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World and US News Links – October 12 and 13, 2006

Posted by Admin on October 15, 2006

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October 12 & 13, 2006
WORLD NEWS:

TOP STORIES:

KOREAN NUCLEAR THREAT:

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.]

IRAN NUCLEAR CRISIS:

THE DEATH OF BRITISH TV REPORTER FOR ITN; TERRY LLOYD:

LANCET STUDY ON IRAQ DEATHS:

THE POPE & ISLAM:

“HONOR KILLING” IN AUSTRALIA:

OMAGH BOMBING TRIAL:

BESLAN SCHOOL MASSACRE:

MUSLIMS UPSET OVER DANISH VIDEO:

WAR, TERRORISM, AND POLITICS AROUND THE WORLD:

AFGHANISTAN:

AL-QAIDA/AL-QAEDA:

  • EXPERT: BIN LADEN MORE POWERFUL DEAD” – United Press International (UPI) – The Washington Times – The Washington Times LLC – Washington, D.C., US – 11 October 2006

AUSTRALIA:

BOLIVIA:

BRITAIN:

CANADA:

CHECHNYA:

CHINA:

DARFUR:

EAST TIMOR:

EGYPT:

ETHIOPIA:

THE EUROPEAN UNION (EU):

FRANCE:

GAZA:

GEORGIA:

GERMANY:

GREECE:

  • GREECE CONDEMNS ARSON ATTACK ON TURKISH EMBASSY CAR” – Xinhua News Agency – People’s Daily Online – People’s Daily – 12 October 2006
    [NOTES: There was a bombing attack on the car of a diplomatic employee of the Turkish embassy on Wednesday, 11 October 2006. A Greek state official stated that the case is being investigated by the appropriate departments.]

HEZBOLLAH/HIZBULLAH:

INDIA:

INDONESIA:

IRAN:

IRAQ:

ISRAEL:

ITALY:

JAMMU & KASHMIR:

JEMAAH ISLAMIAH (JI):

  • JI ‘NOT STRONGER’, SAYS DOWNER” – Australian Associated Press (AAP) – News.com.au – News Limited – Sydney, New South Wales, Australia – 12 October 2006

LEBANON:

MOROCCO:

NIGERIA:

PAKISTAN:

PALESTINE/HAMAS:

PHILIPPINES:

QATAR:

RUSSIA:

SOMALIA:

SPAIN:

  • PETROL BOMB ATTACKS IN DONOSTIA AND BARAKALDO” – EITB 24 News (eitb24.com) – Euskadi, Spain – 12 October 2006
  • BOMB CLEAN-UP 40 YEARS ON” – The Age – Fairfax Digital – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia – 12 October 2006
    [NOTES: Radioactive snails have been found on a site in South-eastern Spain where hydrogen bombs were accidently dropped following a mid-air collision between a bomber and a refuelling craft in 1966. A new joint clean-up opeartion between the US and Spain may be started after this new development.]

SRI LANKA:

THAILAND:

UKRAINE:

UNITED NATIONS (UN):

THE VATICAN:

VENEZUELA:

THE WEST BANK:

AROUND THE WORLD:

BRAZIL:

BRITAIN:

CANADA:

CHINA:

EGYPT:

FRANCE:

INDONESIA:

PERU:

RUSSIA:

SWEDEN:

THAILAND:

HEALTH & MEDICINE:

HISTORY & SOCIETY:

NATURE, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY:

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT:

UNITED STATES NEWS:

TOP STORIES:

1st TREASON CASE FILED IN OVER 50 YEARS – ADAM GADAHN:
[Also please see the information from the FBI in the Official U.S. Government Publications section in the Round-up for October 11, 2006 here at Liberty Rocks.]

RIOT AT HIGH SCHOOL IN FONTANA, CA:

NY PLANE CRASH THAT KILLED CORY LIDLE & FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR, TYLER STANGER:

PRINCIPAL KILLED AT WESTON HIGH SCHOOL IN CAZENOVIA, WISCONSIN
[If you haven’t already seen it I have created a “Focus Page” for information about this incident. You can access the page here; “School Shooting at Weston HS – Cazenovia, WI – September 29, 2006“]

  • ATTORNEYS MEET IN SCHOOL SHOOTING CASE” – The Associated Press (AP) – Ch. 15 WMTV-TV (NBC – NBC15.Madison.com) – Gray Television – Madison, Wisconsin, US – 13 October 2006
    [NOTES: The prosecuting attorney, and defense attorney for 15-year-old Eric Hainstock who is charged with the murder of Weston Schools Principal John Klang met together in a private meeting, without a judge in Sauk County, Wisconsin on Friday. They did not reveal anything about their discussion with reporters.]

TRAGEDY AT PLATTE CANYON HIGH SCHOOL:
[If you haven’t already seen it, I have a “Focus Page” about this particular incident which includes a lot of information on the incident. You can see the page here: “Platte Canyon High School Tragedy Info & Resources” – Liberty Rocks Blog]

  • TIMELINE SHOWS GUNMAN CASED SCHOOL BEFORE SHOOTING” – by Rick Sallinger – Ch. 4 KCNC-TV (CBS – CBS4Denver.com) – CBS Television Stations, Inc. – Denver, Colorado – 12 October 2006
  • CBI [COLORADO BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION] UPDATES PLATTE COUNTY FATAL SHOOTING PROBE – Questions remain about suspect’s motives” – by Scott Harrison – Ch. 13 KRDO-TV ( – KRDOTV.com) – Colorado Springs/Pueblo, Colorado, US – 11 October 2006
    [NOTES: The article indicates that the case investigation so far has provided 124 interviews, 178 items of evidence, 144 tips of information, and has produced seven search warrants. Authorities are however still unsure of how Morrison entered the school undeterred, or what his motive was. New security procedures have been implemented at the school since the tragedy. The Colorado Director of Public Safety Joe Morales told KRDO that the department has provided $127,000 to Bailey-area victims for counseling and/or medical they needed following the incident. They are hoping to make more funds available. (I will try to find out if there is donation information or a fund available to contribute. I will add this information to the Focus Page if I find it.)]

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 (I hope to be able to update this post over the weekend…]

MICHELLE GARDNER-QUINN’S BODY FOUND (STUDENT MISSING FROM UNIV. OF VERMONT):

E. COLI TAINTED SPINACH OUTBREAK:

SCHOOL SHOOTING IN JOPLIN, MISSOURI:

  • FEDERAL CHARGES AGAINST FATHER OF STUDENT IN MIDDLE SCHOOL SHOOTING” – The Associated Press (AP) – Ch. 7 KHQA-TV (CBS – KHQA.com) – Barrington Broadcasting – Hannibal, Missouri, US – 13 October 2006
    [NOTES: 44-year-old Gregory Lynn White, father of the 13-year-old charged in the school shooting at Joplin middle school, was arrested and charged with federal felony charges related to being a felon in possession of a gun on Friday. He was released on $5,000 bond, but did not enter a plea when he appeared in court. When police searched his home after the school shooting they reportedly found five rifles, two shotguns, and a pistol. White had been previously convicted of two felonies – burglary in Florida, and possession of a controlled substance in California. According to federal law, a person convicted of a crime with a sentence of more than one year in prison are barred from possession of firearms. His 13-year-old son has been charged with first-degree assault, armed criminal action and making terrorist threats. The 13-year-old will be tried in juvenile court.]

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION & BORDER SECURITY ISSUES:

FOLEY SCANDAL:

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:

ALABAMA:

CALIFORNIA:

COLORADO:

  • Grand Junction, CO:GUILTY PLEA IN JUNCTION BOMB CASE” – by Jon Sarche, The Associated Press (AP) – The Denver Post (DenverPost.com) – Media News Group (MNG) – Denver, Colorado, US – 13 October 2006

FLORIDA:

IOWA:

KANSAS:

  • Emporia, KS: VICTIM OF LYON COUNTY HOUSE EXPLOSION IDENTIFIED [GERALDINE RICHARD WAS IDENTIFIED IN A FIRE DEPT. NEWS RELEASE]” – The Associated Press (AP) – The Witchita Eagle (Kansas.com) – Witchita, Kansas, US – 13 October 2006
  • Emporia, KS: HOUSE EXPLOSION UPDATE” – by Marla Carter – Ch. 13 WIBW-TV (CBS – WIBW.com) – Gray Television – Topeka, Kansas – 12 October 2006
    [NOTES: Emporia Police Chief Jack Taylor reports that a body was found within the remnants of a house that suffered and explosion on Thursday. There body has not been identified, and it is not known if the body was one of the residents or not. Many agencies are still investigating the fire which occurred at approximately 12:30 p.m. on October 12, 2006.]

LOUISIANA:

MARYLAND:

MICHIGAN:

MINNESOTA:

NEVADA:

NEW YORK:

NORTH DAKOTA:

OHIO:

  • Olmstead Township, OH:POLICE INVESTIGATE PHOTOSHOPPED IMAGE ON MySpace” – Ch. 3 WKYC-TV (NBC – WKYC.com) – Gannett Co. Inc. – Cleveland, Ohio, US – 13 October 2006
    [NOTES: An Olmstead Township girl had her MySpace account hacked into, and a previously normal picture of herself was photoshopped into something pornographic and then uploaded to replace the original picture. The police are searching for the offender. Police did execute a search warrant and confiscated some emails and a hard drive for further investigating, but so far no charges have been filed in the case. If police figure out who did the image manipulation they could face charges of “pandering obscenity”. Unfortunately, as the article states, the victim has already suffered from this attack, and will likely be embarrassed by the incident for the rest of her life. Lesson to learn? Always be careful what you make available on the internet about yourself, and always keep your user names and passwords private. It should be noted that police are not sure how the perpetrator gained access to her accont, or at least the exact details were not in the article.]
         
  • Cincinnati, OH:WOMAN ATTACKED AFTER AUTO ACCIDENT – A 19-year-old woman was physically and sexually attacked after an auto accident on her way home from work Friday morning” – ONN (OhioNewsNow.com) – The Ohio News Network, Inc. – Columbus, Ohio, US – 13 October 2006
    [NOTES: The woman’s car was rear-ended by a maroon or red compact car as she traveled home from work on Friday morning (there is no time indicated in article). When she pulled in to the White Oak Christian Church Parking Lot on Blue Rock Road in Cincinnati she was attacked by the driver of the other car. The suspected perpetrator is described as being male, bi-racial (Asian & black), approximately 22-23 years old, about 5’8″ to 5’9″ tall, with a shaven head, a light complexion, and wearing a red or maroon polo shirt. The woman reports the suspect was also wearing diamond earrings in both ears. The maroon or red compact car should have some minor damage to the front end. Police are asking anyone with possible tips to call the East End, Ohio CrimeStoppers Line at (513) 352-3040.]
         
  • Sharonville, OH: TRANSCRIPT OF 911 CALL [RE: REPORT OF SEXUAL ASSAULT]” – Cincinnati.com/The Enquirer (news.Enquirer.com) – Gannett Co. Inc. – Cincinnati, Ohio, US – 12 October 2006

PENNSYLVANIA:

TENNESSEE:

TEXAS:

  • Irving, TX: POLICE RELEASE SKETCH OF CROSS-DRESSING ATTACKER” – Ch. 5 KXAS-TV (NBC – NBC5i.com) – NBC Universal, Inc. & LIN Television – Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, US – 12 October 2006
    [NOTES: The sketch to the right is the sketch released by the police from the KXAS-TV Website. Click on the picture to see full-size.]

VIRGINIA:

COLUMNS & EDITORIALS:

QUOTE:
     
[. . .]On September 26, 2006, The Center for Individual Rights (CIR), a right-leaning public interest law firm, filed suit on behalf of a white high school student named Emily Smith. She applied for and was accepted to the Urban Journalism Workshop (“urban” is code for black) hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University, and sponsored by the university, the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund, and the Richmond Times Dispatch.
     
According to CIR, the co-director of the program rescinded the offer after she found out that Smith was white.
     
Anyone of average intelligence can understand that what the co-director did was illegal. No matter how noble the reasons, it is unconstitutional to discriminate against people because of the color of their skin. But left-leaning journalists and liberals who run universities frame the debate around so-called tolerance and diversity, which is meant to obscure the fact that blatant discrimination is going on. [Cont’d . . .]
     
– “
White Student Sues for Racial Discrimination” – Townhall.com

ONLINE MAGAZINES & WEBSITE FEATURES:

NATIONAL BLOG WATCH:

HOT TOPICS IN THE “BLOGOSPHERE”:

COLUMBIA CUTS GUEST LIST BY EMAIL – MANY PRE-REGISTERED ATTENDEES DENIED ADMITTANCE TO SHOEBAT LECTURE:

9/11 – NEVER FORGET –

SOUTH PARK FEATURES 9/11 CONSPIRACY THEORIES PARODY EPISODE – Air Date: October 11, 2006 – You can download video clips, audio, and still images from the South Park Episode Guide – Episode: 1009 – “Mystery of the Urinal Deuce“. See below for the “Blogosphere’s Reaction” and links to see the episode, and clips…

  • VIDEO: SOUTH PARK SLAMS 9/11 TRUTHERS [FULL EPISODE]” – by Greg Tinti – The Political Pit Bull – US – 12 October 2006
    [
    WARNING: There is some graphic violence in this video, and although I haven’t yet had time to review the entire episode, knowing South Park’s regular MO I will also advise that there is most likely language and some situations that may offend some. Unless you are familiar with South Park, or are not easily offended by “off-color” humor and some foul language it may be best to skip this particular video — Take my word for it though, in the clip I saw (linked below at Hot Air) they do a great job of sticking it to the “911 Truthers Crowd”… ]
         
  • VIDEO: South PARK SPOOFS TRUTHER MORONS” – by AllahPundit – Hot Air – Hot Air Nework LLC – US – 11 October 2006
    [NOTES:
    WARNING: There is animated graphic violence in this clip — it is not family-friendly, nor is it work safe.]
         
  • WHAT COULD BE FUNNIER THAN AN EPISODE OF SOUTH PARK THAT MAKES FUN OF 9/11 “TRUTHERS”?” – by John – WuzzaDem Blog – US – 11 October 2006
    [NOTES: WuzzaDem takes a look at what the real “9/11 Truthers” are saying in response to the South Park Episode calling attention to their cause… Special thanks to Pit Bull who linked to this blog posting from his post.]

INDOCTRINATION AT U.S. UNIVERSITIES – A SPECIAL SERIES BY DAVID HOROWITZ at FrontPage Magazine & DiscoverTheNetworks.org:

OTHER NEWS & VIEWS:

PRESS RELEASES, STATEMENTS,
RESEARCH REPORTS & TRANSCRIPTS:

MULTIMEDIA LINKS (IMAGES, AUDIO & VIDEO):

MISCELLANEOUS WEBSITES OF INTEREST:

  • NO TERROR” – < http://www.noterror.info > – Be sure to watch the On-Air Campaign Videos – I cannot read the arabic writing, but in this case I don’t think words are needed. These are powerful images that show the true nature of violence and terror visited upon innocent women and children by Extremists and self-proclaimed “Islamic Jihadists”. As the motto of the site says – “Terrorism Has No Religion“…
    [NOTES: I found this site via this article in the Toronto Sun; “
    Splashy Ad Shows Suicide Bombing” by The Associated Press (AP) – 12 October 2006. It seems that due to the high-tech effects used in the commercials some are suggesting that these videos were made by the U.S. Government. I have no idea if this is true, but even if it was, the message is still truthful…]

* – Al Jazeera News is considered by many to be blatantly biased towards the “Islamic Jihadi Efforts (Terrorist Activities)” in the Middle East. Please keep this in mind when visiting the website.

~ DISCLAIMER ~
Opinions expressed in the items linked to in this post are that of the individual authors and do not necessarily reflect my opinions. Some editorials (and articles) linked to on this site are done with the intention of furthering knowledge of differing opinions, and encouraging debate on important issues.

Also, please keep in mind that some news sources linked may require more scrutiny than others when relying on the truthfulness of information contained in them; particularly those news outlets such as Foreign Government Controlled News Agencies, or political party websites.

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