Monday, January 31, 2011

Egypt military promises no force against protests

Hosni Mubarak - World Economic Forum on the Mi...Image by World Economic Forum via Flickr
CAIRO – Egypt's military promised Monday not to fire on any peaceful protests and recognized "the legitimacy of the people's demands," a sign army support for President Hosni Mubarak may be unraveling. Protesters planned a major escalation, calling for a million people to take to the streets to push Mubarak out of power.
More than 10,000 people beat drums, played music and chanted slogans in Tahrir Square, which has become ground zero of seven days of protests demanding the ouster of the 82-year-old president who has ruled with an authoritarian hand for nearly three decades.
With the organizers' calling for a march by one million people Tuesday, the vibe in the sprawling plaza — whose name in Arabic means "Liberation" — was intensifying with the feeling that the upheaval was nearing a decisive point. "He only needs a push," was one of the most frequent chants, and one leaflet circulated by some protesters said it was time for the military to choose between Mubarak and the people.
The latest gesture by Mubarak aimed at defusing the crisis fell flat. His top ally, the United States, roundly rejected his announcement of a new government Monday that dropped his interior minister, who heads police forces and was widely denounced by the protesters. The crowds in the streets were equally unimpressed.
"It's almost the same government, as if we are not here, as if we are sheep," sneered one protester, Khaled Bassyouny, a 30-year-old Internet entrepreneur. He said it was time to escalate the marches. "It has to burn. It has to become ugly. We have to take it to the presidential palace."
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Friday, January 28, 2011

Unrest in Egypt: What’s going on?

For the past few years Governments and the worlds population have tried so hard to ignore what happens with Big Governments. History time and time again proves this and yet, it's happening again.

As so many keep trying to think on fluffy bunnies and don't pay attention. It makes me wonder what they will do when this actually hits home. The muslim people have been ruled with an iron thumb for so long now. You can't help but to feel sorry for all the lies they have been forced to live under.

Yet even here in America, what so many are trying to do is bring so-called change. This is exactly what that change is. Big Government takes away Freedom. This is what happens under big government and the people have finally had enough.

Those that think we need more Government in America? This is the end result.
Michele Dunne is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for Peace. She has served as a specialist on Middle East affairs with the White House and the State Department, and has written widely on Arab politics, and political and economic reform. The Lookout asked her to explain what's going on in Egypt, and what it means for America.

LOOKOUT: What are the protesters angry about, and what do they want done?
M.D.: Protesters have a large number of economic, political, and human-rights grievances. Widespread youth unemployment, rigged parliamentary elections in November 2010, and the prospect of President Mubarak (in power since 1981) beginning another term--or being replaced by his son--are the sparks that set these demonstrations off. The demonstrators are asking for Mubarak to step down and make way for an interim government to prepare for free elections.
Click image to see more photos of the protests in Egypt

AFP/Marco Longari
LOOKOUT: Is there a real chance that Mubarak's government might fall?
M.D.: Yes, there is a real possibility, but that does not seem to be imminent yet. As in Tunisia, the regime would begin to be uncertain if internal security services could not handle demonstrations and the army were called in. Armies generally don't like firing on their own civilians and sometimes will choose keeping the loyalty of the population over defending an unpopular ruler.
LOOKOUT: If so, what might replace Mubarak's regime? What role might ElBaradei play?
M.D.: There is a shadow government and parliament, formed in December, that has positioned itself as the opposition party with which the government can negotiate if things reach that point.  But things are very fluid right now. ElBaradei could possibly play a leadership role within the opposition, although up until now he has been more effective at articulating popular grievances than at organizing or leading opposition groups.
LOOKOUT: How might a shift in power affect U.S. interests?
M.D.: U.S. interests are being challenged here. The United States has been tepid in supporting human rights and democracy in Egypt for years and has to deal with the resentment among Egyptians because of that. Partly for that reason, and partly because of the close association of the United States with Israel, any alternate group that comes to power might distance itself from the United States to some extent.
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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Thousands march in Yemen to demand change of government - Yahoo! News

Map of the modern state of Yemen. Map of Yemen...Image via WikipediaSeems Tunisia, has sparked a fire in many more people. I seem to recall the United State having this same type of influence on the World. Well its seems its happening again. After all this time of history repeating itself. You would think that Governments and Leaders would learn from it. But of course with same old attitude. That was hundreds years ago or that's the old way of thinking. People will only tolerate so much.
Take a mans freedom away all that's left is war.
Reuters – Protesters march during an anti-government demonstration in Radfan, a district in the southern Yemeni …
SANAA (Reuters) – Thousands of Yemenis took to the streets of Sanaa Thursday to demand a change of government, inspired by the unrest that has ousted Tunisia's leader and spread to Egypt this week.
Reuters witnesses estimated that around 16,000 Yemenis demonstrated in four parts of Sanaa in the largest rally since a wave of protests rocked Yemen last week, and protesters vowed to escalate the unrest unless their demands were met.
"The people want a change in president," protesters shouted, holding signs that also demanded improvements to living conditions in Yemen, the Arab world's poorest country.
President Ali Abdullah Saleh, a key ally of the United States in a war against a resurgent al Qaeda wing based in Yemen, has ruled this Arabian Peninsula state for over 30 years.
"If the (ruling) party doesn't respond to our demands, we will escalate this until the president falls, just like what happened in Tunisia," said protester Ayub Hassan.
A few dozen policemen with batons silently watched the protests, which ended calmly as demonstrators left to chew qat, a mild stimulant leaf widely consumed in Yemen in the afternoon.
Yemen's ruling party ran a competing pro-government protest that gathered only a few hundred supporters, witnesses said.
Yemen, in the shadow of the world's top oil exporter Saudi Arabia, is struggling with soaring unemployment and dwindling oil and water reserves. Almost half its 23 million people live on $2 a day or less, and a third suffer from chronic hunger.
Mohammed al-Sharfy, a student protester at the Sanaa University rally of around 10,000 protesters, said economic disparities needed to be addressed.
"I am here to say no to corruption. We need to end this trend of graduating thousands of university students each year with no jobs, while officials and their kids take everything."
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Foreclosure activity up across most US metro areas - Yahoo! News

NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 13:  A sign han...Image by Getty Images via @daylifeThis is something I've been talking about for years now. I have never been able to figure out why in the World people think they can buy a house and rent it out for 1000 plus a month. In average. Most people only make anywhere from 7 to 10 bucks an hour. This crash is only the beginning.
It's no wonder why all this greed for money has finally taken it's toll. Though I do feel sorry for those loosing homes through all this. I find it so sad that Credit, background checks and 20 million other laws determine whether or not you can have a place to live for your family.
With the jobs gone and more companies falling under no matter what the news says about it. Its gotten bad. If you rent out places. You might want to reconcider how much you charge for that rent.
I still remember when 2 and 3 bedrooms went for 400 a month. Today? 900 to 1500 for the same thing? And so many wonder why it crashed? We can't forget that the Jobs out there still don't pay any more than they did back then either.
This reason alone is just one of the reasons all this is happening today.
LOS ANGELES – The foreclosure crisis is getting worse as high unemployment and lackluster job prospects force homeowners in an increasing number of U.S. metropolitan areas into dire financial straits.
In Seattle, Houston and Chicago, cities that were relatively insulated from foreclosures early on in the housing bust, a growing number of homeowners are falling behind on mortgage payments and finding themselves on the receiving end of foreclosure warnings. Others have already seen their homes repossessed by lenders.
All told, foreclosure activity jumped in 149 of the country's 206 largest metropolitan areas last year, foreclosure listing firm RealtyTrac Inc. said Thursday.
The firm tracks notices for defaults, scheduled home auctions and home repossessions — warnings that can lead up to a home eventually being lost to foreclosure.
Job loss, rather than time-bomb mortgages resetting to higher payments, has become the main driver behind rising foreclosures.
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Monday, January 24, 2011

Bloomberg calls for tighter gun control

Hitler enters the German populated Sudetenland...Image via WikipediaNow, I wonder how many didn't see this one coming. Bloomberg calling for more gun control. As I sit here watching the poor people that have lost friends and family over crazy people murdering them. I can't help to think, how many of them got those guns out of a trunk of a car? Or even over a drug deal? What bothers me the most, is there was nobody there with a side arm to help most of those shot.

Anyone who knows anything about calling the police need to be reminded on how long it takes them to respond. 20 minutes? Half hour? Depending on the area an hour or two?

I also tend to reflect on the fact of the old west. When the Native had no guns to help protect themselves and the Aztecs from Spain. Also, Germany in Hitlers time. Banning guns and more strict laws so the people couldn't fight back from Big Government.

Strict and more laws on Guns Do Not stop gun violence whatsoever. There are millions of Guns on the streets. YES, Millions. Strict Gun laws add to the sales on the street. Instead of buying legally the will get them much cheaper and more easily without traces right out of a trunk of a car or through a drug deal.
Making it to where the average law abiding citizen cannot have a way to protect themselves or the families from those who are crazy, or trying to make a quick buck, or over drugs.

I really think more people need to be aware of what is happening here. If your fighting for strict laws to take away the Right to protect ourselves, and our Free Nation. Then what kinda person does that make you?

Our Forefathers saw what happened to their countries when they did this. That is why they wrote the Constitution. That is also why it is the second amendment. It's very sad to have crazy nut cases out there firing weapons at people. It's even worse to never be able to have a way to protect yourself from them.

The more I hear Bloomberg talk. The more of an idiot I find that he is. He don't care! He just wants you to loose your Freedom.
Take a look at this video. Don't you love how they try to doctor it all up?

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Firefox, Google Chrome adding "Do Not Track" tools
NEW YORK – The Firefox and Google Chrome browsers are getting tools to help users block advertisers from collecting information about them.
Alex Fowler, a technology and privacy officer for Firefox maker Mozilla, says the "Do Not Track" tool will be the first in a series of steps designed to guard privacy. He doesn't say when the tool will be available.
Google Chrome users can now download a browser plug-in that blocks advertisers — but only from ad networks that already let people decline, or opt out of, personalized, targeted ads.
The next version of Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer browser, which is still being developed, will include a similar feature, though people will have to create or find their own lists of sites they want to block.
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Russia: Suicide bomber attacked the Moscow airport - Yahoo! News

A suicide attack In a Russian Airport has some graphic videos posted of how terrible this is. While we still deal with these people throughout the world and, so many bent on the destruction of all nations due to a murderous religion known throughout all of history. It make a person wonder. Why on Earth are these people bent on creating yet more security and more slavery. In reality. Their cause is not just murder but in casing all people including themselves to under yet even more enslavement.

We need to pray for those hurt and their families. May God help them in their time of need.

See video here.
MOSCOW – Russian investigators say a suicide bomber most likely carried out the attack that killed at least 31 people and wounded over 140 at Moscow's busiest airport.
Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin says experts are now trying to identify the suspected bomber.
The explosion ripped through the international arrivals hall at Domodedovo Airport on Monday afternoon.
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.
MOSCOW (AP) — An explosion ripped through the international arrivals hall at Moscow's busiest airport on Monday, killing at least 31 people and wounding up to 145 as it coated the terminal in blood. The Russian president called it a terror attack.
The mid-afternoon explosion at Domodedovo Airport may have been caused by a suicide bomber, the state RIA Novosti news agency reported. Other Russian media reports said the bomb was packed with shrapnel, screws and ball bearings.
The terminal at Domodedovo Airport was engulfed by smoke and splattered with body parts. Amateur video posted on YouTube showed a pile of bodies on the floor, and other bodies scattered around. Luggage lay strewn across the ground and several small fires burned. A dazed man in a suit pushed a baggage cart through the carnage.
"From the preliminary information we have, it was a terror attack," President Dmitry Medvedev told officials in a televised briefing, saying it was clear that security had been breached.

Hawaii Senate Ends Daily Chamber Prayers |

Anti-ACLU-2Image via WikipediaA Court System without Jesus Christ in it, makes me wonder if there is ever a reason to want to go to Hawaii anymore. What I find odd is, the it only takes one person to complain about Praying or having Under God in the Pledge of Allegiance or to take the Ten Commandments out of the Court Houses and all of sudden like magic these people do it? For so many people to claim Unconstitutional that have clearly never read it or even took a good look at the people who wrote it just makes my brain rattle.

Before you read the article below, I want to reflect on what those Commandments are.
The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:2-17 NKJV)
1 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me.
2 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My Commandments.
3 “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.
4 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
5 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.
6 “You shall not murder.
7 “You shall not commit adultery.
8 “You shall not steal.
9 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
10 “You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's.”

Now, let me get this right. These Laws are now all of a sudden Unconstitutional?
It's OK to Murder and Steal? To Lie and Cheat?
The foundational laws of this land is from the Bible. Yet so many listen to one person and remove these.
Now they want to leave Jesus Christ out of the Courts and remove Prayer.
My God! How stupid has this Country become? Hawaii being the first. You know they will try to spread the disease as always.
Christians Stand Up for what you know to be true.

Be sure to read the full article below.
Honolulu (AP) - Fearing a possible court challenge, Hawaii's state Senate has voted to silence the daily prayer offered before each session began - making it the first state legislative body in the nation to halt the practice.
A citizen's complaint had prompted the American Civil Liberties Union last summer to send the Senate a letter noting that its invocations often referenced Jesus Christ, contravening the separation of church and state.
That prompted the state attorney general's office to advise the Senate that their handling of prayers - by inviting speakers from various religions to preach before every session - wouldn't survive a likely court challenge, said Democratic Majority Leader Brickwood Galuteria.
"Above all, our responsibility is to adhere to the Constitution," Galuteria said after Thursday's vote to halt the daily blessings.
A three-member Senate committee formed to evaluate the issue recommended allowing nonsectarian, nonpolitical invocations that avoided references to deities, but the legislative body decided to do away with prayers altogether rather than constrain them.
"They (the ACLU) continue to threaten governments with lawsuits to try to force them into capitulating to their view of society," said Brett Harvey, an attorney for the Alliance Defense Fund, made up of Christian lawyers to defend free faith speech. "Governments should take a stand for this cherished historical practice."
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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Verizon challenges FCC Net neutrality rules - Jan. 20, 2011

Logo of the United States Federal Communicatio...Image via WikipediaBe sure to see link for the full story. We don't want to loose our Free Internet to anyone.
By Laurie Segall, staff reporter

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Verizon filed a legal appeal on Thursday challenging the Federal Communications Commission's authority to enforce the new Net neutrality rules it adopted last month.
"We believe this assertion of authority goes well beyond any authority provided by Congress, and creates uncertainty for the communications industry, innovators, investors and consumers," Verizon senior vice president and deputy general counsel Michael E. Glover said in a written statement

On December 21, the FCC's commissioners voted three-to-two to adopt so-called "Net neutrality" rules, which would give the agency regulatory power over Internet service providers. The agency's goal is to prevent Internet providers from blocking or "unreasonably discriminating" against Web content, services or applications.
But the FCC's legal grounds for expanding its authority is shaky, and industry observers predicted that Internet providers would take the issue to court.
"Undoubtedly, there's going to be litigation against it," Rebecca Tushnet, a professor at Georgetown University who specializes in digital media, said at the time.
Enter Verizon (VZ, Fortune 500). The company was already in the thick of the Net neutrality fight after striking a backroom deal with Google (GOOG, Fortune 500) last year that it hoped would head off new FCC rules. It didn't.
The FCC has been through the legal wringer several times in its attempts to police Internet providers.
In 2007, Comcast -- the nation's largest Internet provider -- blocked its subscribers from using peer-to-peer file-sharing networks. The FCC tried to force Comcast to stop, and Comcast fought back with a lawsuit challenging the FCC's authority in the matter. In April 2010, a U.S. court of appeals ruled in Comcast's favor.
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Islamic fundamentalism has replaced communism as greatest threat to Christians - report | Christian News on Christian Today

A church in Baghdad.Image via Wikipedia To start off this post I would like to add some areas of the New Testament that I find so many not talking about much today. For those that think just because your Christian you may escape the madness about to come. Take a look at what most of the World has to go through everyday.

 Matthew 24
7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences,[b] and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. 10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. 11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. 12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.

Be sure to check out the link for the full story.
by Karen PeakePosted: Saturday, January 8, 2011, 12:38 (GMT)
Islamic fundamentalism has replaced communism as greatest threat to Christians - report A Muslim man prays among pictures of slain Iraqi Christians at Our Lady of Salvation church in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, December 25, 2010. AP
It used to be the case that Christians suffered greatest in communist countries, but today Islamic fundamentalism has replaced communism as the number one cause of persecution against Christians, says International Christian Concern.
The persecution watchdog released its ‘Hall of Shame’ list of the world’s worst countries for persecution in 2010 this week. New entries include Iraq and Egypt, both of which have seen a substantial increase in anti-Christian violence.
In Iraq, Christians have been murdered almost weekly since October, when Islamic militants killed more than 50 worshippers in a Baghdad church in October and Al-Qaeda announced the following day that Christians were legitimate targets for the Mujahedin.
According to the UN Refugee Agency, the attack on the Baghdad church and the random killing of Christians in the following weeks has triggered a “slow but steady exodus” of thousands of Christians out of the city.
ICC warned that Egypt, more than any country outside of Iraq, had suffered the most from the Al-Qaeda threat.
2010 got off to a bad start when Muslim gunmen shot and killed six Christians in a drive-by shooting in January. Then in November, two people were killed when Egyptian security forces opened fire on Christian protestors in Giza. The highest death toll came this week, however, when a suicide bomber murdered 21 Christians outside a church in Alexandria on New Year’s Day.

Now check out Hal's lesson, A great lesson not taught by many today. 

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Chinas stealth fighter based on US technology - Telegraph

China's new stealth fighter is based on US technology acquired by Chinese spies during the 1999 Kosovo War, according to Croatia's former military chief of staff.

China unveiled the Chengdu J-20 stealth fighter during a visit to Beijing by Robert Gates, the US defence secretary, this month. The timing of its maiden flight was regarded as a deliberate reminder by China of its growing military might, and caused alarm amongst its Asian neighbours.
Now, the Admiral who was Croatia's chief of staff during the Kosovo War has said he believes that China formulated the technology for its J-20 jet from an American F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter that was shot down over Serbia in March 1999.
"At the time, our intelligence reports told of Chinese agents criss-crossing the region where the F-117 disintegrated, buying up parts of the plane from local farmers," Admiral Davor Domazet-Loso said. "We believe the Chinese used those materials to gain an insight into secret stealth technologies."
The Nighthawk was the world's first stealth fighter, planes that are almost invisible to radar and so able to operate over enemy territory with near impunity.

US cannot accept China military power: state media

by Staff Writers Beijing (AFP) Jan 7, 2011 China will eventually have a military powerful enough to compete with the United States, state media said Friday ahead of the visit of US Defence Secretary Robert Gates.The claim in a newspaper editorial followed reports that China had completed a prototype of a stealth fighter and after a top US military official said Beijing was stepping up efforts to deploy a "carrier-killer" missile system.
"Whether the reported new weapons are true or not, in the long run, China will own first-class weapons that are capable of competing with the US war machine," said the Global Times, known for its nationalist tone.
Gates arrives in China on Sunday to smooth over tense defence relations between the two countries -- one year after Beijing cut military ties with Washington in protest against US arms sales to rival Taiwan.
"Apparently, the US is not ready to treat China as a major power. They cannot accept the fact that China will sooner or later possess a first-class military," the editorial said.
"They are too used to the old power structure, in which China and other developing countries have long been treated unfairly."
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VOA | Brazil Flood, Mudslide Death Toll Hits 787 | Americas | English
Firefighters, a National Force soldier and residents carry the body of a landslide victim from a home where the bodies of eight family members were found in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, 20 Jan 2011
Photo: AP
Firefighters, a National Force soldier and residents carry the body of a landslide victim from a home where the bodies of eight family members were found in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, 20 Jan 2011

The death toll from Brazil's devastating flooding continues to rise, making it the country's deadliest natural disaster on record.

Authorities Saturday estimated at least 787 people have been killed so far, and the number is expected to go higher.

Officials said Friday at least another 400 people are missing.
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Friday, January 21, 2011

France24 - Bin Laden says France will pay a high price for its policies in Afghanistan
Bin Laden says France will pay a 'high price' for its policies in Afghanistan
In a purported audio tape aired on Al Jazeera television on Friday, al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden warned French President Nicolas Sarkozy that his refusal to withdraw troops from Afghanistan was a "green light" to kill French hostages.
By Elena CASAS (video)
FRANCE 24 (text)

Who are al Qaeda’s French hostages?
Intelligence agent Denis Allex (probably not his real name), was captured on 14 July 2009 in Somalia, possibly Mogadishu, by al Qaeda-linked militant group al Shabaab.
Five French nationals, a Togolese and a Malagasy – most of them employees of energy group Areva – have been held hostage since 16 September 2010, when they were kidnapped at a uranium enrichment site in Arlit, north Niger. They’re being held somewhere in the Sahel, possibly in Mali, by the al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb movement (AQIM).
n a message specifically targeting France, al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden warned that Paris would pay a “high price” for its policies and that the fate of French hostages would depend on the pullout of French troops from “Muslim lands”, in a purported audiotape broadcast on Arabic news network Al Jazeera on Friday. “We repeat the same message to you: The release of your prisoners in the hands of our brothers is linked to the withdrawal of your soldiers from our country," bin Laden said. "The refusal of your president [Nicolas Sarkozy] to withdraw from Afghanistan is the result of his obedience of America an
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NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams:Commanders of Desert Storm talk about what happened

Saddam Hussein EjecutadoImage by haddybello via Flickr
What so many arguments today deal with is around the so called oil that media has played so many times when dealing with Iraq and the wars. Hear from the first President Bush and the people surrounding him at the time it all started.
So many seemed to have forgotten the entire dictatorship of Saddam Hussein and how evil and vicious this man was and the murders he inflicted on his own people.
Take the time and listen to what it was all about. Also note how the beginning of the NWO is stated here and who said it.
First video is the entire interview. The second deals on the issue of oil.

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