Saturday, January 26, 2008

UPDATE IN PALESTINE

'Breakout into Israel' ahead

By Abraham Rabinovich

25/01/08 "The Australian" -- -- Jerusalem -- A SENIOR Hamas official warned yesterday that the next breakout from the Gaza Strip could be into Israel, with 500,000 Palestinians attempting to march towards the towns and villages from which they or their parents fled or were expelled 60 years ago.

"This is not an imaginary scenario and many Palestinians would be prepared to sacrifice their lives," said Ahmed Youssef, political adviser to Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniya.

Israeli minister Ze'ev Boim said the threat must be taken seriously in light of the successful Hamas breakout into Egyptian territory on Wednesday, adding: "We must learn from what has just happened there."

Egypt moved last night to end the great Gaza breakout, which had reverberated throughout the region as all sides tried to come to grips with its implications.

Egyptian security forces announced by loudspeaker in towns near the border with the Gaza Strip that it would be closed from 3pm (midnight AEDT), with an unknown number of Palestinians still in Egypt.

Riot police turned water cannon on Palestinians trying to cross into Egypt, despite Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak saying earlier that he would not allow the people of Gaza to starve.

Hamas, riding high on its operational success, sought to parlay it into political gain by seeking Egyptian approval for new border arrangements that would give Hamas for the first time a role in the vital crossing point at Rafah, between Gaza and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.

Israeli security officials said Hamas and other militant groups had already exploited the breach in the border wall to send "numerous" armed men into Sinai with the aim of infiltrating into Israel along the long, largely undefended, border between Sinai and Israel.

The Israeli road running the length of the border was yesterday shut to civilian traffic and the army deployed reinforcements in the area.

The officials said the militants were eager to hit back at Israel for heavy casualties in Israeli attacks in recent weeks and that attacks from Sinai were likely to come within the next two weeks.

Israeli civilians on vacation along Sinai's Red Sea coast were advised to return to Israel for fear Palestinian militants would try to seize them as hostages.

Israeli Deputy Defence Minister Matan Vilna'i said yesterday the breakout into Egypt was an opportunity for Israel to rid itself of its responsibility to supply Gaza with electricity and water and to serve as a channel for Gaza's imports and exports.

"When Gaza is open to the other side we lose responsibility for it," he said. "We want to disconnect from it."

Egypt, however, has made it clear it does not want responsibility for the troublesome strip, whose Islamic militants are ideological partners of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood. It particularly does not want indirect responsibility for the rockets fired from the strip into Israel.

The crossing point had been closed since Hamas's seizure of the Gaza Strip last June.

If Mr Mubarak were to allow new border arrangements with Hamas that would permit a free flow of people and goods, it would violate Egypt's agreement with the international "Quartet" -- the US, UN, European Union and Russia -- for a border terminal without Hamas involvement and with cameras permitting Israel to monitor the crossing.

However, Mr Mubarak would find it hard, not least for his image in the Arab world, to be seen as party to a renewed siege of the Palestinians.

Israel says it will continue its siege until the rocket firing ceases, with an invasion of Gaza a likelihood if the rocketing does not cease.

Copyright 2008 News Limited

Interview Chalmers Johnson How to Sink America Link

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Scott Horton Interviews Chalmers Johnson: MP3: how U.S. politicians and candidates refuse to discuss the looming economic collapse, the staggering amount we spend on our military, America's pipe dream of global domination, the similarity between America and the Roman Empire in structure, overextended militarism, and inevitable collapse
http://dissentradio.com/radio/08_01_23_johnson.mp3

Friday, January 25, 2008

REVOLUTION MUSLIM Denied Freedom of Expression by “Muslim Brothers at Masjid Taqwa”

REVOLUTION MUSLIM Denied Freedom of Expression by “Muslim Brothers at Masjid Taqwa”


Today January 25, 2008, a member of our organization was prevented from handing out • Radical Review Vol. 1 at Masjid Taqwa in Brooklyn, NY. The reason was that the head of security (we don’t know his name) stated that the brother handing out the fliers was known to cause fitnah in his politics. We don’t want to cause fitnah but we do want to get to the heart of the matter because we believe in freedom of expression especially the valid and noble points we make as we follow ahlus sunnah. The khutbah, given by Siraj Wahaj was inherently calling for voting in the upcoming presidential election and we have no real problem with the imam only in that we feel that he is indeliberately compromising with the enemies of Islam by seemingly exempting democrats and progressives and failing to criticize our own corruption, fraud and lack of morality where he criticizes America and applauds Thomas Jefferson but speaks bad about Muslims that promote self defense and honor the obligation of jihad all while protecting the apostate leaders that long ago exited the fold and we have irrefutable evidence for these claims. Therefore, we challenge any and all imams that want to debate to refute ANY of what we publish. This is in principle with the aqeedah of the Muslims. As Allah says,
O you who believe, obey Allah, the Messenger, and those in command among you. If you disagree about something, refer it back to Allah and the Messenger, if you believe in Allah and the Last Day. That is the best thing to do and gives the best result. (Surat an-Nisa': 59)
So absolute is the Prophet's (SAWS) status as rule-maker that Allah (swt) told believers to obey his decisions wholeheartedly and without any doubt:
No, by your Lord, they are not believers until they make you their judge in the disputes that break out between them and then do not resist what you decide and submit themselves [to you] completely. (Surat an-Nisa': 65)
And so in a time when the “scholars” sanctioned by the apostate regime in Saudi Arabia call for other than what Allah has revealed and in a day when we are labeled Khawarij, the challenge still stands: TALK TO US and DEBATE WITH US, INTELLECTUALLY and WITH HIKMAH. We Are Muslims and will change our understanding as soon as you show us we are wrong. Perhaps you are confused about what makes someone a kharjia or a fitnah for this deen. We are the one’s checking this empire by the means of another. We love what Siraj Wahaj has done for this ummah, we have defended him innumerable times, but when someone is wrong someone is wrong and when one makes friends with the disbelievers, they are not in the right. Let us debate, but they will never do so because they are the ones defined in the hadith…

Jaabir Ibn ‘Abdillaah said that Allaah’s Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said to Ka’b Ibn ‘Ujrah, “O Ka’b Ibn ‘Ujrah, I seek Allaah’s protection for you from the leadership of fools. There shall be rulers, whoever enters upon them, then aids them in their oppression and validates their lies, then he is not from me nor I from him, and he shall not be admitted to the Hawd. Whoever does not enter upon them, and does not aid them in their oppression, nor validates their lies, then he is from me and I from him, and he shall be admitted to the Hawd.” (Collected by Ahmad, al-Bazzaar, and Ibn Hibbaan; al-Albaanee authenticated it in “Saheeh at-Targheeb wat-Tarheeb”, hadeeth #2243. Similar narrations are reported from an-Nu’man Ibn Basheer, ‘Abdillaah Ibn Khabbaab (from his father), Abi Sa’eed al-Khudree, and Ka’b Ibn ‘Ujrah; Al-Albaanee authenticated these other narrations in “Saheeh at-Targheeb wat-Tarheeb”, ahaadeeth #2243-2246).





And Allah (SWT) has informed us about the believers,


Allah (SWT) says,
لَا تَجِدُ قَوْمًا يُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ يُوَادُّونَ مَنْ حَادَّ اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ وَلَوْ كَانُوا آبَاءَهُمْ أَوْ أَبْنَاءَهُمْ أَوْ إِخْوَانَهُمْ أَوْ عَشِيرَتَهُمْ أُوْلَئِكَ كَتَبَ فِي قُلُوبِهِمُ الْإِيمَانَ وَأَيَّدَهُم بِرُوحٍ مِّنْهُ وَيُدْخِلُهُمْ جَنَّاتٍ تَجْرِي مِن تَحْتِهَا الْأَنْهَارُ خَالِدِينَ فِيهَا رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمْ وَرَضُوا عَنْهُ أُوْلَئِكَ حِزْبُ اللَّهِ أَلَا إِنَّ حِزْبَ اللَّهِ هُمُ الْمُفْلِحُونَ
You will never find people who believe in Allah and Judgement day, taking for themselves friends and allies those who are enemies of Allah and His Messenger, even if these people are your fathers, or your brothers who came from the same womb like you, or children who came from your own loins, or your brethren. These people I have written in their hearts Iman… (al-Mujaadilah: 22)

Finally Allah (SWT) describes the believers exactly as the Murjiah are,
O you who believe! Whoever from among you turns back from his religion (Islâm), Allâh will bring a people whom He will love and they will love Him; humble towards the believers, stern towards the disbelievers, fighting in the Way of Allâh, and never afraid of the blame of the blamers. That is the Grace of Allâh which He bestows on whom He wills. And Allâh is All¬Sufficient for His creatures' needs, All¬Knower. (5:54)
We leave you with some other hadith about the rulers and a
STANDING CHALLENGE TO DEBATE SO THAT ONCE AND FOR ALL YOU CAN SILENCE WHAT YOU CALL A FITNAH
Hadith about the Rulers:

Abdullaah Ibn ‘Abbaas said that Allaah’s Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “There shall be rulers whom you will recognize from them good and evil. Whoever opposes them is saved. Whoever abandons them is freed. And whoever intermingles with them is destroyed.” (Collected by Ibn Abi Shaybah and at-Tabaraanee; al-Albaanee authenticated it in “Saheeh al-Jaami’”, hadeeth #3661).
Abul-A’war as-Sulamee said that Allaah’s Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “Be wary of the ruler’s gates; for there, there is difficulty and humiliation.” (Collected by ad-Daylamee and at-Tabaraanee; al-Albaanee authenticated it in “as-Silsilah as-Saheehah”, hadeeth #1253).

Aboo Hurayrah said that Allaah’s Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “Whoever approaches the ruler’s gates becomes afflicted. Whenever a slave draws closer to the ruler, he only gains distance from Allaah.” (Collected by Ahmad; al-Albaanee authenticated it in “Saheeh at-Targheeb wat-Tarheeb”, hadeeth #2241. A similar narration, save the last sentence, is reported from Ibn ‘Abbaas; al-Albaanee authenticated it in “Saheeh at-Targheeb wat-Tarheeb”, hadeeth #2242).

Abu Hurairah (ra) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (saw) said:
"قبل الساعة سنون خدّاعة يكذب فيها الصّادق و يصدّق فيها الكذوب، و يخون فيها الأمين، و يؤتمن فيها الخائن و ينطق فيها الرّويبضة""Indeed, before the Hour (Day of Judgement) there are deceptive years -the truthful one will not be believed, the liar will be believed, the trustworthy one will be accused of betrayal, the treacherous one will be trusted, and the Ruwaibidah will speak."It was said, "And what is the Ruwaibidah?" He (saw) said: "الرجل التّافه يتكلّم في أمر العامّة" "The man who is Tafih (insignificant, unwise, etc.), he will speak on the affairs of the general public (he will be trusted to rule and he will speak in the name of the people)." (Ahmad (2/291) Ibn Maajah (4042), and Al-Haakim (4/465).In As-Saheeh (1787), Albaani declared that it is an authentic Hadith.)

“Allah would grasp the whole planet of the earth and roll it up on the Day of Resurrection and all the heavens will be in His Right Hand. Then He will say: I am the King. Where are the monarchs of the earth?” (Bukhari and Muslim)

Ibn Majah on the authority of Abu Saeed, Ahmad and Ibn Majjah and Tabarani and Baihaqi on the authority of Abu Umamah, Ahmad and Nisa'i on the authority of the tabie Tariq Ibn Shihab all narrated that the messenger (saw) said : "The best of Jihad is a word of truth in the face of a tyrant ruler".

Ma'qil bin Yasar, may Allah be pleased with him, reported: Verily I have heard Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: Anyone amongst the slaves (of Allah) who was entrusted with the affairs of his subjects and he died in such a state that he was dishonest in his dealings with those over whom he ruled, Paradise would be forbidden for him. [Bukhari complied it the book of Legal Judgements no 6617,6618]

AbdulRazzaq and Imam Ahmad both narrated on the authority of Ibn Masood (ra) that the messenger (saw) said to him: "What will you do O Abu AbdulRahman (Ibn Massood) if you had rulers who abolished the sunnah and delayed the prayer from its time?". Ibn Masoood said: What do you order me o messenger of Allah?. The messenger said: "Ibn Umm Abd (Ibn Masood) is asking me what will he do!!!There is no obedience to the creature by disobeying the creator".

Al-Harth narrated on the authority of Ibn Masood that the messenger (saw) said: "For every matter, there is a thing that spoils it, and what spoils this deen is the evil rulers". (Saheeh according to Imam Suyooti)

On the authority of Abu Musa(ra), the messenger of Allah (saw) said: "In the hellfire there is a valley, and in this valley there is a well called "Habahab", it is duty upon Allah to reside in this well every stubborn oppressor (ruler)". (Narated by Tabarani and its Isnad is Hasan)

"Any leader of a ten men or more, he will be brought in the judgment day chained until either the justice will unchain him or the oppression will chain him". (Narrated by Al-Bazzar, and the men in the chain are Saheeh)

As for narrations from the words of the Companions, then as-Suyootee has collected from ‘Ali Ibn Abi Taalib, Ibn Mas’ood, Hudhayfah Ibn al-Yamaan, and Abi Dharr, narrations of general warning against approaching the rulers or their gates. See “Maa Rawaahul-Asaateen Fee ‘Adam al-Majee’ Ilas-Salaateen”.

There are many with similar meanings, so here are some examples:

Ibn Mas’ood said, “Whoever wishes to honour his religion, then he should not enter upon the ruler.” (Collected by ad-Daarimee).

Ibn Mas’ood also said, “A man enters upon the ruler, carrying his religion with him, then exits without anything with him.” (Collected by al-Bukhari in his “Taareekh” and Ibn Sa’d in “at-Tabaqaat”).

On the authority of Abdullah Bin Masood (may Allah be pleased with him), he said: "There will be rulers over you, who will leave the sunnah like this," and hepointed to the origin of his finger. "If you were to leave these rulersalone, they will bring great affliction and disaster. There has been no previous ummah except that the first thing they left from their religion was the sunnah, and the last to be left was the salat , and were not these rulers shy and afraid from people, they would not pray". (Narrated by Al-Hakim and he said this is saheeh hadith on the condition of Bukhari and Muslim).

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Thinking about Policy in Philistine -

Oppurtunity for Goods, how about Freedom of Movement to defend the Palestinians?

The latest Palestinian effort in Rafa to knock down the wall and get into Egypt will be expolited to justify Israel's complete cutting off of supplies to Gaza and to put the burden on Egypt to provide goods and services. Thereby, Israel has the justification it needs to conduct massive preperations for War in Iran and is doing this only to pave the way for the climax of the Bush Administartion's departation and the end of 8 years where the Illuminazis that contol the major decision of Israel have worked diligently to formualte their "Greater Middle East" project. Israeli's are shrugging off the potential harm this could cause with an influx of weapons and terrorists coming into the territory, in fact that is exactly what they want to happen.

"Cairo now has to solve the humanitarian problem that we have been dealing with until now," said one Israeli official. Foreign Ministry spokesman Arye Mekel told reporters Wednesday: "It's the responsibility of Egypt to ensure the border works properly," pointing to the agreements signed between the two states. Alavaro DeSoto, envoy from the UN to the quartet before Tony Blair's appointment had commented on the papers that highlight his resignation that the withholding of money owed to the Palestinians and the shutting off of movement between Gaza and Egypt was a dominat cause of the decreasing conditions of Hama led Palestine as it greatly effected their economy. This downplaying by Israeli state heads seems to suggest that the covert arm of the Israelis is planning something major and perhaps this is serving as a destraction for a full-fledged assault. We can only hope that millions of Muslims will cross this now open border in droves and that they lay siege on Israel by way of Gaza, we at Revolution Muslim implore the apsotate leaders and the capable citizenry to support efforts to defend Philistine and pray that Alah wioll foil the plans of the Satanic state of Israel. Let the muslims expolit this oppurtunity to assist our brothers and sisters in Palestine. Millions of brothers could flood by way of Egypt into Gaza and then on into the non-existent state of Israel. While this is an unlikely scenario, it is the only strategy that will have any real effect. Muslims must resist the oocupation, we must take back control of our territories. Hasni Mubarrak and the rest of the dictators in the region will see to it that this oppurtunity is wasted. Where is our contemporary Saluddin? We pray that Allah grants those brave enough with the victory. The next stage in the battle for the "greater Middle East" is upon the horizon. May Allah give victory to Islam.

BUSH RELEASES FIRST HONEST STATEMENT - after 935 lies officially declares the truth -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-1qnukIGVw

NEWS 1-24-08

Pakistani tanks, choppers kill dozens of militants: army

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5j5zN3bAlKv1RT1bFWZf4ayOAqxgw

Taliban, Al Qaeda now focused on Pakistan, says US general
http://www.dawn.com/2008/01/24/top10.htm

U.S. Commander Orders Plans on Pakistan

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5g-aNz_SqF5A8N8RY1yvHFpyGo3eAD8UBULU02

Ignoring Our Economic Achilles’ Heel
http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/20080122_ignoring_our_economic_achilles_heel/

Not All Is Debated in Love and War
http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/20080118_not_all_is_debated_in_love_and_war/

Afghan Attacks Drop as Al-Qaeda Focuses on Pakistan, U.S. Says
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601091&sid=a7AUv0yeard4&refer=india



http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/babylonbeyond/2008/01/al-qaida-and-se.html

Truth was first US casualty in Iraq war: study
http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5hYM8h8wNn4ccjLCLy7N8cyPwUcUA

Al-Qaeda ousted in parts of Iraq, but forces can't cut off cash stream

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/world/stories/012308dnintalqaeda.2d09d89.html

Dollar peg seen good for Saudi Arabia
http://www.reuters.com/article/gc07/idUSL2339051720080123


Palestinians break out from Gaza seige - 23 Jan 07
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TocjkugWEEc&eurl=http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article19139.htm

The Untermensch Syndrome: Israel's Moral Decay
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14091.htm

Going Bankrupt
Why the Debt Crisis Is Now the Greatest Threat to the American Republic
By Chalmers Johnson
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article19144.htm

Noble lies and perpetual war: Leo Strauss, the neo-cons, and Iraq
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5010.htm


Soros Sees End of Dollar-Backed Credit Expansion (Update3)

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20602081&sid=aaqgpmbosZVM&refer=benchmark_currency_rates

Economics Journalist Robert Kuttner on the "Most Serious Financial
Crisis
Since the Great Depression": "This is the Result of Rightwing Ideology
and
the Political Power of Wall Street" *

Listen/Watch/Read
http://www.democracynow.org/2008/1/23/recession

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

NEWS 1-23-08

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/EE88D1E0-C009-4556-BE1F-7D999FD3C381.htm
Padilla jailed for 'al-Qaeda link'

http://www.usnews.com/blogs/news-desk/2008/01/22/al-qaeda-isolated-key-us-official-says.html
Al Qaeda Isolated, Key U.S. Official Says

http://www.timesnow.tv/Newsdtls.aspx?NewsID=5581
Shocking queries on al-Qaeda site

http://www.thememriblog.org/blog_personal/en/4743.htm
Algeria To Leaflet Against Al-Qaeda In Maghreb


http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/176857,taliban-a-bigger-problem-than-al-qaeda-musharraf-says.html
Taliban a bigger problem than al Qaeda, Musharraf says
Bomber Kills Sunni Allies of the U.S.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/21/world/middleeast/21iraq.html?bl&ex=1201150800&en=0019b93b4bb1c219&ei=5087%0A
http://africa.reuters.com/wire/news/usnL22806621.html
EU wants deeper Morocco ties within a year

http://www.globalvoicesonline.org/2008/01/22/israel-israeli-bloggers-respond-to-crisis-in-palestine/
Israel: Israeli Bloggers Respond to Crisis in Palestine

http://www.muslimnews.co.uk/news/news.php?article=13848
Bush’s Middle East visit and the issue of Palestine.

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/1/22/as_gaza_plunges_into_darkness
As Gaza Plunges into Darkness, Israeli and Palestinian Fighters-Turned-Peace-Activists Speak Out

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article19130.htm
Humanitarian impact of Israel's blockade of Gaza

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article19131.htm
American pressure thwarts UN censure of Gaza Strip blockade

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article19133.htm
Hard Times A-Coming
The Bush Dollar Trap



Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered Since The U.S. Invaded Iraq "1,168,058"
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/iraq/iraqdeaths.html

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

NEWS FOR THE DAY

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GAZA
http://www.globalvoicesonline.org/2008/01/21/palestine-gaza-under-seige/

DEBATE: Is Islam a Religion of Peace?

Christian Minister Sam Shamoun vs. Nadir Ahmed

Part 1: http://video. google.com/ videoplay? docid=-619164918 4088366275

Part 2: http://video. google.com/ videoplay? docid=-466042231 205410427

Part 3: http://video. google.com/ videoplay? docid=9110010069 576568448

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"Every honest Jew who knows the history of his people cannot but feel a deep sense of gratitude to Islam, which has protected the Jews for fifty generations, while the Christian world persecuted the Jews and tried many times 'by the sword' to get them to abandon their faith." (Uri Avnery, a Jewish Journalist)

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article19128.htm

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article19129.htm

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article19126.htm

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article19125.htm

http://www.reuters.com/article/newsMaps/idUSL2129169120080121

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-01/21/content_7461183.htm

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080121/ap_on_bi_ge/world_markets

This weekly update shows the Rockefellers and Rothschilds involvement in Schwartzenegger Bloomberg Fascist economic plan for US

http://www.larouchepac.com/news/2008/01/21/jeff-steinbergs-weekly-political-overview.html

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-01/21/content_7464486.htm

http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/economics/article3224633.ece

http://news.scotsman.com/world/All-quiet-on--.3695740.jp

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5gfadmalDyeQxy21SXQaQAQIwuqRA

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/003200801211322.htm
[7:46:02 AM] Muhammad says: http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5i5TtajgUpSm7KY5jf-lCJGHBB-tAD8UA75EG1

http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/goldman-sachs-gets-brokerage-license/story.aspx?guid=%7B8680EF38-6435-411F-BF8E-247B1ECC7E52%7D

http://www.saudi-us-relations.org/newsletters/current.html

http://www.nysun.com/article/69855

http://www.hetvrijevolk.com/?pagina=5222&titel=Saudi_Arabia_investing_in_Hizb_ut-Tahrir

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/01/21/wsaudi121.xml


http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/323779/1/.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/21/world/middleeast/21iraq.html?ref=world

http://newsblaze.com/story/20080120110042tsop.nb/newsblaze/TOPSTORY/Top-Stories.html

http://in.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idINIndia-31497220080120

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5jdWLmr8H9kkcJhXxwyv8OyDDnDfQ

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080122/ap_on_bi_ge/world_markets

Victory is Near

Allah ‘Azza wa Jall says,

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ يُنفِقُونَ أَمْوَالَهُمْ لِيَصُدُّواْ عَن سَبِيلِ اللّهِ فَسَيُنفِقُونَهَا ثُمَّ تَكُونُ عَلَيْهِمْ حَسْرَةً ثُمَّ يُغْلَبُونَ وَالَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ إِلَى جَهَنَّمَ يُحْشَرُونَ ﴿٣٦﴾

"The Unbelievers spend their wealth to hinder (man) from the path of Allah, and so will they continue to spend; but in the end they will have (only) regrets and sighs; at length they will be overcome: and the Unbelievers will be gathered together to Hell."(8:36)



A Recession, If It Comes, Could Be Worse Than Those of Recent Past

By JUSTIN LAHART

22/01/08 "WSJ" -- -- The U.S. has suffered recessions only twice in the past quarter century, and both were short and mild. But there are good reasons to fear that the looming recession, if it arrives, could be worse.

Housing is in the midst of its worst downturn since at least the 1970s. That has led to a meltdown in the nation's mortgage market; with financial firms struggling to make sense of their losses, they are making it harder for even credit-worthy borrowers to get loans. The combination of heavy debt loads, still-high energy and food prices and a weakening job market has households tightening their belts. Consumer spending, long a bulwark of the economy, is faltering.

That sets the stage for something more severe than the 2001 recession, which spanned just eight months, says Merrill Lynch economist David Rosenberg. During that slump, in which gross domestic product declined by a slight 0.4%, quarterly consumer spending slowed but never contracted -- the first time that happened during a recession since the 1940s.

The eight-month recession that ended in early 1991, when a housing downturn and credit problems sapped the economy, is a better guide. From its peak to its trough, GDP shrank 1.3%, and consumer spending slipped.

Today's housing debacle is even worse, says Mr. Rosenberg, and the financial crisis it has precipitated is far more severe.

University of Maryland economist Carmen Reinhart and Harvard University economist Kenneth Rogoff agree. They say the current crisis appears on track to be at least as bad as the five most catastrophic financial crises to hit industrialized countries since World War II.

If those past experiences are any guide, the economy is in trouble, they argue in a recent paper. Indeed, "if the United States does not experience a significant and protracted growth slowdown, it should either be considered very lucky or even more 'special' than most optimistic theories suggest," they write.

One reason that large crises inflict so much damage is that financial institutions have a hard time getting a handle on how bad their losses will be, and that uncertainty makes them less willing to lend. Citigroup Inc. and Merrill Lynch & Co. each reported billions of dollars in losses last week that were in addition to the billions in losses they reported in the fall. Citigroup said it was building its loan-loss reserves for auto loans and credit-card debt, in addition to mortgages, and that it was tightening credit-card lending standards.

"Part of the problem is just not knowing," Ms. Reinhart says. "The longer the process of not knowing what the losses are takes, the longer the resolution takes." Japan was the extreme example, she says. Japan's inability to appropriately gauge the losses from the collapse of its 1990s real-estate and stock bubble led to a "lost decade" of economic growth.

A critical difference between the U.S. and Japan is that the Federal Reserve has been cutting the target for its benchmark federal-funds rate and appears ready to cut it more deeply, whereas the Bank of Japan was still raising rates a year after Japan's bubble began to collapse. Also, Congress and the White House are both promising a fiscal-stimulus package, with Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke pushing for a plan that would help boost spending this year.

Businesses, at least those outside of the banking and housing sectors, might also take some of the sting out of a recession. Their finances are in far better shape now than they were in 2001, and credit so far is still widely available. As they repaired their balance sheets in the wake of the 2001 recession, companies were also slower to hire than in past economic expansions. That may mean they won't be able to cut jobs as deeply, says Goldman Sachs economist Jan Hatzius.

Robert Gordon, an economist at Northwestern University who is also a member of the National Bureau of Economic Research committee that determines (usually long after the fact) when recessions begin, is hopeful that overseas growth may continue to bolster the U.S. economy. He notes that exports, which have been growing rapidly and account for more than twice as large a share of GDP as home construction does, will continue to post strong growth, easing the pain of the housing decline.

Still, he thinks a recession is probably coming and that the challenges facing consumers, in particular, are more severe than they were in the two previous downturns. In addition to the housing troubles and mortgage-market woes, higher food and energy costs are cutting into household budgets, he says.

"While energy is not as important a part of the consumer budget as it was in the '70s -- nor is food -- nevertheless, the squeeze will push out consumption in everything else," Mr. Gordon says. "Across the board, I think we're going to have significant ongoing pressure in inflation-adjusted retail sales."

Robert Barbera, an economist at New York trading-services firm Investment Technology Group Inc., agrees. "Consumers will be part of this recession in a way that they weren't in 2001," he says.

Even if the country is in for just a mild recession, the pressure on spending, coupled with what has happened in the housing and mortgage markets, may make it feel a lot worse for most Americans than the past two downturns did.

A Crusader in King Abdullah's Court

A Crusader in King Abdullah’s Court

Bush: “God Bless Israel”
Arabs: “God Bless Bush”

Mohamed Khodr

"Past experience provides little basis for confidence that reason can prevail in an atmosphere of mounting war fever. In a contest between a hawk and dove the hawk has a great advantage, not because it is a better bird but because it is a bigger bird with lethal talons and a highly developed will to use them."
William Fulbright: “On the Arrogance of Power” (The Late Senator and Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations)

21/01/08 "ICH" -- -- The Dying of Gaza As the World Turns Away: No Light, Heat, or Bread

Barely weeks after the failure of the Annapolis meeting Bush headed to the Middle East for his first visit in seven years. His purpose: Enlisting Arab support, although never needed, to attack Israel’s neo-existential threat---Iran, regardless of the fact that Iran neither has nuclear weapons nor will it commit suicide by attacking Israel or American interests in the Gulf. When it comes to Israel’s or America’s preemptive wars and occupations of Arab land, facts, international laws, and human rights are irrelevant as expressed by George H. W. Bush, the father of Bush Jr. who considers himself the divinely guided crusader for Israel and MidEast peace: “I will never apologize for the United States of America - I don't care what the facts are”.

Arriving in Israel under the pretense of energizing the peace “process” Bush and Olmert’s discussion concentrated on attacking Iran, damn the Palestinians. Despite Bush’s feigned statements that occupation must end and that “outposts” must be dismantled, Ehud Olmert publicly dressed down the American President by saying that settlements will continue to be built.

During Bush’s visit to Israel dozens of Palestinians were murdered and injured by the Israeli military. Bush did not utter a word on the loss of Palestinian lives. On the contrary, Bush visited the Holocaust memorial and was moved by the persecution of the Jews in Europe who today are the persecutors of the Palestinians. He wrote in the guest book; “God bless Israel, George Bush”. It’s hard to imagine that God blesses Israel’s inhumanity against the Palestinians or Bush’s savagery in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. Bush, thankfully you will leave office in one year after inflaming the world for decades to come. Your only contributions to this planet are Global Warming and Global Warring.

With insensitivity and callousness to the daily harassment Palestinians undergo as they navigate hundreds of military checkpoints, Bush joked about his unimpeded drive through a checkpoint in full sight of the “Apartheid Wall” by saying: “You’ll be happy to know, my whole motorcade of a mere 45 cars was able to make it through without being stopped. I’m not so exactly sure that’s what happens to the average person”. The man who touts freedom was blind to the lack of freedom of movement of the occupied Palestinians on their own land.

Gaza has been under siege for over a year for daring to democratically elect Hamas, a resistance movement founded with Israel’s aid and blessing that legitimately fights to expel Israel’s brutal occupation from their land. This overcrowded strip of 1.5 million people has become the world’s largest prison suffering from a massive humanitarian crisis courtesy of Israel’s democracy.

Gaza today is under a total blockade of fuel, without electricity, heat, bread, clean water, medicines, and overflowing sewage in the streets. The only light that brightens Gaza’s night sky is exploding Israeli bombs and shells. Israel is also blocking all U.N. humanitarian goods from entering Gaza which includes baby formula; such collective punishment of an entire population is illegal under International Law; but thanks to America, Israel has always been above the law, both divine and human.

John Dugard, U.N. Human Rights rapporteur in the Occupied Territories, called Israel’s military offensive in Gaza a “war crime” and called for the punishment of the responsible parties. John Holmes, undersecretary general of the U.N. for Humanitarian Affairs condemned the "collective punishment of the people of Gaza”. Holmes expressed his grave concern on Israel’s sealing of border crossings because "they are the lifeline for the delivery of humanitarian assistance and other goods to Gaza."

The World Bank, the International Red Cross, and many international organizations and human rights groups are warning of a humanitarian catastrophe.

While the world, the U.N., and the Arab leaders are expressing “concern” and “condemnation”, Israel rests assured that as long as it has American in its grip, the voices of the world cannot save a single Palestinian child from an Israeli sniper’s bullet

Many Israelis and Jews around the world have made the analogy that Israeli tactics against the Palestinians are akin to Nazi tactics

Bush Arrives in the Gulf: Home to America’s Rulers, Oil and Military Bases

After blessing Israel Bush headed to the awaiting arms, lavish receptions, and extraordinarily expensive gifts from his aides, the Gulf oil rulers who oversee and safeguard America’s oil and military bases. From Kuwait, to Bahrain, the Emirates, and Saudi Arabia, Bush was dined, praised, danced for, and toured the crass wealth of a region awash in petrodollars. (Bush skipped Qatar probably to avoid an interview with Aljazeera)

The oil rulers welcomed Bush with pandering honor, more reflective of their inferiority complex as servants than as rulers. They embraced the very man whose hands are soaked with the blood of millions of Muslims, who described his war on terror as a war against “Islamofascism”, who called the genocidal Sharon a “man of peace”, who usurped all U.N. Resolutions and previous U..S policy by adopting Israel’s demands that its borders are not the pre-1967 borders, that the illegal settlements are fait accompli, and that Palestinians have no right of return, the man who supported with money, arms, and fuel, Israel’s all out devastation of Lebanon in 2006, yet, King Abdullah, the Protector of the Two Holy Mosques, presented Bush with the highest order of the Kingdom, the Order of the King Abdul Aziz, the founder of Saudi Arabia.

Bush reminded his oil managers that extremists "hate freedom and they hate democracy" ignoring the reality that extremists and the majority of Muslims object to his global warring policies, not to the freedom they desperately seek. Using Bush’s logic that extremists hate freedom and democracy it must logically follow that such extremists actually love, not oppose, the undemocratic Arab regimes who deprive their people of basic freedoms. With Chutzpah, Bush told the Arab leaders that Israel, the killer of Gaza, should serve as a role model for their democracy.

Bush left the Gulf after witnessing the expenditure of Petrodollars at work including massive construction projects in the desert that includes building new islands, extravagant hotels, palaces, theme parks, lavish malls, golf courses, even entire cities named after the egotistical dictators; all the while Muslims in Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Chechnya, Kashmir and elsewhere are being killed, ethnically cleansed, hungry, cold, thirsty, without shelter or medicines, or living as refugees by the millions due to American and Israeli weapons of mass destruction. To Arab leaders these Muslims are not as worthy as American treasury bonds.

How shockingly ironic that Arab Gulf nations are awash in oil while Palestinians in Gaza can’t find any oil to heat their homes and prevent hypothermia deaths in the young, elderly, and ill patients.

In heartless fashion Israel’s Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, the new Arab peace partner, commenting on Gaza’s deprivation oil, fuel, and electricity said: "As far as I'm concerned, all the residents of Gaza can walk and have no fuel for their cars”. (Ha’aretz, Jan. 21, 2008)

Is it any wonder that because Arabs have no sense of self respect, honor, or dignity, that the entire world disrespects their faith, lives, and culture. To the world they are barbaric and primitive, hence the trillions of Petrodollars spent on “modernizing” buildings as a substitute for building the intellect. Like everything else they purchase at will these Gulf rulers are attempting to buy their way into western acceptance, not realizing how the west mocks their very existence and wealth. The west was built by intellectual rigor, science, hard work, education, training, and skills. None of these factors exist in the Arab world. If only these sheiks could spend their wealth on developing their people along similar lines rather than facing the daunting decision of where to spend a billion dollars a day.

According to the Institute of International Finance, a global association of banks based in Washington D.C., the Persian Gulf countries earned $1.5 trillion ($100 for every Muslim man, woman and child) in oil revenue from 2002 to 2006. This overwhelming wealth due to rising oil prices is so vast for these countries to absorb that they’re investing hundreds of billions of dollars in creative construction projects at home (such as the $500 Billion Saudi project to build new cities), or investing abroad to save American banks, like Citigroup and Merrill Lynch, as well as investing in American real estate, movie and computer companies, hotel corporations like the MGM Mirage and the Four Seasons, or in the purchase of personal toys such as Prince Walid bin Talal’s new super jumbo jet, the Airbus 380, which will be the first and largest private jet in the world fully equipped with all the luxurious amenities. The cost--a staggering $300 million for the unfurnished plane.

If only they could invest such wealth in American media companies, the most powerful institution that influences public opinion and foreign policy. Such investments would contribute more to the freedom of Palestinians, Iraqis, and other Muslims than any potential army. Media is king, not Casinos and hotels.

Arab leaders have long ignored, neglected, and oppressed their own people thereby allowing the perfect storm of Islamic ignorance, poverty, frustration, and anger against them and their foreign handlers. In such a vacuum sectarianism between the rulers and the ruled, the haves and have nots, extremism, and terrorism arose. Ignorant clerics manipulated these wayward youth to believe that only violence can restore Islamic glory and the Caliphate. That is an impossibility in a Muslim world devoid of true Islam, where tribalism has replaced allegiance to God, where unity is non-existent, and where education and intellectual development barely exist. Islam began with the intellectual command “READ”, today the word is ‘GREED”.

Ironically through their abandonment of true Islamic principles and the general welfare of Muslims, Arab and Muslim leaders are committing their own violence against Islam.

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Sunday, January 20, 2008

Oil, Occupation and the American Dream - Part 1

The assaults on the religion of Islam are overwhelming, although its superiority over all other ways of life cannot be denied by the rational one. So, what of those living in the irrationality of contemporary society. What as fascism culminates in the period to come. Dollar dominance is dead, that means more war against innocent civilians as the anglo-american terrorists continue to wage war on peace. Won't you join the revolution?
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