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Selected News For The Week Jul 2 – Jul 8

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This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, July 2nd, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

17 Responses to “Selected News For The Week Jul 2 – Jul 8”

  1. canary says:

    Rash of Muslims & CAIR targeting Abercombie & Finch stores.
    After seeking & gaining employment at the overly sexual branded clothing store – though allah condemns muslims taking the infidels Abercombie money – they are making a killing in law suits.

    AFP: US Muslim woman sues Abercrombie over hijab

    Jul 01, 2011
    NEW YORK (AFP) – A US Muslim woman sued Abercrombie & Fitch on Monday, accusing the clothing retailer of firing her for refusing to remove her religious head scarf, a Muslim advocacy group said.

    Hani Khan of San Mateo, California, alleged that store managers had told her to remove her hijab as part of the clothing chain’s “Look Policy,” the Council of American-Islamic Relation (CAIR) said in a statement.

    “When I was asked to remove my scarf after being hired with it on, I was demoralized and felt unwanted,” Khan said.

    Abercrombie & Fitch, a youth-oriented clothing retailer notorious for ads featuring scantily clad young models, has repeatedly faced legal trouble because of its “Look Policy”, which it considers important for to its market image.

    In September 2009, US authorities sued the company for discriminating against a Muslim woman in Tulsa, Oklahoma, who alleged that a store had refused to hire her because of her head scarf.

    In a similar case in 2008, a Muslim woman said a manager at an Abercrombie & Fitch store in Milpitas, California, had written “not Abercrombie look” on her interview form and refused to hire her after she applied for a job.

    Last year, US authorities sued the company for discrimination over the incident.


    In September 2009, US authorities sued the company….
    Last year, US authorities sued the company…

    woah. I thought no one in the US was to display their religion. Athletes can’t kneel in prayer. Employees can’t even wear God Bless U.S. buttons.

    Do the muslim women and CAIR believe the hijab will excuse their evil sinful sexual desires looking at the photos of scantly clad young men on the walls they stare at, or the sexual pics on the paper bags they fill with fill clothes making dirty evil money that will bring severe punishment to them by allah. Shame on the muslims & CAIR from trying to get rich from evil activities. More shame on the U.S. authorities who take the tax payers money to aid this evil scamming.

  2. canary says:


    Mexican drug cartel spreading graffiti messages throughout northern Mexico to include written on 5 blankets in Juarez at the El Paso Texas U.S. border.

    “Gringos (D.E.A.),” the unsigned graffiti warned: “We know where you are and we know who you are and where you go. We are going to chop off your (expletive) heads.”

  3. canary says:

    Forbes: Geert Wilders Found “Not Guilty” In Victory For Free Speech

    Jun. 23 2011 – By Abigail R. Esman


    The plaintiffs are considering Geert Wilders be tried in UN and Eurpoean courts. I think it’s more clear now than ever that muslims hate the Jews, aside what their own koran says.

  4. canary says:

    While Egypt’s new Muslim Brotherhood rules in spanking new gold palace & rich cars, meanwhile on the 4th of July protests continue.
    over new rulers.

    BBC: Analysis: Egypt suffers post-revolution blues

    12 May 2011 Last updated at 06:18 ET

    The new headquarters building of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood is a magnificent, freshly painted office block, adorned with its symbol of the Koran flanked by two curved swords.

    For anyone who visited the Brotherhood’s pokey, shabby offices during the Mubarak days the place is a revelation.

    The Brotherhood has a new swagger. Outside the building were shiny, expensive cars belonging to some of the businessmen who back the Brotherhood.

    Inside, under golden chandeliers, sat elderly veterans of the Brotherhood’s struggles on ornate sofas and armchairs, talking discreetly.

    Among them, holding court, was a former leader who spent 30 years in jail.

    The traffic outside the newspaper’s towering, cavernous offices is worse than ever. Cairo’s residents say that their fellow motorists are even less willing to follow the rules of the road than they were before.


    BBC: Cairo clashes as court releases accused police

    July 4 2011

    After scuffling with guards at the courthouse, hundreds of people then blocked the highway to Suez.

    After the judge in Cairo ordered the release of the seven officers and adjourned their trial until September, the victims’ families tried to rush toward the defendants, who were quickly removed.

    A number of people then tried to storm the judge’s office but were blocked by security guards.


    The UK celebrates Ronald Reagan July 4th, while royalty celebrates Canada’s birthday, and
    Greece saves Israel by stopping the flotillia ship. ahem.

  5. tranquil.night says:

    “Liberals give a man a fish.. then encourage him to go play with his wiener and vote Demoncrap.” (cont’d)

    World Net Daily (via Dan Riehl) – It’s Settled, Huff-Po/AOL Is For Jag-Offs.

  6. canary says:

    New Evidence President George W. Bush’s Intelligence ace “John” and war strategy led to the capture of Osama bin Laden.

    This CIA agent “John” with over 30 years of experience survived the 2 separate bombings in Afghanistan and Pakistan that killed and injured dozens of experienced CIA agents – either incident being the greatest lost of Intelligence officers in the history of the U.S. under the Obama administration.

    Bush’s CIA “agent John” survived Obama’s CIA direction to remove and move “agent John” but he refused
    to be removed from the hunt of Osama bin Laden – even with offers of promotion such as his director has now took.

    Questions remain why was Obama & his Director determined to take “agent John” off the case when he was getting closer.

    “Agent John” & his partner w/teams knew anything in their memos that mentioned locating Osama bin Laden would end up getting to “the Directors” desk and would be scrutinized.

    “Agent John” & partner had to work undercover from their own CIA agency and President Obama.

    Though Obama and his CIA director (since removed and promoted) did not pay much of attention to “Agent John”. Perhaps this was a good thing, as any more blunder meetings with muslim informants may have blown up and killed the CIA’s best agent.

    For months “Agent John” begged Obama to take action.

    If Obama can bomb Libya without a thought or approval –
    why did Obama sit for months jeopardizing losing Osama bin Laden. ?
    Obama did not have capturing Osama bin Laden on his mind. And he failed to credit George Bush. But, then after all, Obama came in wanting to do it his way.


    AP Enterprise: The man who hunted Osama bin Laden

    By Adam Goldman & Matt Appuzzo
    July 5 2011
    In the hunt for the world’s most-wanted terrorist, there may have been no one more important. His job for nearly a decade was finding the al-Qaida leader.

    The analyst was the first to put in writing last summer that the CIA might have a legitimate lead on finding bin Laden. He oversaw the collection of clues that led the agency to a fortified compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

    But interviews with former and current U.S. intelligence officials reveal a story of quiet persistence and continuity that led to the greatest counterterrorism success in the history of the CIA.

    Call him John, his middle name.

    “He could always give you the broader implications of all these details we were amassing,” said John McLaughlin, who as CIA deputy director was briefed regularly by John in the mornings after the 2001 attacks.

    …, John was one of the driving forces behind the most successful string of counterterrorism captures in the fight against terrorism: Abu Zubaydah, Abd al-Nashiri, Khalid Sheik Mohammed, Ramzi bin Alshib, Hambali and Faraj al-Libi.

    Bin Laden had slipped away from U.S. forces in the Afghan mountains of Tora Bora in 2001, and the CIA believed he had taken shelter in the lawless tribal areas of Pakistan…

    By then, the agency was on its third director since Sept. 11, 2001. John had outlasted many of his direct supervisors who retired or went on to other jobs. The CIA doesn’t like to keep its people in one spot for too long. They become jaded.

    John didn’t want to leave.

    The CIA offered to promote him and move him somewhere else. John wanted to keep the bin Laden file.

    He examined and re-examined every aspect of bin Laden’s life.

    John rose through the ranks of the counterterrorism center, but because of his nearly unrivaled experience, he always had influence beyond his title. One former boss confessed that he didn’t know exactly what John’s position was.

    But in late 2007 and early 2008, John said the CIA needed to carry out those attacks deeper inside Pakistan.

    John worried that those men would soon start showing up on U.S. soil.

    “We’ve got to act,” John said, a former senior intelligence official recalls. “There’s no explaining inaction.”

    John took the analysis to then CIA Director Michael Hayden, who agreed and took the recommendation to President George W. Bush. In the last months of the Bush administration, the CIA began striking deeper inside Pakistan.

    In 2007, a female colleague whom the AP has also agreed not to identify decided to zero in on a man known as Abu Ahmed al-Kuwaiti,…

    “They had their teeth clenched on this and they weren’t going to let go,” McLaughlin said of John and his team.

    Everyone knew that anything with bin Laden’s name on it would shoot right to the director’s desk and invite scrutiny, so the early drafts played down hopes that the courier would lead to bin Laden.

    The revised memo was finished in September 2010. John,…
    emailed it to those who needed to know. The title was “Anatomy of a Lead.”

    If bin Laden was hiding there, in a busy suburb not far from Pakistan’s military academy, it challenged much of what the agency had assumed about his hideout.

    A cautious Panetta took the information to Obama, but there was much more work to be done.

    In a small house nearby, the CIA put people who would fit in and not draw any attention. They watched and waited but turned up nothing definitive.

    By about February, John told his bosses, including Panetta, that the CIA could keep trying, but the information was unlikely to get any better. He told Panetta this might be their best chance to find bin Laden and it would not last forever.

    Panetta held regular meetings on the hunt, often concluding with an around-the-table poll: How sure are you that this is bin Laden?

    Others weren’t so sure, especially those who had been in the room for operations that went bad.

    John was among several CIA officials who repeatedly briefed Obama and others at the White House.

    By April, the president had decided to send the Navy SEALs to assault the compound.

    Inside the Situation Room, the analyst who was barely known outside the close-knit intelligence world took his place alongside the nation’s top security officials, the household names and well-known faces of Washington.

    Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/2011/07/04/2993749/ap-enterprise-the-man-who-hunted.html#ixzz1RGt6zJ1h

    • canary says:

      The full article is amazing on this one man’s intelligence and mission. It would make a great movie, even
      if they left out the part between the Seals going in and out, and the burial sea. Show Obama playing golf
      waving people off not to bother him. Showing a determined American hero begging Obama to get Osama for months. Makes you wonder if at the least this the fact he was an Osama courier, what has to be done to take a terrorist out.

  7. canary says:

    Greek Forces block 3 Gaza flotilla boats named
    “Audacity of Hope” named after Jew hating Rev Wright speech & Obama’s book
    “Tahrir” (after Cairo’s epic-center square of protests), &
    “Louise Michel” headed to Israel
    The Captain of “Audacity of Hope” flotilla boat was arrested.

    AP: Greece blocks Gaza flotilla boat

    By Elena Becatoros July 4 2011
    ATHENS, Greece – …

    Greece last week banned all boats participating in the Gaza flotilla from leaving port, citing security concerns after a similar flotilla last year was raided by Israeli forces, leaving nine activists on a Turkish boat dead. The Greek foreign ministry has offered to deliver the humanitarian aid the activists want to take to Gaza.

    The vessel that attempted to leave Monday, dubbed the Tahrir after the Cairo square that became a center of protest against the Egyptian government this year, was carrying dozens of Canadians, activist Dror Feiler said.

    Heap said the boat’s original Greek crew was not on board when the boat attempted to leave Greece, and that the vessel was piloted by a group of “international volunteers.”

    On Friday, Greek authorities stopped the Audacity of Hope, a vessel carrying American activists, after it attempted to set sail without permission from near the port of Piraeus outside the Greek capital. The boat’s American captain was arrested and is to appear in court Tuesday.

    Israel has pledged to thwart any attempt to reach Gaza by sea; it says aid deliveries can occur through its own established channels.

    Christopher Torchia in Athens and Darko Bandic in Piraeus contributed.

    video of Audacity of Hope taking off overloaded with band
    playing jazz, and no way was there room for supplies.


    The Slate: Boat People

    Some questions for the “activists” aboard the Gaza flotilla.
    By Christopher Hitchens July 4, 2011


    Looks like Greece has their own muslim terrorists

    The Jerusalem Post
    PA security forces accused of assaulting radical group

    By Khaled Abu Toameh

    Dozens of supporters of pan-Islamic Hizb ut-Tahrir (Party of Liberation) are rounded up, accuse security forces of creating “fortresses.”

    Palestinian Authority security forces in the West Bank on Saturday detained dozens of supporters of the radical Hizb ut-Tahrir (Party of Liberation).

    So, now the new Tahrir muslim branch terrorists with their boat from Egypt. Insane since they can cross the border into Israel now.

    The airplane protesters planned this weeks and weeks ago as part of the Arab Spring.

    AFP: Israel readies for pro-Palestinian airport protest

    by Jack Guez Jul 4, 2011

    Israel was making intense preparations on Monday to foil plans by hundreds of activists to flood Israel’s Ben Gurion international airport on Friday in a show of solidarity with the Palestinians.

    Israeli media reported that flights landing on Friday from Europe would be taken to a separate terminal and all passengers carefully screened.

    Pro-Palestinian activists have said they plan to arrive in their hundreds at Ben Gurion airport outside Tel Aviv on July 8 to protest against Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip.

    “We are not going to hide the fact that we are coming to visit our Palestinian friends,” the website remarks said.

    “This planned event is a continuation of the attempts to undermine Israel’s right to exist and to attempt to breach its borders and sovereignty by sea, land and by air,” the statement from Netanyahu’s office said.


    I hope they strip and cavity searches on these terrorizing protesters, and dump every piece of luggage and carry on’s.

  8. canary says:

    Israel learns Obama placed Israel on the new Homeland Security terror watch list May 10th 2011 documents.

    No way It could have been a mistake as the documents went through many channels such as it was over looked by the Dept of Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General, the DHS the Director herself, and U.S. Immigration & Customs, before Israel discovered the truth.

    Ynet: US: Israel included in terror watch list by mistake

    by Yitzhak Benhorin 07 July 2011

    Israel erroneously included in Department of Homeland Security blacklist. Officials reassure Jerusalem is Washington’s partner in war on terror

    WASHINGTON – Israeli diplomats stationed in the United States was surprised to discover that Israel was one of 36 countries included in a new Homeland Security terror watch list.

    John Morton, director of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement division of the department, said Israel’s appearance on the list was a mistake.

    “The addition of Israel to the list… was based on inaccurate information provided to the OIG during the course of its audit,” Morton told JTA. “The US does not and never has considered Israel to have links to terrorism, but rather they are a partner in our efforts to combat global terrorism……..


    Meanwhile Israel solder was injured by Hamas bomb today – a day before the commercial air planes will land with hundreds of foreign protesters at Israel’s airport. Upon landing they will be screened and warned, as the newest alarm is terrorists implanting bombs by surgical procedures.
    Isn’t Israel allowing them land sweet and kind.
    At this point they should have crescent moons or 666 temporarily tattooed or sown to their heads for Israel’s security. Perhaps they will meet the Hamas who arrested a Gaza man for giving women haircuts. When the Hamas can arrest someone this is definite evidence that the Hamas and not Palestine running the show.

    • canary says:

      Update on Code Pink claims ownership of the “Audacity of Hope” boat headed to torment & endanger Israel. Their captain was released shortly after his arrest. They did manage to hold a protest 50,000 in what they compare to their version of protesters at Tahrir Square Cairo Egypt.
      Several who bravely paddled their kayak boats in front of Greek Police boats are still being detained.

      Surely Egypt is on terrorist with candidates like Muhammad Salim Al-Awa running for election.

      . We Don’t Want That [U.S.] Aid”

      “Israel Is An Enemy…”
      [Applause in the crowd]

      … This is a truce, and it is as temporary as all truces. …oh Egyptians make sure that the Zionists do not tear up this treaty before you do.

      “The normal relations we want with Israel will not be achieved by normalization, but through the affirmation of the enmity, not with hugs or secret phone calls, but by placing Israel in its normal status: the enemy of all the Arab and Muslim countries, and Egypt first and foremost.”

      We Want “Normal Relations With All the Forces Of the Resistance… We Want Normal Relations With Iran”
      “We want to have normal relations with all the forces of the resistance – Hizbullah, Hamas, the Islamic Jihad, and the PFLP. We are the home from which the resistance must set out. We are the cave in which the resistance finds shelter in difficult times. We are the source that supplies the resistance with money, men, and weapons.
      Obama’s Rev Wright may be coaching this radical candidate.

    • canary says:

      California would be the worlds 8th country in economy size.

      June 27, 2011 4:04 am
      The Financial Times: California tightens screw on trade with Iran

      By Matthew Garrahan in Los Angeles
      June 27, 2011

      California’s Iran Contracting Act goes further than previous divestment campaigns because it applies to each contract awarded by every public body, city and municipality in the state.

      For example, if a company were to bid for the right to supply fuel to Los Angeles International Airport and it has Iran-related investments “they are going to be prohibited from supplying the gasoline”, said Chuck Deyoe, legislative liaison for the procurement division in the California DGS.

      UANI’s next goal is the passage of a law barring companies with Iran exposure from being regulated on the New York Stock Exchange.

      Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democratic senator, and Mark Kirk, a Republican senator, recently introduced a bill that would require companies to disclose investments in Iran in their reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

      Additional reporting by Anna Fifield in Washington

      Can someone explain to me if California is rich. Is the California’s Iran Contracting Act something other states could put to use. I thought Obama put U.S. sanctions on Iran. Is it possible that we’ve been buying things from California that really comes from Iran. I’m very confused.

  9. Chase says:

    Administration to propose steps on gun safety


    “Six months after Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot, the White House is preparing to propose some new steps on gun safety, though they’re likely to fall short of the bold measures activists would like to see.

    He didn’t offer details, but people involved in talks at the Justice Department to craft the new measures said they expected to see something in the next several weeks. Whatever is proposed is not expected to involve legislation or take on major issues like banning assault weapons but could include executive action to strengthen the background check system or other steps.”

    More rules by executive fiat, handed to the Czars to undermine and destabilize the 2nd Amendment rights, further trashing the Constitution, and our rights, protections, secuirty, well-being, and happiness.

    • canary says:

      President Ronald Reagan didn’t fight for more gun control after he was gunned down.

  10. Chase says:

    Family fights government over rare ‘Double Eagle’ gold coins


    “Philadelphian Joan Langbord and her sons say they found the 10 coins in 2003 in a bank deposit box kept by Langbord’s father, Israel Switt, a jeweler who died in 1990. But when they tried to have the haul authenticated by the U.S. Treasury, the feds”…seized them as stolen U.S. property.

    (I guess the statute of limitations has run out on theft, but gold is forever owned by the US govt?)

    “The coins are part of a batch that were struck but then melted down after President Roosevelt took the country off the gold standard in 1933, during the Great Depression. Two were given to the Smithsonian Institution*, but a few more mysteriously escaped.

    A lawyer for the Langbords counters that the coins could have left the Mint legally since it was permissible to swap gold coins for gold bullion.

    Authorities in the Roosevelt era twice looked into Switt’s coin dealings, including his possession of Double Eagle coins. In 1944, Switt’s license to deal scrap gold was revoked.”

    Roosevelt era Democrats investigated, but found too little evidence or law on their side to seize the coins. Now, 70+ years later, only the audacious central-controlling, wealth redistributing Obamacrats have come up with more evidence, more intrusiveness, more scirrilous, scrabbling for ways to take away control, freedom, power, or wealth from Joe Citizen.

    With these goons in charge, running amok, I would not even disclose any valuable such that could be easily seized, melted down, and added to the colossal crowns Obama has ordered for he and Empress Arm-u-dollah

    • canary says:

      Chase, the article left out Roosevelt seized everyone’s gold. An article I read when Obama was elected, as
      the shot of fear was throughout our country of losing every thing we own, is that Roosevelt had the government seize everyone’s gold except some gold collector coins. It was not specific. I just read another article that Roosevelt allowed people to only keep $100 dollars worth of gold coins.
      So, maybe a play on the dollar sign as the coins in question were $20 dollar gold coins, and might show Switt kept $100 dollars in gold coins over the limit. Roosevelt stopped the minting of the coins
      in 1933. So, technically, no one should have more than 5 of these coins. So, I’d say Switt didn’t steal the coins he just didn’t let Roosevelt and the federal government rob him. Thousands of these coins were sunk on a ship. Perhaps Roosevelt was a pirate and just never recovered his loot. Just playing with this.

      More on thousands of these coins lost with tons of gold on
      a U.S. ship’s secret mission. Tons of gold that probably made the dang ship sink.

      The Library of Congress website reveals that the S. S. Central America “had aboard 581 persons, many carrying great personal wealth, and more than $1 million in commercial gold. [This ship] also bore a secret shipment of 15 tons of federal gold, valued at $20 per ounce, intended for the Eastern banks”.

      The coins in question that sunk.


      And Japan claims to have the 2nd largest finding of a fortune of precious metals in the ocean. No doubt following the UN Global Agenda 21 they were testing every teaspoon of water in the ocean for radiation when they discovered the gold mine.

  11. canary says:

    The Jerusalem Post: 200 pro-Palestinian activists stopped from entering Israel


    Earlier Friday, fifty pro-Palestinian activists arrived at the Lufthansa terminal at Paris’s Charles de Gaulle Airport hoping to board a flight to Israel, and then refused to leave the terminal after they were denied from boarding the plane, according to Israel Radio…

    Another activist at Paris’s airport said that the activists will remain there until Lufthansa agrees to give them a signed documnet [sic] saying the airline refused to let them board flights to Israel.

    In Geneva, EasyJet also refused to let 30 acitivists on board a flight to Israel.

    Overnight Thursday, two pro-Palestinian American activists were denied entry to Israel after they landed at Ben Gurion Airport from Athens.

    The ministry sent the letter in advance of the anticipated “Flightilla,” in which about 700 pro-Palestinian activists, mostly from Europe, were expected to arrive at Ben-Gurion Airport on Friday on routine flights throughout the day.


    Swiss Air refusal to fly protesters leads to protesters

    link at

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