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The Peoples Voice'Wiped off the Map' – The Rumor of the Century
Across the world, a dangerous rumor has spread that could have catastrophic implications. According to legend, Iran's president has threatened to destroy Israel, or, to quote the misquote, "Israel must be wiped off the map." Contrary to popular belief, this statement was never made.

Reuters AlertNet Lite - Amnesty appeals for Muslim detainees in Ethiopia

Reuters AlertNet Lite - Amnesty appeals for Muslim detainees in Ethiopia: "NAIROBI, May 24 (Reuters) - Scores of those rounded up by Kenya after a New Year conflict in Somalia remain 'arbitrarily detained' in Ethiopia where they were sent for interrogation, Amnesty International said on Thursday.
In a case some rights campaigners have dubbed an 'African Guantanamo', the British-based group called on Kenyan, Somali and Ethiopian authorities to come clean over the whereabouts and fates of some 66 Muslim detainees unaccounted for in Ethiopia."

The Only Logical Way to Keep Our Democracy - The Smirking Chimp

The Only Logical Way to Keep Our Democracy - The Smirking Chimp: "If you have been reading the paper, watching TV or surfing the web, you know that this nation has taken one step forward and two steps back. Bush’s news conference yesterday literally put me to sleep. He said nothing new but the “If we don’t fight them there we will fight them here” propaganda (sure, just like the Vietnamese communists). I was awakened by my wife swearing at the TV set. Enough is enough, but what the hell can we do? I felt helpless yesterday to do anything. I felt betrayed by the Democrats that voted to take out the benchmarks."

Secret memo shows Israel knew Six Day War was illegal - Independent Online Edition > Middle East

Secret memo shows Israel knew Six Day War was illegal - Independent Online Edition > Middle East: "A senior legal official who secretly warned the government of Israel after the Six Day War of 1967 that it would be illegal to build Jewish settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories has said, for the first time, that he still believes that he was right. "