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- 08:21pm Apr 11, 2002 EST (#1269
Interesting .. BritTaxPayers are having to subsidise BritsRichest
man .. whose daughter in turn uses the wealth to subsidies the
truth-seekers of the USA ... the long hard winding road to integrity
paid for by the low income BritFactory worker - see for yourselves
One of Sigrid's beneficiaries has been the American Centre for
Public Integrity. It is not known whether her father realises that
last year this group of investigative reporters produced an exposť
of how the US was losing billions of dollars because of tax
avoidance by the super-rich.
- 08:24pm Apr 11, 2002 EST (#1270
- 08:32pm Apr 11, 2002 EST (#1271
A large number of the arrested Palestinians are being
Begs the question - what exactly is 'military law'? Camp X-ray
held under military law in heavily guarded
Israeli detention centres without being charged or allowed access
- 09:02pm Apr 11, 2002 EST (#1272
- 09:04pm Apr 11, 2002 EST (#1273
.... Israel has long used torture against Palestinian
prisoners, but an Israeli Supreme Court ruling in September 1999
specifically outlawed most methods being used, except in
emergencies in which civilian lives were at stake. Lior Yavne, a
spokesman for B'Tselem, said breaking of toes was outlawed under
most laws and conventions.
B'Tselem filed a petition with the court demanding an end to
torture of detainees and allowing the prisoners access to lawyers.
The court set a hearing for Sunday to consider the petition. ...
- 09:10pm Apr 11, 2002 EST (#1274
There is always a core of 'regular' decent people in all
societies ... and then there are politicians!
- 09:23pm Apr 11, 2002 EST (#1275
In his remarks on the Middle East situation on Thursday,
President Bush said, "Israel should show a respect, a respect for
and concern about the dignity of the Palestinian people. It is
crucial to distinguish between the terrorists and the ordinary
Palestinians seeking to provide for their own families." Bush said
soldiers at checkpoints should "be compassionate" and spare
innocent Palestinians "daily humiliation." How come Bushie
doesn't use the correct term 'Freedom Fighter' - Doesn't he have a
book of military-law etiquette?
- 09:25pm Apr 11, 2002 EST (#1276
I saw the picture of the latest "freedom fighter". He detonated
early, (too bad), and was splattered all over a one block area. May
all so called freedom fighters achieve such an end. The innocent
men, women and children can be spared his/her freedom urges and
he/she can rot in hell!
- 09:51pm Apr 11, 2002 EST (#1277
mAzzA - were an area of your country invaded - then you'd expect
your people to do whatever they had to to restore the status quo ...
Palestinians have had a bad-repressive deal .. and they'll do
what they have to do .. so that the International crowd 'look' and
- 10:12pm Apr 11, 2002 EST (#1278
The lies regarding the so called Palestinian state have been
propogated like just so much propoganda. The UN resolution that
established the state of Israel has been ignored. The Arab world has
fought and lost 4 wars in the last 50 years.
So now the Arabs resort to aiming suicidal hatemongers at the
Jewish state.The Arabs have transformed the sayings of Jesus from,
"The meek shall inherit the world" to "The weak shall blow up
everyone and take over the world."
If all the Palestinians would promise, I say let's give them all
the C-4 they need to enter paradise. Say, Do Lesbian freedom
fighters get their quota of virgins?
The United States is a country which honors the rule of law. Yes
we're imperfect but at least we try to have rules and follow them.
There is NO justification for crashing civilian airliners
into the WTC nor blowing up people at a religious setting, (the
Seder massacre). We Americans will hoot and holler over a blown
football call or strike or ball in a baseball game. But guess what?
We do have referees, umpires and judges.
Your value system and soul is warped and black. Your postings
show a degree of hate for your fellow man that is frightening. Why
are you anti semetic? Why are you so bitter, blighted and bellicose?
If the world is so bad why don't you strap on some C-4 and come
looking for me? You're pathetic. Have a nice night!!
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