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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Goldstone Commission Gaza Conflict Findings and Reactions, Beck Repeats, Hannity's Hypocrisy,

Goldstone Commission Gaza Conflict Findings and Reactions By Stephen Lendman - On April 3, 2009, a UN press release stated:
"The Human Rights Council (HRC) today announced the appointment of Richard J. lead an independent (four-person) fact-finding mission to investigate international human rights and humanitarian law violations related to the recent conflict in the Gaza Strip....The team will be supported by staff of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights....Today's appointment comes following the adoption of a resolution by the Human Rights address 'the grave violations of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, particularly due to the recent Israeli military attacks against the occupied Gaza Strip."

Beck Tells Couric He’s Sorry The Way He “Phrased” Accusation That Obama Is A Racist, Goes On To Paint Obama As A Racist Again By Ellen on Glenn Beck - In his lengthy interview with Katie Couric last night (9/22/09), Glenn Beck claimed he didn’t give much thought to the advertising boycott organized by which to date has resulted in a loss of 62 advertisers. But it’s clear he has at least some regrets for having called President Obama a “racist” with “a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture.” Beck told Couric he was “sorry the way it was phrased.” Then he went on to paint Obama as a racist again. With video....

Will Obama's Top General in Afghanistan Quit?- Robert Dreyfuss, The Nation - Sources say Stanley McChrystal may consider quitting if Obama fails to give him 15,000 additional troops in Afghanistan.

Bob Beckel Exposes Hannity Panel's Hypocrisy On ACORN By Ellen on Hannity - On last night’s Hannity, Bob Beckel repeatedly threw the imbalanced panel, stacked against him with two conservatives plus Sean Hannity, off their anti-ACORN talking points. First, nobody could explain what the supposedly billions of dollars going to ACORN was for. Then nobody, including the former Bush administration official, could explain why they had not made an issue of the greater waste and abuse from Halliburton. Beckel polished it off by throwing Hannity on the defensive by asking whether he had ever hired anyone who turned out to be a “fruitcake.” Go Bob! Video after the jump....

Making Internet Publishing Pay: German Media Mogul Takes On Google News - Herbert Burda doesn't like the way Google News works. Now the head of one of the world's biggest publishing companies is putting his money where his mouth is. Burda has launched a new Web site to compete with Google News that, unlike its American competitor, will pay its sources.

A German Jihad Colony: Islamists in Pakistan Recruit Entire Families from Europe - The German government is trying to secure the release of a group of suspected German Islamists who were arrested by Pakistani authorities while making their way to a jihadist colony in the Waziristan region along the Afghan-Pakistani border. Entire families from Germany are moving to the region to join the jihad.

The Forgotten Guantanamo: Prisoner Abuse Continues at Bagram Prison in Afghanistan - US President Barack Obama has spoken out against CIA prisoner abuse and wants to close Guantanamo. But he tolerates the existence of Bagram military prison in Afghanistan, where more than 600 people are being held without charge. The facility makes Guantanamo look like a "nice hotel," in the words of one military prosecutor.


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