Olbermann, Johnson Mock British Planes Plot

From the (never watched) Keith Olberman show, via YouTube:

Nostradamus Larry Johnson strikes (out) again.



Terrorists Attack Glasgow Airport With A SUV

From those lovers at terror at the Associated Press:

Flaming SUV rams U.K. airport; 2 arrests

By IAN STEWART, Associated Press Writer

GLASGOW, Scotland – Two men rammed a flaming Jeep Cherokee into the main terminal of Glasgow airport Saturday, crashing into the glass doors at the entrance in what appeared to be the third attempted terror attack on Britain in two days, witnesses said.

Hours later, Britain raised its security alert to “critical” — the highest level possible and an indication that terrorist attacks are imminent. U.S. airports increased safety precautions.

Both suspects were arrested at the Glasgow airport, Scotland’s largest. One, his body engulfed in flames as police pulled him from the vehicle, was hospitalized.

There were no reports of injuries but the airport was evacuated and all flights suspended, a day after British police thwarted a plot to bomb central London, discovering two cars abandoned with loads of gasoline, gas canisters and nails.



Sanctuary Priest: Radical Amnesty Opponents

From a still smarting Associated Press:


Mexicans chide U.S. over immigration

By LISA J. ADAMS, Associated Press Writer

MEXICO CITY – Opinion makers and migrant advocates in Mexico said Friday that the collapse of U.S. immigration reform plans hurts Mexican workers, U.S. employers and anti-terrorism efforts.

President Bush’s plan to legalize as many as 12 million unlawful immigrants from around the world while fortifying the border failed in the Senate on Thursday.

“This is very bad news for Mexican migrants in the U.S.,” said Jorge Bustamante, special rapporteur to the U.N. human rights commission for migrants. “It means the continuation and probably a worsening of the migrants’ vulnerable conditions.”

The Rev. Luis Kendziersky, director of a shelter for migrants in the border city of Tijuana, said U.S.



Reuters: NATO Kills Over 30 Afghan “Civilians”

From the allies of terrorists at Reuters:

[AP caption:] An Afghan child, who allegedly was injured by a U.S .-led coalition’s air strikes, lies in a bed at a hospital in Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital of Helmand province, south of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday, June 30, 2007. The airstrikes in southern Afghanistan left at least 30 people, including women and children, killed or wounded, a local official said Saturday.

Over 30 Afghan civilians killed in air strike

Sat Jun 30

KABUL (Reuters) – More than 30 civilians were killed and dozens wounded on Saturday in an air strike by foreign forces fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province, a regional official said.

“It happened in the early morning,” provincial official Mohammed Daoud told Reuters. “Between 30-37 civilians have been killed and tens (dozens) of others have been injured.”

A spokesman for the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) for Afghanistan confirmed the incident, but said he had heard reports that only “a small number” of civilians were involved.



AP: “Most Senators” Want Troops Home Now

From those defenders of terror at the Associated Press:

Bush defends military buildup in Iraq


By DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press Writer

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine – President Bush, who faces mounting congressional pressure to end the war, called Saturday for patience as U.S. forces conduct stepped-up operations in Iraq.

“We’re still at the beginning of this offensive, but we’re seeing some hopeful signs,” Bush said in his weekly radio address, in which he likened U.S. troops deployed around the globe to the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

“We’re engaging the enemy, and killing or capturing hundreds,” said Bush, who is losing GOP support for his decision in January to send 30,000 extra troops to Iraq to secure Baghdad and Anbar…

The White House thought it had until September, when military commanders are to give an assessment of Iraq.



Phony “News” Is Used To Incite Iraqi Violence

From the website of the Multi-National Force – Iraq:

Extremists using false media reporting to incite sectarian violence

Saturday, 30 June 2007


June 30, 2007
Release A070630c

Extremists using false media reporting to incite sectarian violence

BAGHDAD, Iraq – Friday, news media reported a mass killing in a village near Salman Pak where 20 men were allegedly found beheaded.  It now appears that the story was completely false and fabricated by unknown sources. 

Upon learning of the press reports, coalition and Iraqi officials began investigating to determine if the reports were true.  Ultimately it was concluded the reports were false.

Anti-Iraqi Forces are known for purposely providing false information to the media to incite violence and revenge killings, and they may well have been the source of this misinformation.



Hamas Mickey Mouse Murdered By Israeli

From an approving Associated Press:

Hamas Mickey Mouse dies in his last episode

Hamas TV on Friday broadcast what it said was the last episode of a weekly children’s show featuring “Farfour,” a Mickey Mouse look-alike who had made worldwide headlines for preaching Islamic domination and armed struggle to youngsters.

In the final skit, Farfour was beaten to death by an actor posing as an Israeli official trying to buy Farfour’s land. At one point, Farfour called the Israeli a “terrorist.”

“Farfour was martyred while defending his land,” said Sara, the teen presenter. He was killed “by the killers of children,” she added.

But these people aren’t crazy or anything.



ABC: Brit Bomber Resembles Former Suspect

From The Blotter:

Terror Plot Involves Islamic Extremists; Police Have ‘Crystal Clear’ Picture of Suspect

June 29, 2007 2:56 PM

Brian Ross and Richard Esposito Report:

British police have a “crystal clear” picture of the man who drove the bomb-rigged silver Mercedes outside a London nightclub, and officials tell the Blotter on ABCNews.com he bears “a close resemblance” to a man arrested by police in connection with another bomb plot but released for lack of evidence.

Officials say the suspect had been taken into custody in connection with the case of al Qaeda operative Dhiren Barot (pictured above), who was convicted of orchestrating a vehicle bomb plot involving targets in London, New York, Newark, N.J. and Washington, D.C.

Officials say a surveillance camera caught the suspect “staggering from the Mercedes” shortly after parking it outside the Tiger Tiger nightclub.



Amnesty Demanders: Senate Failed America

From the Los Angeles ABC affiliate KABC-TV:

Immigration Bill Supporters: Senate Failed America

June 29, 2007 (KABC-TV) – Southland supporters of an immigration bill that died on the U.S. Senate floor will announce their next move Friday.

The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of L.A. says the Senate has failed the American people by not passing the bill. In the wake of the defeat, efforts are now underway to try and salvage parts of the bill.

The immigration package provided a path to citizenship for 12-million illegal immigrants, but also tightened border security. The bill’s collapse is a bitter defeat for President Bush.

Check out what the Coalition For Humane Immigrant Rights Of LA demands:

But it’s the rightwing nativist radicals who killed the amnesty billed.



Supreme Court Will Hear Detainees’ Appeal

From a delighted BBC NEWS:

US court admits Guantanamo cases

The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by Guantanamo Bay detainees that they be allowed to challenge their confinement in federal courts.

The move reverses the court’s decision in April, when it refused to rule on whether the men had a right to take their cases to federal courts.

This latest move is a blow to the US government, which wants the cases to be dealt with by military tribunals alone…

The government last year pushed a law through Congress that prohibited Guantanamo Bay detainees from challenging their confinement in federal courts.

In February this year, an appeals court hearing in the District of Columbia upheld this law.

In April, the US Supreme Court rejected the detainees’ request to hear an appeal on the February ruling.



WaPo: Wal-Mart Hicks Defeated Amnesty Bill

From our moral superiors at the Washington Post:

[Washington Post caption:] Billy Ray Smith and his wife, Uraina, of Gainesville, Ga., said they moved out of their subdivision after it was “taken over” by Mexicans.

Small-Town Resistance Helped to Seal Defeat

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Stephanie Usrey strode up to her local Wal-Mart store the other morning with the steely look of a boxer about to step into the ring.

A stay-at-home mother of two, Usrey has dreaded shopping at this particular branch ever since a Friday afternoon about five years ago, when she said she suddenly noticed she was the only non-Latino customer.

“That was the first time I looked around and said, ‘Man, I didn’t realize how many Mexicans there were here,’ ” Usrey, 39, recalled.



National Cancer Institute Studies Cat History?

From those lovers of science at the New York Times:

Study Traces Cat’s Ancestry to Middle East


Some 10,000 years ago, somewhere in the Near East, an audacious wildcat crept into one of the crude villages of early human settlers, the first to domesticate wheat and barley. There she felt safe from her many predators in the region, such as hyenas and larger cats.

The rodents that infested the settlers’ homes and granaries were sufficient prey. Seeing that she was earning her keep, the settlers tolerated her, and their children greeted her kittens with delight.

At least five females of the wildcat subspecies known as Felis silvestris lybica accomplished this delicate transition from forest to village. And from these five matriarchs all the world’s 600 million house cats are descended.



Al Qaeda-Like Car Bombs Are Found in London

From those calm and detached observers at the New York Times:

Explosive Device Found in London, Police Say


LONDON, June 29 — British police said they discovered an explosive device in a car abandoned outside a nightclub in the West End theater and entertainment district of central London early today and began a terrorism investigation.

The police said they had found significant quantities of gasoline, propane cylinders and nails in the car, a silver-green Mercedes, which had now been made safe.

Parts of central London were cordoned off after the incident, near the landmark Piccadilly Circus area, the police said.

In a press briefing, Peter Clarke, head of Britain’s counterterrorism command, said the explosive materials had had the potential to cause “significant injury or loss of life.”

Many other questions were met with his refusal to speculate during the early stages of an investigation.



Kennedy-McCain Amnesty Now “Bush’s Bill”

From the DNC’s Reuters:

Senate hands Bush major defeat on immigration

By Donna Smith

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Senate delivered an apparently fatal blow on Thursday to President George W. Bush’s planned immigration overhaul and dashed the hopes of millions of immigrants seeking legal status.

In a crucial make or break vote that exposed deep lack of support among Bush’s own Republicans, the legislation fell 14 votes short of the 60 needed in the 100-member Senate to advance toward a final vote.

Supporters of the bill, which was the result of months of negotiations between a group of Republican and Democratic senators and the White House, were dismayed by the vote…

Bush has sought an overhaul of U.S. immigration laws for years and this bill may have been his last chance for a significant domestic legislative victory before leaving office at the end of his second term in January 2009.



Cloture Is Defeated, Amnesty Bill Goes Down

From The Hill:

[AFP caption:] The motorcade that carries US President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney is seen as it arrives at the US Capitol 12 June, 2007 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. An influential group of Republicans in the US House of Representatives on Tuesday rejected President George W. Bush’s sweeping immigration reform bill — before even seeing the final product.

46-53, immigration bill goes down in defeat

By Klaus Marre
June 28, 2007

The comprehensive immigration reform bill that has dodged attacks from the left and right for weeks, survived “poison pill” amendments, and was once pulled from the Senate schedule failed its most important test Thursday. Passage of the legislation now appears unlikely.

The bipartisan coalition that had shepherded the measure through so many obstacles failed to get the 60 votes necessary to end debate.



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