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  • Donald Trump Gave $1 million To The Event He's Hosting

    01/28/2016 7:34:11 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 37 replies ^ | January 28
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump began his Thursday-night charity event by touting all of the people --including himself -- who wrote big checks for it. Trump announced that he would suddenly host a fundraiser for veterans as an alternative to going to the Fox News primary debate. Trump boycotted the event after repeatedly complaining about Fox host Megyn Kelly, one of the moderators at the debate, as well as the network overall. "First, we have to talk about people that made a lot of money," Trump began. "They wouldn't have made a lot of money, they wouldn't even be here,...
  • Veterans' Groups Line up to Reject Money from Trump (if He is Even Raising Any)

    01/27/2016 11:56:38 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 169 replies
    Red State ^ | January 27, 2016 | Leon H. Wolf
    Trump's standard line when he is about to storm out of a media event because he doesn't like how it covers him is that he is going to go host an event to raise money for veterans. Thus it was no surprise when he announced that he would be skipping the FoxNews event to hold a separate event to raise money for.... well, "veterans," generally. Of course, Trump did not name a specific charity so that his feet might be held to the fire on this, just "veterans," generally. Well, there are two small problems. The main veterans group that...
  • US Special Forces deployed as ‘human shields’ to salvage terror assets in Syria

    10/31/2015 11:55:49 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 63 replies
    RT ^ | Nov 1 2015 | Finian Cunningham
    Obama’s decision to send Special Forces into Syria is being widely viewed as a US military escalation in the country. The troop dispatch also signals that the US trying to forestall Russian successes in wiping out Washington’s regime-change assets in Syria. In short, the US Special Forces are being used as “human shields” to curb Russian air strikes against anti-government mercenaries, many of whom are instrumental in Washington’s regime-change objective in Syria. First of all, we need to view a host of developments, including the hastily convened “peace talks” in Vienna, as a response by the US and its allies...
  • Soldier: Terrorists Charged with Babies in Hand

    07/22/2014 4:34:35 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/7/14 | Shimon Cohen, Maayana Miskin
    Wounded soldiers have given shocking testimony regarding Hamas use of young children as human shields. Parents of wounded soldiers spoke to Kol Yisrael on Tuesday and shared some of the disturbing stories they had heard from their sons. They said soldiers have repeatedly seen young children in Sheijaya, Gaza, be sent out into the streets with guns to try to attack IDF troops. One parent reported that terrorists had run at IDF soldiers with a gun in one hand and a baby in the other, apparently in hopes that the soldiers would see the child and hold their fire. If...
  • Bennett: Hamas Committing 'Self-Genocide'

    07/17/2014 3:28:05 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/7/14 | Hezki Ezra
    In a special interview on CNN Wednesday night, Economics Minister Naftali Bennett said that incidents such as the killing of four children on a Gaza beach earlier Wednesday were entirely the fault of Hamas and were no accident. I think it is terrible that Hamas is butchering its own children like this, Bennett told senior CNN correspondent Wolf Blitzer. I would never take my children and place them next to rocket missile launchers, knowing that it was likely to be targeted by the IDF, he said. Hamas is conducting massive self-genocide, taking women and children and placing them next...
  • Seeking Human Shields, Hamas Tells Gazans to Ignore IDF Warnings

    07/10/2014 2:43:06 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/7/14 | Yosef Berger & Ari Soffer
    Hamas has instructed Gaza residents to ignore text messages and phone calls urging them to evacuate buildings, in an apparent effort to grow its supply of "human shields." The calls and messages are sent by Israeli military officials in order to give civilians time to evacuate the area, and are communicated before the IDF targets a house terrorists were using as cover for firing missiles at Israel or for other military purposes. The Hamas-run Palestinian Authority Interior Ministry said in a message to Gaza residents that the messages "are designed to weaken our resolve and to sow panic and fear...
  • German rapper-turned-jihadist injured fighting in Syria

    09/09/2013 9:55:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    AFP News ^ | September 9, 2013
    A German rapper who converted to Islam and joined jihadist rebels fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad has been injured in an air strike, a jihadist group said on Monday. The jihadist, formerly known as Deso Dogg, was hiding at an anti-regime fighter's house that "was hit by an air strike and helicopter shelling", said a statement posted on Facebook by a group that identified itself as the People of Abraham. As a result of the strikes, Deso Dogg or "Abu Talha al-Almani and several other brothers were injured, while several Muslim children were killed", the statement said.
  • US Women Stage Hunger Strike In Pakistan Over Drone Strikes (Code Pink)

    10/04/2012 10:44:43 AM PDT · by blam · 24 replies
    TBI ^ | 10-3-2012 | Jon Boone, The Guardian
    US Women Stage Hunger Strike In Pakistan Over Drone Strikes (Code Pink) Jon Boone, The GuardianOct. 3, 2012, 10:01 AMNot content with a planned march into one of Pakistan's most dangerous regions, a group of middle-aged American women are considering mounting a hunger strike outside the US embassy in Islamabad as part a campaign against CIA drone attacks in the country. Thirty-five activists from Code Pink, a US anti-war group, have gathered in the Pakistani capital this week as they prepare for an unprecedented march and political rally in South Waziristan, one of the semi-autonomous tribal areas on the Afghan...
  • US peace group heading to Pakistan to protest drone strikes (Code Pink)

    09/29/2012 5:05:57 AM PDT · by csvset · 23 replies
    Dawn ^ | 29 sep 2012 | staff
    NEW YORK: A 40-member American peace delegation is leaving for Pakistan next week to protest drone strikes and promote peaceful relations between US and Pakistan, it was announced on Friday. The delegation, organised by the activist group CODEPINK, a group of women peace activists, will meet with the families of drone victims, lawyers, academics, Pakistani politicians and US officials. On October 7, they will march to South Waziristan in Pakistans Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) to protest US drone strikes that have killed more than 2,500 people, including civilians, CODEPINK said. President Obamas counter-terrorism chief John Brennan insists that US...
  • Rachel Corrie - Peace Activist, Israel Whitewash Or Islamic Jihad Propaganda Tool?

    09/03/2012 8:25:11 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 16 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | September 1, 2012 | Joel Leyden
    Rachel Corrie - Peace Activist, Israel Whitewash Or Islamic Jihad Propaganda Tool? (photo of ISM members carrying automatic weapons) "Peace activists" do not carry automatic weapons. By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel --- September 1, 2012 ... Part of the following was communicated by the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Israel News Agency. Whether from Hamas, the PA or an Israeli living in Sderot, we would all agree on one thing - the death of Rachel Corrie was tragic. Where we disagree is that a free and democratic court in Haifa, Israel believes that this accident never...
  • Op-Ed: Honor Rachel Corrie: Serve as Human Shields - in Syria

    08/29/2012 4:46:14 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/8/12 | Ron Torrosian
    It should be said loudly, and clearly: Rachel Corrie broke the law, and her fate was expected and inevitable. While her parents are grieving and a parent's pain is understandable, their reaction is biased and evidence of a despicable double-standard against Israel. Its quite amazing - just as theres no peace flotilla to Syria, there are also no Rachel Corries protecting the poor tortured innocent children today in Syria. Imagine if in the midst of the war in Iraq, a foreigner entered a closed military zone and disregarded the orders of the military who was carrying out necessary maneuvers. Would...
  • Exclusive: Fallen Angel Plunges From Tree-Perch Ending Eight-Day People's Park Protest

    09/09/2011 3:48:15 PM PDT · by SmithL · 54 replies
    Berkeley Daily Planet ^ | 9/7/11 | Ted Friedman
    <p>First she was buoyantly up in a "dangerous" People's Park tree protesting "Everything," but now she's at Highland Hospital with a broken back, ending an eight-day protest which was a protest-in-progress.</p> <p>Her last fall from the tree was her second. She fell in her second day in the tree and was caught in the arms of a friend before she hit the ground. "Moon Shadow," who was first up, last Monday, reportedly took a plunge whenout on a limbhe helped attach a protest banner.</p>
  • White House: Osama Bin Laden Used Wife As Human Shield

    05/02/2011 12:57:20 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 39 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | May 2, 2011 | Susan Crabtree and Ryan J. Reilly
    Brennan, who has spent 15 years trying to hunt down the notorious fugitive, reveled in the successful mission, which he described as "decapitating the head of the snake known as al-Qaeda" and severely weakening an already diminished organization. "Here is Osama, living in a million-dollar compound, hiding behind women who were put in front of him as a shield," Brennan said. "It speaks to just how false his narrative has been over the year...he's putting other people out there" to wage jihad while he is secure in this luxury compound.
  • LA Times: Moammar Kadafi's thinning human shield

    03/20/2011 7:26:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 20, 2011 | By Borzou Daragahi
    It was to be a human shield, a massive gathering of Moammar Kadafi's supporters at his Bab Azizia compound, and the Libyan leader was to give a late-night speech of defiance against the international forces arrayed against him. They would stand by their beloved Brother Leader at the same compound destroyed by President Reagan's airstrikes in 1986. Even if the bombs came sailing down. Even if the entire place went up in flames. "We are here," said medical student Salah Mohammad, 24, "to be with the leader of our revolution, even if we die." Cellphones began to ring. A hush...
  • Tehran Conference Honors Rachel Corrie

    03/14/2011 4:30:40 PM PDT · by Baynative · 20 replies
    MEMRI Blog ^ | March 13, 2011 | staff
    Iranian Press TV reports that a conference is to be held in Tehran today, March 14, to mark the anniversary of the 2003 death of American activist Rachel Corrie. The conference is titled "Which rights, which human, which American?" The report quotes Mehdi Foroutan, the director of the Enqelab Eslami (Islamic Revolution) Cultural Center, as saying that the conference will include representatives from 30 NGOs who are gathering "to condemn the inhumane killing of the American peace activist at the hands of the Israeli regime."
  • Cavuto vs Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee- Playing The Human Shield Game

    01/20/2011 5:42:13 PM PST · by Biggirl · 16 replies ^ | January 20, 2011 | Jim Vicevich
    Its not new. Democrats use human shields to push every piece of big government legislation they propose. Its just unusual to find someone like a Neil Cavuto to call Democrats on it. Fantastic ands funny its your Cavuto moment of the day. The noted constitutional authority Sheila Jackson Lee comes on the show to defend her statement that people will die if Obamacare is repealed. In doing so she brings her own background held by a staffer in what could be called either a laugher or a trend? The problem is with the background. It is...
  • Family of US activist killed by bulldozer to sue Israel

    02/24/2010 6:10:28 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies · 1,053+ views
    AFP via Yahoo! News ^ | February 24, 2010
    The family of US activist Rachel Corrie, run over by an Israeli bulldozer during a demonstration in Gaza in 2003, will sue the Jewish state over her death, their lawyer said on Wednesday. The 23-year-old killed at the height of the 2000 Palestinian intifada, or uprising, became an symbol of foreign support for the Palestinian cause and the subject of a 2005 play based on her emails and diary. "The state should take responsibility for the death of Rachel Corrie. We believe her killing was done intentionally or at least out of negligence and wrongdoing," Hussein Abu Hussein, the family's...
  • Rachel Corrie's family bring civil suit over human shield's death in Gaza

    02/23/2010 12:23:17 PM PST · by Parmenio · 109 replies · 2,526+ views
    The Guardian ^ | February 23, 2010 | Rory McCarthy
    The family of the American activist Rachel Corrie, who was killed by an Israeli army bulldozer in Gaza seven years ago, is to bring a civil suit over her death against the Israeli defence ministry.
  • Outrage at Corrie film in San Fransico

    07/31/2009 9:07:59 AM PDT · by Cinnamon Girl · 40 replies · 5,187+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Updated Jul 31, 2009 14:59 | ABI GOODMAN
    Emotions ran high at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival over the showing of Rachel, a film that looks at the International Solidarity Movement activist Rachel Corrie and her death in Gaza in March 2003. The controversy had been brewing for some time, concerning both the showing of the film and the invitation to Rachel's mother, Cindy Corrie, to speak at the festival. In the wake of protests against the showing of the film last Saturday, Peter Stein, the festival's executive director, invited Dr. Mike Harris, one of the leaders of the local Stand With Us chapter, to speak in...
  • { RACHEL } Documentary sparks uproar at Jewish film fest

    07/25/2009 10:18:32 AM PDT · by SmithL · 39 replies · 1,081+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 7/25/9 | Matthai Kuruvila, Chronicle Staff Writer
    The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival has come under siege after deciding to show a documentary about Rachel Corrie, a Washington state 23-year-old killed in 2003 while trying to prevent an Israeli military bulldozer from demolishing a Palestinian's home. Whether Corrie naively put herself in harm's way in support of terrorists or was intentionally killed by the Israeli military is the nexus of the controversy. Compounding the issue, festival organizers invited Corrie's mother, Cindy, to speak after today's showing at the Castro Theatre of the film "Rachel." It is one of 71 films at this year's festival, which includes two...
  • Sure the Pirates lost the American Ship, but the real problems remain

    04/08/2009 3:42:47 PM PDT · by Cindy · 110 replies · 2,937+ views
    COVERT RADIO SHOW COVERT RADIO "The Daily Blast" "Sure the Pirates lost the American Ship, but the real problems remain"
  • Iranian Nuclear Reactor to Open its Gates to Tourists (Human shield going up hollywood invited)

    03/09/2009 9:10:39 PM PDT · by Tigen · 10 replies · 1,010+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Mar/10/09 | INN
    ( In a public relations effort to market to the world its nuclear energy program and to calm fears of its nuclear aspirations, Iran will open the Bushehr nuclear plant to the public. Irans television network reported Monday that the nuclear installation would be open to visitors during the Iranian New Year holiday.
  • Hamas Terrorists Found Dead in School Strike

    01/06/2009 6:41:36 PM PST · by SmithL · 33 replies · 1,462+ views
    ( The IDF reported that two well known Hamas terrorists were among the dead in the IDF strike on a school Tuesday which also killed over 40 civilians. According to the IDF, the terrorists were using the school to fire mortar shells at troops. The dead Hamas operatives were Imad Abu Askhar and Hassan Abu Askhar. The IDF said, We face a very delicate situation where the Hamas is using the citizens of Gaza as a protective vest.
  • Afghan, Coalition Officials Investigate Claims of Civilian Casualties

    11/09/2008 12:12:13 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 135+ views
    KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 9, 2008 Afghan government officials and Afghan and coalition forces traveled Nov. 6 to the Shah Wali Kot district of Afghanistans Kandahar province to investigate claims of civilian casualties in recent operations. Results of the joint investigation to date indicate 37 civilians were killed and 35 others were wounded in a battle after a combined Afghan and coalition patrol was ambushed in the village. The combined forces met with village elders in Wech Baghtu to discuss the Nov. 3 battle. Village elders told the joint investigation team that insurgents who were not from their village came...
  • U.S. vows to back off if fighters use Afghan civilians as cover

    11/09/2008 11:48:30 AM PST · by james500 · 100 replies · 1,055+ views
    CNN ^ | 11/9/2008
    U.S. forces in Afghanistan will "back off" from firing at insurgents if the fighters are using civilian buildings as cover, the U.S. commander in eastern Afghanistan told CNN. "I've given direct guidance, and so has my boss to me, that if there's any doubt at all that the enemy is firing from a house or building where there might be women and children, that we'll just back off," Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Schloesser, the commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division, told CNN's Barbara Starr. "That potentially is something that we did not do before, but now because of this increased...
  • Who Is Silda Spitzer? First Lady of New York Born in North Carolina

    03/11/2008 3:36:05 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 90 replies · 4,023+ views
    wptz dot com ^ | 3-10-08
    Who Is Silda Spitzer? First Lady Of New York Born In North Carolina New York Governor Eliot Spitzer and his wife, Silda Wall Spitzer married in 1987. The couple has three teenage daughters. Silda Spitzer is a native of North Carolina. According to the New York Governors office Web site, she is the founder and chair of Children for Children a not-for-profit organization that creates opportunities for young people especially in under-resourced areas of New York City. Spitzer has a law degree from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Meredith College in North Carolina. She...
  • Would You Make A Good Human Shield? (Self Survey)

    01/19/2008 9:04:06 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies · 998+ views
    Would You Make A Good Human Shield? Sacrifice is essential to any victory. If you're useless in combat, you might consider using your body as a shield to protect others. This quiz will test how effective your body would be shielding both modern and ancient weaponry. Note: To take this self survey, click onto the link provided...
  • Anti-war demonstrators protest military ship unloading in Olympia

    11/09/2007 7:21:52 PM PST · by george76 · 80 replies · 1,460+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 6, 2007
    Anti-war protests have returned to the Port of Olympia with the unloading of a military ship bearing Army gear from a Stryker Brigade that recently returned to nearby Fort Lewis from Iraq. According to an initial news release Sunday from Olympia Port Militarization Resistance, the group at first did not plan to try to block cargo from being sent from the port to the Army post ... Late Monday, however, after the arrival of 950-foot roll-on, roll-off cargo vessel, group leaders said a series of votes and discussions resulted in a change in strategy. "As long as the war in...
  • WA: 12 arrested as Fort Lewis cargo unloaded (Moonbats using children to block trucks )

    11/11/2007 12:49:07 AM PST · by Stoat · 55 replies · 129+ views
    The News Tribune ^ | November 10, 2007 | Jeremy Pawloski
    At least 12 arrested as protests move to downtown, I-5 entrance Jeremy Pawloski The Olympian OLYMPIA -- At least 12 people have been arrested today as protests of military-cargo shipments from the Port of Olympia moved to downtown and the Plum Street entrance to Interstate 5. About 12:15 p.m., Olympia police arrested at least three people at Fourth Avenue and Plum Street. About 12:20 p.m., protesters gathered at the I-5 entrance in a failed attempt to block convoys. Police arrested at least nine people there.Protesters on foot blocked traffic at Fourth and Plum about noon by jumping in front...
  • Using the Children as Human Shields

    10/09/2007 10:40:44 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 25 replies · 751+ views
    The Minority Report ^ | 9 Oct ober 2007 | .cnI redruM
    Nothing a politician can do is more unethical and cheap than using the children as human shields to prevent people from debating the hoary details of their disingenuous and deleterious policy agendas. It is with this in mind that I condemn the entire Democratic Party media campaign to enact the S-CHIP reauthorization at much higher cost and much lower efficiency that the previous iteration of the same program. The President had no problem with reauthorizing the S-CHIP Program to continue insuring low income children, but for the poverty warriors seeking a fight with The White House, only insuring poor children...
  • Adios, Muchacha!

    08/22/2007 4:40:24 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 70 replies · 1,716+ views
    Elvira Arellano is back in Mexico, where she belongs. Her 8-year old son, Saul, a U.S. citizen by birth, is with her for now. In September Saul will return to the U.S. to go to school, living under the care of Rev. Walter Coleman, who had given him and his mother "sanctuary" for the past year in the Adalberto United Methodist Church in Chicago.Arellano's arrest draws "renewed attention to the plight of hundreds of thousands of families who are in the same situation," the Rev. Alexia Salvatierra, national coordinator of the Los Angeles-based New Sanctuary Movement, tells The Washington Post....
  • Brainwashed children plead to die as martyrs in Red Mosque siege

    07/07/2007 4:50:48 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 15 replies · 767+ views
    The Times ^ | 7/8/2007 | Dean Nelson, Islamabad
    SAIMA KHAN wants to die a martyr. Life is transient, she told her father in a telephone call last week, and the real glory is to sacrifice it for Allah. Her statement would be alarming at any age, but Saima is only 10. As she spoke, rifle shots rang out, the acrid smell of tear gas drifted over Islamabad and hundreds of troops surrounded the pro-Taliban Red Mosque, a religious school complex in the heart of Pakistans capital where Saima was among hundreds of children being held as virtual hostages in a stand-off between militants and the government. Saima and...
  • Children feared used as shields in Pakistan mosque

    07/05/2007 7:59:34 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 20 replies · 563+ views
    Reuters ^ | 7/5/2007 | Faisal Aziz
    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Fears mounted that women and children were being used as human shields at a besieged mosque in Pakistan's capital on Thursday, as hundreds of militant students ignored a plea from their captured leader to surrender. Pakistan's Deputy Information Minister Tariq Azim Khan said the few students who had quit the mosque on Thursday had spoken of a nightmare scenario for security forces trying to keep casualties to a minimum. "A large number of women and children are being held hostage by armed men in a room," Khan told a news conference, adding that the brother of the...
  • Taliban Continue Human Shield Tactics in Afghanistan

    07/01/2007 2:12:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 410+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 1, 2007 Taliban terrorists continue to use innocent civilians as shields, NATO officials in Afghanistan said today. Afghan and American soldiers under International Security Assistance Force command participated in Operation Ghartse Ghar in Helmand province yesterday. The goal was to clear Taliban forces from both sides of the Helmand River in the village of Haderabad. After battling enemy forces most of the day, Afghan and coalition forces came under heavy fire from enemy small arms, medium machine guns, 82 mm mortars and rocket-propelled grenades. The Afghan and coalition forces identified several enemy positions during this exchange, including...
  • Total Vanity- Who has the prettiest Celeb Baby

    06/21/2007 7:20:07 PM PDT · by Blogger · 55 replies · 2,872+ views
    Various | 21 June 2007 | Self
    Life is stressful enough. Thought I toss in something completely silly and shallow to lighten things up if but for a minute. With all the anticipation for their birth's, which of the following (or someone not listed here) has the prettiest baby. Suri Cruise. Shiloh Jolie-Pitt Dannielynn Birkhead
  • DA: LAPD Shooting of Child Wasn't Crime

    11/28/2006 10:43:36 AM PST · by SmithL · 15 replies · 883+ views
    SF & AP ^ | November 28, 2006
    The district attorney's office will not file charges against 11 police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a toddler during a gunbattle with her father last year. Nineteen-month-old Suzie Pena was being used as a human shield by her father, District Attorney Steve Cooley said in memo made public Tuesday. Relying on a review of the scene and reports gathered by the police department, prosecutors found the SWAT officers were trying to defend themselves and others when they accidentally killed the child, Cooley said. The father, Jose Raul Pena, exchanged gunfire with police during the hours-long July 2005 standoff...
  • Palestinians form human shield around terrorist's home

    11/18/2006 3:30:08 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 40 replies · 1,021+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | November 18, 2006 | YAAKOV KATZ
    Hundreds of Palestinians formed a human shield around the home of a terrorist in the northern Gaza Strip late Saturday to prevent an IAF airstrike on the building, residents said. People flocked to the home of Mohammedweil Baroud after he received a warning from the army late Saturday giving him 30 minutes to leave the house. Barhoud is a commander in the Popular Resistance Committees in the northern town of Beit Lahiya who is charge of firing homemade rockets at Israel. The incident was the first time Palestinians have tried to prevent an airstrike. The crowd chanted anti-Israel and anti-American...
  • IDF will continue to honor human shields--Completion of inquiry into July 30th incident in Qana

    08/03/2006 7:11:09 AM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies · 650+ views
    IMRA ^ | 8-3-06
    Official Military Source to IMRA: IDF will continue to honor human shields Aaron Lerner Date: 3 August 2006 According to the IDF Spokesperson announcement "Completion of inquiry into July 30th incident in Qana" (see below), even though "The residents of Qana and the villages surrounding it were warned several times, through various media, to evacuate the area.". "Had the information indicated that civilians were present in the building the attack would not have been carried out." IMRA asked the IDF Spokesperson's Office if this means that if the IDF had known that the building was indeed packed with rockets and...

    08/01/2006 10:58:02 AM PDT · by gandalftb · 39 replies · 928+ views
    AKI ^ | Aug-01-2006 07:51 pm | BAW
    Damascus, 1 August (AKI) - Syrian intellectuals and activists have come out in favour of a proposal by their Egyptian counterparts to persuade top cultural Arab and international figures to act as 'human shields' for civilians under Israeli attacks in Lebanon. Promoters of the campaign say that, since the Israelis, fearing negative publicity, are not likely to target them, the famous personalities will be able to guarantee the aid consignments get to the needy. Syrian activists have responded to the appeal, first launched by the EgYptian-based Kifaya movement, and are now trying to enlist the support of prominent religious, political,...
  • The pictures that damn Hezbollah (Proof on who is responsible for dead civilians in Lebanon!)

    07/31/2006 7:25:01 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 16 replies · 1,795+ views
    Photos that damn Hezbollah Chris Link July 30, 2006 12:00am THIS is the picture that damns Hezbollah. It is one of several, smuggled from behind Lebanon's battle lines, showing that Hezbollah is waging war amid suburbia. The images, obtained exclusively by the Sunday Herald Sun, show Hezbollah using high-density residential areas as launch pads for rockets and heavy-calibre weapons. Dressed in civilian clothing so they can quickly disappear, the militants carrying automatic assault rifles and ride in on trucks mounted with cannon. The photographs, from the Christian area of Wadi Chahrour in the east of Beirut, were taken by...
  • A Lebanese Shia explains how Hezbollah uses Human Shields

    07/31/2006 1:49:58 PM PDT · by abu afak · 56 replies · 2,879+ views
    Der Tagesspiegel ^ | 7/30/06 | Dr. Mounir Herzallah
    In a letter to the editor of the Berlin daily Der Tagesspiegel a Lebanese Shia explains how after Israels withdrawal from South Lebanon, Hezbollah stored rockets in bunkers in his town and built a school and residence over it. ""I lived until 2002 in a small southern village near Mardshajun that is inhabited by a majority of Shias like me. After Israel left Lebanon, it did not take long for Hezbollah to have the say in our town and all other towns. Received as successful resistance fighters, they appeared armed to the teeth and dug rocket depots in bunkers in...
  • Canadian killed from UN force complained his position shielding Hizbullah

    07/26/2006 4:36:07 PM PDT · by SJackson · 75 replies · 2,458+ views
    IMRA ^ | 7-26-06
    Canadian killed from UN force complained his position shielding Hizbullah Dr. Aaron Lerner Date: 26 July 2006 "...the tragic loss of a soldier yesterday who I happen to know and I think probably is from my Regiment. We've received e-mails from him a few days ago and he described the fact that he was taking within - in one case - three meters of his position "for tactical necessity - not being targeted". Now that's veiled speech in the military and what he was telling us was Hizbullah fighters were all over his position and the IDF were (sic) targeting...
  • Human Shields: Liberal Style

    06/20/2006 8:18:07 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 18 replies · 915+ views
    Chronwatch ^ | 21 June 2006 | Gabriel Garnica
    Who has not seen images of terrorists, criminals, guerilla warfare soldiers, and others using civilians as human shields? There is an ironic mix of bravado and cowardice at the spectacle of some arrogant, boastful fool hiding behind the innocent, clueless, and defenseless. Usually that human shield is silent, terrified, and uninvolved in the cowards cause. Only an imbecile, for example, would think that the toddler being held by a bank robber attempting escape was somehow a willing accomplice. Well, as I have often stated, liberals are not without imagination or creativity. Leave it to our leftist friends to come up...
  • D.C. Chapter 'Human Shield' Defense of Danish Embassy 2/18/06 (Durka, durka, cartoon jihad)

    02/19/2006 7:25:16 PM PST · by kristinn · 157 replies · 13,784+ views
    Sunday, February 19, 2006 | Kristinn
    Honor Roll: BillF, BufordP, Calvin*, Christopher Lincoln, cindy-true-supporter, Dave*, Ed Hudgins, GeorgeTheOther, Iraqikurd, Jimmy Valentines brother, Josh*, JoyJoyfromNJ, Kevin*, kristinn, Marylander, Mellora*, Ryan*, Tolerance Sucks Rocks, Tom the Redhunter, Trey*The D.C. Chapter of Free Republic and friends took a stand for freedom in the face of Islamofascism outside the Danish embassy in Washington, D.C. yesterday.We were there to counter a protest of the Mohammed cartoons by the New Black Panther Party and other assorted extemist Muslims.We started gathering in front of the embassy, located on Whitehaven St., NW, at noon, an hour before the radical Muslims were scheduled to arrive...
  • Iran: Athletes form human shield (around uranium conversion facility)

    01/22/2006 2:59:15 PM PST · by Stoat · 45 replies · 1,031+ views
    News 24 (South Africa) ^ | January 21, 2006
    Athletes form human shield22/01/2006 17:02-(SA) Related Articles Iran 'not worried' about UN Rice: Iran leaders not trusted SA 'consulting' on Iran France says no to nuke talks Britain open to diplomacy Iran: EU-3 wants IAEA meeting Isfahan - Iran on Sunday gave a fresh show of its determination to press on with its disputed nuclear programme, enrolling about 1000 athletes to form a human shield in front of a key nuclear facility. The demonstration, which took place in front of just a handful of journalists, was held under winter sunshine outside the main gate of a uranium...
  • Breaking on FNC: Iranian Children used as human chain around nuclear facility

    01/22/2006 10:35:24 AM PST · by HHKrepublican_2 · 482 replies · 19,641+ views
    Fox News Channel
    Will post story ASAP FNC showed pictures of young Children forming a chain\shield around the Nuke Faciity.
  • CA: Signs of Cocaine Found in Toddler Killed in Shootout

    08/04/2005 8:34:58 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 9 replies · 798+ views
    LA Times ^ | 8/4/05 | Richard Winton
    An autopsy revealed evidence of cocaine in the body of Suzie Marie Pea, the toddler who died in a shootout between police and her father, who was using her as a shield, officials said today. Medical tests showed that the toddler's urine contained the drug benzoylechgoneine, into which cocaine metabolizes in the human body. The autopsy showed the presence of a trace amount of the drug, according to Craig Harvey, spokesman for the Los Angeles County coroner. Experts said it could have been ingested or inhaled. One official said the cocaine could have been eaten, come from breast milk, or...
  • Iraq 'Human Shield' Challenges Fines

    05/27/2005 1:34:28 PM PDT · by jdsteel · 21 replies · 737+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 05/27/05 | AP Staff
    MILWAUKEE - A peace activist who went to Iraq to serve as a "human shield" against the U.S. invasion is challenging $8,000 in federal fines. Ryan Clancy, 28, filed a lawsuit against the Treasury Department in federal court Thursday. ADVERTISEMENT The department alleges Clancy went to Iraq in violation of sanctions and offered his services to the Iraqi government to shield its facilities from possible military action. Clancy was in Iraq from Jan. 28, 2003, to March 7, 2003, according the lawsuit. The United States attacked Iraq on March 19, 2003.
  • Iraq Insurgents use child as human shield

    05/27/2005 6:12:52 AM PDT · by Bob Hyneman · 21 replies · 708+ views
    ABC Australia ^ | May 26, 2005 | Reuters & Agence France Presse
    US forces kill human 'shield' child in Iraq US forces have shot dead a child which they say was being used as a human "shield" during an exchange of gunfire near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. More than 20 people have also reportedly been killed in gun battles, drive-by shootings and suicide bombings elsewhere in the country. A statement said US forces came under attack as they were carrying out operations in Tal Afar, a volatile town west of Mosul that has seen frequent violence in recent months. "An Iraqi child was killed as terrorists and multi-national forces exchanged...
  • [Iraqi] Child [used as human shield] killed in exchange of fire

    05/26/2005 5:56:40 AM PDT · by OXENinFLA · 26 replies · 756+ views
    NMF-IRAQ ^ | 5-26-05 | MNF-IRAQ
    May 26, 2005 Release A050526e Child killed in exchange of fire MOSUL , Iraq An Iraqi child was killed as terrorists and Multi-National Forces exchanged fire in northern Iraq May 26. Soldiers from the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment came under attack during operations in Tall Afar. Terrorists used Iraqi children as shields when Multi-National Forces returned fire. During the engagement, the child was killed.