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January 2009

The World Is Facing The First Truly Global Economic Crisis - By Vladimir Putin (LATEST UPDATE - 31/1/09)

January 29, 2009 World Economic Forum / Global Research Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s speech at the opening ceremony of the World Economic Forum Davos, Switzerland January 28, 2009 Good afternoon, colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, I would like to thank the forum’s organisers for this opportunity to share my thoughts on global economic ...

Cynthia McKinney - Statement on Obama's Actions Thus Far re Gaza (LATEST UPDATE - 31/1/09)

January 26, 2009 "Mr. President: Give Us a Clean Break from War" In a message to President Obama today, former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney wrote: "It is time that the United States negotiate in good faith with Hamas, the legitimate representative of the Palestinian people.  It is also time that the U.S. government ...

The financial services rust belt - By Martin Hutchinson (LATEST UPDATE - 31/1/09)

26 January  2009, www.greatconservatives.com Those who have visited Michigan recently or the Mahoning Valley of Ohio in the 1980s can recognize the symptoms of a rust belt. A hitherto prosperous industry, paying high wages to its employees, has been overtaken by market changes and is forced into harsh downsizing or ...

Robert Lucas's Strange Faith in Bernanke - By Robert P. Murphy (LATEST UPDATE - 31/1/09)

26 January  2009, Mises Institute Lately the Mises Daily may have given the impression that we just bash Paul Krugman. In the interest of balance, today I will cast aspersions on another Nobel laureate, the Chicago School economist Robert Lucas. As is typical among many "promarket" economists, the undeniably sharp ...

Mahathir Mohamad: People Are Laughing at Western Banks’ Collapse

RIYADH — Sitting a few time zones away from the Davos gathering, former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad spares a dry chuckle at the fall of the once mighty Western financial giants and masters of the universe. “They were doing everything that [multilateral agencies] were counseling developing countries not to do to stay out of ...

Badawi Will Not Retire in March 2009 - Mischievous Rumours Or A Devious Political Gambit? - By Matthias Chang (LATEST UPDATE - 31/1/09)

Many people have asked me whether I have heard that Badawi has indicated that he would not retire as Prime Minister of Malaysia as agreed, when Najib takes over as President of UMNO in March 2009. My reaction has always been that Badawi cannot be trusted as he has done ...

Bersatu teguh demi menjana ekonomi ummah

Oleh NURUL IZZAH SIDEK (fikrahremaja@yahoo.com) Para remaja wajar berasa terpanggil untuk menguatkan semangat memajukan ekonomi umat Islam DR. Yusuf al-Qaradawi dalam karyanya Aina al-Khalal pernah berkata: "Kekuatan ekonomi kita terbengkalai. Kita hidup di bumi Allah yang paling strategik, paling baik dan subur. Bumi yang paling banyak galian yang tersimpan ...

Masjid Cina milik

Oleh ZUARIDA MOHYIN Masjid yang berada di Xi'an, China ini dikatakan telah berusia lebih 800 tahun dan menjadi destinasi pelancong dari seluruh dunia. HARI ini imej Islam menjadi tercalar disebabkan oleh persepsi orang bukan Islam terhadap Islam amat sempit. Gambaran mereka terhadap Islam hanya berkisar isu-isu orang Melayu, Arab, keganasan dan pelbagai label negatif. Hal ...

Bersatu syarat Islam gemilang

Dari Sauban ia berkata: Telah bersabda Rasulullah SAW: “Hampir seluruh umat manusia bersatu menghancurkan kamu seperti orang yang sedang lapar mengerumuni makanan. Mereka bertanya: Apakah kita sedikit pada masa itu wahai Rasulullah? Jawab Baginda: Malah kamu ramai, tetapi kamu laksana buih air bah. Dalam pada itu hati mereka tidak ada rasa segan terhadap kamu ...

Kewangan Islam kalis krisis

Oleh MOHD. RADZI MOHD ZIN SISTEM perbankan Islam yang mula diperkenalkan pada awal tahun 1980-an terbukti mendapat sambutan daripada masyarakat. Walaupun bermula dengan Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad (BIMB), permintaan masyarakat terhadap perbankan Islam membuatkan bank-bank konvensional turut menawarkan perkhidmatan perbankan Islam. Berdasarkan pertambahan peratusan pemilihan ekuiti umat Islam yang secara konsisten melebihi 16 peratus hanya ...

Mossad Implicated In A Coup Plot In Turkey, A NATO Country; CIA Fingerprints Also Found On Attempt - By Wayne Madsen

15 January  2009, Online Journal     Fresh from revelations, reported by WMR, that Israel’s Mossad and Chabad House-based criminal syndicates were targets in a criminal gangland retribution attack by a notorious Muslim gang in Mumbai, comes word that Mossad has, once again, been implicated in an intelligence and criminal network, ...

Children of Gaza: Stories of Those Who Died and the Trauma for Those Who Survived - By Rory McCarthy (LATEST UPDATE - 29/1/09)

24 January  2009, The Guardian Rory McCarthy reports from Gaza City on the individual stories of some victims and the physical and psychological toll on an estimated 350,000 youngsters Amira Qirm lay on a hospital bed today with her right leg in plaster, and held together by a line of steel ...

Breaking Gaza’s Will: Israel’s Enduring Fantasy - By Ramzy Baroud (LATEST UPDATE - 29/1/09)

25 January 2009, Information Clearinghouse My three-year-old son Sammy walked into my room uninvited as I sorted through another batch of fresh photos from Gaza.   I was looking for a specific image, one that would humanise Palestinians as living, breathing human beings, neither masked nor mutilated. But to no avail.   All the ...

Malaysian Voodoo Economics Revisited - By Matthias Chang (LATEST UPDATE - 29/1/09)

Up to the date of President Obama’s inauguration as the 44th President of the United States, the Prime Minister and the Bank Negara, specifically its Governor have been most optimistic about the Malaysian economy and her ability to withstand the impact of the Global Financial Tsunami. They made assuring statements ...

Israel Accused of Executing Parents in Front of Children in Gaza - By Murray Wardrop (LATEST UPDATE - 27/1/09)

Israel has refuted allegations of war atrocities in Gaza after Palestinian children described how their parents had been "executed" by Israeli troops. January 21, 2009 The Telegraph One nine-year-old boy said his father had been shot dead in front of him despite surrendering to Israeli soldiers with his hands in the ...

HANAN...

By Dr. Mahathir Mohamad (On Jan 24, 2009, Hanan commented on Boycott - this is my reply) Dear Hanan, 1. I agree entirely with you that building a great nation doesn't only take brains, but as you said it sure does help. 2. However brains alone without a heart (feelings) can produce a monster. 3. ...

Sky joins BBC in ban on Gaza aid appeal

Press Association Monday, 26 January 2009   Sky News announced today that it was joining the BBC in refusing to broadcast an emergency appeal for Gaza. The broadcaster said in a statement that it had informed the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), an umbrella organisation for 13 humanitarian aid agencies, of its decision. John ...

Iceland’s Government Collapses

By JUDY DEMPSEY Published: January 26, 2009 BERLIN — Iceland’s coalition government collapsed Monday, the latest fallout from a global financial crisis that has sparked angry demonstrations against governments across Europe. Brynjar Gauti/Associated Press Prime Minister Geir Haarde of Iceland at the parliament in Reykjavik on Monday. Prime Minister Geir Haarde said he was unwilling ...

GAZA AND THE BRITISH PAPERS

By Dr. Mahathir Mohamad 1. I have been in the United Kingdom for more than a week - a long time for me to stay in any place abroad. 2. When I left Malaysia the papers and television were full of reports on the Israeli brutalities in Gaza. There were heart-wrenching pictures of ...

BBC left isolated as rival channels back aid appeal

Ministers step into row over corporation's refusal to show charities' plea for donations to Gaza By Emily Dugan, Jane Merrick and Matthew Bell Sunday, 25 January 2009 Tom Saunderson Protesters outside BBC offices in central London yesterday The BBC was engaged in a war of words with ministers last night over its refusal to broadcast an ...

Donald Macintyre: An assault on the peace process

Israel devastated the Strip's production capacity as well as destroying homes Monday, 26 January 2009 AP A Palestinian woman waits at a UN food distribution centre in Gaza City yesterday Israeli forces used aerial bombing, tank shelling and armoured bulldozers to eliminate the productive capacity of some of Gaza's most important manufacturing ...

International Law and Israel's War on Gaza - By Francis A. Boyle (LATEST UPDATE - 25/1/09)

Professor of International Law Legal Advisor to the Palestinian Delegation to the Middle East Peace Negotiations (1991-93) When the Oslo Document was originally presented by the Israeli government to the Palestinian Delegation to the Middle East Peace Negotiations in the Fall of 1992, it was rejected by the Delegation because it ...

Financial Brains “Stimulating” America to Rock Bottom - By Ron Paul (LATEST UPDATE - 25/1/09)

WITH ATTENTION TURNING TO THE NEXT big economic stimulus package, questions are still swirling about our economic troubles. How did we get here? How do we get out? As usual, Washington has all the wrong answers. According to many politicians, we got here by not spending enough, not consuming ...

Can Fiscal Stimulus Revive the US Economy? - By Frank Shostak (LATEST UPDATE - 25/1/09)

January 22, 2009 Mises Institute On Thursday, January 8, 2009, US President-elect Barack Obama said, I don't believe it's too late to change course, but it will be if we don't take dramatic action as soon as possible. If nothing is done, this recession could linger for years. Most economists and various ...

Death Agony of Thatcher Deregulated Finance Model - By F. William Engdahl (LATEST UPDATE - 25/1/09)

Global Research, January 22, 2009 During the end of the 1970’s into the 1980’s British Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and the City of London financial interests who backed her, introduced wholesale measures of privatization, state budget cuts, moves against labor and deregulation of the financial markets. She did so ...

Obama Inauguration: Slide on Wall Street. Where Have All The Creditors Gone?... "When Will We Ever Learn?" - By Michel Chossudovsky (LATEST UPDATE - 25/1/09)

Global Research, January 20, 2009 Across the land, an atmosphere of hope and optimism prevails. The Bush regime has gone. A new president is in the White House. While America had its eyes riveted on the live TV broadcast of  Barack Obama's presidential inauguration, financial markets were sliding. A major "market correction" ...

Jewish Lobby Gives Obama His Marching Orders - By Michael Collins Piper (LATEST UPDATE - 24/1/09)

THE POWERFUL JEWISH LOBBY in Washington is already issuing marching orders to President-elect Barack Obama. One of the most influential voices of the lobby has published an array of “working papers” designed to tell the president how he must maintain the “special relationship” between the United States and Israel, ...

Worse Than An Earthquake - By Kathy Kelly (LATEST UPDATE - 24/1/09)

January 22, 2009 Commondreams RAFAH - Traffic on Sea Street, a major thoroughfare alongside Gaza's coastline, includes horses, donkeys pulling carts, cyclists, pedestrians, trucks and cars, mostly older models. Overhead, in stark contrast to the street below, Israel's ultra modern unmanned surveillance planes criss-cross the skies. F16s and helicopters can ...

The Gaza Bombshell Part 1 - By David Rose (LATEST UPDATE - 24/1/09)

The Gaza Bombshell After failing to anticipate Hamas’s victory over Fatah in the 2006 Palestinian election, the White House cooked up yet another scandalously covert and self-defeating Middle East debacle: part Iran-contra, part Bay of Pigs. With confidential documents, corroborated by outraged former and current U.S. officials, the author reveals ...

Israel Accused of War Crimes - Gaza Offensive A Crime Against Humanity: UN Special Rapporteur - By Chris Gelken (LATEST UPDATE - 22/1/09)

January 20,2009 ohmynews.com Outrage and Impotence as Gaza Burned United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon expressed his "outrage" and the President of the General Assembly, Miquel d'Escoto Brockmann, accused Israel of violating international law. "Gaza is ablaze," he told the UN General Assembly, "it has been turned into a burning hell." The UN's Special ...

The Economic Pearl Harbour - The Alarm Bells Have Been Sounded - By Matthias Chang (LATEST UPDATE - 22/1/09)

On January 18, 2009, the Associated Press reported that in an interview aired on “Dateline NBC” the Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Warren Buffet said that the “US is engaged in an economic Pearl Harbour.” A shiver ran down my spine! There was hardly any comment by any of ...

Jim Rogers: "Sell Any Sterling You Might Have. It's Finished." - Investment Guru Issues Grim Warning As Sharp Fall In Inflation Hits Pound - By Sean O'Grady

Thursday, 22 January 2009 22:08 Economics Editor - January 21, 2009 The Independent [FF Editorial: In Part 5 of the book: “The Shadow Money-Lenders and The Global Financial Tsunami, Matthias Chang reproduced an article he wrote dated November 11, 2007 wherein he advised: “Dump the £. The £ has been artificially ...

Bush Sets New Standards for Failure - By Brent Budowsky (LATEST UPDATE - 20/1/09)

18 January  2009 , Consortium News At least Richard Nixon negotiated with Russia, opened doors to China and created the Environmental Protection Agency. What did George Bush achieve? Many historians already name Bush as the worst president in history. I go further: He may well be our nation's first catastrophic President. It ...

The End of Banking as We Know It - By Gretchen Morgenson (LATEST UPDATE - 20/1/09)

18 January 2009,NYT The concept of the financial supermarket — the all-things-to-all-people, intergalactic, behemoth banking institution — bit the dust last week. The first death notice came on Tuesday, when Citigroup, Exhibit A for the failure of the soup-to-nuts business model, said it was dismantling. Just over a decade after the ...

THE GAZA ATTACK: A WAR CRIME? - By Prof. Gurdial Singh Nijar (LATEST UPDATE - 20/1/09)

19th January, 2009 , Law faculty, University of Malaya For the past two weeks we have been witnessing the daily massacre of Palestinian civilians trapped in Gaza. Nothing has been spared. Schools, public buildings, homes, mosques, UN convoys, humanitarian missions – all bear the brunt of the highly militarized State ...

'Israel's Supposed Victory Is Really a Defeat' - By Spiegel Onliine (LATEST UPDATE - 20/1/09)

19 January  2009 [FF Editorial: In two separate articles, one before the ceasefire, and one after, we forecasted and hailed the great strategic victory of Hamas over Zionist Israel. For those who have any more doubts, especially Malaysians, this objective article should end the argument. Unless Israel makes peace and ...

Gaza: so what really happened?

As Israeli troops withdraw, Anne Penketh, Diplomatic Editor, analyses claims from both sides - and prospects for the future Monday, 19 January 2009 PATRICK BAZ/AFP/Getty Images A Palestinian man carries his belonging in the rubble of Jabalia's Ezbet Abdrabbo neighbourhood It started with "shock and awe" at 7.30pm on 27 December as flares ...

Henry Kissinger: The world must forge a new order or retreat to chaos

Not since JFK has there been such a reservoir of expectations Tuesday, 20 January 2009 Getty Not since JFK has there been such a reservoir of expectations As the new US administration prepares to take office amid grave financial and international crises, it may seem counterintuitive to argue that the very unsettled nature of the international ...

Robert Fisk: Posturing and laughter as victims rot

Mahmoud Abbas stepped further into humiliation by saying the only option for Arabs isto make peace with Israel Tuesday, 20 January 2009 OMAR RASHIDI/HO/EPA Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, seated, at the Arab Economic Summit in Kuwait yesterday The front page of the Beirut daily As-Safir said it all yesterday. Across the top was a ...

Gaza was demolished in three weeks. Rebuilding it will take years

By Patrick Cockburn in Jerusalem Tuesday, 20 January 2009    AP A mother and child sit among the ruins of their home in Rafah, southern Gaza, one of 4,000 homes destroyed in the war The rebuilding of Gaza after the Israeli bombardment already faces unique problems and is likely to be the most difficult reconstruction ...

Eco-Explosives, A Bleeding BEAR, And The Armani-Clad Super Soldier: Future Shock At The Army Science Conference - By Nick Turse (LATEST UPDATE - 18/1/09)

15 January 2009, TomDispatch.com [Research support for this article was provided by the Investigative Fund  at the Nation Institute.] On paper, every session looked like gold to me. Technology and the Warfighter. Neuroscience and Its Potential Applications. Lethality Technologies. Autonomous/Unmanned Systems. (Robots!) But when I got to the luxury hotel in sunny ...

Israel and The United States: Up In Arms - By Frida Berrigan (LATEST UPDATE - 18/1/09)

15 January 2009, Foreign Policy In Focus In answering questions before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Secretary of State-designate Hillary Clinton acknowledged what she called the "tragic humanitarian costs of conflict in the Middle East, and the pain and suffering of Palestinian and Israeli civilians." She continued by saying that ...

THE UNITED NATIONS

By Dr. Mahathir Mohamad 1. Perhaps it would be worthwhile if we read again the Charter of the United Nations to see how we and other countries subscribe to and carry out the objectives of the Charter. Below is the introduction to the Charter; "We the peoples of the United Nations ...

War On Terror Crashes Into India: The November 2008 Mumbai Attack - By Come Carpentier de Gourdon (LATEST UPDATE - 18/1/09)

9 January 2009 The tragic terrorist attack which struck Mumbai from 26 to 29 November 2008 evinced in its ruthless efficiency the hand of the Special Forces' operatives who trained the terrorists for this audacious urban raid.   It is now universally acknowledged that an operation of this scope and complexity, involving ...

David Miliband Expands on Criticism of "War on Terror" Phrase: In Speech In Mumbai, Foreign Secretary Applies Theme To India-Pakistan Tensions - By Julian Borger (LATEST UPDATE - 18/1/09)

15 January  2009, The Guardian UK MUMBAI - The foreign secretary, David Miliband, today declared that the use of the phrase "war on terror" as a western rallying cry since the September 11 attacks had been a mistake that may have caused "more harm than good". In an article in today's ...

Terrorism on the New York Times Op-Ed Page - Friedman Supports Civilian Suffering As Education - By Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR) (LATEST UPDATE - 18/1/09)

WASHINGTON - New York Times foreign affairs columnist Thomas Friedman endorsed terrorism in a January 14 column  defending Israel's attacks on the Gaza Strip. To answer his own question about Israel's plan--"What is the goal?"--Friedman referred back to the 2006 attacks on Lebanon, which killed about 1,000 Lebanese civilians. To ...

All Glory To The Hamas Resistance - All Glory To The Palestinians In Gaza - All Glory To Their Victory Over Zionist Israel - By Matthias Chang (LATEST UPDATE - 18/1/09)

On January 6, 2009 I posted an article to my website, “Palestinians’ Total Victory Over Zionist Israel Is Assured” and declared that the blood of martyrs will cleanse the treachery of Mahmoud Abbas and the Arab Regimes. Many people in Malaysia, especially the Muslims could not understand my optimism. ...

Condoleezza Rice, A Freak! She Is Worse, She Is A Bitch! - By Matthias Chang (LATEST UPDATE - 18/1/09)

I can anticipate that some readers will scream in horror and complain that such language should not be used to describe this Afro-American and that I should use more temperate language. I have always called a spade, a spade and Condoleezza Rice should count herself fortunate that she has been ...

UNITED NATIONS Press Release Committee on the Rights of the Child (LATEST UPDATE - 18/1/09)

13 January 2009 The following statement was issued today by the 18-member UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, which is currently in session. "The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child is deeply  concerned at the devastating effects that the current military engagement in Gaza is having ...

How To Resolve The Credit Crisis - Credit Where Credit Is Due - By Ellen Brown (LATEST UPDATE - 15/1/09)

January 13, 2009 Information Clearinghouse Letter to the bank – Dear Sirs, In light of recent developments, when you returned my check marked “insufficient funds,” were you referring to my funds or yours? Economist John Kenneth Galbraith famously said, “The process by which banks create money is so simple that the mind ...

Merrill Lynch Says Rich Turning To Gold Bars For Safety - By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard (LATEST UPDATE - 15/1/09)

Merrill Lynch has revealed that some of its richest clients are so alarmed by the state of the financial system and signs of political instability around the world that they are now insisting on the purchase of gold bars, shunning derivatives or "paper" proxies. January 9, 2009 Telegraph UK [FF Editorial: ...

Shipping Rates Hit Rock Bottom - I Hope You Understand What This Means - By Matthias Chang (LATEST UPDATE - 15/1/09)

Thursday, 15 January 2009 22:51 Global Trade Has Collapsed Totally Shipping Companies Like MISC and Major Ports Will Be In Deep Shits Revising My Previous Forecast On Growth It Will Be Negative in 2009 For Malaysia In a recent Strategy Forum which I conducted, I shared a very simple method of gathering “intelligence on ...

Gaza: UN Official Reports Horrific Hospital Scenes of Casualties - UN News Centre (LATEST UPDATE - 15/1/09)

January 12, 2009 Appalled that fighting was still continuing in Gaza despite the Security Council’s ceasefire resolution, senior United Nations officials said today they were horrified at the human costs amid reports that over 40 per cent of the nearly 900 Palestinians killed in the Israeli offensive, and almost half ...

BOYCOTT

By Dr. Mahathir Mohamad on January 15, 2009 6:10 PM | 1. I would like to have the Malaysian Armed Forces attack the United States and Israel. 2. But I don't think the Government and the MAF would agree with me. 3. So what do we do? 4. We could blockade the United ...

TERRORISTS

By Dr. Mahathir Mohamad 1. I was shocked when a reporter asked me why I regard the Israelis as terrorists when it is the Muslims who blow themselves up so as to kill children. The Israelis are apparently not considered to be terrorists despite daily reports with pictures of the ...

ROB...

ROB... By Dr. Mahathir Mohamad on January 13, 2009 5:08 PM | (On Jan 9, 2009, Rob commented on Open Letter to Barack Hussein Obama President-elect of the United States of America - this is my reply) ) Dear Rob, 1. I hope this is your name. I am always saddened by the ...

Robert Fisk: Tin-pot rockets won't open a second front

Thursday, 15 January 2009   REUTERS A Lebanese farmer with the remains of a rocket fired at Israel. The rocket fell short The "Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine–General Command" – the quotation marks are necessary since this outfit controls at most 500 cadres – is responsible for all the tin-pot rockets fired into Israel from ...

Ismail Haniyeh: My message to the West – Israel must stop the slaughter

Thursday, 15 January 2009   AFP/GETTY IMAGES Ismail Haniyeh, the Palestinian Prime Minister, speaking on Al-Aqsa TV in Gaza earlier this week I write this article to Western readers across the social and political spectrum as the Israeli war machine continues to massacre my people in Gaza. To date, almost 1,000 have been killed, nearly half ...

Israel Strikes U.N. Complex in Gaza Strip

By TAGHREED EL-KHODARY and ISABEL KERSHNER Published: January 15, 2009 GAZA — Amid reports that a United Nations building had been hit, Israeli forces shelled areas deep inside Gaza City and edged forward toward the city center Thursday, sending thousands of panicked residents fleeing from their homes, witnesses said. Among the buildings hit in ...

Valerie belajar bahasa Arab sebelum kenali Islam

Susunan ZUARIDA MOHYIN POSKAD yang diterima Valerie daripada sahabat penanya Yasemin dari Turki. HIJRAH akidah Islamiah Valerie Wright pada hakikatnya telah bermula lebih awal sebelum beliau sendiri menyedarinya. Dilahirkan dengan masalah pendengaran yang teruk dan cuma disedari ibunya sewaktu dia berusia empat tahun. Semenjak itu, Valerie menerima alat bantuan pendengaran dan memulakan persekolahan ...

Remaja teras kekuatan umat

Oleh NURUL IZZAH SIDEK (fikrahremaja@yahoo.com) DUNIA sekali lagi menyaksikan kekejaman yang dilakukan ke atas bumi Palestin. Kali ini Semenanjung Gaza dibedil dengan hebatnya, kononnya untuk menghapuskan pejuang-pejuang Hamas yang dilabel pengganas oleh Amerika Syarikat dan sekutu-sekutunya. Sungguhpun begitu, tempat-tempat awam seperti hospital, masjid dan universiti pula yang disasarkan dengan bedilan bom, lantas mencetuskan kemarahan ...

Investment Outlook: Andrew Mellon vs. Bailout Nation - By Bill Gross (LATEST UPDATE - 14/1/09)

2008 was the year when the United States led the charge of bailout nations, lending and literally guaranteeing trillions of dollars of private liabilities in an effort to avoid the advent of another Great Depression. Nothing, with the possible exception of George Bush’s IQ was the subject of greater ...

Petition to Call for Investigations on Gaza - New Weapons Research Committee (LATEST UPDATE - 14/1/09)

(FF Editorial: We encourage all visitors to endorse this petition. Future Fastforward endorses this petition unreservedly.) To the Secretary General of UN Assembly, Marcos Manuel D'Escoto, to the Human Right Council, to the World Health Organization, to the UN representative for Palestine Prof. A.Richard Falk We, the undersigned organizations and professionals in Medicine, Science ...

Kissinger: Obama Primed To Create "New World Order": Policy Guru Says Global Upheaval Presents "Great Opportunity" - By Drew Zahn (LATEST UPDATE - 11/1/09)

January 6, 2009 WorldNetDaily Conflicts across the globe and an international respect for Barack Obama have created the perfect setting for establishment of "a New World Order," according to Henry Kissinger, the Nobel Peace Prize winner and former secretary of state under President Nixon. Kissinger has long been an integral ...

Boikot gaya hidup tajaan Yahudi

Oleh ABDUL RAHMAN MAHMUD KEGANASAN di Palestin bukan perkara baru bagi umat Islam. Ia telah menjadi suatu indikator bagi mengukur lemah atau kuatnya umat Islam di seluruh dunia. Apa yang berlaku di Palestin merupakan sebahagian daripada peperangan bentuk fizikal manakala di bumi sebelah lain, umat Islam turut diserang oleh gaya hidup yang ...

Cukupkah sekadar marah kepada Israel?

ISRAEL telah mengganyang bumi Gaza hingga meragut lebih 900 nyawa. Hampir separuh daripadanya adalah kanak-kanak, wanita dan orang awam. Dalam kebanyakan gambar yang disiarkan oleh akhbar, saya amat tersentuh dan gambar yang disiarkan di muka hadapan Utusan Malaysia bertarikh 7 Januari 2009 lalu. Gambar yang memaparkan mayat seorang budak perempuan ...

Ekonomi Barat boleh digugat

Oleh ABDUL RAHIM ANUAR Konflik Israel-Palestin dan keganasan Israel tanpa peri kemanusiaan ke atas penduduk Islam Palestin di Gaza sebenarnya mencerminkan kelemahan pemimpin-pemimpin negara Islam itu sendiri. Demonstrasi, boikot dan bantahan sama ada diplomasi atau keras tanpa tindakan balas yang setara ke atas keganasan Israel tidak membawa sebarang pengertian. Tidak hairanlah Israel masih mengganas ...

US Promotes Israeli Genocide - By Francis A. Boyle (LATEST UPDATE - 11/1/09)

9 January 2009, Palestinian Chronicle  'I anticipate no fundamental change in US support for Israeli campaign of genocide.' As long ago as October 19, 2000, the then United Nations Human Rights Commission (now Council) condemned Israel for inflicting "war crimes" and "crimes against humanity" upon the Palestinian people, most of whom ...

A Shocking Revelation - A Massive RM73 Billion Bailout or A Quantum-Leap Stimulus? Prepare For Very Bad News By End of 1st Quarter - By Matthias Chang (LATEST UPDATE - 15/1/09)

When certain financial information which should come from official sources gets announced through a private vested interest, it is an indication that we must prepare for a national security alert, to be precise a FINANCIAL RECKONING that will send a shiver down our spines! In the last quarter of 2008, ...

New World Order Will Emerge in 2009, with U.S. plunging - By Paul Kennedy (LATEST UPDATE - 14/1/09)

January 2009 Salt Lake Tribune Every so often in the history of international affairs, a great transnational turbulence shakes the foundations of the world and brings many of its older structures tumbling to the ground, as we witnessed in 1919, 1945 and 1989. In the confusion and babble that follow, ...

Israel Is Experimenting New Non-Conventional Weapons In Gaza - By New Weapons Research Committee (LATEST UPDATE - 13/1/09)

PRESS RELEASE By New Weapons Research Committee Mounting evidence is emerging that Israel is experimenting new non-conventional weapons on civilian population in Gaza. "It is happening again what we saw in Lebanon two years ago", says Paola Manduca, genetics teacher and researcher at the University of Genoa and member of ...

Time To Bomb Israel For Its Development, Production and Deployment of Weapons of Mass Destruction - The Populist

DIMONA PLUTONIUM PRODUCTION: Once described as a "textile factory," the Dimona Center actually produces about 40 kilograms of weapons grade plutonium every year and has been doing so for 10 and possibly 20 years. The entire facility is protected by anti-aircraft defenses. LOCATION: Dimona is located 8.5 miles from the town ...

Investment Outlook: Andrew Mellon vs. Bailout Nation - By Bill Gross (LATEST UPDATE - 14/1/09)

 January 2009, PIMCO   2008 was the year when the United States led the charge of bailout nations, lending and literally guaranteeing trillions of dollars of private liabilities in an effort to avoid the advent of another Great Depression. Nothing, with the possible exception of George Bush’s IQ was the subject ...

The Crisis in 10 Points - By Robert Stewart

Sunday, 04 January 2009 00:12 31 December 2008, Mises Institute The 2007–2008 financial crisis had its genesis in the United States housing markets, but it rapidly spread to other economies, first to the United Kingdom, but then almost everywhere else, including such unlikely spots as Iceland whose banking system collapsed.[1] Because ...

Gaza economy grinds to a standstill

By BRENDA GAZZAR Palestinian Omar Chaabaan has occasionally bought cigarettes smuggled through the Rafah tunnels, as well as fuel for the generator that keeps his household in the Gaza Strip running when the electricity is cut. A smuggling tunnel in Rafah,... A smuggling tunnel in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip. Photo: AP The ...

Perhebat dialog jelaskan Islam

Oleh SITI AINIZA KAMSARI DR. Roger Van Zwanenberg (kiri) menyampaikan syarahannya di IAIS Petaling Jaya, Selangor, baru-baru ini. Turut kelihatan Dr. Ibrahim Abu Rabi (tiga dari kiri). – Gambar ZAINI HUSSIN ANTARA kewajipan yang sukar ditunaikan oleh umat Islam adalah berdakwah kepada bukan Islam. Lebih-lebih lagi dalam menjelaskan kebaikan dan mempertahankan Islam apabila diserang oleh golongan ...

Boikot AS tidak bawa kebuluran

KEKEJAMAN Israel terhadap umat Islam di Palestin bukan perkara baru. Namun serangan yang dilancarkan sejak 17 hari lalu di kawasan penempatan umum membuktikan rejim zionis sebagai manusia yang tidak berperikemanusiaan. Anak-anak kecil yang tidak pernah melakukan penentangan atau menyerang mereka pun menjadi mangsa kekejaman tentera zionis yang turut ‘direstui’ oleh sekutu kuatnya, Amerika Syarikat ...

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UN Rights Council Condemns Israeli Offensive in Gaza - By Agence France Presse (LATEST UPDATE - 13/1/09)

GENEVA - A divided UN Human Rights Council voted on Monday to condemn Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip and set up a probe into "grave" human rights violations by Israeli forces against the Palestinians. The resolution setting up a fact-finding mission was adopted despite the lack of Western support. Thirty-three ...

The Sources of Arabs’ Shame: Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia - By Dr. Abbas Bakhtiar (LATEST UPDATE - 13/1/09)

January 12, 2009 Pravda [FF Editorial: This article vindicates Matthias Chang’s earlier article “The Traitors of the Palestinian Liberation Struggle” when he pointed unreservedly the Arab traitors and the insidious treachery of Mahmoud Abbas. See Part 1 of the Palestinian Series of Articles in this same folder.] “Betrayal is the only ...

Muhammad manusia paling berpengaruh

Muhammad manusia paling berpengaruh BUKU yang paling menjadi bacaan di seluruh dunia, The 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History. (Terbitan New York: Carol Publishing Group/Citadel Press) karya Michael H. Hart yang diterbitkan pada 1978 telah menimbulkan kejutan apabila penulis meletakkan Nabi Muhammad SAW menduduki tempat paling teratas sebagai individu yang paling ...

Hanya 'hukuman' Tuhan selamatkan Palestin?

SUDAH 16 hari rakyat Palestin dilanyak oleh rejim Zionis. Tidak ada tanda-tanda rejim itu akan berundur walaupun Pertubuhan Bangsa- Bangsa Bersatu (PBB) meluluskan resolusi dilaksanakan segera gencatan senjata di Genting Gaza. Begitulah apabila sifat kebinatangan menguasai manusia. Rejim Yahudi dan sekutunya Amerika Syarikat (AS) tidak peka sebaliknya pekak dengan tangisan rakyat Palestin. Mereka sengaja memekakkan ...

Cynthia McKinney’s Speech - "Let Gaza Live”

Co-Founders Greta Berlin and Dr. Paul Larudee will tell how the Free Gaza Movement sailed the first boats to Gaza in 41 years and how they did so another four times since the first historic voyage on August 23, 2008.  They will also tell how an Israeli gunboat rammed their vessel three ...

Israel Attacks UN Aid Convoys to Gaza - By Jeremy R. Hammond (LATEST UPDATE - 11/1/09)

9 January  2009, Palestinian Chronicles Inability of UNRWA to deliver relief exacerbates the humanitarian situation The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has suspended operations in Gaza since coming under attack by Israeli military forces on Friday. A statement from the UNRWA said its temporary suspension “was compelled by incidents in ...

Bruce Anderson: Israel is in danger of fighting the last war, not the next one

As long as Israel occupies the West Bank, Palestine will be Arabs' sore tooth Monday, 5 January 2009 Jemma Robinson xious and despairing. Israel presses on, grim and resolute. There are a number of interesting short-term questions. Would the Israelis have acted now if their election were six months away, not two, and if Mr ...

Anwar Ibrahim : Hentikan sifat munafik, anda penyokong Israel !

    Kalau anda bukan penyokong Israel, kenapa anda sokong Paul Wolfowitz, bekas Setiausaha Pertahanan Amerika. Ketika diwawancara oleh Stephen Sackur dalam program BBC HARD TALK, 10 Mei 2005, anda bermati-matian mempertahankan Wolfowitz, ketika seluruh dunia umat Islam mengecam tindakan kejamnya membunuh ribuan umat Islam di Iraq. Anda bela seorang Yahudi, Zionis bernama Paul Wolfowitz, tetapi ...

Rupert Cornwell: The Bush legacy

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Robert Fisk’s World: Wherever I go, I hear the same tired Middle East comparisons

On both sides of the Atlantic the experience has been weirdly repetitive Saturday, 10 January 2009 It all depends where you live. That was the geography of Israel's propaganda, designed to demonstrate that we softies – we little baby-coddling liberals living in our secure Western homes – don't realise the horror of 12 (now 20) ...

Welcome to Hell: Gaza's unending misery

A family of nine is among the latest Palestinian civilian casualties as the fighting continues. Ibrahim Barzak, Kim Sengupta, Geoffrey Lean and David Randall report Sunday, 11 January 2009 AP A wounded Palestinian boy waits for treatment at Shifa hospital in Gaza City yesterday Israeli forces yesterday pounded dozens of targets in the Gaza Strip and dropped ...

Israeli war crimes

Nobody likes thieves. It is about time people started calling a spade a spade. True, Jews were incinerated in ovens in Nazi Germany (so they say six million of them, or however many) in 12 years. 26 million Soviet citizens died in 4 years. True, Hamas fired rockets at Jewish settlements set up ...

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TULANG manusia berada dalam keseimbangan dinamik di mana berlakunya keadaan sel-sel membaiki dan memulihkan struktur tulang. Kerapuhan tulang (osteoporosis) akan berlaku sekiranya kerosakan dan kehilangan tulang berlaku lebih cepat daripada pemulihannya. Akibatnya tulang menjadi mudah patah, rosak dan lebih sensitif. * Rapuh Bahan asas tulang adalah kalsium dan protein. Ada dua jenis ...

KOENZIM Q10: bahan bakar utama jantung

JIKA anda selalu berasa letih, kemungkinan besar jantung anda tidak memperolehi 'bahan bakar' yang diperlukan untuk kekal sihat dan kuat. Bahan bakar istimewa ini ialah Koenzim Q10 (Co Q10). Ia adalah penting untuk mengeluarkan tenaga di peringkat selular. Saintis mendapati jantung mengandungi 10 kali ganda lebih banyak Co Q10 berbanding organ lain dalam ...

Sistem pengangkutan patogen

PERKATAAN vektor mungkin sesuatu yang baru memandangkan ia lebih banyak digunakan untuk menunjukkan arah perjalanan daripada penyebar kuman. Vektor dalam erti kata penularan penyakit berjangkit merujuk kepada haiwan yang dapat menyebarkan kuman (virus, bakteria, parasit) kepada manusia. Ini mungkin kerana haiwan terbabit dijangkiti kuman yang sama, ataupun mereka menjadi 'rumah tumpangan' yang mengangkut kuman dari ...

Penemuan baru UPM untuk kesihatan masyarakat

Oleh NAZRUL AZIM SHARUDDIN Produk berasaskan daun sawit termasuk teh yang dihasilkan oleh Dr. Suhaila Mohamed (tengah). KEWUJUDAN pelbagai jenis tumbuhan di muka bumi ini sebenarnya menyumbang banyak kebaikan dan kelebihan kepada organisme-organisme daripada pelbagai aspek. Manfaat tersebut sememangnya tidak dapat dinafikan lagi kerana sejak sekian lama tumbuh-tumbuhan telah dijadikan sebagai sumber makanan tidak kira ...

Beri peluang buat penyelidikan

Oleh Abdul Hakim Tanzimuddin dan Nurul Huda Hassan PULAU PINANG 7 Jan. - Pihak pengurusan universiti tempatan disaran tidak terlalu cepat menaikkan pangkat kakitangan akademik yang menyerlah dalam kerjaya, sebaliknya memberi mereka peluang untuk menjalankan penyelidikan. Penerima Anugerah Merdeka 2008, Profesor Datuk Dr. Khalid Kadir berkata, golongan itu perlu digalakkan untuk terus membuat penyelidikan secara ...

IPTA perlu wacana intelek

Oleh MOHD. HILMI RAMLI MAHASISWA perlu melengkapi diri dengan pelbagai maklumat agar boleh menggalakkan lebih banyak wacana intelek di universiti. – Gambar hiasan PERUBAHAN landskap politik negara selepas Pilihan raya Umum ke 12 (PRU 12) lalu merupakan satu sejarah yang baru dilakar. Negara yang baru sahaja menyambut 50 tahun kemerdekaan dikejutkan pula dengan perubahan yang mendadak ...

Mencari barakah Yasin

Oleh ZUARIDA MOHYIN "SESUNGGUHNYA bagi setiap sesuatu itu ada hatinya dan hati al-Quran ialah surah Yasin. Sesiapa yang membaca surah Yasin, Allah menulis baginya dengan membacanya seperti membaca al-Quran 10 kali." (riwayat As-Darimi dan at-Tirmizi) Surah Yasin sudah pastinya merupakan salah satu surah yang paling popular dan banyak dibaca oleh umat Islam seluruh dunia. ...

Kemelut automotif di seluruh dunia

Bukanlah sesuatu yang mengejutkan apabila firma penyelidikan dan perunding antarabangsa, Frost & Sullivan meramalkan jualan kenderaan di negara ini menyusut lebih lapan peratus tahun ini ekoran krisis ekonomi dan berkurangnya pelancaran model kenderaan baru. Menurut Kavan Mukhtyar iaitu Rakan Niaga dan Ketua Praktis Kenderaan dan Pengangkutan rantau Asia Pasifik Frost & Sullivan, kenderaan penumpang bakal ...

Dunia membantah kekejaman Israel

Hari ini masuk hari ke 16 Israel membedil penduduk Palestin di Genting Gaza namun masih belum terdapat sebarang tanda-tanda kekejaman ini akan berakhir. Dengan jumlah nyawa terkorban mencecah lebih 800 nyawa dengan satu pertiga atau hampir 200 darinya adalah kanak-kanak, sepatutnya tiada sebarang alasan lagi untuk dunia terus melihat kekejaman ini. Alasan Israel untuk membenarkan ...

Akal mengukur maklumat

Masalah paling besar dalam kalangan sesetengah yang memakai gelaran ‘agamawan’ atau tokoh agama adalah apabila mereka tidak memiliki manhaj atau method yang betul dalam memahami sesuatu fakta yang dikaitkan dengan Islam ini. Lalu, atas kurang teliti, atau ‘kurang fikir’ atau ‘memang tak fikir’ mereka menelan semua perkara yang dikaitkan dengan agama samada hasil percakapan ...

Pekak, bisu dan buta

Zaman masakini merupakan zaman yang paling buruk. "Pekak, bisu, dan buta, mereka tidak akan kembali (ke jalan yang benar)" (2/al-Baqarah:18). Apa yang dicari setiap manusia ialah cahaya kebenaran dan keselamatan; apa yang dia nyalakan ialah api. Nyalaan api itu menghasilkan kejutan dan kekaguman serta memenangi pujian semua. Namun, oleh kerana api itu ...

Tragedi Gaza kecilkan isu lain

Terdapat pelbagai isu dan persoalan politik yang berlaku pada masa ini. Termasuklah kempen pilihan raya kecil Kuala Terengganu di mana Barisan Nasional sedang bertembung dengan pakatan pembangkang yang diwakili Pas. Tetapi apabila dibandingkan dengan apa yang berlaku di Gaza, lain-lain isu akan kelihatan kecil. Segala masalah yang dihadapi oleh rakyat negara ini, termasuk parti-parti politik ...

Tindak balas kekejaman Israel

Salah satu pendekatan untuk memberi kesan kepada Amerika Syarikat (AS) yang menjadi sekutu rejim Zionis ialah memboikot produk terbitan AS dan Israel. Langkah ini sebagai tindak balas terhadap serangan yang dilancarkan oleh Israel ke atas Gaza yang mengorbankan orang awam yang tidak berdosa. Tetapi ada juga yang sangsi sejauh manakah keberkesanan kempen boikot produk ...

Zionis nafikan sejarah

Serangan rejim Zionis Israel ke atas Gaza, Palestin beberapa hari ini dikatakan sebagai tindakan balas terhadap pihak pejuang Hamas melancarkan serangan roket ke kawasan pendudukan Israel. Walaupun faktanya Israel yang mencabul gencatan senjata, tetapi rejim itu memutar belit seolah-olah Hamas yang menjadi punca sekaligus mewajarkan mereka membunuh ratusan orang yang tidak berdosa. Konflik ...

Tamparan kepada PBB

TANPA menghiraukan resolusi Majlis Keselamatan Pertubuhan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu, rejim Zionis dengan angkuh meneruskan misi membunuh dan melanyak penduduk Genting Gaza. Dunia tahu ada ‘tangan’ Amerika Syarikat (AS) di sebalik keberanian Israel mendabik dada kepada dunia bahawa rejim itu kini menjadi the last colonial power on earth. Hubungan erat di antara AS ...

Apabila Zionis jadi Nazi di Gaza

Oleh Zin Mahmud Akhbar Utusan Malaysia hari Jumaat, 9 Januari menyiarkan tajuk besar Hizbullah bantu Hamas, serangan mungkin permulaan konflik lebih luas di Asia Barat. Berita yang sama juga didengar melalui radio dan televisyen. Tetapi tajuk-tajuk mereka tidaklah menyebut Hizbullah membantu Hamas. Di satu pihak perkara itu tidak mustahil. Mungkin Hizbullah benar-benar melancarkan roket bagi ...

Renewed Call for UNGA to Act Under Resolution 377, Statement of the Brussells Tribunal, 9th January 2009 (LATEST UPDATE - 10/1/09)

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"RESOLUTION 1860 A RESPONSE TO THE NEW SPIRIT OF RESISTANCE OF A NEWKARBALA AGAINST INVADERS AND USURPERS" - By Nilofer Bhagwat (LATEST UPDATE - 10/1/09)

Saturday, 10 January 2009 15:32 We greet all of you and Abu Hadi recalling Karbala, the spirit of the historical martyrdom of Imam Hussein , of Ali and its new historical version in Gaza , in Lebanon , in the Arab world , in Afghanistan , Somalia ...

The Politics Of An Israeli Extermination Campaign - Backers, Apologists and Arms Suppliers - By Prof. James Petras (LATEST UPDATE - 6/1/09)

Introduction Because of the unconditional support of the entire political class in the US, from the White House to Congress, including both Parties, incoming and outgoing elected officials and all the principle print and electronic mass media, the Israeli Government feels no compunction in publicly proclaiming a detailed and graphic ...

Time To Tell The Truth About Israel ... Without Fear of the Mind Police - By David Icke

Tuesday, 06 January 2009 20:17 The Thought Censors don't like it? Tough Hello all ... So yet again the people of the virtual-concentration camp, known officially as 'Gaza', are being bombarded from the sky by the bully-boys of Tel Aviv. State-of-the art Israeli jets, paid for by the United States, bomb civilian ...

Matthias Chang's Response To A So-Called Muslim. Mohd Peter Davies' Attack On My Proposal That OIC, NAM, and the Arab-League Break the Zionist Israel's Blockade of Gaza (LATEST UPDATE - 10/1/09)

By Matthias Chang    Saturday, 10 January 2009 09:47 MATTHIAS CHANG’S RESPONSE TO A SO-CALLED MUSLIM. MOHD PETER DAVIES’  ATTACK ON MY PROPOSAL THAT OIC, NAM AND THE ARAB-LEAGUE BREAK THE ZIONIST ISRAEL’S BLOCKADE OF GAZA. Dear Friends, Why Mohd Peter Davies is so afraid of my proposal to break the ...

What You Don’t Know About Gaza

By RASHID KHALIDI Published: January 7, 2009 NEARLY everything you’ve been led to believe about Gaza is wrong. Below are a few essential points that seem to be missing from the conversation, much of which has taken place in the press, about Israel’s attack on the Gaza Strip. THE GAZANS Most of ...

U.N. and Red Cross Add to Outcry on Gaza War

Hatem Moussa/Associated Press Palestinians gathered to receive flour at a United Nations food distribution center in Gaza City on Thursday.    JERUSALEM — International aid groups lashed out at Israel on Thursday over the war in Gaza, saying that access to civilians in need is poor, relief workers are being hurt and killed, and ...

Gaza Attacks Continue Despite U.N. Truce Call

Hatem Moussa/Associated Press Palestinians gathered to receive flour at a United Nations food distribution center in Gaza City on Thursday.    JERUSALEM — Israel and Hamas rebuffed a United Nations call for a cease-fire in the 14-day Gaza war on Friday, with Israel saying continued barrages of rocket fire from its adversaries made the ...

The West Bank: We're all Hamas now - supporters of Fatah unite behind enemy

Mahmoud Abbas's popularity has been caught in the crossfire of the Gaza invasion By Ben Lynfield in Ramallah Friday, 9 January 2009 AFP/GETTY A Palestinian child carries a mock baby's body as people from the West Bank village of Billin demonstrate near the separation barrier Even if Israel wins on the battlefield or in the diplomatic corridors ...

An Open Letter to Prime Minister Dato Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and A Challenge to Members of OIC, Arab-League, & NAM - By Matthias Chang (LATEST UPDATE - 9/1/09)

By Matthias Chang Friday, 09 January 2009 09:46 AN OPEN LETTER TO PRIME MINISTER DATO SERI ABDULLAH AHMAD BADAWI AND A CHALLENGE TO MEMBERS OF OIC, ARAB-LEAGUE, & NAM YOUR TOKEN PROTESTS ARE USELESS AS HAVE BEEN THE CASE IN THE PAST Send 100 Ships As A Naval Bridge To Save Palestinian Children Dear Prime Minister, With each ...

U.S. debt is losing its appeal in China

HONG KONG: China has bought more than $1 trillion in American debt, but as the global downturn has intensified, Beijing is starting to keep more of its money at home - a shift that could pose some challenges to the U.S. government in the near future but eventually may even produce salutary effects on ...

Court filing details items sent by Madoff

By Jack Healy and Alex Berenson Published: January 7, 2009 Bernard Madoff, the financier accused of running a $50 billion Ponzi scheme, violated his parole by sending his friends and family packages containing 13 watches, 4 diamond brooches, a jade necklace, two sets of cufflinks and other jewelry totaling at least ...

British Regulator Starts Madoff Investigation

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Gaza Children Found With Mothers’ Corpses

Published: January 8, 2009 PARIS — The International Committee of the Red Cross said Thursday it had discovered “shocking” scenes — including small children next to their mothers’ corpses — when its representatives gained access for the first time to parts of Gaza battered by Israeli shelling. It accused Israel of failing ...

Adrian Hamilton: The path to Middle East peace

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How to build a website

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Palestinians’ Total Victory Over Zionist Israel Is Assured - By Matthias Chang (LATEST UPDATE - 7/1/09)

The Beginning of the End of the Zionist Anglo-American War Party After the most intense aerial bombardment by the Zionist murderers and war criminals against the heroic Palestinians in Gaza, Zionist Israel has nothing to show for their barbarity except their cowardice and their naked war crimes aided and ...

Bertindak ajar AS, Israel

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Media Barat sembunyi fakta kekejaman Zionis

Oleh ISMAIL HASHIM YAHAYA SERANGAN udara dan darat tentera Israel di Gaza selama 10 hari telah menjadi berita utama dalam media arus perdana di seluruh dunia. Kebanyakan berita arus perdana diterima sumbernya daripada Barat terutamanya Amerika Syarikat (AS). Kebanyakan wacana atau naratif isi kandungan media Barat menyalahkan Hamas yang mencetuskan serangan rejim Zionis di ...

Kempen serampang dua mata

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Cari penyelesaian berkesan atasi kedegilan Israel

"PENDUDUK Palestin berada di ambang maut apabila bantuan ubat-ubatan, air bersih dan makanan tidak dapat disalurkan akibat sekatan Israel. Jawatankuasa Palang Merah Antarabangsa (ICRC) sifatkan keadaan di Gaza sangat-sangat berbahaya dan meruncing. Semua hospital di Gaza kehabisan bekalan darah dan ubat-ubatan terutama vaksin tetanus untuk kanak-kanak". Begitulah tutur ayat muka depan Utusan Malaysia 7 ...

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Why Congress Must Stop the Fed's Massive Pumping - By Frank Shostak (LATEST UPDATE - 7/1/09)

January 6, 2009 Mises Institute On Tuesday, December 16, 2008 the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) lowered the federal-funds-rate target from 1% to between 0.25% and 0%. According to the FOMC statement, The Committee anticipates that weak economic conditions are likely to warrant exceptionally low levels of the federal funds rate ...

By George (LATEST UPDATE - 7/1/09)

This individual seeks an executive position.He will be available in January 2009, and is willing to relocate.   (Please don't skip the last section!)     *RESUME* GEORGE W. BUSH 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, DC 20520 *EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE*: *Law Enforcement: *I was arrested in Kennebunkport, Maine, in 1976 for driving under the influence of alcohol. I ...

Is There No Reason, No Caring, No Mercy Left In The "Western" World?? - The Populist (LATEST UPDATE - 6/1/09)

If the government of the United States had any sense of justice whatsoever it would immediately turn Tel Aviv and every military base in Israel into a "glass parking lot." Bar none. Until, as a past French president put it, "that shitty little country" is destroyed totally there will ...

An Unhappy New Year - By Antal E. Fekete

31 December 2008, Gold Standard University Live An unhappy anniversary Another forgotten anniversary that haunts the nation is the re-establishment of the gold standard in the United States by the Roosevelt administration on January 1, 1934. What? -- you may ask incredulously. Roosevelt re-introducing the gold standard in the United States? ...

THE DAY ISRAEL USED A BOY AGED 13 AS A HUMAN SHIELD

Matthew Kalman This is what happened to a Palestinian child who joined teenagers throwing stones at Israeli border police. Muhammad Badwan was grabbed by officers and tied by an arm to the grille covering the windscreen of their security vehicle (circled). Last night the 13-year-old’s father said the police had illegally used his son ...

Israel snubs ceasefire calls and deepens push into Gaza

By Nidal al-Mughrabi, Reuters Tuesday, 6 January 2009 Getty Images An Israeli policeman removes a Qassam rocket, fired minutes earlier by Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip Israeli forces pressed closer and into cities in the Gaza Strip today despite new international calls for a ceasefire in an 11-day-old conflict in which hundreds ...

Donald Macintyre: So what will it take for Israel to stop fighting?

Politicians in Jerusalem are split over the aims of the war Wednesday, 7 January 2009 GETTY IMAGES An Israeli Defence Force soldier on the lookout during the ground offensive in Gaza yesterday It remains to be seen whether the civilian carnage which culminated in the attack on a UN school yesterday will bring the ...

Robert Fisk: Why do they hate the West so much, we will ask

  AP A child injured in the Israeli bombardment of a UN school yesterday is taken to Shifa hospital in Gaza City So once again, Israel has opened the gates of hell to the Palestinians. Forty civilian refugees dead in a United Nations school, three more in another. Not bad for a night's work in ...

Peace is just for the massacred, by Milton Hatoum

The army of Israel is powerful enough to destroy the entire Middle East (and, in fact, also to destroy a significant part of the west). The only problem is that, up until now, it has never managed to succeed, even in the territory which would suit them to be in charge of. The ...

To Hell With the Human Being

  The media supposedly denounces the attacks (in the eyes of some), but continues with quite strange assumptions. They give the label "radical" to Hamas, but not Israel, which has killed 500 people in ten days, according to conservative data. Many children. Many women. Many innocent people.   Doing that is a mistaken policy, and it ...

Declaration from Professor Richard Falk, Special Rapporteur from the United Nations

The Israeli air raids on the Gaza Strip represent severe and massive violations of international human rights such as defined in the Geneva Convention, regarding the obligations of the occupying power as for the demands of the laws of war.      These violations include: Collective punishment; all 1.5 million persons who ...

Israel Puts Media Clamp on Gaza

By ETHAN BRONNER Published: January 6, 2009 JERUSALEM — Three times in recent days, a small group of foreign correspondents was told to appear at the border crossing to Gaza. The reporters were to be permitted in to cover firsthand the Israeli war on Hamas in keeping with a Supreme Court ...

Israel Accepts Brief Pause in Fighting for Relief Supplies

Israel Accepts Brief Pause in Fighting for Relief Supplies Ismail Zaydah/Reuters A wounded Palestinian being carried on Tuesday near the United Nations school in Jabaliya, Gaza, that Israeli forces shelled. More Photos> By TAGHREED EL-KHODARY and ISABEL KERSHNER Published: January 7, 2009 GAZA — Under international pressure to ease its 12-day bombardment of the ...

“This is an all-out war against the civilian Palestinian population” - By Dr. Mads Gilbert (LATEST UPDATE - 7/1/09)

6 January  2009, Gaza, Information Clearinghouse Dr . Mads Gilbert, a Norwegian doctor in Gaza, tells Sky News that the number of civilians injured and killed in Gaza proves that Israel is deliberately attacking the population. “Just a little bit more than an hour ago the Israelis bombed the central fruit ...

A Letter To Madoff : Measuring the Toll of The Disgraced Financier.- By Rabbi Marc Gellman (LATEST UPDATE - 7/1/09)

Dear Bernie Madoff: I don't think you know what you have done. Life inevitably inflicts upon us different kinds of wounds. Very few people can live connected lives and not occasionally fail those who depend upon them and trust them. However, these are failures not betrayals. They come from trying to ...

Foundation: UN Must Set Up Tribunal To Prosecute Israeli War Criminals

SHAH ALAM, Jan 6 (Bernama) -- The United Nations (UN) should set up an international tribunal to prosecute Israeli war criminals, Kuala Lumpur Foundation to Criminalise War (KLFCW) trustee Tunku Sofiah Jewa said today. She noted the time was ripe for the UN General Assembly to seriously consider estabilishing an international criminal tribunal for Israel (ICTI), ...

The Invasion of Gaza: "Operation Cast Lead", Part of a Broader Israeli Military-Intelligence Agenda - By Michel Chossudovsky (LATEST UPDATE - 4/1/09)

By Michel Chossudovsky Sunday, 04 January 2009 22:19 Global Research, January 4, 2009 The aerial bombings and the ongoing ground invasion of Gaza by Israeli ground forces must be analysed in a historical context. Operation "Cast Lead" is a carefully planned undertaking, which is part of a broader military-intelligence agenda first formulated by the government of Prime ...

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah Speech (LATEST UPDATE - 4/1/09)

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s speech delivered during the central Ashura Council –Sayyed Ashuhada (pbuh) Compound 31 – 12 -2008 Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the world. It is evidently clear that many people in Lebanon and especially after the invasion in 1982 started assuming responsibility. I ...

Hamas Strong, Gaza Will Win: Meshaal - By Islam Online (LATEST UPDATE - 4/12/09)

The Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas remains strong and will emerge victorious from the current military confrontation with Israel, its leader has said. "Our infrastructure is intact. We have only lost the very, very least of our capacities in the Israeli aggression," Khaled Meshaal said in a televised speech broadcast late ...

Mahathir: US Support For Israel Unlikely To Change

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 5 (Bernama) -- United States' President-elect Barack Obama is not expected to change his country's stand with regard to support for Israel although the Zionist regime had clearly acted brutally against Palestine, former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Monday. He said a major power like the United States needed Israel to ...

Boycott US goods and currency: Dr M

PUTRAJAYA: The world community should boycott the United States’ currency and products to pressure the superpower to stop supporting the violent attacks by Israel against Palestine, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said. The former prime minister said while governments might not be able to support the move as many were “scared stiff” of the superpower, the people ...

MUSLIM SHOULD BOYCOTT THESE PRODUCTS

In order to stop Zionist aggression against the Palestine people, Muslims and the rest of the world should boycott these products to show our protest. Let us unite this time and show them ( Israel and the US ).Stop the occupation in Palestine. This is what they are doing to the Palestine ...

Hamas and Israel in Gaza

    Hamas is an Islamic fundamentalist organization whose military wing has admitted responsibility for attacks against Israeli civilians and soldiers. The group came into being in December 1987, growing out of the Muslim Brotherhood, the religious and political organization founded in Egypt. Its goal is an Islamic fundamentalist Palestinian state. It is considered a terrorist organizations by ...

Hamas and Israel in Gaza

    Hamas is an Islamic fundamentalist organization whose military wing has admitted responsibility for attacks against Israeli civilians and soldiers. The group came into being in December 1987, growing out of the Muslim Brotherhood, the religious and political organization founded in Egypt. Its goal is an Islamic fundamentalist Palestinian state. It is considered a terrorist organizations by ...

GAZA CITY (CNN) -- Israeli troops gained control of the eastern section of northern Gaza Sunday, less than 24 hours after launching a ground incursion into the Palestinian territory, according to Palestinian security sources.

(CNN) -- World leaders offered a range of reactions to the Israeli ground offensive launched Saturday in Gaza. Palestinian Authority chief negotiator Saeb Erekat was one of many world leaders to criticize the Israeli offensive. Israeli Defense Minister and former Prime Minister Ehud Barak "We have carefully weighed all our options. We are not war-hungry, but ...

GAZA CITY (CNN) -- Israeli troops gained control of the eastern section of northern Gaza Sunday, less than 24 hours after launching a ground incursion into the Palestinian territory, according to Palestinian security sources.

(CNN) -- World leaders offered a range of reactions to the Israeli ground offensive launched Saturday in Gaza. Palestinian Authority chief negotiator Saeb Erekat was one of many world leaders to criticize the Israeli offensive. Israeli Defense Minister and former Prime Minister Ehud Barak "We have carefully weighed all our options. We are not war-hungry, but ...

GAZA CITY (CNN) -- Israeli troops gained control of the eastern section of northern Gaza Sunday, less than 24 hours after launching a ground incursion into the Palestinian territory, according to Palestinian security sources.

(CNN) -- World leaders offered a range of reactions to the Israeli ground offensive launched Saturday in Gaza. Palestinian Authority chief negotiator Saeb Erekat was one of many world leaders to criticize the Israeli offensive. Israeli Defense Minister and former Prime Minister Ehud Barak "We have carefully ...

Israeli forces push deeper into Gaza; death toll rises

GAZA CITY (CNN) -- Israeli troops gained control of the eastern section of northern Gaza Sunday, less than 24 hours after launching a ground incursion into the Palestinian territory, according to Palestinian security sources. Smoke fills the sky during clashes between Israeli and Palestinian forces at the border of Gaza City ...

The Islamic movement that just won’t die

MIDEAST For 21 years, Hamas has endured imprisonment, assassinations, expulsion, boycott and siege, and has grown in strength through it all PATRICK MARTIN January 3, 2009 HEBRON, WEST BANK — On Monday, as Israeli bombs rained down on Gaza, a group of 10 Egyptian surgeons made their way across the frontier into the embattled Palestinian strip. They ...

Israeli troops move into Gaza Strip

By Nidal al-Mughrabi, Reuters Saturday, 3 January 2009 Israeli troops backed by helicopters advanced into Gaza today, a Palestinian witness and the Israeli army said, in the first ground action of an eight-day offensive against Hamas in the Palestinian enclave. The small column of military vehicles crossed the boundary fence into ...

Barack Obama: Gaza crisis will not distract from fixing America's economy

President-elect Barack Obama has signalled that the Gaza crisis will not detract from his new administration's top priority – jump-starting America's economy with a spending spree.   By Phil Sherwell, in New York Last Updated: 12:11AM GMT 04 Jan 2009 Mr Obama takes up temporary accommodation in Washington today after travelling from Chicago ...

Rates may sink to lowest since 1694

The Bank of England is this week poised to cut interest rates to the lowest level in its 300-year history, in the latest sign of the severity of the economic crisis. By Edmund Conway Last Updated: 12:20AM GMT 04 Jan 2009 Bank of England, expected to cut interest rates this week to ...

Israel invades Gaza: Heavy fighting as tanks cross border

Armour and infantry, backed by jets and helicopters, launch operation to seize Hamas rocket sites, as Miliband declares urgent need for immediate ceasefire By Donald Macintyre and Kim Sengupta in Jerusalem Sunday, 4 January 2009 Getty Images Israeli ground troops enter Gaza, crossing the border near Beit Lahiya Israeli troops and tanks were engaged in heavy ...

Analysis: Hamas could not be deterred

By DAVID HOROVITZ For years, an untenable reality prevailed in Sderot and the "Gaza envelope" communities. HAMAS PRIME minister, Ismail... Israel's civilians in the area endured a life of terror - families raising their children under constant threat of Kassam attack - on the front line of the battle against Gaza's rocket ...

U.S. Debt Expected To Soar This Year - $2 Trillion Increase May Test Federal Ability to Borrow

By Lori Montgomery Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, January 3, 2009 With President-elect Barack Obama and congressional Democrats considering a massive spending package aimed at pulling the nation out of recession, the national debt is projected to jump by as much as $2 trillion this year, an unprecedented increase that could test ...

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SAYA mula mengambil suplemen koenzim Co Q10 sejak sebulan yang lalu setelah saya sering kelesuan selepas sekian lama mengambil ubat anti kolesterol. Ternyata ia membantu saya. Bagaimanakah nutrien ini membantu saya? Jawapan: Co Q10 wujud secara semula jadi dengan kuantiti kecil dalam pelbagai jenis makanan tetapi lebih tinggi jumlahnya di dalam organ dalaman haiwan seperti jantung, ...

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pirulina bekalkan nutrien semasa berdiet

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Pembunuhan ganas yang dilakukan oleh Yahudi Israel di Gaza, Palestin amat memilukan. Ia bukan sahaja mencabar perasaan persaudaraan Islam atau ukhuwwah Islamiyyah kita, bahkan ia mencemar dan mengotori nilai kemanusiaan sejagat. Ketika artikel ini ditulis sudah hampir 400 rakyat Gaza yang dibunuh kejam. Di mana Amerika yang kononnya berjuang memerangi pengganas? Pelindung Israel tersebut ...

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Bebaskan Gaza melalui pembubaran Israel

Oleh ZIN MAHMUD Dengan melihat dari jauh, membaca akhbar, menonton televisyen atau melayari Internet, seseorang pastinya tidak dapat merasakan apa yang ditanggung oleh rakyat Palestin di Gaza. Apatah lagi jika seseorang ingin membuat ulasan atau cadangan bagaimana hendak menyelesaikan masalah yang dihadapi oleh mereka. Lebih-lebih lagi laporan-laporan yang diterima hampir kesemuanya berat sebelah. Agenda berita ...

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Senario menarik politik 2009

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Part 7 - Obama's Last Gamble Revisited - The Final Suckers’ Rally Before the Great Depression II - By Matthias Chang (LATEST UPDATE - 3/1/09)

Red Alert Recall that on December 12, 2008, in an article entitled “Obama’s Last Gamble” I warned: “The logic of these gamblers is that when they place the trillion dollar bet in the global casino, the markets will surge in one huge rally – the reversal of the tidal wave. When ...

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Persepsi berat sebelah terhadap Hamas

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Mark Steel: So what have the Palestinians got to complain about?

To portray this as a conflict between equals requires some imagination Wednesday, 31 December 2008 AP A Palestinian man places a green Hamas flag on the rubble of a destroyed mosque after an Israeli air strike in Gaza When you read the statements from Israeli and US politicians, and try to match ...

Gazans face ‘humanitarian crisis’ as Israeli raids intensify

Aid agencies warn of looming disaster with supply shortage inflicting more suffering on families By Kim Sengupta in Jerusalem Friday, 2 January 2009 GETTY IMAGES A child arrives at Shifa hospital in Gaza City after an Israeli air strike yesterday After six days of Israeli bombardment, aid agencies say that Gazans are facing a humanitarian crisis ...

New Israeli attacks target Hamas homes

New Israeli attacks target Hamas homes Friday, 2 January 2009 AP Flames rise from the rubble of senior Hamas militant Nizal Rayan's house after an Israeli airstrike hit a nearby mosque in Jebaliya refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip Israel showed no sign of slowing a blistering seven-day offensive against Hamas militants in Gaza today. More than ...

The Gaza War Is Completely Stoppable - By Robert Naiman (LATEST UPDATE - 2/1/09)

By Robert Naiman    December 31, 2008  CommonDreams.org We have seen this movie before. In the summer of 2006, Israel invaded Lebanon. Replace "Hizbullah" with "Hamas" and "Lebanon" with "Gaza," and much we have seen in the last few days is depressingly familiar. Once again, the Israeli military assault is justified ...

THE BARBARIC MASSACRE OF INNOCENT PALESTINIAN CHILDREN - ZIONIST FASCISTS MUST BE WIPED OUT FROM THIS EARTH FOR THEIR CRIMES - THE ENTIRE STATE OF ISRAEL MUST BE LIQUIDATED - LET THE TRUTH BE TOLD (LATEST UPDATE - 2/1/09)

Friday, 02 January 2009 11:08 Massacre of Gaza Children PNN -Israeli forces killed two girls in an air attack on Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip early Tuesday. Local sources report that a missile destroyed a house belonging to Talal Hamdan in Beit Hanoun today, killing his two daughters of 12 and 4 ...

US Professor (Francis A. Boyle) Seeks to Prosecute Israel in International Tribunal - FARS News Agency (LATEST UPDATE - 2/1/09)

FARS News Agency   Friday, 02 January 2009 08:44 TEHRAN (FNA)- A US professor has offered the Iranian President a plan according to which he would open a legal case against Israel. Francis Anthony Boyle, a professor of international law at the University of Illinois told FNA on Wednesday that President Mahmoud ...

Kelebihan Al-Quran

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Keistimewaan Surah ali-Imran

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Asyura kukuhkan perpaduan

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Jangan nodai keamanan

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BAB 00 : MENINGKATKAN KEUTUHAN

I : PENDAHULUAN 1.01 Rangka Rancangan Jangka Panjang Ketiga (RRJP3) yang merupakan pembangunan dekad kedua Wawasan 2020 menumpukan kepada meningkatkan keutuhan dan daya saing negara. Dalam tempoh ini, usaha akan dilaksana untuk mempertingkatkan kualiti pembangunan dan menjana pertumbuhan tinggi yang mampan supaya semua rakyat dapat menikmati kemakmuran. Perpaduan negara akan terus menjadi tonggak pembangunan dan kepelbagaian masyarakat ...

Robert Fisk: Leaders lie, civilians die, and lessons of history are ignored

Monday, 29 December 2008 Reuters A Palestinian woman walks past a destroyed Hamas police compound after an Israeli air strike We've got so used to the carnage of the Middle East that we don't care any more – providing we don't offend the Israelis. It's not clear how many of the Gaza ...

Robert Fisk: The rotten state of Egypt is too powerless and corrupt to act.

Thursday, 1 January 2009   GETTY IMAGES : President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt a country where 'the idea of service has simply ceased to exist' There was a day when we worried about the "Arab masses" – the millions of "ordinary" Arabs on the streets of Cairo, Kuwait, Amman, Beirut – and ...

How Hypocrisy on "Terrorism" Kills - By Robert Parry (LATEST UPDATE - 1/1/09)

By Robert Parry December 30, 2008 consortiumnews.com Israel, a nation that was born out of Zionist terrorism, has launched massive airstrikes against targets in Gaza using high-tech weapons produced by the United States, a country that often has aided and abetted terrorism by its client military forces, such as Chile’s Operation ...

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