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Google removed Abu Trika’s “Sympathize with Gaza” images from the internet :: www.uruknet.info :: informazione dall'Iraq occupato :: news from occupie

Google removed Abu Trika’s “Sympathize with Gaza” images from the internet :: www.uruknet.info :: informazione dall'Iraq occupato :: news from occupied Iraq :: - it: "Reported on Saudi newspaper AL-Watan, Israel pressured Google to remove all the images of Egyptian footballer Abu Trika showing his T-shirt with the text 'Sympathize with Gaza' [also confirmed by Al-Arabiya…or you can do the search by yourself]."

AlterNet: Rights and Liberties: Welcome to America ... You're Under Arrest

AlterNet: Rights and Liberties: Welcome to America ... You're Under Arrest: "Tales of a Pakistani immigrant dealing with racial profiling, the Patriot Act and the INS as he tries to make a life in New York City."
Mr. Sampson, I Presume?

It was about five years ago. I was returning from Pakistan and standing in the immigration line at JFK, completely exhausted after a 20-hour flight. When my turn came up at the counter, the INS agent looked at my papers, typed a few things into his computer, and then asked me to follow him to a large room at the side of the immigration hall. I was informed that I was being detained. Two agents handcuffed me and led me to another smaller room. When I asked what I had done. They said things like, "Oh, you know what you've done. We know who you are."

"Who am I? What have I done?"

"You should know that better than we do, now shouldn't you?"

Asia Times Online :: South Asia news, business and economy from India and Pakistan

Asia Times Online :: South Asia news, business and economy from India and Pakistan: "The strongly built Libi was a committed warrior for the cause of jihad in Afghanistan. Even Pakistani military officers acknowledged his guerrilla fighting skills and his ability to rally his men; they called him a 'true mujahid'.

On several occasions, Pakistan security forces had him cornered, but each time he managed to escape. He would then send messages to army officers, saying he could have caused havoc in their ranks but he would never fight against a Muslim and preferred to escape.

Taliban commander Mullah Dadullah, now killed, claimed the attack on Bagram last year, but Asia Times Online investigations at the time found it was Libi who had planned the attack. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) later confirmed this. Likewise, all major operations claimed by Afghan commanders, especially those led by Sirajuddin Haqqani, were in fact to the credit of Libi."

Iraq of '08 eerily like Vietnam of '68 -- Page 2 -- Times Union - Albany NY

Iraq of '08 eerily like Vietnam of '68 -- Page 2 -- Times Union - Albany NYBorrowing a page from the playbook of Lawrence of Arabia, the United States has put the Shiite militias and Sunni tribes on the U.S. payroll. Infusions of cold cash, in a conflict already costing more than $2 billion a week, have created a welfare warfare state, with many of Iraq's insurgent forces being fed, trained and equipped by the United States. But incorporating one-time insurgents into U.S.-backed paramilitary groups guarantees neither their future loyalty nor the future stability of Iraq. Leaders of the Shiite and Sunni militias know full well that the number of U.S. boots on the ground will be going down later this year, which is when the real battle for control of neighborhoods, cities, regions, and oil will begin in earnest.