Monthly Archives: February 2011

UN set to adopt report that praises Libya’s human-rights record

The UN Human Rights Council is set to adopt a major report hailing Libya’s human rights record — despite moving to suspend the Arab country’s council membership amid an international outcry over attacks on civilians.

The report shows countries applauding and commending Libya as they note “with appreciation the country’s commitment to upholding human rights on the ground.”

Iran says London 2012 logo racist

Iran has protested against the already controversial logo for the 2012 Olympic Games, saying the emblem is racist and spells the word ‘Zion,’ the ILNA news agency reported on Monday.

Palestinians endure horrific suffering in Israeli prisons

One terrorist gets a pre-law degree while another celebrates an engagement.  Oh, the humanity.

The Rise of the Adolescent Mind

We live in a therapeutic age, one in which the old tragic view of our ancestors has been replaced by prolonged adolescence.

Rosie O’Donnell Offers ‘Giant Hug’ to Helen Thomas

As she [Thomas] exited the studio with her entourage, including me, a CNN assistant came up and said, “There’s somebody here who wants to meet you.” When we got to the green room, O’Donnell burst through the door from the other side and with an irrepressible enthusiasm and fervor charged at Thomas to give her a giant hug.

It was an extraordinary moment, totally authentic with no cameras or recorders running. It was an unforgettable, spontaneous encounter of two of the most important women leaders and role models of our time.

Hey, maybe we should get Beyonce to smooth things over with the Gaddafi family

A cool 2 million should get her on board, unless her fee has gone up in the last year.

The Vacuum After Qaddafi

The worst-case scenario should the rebellion topple him, and one that concerns American counterterrorism officials, is that of Afghanistan or Somalia — a failed state where Al Qaeda or other radical groups could exploit the chaos and operate with impunity.

Arab Knesset members in Israel love Gadhafi

The hypocrisy of the Arab Knesset members and public figures who a few months ago went to grovel before the Libyan despot. They returned to Israel to boast and publish, in Arabic, their stories and pictures from the thrilling meeting with the “king of kings” and other such hyperbole a la MK Ahmed Tibi (United Arab List-Ta’al ).

Open-Minded Man Grimly Realizes How Much Life He’s Wasted Listening To Bullshit

During an unexpected moment of clarity Tuesday, open-minded man Blake Richman was suddenly struck by the grim realization that he’s squandered a significant portion of his life listening to everyone’s bullshit, the 38-year-old told reporters.

A visibly stunned and solemn Richman, who until this point regarded his willingness to hear out the opinions of others as a worthwhile quality, estimated that he’s wasted nearly three and a half years of his existence being open to people’s half-formed thoughts, asinine suggestions, and pointless, dumbfuck stories.

“Jesus Christ,” said Richman, taking in the overwhelming volume of useless crap he’s actively listened to over the years. “My whole life I’ve made a concerted effort to give people a fair shake and understand different points of view because I felt that everyone had something valuable to offer, but it turns out most of what they had to offer was complete bullshit.”

Our absurd obsession with Israel is laid bare

To a generation of politically active if not morally consistent campaigners, the Middle East has meant Israel and only Israel.

H/T researchok

Qatar next?

Desperate for freedom and democracy?  Nah, it’s all about the Jooos.

The title of the protesters Facebook page:  “For Qatar: try the traitor, an agent of Israel.”

Bob Rae calls conservative staffers “jihadis”

Liberal MP Bob Rae blamed the Oda controversy on Prime Minister Stephen Harper for creating a culture in his office where unelected political staffers — which he described as “25-year-old jihadis” — routinely overrule ministers, senior bureaucrats and senior diplomats.

Why aren’t Arabs in Israel rioting?

Is it because they are free to vote, run for political office, express themselves, worship as they please, enjoy an open media, high standard of living, great health care, fair and transparent judicial system — or is it that they just haven’t gotten around to it yet?  Theories welcome, please comment.

Alberta offers U.S. a safe haven in world of uncertain oil supply

At the height of the crisis earlier this month in Egypt, just a day before Hosni Mubarak succumbed to revolutionary pressures, a group of worried U.S. lawmakers met in a congressional office building just off Capitol Hill to seek answers to a seemingly intractable American problem.

What could be done, finally, to start weaning the United States off foreign oil?

Gary Mar, the Alberta government’s representative in Washington, sat at the witness table ready to offer a solution.

Israelis not so good at this genocide thing

Someone should tell the Joooos they’re not supposed to be saving lives. Sheesh.

Palestinians Hold Their Governments Accountable. Shouldn’t the West?

With protesters being slaughtered in Libya and Bahrain, the saga of the Palestinian Authority elections has understandably garnered little attention. But their cancellation immediately after being called last week, due to Hamas’s refusal to participate, is worth a closer look, because it explodes one of the West’s favorite myths: that Israel’s blockade of Gaza strengthened Hamas.

If that were true, Hamas ought to jump at the prospect of elections. After all, it won the last election; now, with its increased popularity, it would surely secure an even bigger win that would force the West to finally end its boycott and acknowledge the Hamas government’s legitimacy.

Except that Hamas, unlike the West, knows that its popularity has actually plummeted: every recent poll has shown that it would be trounced by Fatah. A December poll by the Ramallah-based Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, for instance, found Fatah beating Hamas 42 percent to 24 percent in the West Bank and 48 percent to 26 percent in Gaza. And since voicing support for Fatah can be dangerous in Hamastan, the real gap in Gaza might be even wider.

That’s because Palestinians, unlike the West’s useful idiots, aren’t idiots; they’re capable of understanding cause and effect: in the West Bank, where no rockets are being fired at Israel, there’s also no Israeli blockade.

Bad news: Oral sex now main cause of oral cancer

Scientists say that 64 percent of cancers of the oral cavity, head, and neck in the U.S. are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), which is commonly spread via oral sex, NPR reported. The more oral sex you have – and the more oral sex partners you have – the greater the risk of developing these potentially deadly cancers.

Good news: Satellite images reveal ‘uranium plant’ in Syria

Syria is suspected of harboring a uranium conversion reactor near the town of Marj as Sultan, near Damascus, according to a publication released Wednesday by the Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security based on reports by the German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung.

The facility is related to the nuclear reactor project at al Kibar that was bombed by Israel in September 2007, and it was reportedly used for processing uranium, according to the report.

Jewish American/Israeli gay Zionist neocon columnist porn producer defeats a group of gay anti-semites

The headline is quite a mouthful, I know.

Photo of the Jewish American/Israeli gay Zionist neocon columnist porn producer, Michael Lucas.

In Syria, Regime Squelches All Attempts at Protest

The wave of protests sweeping through the Arab world has not passed Syria by, but has sparked some demonstrations and attempts to organize large-scale protests. However, in contrast to the regimes of other Arab countries, the Syrian regime has so far managed to suppress the protest, and has in fact used the Middle East crisis to strengthen its position both inside and outside the country. The regime’s firm grip is maintained through a years-long policy of attacking and squelching any opposition forces, which has been tightened even further in the recent weeks; a nearly absolute control of the media and the maintaining of media obscurity regarding events in the country; widespread deployment of the security forces and the harnessing of popular forces; and recent measures aimed at easing economic distress through financial benefits that severely stretch the national budget.

This report will review the regime’s response to the Egypt events and to the awakening of the Syrian opposition.

EU’s draft UN resolution refuses to condemn Qaddafi

“The EU draft satisifies our requests for an international investigation and for keeping the issue on the council’s agenda. Yet it falls short of condemning Moammar Qaddafi, and fails to call for Libya’s removal from the council,” said Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch, a Geneva-based human rights group.

Attempted Jew massacre of the day

Brought to you by Islamic Jihad.

Gaddafi orders explosion of Libya’s oil pipelines

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has ordered his security forces to sabotage oil facilities, Time magazine reported Wednesday, quoting a source close to Gaddafi.

According to the report, the forces were ordered to start blowing up oil pipelines in order to cut off flows to ports in the Mediterranean.

The human rights community wakens to Libya

One cannot pick up a newspaper these days without reading reports of the popular uprisings in Arab dictatorships that refer to the surprise of it all, how unthinkable these events were to everyone in the free world. Why are we surprised? Because the very international bodies and agencies that we have trusted to force into the public conscience the grievances that gave rise to these revolts have studiously shirked that responsibility.

Israel could be the one thing all Egyptians agree on

Hostility to Israel, which is deeply ingrained in the Egyptian consciousness and supported by a growing identification with Islam, could become a bond between the various opposition elements and the army.

Omar Khadr and the jihadism that lurks in our prisons

Forensic psychiatry, to most, is the exercise of deconstructing tragedy and the tragic. Yet the practice itself reveals urgency well beyond the jails, hospitals, and modest rooms where tales of misery pour forth. The lessons of my professional experience in Guantanamo Bay bear an important challenge to our nation and to people of all faiths — if we dare to look at those locked up.

Good news: Palestinians want “day of rage”

Otherwise known as any given weekday.

The grand “end of conflict” delusion

For the past twenty years the quest for a Middle East peace and for resolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict has rested largely upon one specific strategy. We’ll call it the “End of Conflict Proclamation.”

Hezbollah Gets Into the Used Car Business

The story sounds like the script of a big-screen blockbuster. The plot mixes terrorists, a major bank, and an international drug ring, and features an unexpected cameo by used car dealers. But U.S. authorities say the global conspiracy they’ve discovered is no movie, and that the all-too-real scheme helped fund Hezbollah.

The last 20 Jews of Burma

The Jewish community of Burma is in danger of extinction.

Al Jazeera COMPLETELY ignores story of gang-raped CBS reporter

To Al Jazeera, it seems, the attack on Logan never happened.

Elvis Costello: Jew hating artist of the day

Last year Elvis Costello joined the boycott Israel movement, canceling  already scheduled concerts:

“It is after considerable contemplation that I have lately arrived at the decision that I must withdraw from the two performances scheduled in Israel on the 30th of June and the 1st of July.

One lives in hope that music is more than mere noise, filling up idle time, whether intending to elate or lament.

Then there are occasions when merely having your name added to a concert schedule may be interpreted as a political act that resonates more than anything that might be sung and it may be assumed that one has no mind for the suffering of the innocent.

I must believe that the audience for the coming concerts would have contained many people who question the policies of their government on settlement and deplore conditions that visit intimidation, humiliation or much worse on Palestinian civilians in the name of national security.

If Costello is so concerned about human rights perhaps he could explain why, on March 5, 2011 he’ll be performing in China.  Could he be ignorant about the state of human rights in that country?  Does he hate Chinese people?  Probably not.  A man has only so much prejudice in his heart; Elvis has reserved his for Jews only.

Islamists call for gay-free zones in East London

“A venue attached to the East London mosque hosted a speaker who invited his audience to: ‘Spot the fag.’ There have been a series of homophobic threats and assaults by Asian youths on LGBT people in the East End over recent years.

“I’ve been attacked by Muslim youths three times in and around Brick Lane. In all three attacks, the assailants shouted religious slogans. My LGBT Muslim friends who live in the area are nervous and anxious. They fear attack and dare not reveal their sexuality.

“Only last week there were reports of threats being sent by Islamists to gay students at South Bank University. LGBT History Month posters have been defaced by extremist Muslim students. Several universities have hosted hate preachers who endorse the killing of LGBT people.

Video: Netanyahu to Nasrallah: Stay in your bunker


Egyptian mob yells “Jew! Jew!” while gang raping CBS reporter

“In the crush of the mob, [Logan] was separated from her crew. She was surrounded and suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating before being saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers.”

The 135th Westminster Dog Show

This dog here isn’t in the competition, for some reason.  Click the image and behold the star canines of 2011.

The new Middle East at a glance

Arab countries throughout the Middle East and North Africa are experiencing unrest. Israel National News brings you a brief review on what’s happening with the Arabs – and the Jews – in the various states:

Former Lebanese prime minister grows a pair

In an emotional speech to thousands of supporters in Beirut, former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri issued a direct challenge Monday to the Shiite Hezbollah movement, saying that the Lebanese people can no longer bury their heads in the sand in the face of Hezbollah’s weapons.

U of T Students’ Union spent $745,000 on their own salaries last year

Pic of Adam Awad, president of the student union.

For that sort of money, you would expect progress on the issues that matter to students. But year after year, tuition goes up, clubs continue to operate on shoestring budgets, and the largest university in Canada hosts a homecoming that’s both underfunded and underwhelming.

StudentPAC was formed by a group of students who think that we can do better. It’s not a political group. We are not affiliated with any party, ideology, or movement. Our members come from every college, faculty, and campus at the university. In a packed room at Hart House in October, this diverse group of ordinary students came together to share their ideas for a better university. We found that most people were concerned about the same core issues: their money, their clubs, and their social life.

These may be the issues that most students care about, but they are not the issues that UTSU has chosen to spend our student fees working on. Instead, they have put our money to use furthering their own personal pet projects.

Sort of, like this?

Egypt presidential hopeful: Peace treaty with Israel is over

No, he’s not from the Muslim Brotherhood.  He’s your average liberal, secular, democracy loving, Jew hating Arab doctor dude.

Dating service for people with herpes

“We’re not lepers, its not AIDs,… it’s just a rash…..”

Do Cairo’s protesters speak for Egypt?

Most Egyptians — three-quarters of its overwhelmingly Muslim population, public opinion polls say — want “strict imposition of Sharia law” and a larger proportion wants policies that most in the West would view as human rights abuses — 82% would stone adulterers and 84% want the death penalty for Muslims who leave their faith.

While most of the urban generation in Cairo’s Tahrir Square desires a modern Egyptian state of some kind, the Egyptian majority does not: 91% of Muslims want to keep “Western values out of Islamic countries.” For the vast majority outside the main cities, the outrages perpetrated by Mubarak lie mostly in his suppression of Islamic fundamentalist values, such as his ban on female genital mutilation and his moves to phase out polygamy and child brides. Most Muslim Egyptians not only oppose a modern Egyptian state, they would dismantle the existing Egyptian state, two-thirds wanting instead “to unify all Islamic countries into a single Islamic state or caliphate.”

Egypt crisis: Protests switch to demands on pay

Fresh protests and strikes have flared in Egypt as demonstrators demand better pay and conditions from the country’s new military rulers.

Gaddafi tells Palestinians: revolt against Israel

Palestinian refugees should capitalise on the wave of popular revolts in the Middle East by massing peacefully on the borders of Israel until it gives in to their demands, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said on Sunday.

Yemeni activists too buzzed to protest

“After I chew I can’t go out. When I chew qat, the whole world is mine. I feel like a king,” said Mohammed al-Qadimi, a student who has attended Yemen rallies but said it would be hard to motivate himself to protest all day.

Lebanese Canadian bank accused of ties to Hezbollah, money laundering

U.S. authorities on Thursday accused Lebanese Canadian Bank of possible international money laundering and are seeking to stop U.S. financial firms from doing business with the Beirut-based bank.

LCB, which maintains a network of 35 branches in Lebanon and a representative office in Montreal, operated as a Middle East subsidiary of the Royal Bank of Canada until 1988, but is now a privately owned Lebanese bank.

The U.S. Department of Treasury made the allegations by employing a rarely used measure included in the USA Patriot Act.

It alleges the bank facilitated the money laundering activities of an international narcotics trafficking and money-laundering network that moves illegal drugs from South America to Europe and the Middle East through West Africa and launders hundreds of millions of dollars each months through accounts held at LCB.

The Treasury also accused the bank of facilitating trade-based money laundering through used car dealerships in the United States and other consumer goods throughout the world.

The Treasury said the bank has ties to the terrorist organization Hezbollah.

Who’s upset over Iranium screening at York U?

Same old scum-sucking, Jew hating, fucking asshole Nazis.

Facebook page urges Gazans to topple Hamas government

Observers in Gaza and the West Bank said they were unsure whether the Facebook call would be able to mobilize huge numbers of protesters.

They said Gazans were afraid of Hamas’ security apparatus, which has acted harshly against critics.

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday said Hamas authorities in Gaza quashed a solidarity demonstration with Egypt last week. The international watchdog said police arbitrarily arrested six women and threatened to arrest another 20 people as soon as they arrived at the Park of the Unknown Soldier in Gaza City.

York U Iranium screening forced to reschedule/change venues over security threats


The new and controversial documentary Iranium which has sparked controversy Nation-wide is making its way to Toronto. Amidst threats to the screening, the York University Administration is doing everything in its power to stand by its commitment of safety for all its students and for open and peaceful debate. As such, the screening of Iranium has changed locations from Curtis Lecture Hall A to Computer Science and Engineering A (CSE A).
Time has changed from 4:30pm to 5:45pm.

Where: Computer Science Engineering (CSE) A, York U
When: Doors open 5:45pm, this coming Thursday February 10th

Tickets can be purchased in Vari Hall tomorrow and Thursday as well as at the door.
Cost: $2 for York Students, $10 for non-York Students
space is limited

Special guests Michael Mostyn and Mark Adler will be addressing the crowd

Iranium is a documentary film that explores the Iranian nuclear program as it pertains to perceived strategic threats against the West, and Islamic fundamentalism in Iran.

Featuring footage with Iranian leaders and interviews with 25 leading politicians, dissidents, and researchers, the film discusses the Iranian nuclear program, Middle East policy, terrorism, and nuclear proliferation. Beginning with the Islamic revolution, the film documents the creation of the Iranian nuclear program and development of what it claims is “Iran’s nuclear threat.”

Sponsored by: Hasbara at York, Hasbara Fellowships, York Campus Conservatives, Iran Human Rights Activists at York U, Jewish Law Students Association

For more information contact

IDF enlisting “new media fighters”

IDF Spokesman Avi Benayahu said Tuesday that the army is currently in the process of enlisting “new media fighters”.

Benayahu told a panel on the subject of “the digital medium as strategic weapon” that the army was searching for “little hackers who were born and raised online”.

H/T Buck