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Bush Jealous: Malaki And Karzai Warm Up To Iran, Watch Out For Cheney

Posted by bosskitty on August 12, 2007

Bush breaks up Iran-Iraq love-in Correspondents in Washington and Tehran
US President George W. Bush yesterday told Tehran there would “be a price to pay” for meddling in Iraq and warned Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki against cosying up to the leaders of Iran.

Amid what Washington sees as unsettling signs of warming Baghdad-Tehran relations, Mr Bush said he was not surprised at pictures yesterday that showed cordial meetings between Mr Maliki and top Iranian leaders in Tehran, but he said he hoped the Shia leader was delivering a tough message.

“You don’t want the picture to be kind of, you know, ducking it out” when on a diplomatic mission, he said, putting up his fists like a boxer.

“If the signal is that Iran is constructive, I will have to have a heart-to-heart with my friend the Prime Minister because I do not believe they are,” Mr Bush said.
Mr Bush’s comments came just days after he disagreed sharply with Afghan President Hamid Karzai about Iran’s influence after Mr Karzai called Tehran a positive force in combating extremists in his country.
Iraq PM calls emergency summit correspondents in Baghdad | August 13, 2007
PRIME Minister Nuri al-Maliki overnight called on senior leaders in Iraq’s bitterly divided communities to hold crisis talks this week in an effort to save his fraying national unity government.
His latest attempt to bring the leaders of the warring communites under one roof came at a time when the American military declared that five more of its troops battling to bring security to war-torn Iraq had been killed.
“I have invited major political leaders to a meeting to discuss substantial matters,” Mr Maliki said in a televised speech.
“Tomorrow or the day after tomorrow could be the first meeting for these leaders to discuss the political program and important strategic problems,”   the embattled Shiite prime minister said.

The last thing King George and Lord Cheney want is for Iraq’s neighbors to kiss and make up. Watch closely while Cheney’s Blackwater/KBR/CIA goons do something to screw this neighbors night out in the Middle East. Cheney has a plan, whether Bush goes along or not. Can’t have peace breaking out before we are through destroying everything in sight. Got to make good on the promises made to our ‘war profiteers’. We must pay them for contracts never met – we only have a short time left before someone demands accountability. INCENTIVE FOR UNSCRUPULOUS BEHAVIOR is what has kept this ‘A-Bomb-A-Nation’ in office. The clock is counting down. Watch out for the UNSCRUPULOUS terrorist production coming to a city near you.

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Transexual Pakistani Update

Posted by bosskitty on August 4, 2007

Jailed same-sex couple appeal to Musharraf

A court on Monday jailed Pakistan’s first publicly acknowledged same-sex couple for three years for perjury – prompting the defendants to ask the president for help.

The couple clutched at each others arms with expressions of disbelief on their faces, but vowed their love would survive the separation.

The couple, who married last year, had approached the Lahore High Court for protection against harassment by Tariq’s relatives. However, the judge accused them of lying about the gender of Raj, 31.

Same-sex marriage case: Transsexual Shumail Raj freed on bail

* Shahzina’s father threatens to ‘teach the couple a lesson’

LAHORE: Shumail Raj, a transsexual who is the centre of same-sex marriage and is sentenced for perjury, was released on bail from the Kot Lakhpat jail on Monday.
The prison authorities let Shumail leave with his mother and brother and the family immediately left for Faisalabad.

The Lahore High Court (LHC) sentenced Shumail to three years of imprisonment on May 28. The prison authorities had confined him to a separate room in the women’s block and had treated him as a woman. His perjury sentence was appealed at the Supreme Court, which allowed him bail. However, even after the bail grant, Shumail was kept in custody because he could not come up with bail bonds. After an 18-day period of being granted bail, his mother was able to take him home.

When approached by reporters, his mother and brother refused to comment. However, Shumail expressed happiness over the release. He said Shahzina’s (counterpart in the same-sex marriage) father was threatening him and asking him to put his act together or else he would “teach the couple a lesson”. He also said that the threats would not stop him from continuing to fight the case, however he demanded police protection.

He alleged that the Kot Lakhpat jail’s administration tortured him mentally by tying him up and locking him in a separate cell.

The case started with Shumail and Shahzina, who got married on September 9, 2006, reporting to the sessions court that Shahzina’s father, Tariq Hussain and a couple of policemen were harassing them. The additional sessions judge (ASJ) ruled in the couple’s favour, however the pestering continued. The couple then appealed to the LHC. When the matter came to LHC, Tariq told the judge that Shumail was a transman, earlier named Nazia, and he had had his breasts and uterus removed. The judge directed for confirmation and Tariq’s allegation proved to be correct.

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    ISLAMABAD, June 28: Supreme Court has suspended 3-year punishment awarded by Lahore High Court to two girls Shumail Raj and Shazia Tariq on their involvement in same sex marriage and issued orders for their release on bail against surety bonds of Rs 50,000 each besides admitting their appeal for regular hearing. Dr Babar Awan appeared on behalf of Shumail Raj and Shazia Tariq. He argued that one could be sentenced to 7 years term if one was charge sheeted or to jail term of 3 months if one was not charge sheeted. The decision given by the judge of Lahore High Court reflects that he indicted them in haste and anger and then awarded punishment. Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan observed it was incomprehensible to him if both were girls then why one of them was sent to male ward and other in female ward.

    This is an interesting development in Islamic Law. The conflict between democratic espoused human rights versus Pakistani Islamic legal system seems to be ongoing. If Islamic culture allows parents to take the law into their own hands, then there is no law. Respect for a constitution based legal system takes second place to religious law in a Theocracy. There may as well be no constitution at all. This is what could happen in America if we don’t open our eyes and protect our constitution from religious interlopers.

    Posted in Arab Nations, civil liberties, civil rights, Fundamentalist, Holy War, Islam, Islamabad, Lahore High Court, Law, Musharraf, Pakistan, Politics, Religion, Shazia Tariq, Shumail Raj, trans-sexuality | 3 Comments »

    Darfur Refugees – Where Will They Go Now

    Posted by bosskitty on July 9, 2007

    Border anarchy Jerusalem Post, Israel
    Among the more disconcerting anomalies in the judgmental pronouncements by purported human-rights advocates is their scathing criticism of Israel in recent

    ‘Israel creating unnecessary drama’ Ynetnews, Israel
    Sudanese minister promises his country ‘will find the way to deal with refugees’. Israel to continue aiding those fleeing Darfur until international

    Wolfson doctors volunteer to treat refugees Jerusalem Post, Israel –
    By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH A large number of physicians from Wolfson Medical Center in Holon volunteered this week to treat refugees from Darfur and Sudan who

    Government to set up tent city for Darfur refugees Ynetnews, Israel –
    The government will set up a tent city in the Negev to house dozens of Sudanese refugees who infiltrate Israel from Egypt almost daily, Internal Security

    Israel Grappling With Influx of Sudanese Refugees CNSNews.com, VA
    By Julie Stahl Jerusalem (CNSNews.com) – The word has spread among Sudanese and other African refugees and job seekers that Israel — the only democracy in

    Egyptian Police Cracks Down on Illegal African FOX News –
    EL-ARISH, Egypt — Some 37 Africans, mostly refugees from Darfur, were arrested Friday in the Sinai Peninsula by Egyptian authorities who said they were

     

    Unwanted in Israel Al Jazerra: By Sherine Tadros at the Egyptian-Israeli border

    More than five hundred Sudanese refugees have fled to Israel in the last two months to escape genocide in Darfur. Now Israel is threatening to deport them.

    No refugee status

    Sigal Rosen, from the hotline for migrant workers in Tel Aviv, said: “The government started arresting the Sudanese under the infiltration law – a law made in emergency times; a law under which there was no possibility to release them for a very long period of detention.

    To Israel, Sudan is an ‘enemy state’, and the Sudanese, ‘enemy nationals’.

    “They aren’t getting refugee status and there are deportation orders hanging over the heads of all of them.

    Identity crisis

    Eytan Schwartz, spokesperson for the Committee for Advancement of Refugees of Darfur (Card), said that Israel has a moral obligation to take the Sudanese in.

    “We are a country founded by refugees, we are a people who were persecuted for thousands of years. We of all people should know what it’s like to be people of a nation that nobody wants to take in.

    “That’s why we have a moral, historical obligation to take them in, even if they’re from an enemy country.”

    But the Israeli government has said the situation is now at a crisis point and closing the border or deporting them back to Egypt may be the only solution.

    But the Israeli government has said the situation is now at a crisis point and closing the border or deporting them back to Egypt may be the only solution.

    Avishai Braverman, a Knesset member, said: “People heard that Israel may be a haven … [But] we are such a small country, we cannot do that. We have our own problems with our own immigrants.

    “You can do certain things, but it’s not in our capacity to solve the problem of all the Sudanese … to say that we can absorb hundreds of thousands when we cannot even take care of our own, that’s a nice world but its unrealistic and unfair.”

    To many, those Sudanese seeking refuge in Israel are viewed as a threat to the Jewish identity.

    “Israel has an identity challenge,” Schwartz said. “We are a Jewish democracy and this is an example, a perfect example, of the negotiation of these two identities.

    “How can you be a democracy with human rights, with values of accepting people from all nations, but you still want to maintain your Jewish identity? … That means always maintaining a Jewish majority.”

    With every new arrival, Israel’s dilemma deepens. At the same time, for the Sudanese who make the journey with so much hope, life in Israel now holds an uncertain future.

    “To say that we can absorb hundreds of thousands when we cannot even take care of our own, that’s a nice world but its unrealistic and unfair” Avishai Braverman, Israeli Knesset member

    Where will they go? Why can’t responsible countries make their home safe so they don’t have to go anywhere? Why is all this allowed to happen, Oil is not at stake? SHAME on the world!

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    Al-Qaeda: Sunni vs Shia Threatens Iran – Spreading Fires

    Posted by bosskitty on July 9, 2007

    Al-Qaeda threatens war against Iran

    Al Jazeera: MONDAY, JULY 09, 2007 7:13 MECCA TIME, 4:13 GMT

    The leader of an al-Qaeda umbrella group in Iraq, who was thought to have been killed by US forces, has threatened to wage war against Iran unless it stops supporting Shias in Iraq within two months. Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, head of the Islamic State in Iraq, said his Sunni fighters have been preparing to wage a battle against Shia-dominated Iran.

    US forces had earlier claimed to have killed al-Baghdadi.

    “We are giving the Persians, and especially the rulers of Iran, a two-month period to end all kinds of support for the Iraqi Shia government and to stop direct and indirect intervention … otherwise a severe war is waiting for you,” al-Baghdadi said in an audio tape released Sunday July 8.

    Iraq’s Shia-led government is backed by the US but closely allied to Iran.

    “We advise and warn every Sunni businessman inside Iran or in Arab countries especially in the Gulf not to take partnership with any Shia Iranian businessman, this is part of the two-month period,” he said.

    Al-Baghdadi said his group was responsible for two suicide truck bomb attacks in May in Iraq’s northern Kurdish region. He said the attacks in Irbil and Makhmur showed the “Islamic jihad” was progressing in the Kurdish areas.

     

    While America frets over media nonsense, the Middle East is devolving further into its own path of destruction that is spreading like a cancer.

    Trapped between hating the West and hating each other, the Radical Mullahs are stirring a nest of hornets into a frenzy of destruction.

    American politics has not shown any signs of addressing the fallout from our complicity of disruption. Bush & Company took advantage of an existing fragile emotional condition called 9/11 and associated it with the Islamic culture to expand its own corporate lust for oil resources. Pain is no object any more! As much as this country wants to leave the Middle East and lick its wounds, the mess we have created no longer allows us to do that.

    Sadly, there is a bigger picture here that requires a lot of attention because there are vulnerable nuclear assets within reach of disenfranchised, passionate, highly motivated zealots.

    Has Bush’s Armageddon envy finally succeeded?

    Bush & Company is responsible but go free anyway … impeachment is a little anticlimactic at this point.

     

    FIND ME A CANDIDATE!

     

     

    Posted in Al Qaeda, Arab Nations, “Corporate Corruption”, Baghdad, Casualties, collaborators, Collateral, Freedom Fighters, Fundamentalist, Iran, Iraq, Islam, Islamic Jihad, Legacy, Middle East, Religion, resonsibility, Revolution, Shi'a, Sunni, Taliban, Tehran, terrorists, Theocracy, threat, War, War Cost, War on Terror, WMD | 2 Comments »

    Musharraf Or The Alternative – We Should Care

    Posted by bosskitty on June 17, 2007

    Sunday, June 17, 2007 posted by Munaeem, in

     

    Pakistan : Shameful Behavior of the Opposition

     

    It pained and embarrassed me when I saw our opposition leaders flocking around US emissaries visiting Islamabad. The purpose of their meeting is to solicit US help to topple Musharraf.

    I feel that Americans are interfering in our internal affairs, and we should discourage them. Pervez Musharraf sheds uniform or not its our internal problem. Americans should not bother about it. The so called democratic leaders have proved to be corrupt and inefficient. The nation gave them chance twice to rule the country, but they failed.

    Sunday, June 17, 2007

     

    Myth of Press freedom in Pakistan

    President Musharraf accuses that print and electronic media are projecting a negative image of Pakistan.

    He says that media is not reporting the achievements of his country.

    There is not doubt he have gave freedom to electronic media and press. However , it is wrong to coerce press to report untrue picture of the situation.

    Unfortunately, the country is passing through a very difficult time and media should not be expected to paint a rosy picture of the things.

    The general should search his soul and correct his wrongdoings and take actions against his corrupt colleagues who are looting the country.

    US brings MORE corruption wherever it goes. Our corruption is bigger than your corruption because WE have ‘multi-national’ corporations on our side. They have DEEP pockets. They tell us what to do and we listen, or we would not be in office. The result is … Pakistan unrest in the middle of a growing firestorm in the middle east. Unhappiness in Pakistan could be very important if it gets out of hand. Are we making it worse or better, what do you think? We are trying to bully Pakistan and India away from their critical IPI Pipeline because it goes to Iran. Then we dabble in their politics, too. If Lieberman gets his way, King George will bomb Iran just before he leaves office and dump the whole mess onto the next administration. Then what happens to Pakistan and India and those unfortunate locals? This administration considers collateral damage a pity, but necessary in view of larger goals. Goals dictated by their supporting corporations and war profiteers.

    Posted in Accountability, administration, American, Arab Nations, Armageddon, Arms Trade, Baluchistan, Bush, Casualties, Cheney, Collateral, Corporate corruption, Corruption, Democracy In Action, dictatorship, economics, Human Rights, Hypocracy, India, IPI Pipeline, Iran, Islamabad, Lieberman, Middle East, Musharraf, Oil, Pakistan, Pentagon Corruption, President, Private Armies, Proxy War, resonsibility, Tehran, US Treasury, War, War Contractors, War Cost, War Crimes | 7 Comments »

    US Picks Unscrupulous Buddies – Hypocracy Again

    Posted by bosskitty on June 13, 2007

    Allies Cited for Human Trafficking

    State Dept. Adds Arab Nations to List of Worst Offenders

    By Nora Boustany

    Washington Post Foreign Service
    Wednesday, June 13, 2007; Page A14

    The State Department yesterday added seven countries, including four Arab allies, to its list of worst offenders in failing to suppress human trafficking and forced labor, which it called “a modern day form of slavery.”

    The 236-page annual survey, now in its seventh year, added Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar to its blacklist of worst offenders, along with Algeria, Equatorial Guinea and Malaysia. Countries on the list are subject to sanctions until major reforms are introduced.

       

    The list already included Burma, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Uzbekistan and Venezuela. Laos, Belize and Zimbabwe were dropped from the list this year.

    The world’s two most populous countries, China and India, were kept on an intermediate watch list, meaning their approach to trafficking is deemed deficient but not enough to face immediate U.S. sanctions.

    Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-N.J.), who sponsored the law that requires the report, contended that this year’s survey was too soft on China and India. In his view, they should have been placed on the list of worst offenders.

    Ths USA spouts grand “Moral Values” to everyone on the planet. The flip side is that the USA lies through it’s teeth! The USA still has a foreign policy of “DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO, AND I WON’T LOOK IF YOU BREAK THE RULES …”

    Human trafficking undermines any pretension that a country is democratic, Lagon said. “If people are treated as if they are subhuman and can be enslaved, the government is not fully living up to its democratic principles,” he said.

    Disappointed? Always!

    They say we are a Christian Nation … Think Again!

    Posted in Algeria, Arab Nations, Bahrain, Balkans, China, Christianity, civil rights, Corruption, Democracy In Action, Fear, History, Human Rights, Human Traffiking, Hypocracy, India, Iran, Kuwait, Legacy, Malaysia, New Guinea, Of Interest, Oman, Outsource, Oversight, Pentagon Corruption, President, Proxy War, Qatar, Religion, resonsibility, Scandal, slavery, Statistics, stupid, Theocracy | 5 Comments »