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Showing posts from September 29, 2007 "Beyond these assumptions lies an even more disturbing thought pattern that has failed to grasp the true nature of the political system in Pakistan. Just because Pakistan was created in the name of Islam and its rulers have Muslim names, no-one should assume that they abide by any Islamic principles. After all, Imam Husain (ra) and his companions were not martyred by mushriks; those who carried out the massacre at Karbala were people with Muslim names who probably offered salah both before and after perpetrating the crime. There is no reason to believe that they did not also fast in the month of Ramadan and fulfil other basic Islamic obligations. The present-day Muslim rulers are much more removed from Islam, despite their Islamic credentials or pretensions, because they are subservient to the kuffar and dependant on them to stay in power."

AlterNet: War on Iraq: The Mega-Lie Called the "War on Terror": A Masterpiece of Propaganda

AlterNet: War on Iraq: The Mega-Lie Called the "War on Terror": A Masterpiece of Propaganda: "The military incursions into Afghanistan and Iraq were not done in retaliation for 9/11. The Bush administration had them clearly in mind upon taking office, and they were set in motion as early as Feb. 3, 2001. That was seven months prior to the attacks on the Trade Towers and the Pentagon, and the objectives of the wars had nothing to do with terrorism."

The Daily Star - Politics - Insurgent attack kills four soldiers in Mogadishu

The Daily Star - Politics - Insurgent attack kills four soldiers in Mogadishu: "MOGADISHU: Four Somali soldiers were killed and several wounded when an army truck was ambushed in the capital, where the government is battling an insurgency, an official and witnesses said Friday. The soldiers were heading to reinforce their colleagues in Mogadishu's Suqaholaha district overnight when they came under attack by rocket-propelled grenades, they said."

US Politicians, Not Ahmadinejad, Have Blood on Their Hands - by Charley Reese

US Politicians, Not Ahmadinejad, Have Blood on Their Hands - by Charley Reese: "Whether you agree with Iran's president or not, he's the wrong guy to try to demonize. First of all, he is not a dictator. He is an elected president with very little power. He has to get past the legislature, and the real power rests with the senior cleric, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Khamenei controls foreign policy and is commander in chief of all of Iran's armed forces. The legislature rejected nearly all of Ahmadinejad's recommendations for ministers. When he tried to allow women to attend soccer games, the clerics overruled him."

American terrorism today.

Two Different Accounts of Deadly Airstrike in Baghdad - New York TimesAs the teams lined up Thursday for the game, neighborhood residents said, a crowd of men gathered to watch. They lighted a large oil lamp which illuminated the street, a small shopping area where grocers and fruit vendors stay open late this time of year.

Two American helicopters hovered overhead, witnesses said.

Moments after the game began, the helicopters opened fire on the crowd, the witnesses said.

Seven men were killed, Sayyid Malik Abadi, the head of the district security committee, who arrived at the scene shortly after the episode, said Friday. He said perhaps an eighth man had died as well, but too many body parts were scattered about to be certain exactly how many were killed.

Iran labels CIA 'terrorist organization' - Yahoo! News

Iran labels CIA 'terrorist organization' - Yahoo! News: "TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's parliament on Saturday approved a nonbinding resolution labeling the CIA and the U.S. Army 'terrorist organizations,' in apparent response to a Senate resolution seeking to give a similar designation to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. The hard-line dominated parliament cited U.S. involvement in dropping nuclear bombs in Japan in World War II, using depleted uranium munitions in the Balkans, Afghanistan and Iraq, supporting the killings of Palestinians by Israel, bombing and killing Iraqi civilians, and torturing terror suspects in prisons.

"The aggressor U.S. Army and the Central Intelligence Agency are terrorists and also nurture terror," said a statement by the 215 lawmakers who signed the resolution at an open session of the Iranian parliament. The session was broadcast live on state-run radio."