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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Whitey did it

well, the white man is being called out over the financial disaster that is plaguing the world's economy:

Speaking in Brasília at a joint press conference with Gordon Brown, the UK prime minister, Mr Lula da Silva told reporters: “This crisis was caused by the irrational behaviour of white people with blue eyes, who before the crisis appeared to know everything and now demonstrate that they know nothing.”
He added: “I do not know any black or indigenous bankers so I can only say [it is wrong] that this part of mankind which is victimised more than any other should pay for the crisis.”
Mr Brown appeared to distance himself from Mr Lula da Silva’s remarks. “I’m not going to attribute blame to any individuals,” he said. -source -

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Homeland Security to use National Guard

as talked about earlier, the department of Homeland Security is considering using the National Guard to fight Mexican drug lords on the US - Mexico border. from the BBC:

Officials say Mexican drug gangs are active in 230 American cities.

Phoenix, Atlanta and Birmingham are among the hardest hit, with a big increase in kidnappings and murders.
“ We've got a big border with Mexico... I'm not interested in militarising the border ”
US President Barack Obama

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has asked the federal government to send 250 National Guard reserve troops to help 150 already there supporting local law enforcement efforts against drug trafficking.

Texas Governor Rick Perry has asked for 1,000 National Guard troops.

Mr Rufe told a House homeland security subcommittee that the deployment of US military personnel and equipment would be a last resort if other agencies became overwhelmed.

"We would take all resources short of DoD (Department of Defence) and National Guard troops before we reach that tipping point," he said.

"We very much do not want to militarise our border."

But, he said, his department was engaged in planning with the National Guard and defence department "to make sure they're ready when the time comes".

On the Mexican side of the border, President Felipe Caldeon has sent thousands of extra troops into the city of Ciudad Juarez, just across the Rio Grande from the Texan city of El Paso.

Mr Rufe's comments echoed those made by US President Barack Obama a day earlier, when he said he did not have a "tipping point" in mind for sending in the military.

"We've got a big border with Mexico," he said on Wednesday. "I'm not interested in militarising the border."

The Islamic Response

5 Gitmo detainees defend the Sept 11 killings, mock the US, and purport to be "terrorist to the bone" in a new war crimes filing.

the nine charges filed against the suspected al-Qaeda members, a group including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, one of the attack's masterminds. describing the charges as "badges of honor, which we carry with pride" the men contend that "killing you and fighting you, destroying you and terrorizing you...are all considered to be great legitimate duty in our religion." along with relishing the death of thousands, the men mock the U.S. government's inability to detect the terror plot. "Your intelligence apparatus, with all its abilities, human and logistical, had failed to discover our military attack plans before the blessed 11 September operation. they were unable to foil our attack." whatever you think of these guys they are walking the walk. you have to respect that.