Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Another Angle 19 - July - 2006

News others won't tell you


Fmr. Director of the CIA calls for U.S. attack on Syria
2 Minute Video"I think the last thing we want to do now is to start talking about ceasefires"
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Prosecutors find evidence of Chicago police torture in past but can't indict
Special prosecutors investigating allegations that police tortured nearly 150 black suspects in the 1970s and '80s said Wednesday they found evidence of abuse, but any crimes are now too old to prosecute.

Reed Concedes Defeat Ga. Lt. Gov Primary
Good riddance to bad rubbish.

US hawks smell blood
Above all, according to the neo-conservatives, the US position in the region is now inextricably tied to the success or failure of Israel's military campaign.

If indeed Israel is blackmailing our officials and media icons, it is because those who are being blackmailed ARE blackmailable. If we elect a government of criminals, we elect a government subject to blackmail.

FLASHBACK: The Black Panther Coloring Book

Black Pilots Get Their Due: Ceremony Honors Sacrifices Made in the Face of Bigotry...
"They didn't think blacks could do certain things," he said. "We just didn't have the opportunities. We changed people's attitudes by our performances."


Latest targets of air blitz: milk and medicine
The production facilities of at least five companies in key industrial sectors - including the country's largest dairy farm, Liban Lait; a paper mill; a packaging firm and a pharmaceutical plant - have been disabled or completely destroyed. Industry insiders say the losses will cripple the economy for decades to come.
Bush warns Syria to keep out of Lebanon

Racist Ringtone Circulates In So. Africa
South African officials are trying to trace the origin of a cellphone ringtone that advocates setting dogs on blacks and dragging them behind pickup trucks.

Litani of Sorrows
Background on the significance of the Litani River.


First Baghdad bank heist nets 1.4 billion
While you're watching Israel....

In Iraq, Civil War All but Declared

Turkish Commandos on Iraqi Border

6000 Iraqi civilians killed in last two months - UN
Baghdad morgue officials have said they took in 1595 bodies in June, 1375 in May and 1155 in April. Of those, about 80 per cent were victims of violent deaths.


Middle East: Reaping what Bush sowed
From its strategic outpost in Iraq, the United States was to have hemmed in Iran and Syria. Instead, Iran is enjoying an unprecedented bout of muscularity, its Shiite allies now having gained the upper hand in neighboring Iraq. Syria continues to turn a blind eye as militants transit its territory to join the fight in Iraq. And Damascus has now teamed up with Tehran to aid and abet the alliance between Hamas and Hezbollah


Survey: Blacks avoid stocks, bonds
The survey found that many blacks are counting on getting a pension to live on in retirement. Or they expect to live off the equity in their home or income from investment properties. Some hope to start a small business, which will then help fund their retirement.

Economist: 'The housing market's in trouble'
The drop in overall confidence ''reflects growing builder uncertainty on the heels of reduced sales and increased cancellations related to eroding affordability as well as an ongoing withdrawal of investors/speculators from the marketplace,''


It's Time to Stand Against Israel
When Israel steals land from others we look the other way. When they make plans to murder Hamas leadership then shell a Palestinian beach to create a conflict for invasion, we shrug. And when Israeli soldiers are captured in Lebanon, their act of retaliation is to level infrastructure that is still recovering from 20 years of Israeli occupation.
The Untermensch Syndrome: Israel's Moral Decay

The Ugly Truth About the President
You know it, I know it and the American people know it. But everyone is afraid to say it. They say it privately, but people are afraid of saying it publicly because you will be branded as a liberal, elite, intellectual snob. But believe me, you don't have to be an intellectual to see how painfully stupid our president is.
What Bush’s Open Mike Revealed

If Israel has the right to use force in self defence, so do its neighbours
There is no reason in the world why Israel should be able to enter Arab sovereign soil to occupy, destroy, kidnap and eliminate its perceived foes - repeatedly, with impunity and without restraint - while the Arab side cannot do the same. And if the Arab states are unable or unwilling to do so then the job should fall to those who can.

The Summer of 1914: William S. Lind
The stakes in the Israel-Hezbollah-Hamas war are significantly higher than most observers understand. If Hezbollah and Hamas win – and winning just means surviving, given that Israel's objective is to destroy both entities – a powerful state will have suffered a new kind of defeat, again, a defeat across at least one international boundary and maybe two, depending on how one defines Gaza's border. The balance between states and 4GW forces will be altered worldwide, and not to a trivial degree.


The Boy Who Sees with Sound
There was the time a fifth grader thought it would be funny to punch the blind kid and run. So he snuck up on Ben Underwood and hit him in the face. That's when Ben started his clicking thing. "I chased him, clicking until I got to him, then I socked him a good one," says Ben, a skinny 14-year-old. "He didn't reckon on me going after him. But I can hear walls, parked cars, you name it. I'm a master at this game."


Migraines with aura associated with increased risk for cardiovascular...disease
Women age 45 years or older who experience migraines with aura (associated neurologic symptoms such as temporary visual disturbances) are at a higher risk for heart attack, ischemic stroke, angina and death due to ischemic cardiovascular disease compared to women who do not report a migraine history


Puerto Rican Crab
Often found at shacks on the beach in Puerto Rico, this full-flavored crab dish is served in the shell, or with rice and green bananas or plantains. A defining element of the dish is sofrito, a traditional Spanish sauce of tomatoes, onions, garlic, bell peppers, cilantro, and hot pepper.


Jazz from the Horn of Africa: 'Ethiopiques'
The exotic strains of Ethiopian jazz are not widely heard by American ears. But if you saw the Jim Jarmusch film Broken Flowers -- and if you recall Bill Murray's road music -- then you've heard the work of Mulatu Astatqe.


This Modern World: Republicans Advise Dems to Vote Lieberman!

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