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World and US News Links – October 5-8, 2006

Posted by Admin on October 9, 2006

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October 5 – 8, 2006
WORLD NEWS:

TOP STORIES:

NORTH KOREAN NUCLEAR TEST COMPLETED:

UPRISING IN IRAN – CLERIC ARRESTED:

IRAQI POLICE POISONED:

AWARD-WINNING RUSSIAN JOURNALIST & WRITER, ANNA POLITKOVSKAYA, SHOT & FOUND DEAD IN HALLWAY OUTSIDE HER MOSCOW APARTMENT:
[Picture to the right is from Novaya Gazeta The “New Newspaper” for which Ms. Politkovskaya was a “reviewer” – this is translation so her official title could have been reporter or editor.]

TRAFFICKING OF NUCLEAR & RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS:

QUOTE:
     
SEIZURES of smuggled radioactive material capable of making a terrorist “dirty bomb” have doubled in the past four years, according to official figures seen by The Times.
     
Smugglers have been caught trying to traffick dangerous radioactive material more than 300 times since 2002, statistics from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) show. Most of the incidents are understood to have occurred in Europe
     
The disclosures come as al-Qaeda is known to be intensfying [sic] its efforts to obtain a radoactive [sic] device. Last year, Western security services, including M15 and M16, thwarted 16 attempts to smuggle plutonium or uranium. On two occasions small quantities of highly enriched uranium were reported missing. All were feared to have been destined for terror groups. [Cont’d . . .]
     
– “
Seizures of Radioactive Materials Fuel ‘Dirty Bomb’ FearsThe Times Online

IRAN NUCLEAR CRISIS:

IRAN & MEDIA FREEDOM CONCERNS:

RADICAL MUSLIMS RIOT IN FRANCE:

THE CRISIS IN DARFUR:

2002 BALI BOMBINGS:

1998 OMAGH BOMBING TRIAL:

ATTACK ON U.S. EMBASSY IN SYRIA:

WAR, TERRORISM, AND POLITICS AROUND THE WORLD:

AFGHANISTAN:

AL-QAIDA/AL-QAEDA:

AUSTRALIA:

BANGLADESH:

BELGIUM:

BOSNIA:

BRAZIL:

BRITAIN:

CHECHNYA:

CHINA:

COLOMBIA:

CUBA:

CZECH REPUBLIC:

DENMARK:

EAST TIMOR:

EGYPT:

ETHIOPIA:

EUROPEAN UNION (EU):

FRANCE:

  • FRANCE RETREATS ON IMMIGRANTS” – by Doreen Carvajal – The International Herald Tribune (IHT) – The New York Times Company – Neuilly-sur-Seine, France – 5 October 2006

GAZA:

GEORGIA:

GERMANY:

HEZBOLLAH/HIZBULLAH:

INDIA:

INDONESIA:

IRAN:

IRAQ:

ISRAEL:

ITALY:

JAMMU & KASHMIR:

KENYA:

LEBANON:

MALAYSIA:

MOROCCO:

NETHERLANDS:

NIGERIA:

PAKISTAN:

PALESTINE/HAMAS:

PHILIPPINES:

QATAR:

RUSSIA:

SERBIA:

SOMALIA:

SOUTH AFRICA:

SPAIN:

SYRIA:

THAILAND:

TIBET:

TURKEY:

TUNISIA:

  • HIJAB DEBATE HEATS UP IN TUNISIA” – by Mohammad Al-Hamroni, IOL Correspondent – IslamOnline.net (IOL) – Islam Online – Doha, Qatar – 6 October 2006

UKRAINE:

UNITED NATIONS (U.N.)

UZBEKISTAN:

VENEZUELA:

QUOTE:
     
Tens of thousands of people have marched through the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, in support of the main opposition candidate Manuel Rosales.
     
Mr. Rosales will face President Hugo Chavez in December’s presidential poll.
     
The march, which filled the main avenues of the city centre, was the biggest opposition rally Venezuela has seen since early 2004.
     
Then, protesters made an unsuccessful bid to oust Mr. Chavez from power in a recall referendum. [Cont’d…]
     
– “
MASS VENEZUELA OPPOSITION RALLY” – BBC News

AROUND THE WORLD:

EGYPT:

INDIA:

INDONESIA:

PAKISTAN:

SWEDEN:

 

HEALTH & MEDICINE:

HISTORY & SOCIETY:

NATURE, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY:

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT:

UNITED STATES NEWS:

TOP STORIES:

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, & OTHER LANDMARK BUILDINGS DESTROYED BY FIRE IN MEMPHIS, TN:

APEX, NORTH CAROLINA HAZARDOUS WASTE PLANT FIRE:
[If you haven’t seen it already I have comprehensive coverage of this event here at Liberty Rocks. Please see the following posts; 1.) Extremely Dangerous Chemical Fire in Apex, N.C. 2.) Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against EQ Co. for NC Chemical Fire 3.) Copy of Complaint Filed Against EQ Industrial Services (Download & Website Link)]

THE MARK FOLEY SCANDAL & RELATED ITEMS:

TRAGEDY AT NICKEL MINES SCHOOL – MURDER OF AMISH SCHOOLCHILDREN:
[If you haven’t already seen the post, I have published a comprehensive overview with links to other coverage, Obituary, Condolence Books, and Donation Information regarding this tragedy here at LibertyRocks – Please see: SPECIAL REPORT: Amish Children Murdered in Pennsylvania School Shooting – Lancaster County, PA – October 2, 2006 ]

[NOTES: Special Thanks to “Dirtboy” at FreeRepublic.com for many of the articles below…]

9/11 – NEVER FORGET:

PLATTE CANYON SCHOOL TRAGEDY IN BAILEY, COLORADO:
[If you have not already seen it, I have a “Focus Page” published covering the Platte Canyon School Tragedy. This page includes a lot of information including information about the victim Emily Keyes, the perpetrator, and links to; media articles, slideshows, audio, and video coverage, plus more.]

CAZENOVIA SCHOOL SHOOTING:
[If you have not already seen it, I have a “Focus Page” published covering the Cazenovia School Shooting Tragedy. This page includes a lot of information including information about the victim John Klang, the perpetrator; Eric Hainstock, and links to; media articles, slideshows, audio, and video coverage, plus more. Also information on the student killed in a car crash the same day.]

RECENT SCHOOL VIOLENCE RENEWS MANY DEBATES:

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION DEBATE:

MINUTEMAN SPEECH INTERRUPTED BY INTOLERANT PROTESTORS:

FEAR OF THE CROSS? CREW GOES CHRISTIAN HUNTING:

MARYLAND SCHOOL SHOOTING (STUDENT USES PELLET GUN):

JOSE PADILLA CASE:

FORMERLY MISSING EGYPTIAN STUDENTS:

ANTI-GUN ACTIVISM:

ON THE HOMEFRONT:

MILITARY NEWS:
[For more military news be sure not to miss the Official U.S. Publications Section below…]

FOREIGN RELATIONS:

POLITICS & ACTIVISM:

LEGISLATIVE, JUDICIARY & CRIME:

BUSINESS & ECONOMY:

EDUCATION & SCHOOL RELATED:

AROUND THE NATION:

CALIFORNIA:

COLORADO:

  • [COLORADO SPRINGS] COLORADO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT COLLAPSES [,DIES] DURING GAME” – Associated Press (AP) – The Houston Chronicle – The Hearst Corporation – Houston, Texas, US – 7 October 2006
    [NOTES: Fermin Vialpando, 17 years old died shortly after collapsing during a football game on Friday night. The 6-foot-1-inch, 210 lb. center was carrying the ball downfield when he stopped and collapsed. Witnesses say he tried to get back up and then fell again going into a seizure. The school’s athletic director Dave Hogan said that a doctor was at his side within a minute of the episode. According to the AP article, “Vialpando was taken to Memorial Hospital, where he died.” As of publication of the article there has been no official cause of death announced.]

ILLINOIS:

IOWA:

NEW YORK:

TENNESSEE:

VIRGINIA:

ONLINE MAGAZINES & WEBSITE FEATURES:

COLUMNS & EDITORIALS:

NATIONAL BLOG WATCH:

HOT TOPICS IN THE “BLOGOSPHERE”:

THE MARK FOLEY SCANDAL:

  • THE CREW EMAILS – MANY DISCREPANCIES!” – Posted by AJStrata – The Strata-Sphere – US – 6 October 2006
  • CENSORED AGAIN BY ABC NEWS” – Confederate Yankee – US – 6 October 2006
  • THE CONSERVATIVE OUTING MOB” – by Michelle Malkin – MichelleMalkin.com – US – 4 October 2006
  • HOT AIR REPORT: “VIDEO: CNN REPORTS FOLEY VICTIM CALLING DRUDGE PRANK CLAIM ‘FICTION’” – Posted by Ian – Hot Air – Hot Air Network, LLC – US – 6 October 2006

    QUOTE:
         
    [From the Transcript of the video at Hot Air:]
         
    TODD: We asked him [presumably ‘him’ is Attorney Jones who is representing one of Foley’s alleged victims – LR] about that item in the report. He said very clearly he cannot rule that in, he cannot rule that out. He says he is not saying it was not a prank but later in the interview, CNN pressed him on that. He said that he — he does not read the Drudge Report not part of his regular reading and, quote, it sounds like a piece of fiction. It is similar to a comment he made yesterday on that. Also important to note that ABC news says its sources indicate the Drudge Report that their report this is a hoax is not true.
         
    BLITZER
    : He says the Drudge Report item sounds like a piece of fiction?
         
    TODD
    : He did say that, but important to note he says he is not ruling it in or out. [Emphasis added – LR]
         
    – “
    Video CNN reports Foley victim calling Drudge prank claim ‘fiction’” – Hot Air

TERRORIST VIDEOS:

THE WAR ON TERRORISM:

OTHER NEWS & VIEWS:

PRESS RELEASES, STATEMENTS,
RESEARCH REPORTS & TRANSCRIPTS:

OFFICIAL U.S. GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS:

AMERICAN FORCES INFORMATION SERVICE (AFIS) NEWS ARTICLES:

  • POLICE CHIEF SURVIVES ATTACK; SOLDIERS CAPTURE HIGH-VALUE TERRORISTS” – American Forces Press Service – AFIS News Articles @ DoD Website (DefenseLink.mil) – Washington, D.C., US – 6 October 2006
  • RICE ARRIVES IN IRAQ TO DISCUSS PROGRESS, CHALLENGES” – by Donna Miles, American Forces Press Service – AFIS News Articles @ DoD Website (DefenseLink.mil) – Washington, D.C., US – 5 October 2006
  • CHAIRMAN LISTS WAR ON TERROR STORIES NOT BEING COVERED” – by Jim Garamone, American Forces Press Service – AFIS News Articles @ DoD Website (DefenseLink.mil) – Washington, D.C., US – 5 October 2006
  • INDIRECT FIRE CLAIMS FOUR SOLDIERS; DoD IDENTIFIES PREVIOUS CASUALTIES” – American Forces Press Service – AFIS News Articles @ the DoD Website (DefenseLink.mil) – Washington, D.C., US – 5 October 2006
    [NOTES: Prayers for comfort and strength are being said for the families and friends of the following U.S. Soldiers whose deaths have been announced by the DoD recently. We thank all of these brave heroes for their service to our country and the cause of Freedom. May you all rest in peace. Sincerely, Michelle K. & Family]
         
    Marine Capt. Justin D. Peterson, 32, of Davisburg, Mich., died Oct. 1 from a non-hostile vehicle accident in Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.
         
    Army Sgt. Denise A. Lannaman, 46, of Bayside, N.Y., died at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, on Oct. 1 from a non-combat related incident. Lannaman was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1569th Transportation Company, Newburgh, N.Y.
         
    Army Sgt. Joseph W. Perry, 23, of Alpine, Calif., died on Oct. 2 in Muhallah, Iraq, when his mounted patrol came in contact with enemy forces using small-arms fire. Perry was assigned to the 21st Military Police Company, 16th Military Police Brigade, 18th Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C.
         
    Army Spc. Angelo J. Vaccaro, 23, of Deltona, Fla., died Oct. 2 in Korengal, Afghanistan, from injuries suffered during combat operations. Vaccaro was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.
         
    Army Staff Sgt. Jonathan Rojas, 27, of Hammond, Ind., died on Oct. 3 in Baghdad from injuries suffered from enemy small-arms fire while performing security operations. Rojas was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Wainwright, Ala.
         
    Army Staff Sgt. Daniel Isshak, 25, of Alta Loma, Calif., died on Oct. 3 in Tikrit, Iraq, from injuries suffered when his vehicle received enemy small-arms fire at Hawija during combat operations. Isshak was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry, 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
  • OPERATIONS IN IRAQ YIELD WEAPONS, SUSPECTED TERRORISTS” – American Forces Press Service – AFIS News Articles @ the DoD Website (DefenseLink.mil) – Washington, D.C., US – 5 October 2006
  • DEFENSE DEPARTMENT LAUDS TRANSFER IN AFGHANISTAN AS MILESTONE” – American Forces Press Service – AFIS News Articles @ the DoD Website (DefenseLink.mil) – Washington, D.C., US – 5 October 2006
  • PACE SAYS DIFFERING TOUR LENGTHS AFFECT DEPLOYMENT MORALE” – by Jim Garamone, American Forces Press Service – AFIS News Articles @ the DoD Website (DefenseLink.mil) – Washington, D.C., US – 5 October 2006
  • IRAQI PEACE PLAN GIVES CITIZENS RESPONSIBILITY, GENERAL SAYS” – by Sgt. Sara Wood, USA, American Forces Press Service – AFIS News Articles @ the DoD Website (DefenseLink.mil) – Washington, D.C., US – 4 October 2006
  • AIR FORCE MAKING PROGRESS ON ALTERNATIVE FUELS” – by Staff Sgt. Julie Weckerlein, USAF, Specialt to American Forces Press Service – AFIS News Articles @ the DoD Website (DefenseLink.mil) – Washington, D.C., US – 4 October 2006
  • IRAQI SOLDIERS PREVENT ATTACK, DETAIN 27 SUSPECTS” – American Forces Press Service – AFIS News Articles @ the DoD Website (DefenseLink.mil) – Washington, D.C., US – 4 October 2006
  • SOLDIER KILLED; DoD IDENTIFIES PREVIOUS CASUALTIES” – American Forces Press Service – AFIS News Articles @ the DoD Website (DefenseLink.mil) – Washington, D.C., US – 4 October 2006
    [NOTES: Prayers for comfort and strength are being said for the families and friends of the following U.S. Soldiers whose deaths have been announced by the DoD recently. We thank all of these brave heroes for their service to our country and the cause of Freedom. May you all rest in peace. Sincerely, Michelle K. & Family]
         
    ARMY STAFF SGT. JOE A. NARVAEZ, 25, of San Antonio died in Baghdad on Oct. 2 after being shot by enemy forces. Narvaez was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Deivision, based in Schweinfurt, Germany.
         
    Army Pfc. Satieon V. Greenlee, 24, of Pendleton, S.C., died in Baghdad on Oct. 2 as a result of injuries suffered from enemy small-arms fire. Greenlee was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y
         
    Army Pfc. Michael K. Oremus, 21, of Highland, N.Y., died in Baghdad on Oct. 2 after being shot by enemy forces. Oremus was assigned to the 57th Military Police Company, 8th Military Police Brigade, Seoul, Korea
         
    Army Sgt. Mario Nelson, 26, of Brooklyn, N.Y., died in Hit, Iraq, on Oct. 1 from injuries suffered when a rocket-propelled grenade detonated near his vehicle. Nelson was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany.
         
    Marine Cpl. Aaron L. Seal, 23, of Elkhart, Ind., died Oct. 1 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group, South Bend, Ind.
         
    Army Cpl. Chase A. Haag, 22, of Portland, Ore., died in Baghdad on Oct. 1 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Haag was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
         
    Marine Lance Cpl. Christopher B. Cosgrove III, 23, of Cedar Knolls, N.J., died Oct. 1 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Dover, N.J.

FROM THE OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM WEBSITE
(OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF MULTI-NATIONAL FORCE – IRAQ):

FROM THE U.S. DEPT. OF JUSTICE (DOJ):

FROM THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI):

STRANGE & HUMOROUS NEWS:

OLD, BUT INTERESTING NEWS:

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One Response to “World and US News Links – October 5-8, 2006”

  1. Granny said

    You should win an award for this page alone.

    Thank you for all your work.

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