Friday, January 9, 2009

Big Dan's Big News Jan 9, 2009

Red Cross Condemns Israel for Blocking Access to Bombing Site

The International Committee of the Red Cross, meanwhile, has issued a rare condemnation of the Israeli government for blocking it from the site of a deadly bombing of Palestinian civilians. The Red Cross says Israel barred aid workers for four days from reaching victims in the neighborhood of Zeitoun. Israeli soldiers reportedly tried to chase the rescue workers away. When they finally arrived, the workers found fifteen bodies, along with several children still barely alive. The children were lying next to their dead mothers. In a statement, the Red Cross said the Israeli military has “failed to meet its obligation under international humanitarian law to care for and evacuate the wounded,” calling the episode “unacceptable.” Other sources have reported a higher death toll in the Zeitoun attack. The Daily Telegraph of London reports the bombing could have killed between sixty to seventy members of the same family.

Red Cross Reports Grisly Find in Gaza; Israel Accused of Blocking Aid to Wounded; The International Committee of the Red Cross said Thursday that it had found at least 15 bodies and several children -- emaciated but alive -- in a row of shattered houses in the Gaza Strip and accused the Israeli military of preventing ambulances from reaching the site for four days.

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This report confirms that these attacks are quite deliberately directed against civilians, using new unconventional weapons.

This is a carefully planned humanitarian catastrophe. How can anybody in their right mind support the actions of the Israeli government.

Read this interview with a distinguished and courageous Norwegian doctor

Here are some of the highlights.

"The Israelis are using a new type of very high explosive weapons which are called Dense Inert Metal Explosive (DIME) and are made out of a tungsten alloy. These weapons have an enormous power to explode."

"these weapons will have a cancer effect on those who survive. They will develop cancer we suspect."

"All that is happening in Gaza here now is against international law, it is against humanity"

"Almost all of the patients we have received have these sever amputations. They seem to have been affected by this kind of weapon. Of course, we have many fragment injuries and burns but those who have got their limbs cut off, constitutes quite a large proportion.

You know we have a lot to do. Palestinian doctors, nurses and paramedics do an incredibly heroic job to save their people. Doctor Eric and I are just a small drip in the ocean, but we learn from them."

And then decide where do you stand.

We stand with the people of Palestine whose lives are being destroyed.

We stand in solidarity with their struggle.

We stand for humanity against the US-Israeli war criminals.

Unconventional Weapons against The People of Gaza - Interview of Dr. Mads Gilbert


Ann Coulter needs a punch right in the Adam's Apple!

And any integrity Lou Dobbs ever had went right down the shitter, having the FAKE conservative on his show...nice going, Lou! We're going to "take you seriously" on important issues from now on...ahem...really adds to your credibility. Lou Dobbs has a nice "giggle" with the FAKE conservative in the video. Lou Dobbs referring to Ann Coulter as a "conservative" should tell you all you need to know about Lou Dobbs. The media and pundits have successfully deceived everyone into thinking that "Republican" = "conservative", and "Democrat" = "liberal". There's ONE conservative Republican - Ron Paul, and ONE liberal Democrat - Dennis Kucinich...and each party respectively tried to get them banned from their primary presidential debates. What does that tell you?

Coulter advocates punching protesters on live TV

Get your Adam's-Apple-ometer out for this one...and grab onto your floatation devices, folks...she's a MAN, baby!

Guilty: Coulter's latest book filled with falsehoods

Don't you love the way rightwingers and rightwing pundits are constantly ragging on Caroline Kennedy possibly getting a Senate seat just because she's part of the "Kennedy Dynasty"? But they never mention the "Bush Dynasty"! I see in this picture below, TWO Bush presidents and talk about Jeb Bush running for president. Rightwingers are hypocrites and should not be taken seriously. The "Bush Dynasty"? But that's different!!! The words "Bush Dynasty" aren't in rightwingers' vocabulary. I guess leading a good, honest life and helping poor people build homes makes you live longer (see: Jimmy Carter - on right smiling, Ronald Reagan - not in photo - dead, Richard Nixon - not in photo - dead).

The first President Bush said he would like to see his other son, Jeb, become president one day, but if now's not the time he'd be an "outstanding senator."

Lucy! You got some 'sploitin' to do!

Sarah Palin won't go away! Now she's saying the media "exploited" her! Go away please! She asks, "When did bloggers become a news source?" Probably around the time of the Dan Rather incident, Sarah, when rightwing bloggers joined forces and attacked him. But that's different!!! Because it was rightwing bloggers! Don't watch this video, if you don't want to barf...or watch it if you want to barf.

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