Saturday, February 7, 2009
As reported by Venezuela News and Views, "the NO group of the coming referendum is marching". The blogger Daniel reports that the opposition is having no trouble filling the streets. The photograph is one of two received by Daniel from attending citizens.
The newspaper El Universal reported that Venezuela's Minister of the Interior and Justice (MIJ), granted the permit, for the march convoked by the opposition the day before the demonstration. They will march, from Petare all the way to the vicinity of La Iglesia de Santa Rosa on Avenida Libertador. God be with them!!!!
Friday, February 6, 2009
The family of Fireman Gary G. Swenchonis, Jr., who was one othe 17 Navy officers that lost their lives in the USS Cole bombing in Yemen did not attend the meeting with president Obama.
Gary Swenchonis Sr writes on his blog, " Why attend a meeting when you already know the inevitable outcome. And President Obama has already signed the order to close Gitmo, and a request to stop the trials. Which they did. With only one judge who had the strength, courage and conviction to stand up for the murdered sailors and say that al-nashiri's arraignment would go forward. So anyway I asked the aide if he would please get my letter to Obama instead. He said he would if I faxed it. I had wrote Obama a letter the previous week pleading with him to change his mind. I faxed the letter later that same day. I knew that I would have to tell my wife later on when we got home that our murdered son's trail had become a victim of petty politics. And that she would be upset and hurt yet again". This brave father's blog is, Terrorism: Politicians and Victims
As reported by FoxNews, "Kenneth Clodfelter, a 21-year-old with a young wife and child, was another sailor who lost his life on 10/12/2000. Clodfelter's mother, Gloria, says that when her son had been born -- a day after Christmas -- the family saw him as a gift from God to ease their loss after one of their children died in a freak accident. "He was my Christmas baby. He was our gift from God for Christmas and for our family."
It was Clodfelter who took the brunt of the blast in the Cole's hull, his parents said. With the force of the blast, "he became a part of the ship. That's the way they (the Navy) explained it to us," Gloria told FOX News.Cole Case
Former USS Cole Commander Lippold said, "The biggest thing people fail to realize is they look at 9/11 as the start on the War on Terror," said Kirk Lippold, former commander of the Cole. "The reality is that the war on terrorism started not on 9/11, but 10/12." Now retired from the Navy, Lippold spoke exclusively with FOX News about those dark moments after the attack.
Former USS Cole Commander Lippold said, "The biggest thing people fail to realize is they look at 9/11 as the start on the War on Terror," said Kirk Lippold, former commander of the Cole. "The reality is that the war on terrorism started not on 9/11, but 10/12."
Now retired from the Navy, Lippold spoke exclusively with FOX News about those dark moments after the attack.
Article by By Arthur Bright
The Pentagon has dismissed charges against a suspect being held in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, in connection with the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in Saudi Arabia.
Reuters reports that the dismissal brings the Pentagon fully into compliance with President Barack Obama's request for a 120-day stay of all military tribunals of terrorism suspects.
The move avoided a showdown between the U.S. military and President Barack Obama. It canceled a hearing that had been set for Monday in the Guantánamo war crimes court, despite the fact Obama had ordered a freeze in proceedings there.
Susan Crawford, the retired judge who oversees the commissions, issued a ruling dismissing without prejudice all charges against Saudi national Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, said Pentagon spokesman Navy Commander J.D. Gordon.
Nashiri is accused of plotting the attack on the Cole that killed 17 U.S. sailors in the Yemeni port of Aden in 2000.
The BBC writes that the attack in 2000 occurred when two militants blew up a small boat loaded with explosives next to the anchored Cole. The attack killed 17 US sailors. Mr. Nashiri was arrested in the United Arab Emirates in 2002 on charges of conspiring with the militants, and was later transferred to Guantánamo.
The Washington Post writes that the Judge Crawford's decision to dismiss charges without prejudice means that the Obama administration could reinstate charges against Nashiri at a later date. Had the trial continued in defiance of Mr. Obama's request, reinstatement of charges may not have been possible. Read full story here.
As reported by the Associated Press, "A Lackawanna High School student who traveled to Yemen to be married last month was one of the victims of a terrorist bombing Wednesday at the U. S. Embassy in Yemen, the woman’s school principal said. Attackers armed with automatic weapons, rocket-propelled grenades and at least one suicide car bomb assaulted the compound in the Yemeni capital of Sana. Officials listed the 16 people killed as six assailants, six guards and four civilians. Susan Elbaneh, 18, was killed, along with her Yemeni husband, as they stood outside the embassy, family members said Wednesday. They were apparently there to do paperwork for the husband’s move to the U. S. when the attackers struck, said Elbaneh’s brother, Ahmed".
"Her body was released to Jaber A Elbaneh a U.S wanted terrorist and Mohamed Albanna’s nephew. Albanna is a fugitive accused of traveling to a terrorist training camp in Afghanistan with the “Lackawanna Six", reports the AP.
Why has the mainstream media remained silent about an American Muslim girl being murdered by a former Gitmo detainee?
Al-Shihri was seen in a video released last month with a man identified as Abu Hareth Muhammad al-Awfi, whose Guantanamo identification number reportedly matches that of a man identified in Pentagon documents as Mohammed Atiq Awayd al-Harbi, who was released in November 2007. More on this story from FoxNews.com.........
Sunday, February 1, 2009
As reported on Penúltimos Días Blog by Juan Carlos Castillón from Barcelona a demonstration in protest of the Communist regime that has enslaved the Cuban people for 50 years was executed today, in front of the Cuban Embassy in Barcelona Spain.
Also in attendance were pro Castro demonstrators, with CDR(Committee in Defense of the Revolution) sign. Thats the house on each block that watches the comings and goings of everyone else in the neighborhood. See the photos here:
Another demonstration was scheduled in Madrid, and hundreds of people are reported in attendance. I don't have video of it, but I will post it, as soon as I can.