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Friday, July 21, 2006

Event in DC

The organizers of the Washington, DC rally in support of the (nearly) 12 million ex-Communists were kind enough to invite me to say a few words.  For those interested, here they are.

FYI, the News of the Day will be back on schedule on Monday.

Posted by D.J. McGuire on July 21, 2006 in International Affairs | Permalink


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Isn't there a movement to build a statue identical to the "Statue of Liberty" from Tianamen Square in Washington DC to be a memorial to the victims of Communism? If so, well done.

Posted by: Scott | 2006-07-21 9:59:19 AM

That's right there were more than the July 4th fire works coinciding with the release of the Kilgour-Matas report on organ harvesting. Sparks from NK took the front page. But nevertheless, the report received great coverage and many more people are aware of the evil nature of the Party (CCP). Hat off to the 12 million freedom fighters. It takes great courage for the Chinese people to quit the Party. This is indeed the beginning of the end for the wicked Party and the dictators are well aware of this power--a silent threat--become reality. I'm sure it keeps them awake at night.

Great speech DJ!

Posted by: Makina | 2006-07-21 11:48:15 AM

China is far better of without Chinese Communist Party(CCP). The world is better to live without Communist. I admire Chinese people in China who have quitted CCP. Chance of a life time! How many more people CCP needs to kill before Chinese people can wake up. All the horrible things that CCP has brought to China far more terrified than what it brings. Wealth, Power is just for high leve party members, not for workers, farmers, fishermen, working class people who, once, it claimed the backbone of the party!!!?

Posted by: Ha P | 2006-07-21 1:16:55 PM

other new today of the "peaceful religion" is this the first country besides israel that they attempted this?


'Terrorist cell' arrests in Italy

Friday, July 21, 2006

ROME, Italy (CNN) -- In a series of morning raids, Italian military police arrested five Algerians for their alleged affiliation with a terrorist group, authorities said Friday.

According to the Italian Carabinieri, investigators discovered a cell linked to an Algerian militant organization known as the "Salafist Group for Call and Combat (GSPC)," whose logistical base was in Vicenza, but also had operations in Brescia, Naples and Salerno.

According to authorities, the group is part of a "global jihad" recruitment program that is also involved in the production of counterfeit documents, including false IDs, living permits and work contracts to be used by illegal immigrants.

The arrests were made in the cities of Vicenza, Brescia and Reggio Emilia and follow the midweek arrests of three men with alleged ties to the same militant organization.

The three are being held on suspicion of association with the aim of international terrorism -- charges put in place after the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001.

In the past, Italy has been used as a logistical base for groups tied to al Qaeda, providing false documents and financial assistance for terrorist activities.

If the suspects were planning to carry out terrorist attacks in Italy, it would mark an escalation in terrorist activities in the country.

Italy has been the target of Internet threats by Islamic militants because of Rome's support of the U.S.-led military operation in Iraq, with about 3,000 Italian troops taking part in the coalition/

Posted by: woodbridge | 2006-07-21 1:22:24 PM

The "nineteen men" will solve the Communist Chinese problem.

For each 100 Chinese baby girls who are allowed to be born alive, 119 Chinese baby boys were born. Hillary and CEDAW are very supportive.

The nineteen are now young men. I think they will slaughter the Chinese Communist "Leaders" then march on Russia and fix that moral sewer as well.

Then perhaps we'll all realize that it is the feminists-abortionists who need "fixing" as we are puzzling about why the Muslims don't want to immerse themselves in our "morality?"

Posted by: Conrad-USA | 2006-07-21 1:44:52 PM

I think those 19 men will be soldiers in the PLA and invade neighbouring countries to capture 19 women.

It's the biological imperative that will drive them.

Posted by: Speller | 2006-07-21 1:51:58 PM

islamic feces threaten to declare JIHAD against Ethiopia

Ethiopia troops cross into Somalia
Ethiopians want to save government; Islamists in control want them out

Friday, July 21, 2006 Posted: 0823 GMT (1623 HKT)

Islamic militiamen at the Mogadishu airport on Wednesday. A top official said his forces will soon seize the base of the country's government.

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Hundreds of Ethiopian troops in armored vehicles rolled into Somalia to protect their allies in this country's virtually powerless government from Islamic militants who control the capital.

The move could give the internationally recognized Somali government its only chance of curbing the Islamic militia's increasing power. But Ethiopia's incursion could also be just the provocation the militia needs to build public support for a guerrilla war.

"We will declare jihad if the Ethiopian government refuses to withdraw their troops from Somalia," a top Islamic official, Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed, told The Associated Press.

The neighboring countries are traditional enemies, although Somali President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed has asked Ethiopia for its support. Thousands of Somalis have taken to the streets in recent weeks to denounce witness accounts of Ethiopian troops along the border.

The United States on Thursday urged Ethiopia to exercise restraint and said the European Union, the United States, the African Union, the Arab League and others in an international contact group on Somalia will meet soon to consider the volatile situation.

Somalia has been without an effective central government since warlords toppled dictator Mohamed Siad Barre in 1991 and then turned on each other, carving much of the country into armed camps ruled by violence and clan law.

The government, which includes some warlords linked to the violence of the past, was established with the support of the United Nations to help Somalia emerge from anarchy. But the body wields no real power, has no military and only operates in Baidoa, about 150 kilometers (100 miles) east of the Ethiopian border.

The Ethiopians, wearing their national military uniforms, deployed Thursday at the airport outside Baidoa and set up a fenced compound near the transitional president's home in the city, witnesses said.

The Islamic militia of the Supreme Islamic Courts Council stepped into the power vacuum in recent months, seizing the capital of Mogadishu and most of southern Somalia.

On Wednesday, the militia reached within 35 kilometers (20 miles) of Baidoa, prompting the government to go on high alert.

The militia began pulling back Thursday as more than 400 Ethiopian troops entered Baidoa. The soldiers smiled and waved to residents before setting up their camp, according to the witnesses, who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals.

U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan expressed concerns about the increased tensions near Baidoa and urged dialogue, according to a U.N. statement released Thursday. Annan "called on the Somali parties to refrain from actions that could further strain relations between the Transitional Federal Institutions and the Supreme Council of the Islamic Courts," the statement said.

The United States has accused the Supreme Islamic Courts Council of links to al-Qaida that include sheltering suspects in the deadly 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. In a recent Internet posting, al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden urged Somalis to support the militants and warned nations not to send troops here.

The Islamic militia has installed strict religious courts, sparking fears it will become a Taliban-style regime.

Ethiopia's defense, foreign and information ministries repeatedly denied Thursday that their troops had crossed into Somalia. Ismail Hurreh, one of Somalia's deputy prime ministers, also dismissed the reports.

But late Wednesday, Ethiopia's Minister of Information Berhan Hailu told the AP his government would intervene to prop up Somalia's transitional government.

Ethiopia sent troops into Somalia in 1993 and 1996 to quash Islamic militants attempting to establish a religious government.

In the absence of his own force, President Yusuf, a staunch secular leader who has condemned radical Islam, has apparently chosen to rely on his longtime ally, Ethiopia, for protection and to give him greater leverage at the bargaining table.

But Yusuf's reliance on Ethiopia appears to make him beholden to the country's traditional enemy and hurts his legitimacy. Anti-Ethiopia sentiment still runs high in much of this almost entirely Muslim country, which is why the government and Ethiopia, a mostly Christian nation, want to keep the troop deployment quiet.

If the competition for power should become violent, there is little doubt that Ethiopia has the superior fighting force.

This week's developments could disrupt peace talks scheduled for Saturday and aimed at negotiating some kind of partnership between the government, which has access to international support and funding, and the Islamic group, whose authority in Somalia is undeniable.

At the first round of the Arab League-mediated talks in Khartoum, Sudan, the government and the Islamic group agreed to stop all military action -- though the Islamic group has been engaged in clashes and military deployments since. The government had at first balked at a second round, but agreed to resume talks under pressure from the contact group of foreign governments and international organizations.

Posted by: woodbridge | 2006-07-21 2:48:46 PM

a double sheik no less!


must have a big big beard??

Posted by: woodbridge | 2006-07-21 2:51:24 PM

Canadian "GIVEMEABREAK--A ARAB MUSLIM" is on U.S. terror list

Friday, July 21, 2006
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration on Thursday named a Canadian citizen with high-level ties to al Qaida, Abousofian Abdelrazik, as a "specially designated global terrorist" and launched action to seize his U.S. financial assets.

Abdelrazik, who also holds Sudanese citizenship, "is known to have been a member of an extremist cell in Montreal" and had close associations with Ahmed Ressam, the convicted millennium bomber, the U.S. Treasury Department said in a statement.

"According to information available to the United States government, (Abdelrazik) has provided administrative and logistical support to al Qaida," the Treasury statement said.

"He has been identified as being close to Abu Zubayda, a former high-ranking member of the al-Qaida network, involved in recruitment and training."

Abdelrazik, 44, disappeared in 2005 shortly after appearing, by video from Montreal, as a witness in Ressam's trial for plotting to blow up the Los Angeles International Airport during millennium celebrations on New Year's Eve 1999.

According to a Canadian Security and Intelligence Service report, French judicial documents identify him as an "important Islamist activist of the international jihad."

CSIS also identifies Abdelrazik as a close associate of Odil Charkoui, a landed immigrant from Morocco who was arrested on a federal security certificate in 2003 and is now facing deportation from Canada.

"Treasury continues to take action against al Qaida and its support network," said Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Daniel Glaser. "(Abdelrazik) has been closely tied to senior al Qaida leadership. We are taking steps to inhibit his ability to harm the United States and our allies."

Abdelrazik's designation as a global terrorist enables the U.S. government to seize any of his assets and prohibit any financial transactions with a U.S. national.

Posted by: woodbridge | 2006-07-21 3:48:18 PM



Canada asks Israel to check report of ship attack
Last Updated Fri, 21 Jul 2006 18:02:41 EDT
CBC News
Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay said Friday he has asked the Israeli Foreign Ministry to investigate an unconfirmed report that a ship carrying Canadians from Lebanon was attacked, as evacuees started arriving by the planeload in Montreal and Ottawa.

Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay discusses the crisis in Lebanon on Friday. (CBC) MacKay said he has no way to independently verify the report of an attack because the ship is still in the water between Beirut and Cyprus.

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Onboard accident sparks rumour of attack

Published: Friday, July 21, 2006
VANCOUVER -- Global National has learned that a fire extinguisher erupted onboard the 'Blue Dawn' -- one of the boats evacuating Canadians from Lebanon -- prompting rumours that the boat had come under attack from the Israeli navy.
The confirmation that the incident was in fact an accident, and not an attack, comes from the Canadian Embassy in Cyprus.
There were passengers onboard at the time, although there are no reports of any injuries.
However, the incident quickly led to rumours around the world that the boat had come under attack, prompting Canadian Foreign Affairs to investigate -- an indication of how tense the situation has become.
Foreign Minister Peter MacKay held a brief news conference late Friday confirming that he asked Israel to look into the reports that the boat came under attack after it left Lebanon.
The boat is currently enroute to Beirut, and is expected to return with another load of evacuees Saturday.

Posted by: woodbridge | 2006-07-21 4:30:48 PM


Canada asks Israel to confirm reports IDF attacked evacuee ship

By The Associated Press

Canada has asked the Israeli foreign ministry Friday about an unconfirmed report that a ship ferrying Canadian evacuees out of Lebanon was attacked, Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay said.

MacKay said the request for information came after he had heard reports that a vessel had been fired upon by Israeli forces and that there had been some injuries.

"The rumor that I've heard is similar, that there may have been firing on, or a fire on, a Canadian boat," MacKay told a news conference. "Upon hearing this, we immediately made calls to the Israeli foreign ministry for confirmation. We have not been able to get confirmation."

Posted by: woodbridge | 2006-07-21 4:34:04 PM


"may have been firing on, or a fire on"


Posted by: woodbridge | 2006-07-21 4:35:32 PM


Posted by: woodbridge | 2006-07-21 6:01:29 PM

Please quit with the massive cut and pastes and off-topic comments woodbridge, its quite annoying. Just paste the link if its related. Also, we get it already (fear the muslims etc etc).

Posted by: Big Makk | 2006-07-21 11:23:01 PM

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