Monthly Archives: July 2015

Now is the time to assassinate Nasrallah

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Musical Interlude

PM announces expanded and modernized Free Trade Agreement with Israel

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that negotiations toward an expanded and modernized Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA) have concluded.

The modernized CIFTA will notably provide expanded market access opportunities for agricultural, fish and seafood products through the reduction or elimination of Israeli tariffs on a large number of products, and duty-free access under tariff rate quotas for certain products.

Four existing areas of the current CIFTA have been modernized, namely market access for goods, rules of origin, institutional provisions, and dispute settlement. In addition, seven new chapters have been included in the areas of trade facilitation, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, technical barriers to trade, intellectual property, electronic commerce, labour, and environment.

This robust CIFTA will support Canadian businesses and investors, deepen trade and investment linkages, and further strengthen Canada’s bilateral relationship with Israel.

A modernized CIFTA will facilitate expanded bilateral commercial flows by reducing tariffs and other barriers, enhancing cooperation and increasing transparency in regulatory matters. A modernized agreement also stands to reduce transaction costs for businesses and create new opportunities for Canadian agriculture, agri-food, fish and seafood companies in the Israeli market.


Catherine Porter: “I made mistakes”

Still doesn’t admit to being a scummy liar.

Explosions hit cars of Hamas officials in Gaza City

Two people have been injured in multiple car explosions in northern Gaza City, Palestinian security sources said.

The sources said six explosions took place at same time on Sunday morning in the Sheikh Radwan neighbourhood.

The cars belonged to officials of Islamic Jihad, Hamas and its armed wing, the Qassam Brigades.

Al Jazeera’s Tamer Almisshal, reporting from Gaza, said that both of those wounded were civilians living in a house near one of the blast sites.

Interior ministry spokesman Iyad al-Buzom released a brief statement in which he accused “vandals” seeking to destabilise Gaza of carrying out the explosions.

He said security officials started an investigation and would pursue the criminals.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks but an Al Jazeera correspondent in Gaza noted that Sheikh Radwan witnessed fighting between Hamas security forces and fighters loyal to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group in early June.

ISIL threatened Hamas in a video shared online earlier this month, vowing to end the faction’s rule in the territory.

Graffiti appearing to show an emblem used by ISIL could be seen behind one of the vehicles targeted in the attacks.

Osama Hamdan, a senior Hamas leader, told Al Jazeera that whoever was behind the attack was working for Israeli interests but the group would not take any hasty actions.

“We have to complete investigations to find who exactly did this and according to the law they (perpetrators) will be questioned and judged,” he said.

“They don’t have any real support in Gaza. ISIL is very strange and people will not accept that.”


Canada Revenue revokes Ottawa-based aid group’s charitable status

The Canada Revenue Agency announced Friday that it had revoked the charitable status of an Ottawa-based agency which claimed to help children and impoverished families in Uganda and Western Kenya.

The CRA ruled that the Canadian Friends of Pearl Children group was operating as a tax shelter, issuing tax receipts totalling more than $167 million for what were deemed as “not legitimate gifts” of cash and pharmaceuticals.

Additionally, the CRA audit showed that, out of the more than $4 million they received in cash contributions, the Canadian Friends of Pearl Children paid $3.19 million to the promoters of the tax shelter.

As a result of the status revocation, the Canadian Friends of Pearl Children will no longer be permitted to issue tax receipts and will no longer be exempt from income tax.


Toronto Star admits Catherine Porter is a liar

Porter acknowledges she fell short here: “I made some mistakes,” she told me.

Editor Michael Cooke concurs: “Catherine Porter especially regrets these failings, and I apologize on behalf of the paper. Lessons learned. The hard way,” he said.”

Filthy Canadian Jew-hater of the day

Surprise! A York University prof. Click the disgusting image.


Venezuela attempting to take control of two-thirds of Guyana

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is facing a staggering array of problems far too numerous and severe to list here. Things were already going badly before global oil prices tanked, so now they’re a lot worse.

With Venezuelan crude down to about $50 a barrel, Maduro’s government has been devouring its foreign currency reserves and plunging deeper into debt, though not fast enough to keep supermarkets stocked. Annual inflation is the highest in the world, and the country’s largest bank note, 100 “Strong Bolivars,” is now worth just 17 U.S. cents on the black market. The country’s may soon run low on beer.

It might come as something of a surprise, then, to see that the Venezuelan president’s most pressing concern in recent days is not a shortage of milk, surgical supplies or contraceptives. It is a vigorous and noisy campaign to take control of a large swath of South American savannah and jungle, known as the Essequibo, that belongs to neighboring Guyana.

Hacking Team Breach Shows a Global Spying Firm Run Amok

Few news events can unleash more schadenfreude within the security community than watching a notorious firm of hackers-for-hire become a hack target themselves. In the case of the freshly disemboweled Italian surveillance firm Hacking Team, the company may also serve as a dark example of a global surveillance industry that often sells to any government willing to pay, with little regard for that regime’s human rights record.

‘take that dirty Jew’

Paris – 13-year-old taken to hospital after 6 men accost him outside school, yell ‘take that dirty Jew’ and steal his phone.

Iranian Hackers Infiltrated a Canadian Government System

The Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), which is under the umbrella of the Ministry of Labor, had its network compromised along with accounts and password information leading up to April 2013. The attacks — which were part of a wider cyber offensive dubbed ‘Operation Cleaver’ — have gone unreported until now. This is the first time Canadian authorities have publicly acknowledged the government network was, in fact, hacked as a result of alleged Iranian-born operations.

Missed garbage pickup complaints rise in east, fall in west

A Star analysis of 311 service request data shows a stark contrast between the number of complaints for missed waste collection in Toronto’s east and west ends.

Feel good story of the day

45 ISIS Fighters Killed by Poisoned Ramadan Meal.

Senate committee report on terrorism

Just one of their brilliant recommendations:

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service should investigate the Muslim Brotherhood to determine whether it should be designated a terrorist entity.

Good thinking, assholes.

Go bulls!

Two Americans and a Briton were gored and eight others injured Tuesday as thousands of daredevils dashed alongside fighting bulls through the streets of this northern Spanish city on the first bull run of the San Fermin festival, organizers said.

Feel-good story of the day

Carlos Larmond’s time in jail since his arrest on terrorism charges in January has been anything but quiet, with him allegedly trying to recruit “soldiers of Islam” and ending up on the wrong side of a vicious two-on-one fight that left him hospitalized.

Shunned: A film about LGBT Palestinians in Israel

Anti-Semitism Goes to School

Anti-Semitism on American college campuses is rising—and worsening. Where does it come from, and can it be stopped?

Costa Rica becomes 33rd country to launch pro-Israel caucus

The 20 Parliamentarians signed a foundation document reaffirming Israel as a Jewish state with Jerusalem as its capital.

Turks protesting against China attack Koreans ‘by mistake’

Turkish nationalists protesting China’s treatment of ethnic Uighur Muslims attacked a group of Korean tourists in the heart of Istanbul’s old city on Saturday, mistaking them for Chinese nationals.

Hundreds of angry protesters marched towards the Topkapi Palace on the banks of the Bosphorus Strait in a show of solidarity with the Turkic Uigurs, who complain of cultural and religious suppression under Chinese rule.

Shouting “Allahu Akbar” (God is the Greatest), they attacked some Koreans outside the Topkapi Palace, which is visited by thousands of tourists every day.

The tourists were rescued by riot police, who fired tear gas to disperse the attackers, members of the notorious far-right Grey Wolves closely affiliated with Nationalist Movement Party (MHP).

Video footage by Dogan news agency showed a distraught Korean tourist telling reporters: “I’m not Chinese, I’m Korean.”

Turkey’s Double Game with ISIS

Turkey’s Islamist government has had rational reasons to support discreetly its own Frankenstein monster: the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The jihadists who have conquered large swathes of Syria and Iraq since the summer of 2014 may have the habit of beheading every infidel they catch, Muslim or non-Muslim. But they are merely the excessively savage next of kin to Turkish Islamists, who pursue similar political goals in Western-style suits and neckties instead of Arab gowns imitating the Prophet Muhammad’s attire.

Their kinship diverges over methodology rather than objectives. But there is also a pragmatic attachment built on a shared obsession with common enemies. The Shiites whom ISIS militants love to slaughter are privately viewed by Turkey’s Sunni supremacists as heretics (therefore, infidels). Likewise, Ankara views Syria’s Kurds as a major security threat. The Turkish government believed that investing in ISIS (and its brothers in arms such as Ahrar ash-Sham and an-Nusra Front) would facilitate the downfall of Syrian president Bashar Assad, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s friend-turned-nemesis. They miscalculated, and thus began Turkey’s own Frankenstein story.

Canadian and Israeli Scientists Tackle Deadly Pancreatic Cancer as Alex U. Soyka Pancreatic Cancer Research Project is Dedicated in Jerusalem

Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) Commits Additional $4.6 Million to Research Efforts Initiated by Sylvia Soyka and SMGS Family Foundation

Leading Canadian and Israeli scientists gathered at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Faculty of Medicine to attend a forum on pancreatic cancer research and help dedicate the Alex U. Soyka Pancreatic Cancer Research Project.

A nice welcome home for the Sea Hitler skanks

Hamas has close ties to IS affiliates in Sinai, say Israel, Egypt

Egyptian sources claim that Hamas cares for the Sinai group’s wounded in Gazan hospitals, while the group, which calls itself the “Sinai Province” of the IS-declared “caliphate,” maintains Hamas weapons caches in the Egyptian peninsula, effectively beyond the reach of Israeli air strikes, according to a Thursday report in the Haaretz daily.

Sinai Province is also said to be aiding Hamas in efforts to smuggle weapons into Gaza as part of the Palestinian group’s rearmament program.

This alliance, defense sources say, is behind the latest acrimony between Cairo and the Hamas rulers of Gaza.

Humanitarian aid on Gaza flotilla fit in 2 boxes

After Israeli commandos swooped in to take control of a protest boat that tried to break Israel’s naval blockade of the Gaza Strip this week, a lot of people were wondering what humanitarian aid the vessel was carrying. The answer: two cardboard boxes’ worth.

Ottawa moves to revoke citizenship of convicted terrorist for first time since controversial law took effect

The government has begun the process of revoking the citizenship of an Iranian-Canadian serving a prison sentence in Edmonton for terrorism, according to sources familiar with the case.

Hiva Alizadeh is the first Canadian to be targeted by a law that allows Ottawa to strip the citizenship from Canadians convicted of terrorist offences, provided they are citizens elsewhere.

Today in the longest occupation EVAH

Jerusalem family finds 2,000-year-old ritual bath under living room.

Godspeed ISIS!

Islamic State insurgents threatened on Tuesday to turn the Gaza Strip into another of their Middle East fiefdoms, accusing Hamas, the organization that rules the Palestinian territory, of being insufficiently stringent about religious enforcement.