TV for years due to the fact that there is hardly any news that is unbiased, and second the subscription for a garbage of “variety” of programs is too expensive. I would like to extend my gratitude for Al Jazeera for bringing us news from around the world. Some times at work on break time I watch CNN, it is becoming and of course has became a war monger TV like its sister Fox news preaching hatred of Muslims and Islam covertly when it comes to reporting on Iraq, Iran or some other countries and peoples of Islamic faith. Recently one CNN “reporter was asking the first elected Muslim Congressman whether or not he is a terr…

Saddam senteced to death

Today Saddam Husein was sentenced to death under American occupation. The so called Iraq justice system under the USA sentenced the president of Iraq to death ironically thru the help of murderous American war monger fascists who killed 650,000 Iraqis which is more than twice as much as Iraqis killed under Saddam! If there is God how the number one murderous terrorist George W. Bush sleeps at night with his wife without facing justice is beyond me. Sure God works in a mysterious way. Saddam, the leaders of Zionist Israel, the Saudi Arabian despots and Mubarak of Egypt led by their murderous master Bush each committed astronomical crime against humanity. Only one of them get punished because he led a weaker nation or and did not submit to the evil man in Washington.
America should know the occupation, bringing Saddam to justice; “War on Terror” are all shams. Unfortunately poor people like me pay the price in a long run and the US power will decline overtime as a result leaving my …

Ethiopia and USA: aggresive nations.


Ethiopia and the USA are two different countries in opposing directions: the former is where I came from, notorious in begging for food assistance from the world community and the later where I live now is in opposite direction which is known to waste. But they have one thing in common: aggression. Ethiopia is fast becoming a pariah nation which rejected the border demarcation with Eritrea and illegally occupied part of Somalia; where as the USA invaded two countries causing hundreds of thousands of death, millions of streaming refugees and instability around the world. The poor country of Ethiopia now switched from Soviet Union in Mengistu’s time to the USA under Meles Zenawi as a client state working for bread. Both former and the later dictators of Ethiopia ruled the country with iron feast leading that hopeless country into laughing stock of the world.
The world is experiencing difficult time than ever before: disease, war and climate change are among the top threats for human…