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Tucson Shooting Survivor: "It Looks Like Palin, Beck, Sharron Angle and the Rest Got Their First Target"This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. JUAN GONZALEZ : The youngest victim of the Arizona shooting rampage has been laid to rest.
By Stephen C. Webster Monday, October 25, 2010 21:43 EDT Leading the attack on whistleblower web site WikiLeaks, Fox News editorialist and former Bush-era US State Department official Christian Whiton said on Monday that the US should classify the proprietors of WikiLeaks as “enemy combatants,” opening up the possibility of “non-judicial actions” against them. “So far, the Obama administration appears to have been asleep at the wheel in responding to this,” he wrote for FoxNews.com on Monday. “The same is true of the Democratic-controlled Congress, which has no fewer than ten committees of jurisdiction that could be doing something about this—but which are not.”
Decadent governments often spawn a decadent citizenry. A 22-year-old Nebraska resident was arrested yesterday for waterboarding his girlfriend as she was tied to a couch, because he wanted to know if she was cheating on him with another man; I wonder where he learned that? There are less dramatic though no less nauseating examples of this dynamic. In The Chicago Tribune today, there is an Op-Ed from Jonah Goldberg — the supreme, living embodiment of a cowardly war cheerleader — headlined: ” Why is Assange still alive?
October 29, 2010 I'd like to ask a simple question: Why isn't Julian Assange dead? In case you didn't know, Assange is the Australian computer programmer behind WikiLeaks, a massive — and massively successful — effort to disclose secret or classified information. In a series of recent dumps, he unveiled thousands upon thousands of classified documents from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Military and other government officials insist that WikiLeaks is doing serious damage to American national security and is going to get people killed, including brave Iraqis and Afghans who've risked their lives and the lives of their families to help us. Even Assange agrees.
In her more than two years on the national stage, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has proven to be a master of attention-grabbing quotes and vivid images. As a result, she finds herself at the center of a political and media controversy - unfairly in the estimation of her allies - after Saturday's shootings in Tucson. The controversy, which may have caught the Republican by surprise, is the kind of test candidates commonly face in a presidential campaign. How she navigates it, several Republican strategists said Monday, could be a defining moment for her politically. What makes her challenge unique is that it comes as a result of a national tragedy in which there is no known connection between anything Palin said or did and the alleged actions of Jared Loughner, who is accused of fatally shooting six and severely wounding Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and 13 others.
“Our children will not have peace if politicos just capitalize on this to succeed in portraying anyone as inciting terror and violence,” Ms. Palin wrote to Mr. Beck in an e-mail that he read Monday on his radio program.
Florida resident and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee yesterday called for the execution of the person responsible for leaking hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables to the whistleblower website WikiLeaks. “Whoever in our government leaked that information is guilty of treason, and I think anything less than execution is too kind a penalty,” he said in an interview, a clip of which is posted on YouTube and which you can view in full after the jump. “They’ve put American lives at risk,” he continued, adding: They’ve put relationships that will take decades to rebuild at risk, and they knew full well that they were handling sensitive documents, they were entrusted and anyone who had access to that level of information was not only a person who understood what their rules were, but they also signed under oath a commitment that they would not violate it. They did.
Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Observance Program Washington, D.C. ~ Tuesday, January 11, 2011 Thank you, Tom [Perez], for your kind words and, especially, for your leadership of the Civil Rights Division. I also want to thank you and your team – as well as Richard [Toscano] and his colleagues in the Justice Management Division – for your work in bringing us all together.
In London this morning, a British court held a procedural hearing regarding Sweden’s attempt to extradite Julian Assange in order to question him about sex crimes accusations. Afterward, Assange’s lawyers released an outline of the arguments they intend to make in opposition to extradition. Most of them centered around the impermissibility of extraditing someone who has not been charged with a crime — i.e. , merely to interrogate them — but one of the featured arguments focused on the danger that if Assange were sent to Sweden, that country would then extradite him to the U.S., where Assange would be subjected to grave injustices:
An aspiring political figure with religious ties gathers a small following. For years they speak and the following grows. They speak in religious settings, they speak in political settings. Then an event catapults them to fame on the national scene. Their words reach a broader audience. Their speaking generates a larger following across the United States.
A Democratic Fox News analyst called for the assassination of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Speaking on the Fox Business show "Follow The Money" on Monday, Bob Beckel excoriated Assange for leaking the State Department cables that have roiled the world in the past week, and said that American special forces should kill him. "A dead man can't leak stuff," Beckel said. "This guy's a traitor, he's treasonous, and he has broken every law of the United States. And I'm not for the death penalty, so...there's only one way to do it: illegally shoot the son of a bitch." The other guests on the program all agreed with Beckel.
Sarah Palin, who is widely tipped as a possible Republican candidate for president in 2012, has said WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should be hunted down in the way armed forces are targeting the Taliban and Al-Qaeda. Her outburst comes during a week when the WikiLeaks founder faced troubling accusations, with the Interpol international police organisation putting him on ‘red notice’ for alleged offences. The notice does not amount to an arrest warrant but is aimed at locating Assange, whose whereabouts have been unknown for some time. Assange denies the allegations, and has branded them part of a smear campaign against him. The accusations began to surface in August. Around that month Assange was preparing to release a stash of communications from US ambassadors, revealing high level doubts over David Cameron’s ability as British prime minister, details that the US authorities had sanctioned spying on United Nations officials, and claims that China had hacked into Google.
Ryan J. Reilly Four days after a gunman attempted to assassinate Rep.
Blood libel (also blood accusation [ 1 ] [ 2 ] ) is a false accusation or claim [ 3 ] [ 4 ] [ 5 ] that religious minorities, usually Jews , murder children to use their blood in certain aspects of their religious rituals and holidays . [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 6 ] Historically, these claims—alongside those of well poisoning and host desecration —have been a major theme in European persecution of Jews . [ 4 ] Blood libels typically allege that Jews require human blood for the baking of matzos for Passover , although this element was absent in the earliest cases that claimed (the contemporary) Jews reenacted the crucifixion . The accusations often assert that the blood of Christian children is especially coveted, and, historically, blood libel claims have been made to account for otherwise unexplained deaths of children. In some cases, the alleged victim of human sacrifice has become venerated as a martyr , a holy figure around whom a martyr cult might arise.
Tea Party favourite brands linking her rhetoric and 'crosshairs' map with the shootings in Arizona as 'blood libel' Link to video: Sarah Palin attacks 'blood libel' over Arizona shootings Sarah Palin 's use of the phrase "blood libel" could scarcely be more incendiary, especially in a religious country like the US. The blood libel refers specifically to perhaps the most notorious verse in the Bible: Matthew 27:25, which has been used by some Christians to persecute Jews for nearly 2,000 years. That it should be used by an avowedly Christian politician about a Jewish one just takes crassness and insensitivity to a new level. One can only hope that Palin, or her advisers, did not appreciate the context, or the history.