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Monday, February 28, 2005

BLOGGERS REPORTED TO BE ARRESTED, JAILED AND TORTURED IN IRAN IN AN EXTREME ATTEMPT TO ELIMINATE DISSENT THAT IS GROWING RAPIDLY

"The price paid for blogging Iran"
By Clark Boyd, Technology correspondent

"Iranian bloggers are demanding to be heard Iran is becoming an increasingly dangerous place to keep an online diary. Web logs have become a popular forum for dissent. And the Iranian government has responded by arresting dozens of bloggers.

Some of those detained are reportedly being held in solitary confinement and tortured...." news.bbc.co.uk

LEBANON RED FLAG REVOLUTION OF THE PEOPLE BRINGS DOWN SYRIAN-BACKED LEBANESE GOVERNMENT.

Upon news of the fall of the Syrian-backed Lebanese government, more than 25,000 protesters have declared that they will stay in Martyr Square in Beirut until all Syrian troops and intelligence personnel leave Lebanon and until they get a new government. This was was announced at 3:40 pm EST by Fox News Channel along with airing of a video of exuberant crowds of Lebanese demonstrators cheering in the streets as they waved a sea of red and white Lebanese flags bearing one green Cedar of Lebanon on the white background.

The fall of the Syrian-controlled Lebanese government is the culmination of two weeks of protesting by the people against the February 14th assassination of opposition leader Rafik Hariri believed to have been carried out by a Syrian-backed Islamic Jihad group.

The huge crowd and waving flags are a beautiful sight to behold and a possible beginning of government of, by and for the people---another budding democracy in the Middle East.
By Jacqueline - 28 Feb 2005

UNITED STATES WELCOMES NEWS OF FALL OF PRO-SYRIAN LEBANESE GOVERNMENT---DEMANDS ALL SYRIAN TROOPS & INTEL PERSONNEL LEAVE LEBANON IMMEDIATELY

BREAKING NEWS: "US welcomes resignation of pro-Syrian Lebanese government"

"White House spokesman Scott McClellan also repeated a call for Syrian troops to leave Lebanon. "We are closely watching developments with great interest," he told reporters. "The resignation of the Karameh government represents an opportunity for the Lebanese people to have a new government which is truly representative of their country's diversity," McClellan said.

"The new government will have the responsibility to implement free and fair elections that the Lebanese people have clearly demonstrated they desire," McClellan added. "The process of (forming) a new government should proceed in accordance with the Lebanese constitution and should be free of all foreign interference," the White House spokesman said.

"It is time for Syria to fully comply with United Nations Security Council resolution 1559 that means that Syria military forces and intelligence personnel leave the country," he said. "That will help to ensure that elections are free and fair...." yahoo

PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH LET EUROPE HAVE HIS WAY----VERY POLITELY, VERY AMIABLY HIS "WAY"

"Aftermath balance sheet" By Mark Steyn
The conventional wisdom a week ago was that George W Bush had seen the error of his unilateral cowboy ways and was off to Europe to mend fences with our "allies." I think not. Lester Pearson, the late Canadian prime minister, used to say diplomacy is the art of letting the other fellow have your way [CORRECT]. All week long, Mr. Bush offered an hilariously parodic reductio of Pearson's bon mot.... washingtontimes

IRAN: THE ASPIRING NUCLEAR ELEPHANT IN THE MIDDLE EAST LIVING ROOM

EDITORIAL: "The Iranian nuclear threat" - 28 Feb 2005

"Make no mistake about it: Friday night's suicide bombing in Tel Aviv, in which four Israelis were killed, serves as a warning about the future in a world in which Iran has nuclear weapons. Evidence thus far suggests that Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Hezbollah -- both of which have been working with Iran and Syria to destroy any possibility of an Israeli-Palestinian peace settlement -- most likely were behind the bombing. Were Iran to obtain nuclear weapons, it would substantially increase its ability to deter pre-emptive or retaliatory strikes against the terrorist infrastructure behind such attacks...."washingtontimes

SYRIA SWIMMING AGAINST THE TIDE OF HISTORY: MUST LEAVE LEBANON ENTIRELY NOW & REFORM ITS OWN GOVERNMENT OR SEE IT FALL

"SYRIA: W'S NEXT WIN?"
By Peter Brookes - 28 Feb 2005

"February 28, 2005 -- THE last few weeks have seen multiple vindica tions of President Bush's policies in the Muslim World. It should now be widely recognized that the President's unwavering push for Muslim democracy has reaped significant results.

The most recent manifestation is the unexpected decision over the weekend by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to amend his country's constitution to allow for direct, multiparty presidential elections in the Arab World's most populous nation. This is certainly welcome news.

But more important in the near term is Syria. After Iran, Syria is the region's biggest problem. It supports terrorism (Hamas, Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad), facilitates the Iraqi insurgency, has chemical and biological weapons and missiles and brutally represses its own people....

Bad guys are falling left and right due Bush's relentless pressure for change. Even a Syrian alliance with the hard-line, fundamentalist Iranian mullahs isn't going to stem the spread of freedom in the region.

The Lebanese people have had "enough" of Syria as well. Outraged by the grisly assassination of popular former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and Syria's heavy-handed occupation, tens of thousands of Lebanese poured into the streets last week. Inspired by President Bush's re-election inaugural address, the recent Iraqi and Palestinian elections, Ukraine's Orange Revolution, Lebanon's own Red and White (or Cedar) Revolution is underway....

Dislodging Syria from Lebanon is another important step in transforming the Middle East and the Muslim World. But it can't end with liberating Lebanon.
Syria must also be pressured to open its political system, end its support for terrorism, make peace with Israel and swear off WMDs. No, Syria is unlikely to go quietly, as evidenced by the (probable) Syrian-backed Islamic Jihad terrorist attack in Tel Aviv last week. But Syria is swimming against the tide of history — revolutionary, democratic change is taking place in the Middle East. Thanks to President Bush's unwavering stance on freedom and democracy, a new, free Muslim world is just over the horizon...." nypost

ANTI-DEMOCRACY FRAUD APPARENT IN KYRGYZSTAN'S ELECTIONS SUNDAY, FEB. 27, 2005---SMACKS OF RUSSIAN "SPHEREOF INFLUENCE" INTRUSION USED IN UKRAINE

"Kyrgyzstan Votes, Some Candidates Excluded"
By Jim Heintz, Feb 28, 8:28 AM (ET

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) - Kyrgyzstan chose a new parliament Sunday, with some opposition figures and prominent politicians disqualified from the ballot in a country once seen as an island of democracy in former Soviet Central Asia....

Thousands of demonstrators blocked two key highways for several days over the past week to protest the exclusion of aspiring candidates. The roadblocks were removed by Saturday, but disqualified candidates in one district said they would ask supporters to express their dissatisfaction by voting against all candidates....

In one dispute, prominent opposition leader Roza Otunbayeva was excluded from running. A former ambassador to the United States and UN envoy in Georgia, she was disqualified under a law that says candidates must have been a resident of Kyrgyzstan for the previous five years.

"We believe the pre-election process wasn't transparent. Pro-government candidates had huge advantages," such as biased coverage in state-run or -influenced media, Otunbayeva said. Several other one-time diplomats also were disqualified and critics say Akayev has used diplomatic postings as a way of marginalizing opponents.

Speculation has grown that Kyrgyzstan is ripe for an outpouring of mass discontent like the "Rose Revolution" protests in Georgia in 2003 and the massive demonstrations in Ukraine dubbed the "Orange Revolution" following last year's fraudulent presidential election in that country....

The voting changes were approved in a 2003 referendum pushed by Akayev - a move critics said was an attempt to weaken opposition parties. Although Akayev promoted political and economic reforms in the 1990s, in recent years he has appeared to be clamping down on opposition. Tensions also were sharpened this week when broadcasts on some frequencies of U.S.-funded Radio Liberty's Kyrgyz-language service were halted and power was cut to a printing house that produces many of Kyrgyzstan's independent newspapers. myway

PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH, UNLIKE PRES. BILL CLINTON, DEMANDS UNITED NATIONS' FINAL DECLARATION STATE THAT WOMEN ARE NOT GUARANTEED RIGHT TO ABORTION

"U.S. wants U.N. to issue declaration that women aren't guaranteed right to abortion"
By Edith M. Lederer, AP Writer

"UNITED NATIONS — Ten years after the world's nations pledged to achieve equality for women, a follow-up meeting has become embroiled in controversy over a U.S. demand that its final declaration state that women are not guaranteed the right to abortion.....

At the 1994 U.N. population conference in Cairo, delegates approved a platform recognizing that abortion is a fact that governments must deal with as a public health issue. At Beijing the following year, delegates reaffirmed this and went further, asking governments to review laws that punish women for having abortions....

The Vatican and a handful of Islamic and Catholic countries opposed any reference to abortion at those conferences, while the West and hundreds of women's rights activists supported them — including the Clinton administration. But his successor, President Bush, has taken a much tougher stand against abortion, as reflected in the proposed amendment...." jacksonville

PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH ADDRESSES NATIONAL GOVERNORS ASSOCIATION STATE DINNER in the White House State Dining Room yesterday, Feb. 27, 2005.

KANSAS DEMOCRAT GOVERNOR SEBELIUS VETOED ABORTION CLINIC BILL, HELPING THAT ABORTION CLINIC DONOR OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO HER POLITICAL CAMPAIGN(S)

TOP HEADLINES: 28 Feb 2005

"Veto of Abortion Clinic Bill Helped Key Donor(CNSNews.com) - Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, a Democrat who vetoed a bill that critics say might have prevented the death of a woman in a botched abortion, accepted tens of thousands of dollars in political donations from the owner of the clinic that performed the dead woman's abortion. Full Story

LEBANON'S PRIME MINISTER AND ENTIRE PARLIAMENT RESIGN FOLLOWING MASS DEMONSTRATIONS OF LEBANESE PEOPLE

By Jacqueline, PelicanPost.blogspot - 28 Feb 2005 - 1:05 pm EST

Fox News Channel has just announced that the entire pro-Syrian Lebanese Parliament has resigned. This follows the announcement described in the excerpted article below by Lebanon Prime Minister Omar Karami that he has resigned the government he "had the honor to lead."
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"Lebanon's Prime Minister Says Gov't Resigns"
By Melanie Hunter, February 28, 200512:17 pm

Lebanon Prime Minister Omar Karami announced Monday that his government is resigning, Reuters reports. "Out of concern that the government does not become an obstacle to the good of the country, I announce the resignation of the government I had the honor to lead," Reuters quoted Karami as saying to parliament in Beirut. Karami's announcement triggered protests and calls for Syria to withdraw its troops from the country. Syrian-backed Karami faced pressure following the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri...." cnsnews

POSSIBLE COLLUSION, CONFLICT OF INT & FRAUD BY M.SCHIAVO, JUDGE GREER, EUTHANASIA ATTY. FELOS, HOSPICE & MEDICARE IN T. SCHIAVO CASE/SCAM

"Life Of Terri Schiavo Would Be SavedBy Florida Bill 701: Legislature Reconvenes March 8"
By theempirejournal

"In February, 2000, based on legally inadmissible self-serving hearsay testimony, Florida’s Sixth Circuit Court Judge George W. Greer ordered that the state’s most vulnerable disabled adult, Theresa Marie Schindler-Schiavo, be starved to death by the removal of a gastro-intestinal tube which provides her nutrition and hydration three times a day. He said her estranged husband’s self-serving hearsay, albeit prohibited by law, constituted “clear and convincing evidence” that Terri Schiavo would not want to receive nutrition and hydration via a feeding tube to keep her alive. Three times Greer has decreed that his death sentence be carried out....

HB 701 addresses the withholding or withdrawal of nutrition or hydration from incompetent persons. It declares than an incompetent person is presumed to have directed health care providers to provide the necessary nutrition and hydration to sustain life, prohibits a court, proxy or surrogate from withholding or withdrawing nutrition or hydration except under specified circumstances; and provides that the presumption to provide nutrition and hydration is inapplicable under certain circumstances. http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/bills_detail.aspx?Id=16262....

....as soon as he received the money (medical malpractice insurance settlement money), Michael Schiavo petitioned the court for her death, saying that she would not want to be kept alive by artificial means----the same feeding tube that was providing her sustenance at the time of the trial. He placed a “do not resuscitate” order in her file and ordered that she not be given rehabilitative services. He asked Greer to place her on Medicaid and he did while Michael Schiavo and his girlfriend drive Mercedes sedans and live in a spacious home. He asked Greer to be allowed to immediately cremate the body of his wife upon her death without an autopsy. Greer agreed. He has withheld the medical records from her parents with the assistance of Judge Greer. She was placed in a hospice, the same hospice where George Felos, euthanasia advocate and attorney for Michael Schiavo was chairman of the board and despite the fact that she is not terminally ill. She is not comatose as widely reported, She is cognitive, alert, aware of her environment and openly and expressively interacting with others, especially her family and the visitors which Michael Schiavo selectively allows to visit her.

And instead of using the money awarded to provide therapy for his wife, Michael Schiavo has instead used the money to pay George Felos, Deborah Bushnell and Hamden Baskin III, all contributors to Judge Greer’s 2004 reelection campaign, to end Terri’s life.

Michael Schiavo has gone on with his life, living with another woman, announcing his engagement to that woman with whom he was involved in an insurance business and had two children with her...."

To contact Florida legsislators to express your views on HB 701, the email address are at http://www.aif.com/contact.htm Rep. Baxley may be contacted at 352-732-1313 or by email at baxley.dennis@myfloridahouse.com

IBRAHIM AL-JAFFERI, ISLAMIC DAAWA PARTY TOP LEADER IMPLICATED IN FRAUD RELATED TO U.S. AID TO IRAC

BREAKING NEWS - Charles R. SmithMonday, Feb 28, 2005
*****Five Star must read article

"Pentagon Document: U.S. Paid Pro-Saddam Figures, Chinese and French: Millions Missing – French, Chinese Companies Involved"

"Newly released Pentagon documents show that a former member of Saddam Hussein's inner circle has resurfaced inside the new Iraqi government, bringing charges of corruption, bribery and bid-rigging. The documents also indicate that many firms – including French and Chinese ones that had cozy relationship's with Saddam's regime – continue to reap millions in contracts from Iraq's new governing authorities.

As a result, millions of U.S. aid dollars and billions in Iraqi government funds have disappeared in an ongoing scandal that is poised to engulf Baghdad and Washington. Worse still, a leading candidate for the top elected post in Iraq has also been implicated in the report as having taken "payoffs" in order to rig a major government cell phone contract....

The May 2004 report also implicated leading Iraqi Governing Council member Ibrahim al-Jafferi. According to the report, "there remain numerous allegations of payoffs and kickbacks from the winning consortia to a variety of decision makers" including Ibrahim al-Jafferi. The report noted, "a second source reported a payment of $3 million made to al-Jafferi, and a matching amount to Haider al-Abadi [the Iraqi minister of communications]."

Ibrahim al-Jafferi is currently the leading spokesman for the Islamic Daawa Party and a potential candidate for the Iraqi prime minister job. He is the preferred candidate on the Shia list that won the election. The implication of al-Jafferi's involvement in the rigged cellular bidding may put a quick end to his rapid rise to power and dash hopes inside Washington for a smooth change inside Iraq to self-governance...." newsmax

HILLARY CLINTON TOLD LEADERS IN INDIA SHE SUPPORTS OUTSOURCING U.S. JOBS TO INDIA: "OUTSOURCING WILL CONTINUE," CLINTON SAID

BREAKING NEWS: "Hillary in India: 'Outsourcing Will Continue'"
Monday, Feb. 28, 2005 10:46 a.m. EST

"In comments that may cause her trouble back home, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton told political and business leaders in India over the weekend that she supports outsourcing U.S. jobs to the populous South Asian country, while acknowledging that it hurts American workers back home.

"Outsourcing will continue," Mrs. Clinton told an audience in New Delhi, one of several stops on her Indian tour last week...." newsmax

Saturday, February 26, 2005


GOD BLESS AND KEEP OUR BRAVE TROOPS...WHEREVER THEY SERVE.

DEATH BY STARVATION FOR TERRI SCHIAVO WOULD HAVE NO DIGNITY---ONLY "CRUEL AND UNUSUAL" INFLICTION OF PAIN AND SUFFERING

"DEATH, NO DIGNITY" - 26 Feb 2005

"February 26, 2005 - Those who believe that Terri Schiavo.... should have her life terminated are entitled to their opinions. But spare us the idea that this is about "death with dignity." Here are the details of that "dignified" death.

Since Terri can breathe on her own without a respirator, the only way to ensure her demise is to remove her feeding tube. This means death by dehydration.

Dr. William Burke, a neurologist in St. Louis describes the process: "A conscious person would feel it [dehydration] just as you and I would. They will go into seizures. Their skin cracks, their tongue cracks, their lips crack. They may have nosebleeds because of the drying of the mucous membranes, and heaving and vomiting might ensue because of the drying out of the stomach lining . . . death by dehydration takes 10 to 14 days. It is an extremely agonizing death."

Dignified? If you did that to your pet dog, you'd be locked up for animal cruelty." nypost

LIBERAL ELITE MAINSTREAM MEDIA ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTER SLANDERS TERRI SCHIAVO WITH NO MEDICAL PROOF OF ALLEGATIONS---IGNORES PHYS. ASSAULT EVIDENCE

"Terri Schiavo's Family Distressed by Biased Associated Press Report"
By Steven Ertelt, Editor - February 26, 2005

"Clearwater, FL - The family of Terri Schiavo is upset by an Associated Press news report that appeared in hundreds of newspapers on Thursday and Friday. Bob and Mary Schindler say the report makes it appear that eating disorders caused Terri's collapse in 1990 when she did not have such problems. They say other evidence shows physical abuse could have been the cause.

Written by reporter Vickie Chachere, the AP news story says the "lost lesson" in the Terri Schiavo controversy is combating eating disorders....

In a statement released Friday, Schindler spokeswoman Pamela Hennessy says "there was never a determination by any court nor the Florida Department of Health that Terri Schiavo ever suffered from any eating disorder, bulimia, anorexia or compulsive behavior that would lead to a heart failure at the age of 26." Though Michael, Terri's estranged husband, accused Terri's general practitioner of ignoring a supposed eating disorder, Florida's Department of Health cleared him of wrongdoing or negligence in the case.

"Chachere cites not one medical document that would affirm her careless contention that Terri Schiavo was an irresponsible dieter or a compulsive victim of an eating disorder," Hennessy said. Terri's family wants Chachere to produce any documents corroborating her story's contentions.

They also want media outlets to stop ignoring a bone scan conducted in September 1991, about a year and a half after Terri's February 1990 collapse.
The bone scan revealed physical trauma and possible abuse as well as broken bones throughout Terri's body.
"Neither the law enforcement agencies nor the media or press have made any effort to investigate why Terri Schiavo's body was seemingly broken by battery," Hennessy said.

Terri's father Bob responded to the AP story and called it a "slanderous accusation against my daughter with no basis in fact. "Certain members of the press are leading a personal crusade to kill Terri," he concluded...." lifenews.com

SYRIA AND HEZBOLLAH TERRORIST GROUP BASED IN LEBANON ALONG WITH SYRIAN OCCUPIERS BELIEVED TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MURDER OF YOUNG ISRAELIS.

"Israel Blames Syria for Suicide Bombing"
Breaking News: Feb 26, 7:21 PM EST - By Josef Federman

"JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz on Saturday blamed Syria and a Palestinian militant group based there for a suicide bombing that killed four Israelis outside a Tel Aviv nightclub and shattered an informal truce, prompting him to freeze plans to hand over security responsibilities in the West Bank. Syria denied the charges.

The suicide bombing, which broke a two-week period of relative calm, has threatened to derail the informal Feb. 8 cease-fire declaration by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. It also could spark new tensions between Israel and Syria.

Abbas angrily accused a "third party" of orchestrating Friday's attack to sabotage the Mideast peace process, and his security officials said the Lebanese guerrilla group Hezbollah, which is backed by Syria and Iran, was involved...." myway

EUROPEANS ENDANGER THE STABILITY & SECURITY OF ASIA AS WELL AS EUROPE BY HEAVILY ARMING THE CHINESE. IS APPEASEMENT ALL THEIR DECADENCE ALLOWS THEM?

By Jacqueline, PelicanPost.blogspot - 26 Feb 2005

Just like the French and Germans didn't care what befell the Iraqi people at the mercy of Saddam Hussein, they care nothing for the tenuous situation of the imprisoned victims from Tianamin Square Massacre who survived and are in prison. And they couldn't care less about the security of the Japanese, S. Koreans and U.S. troops in the Asian theatre. They don't care about protecting others---while refusing to support a military force of their own to protect themselves.

They can denigrate Americans all they want to, but it was brave Americans who sacrificed and saved them from the Prussians, Germans and the Cold War Soviet Union. So they've come to rely on having that protection from us. It's become an arrogant assumption and habit. It's considerably less than bright of the pseudo-elite and supercilious French and Germans to arm China in their massive military buildup to the detriment of their lifelong protectors. It's also a diabolical game of playing off the two major powers against each other in the hopes the European Union's power will be elevated in the process. With "friends" like these, we don't need to look very far to realize who our enemies are.

Below are excerpts from an article from U.S. Rep. Henry Hyde about an emerging threat to our and our Asian allies' security:

"Hyde to EU: Stop Selling Arms to China"
Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005 1:05 p.m. EST

"The European Union's (EU) resumption of arms sales to China "is a dangerous development that runs counter to the advance of liberty and threatens U.S. security interests, as well as those of Japan and Taiwan," charges Rep. Henry Hyde, R-IL....

"The major European countries have resumed arms sales to China at an alarming pace and plan to terminate altogether the arms embargo imposed by the EU following the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre," Hyde wrote.... The new EU policy will provide the Chinese leadership with a significant propaganda coup and strike a blow to the pro-democracy movement in China," the lawmaker noted.

Rep. Hyde wrote further that he found it even more disturbing that EU security policy toward China "is on a collision course with America's extensive security interests in Asia. The U.S. security posture in Asia has been the decisive factor in ensuring regional stability and prosperity since the end of World War II...." newsmax

CNN'S JUDY WOODRUFF IS NAMED "KNAVE" OF THE WEEK FOR JUSTIFYING CNN'S FALLING RATINGS

Knaves: CNN's "Inside Politics with Judy Woodruff," for mistaking stupidity for balance.

"Last weekend, Rep. Maurice Hinchey from upstate New York offered a tantalizing theory about the origin of the forged Texas Air National Guard memos CBS used on "60 Minutes II." Speaking at a forum in Ithaca, N.Y., Mr. Hinchey said: "[They] originated with Karl Rove, in my belief, in the White House."

Anyway, over at CNN's "Inside Politics with Judy Woodruff," this is hot-item news, worthy of serious investigation. So on Tuesday, Miss Woodruff invited the distinguished congressman from New York on her show to "share his views." What followed could either qualify as comedy or tragedy — the Editorial Page can't decide....

For justifying its falling ratings, CNN's "Inside Politics with Judy Woodruff" is the Knave of the week...." washingtontimes

U.S. REP. CHRISTOPHER H. SMITH (R-NJ) WILL INTRODUCE BILL TO HALT UNITED STATES' DUES TO U.N. DUE TO SEXUAL CRIMES COMMITTED BY UN PEACEKEEPERS

"U.N. probes beyond Congo" - By Betsy Pisik

"The head of U.N. peacekeeping said yesterday he is expanding an investigation of staff and troop conduct from Congo to 15 other missions to ensure greater transparency, even though additional sex scandals are likely to emerge....

The United Nations, beset by scandals over the Iraq oil-for-food program, also is reeling from charges of sex crimes committed by its peacekeepers in Congo, including the gang-rape of children as young as 12.

Rep. Christopher H. Smith, New Jersey Republican, next week will introduce legislation ordering U.S. government contributions be withheld unless international military and peacekeeping missions are certified to be free of sexual exploitation...." washingtontimes

ACTIVIST U.S. JUDGES ARE VIOLATING U.S. CONSTITUTION BY CONSIDERING FOREIGN LAWS IN THEIR DECISION MAKING

"Rule of (International) Law Can foreign courts tell American ones how to do their job?" February 26, 2005 12:01 a.m. EST *****Five Stars and a must read

"One of the more dangerous fads in Supreme Court jurisprudence of late is something called "international law," in which American laws are measured not just against the Constitution but against the laws of foreign countries. The purpose is to put the U.S. law in what supporters delicately call a "global context." What they really mean is that they can't persuade enough Americans of their views to change U.S. law so they want to persuade judges to do it for them.
Among the most ardent supporters of this view are opponents (here and abroad) of the death penalty, who argue that capital punishment violates international norms...." opinionjournal

Friday, February 25, 2005


TERRI SCHIAVO SMILING AT HER MOTHER, MARY SCHINDLER AS HER MOTHER TALKS TO HER. Terri and her parents need help from all of us to prevent Michael Schiavo and his Euthanasia attorney from bringing about the euthanasia murder of Terri they have been trying for years to accomplish. We cannot allow euthanasia to be added to our precedent-setting body of law brought about through the backdoor machinations of shyster lawyers and activist judges with a nihilist political and socialist agenda.

OPEN LETTER FROM TERRI SCHIAVO'S FATHER, BOB SCHINDLER, SR.

"Supporters of Terri Schiavo's right to life scored a big victory late Friday when a Florida judge ordered her feeding tube to remain for an additional three weeks."

"Pinellas Circuit Court Judge George Greer made his decision after pleadings from the woman's parents, Robert and Mary Schindler, that they need more time to pursue additional medical tests which might prove their daughter has more mental capabilities than previously thought." the AP reported. The judge's stay will remain until March 18. But the legal battle to keep Terri alive is far from over.

Fla. Governor Jeb Bush has also ordered the state to investigate allegations Schiavo has been abused or mistreated. The state is reportedly seeking a 60-day delay in removal of the feeding tube. Terri's father Robert is leading the legal effort to save his daughter. He has set up a legal defense fund. He needs your help. You can help him by Going Here Now: http://cl.exct.net/?ffcd16-fe64157574600c7d7215-fdf01571726d0d7973127176

Robert Schindler's Appeal Follows Below: Help Save My Daughter From Starvation!

Dear Friend of Life,
By now you have probably heard about a young woman who is threatened with starvation in Florida. That young woman is my daughter, Terri. In 1990, through circumstances which are shrouded in mystery (and may involve a criminal act by Terri's estranged husband), my daughter was left severely brain-damaged.

But before I go any further, I must put an end to the lies and misinformation that are circulating around the country through the media concerning my daughter's condition. Contrary to anything you may have heard,Terri is NOT brain dead; Terri is NOT in a coma; she is NOT in a "persistent vegetative state;" nor is she on ANY life-support system.

Terri Schiavo responds to her mother's touch. Terri laughs, Terri cries, she moves, and she makes child-like attempts at speech with her mother and me. Sometimes she will say "Mom" or "Dad" or "yeah" when we ask her a question. When I kiss her hello or goodbye, she looks at me and "puckers up" her lips. This may not seem like much to you, but it means everything to Terri's mother and me. It tells us she is still here, she still knows us, and with therapy and time she can have some level of recovery. I know that there are some hard-hearted people who believe that due to my daughters condition, she is better off dead. Words cannot describe the pain and anger such sentiments cause us. This is our daughter, our little girl, and even in her disabled condition, she still has the right to life and the right to be loved and cared for by her family.

Why, you may ask, is Terry in danger of death by starvation? It is a long and outrageous story, but I'll give it to you as briefly as I can: After the "incident" that left Terry in this condition, her husband Michael Schiavo sued various members of the medical community for money, saying that they did not treat or diagnose her properly at an early stage, and that he needed this money to provide for Terri's therapy and rehabilitation and care. After lengthy court battles, he finally won upwards of $1.7 million under the guise of caring for our daughter, and then to our horror,he immediately began spending the money on himself and his Playboy lifestyle.

Terri's estranged husband Michael Schiavo has been living with another woman for years, and has two children by her. He is determined to see Terri dead. Why? We believe it's because he gets to keep whatever money is left... and he may have even darker motives than that.
To add insult to all of this injury toward my daughter, Michael Schiavo is still her "legal husband" and therefore is her "guardian." And since they are not legally divorced, he controls whatever health care she will and will not get. We are not even allowed to know if she is getting aspirin.

In 1993 my family initiated litigation against Michael Schiavo solely for the purpose of acquiring medical, physical and neurological assistance for our daughter Terri. The litigation escalated in 1998 when Michael Schiavo petitioned the court to stop Terri from receiving food and water, therebystarving her to death. In filing this legal action, he retained the services of a high profile euthanasia attorney and the financial backing of powerful euthanasia organizations. He also used Terri's medical rehabilitation money to underwrite much of the legal expenses associated with his effort to starve our daughter to death.

We know that he has spent nearly $500,000 of Terri's money in attorney's fees for just one attorney trying to obtain a court order to have Terri starved to death. The very money that was supposed to be used for Terri's rehabilitation is being used to have her killed.

We very quickly discovered it was impossible for us to compete with the abundance of financial and legal resources the pro-death organizations were providing Micheal Schiavo in their effort to kill Terri. They are pouring time and effort into her starvation because they want to use this case to further the agenda of legalized euthanasia. My wife and I are not wealthy people. Throughout those years, we did not have any large organizations trying to help rescue our daughter. Consequently, we had to rely on the generosity of attorneys who were willing to offer their legal expertise at no cost or at reduced fees.

The bottom line is that we are in the final weeks or months of our struggleto rescue our daughter from an untimely death by starvation. Death by starvation is very slow, and extremely painful. As you must know, it is against the law to deliberately starve an animal to death. There are members of the Florida court who would not treat a dog the way they plan to treat my daughter. At this point we must pull out all the stops in our fight to rescue our daughter.

As parents,we are desperate to save our daughter's life. As people who love life, we are determined to deprive the euthanasia advocates of successfully legalizing this form of homicide. We believe that their efforts to kill Terri are designed to set a precedent for the future eradication of defenseless disabled human beings. I was alive when Americans fought the Nazis; I do not want my daughter to meet the same fate of thousands of disabled people in Nazi Germany, and I do not want our country to go down that same dark path.
Friend, though we have never met, I'm asking you for your help. We desperately need your financial assistance to help our family continue the battle to keep our daughter from being starved to death. There are so many expenses in a case like this it is mind-boggling and overwhelming. Our adversaries believe that by our family's financial attrition and difficulties, they will attain their objective of killing our daughter. Presently, Terri's starvation may only be a few weeks away, unless we find the financial resources to prevent this atrocity from becoming a reality.
I implore you to please help us. We are writing to you, because we believe you have a heart for justice and mercy. I'm asking you to put yourself in my shoes, and then do whatever you can to help our family. Whether it is $10 or $1000, we are desperate for the resources to fight this battle for our daughter's life at this critical juncture. Please do whatever you can, and forward this e-mail to any friends or family that you have who you think might be interested in saving Terri's life. I thank you for your time, your concern, and I solicit your prayers for Terri and our entire family. These have been very trying times for us all.
Sincerely,
Bob Schindler Sr.
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AMID THOUSANDS OF REPORTS OF A MONTAGE OF CRIMES PERPETRATED BY THE UNITED NATIONS, SEC. GEN. KOFI ANNAN BLAMES THE REPORTERS WHO INFORM THE PUBLIC

"The Real Refugee Scandal It's a matter of life and death, not sex."
By Claudia Rosett February 23, 2005 12:01 a.m. EST

"So prolific in scandal has the United Nations become that it's getting hard to keep tabs. You can surf the channels, from rape by peacekeepers in the Congo, to theft at the World Meteorological Organization, to a Human Rights Commission crammed with despots; from inadequate auditing to botched management to wasted money to running the biggest heist in the history of humanitarian work--the Oil for Food program in Saddam's Iraq.

An aggrieved Secretary-General Kofi Annan has chosen to describe the reporting of such outrages as "attacks on the United Nations"--as if the problem lay in the reporting, rather than the scandalous behavior that is the real threat to the U.N.'s peace-and-human-dignity mandate...." opinionjournal

EUROPEANS WAKING UP TO THE REALIZATION "THAT BUSH MAY BE RIGHT AFTER ALL."

"In Reagan's Footsteps Europe decides that Bush may be right after all." - 25 Feb 2005

"....events have a way of imposing both discipline and clarity. For much of Europe, the idea that President Bush is the real and legitimate face of America came a few years late. But it has come, as has the realization that a hopeful era is dawning in the Middle East thanks to U.S. "unilateralism" and force of arms. In this sense, the purpose of Mr. Bush's trip isn't to present himself anew to Europe. It is to allow European leaders--France's Jacques Chirac, Germany's Gerhard Schroeder and Russia's Vladimir Putin--to present themselves anew to Mr. Bush.

Partly this reflects political facts: Contrary to expectation a year ago (and with the qualified exception of Spain), the leaders who supported the war in Iraq have all been returned to office, while Messrs. Chirac, Putin and Schroeder languish in polls.

Partly, too, it reflects the realities of power. Europe, collectively and in its several parts, requires a functioning relationship with the U.S. to secure its vital interests. The same cannot be said of America's requirements of Europe...." opinionjournal

FINANCING OSAMA BIN LADEN: For a comprehensive analysis of how various countries are cooperating to shut down financing for terrorism, go to "Financing Osama" By Rachel Ehrenfeld here . According to Rachel, “The terrorists aren’t waiting for us to get our enforcement act together. While we struggle over how to restructure our agencies, they’re squirreling away money to fund their attacks. Shutting down terrorism financing must be an urgent and high priority,” warned Senator Chuck Grassley in March 2004 (1). Not everybody, however, shared his logic...." -Jacqueline

TERRORIST SYRIA HAS EARNED ITS PLACE ON THE PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH-IDENTIFIED "AXIS OF EVIL"

"Syria: The Axis of Evil's Junior Partner" - By Lt. Col. Gordon Cucullu - February 25, 2005

"For months many of us have said Syria deserves a place within the “Axis of Evil.” You will recall that President Bush listed North Korea, Iran, and Iraq as charter members. Why stop there, some wondered, since Syria is every bit as oppressive as Iraq and has long been a state sponsor of terrorism like Iran. Syria has deep ties to Hezbollah, Hamas, and other terror groups; has controlled portions of Lebanon like a malicious puppet master for decades; and continues to occupy the Bekka Valley, where it runs terrorist training camps. Any one of these activities ought to have been enough to earn Assad’s regime a place on the list; the combination makes it a lock....

Syria has not remained neutral in the war in Iraq. Assad’s ruling coterie is fully complicit with the terrorist training camps located near the Iraq border inside Syria. These camps – also funded by escaped Iraqi Ba’athists with Saddam’s ill-gotten gains – are functioning in a manner similar to how al-Qaeda operated in Afghanistan and pre-war Iraq. Terrorists are brought in from all over the region and trained in Islamist, jihadist ideology. They learn basic military skills and commit themselves to the fight....

Syrian fingerprints are all over the assassination of the anti-Syrian former Lebanese president. Now announcements are released that Syria has formed an alliance with Iran. Desperate times breed desperate measures and both the Basher Assad regime and the Mullahs in Teheran fear the next move by America and our allies. Under the radar, both Iran and Syria have extensive technological and weapons ties with Kim Jong-il’s regime in North Korea. Missile and warhead technology, uranium products, and chemical warfare expertise and products have been transferred between and among this nefarious trio. All three rogue regimes oppress their people and are egregious violators of human rights as well as being state sponsors of terrorism.

These rogue states have watched America over the past year, wondering what the outcome of our election would be. Now that they know they are scrambling to scratch together a defense against the attacks – economic, psychological, and military – that they know will be forthcoming. The decadent, dictatorial Syrian regime has sealed its fate and will drag its fellow dictators in Iran and North Korea down with it. Freedom is marching unstoppable across the world, sweeping tin-pot tyrants out of the path...." frontpagemag

"THE UNITED NATIONS VIOLATED ITS OWN RESOLUTIONS BY FINANCING TERRORISM" AND ADMITTED IT "EMPLOYS MEMBERS OF HAMAS"

"Financing Osama" - By Rachel Ehrenfeld - February 25, 2005

“The terrorists aren’t waiting for us to get our enforcement act together. While we struggle over how to restructure our agencies, they’re squirreling away money to fund their attacks....

“....our counter-terrorism financing efforts are a vital part of the overall war. Terrorists require money to train, travel, communicate, indoctrinate, procure weapons, carry out attacks, and conceal themselves. Starving them of money debilitates every aspect of their operations and, ultimately, their ability to survive....”

However, the UN has violated its own resolutions by financing terrorism. For example, UNRWA support of Hamas and other Palestinian terrorists. On October 4, 2004, Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Peter Hansen unapologetically admitted to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) that the UN employs members of HAMAS, stating, “oh, I am sure that there are Hamas members on the UNRWA payroll, and I don’t see that as a crime.” Yet, over the past four years, thirteen Palestinians employed by UNRWA have been arrested for alleged involvement in terrorist activities. In one particularly egregious example, Nahed Rashid Ahmed Attalah, the agency’s director of food supplies for Gaza refugees, used his UN car and free travel permit to facilitate Popular Resistance Committee (PRC) terror acts. Indicted in September 2002, Attalah admitted to using his UN vehicle on multiple occasions during summer 2002 to transport arms, explosives, and PRC activists to carry out terrorist attacks (15). Only days after Hansen’s remark, thirteen more Palestinian employees of the UN were detained in connection with terrorism and are now to be indicted (16).

Even though Canada has outlawed HAMAS for its terrorist activities, Peter Hansen’s revelation to the CBC did nothing to stop Canada’s $10 million annual donation to UNRWA, a sum which accounts for 5% of the organization’s yearly budget (17). The US, which provides 30% of UNRWA’s budget, and the EU, which provides well over 55%, have both banned the military and civilian “wings” of HAMAS (18). Nevertheless, UNRWA continues to employ HAMAS members.

Thus far, the UN resolutions regarding terror financing have had impact only in countries that were interested in their implementation. However, the UN itself violated these resolutions outright by financing Saddam Hussein and numerous Islamist terrorist organizations through the Oil for Food Program. The excuse used by many UN Member States for not implementing the anti-terror financing resolutions is that there is no agreed definition of what constitutes a terrorist...." frontpagemag

FLORIDA DEPT. OF CHILDREN & FAMILIES SEEKS 60-DAY DELAY TO INVESTIGATE NEW ALLEGATIONS OF ABUSE & NEGLECT OF TERRI SCHIAVO

"Fla. Seeks 60-Day Delay in Removal of Feeding Tube" - Feb 25, 2005

"An attorney for the parents of Terri Schiavo say Florida's social services agency is seeking a 60-day delay in the removal of the woman's feeding tube while it investigates new allegations of her abuse and neglect. Matt Davis, with the law firm representing Bob and Mary Schindler, said Thursday the 11-page confidential document was shared with attorneys in the life-or-death legal battle between the Schindlers and their daughter's husband, Michael Schiavo. A spokesman for the Department of Children & Families declined to comment....

Davis said the document appears to echo complaints made publicly by the Schindlers that their daughter has not had adequate therapy and medical care and has been deprived of other rights by her husband. He said the document does not name a perpetrator, but the Schindlers have repeatedly accused their son-in-law of mistreating their incapacitated daughter. "We are confident when someone from the outside does see how Terri has been treated, they will see she has been mistreated all these years," Davis said...." newsmax

BILL CLINTON CASHES IN ON TSUNAMI TRIP BY DETOURING TO BOOST SALES OF HIS BOOK, "MY LIFE"

"Clinton's Tsunami Mission Doubles as Book Tour" - Feb. 25, 2005 1:10 p.m. EST

"Ex-president Bill Clinton won oodles of positive press earlier this week when he traveled to South Asia with ex-President George H.W. Bush to personally minister to South Asia's still-reeling tsunami victims.But in a development that seems to have escaped the notice of Western reporters, the "I feel your pain" president took a detour from his humanitarian mission to boost sales of his memoir, "My Life."

Booksignings were hastily arranged in Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan, while Clinton spokespeople kept mum about what their boss was really up to. For the Hong Kong event on Tuesday, tickets for a quickie grip and grin with Clinton cost as much as $280 each...."
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EXPERTS SAY PUTIN PLANTED TWO RUSSIAN REPORTERS TO ASK BUSH ANTI-AMERICAN QUESTIONS: ONE REPORTER WORKS FOR RUSSIAS GOV'T.-OWNED "INTERFAX"

"VLAD'S PLOY LEAVES W. AT A LOSS - AND A WIN" - By Deborah Orin
February 25, 2005

"Call it Vladimir Putin's chutz pah. He knew that President Bush would press him on Russia's slip-slide away from democracy, so he tried to turn the tables — and got help when two Russian reporters asked anti-American questions that experts say were clearly planted. ....the one who challenged U.S. freedom of the press works for Russia's government-owned Interfax....

Bush stressed democracy in his opening statement, while Putin didn't even mention it, making clear that he hoped to avoid the subject altogether...." nypost

"BEHIND THE PREZ'S WINNING ROAD TRIP": BUSH DELIVERED HIS MESSAGE DIRECTLY TO THE PEOPLE OF EUROPE

"BEHIND THE PREZ'S WINNING ROAD TRIP" - February 25, 2005

"Nice, France - After a week of touring western and eastern Europe, it could not be more evident to me that the balance of power on this continent is shifting in President Bush's favor. The change is evident in the way he is received on his tour and in the internal developments with which each nation of "Old" Europe has to deal....

His trip to Europe highlights Bush's new appeal. His name and photo dominate all the front pages and his speeches — newly eloquent and increasingly idealistic — are being heard by all. He is going over the heads of the leftist European media and speaking directly to eastern and western Europe....

It's the same in the United States. The Democrats are in disarray with their putative candidate, Hillary, moving to the center, while the party elects leftist Howard Dean as its chairman. More and more, the Democrats are not merely inconsistent, wrong and/or misguided — they are the worst of all possible things you can be in Washington: irrelevant. And Europe has noticed.... nypost

THE VATICAN ANNOUNCED THAT SUCCESS FOR MICHAEL SCHIAVO'S KILLING OF TERRI SCHIAVO WOULD LEAD TO LEGALIZATION OF EUTHANASIA IN UNITED STATES

"Vatican Issues Appeal for Terri Schiavo" Feb. 25, 2005 12:10 a.m. EST

"A Vatican official launched an appeal to save Terri Schiavo, the brain-damaged Florida woman whose husband wants her off life-support care, Zenit reports....

In statements on Vatican Radio, Cardinal Renato Martino, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, said: "If Mr. Schiavo succeeds legally in causing the death of his wife, this not only would be tragic in itself, but would be a grave step toward the legal approval of euthanasia in the United States."

He added: "I would like to remind everyone in this connection, about all that the Holy Father has said in past days to the Pontifical Academy for Life, confirming that the quality of life is not interpreted as economic success, beauty and physical pleasure, but consists in the supreme dignity of the creature made in the image and likeness of God.

"No one can be the arbiter of life except God himself...." newsmax

CHINA, BIG CLINTON-GORE SUPPORTER, WARNS BILL CLINTON AGAINST VISIT TO TAIWAN - QUESTION: WHY IS CLINTON IN CHINA & THEN TAIWAN ON TSUNAMI MISSION?

By Jacqueline, PelicanPost.blogspot - 25 Feb 2005

Well, both Bill and Hillary are in pejorative news accounts this morning. While Hillary spoke out of school and engaged in a stupid insert foot in mouth and embarass the United States faux pas, Bill Clinton's first China and then Taiwan itinerary, detours on his and former Pres. George H. W. Bush's trip to S. Asia scheduled to deal only with tsunami humanitarian and support issues but apparently used by Clinton for other purposes---including both hawking his book and interfering in U.S. foreign policy---raises a number of questions that need to be answered. Since Clinton is no longer President of the United States or otherwise involved in foreign policy, why is he using this tsunami trip to insert himself into the highly sensitive area of the radioactive China-Taiwan power struggle over Taiwan's sovereignty? Could it be that China is calling in chits accumulated from China's support for Clinton and Gore in two presidential elections and Clinton's earlier Arkansas elections by now using Clinton to elevate the China-Taiwan hot potato and apply pressure to Taiwan and the U.S. on this matter---at a time when the U.S. is engaged in the Irac War and the War on Terrorism?

And, could Clinton also be looking to China to garner that country's support for him to be the next leader of the corrupt United Nations? Or perhaps to coverup for both Clinton and China for their complicity in choosing not to act against Saddam Hussein? The mother of all frauds by the United Nations in the UN Oil-for-Food program and circumvention of sanctions against Irac happened on Clinton's watch, the watch of two Clinton-appointed U.S. Ambassadors to the UN--Richard Holbrooke and Bill Richardson, and while China was aiding Irac by trying to block enforcement of sanctions and block the U.S. from going to war against Irac. Clinton, Holbrooke and Richardson have been circling the wagons and going into full campaign and public relations mode in support of UN Sec. Gen. Kofi Annan since the mammoth scandal broke and now Annan has appointed Bill Clinton to be a UN Envoy---right after Clinton announced again his ambition to become Sec. Gen. of the UN.

There's something wrong with this picture. We need answers and explanations for the behind the scenes intrigue going on now with the Clinton-Annan pushing crowd and about this new self-interjection or conscription of Clinton into the issue of imperialist China's challenge to the sovereignty of Taiwan---a country that has been free of China for 50 years.

Below are excerpts from an article about China and Clinton---which is mystifying as to who revealed this information and why they revealed it:
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"China Warns Clinton Over Taiwan Visit" - Feb. 24, 2005 3:51 p.m. EST

"China on Thursday issued a warning to former U.S. President Bill Clinton over his planned visit to Taipei, saying that as a former leader of the United States, he should be aware of China's "solemn position" on the Taiwan issue.

"He should honor his commitment to the Chinese government on the Taiwan question, including abiding by the 'one-China' policy and the three joint communiques between China and the United States, and oppose Taiwan independence," Kong said.

Clinton, who is currently visiting Beijing...." newsmax

IRAQI DAWA PARTY LEADER IN IRAC, DR. IBRAHIM JAFARI, SLAMS NY SEN. HILLARY CLINTON FOR HER CRITICISM OF HIM AS A CHOICE FOR PRIME MINISTER OF IRAC

"Hillary Rebuked by Iraqi Leader" Feb. 25, 2005 6:47 a.m. EST

"New York Sen. Hillary Clinton has caused an international incident after she criticized Iraq's leading candidate to become prime minister as a result of last month's historic election, prompting a sharp rebuke.

"Hillary Clinton, as far as I know, does not represent any political decision or the American administration, and I don't know why she said this," Dr. Ibrahim Jafari, who is expected to become prime minister, told the Times of London on Thursday.

"She knows nothing about the Iraqi situation," he added...." newsmax

Thursday, February 24, 2005


PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH MET WITH RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN TODAY IN BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA. Publicly the meeting and press conference went well. But Russia announced yesterday they had already sent nuclear fuel to Iran. And nothing was said today about Russia's agreement to sell long range missiles to Syria. The Russia-Syria-Iran connection is worrying---no matter what kind of public face is put forward. Removing Syria from that link and from Lebanon would be a good place to start pulling the rug out from under this recently made public "alliance"---including Syria and Iran's major supplier of weaponry that can be used to arm terrorists.

LIBERAL MAINSTREAM MEDIA HAVE BECOME ACCOMPLICES OF THE EXTREMIST GLOBAL ISLAMIC JIHAD

"The Mainstream Media Helps the Global Jihad"
By Robert Spencer - Feb 24, 2005 *****Five Stars and a must read

"Needed more than ever after 9/11 is probing, intelligent, honest reporting about Muslims and Islam. But this hasn't materialized. With few exceptions, the mainstream media continues to publish misleading, incomplete, distorted material that leaves Americans ignorant of the true nature and dimensions of the terrorist threat....

... dialogue on false pretenses is not dialogue at all; it is deception.

When the media prints whitewashes of known truths about Islam; when it smears those making legitimate inquiry into the inroads Islam, including violent jihadists, are making into Europe; when it declines to ask necessary questions about what steps (if any) mosques in America are taking to eradicate the Islamic jihad ideology among Muslims in America; when it ignores evidence that that ideology is being taught in American mosques -- then it is not strong enough to say that the American media has abdicated its responsibility. It has become an accomplice of the global jihad...." humaneventsonline

Mr. Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch and the author of Onward Muslim Soldiers: How Jihad Still Threatens America and the West (Regnery Publishing -- a HUMAN EVENTS sister company) and Islam Unveiled: Disturbing Questions About the World's Fastest Growing Faith (Encounter Books).

"REPUBLICANS, BLOGGERS AND GAYS, OH MY!"

By Ann Coulter - Feb 24, 2005 *****Five Stars and a must read

"In response to the public disgrace and ruin of New York Times editor Howell Raines, CBS anchor Dan Rather and CNN news director Eason Jordan, liberals are directing their fury at the blogs. Once derided as people sitting around their living rooms in pajamas, now obscure writers for unknown Web sites are coming under more intensive background checks than CIA agents...."
humaneventsonline

SYRIAN INTELLIGENCE RECRUITS, TRAINS AND DEPLOYS TERRORISTS TO IRAC---INCLUDING EGYPTIANS AND SUDANESE

"Confession: Syria Behind Iraqi Terrorism" - Feb 24, 2005

"Baghdad, Iraq - The Syrian intelligence officer who appeared on the U.S.-funded Iraqi state television station had a stark message about the insurgency - he'd helped train people to build car bombs and behead people. "My name is Anas Ahmed al-Essa. I live in Halab. I am from Syria," he said by way of introduction - naming what he said was his home in Syria. "What's your job?" he was asked by someone off-camera. "I am a lieutenant in intelligence." Then a second question. "Which intelligence?" The reply: "Syrian intelligence."

And so began a detailed 15-minute confession broadcast by al-Iraqiya TV on Wednesday, in which the man, identified as 30-year-old Lt. Anas Ahmed al-Essa, said his group was recruited to "cause chaos in Iraq ... to bar America from reaching Syria." "We received all the instructions from Syrian intelligence," said the man, who appeared in the propaganda video along with 10 Iraqis who said they had also been recruited by Syrian intelligence officers.

Later, al-Iraqiya aired another round of interviews with men it said were Sudanese and Egyptians who also trained in Syria to carry out attacks in Iraq...." newsmax

BOB AND MARY SCHINDLER, PARENTS OF TERRI SCHIAVO, AT FEBRUARY 23, 2005 HEARING WHERE FL DEPT. OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES MADE KNOWN TO THE COURT THEY WOULD BE INTERVENING ON BEHALF OF TERRI SCHIAVO.

FL GOV. JEB BUSH DID NOT ASK FL DEPT. OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES (DCF) TO ENTER SCHIAVO CASE

"Gov. Bush Seeks Sciavo Delay to Probe Abuse Allegations" - , Feb 24, 2005

"Clearwater, Fla. - ...The surprise request by Florida's Department of Children and Families to intervene in the case of Terri Schiavo stirred an already emotional atmosphere. A woman broke with courtroom decorum and called out "Amen" when an attorney for Schiavo's parents, who are trying to stop her husband from removing the feeding tubes, announced in Pinellas County Circuit Court that the department has asked for a delay.

"We have been complaining and complaining and complaining that Terri has been abused, and it's fallen on deaf ears," Schiavo's father, Robert Schindler, said after the hearing....

Operation Rescue founder Randall Terry said he and others are working with Florida lawmakers to speed passage of a law that would strip Schiavo's husband of his authority as guardian because he now lives with another woman....

A Bush spokesman said the governor, who appoints the head of the Children and Families Department, did not ask the agency to enter the case.

The agency's request was sealed, making it impossible to assess the move, said Elizabeth Foley, a Florida International University law professor who teaches bioethics.... "The state has an unqualified interest in preserving life . . . " newsmax

THE UNITED NATIONS HAS ITS $$$$ GRUBBING HAND OUT AGAIN WHEN IT HASN'T ACCOUNTED FOR SPENDING OF $18M 'BIRD FLU' DONATIONS IN 2004

"U.N. Calls for More Aid for Bird Flu" - By Tini Tran, AP Writer - 24 Feb 2005

"Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - The international community needs to spend at least $100 million to combat bird flu - five times more than the "glaringly insufficient" amount provided last year, U.N. officials said Thursday....

"I see an alarming lack of commitment from donors and affected governments," Dr. Samuel Jutzi, an official with the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization... Countries last year gave only about $18 million to fund an emergency response to the bird flu outbreak, he said. That amount, compared to the magnitude of the threat, is "glaringly insufficient," Jutzi said.

Experts have warned that the H5N1 virus, which has ravaged the region's poultry industry and killed 45 people across Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia, could well become even deadlier if the virus mutates into a form that is easily transmitted between humans.

So far there is no evidence of that, but...." lasvegassun

HOWARD DEAN HAS TURNED THE DEMOCRAT PARTY ASYLUM OVER TO THE RAGING INMATES

"Howard Dean's Biggest Opponent" - By Scott Hogenson, CNSNews.com Executive Editor February 24, 2005

"It's an equally safe bet that there is a considerable percentage of partisans who share Dean's vision for the Democratic Party and his preferred means of articulating it. In another interesting trend, many of these people seem to inhabit the fringes of liberal activism, but Dean's ascension ushers these fringe elements into the mainstream of his party.

Consider the DNC's blog, referred to as "Kicking Ass." Blogs are all the rage these days, and liberal blogs seem pretty much dedicated to little more than rage, judging by the links the DNC offers to its web visitors....

At the top of the list of liberal blogs promoted by the DNC is one called 'Roger Ailes,' a reference to the Fox News chairman and CEO. A quick read through this compendium of political wisdom shows the author's propensity for profaninty-laced insults hurled at various conservative commentators. Suffice to say Ailes is not the author.

An entry from the DNC-promoted blog called MaxSpeak referrs to supporters of Social Security reform as "Pension Pimps," while a writer at The Liquid List chimes in on John Negroponte's nomination as national intelligence director by saying, "It's not to late for you young up-and-comers to get yourself involved in some death squad work to ensure a long life of highly-paid ambassadorial positions...."

It may be that these sentiments represent the "core principles that define the Democratic Party...." This does not come off as a wise step in reconstructing a shattered political party seeking to regain its lost stature. Howard Dean may hate Republicans, but right now, they aren't his biggest opponent. For a glimpse of that, he'll need to look in the mirror...." cnsnews

PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS ENDANGERED BY ACTIVIST COURT ACTIONS

"GOVERNMENT: Put on the brakes" February 24, 2005 - 01:23 AM EST

"The Supreme Court is reviewing an eminent domain case that could have profound impacts on private property rights.

Residents of New London, Conn., are fighting a city plan to take their property to make way for a riverfront hotel, convention center, offices and upscale condominiums, The Associated Press reports.

The courts have long upheld a Fifth Amendment right of governments to take private property for "public use" in exchange for just compensation. But that has normally involved government projects such as roads or federal housing to eliminate blight, for instance.

In this case, seven homes would be taken for a private development project....

The Supreme Court must draw a line on this issue. Otherwise, no personal property will be safe from abuse...." jacksonville

THE ENEMY WITHIN: EXTREMIST SAUDI ARABIAN GOVERNMENT-BUILT & CONTROLLED HATE AND SEDITION INDOCTRINATION SCHOOLS & MOSQUES OPERATE ON AMERICAN SOIL

"SAUDI 'SOLDIER'" - By Stephen Schwartz - 24 Feb 2005 *****Five Stars, a must read

"In Alexandria, Va., on Tuesday, a 23-year-old Northern Virginia man of Saudi Arabian background named Ahmed Omar Abu Ali was charged with conspiring to assassinate President Bush. Abu Ali and his accomplices are accused of plotting to kill the president by gunfire or a car bomb.

What's most remarkable about this case is the degree to which this would-be assassin is a Saudi creation. In 1999, Ahmed Omar Abu Ali was the valedictorian for the Islamic Saudi Academy (ISA), a K-12 school with campuses in Fairfax and Alexandria, Va., that is directly controlled by the Royal Saudi Embassy in Washington. ISA is dedicated to teaching Wahhabism, the hate-cult that serves as the de facto Saudi state religion. The curriculum: defiance of the authority of "unbeliever" governments, including ours; repudiation of democracy; cultivation of hatred of non-Muslims as well as Muslims who do not follow the fundamentalist Wahhabi creed.

Last year, the Saudi Institute, a dissident human-rights monitoring agency in Washington (saudiinstitute.org), exposed the use at ISA of a textbook for 6-year-olds titled "Monotheism and Islamic Law," which instructs Muslim children, attending first-grade classes, in hatred of Christianity and Judaism. The textbook is produced by the Saudi Ministry of Education. Ali Al-Ahmed, head of the Saudi Institute, points out that instructors at the school are Saudi government employees.... Now we know how far their sinister ambitions extended: to the president of the United States himself.

The real issue remains official, Saudi-backed terrorist teaching, financing, recruitment and other support on American soil. Civic organizations examining the materials available in American mosques, as well as the textbooks used in Islamic schools, recognize that an amazingly-extensive network of such indoctrination centers exists right here, three and a half years after the horrors of 9/11. Freedom House, based in New York, recently issued a shocking report on Muslim extremist religious literature distributed in American mosques. According to the report, along with other evidence, day after day, Saudi-educated imams in the Saudi-owned, Saudi-constructed and Saudi-controlled mosques in the United States, and teachers in Saudi-built schools using Saudi-produced textbooks, continue to spew hatred of the freedoms that permitted them to find a place in our country to establish their evil dominion over American Muslims, and of their neighbors in our communities....

...Saudi subjects continue to figure at the center of terrorist conspiracies. Americans have the right to say: Enough. The U.S. government has the duty to roll up the Saudi-Wahhabi hate conspiracy in this country once and for all...." nypost

Wednesday, February 23, 2005


THE DOUG WEAD DOUBLECROSS: A RAT BY ANY OTHER NAME IS STILL A RAT.
Maybe it's the smell of money that corrupts absolutely...a book deal isn't chopped cheese.
Now, after an unanticipated blowback, "Sorry" seems to be a hollow word....

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES WILL INTERVENE IN TERRI SCHIAVO CASE AMID ALLEGATIONS OF SERIOUS ABUSE

"Judge Extends Stay in Right-To-Die Case"
By Mitch Stacy - Feb 23, 5:01 PM EST

"Clearwater, Fla. (AP) - A judge Wednesday extended a stay keeping brain-damaged Terri Schiavo's feeding tube in place, saying he needed time to decide whether her husband, who wants to let her die, is fit to be her guardian. Pinellas Circuit Court Judge George Greer extended until Friday an emergency stay that was to expire Wednesday afternoon. He said he also needs more time to determine whether Terri Schiavo needs more medical tests to determine if she has greater mental capabilities than previously thought....

The Florida Department of Children & Families moved to intervene in the case Wednesday, hours after Gov. Jeb Bush told reporters he was seeking a way to keep Terri Schiavo alive. Details of the agency's involvement in the case were not immediately available; Greer denied a DCF attorney an opportunity to speak at the afternoon hearing.

George Felos, who represents Michael Schiavo, criticized the DCF move, saying it "reeks of the intervention of politics into the case and is an affront to the court." David Gibbs, the attorney for Schiavo's parents, Robert and Mary Schindler, countered that there are serious allegations of abuse in the case. The Schindlers have accused their son-in-law of mistreating his wife; he has emphatically denied the accusations....

Bush said Wednesday he is exploring options to block the removal of the tube but added that there was only so much he could do. "I can assure you, I will do whatever I can within the means, within the laws, of our state to protect this woman's life," Bush said, adding that he has received thousands of e-mails and telephone calls from the Schindlers' supporters.... The Schindlers.... say their son-in-law stands to gain from his wife's death, both financially and personally. They have offered to take care of her if Michael Schiavo, who has a new family with another woman, would divorce her...." myway

PROPOSAL MADE TO ROTATE HEADQUARTERS OF UNITED NATIONS ALPHABETICALLY EVERY 4 YEARS TO A DIFFERENT COUNTRY---BEGINNING WITH AFGHANISTAN

"Sharing the UN"
By Pat Sajak - Feb 22, 2005

I like the United Nations. Sure, they’ve got their problems, but what large, multi-leveled bureaucracy doesn’t?.... A few billion dollars here or there will occasionally disappear. Folks like the Libyans and the Cubans get to sit in judgment of others’ human rights abuses. Millions are spent on fancy buildings and offices around the world in order to bring help to the planet’s suffering masses. Diplomatic immunity allows a few thousand parking tickets in New York City to go unpaid. Despots and thugs get to share the international stage with actual democratically-elected officials. Countries from all over the world have a forum from which to denounce the United States and/or Israel. And, thanks to the Security Council, France gets to keep pretending it’s important. However, all in all, it seems like a nice place to work.

So don’t count me among those on the Right who want either to do away with the U.N. or at least get the United States out of it. In fact, I think it’s such a swell organization that we are selfish to keep it all to ourselves. Therefore, I propose a rotating U.N. Headquarters. Every, oh, say, four years (like the Olympic Games) the U.N. would move to another nation....

The fairest system would be to go alphabetically. That means Afghanistan would have the first chance to be the new host. There would be some embarrassment, I suppose, given the U.N.’s opposition to the United States’ ousting of the Taliban, resulting in free elections in that country.
...Depending on how many countries want to host the organization in the meantime, it could be back in just a few hundred years. Alphabetically, that would place us right after the United Arab Emirates...." humanevents

U.S. BORDER PATROL OVERWHELMED BY FLOOD OF ILLEGAL ALIENS, POTENTIAL TERRORISTS THROUGH GAPING HOLES IN BORDERS

"Despite new technology, Border Patrol overwhelmed" - Wed Feb 23, 9:41 AM EST
By Mimi Hall

"Across an expanse of desert where nothing marks the Mexican border but a flimsy line of barbed wire, Border Patrol agent Mitch King flies his helicopter low to search for signs of illegal entry into the USA.... More than three years after the terrorist attacks in 2001, the 11,000 men and women who serve as the border's front-line defense are overwhelmed. Despite an influx of new technology, such as underground sensors and cameras that pan the desert, agents catch only about one-third of the estimated 3 million people who cross the border illegally every year....

Most of the illegals are poor Mexican laborers looking for work. But officials are alarmed that a growing number hail from Central and South America, Asia, even Mideast countries such as Syria and Iran. In 2003, the Border Patrol arrested 39,215 so-called "OTMs," or other-than-Mexicans, along the Southwest border. In 2004, the number jumped to 65,814. Those figures worry intelligence and Homeland Security officials, who say al-Qaeda leaders want to smuggle operatives and weapons of mass destruction across the nation's porous land borders....

"The holes that remain in our border security systems are not small," House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, says. "They are gaping, and they are glaring to our terrorist enemies. They are coming for us...." yahoo

TERRI SCHIAVO'S FAMILY SAYS THERE IS EVIDENCE TERRI'S SUDDEN BRAIN INJURY RESULTED FROM TRAUMA AT THE HANDS OF HER HUSBAND, MICHAEL SCHIAVO

By Jacqueline, PelicanPost.blogspot - 23 Feb 2005

Pro-life advocate Randall Terry of Operation Rescue is working with lawmakers in Tallahassee, FL in an attempt to find a way for Florida officials and lawmakers to help protect Terri's right to
life. Below are excerpts from an article about the overall struggle to save Terri Schiavo's life:
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"Clock running out for Terri Schiavo: Attorneys maneuver as emergency stay expires today"
By Art Moore - February 23, 2005

"An emergency stay delaying removal of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube expires this afternoon after a court hearing on the fate of the severely brain-damaged Florida woman.... At the hearing, Greer will give both sides instructions regarding the appeals court's one-page mandate dissolving its stay and hear motions by Terri's parents, Robert and Mary Schindler....

The estranged husband is living with another woman with whom he has two children but refuses to give up guardianship and divorce Terri, as the Schindlers have requested.

The Schindler family says there is evidence Terri's sudden brain injury Feb. 25, 1990, resulted from trauma at the hands of her husband. Schiavo, who has employed well-known "right-to-die" attorney George Felos, claims Terri collapsed due to a potassium imbalance – likely triggered by bulimia – that caused her to suffer cardiac arrest....

Meanwhile, pro-life advocate Randall Terry, founder of Operation Rescue, has been lobbying on behalf of the Schindlers in the Florida capital Tallahassee.

The problem legally for the family is that in the original hearings more than 10 years ago, they followed the advice of a lawyer who had them agree to stipulate that Terri was in a "persistant vegetative state." Subsequently, they provided the court with "reams of medical evidence" indicating Terri could be rehabilitated, but the court would not consider it because of the stipulation, explained Schindler family spokesman Gary McCullough. "It was a huge error on the part of lawyers at the front end," he said....

Terry said he is asking reporters covering the case to stop referring to Schiavo as being in a coma or "persistant vegetative state," arguing medical professionals brought in by the Schindlers testify she is responsive. The pro-life activist believes the case has broad implications, saying it "could be the Roe v. Wade of euthanasia. "This is a woman's struggle for life, but it also is a nation's struggle for its soul," Terry said.... worldnetdaily

TERRI SCHIAVO IS ENTITLED TO CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTION UNDER THE 14TH AMENDMENT'S EQUAL PROTECTION CLAUSE

"Terri Schiavo Counts: Now Give Her Equal Protection"
by Terence P. Jeffrey - Posted Feb 23, 2005

"Before lawmakers in Florida allow Terri Schiavo, a mentally disabled woman who is fed through a tube, to be starved and dehydrated to death, they ought to take a careful look at the 2000 Census. It explains why the Constitution compels them to keep fighting for Terri's life....

...the truth is Terri's Law did not go far enough. This time Gov. Bush and the Florida legislature should protect not only Terri Schiavo from starvation and dehydration, but also every other person in the state. As the 2000 census illustrates, this is their constitutional duty. Under the 14th Amendment, the Constitution requires the census to count "the whole number of persons in each State." Accordingly, the 2000 Census counted 88,828 "persons" living in nursing homes in Florida, 3,538 living in "hospitals/wards and hospices for the chronically ill," and 4,233 living in psychiatric hospitals or wards.... There was no degree of disability, incapacitation or illness that disqualified someone from being counted as a "person" under the Census Bureau's 14th Amendment mandate to count "the whole number of persons." Under the 14th Amendment, Terri Schiavo and other disabled people are indisputably "persons." Even judges who wrongly deny that unborn babies are persons, cannot deny that the 41-year-old Terri Shiavo is a person. Every member of the U.S. House of Representatives is elected from a district drawn a certain way because all disabled persons such as Terri Schiavo were counted just like any other person under the plain meaning of 14th Amendment.

This presents what ought be an insurmountable constitutional obstacle for those who want state governments--either through their courts or legislatures--to legalize the killing of innocent persons like Terri Schiavo, no matter by what means the intended killing is affected. The same 14th Amendment.... also says, "No State shall . . . deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." Terri has an equal right to every other person in Florida to the state's protection from homicidal acts. Florida may no more legalize killing mentally disabled persons than it can legalize killing persons with brown hair....

All along, the Declaration of Independence had stated the truth: God endows all men with certain inalienable rights, including life and liberty. Florida lawmakers must protect Terri Schiavo and all other persons from death by starvation and dehydration. It is their constitutional duty...." humanevents

UNITED STATES'S ALLY JAPAN GETS IT WHEN IT COMES TO PRESERVATION OF 'PAX AMERICANA'

"Allies and Allies: It's worth remembering that America has important friends outside of Europe." by Tom Donnelly - 02/23/2005 12:00:00 AM EST

LET US TALK OF ALLIES, but not, at least for once this week, of Europeans. After all, the United States is human history's one and only superpower. Our security concerns are genuinely global; our political principles are universal. So why should we obsess primarily about how we are regarded only in Paris or Berlin?

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is an irritating man, to be sure, but all the more so for being intermittently insightful. One of Rumsfeld's rules is that the mission determines the coalition. In the early 21st century, the United States has two important missions if it is to achieve its strategic goal of preserving today's Pax Americana: (1) Transform the politics of the greater Middle East; (2) Contain the growing military power of the People's Republic of China. Who else is interested in tackling those tasks?

Very few other nations have much hankering to sign up for both missions. But several might. To begin with, Japan appears to be undergoing a true strategic renaissance, even to the point now of pushing the Bush administration to take its responsibilities in East Asia seriously and not sublimate the problem of China entirely to concerns in the Middle East.... Japan's embrace of U.S. primacy in East Asia also makes its contributions to American adventures in the Middle East far more significant than they would first appear....

...perhaps the most important aspect of the improving U.S.-Japanese alliance is its demonstration effect. While Europeans--well, French, Germans, and Belgians--are so self-referential that it's likely that the Japanese lesson will be lost on them, others will be paying close attention not only to the Japanese embrace of Pax Americana but to the reasoning behind it. In simplest terms, that reasoning is as follows: The spread of free and representative governments occasioned by the Pax Americana is not only morally good, but tends toward peace and prosperity; China and radical Islamists, by their own assertions, take issue with the current international order; and the use of military force is occasionally and lamentably necessary to preserve and protect that order. Ergo, a military alliance with the United States makes sense...." weeklystandard

KING ABDULLAH II OF JORDAN AND OTHER MIDDLE EAST CRITICS OF THE NEW IRAC TOUT SUNNI MILITARY DICTATOR AS SUPREME RIGHT TO RULE IRAC

"Desert Bigotry: An obstacle to the future of Iraq."
By Andrew Apostolou - February 23, 2005, 7:46 a.m. EST

"The announcement of the Iraqi election results on February 13 evokes memories of the historic polls in South Africa that buried the apartheid system. In both cases a long-discriminated-against majority — blacks in South Africa and Shia Arabs in Iraq — finally achieved power through the ballot box....

...Middle Eastern critics of the new Iraq are nostalgic for the old Iraq, a country dominated during its 84-year history by a largely Sunni-Arab ruling caste. They have not hesitated to cite the alleged "special role" — the supposed right to rule — of Sunni Arabs. The other side of this chauvinistic coin is their vilification of the Shia Arabs, the majority of Iraq's population. The Shia Arabs are portrayed as stool pigeons of the Iranian government, traitors-in-waiting ready to betray Arab Iraq to Persian Iran.

The most prominent exponent of the Sunni-Arab ascendancy is King Abdullah II of Jordan. Just as Iraqis were putting together an interim government in May 2004, the king told the New York Times that a dictator was needed to run Iraq — "somebody with a military background who has experience of being a tough guy." He also dropped a hint that the "tough guy" would probably have to be a Sunni Arab...." nationalreview

UNITED STATES AND FRANCE SPEAK WITH ONE STRONG VOICE ON THE ENFORCEMENT OF U.N. RESOLUTION 1559 TO REMOVE SYRIAN DOMINATION AND TROOPS FROM LEBANON

"Syria’s Times: Bashar Assad can’t be too comfortable." - Feb. 23, 2005, 7:58 a.m. EST

"You have to hand it to Syrian Baathist dictator Bashar Assad. He must be some kind of political savant. Who else could have brought together the United States and France — not to mention the European Union and the United Nations — in opposition to his country's policies? On Monday, Presidents Bush and Chirac released a joint statement calling for the "full and immediate implementation of UNSCR 1559 in all its aspects, including its call for a sovereign, independent, and democratic Lebanon as well as for the consolidation of security under the authority of a Lebanese government free from foreign domination." For "foreign domination" read "Syrian occupation;" Resolution 1559, adopted last September, is aimed at the 14,000 Syrian troops that have been occupying the country for nearly thirty years. Imagine that, a Joint US-French communiqué. We haven't seen many of those since the Battle of Yorktown...." nationalreview

PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH, OUR FAVORITE COWBOY FROM TEXAS, must be pleasantly surprised that the normally recalcitrant Europeans and their government entities have been elbowing each other out of the way to get "face time" with him. It will be interesting to see what the new European pecking order and reporting will be after Bush's five day charm offensive and now that he is the big "get." W's stock appears to have gone up in some most unexpected places.

EUROPEAN GOVERNMENT ENTITIES & LEADERS FIGHT OVER 'FACE TIME' WITH PRES. GEORGE W. BUSH --- NOT BAD FOR A 'COWBOY' FROM TEXAS

"EU vies for Bush 'face time' " - By David Rennie

"BRUSSELS -- Senior European Union officials, for all their disdain toward the United States in recent years, have been squabbling this week over who gets more "face time" with President Bush...." washingtontimes

CANADA INFORMS WORLD OF DECISION TO REJECT PARTICIPATION IN JOINT MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEM WITH U.S. WHILE BUSH ON EUROPEAN TRIP

By Jacqueline, PelicanPost.blogspot - 23 Feb 2005

How nice of the now multiculturalist, globalist, and anti-U.S. Canada to make known, to the U.S., Europe and the rest of the world, that they have rejected participation with the United States in a joint missile defense system at the very time that President George W. Bush is on his important five day trip to meet with European countries and NATO. This information was made known to Canadian media by Canadian officials and to NATO allies in Europe by Canadian Prime Minister Martin--before making a "formal announcement later this week."

Apparently they wanted to embarass and detract from President Bush on his trip while, at the same time, wanting to get missile defense on the cheap---since they know the United States will develop the missile system anyway.

Another thing America needs to defend better is our border with the anti-U.S. Canada. I fail to see how we could expect them to uphold their end of any mutual defense system anyway---in light of their growing hostility toward the U.S. and their growing liberalism, secular multiculturalism and globalism.

Below are excerpts and link to BBC article on this topic:
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"Canada 'shuns US missile system' "

"Mr Martin had previously backed participation in the system Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin has reportedly decided that his country would not join a missile defence system being developed by the United States.

Officials told Canadian media that Mr Martin would make a formal announcement later this week, when he returns from the Nato summit in Belgium. He had previously backed participation in the system, designed to detect missiles fired at North America....

According to Radio-Canada television and the Canadian Press news agency, Mr. Martin told Nato allies in Brussels on Tuesday that Ottawa would not join the US programme.

The Canadian Press says the US has been informed of the decision...." news.bbc.co.uk

TERRI SCHIAVO CASE MISCHARACTERIZED AS "RIGHT-TO-DIE" CASE WHEN IT'S HER RIGHTS-TO-LIFE, EQUAL PROTECTION & RELIGION THAT ARE BEING VIOLATED

By Jacqueline, PelicanPost.blogspot - 23 Feb 2005

The Terri Schiavo case is being reported also in Europe, as shown by the BBC article that is excerpted below. It is being reported as a "right-to-die" case when right-to-life, equal protection and free exercise of religion lawsuits and efforts are also being pursued on behalf of Terri to keep her from being murdered through starvation.

She is also being reported here as in a vegetative state, having suffered a heart attack and severe brain damage. No one can say for sure what Terri's medical condition and prognosis for improvement with proper medical and rehabilitative care are because she has been denied those by her husband, Michael, and all his lawsuits. And Terri's family say there is evidence she suffered trauma at the hands of her husband Michael. Terri Schiavo is not in a vegetative state. She is conscious and responsive to stimuli and interaction with family---especially her mother.

The BBC repeatedly referred to Terry Schiavo as "Ms. Schiavo" when she is still married to Michael Schiavo. He has refused to divorce her in order to pursue his campaign to murder her, deny her parents custody and care of her, and have all the rest of her medical settlement money for himself---despite the fact he is with and has two children by another woman.

Most important, Terri's rights to free exercise of religion, life and equal protection are being violated by out of control tyrannical judges, at the behest of Terri's greedy husband and his greedy lawyers. Those tyrannical activist judges are trying to create a new right to murder the weak and helpless through their precedent-setting rulings---an unconstitutional backdoor method of changing the U.S. Constitution and U.S. Law Codes. The mandated function of the Courts is to interpret the Constitutionality of the law---not to make law. Making the laws is the function of the Legislative Branch of government, which laws are then signed by the President and enforced by his Executive Branch of government. The Judicial Branch's activist tyrannical judges are violating Constitutional law with their and unconstitutional rulings. They have gotten away with subverting the U.S. Constitution and laws for too long and must be stopped. The Judicial Branch is in dire need of reform.

Before I refer you to the excerpted article below, I will recommend that you read Mark R. Levin's new book, "Men in Black: How the Supreme Court is Destroying America."
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"Reversal on US right-to-die case"

"Ms. Schiavo's parents have said they will fight to keep her alive. A judge in the US state of Florida has issued a last-minute stay of a court decision which would have led to the death of a brain-damaged woman.

The judge said doctors must wait for a further court ruling before they can remove Terri Schiavo's feeding tube....

Ms. Schiavo has been in a persistent vegetative state since she collapsed in 1990, following a heart attack and severe brain damage.... " news.bbc.co.uk/americas

TERRI SCHIAVO'S FIRST AMENDMENT FREEDOM OF RELIGION RIGHT WILL BE VIOLATED BY COURT AND HUSBAND WHO WANT TO MURDER HER

"Killing Schiavo Threatens Religious Freedom in U.S."
Phil Brennan, Feb 23, 2005

"The First Amendent to the United States Constitution guarantees the rights of all Americans to freely practice their religion, yet in Florida today, a young disabled woman, Terri Schiavo, is about to be deprived of that right, and her very life as well....

Terri Schiavo is a devout Roman Catholic. Her religion forbids her to consent to what amounts to assisted suicide.

Catholics believe that food and water provided to an invalid person are not extraordinary means. Denying such necessities to a sick person without that person's consent is tantamount to killing them....

Her parents' lawyer told reporters Tuesday he is preparing a motion to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to consider her family's claim that Terri should be spared based on statements by Pope John Paul II that people in vegetative states have a right to nutrition and hydration. They say Terri, as a practicing Roman Catholic, would have obeyed the pope and would not want to have her tube removed....

The case of Terri Schiavo is even more clear cut as Schiavo is conscious....

Her parents insist that as a devout Catholic she would never consent to what her husband and the courts have demanded. They say even though she requires no other life support besides food and liquid, she would die a horrible death were those essentials taken away....

Michael (Schiavo) has spent a large legal settlement, which he won by claiming that he would care for Terri, by fighting for the right to starve her to death. "These funds should have been used for rehabilitative services, like speech therapy. Now, apart from legal intervention, Michael will likely order his wife's feeding tube removed, causing her to die a horrifying death of dehydration and starvation...."

Unless the court extends the stay, the State of Florida will begin the process of murdering Terri Schiavo tonight or tomorrow. She will have been denied her rights as a Catholic, and the religious freedom of all Americans will then be up for grabs...." newsmax

JUDICIAL TYRANNY OF OUT OF CONTROL JUDGES, GREEDY LAWYERS, AND GREEDY HUSBAND KILLING TERRI SCHIAVO

"'Judicial Tyranny' Killing Terri, Group Says" - By Susan Jones, 23 Feb 2005

Pro-life groups are urging Americans to quickly and loudly express their outrage over the imminent starvation death of a brain-damaged woman in Florida. While some of those groups are focusing on life-and-death aspects of the case, one organization sees it as a battle against "out-of-control judges and greedy lawyers...."

A conservative group called Right March says it is "out-of-control judges and greedy lawyers" who want to kill Terri."She's not brain dead, nor in a coma, nor on any life support system; she is simply severely handicapped. She laughs and cries and tries to talk with her parents. And the judges and lawyers want to kill her," Right March said in a statement on its website.

The group is urging concerned Americans to take action, not just for Terri's sake but for the sake of the rule of law: "In the big picture, this battle could be a key turning point in ending the rule of judicial dictators in our country," Right March said. "If we as citizens will denounce this oppression, and Gov. Bush and the Florida legislature will again stand against these judicial tyrants, it could be a key moment in our history as a nation...." cnsnews

Tuesday, February 22, 2005


TERRI SCHIAVO RESPONDS TO HER MOTHER---THE PERSON SHE IS ALWAYS MOST HAPPY TO SEE AND TRY TO TALK TO. SHE RESPONDS TO PEOPLE AND LIKES TO HAVE MUSIC ON. SHE DESERVES TO HAVE HER LIFE PROTECTED, PROPER MEDICAL AND REHABILITATIVE TREATMENT, AND THE CARE OF HER FAMILY WHO LOVE HER AND WANT TO PROVIDE THAT CARE. MICHAEL SCHIAVO'S SELFISHNESS, GREED AND OBSESSION SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO DEPRIVE HER OF HER LIFE AND HER PARENTS OF THEIR DAUGHTER. PLEASE PRAY FOR TERRI AND HER FAMILY AND FOR JUSTICE TO PREVAIL TOMORROW.

PINELLAS COUNTY, FL COURT BLOCKS REMOVAL OF TERRI SCHIAVO'S FEEDING TUBE - WILL HOLD HEARING ON WEDNESDAY

"Court Blocks Removal of Schiavo's Feeding Tube" - Feb 22, 2005

Dunedin, FL - The case of a severely brain-damaged woman remained locked in a legal stalemate Tuesday after an appeals court cleared the way for her husband to remove her feeding tube only to see a judge promptly block the removal for at least another day....

Pinellas Circuit Court Judge George Greer later issued an emergency stay about an hour later blocking removal of the feeding tube until 5 p.m. EST Wednesday. Greer, who has been overseeing the long-standing dispute, scheduled a hearing on the case for Wednesday.

"We're encouraged that we'll be able to get in front of Judge Greer tomorrow," Bobby Schindler, Terri's younger brother, said Tuesday outside her Pinellas Park hospice. Terri Schiavo's parents, Bob and Mary Schindler, had sought the stay in hopes of keeping their daughter alive long enough for them to file additional legal pleadings. They are trying to oust their son-in-law as her guardian and seeking medical tests which might back their assertion that their daughter has some mental capabilities...." newsmax