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Psychopath Charles Krauthammer sez: Iraq was begging for it!

This week, Charles Krauthammer returns to his favorite theme of late: Iraq -- it's all the fault of the bloody wogs.


Best of the Web: What 'Israel's right to exist' means to Palestinians

Recognition would imply acceptance that they deserve to be treated as subhumans.

Since the Palestinian elections in 2006, Israel and much of the West have asserted that the principal obstacle to any progress toward Israeli-Palestinian peace is the refusal of Hamas to "recognize Israel," or to "recognize Israel's existence," or to "recognize Israel's right to exist."

Bad Guys

SOTT Focus: On This Day 1972: Bloody Sunday, Derry, N. Ireland

British Justice. Bloody Sunday, Derry, Jan 1972. That was then.

A civil rights march by 15,000 Irish Catholics in the city of Derry was attacked by members of the British paratroop regiment. Under direct orders to "get some kills", the British soldiers opened fire on unarmed demonstrators, killing thirteen including six children. Five of the dead had been shot in the back. One demonstrator was shot twice in the back as he lay wounded on the ground. Another was shot at close range in the face. There was also evidence to suggest that some soldiers had used modified 'dum dum' bullets that create a larger wound with greater blood loss and trauma.

All the dead were unarmed members of the civilian community.


China missile test was legal

Near-Earth orbit has become a more dangerous place, after the People's Republic of China became the third nation to test an anti-satellite weapon.

While Beijing has been silent on the matter, US intelligence sources say a medium-range ballistic missile was launched from China's Xichang space centre in Sichuan province on 11 January. The weapon is believed to have had a hardened warhead, which smashed into and ripped apart a defunct Chinese weather satellite flying at an altitude of 850 kilometres.

Star of David

SOTT Focus: The Myth Of The Palestinian Suicide Bomber

While the Israeli government has turned the Gaza strip and West Bank regions of Palestine into virtual prison camps, there is one section of the Palestinian community that appears to enjoy unhindered freedom of movement and a blind eye form the Israeli camps guards: "suicide bombers".

Today, one of these rare breed allegedly managed to get all the way down to the southern tip of Israel, to the Red Sea resort town of Eilat.

At 9.45 this morning (Eilat time), we are told that a "Palestinian suicide bomber" detonated his explosives in a small bakery, killing three people and himself. As with every other "suicide bombing" attributed to Palestinians over the past 6 years, we are forced to rely only on the claims of Israeli state security forces that each bombing was indeed a "suicide" attack. Such claims are almost always made within minutes of the event, subsequently propagating virus-like around the world's news agencies so that, by the time the world public gets wind of the news, it is already a closed case. There is however much to be gained from looking at the details of these alleged suicide bombings, because when we do, problems with the story invariably arise, not to mention uncomfortable questions.


World War III has already begun, says former Israeli spy chief

A third World War is already underway between Islamic militancy and the West but most people do not realize it, the former head of Israel's intelligence service Mossad said in an interview published in Portugal.

"We are in the midst of a third World War," former Mossad chief Efraim Halevy told weekly newspaper Expresso.

"The world does not understand. A person walks through the streets of Tel Aviv, Barcelona or Buenos Aires and doesn't get the sense that there is a war going on," said Hakevey who headed Mossad between 1998 and 2003.

"During World War I and II the entire world felt there was a war. Today no one is conscious of it. From time to time there is a terrorist attack in Madrid, London and New York and then everything stays the same."

Violence by Islamic militants has already disrupted international travel and trade just as in the previous two world conflicts, he said.

Halevy, who was raised in war-time London, predicted it would take at least 25 years before the battle against Islamic fundamentalist terrorism is won and during this time a nuclear strike by Islamic militants was likely.

"It doesn't have to be something very sophisticated, It doesn't have to be the latest nuclear technology, it can be something simple like a dirty bomb which instead of killing millions only kills tens of thousands," he said.

Comment: While the idea that World War III is already underway between the West and "Islamic militants" is laughable in the extreme, it is true that a third world war is the last stages of planning. However, as was the case with the previous two world wars, the next major conflagration will be the product of lies, manipulation and an unprovoked and unjustified attack on Iran by the American and Israeli governments. We should also take note of the comment by Halevy that "Islamic militants" will use some form of nuclear weapon: "it doesn't have to be the latest nuclear technology, it can be something simple like a dirty bomb which instead of killing millions only kills tens of thousands". A little prophecy on the part of the ex-Mossad chief perhaps? After all, he should know all about deception and the art of needless war.

Magic Wand

SOTT Focus: MI6 And The Media - Manipulators Of The Mind

We all know how Iraq bit the dust, or at least we should. It was, to a large extent, the result of a "sexed up" dossier on Saddam's alleged ability to fire WMDs at the UK within 45 minutes. One of the chief architects of this, then Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) John Scarlett, has recently been honored with a Knighthood for his duplicity, I believe he said something like: 'thank you your highness, just doing my job.'


SOTT Focus: Making rights wrong: U.S. Attorney General on Habeas Corpus

©Corky Trinidad - Star Bulletin

In a recent article in the Baltimore Sun, Robert Parry felt compelled to draw attention to some very alarming comments made by US attorney general Alberto Gonzales:


Surging toward the holy oil grail

"I see the imminent death of 20,000 men,
That, for a fantasy and trick of fame,
Go to their graves like beds ...
O, from this time forth,
My thoughts be bloody, or be nothing worth."
Hamlet, Act IV; according to White House spin part of reading-adverse President George W Bush's book list during the summer of 2006.

Heart - Black

SOTT Focus: Democracy Decapitated In Iraq

For an excellent example of what the US government has created in Iraq, we need look no further than the gruesome hanging and "accidental" decapitation of two of Saddam Hussein's aides.