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World and US News Links – September 20 and 21, 2006

Posted by Admin on September 22, 2006

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September 20 & 21, 2006
WORLD NEWS:

TOP STORIES:

MILITARY TAKEOVER IN THAILAND:

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World and US News Links – September 19, 2006

Posted by Admin on September 21, 2006

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September 19, 2006
WORLD NEWS:

TOP STORIES:

BIG DAY AT THE UNITED NATIONS:
[Also see the Official U.S. Government Publications for official transcripts and background information about the President’s speech to the U.N.]

THE POPE & ISLAM:

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World and US News Links – September 17 and 18 (Part II)

Posted by Admin on September 20, 2006

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September 17 & 18, 2006 (Part II)
WORLD NEWS:

TOP STORIES:

THE POPE & ISLAM:

  • KASHMIR CITY SHUTS IN PROTEST OVER POPE’S REMARKS” – Reuters – The Washington Post – The Washington Post Company – Arlington, Virginia, US – 18 September 2006
  • U.S. MUSLIM GROUP [COUNCIL ON ISLAMIC RELATIONS (CAIR)] URGES MORE DIALOGUE” – United Press International (UPI) – United Press International, Inc. – Washington, D.C., US -18 September 2006
  • RUSSIA’S PUTIN CALLS FOR RESTRAINT IN POPE-MUSLIM CONFLICT” – Mos News – MosNews.com – Moscow, Russia – 18 September 2006
    [NOTES: I hope one of my readers will correct me if I’m wrong, but the picture that accompanies this article looks like a photoshop of Putin in long white hair, long beard, and a white robe. If that’s really him being mocked in the photo, I just have to say that it’s solid proof things have changed at least a little in Russia in regards to Freedom of Speech Issues — I would imagine this would’ve gotten the paper shut-down, and the creator of the picture a long stint in Siberia back in the days of the Iron Curtain.]

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World and US News Links – September 17 & 18 (Part I)

Posted by Admin on September 19, 2006

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September 17 & 18, 2006 (Part I)
WORLD NEWS:

TOP STORIES:

THE POPE & ISLAM:

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More OU Bombing Case Information Available (Re-Published Posts)

Posted by Admin on September 18, 2006

Dear Readers,

I have added several more pages of information that were formerly available at my old blog; “On Politics and Other Random Thoughts”. I have yet to discover a way to make my downloads (.pdf documents and .zip files) available. I will be researching this over the next few days. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Also please remember a large list of article links related to the OU Bombing Case can be found on the OU Bombing Focus Page.

Here are links to the re-published information currently available here at the Liberty Rocks Blog:

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OU Bombing – Comprehensive Summary (Re-Published)

Posted by Admin on September 18, 2006

Now Available at the Liberty Rocks Blog…

OU Bombing – A Comprehensive Summary

The above page was originally published at my old blog, “On Politics & Other Random Thoughts”, which was hosted at a free service which has subsequently “gone under”. With the anniversary of this event swiftly approaching I thought it would be worthwhile to republish this information.

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World and US News Links – September 11 – 16, 2006

Posted by Admin on September 16, 2006

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September 11-16, 2006
WORLD NEWS:

TOP STORIES:

SADDAM & AL QAEDA LINKED:

QUOTE:

WASHINGTON — A deputy prime minister of Iraq yesterday offered a sharp contradiction of the conventional wisdom here that Saddam Hussein’s Iraq and Al Qaeda had no connection before the 2003 war, flatly contradicting a recent report from the Senate’s intelligence committee.

In a speech in which he challenged the belief of war critics that Iraqis’ lives are now worse than under Saddam Hussein, Barham Salih said, “The alliance between the Baathists and jihadists which sustains Al Qaeda in Iraq is not new, contrary to what you may have been told.” He went on to say, “I know this at first hand. Some of my friends were murdered by jihadists, by Al Qaeda-affiliated operatives who had been sheltered and assisted by Saddam’s regime.”

A Kurdish politician who took his high school exams from inside a Baathist prison, Mr. Salih said he was the target of the alliance between jihadists, Baathists, and Al Qaeda in 2001, when a group known as Ansar al-Islam tried to assassinate him. In 2002, envoys of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, one of the two Kurdish parties sharing sovereignty over northern Iraq between the two Iraq wars, presented the CIA with evidence that the organization that tried to kill Mr. Salih had been in part funded and directed by Saddam Hussein’s Republican Guard.

Those words directly contradict a recent report from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that declassified a 2005 CIA assessment of Iraq’s pre-war ties to Al Qaeda and found that none existed. In an interview after the speech yesterday, Mr. Salih said he was unaware of the CIA assessment. But he added, “There were links between Ansar al-Islam and Al Qaeda. The information at time [in 2002] was quite different. Now, we could not prove this in a court of law, but this is intelligence.” [. . .]

– “Iraqi Official Testifies to Links Between Saddam and Al Qaeda” – The New York Sun

MONTREAL SCHOOL SHOOTING:

IRAN NUCLEAR CRISIS:

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Something to Ponder: Has Radical Feminism Paved the Way for Islam in America?

Posted by Admin on September 14, 2006

SOMETHING TO PONDER…
HAS RADICAL FEMINISM PAVED THE WAY
FOR ISLAM IN AMERICA?
Updated: 9/17/06 1:00 a.m. – Added several links under Current Events

Most often we only see and speak of the danger of Islam in terms of the radical, violent elements that plague our world. However, there is something even more sinister afoot within the world of Islam – the ability to trick a woman into thinking she is safer following the teachings of Mohammed, but instead leading her into a world of true slavery and abuse.

I have often pondered myself why the left and feminists in particular would insist on defending a society where the subjugation of women is astounding. It is far worse than anything the feminists in the 70s were fighting against while I was growing up. Islam itself is a culture in which for example, rape is prosecuted as adultery with the punishment against the woman being death by stoning. That is, unless a woman has four male witnesses that actually observed the act in question — including the act of penetration itself. (If the woman is Muslim, the witnesses must be Muslim men as well.)

Still, Islam finds among its “devout” some women in America as well as other “westernized” cultures. What is the attraction? Could it be that western men have become too feminized by their attempts to appease the “modern woman”? Could it be that some women yearn for the protection and classical family structure of the past?

I have a hunch that women are drawn to Islam because it appears to the outsider that these are more classical men. That Islamic males revere their women and believe in “protecting” them from harm – even that of a roving salacious eye. However, when one looks deeper it becomes frighteningly obvious that most of these men consider women as their possessions, indeed that is what they are taught by some of their clerical leaders – that women truly belong to their husbands in every sense of the word, and their very life is in his hands.

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