Right on cue: "Officers are the real heroes in Dorner saga"

by: fairleft

Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 08:42:02 AM EST

How can such a headline be happening:

EDITORIAL: Officers are the real heroes in Dorner saga

The officers who are heroes are the same trigger-happy incompetents who attempted to kill two women delivering newspapers a couple days ago? The ones who attempted to kill a surfer driving to the coast for some morning waves? Or the ones who are recorded planning to burn up Dorner and his cabin and then recorded hooping and hollering "Burn the f**ker down"?

The editorial is in the Riverside Press-Enterprise, a key local newspaper and one of the vast majority of mass media who put their pencils and mikes down when the police 'asked' them to, when the police incendiaries' flames were engulfing Dorner (emphasis added to this excellent article: How Law Enforcement and Media Covered Up the Plan to Burn Christopher Dorner Alive):

fairleft :: Right on cue: "Officers are the real heroes in Dorner saga"
Just after 7 PM (4 PM PT), right when the orders were given to deploy the "burners," the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Public Information Officer Cindy Bachman hastily gathered reporters for an impromptu press conference. Claiming to know nothing new, she told reporters that she had no idea why the cabin was on fire, or who started the fire. ...

Around the same time, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department requested that all reporters and media organizations stop tweeting about the ongoing standoff with Dorner, claiming their journalism was "hindering officer safety." As the cabin sheltering Dorner burned, the local CBS affiliate was reportedly told by law enforcement to zoom its helicopter camera out to avoid showing the actions of sheriff's deputies. By all accounts, the media acceded to police pressure for self-censorship.

On Twitter, the Riverside Press Enterprise, a leading local newspaper, announced on Twitter, "Law enforcement asked media to stop tweeting about the#Dorner case, fearing officer safety. We are complying." The paper's editors added, "We are going to tweet broad, non-tactical details, as per the San Bernardino DA's request."

The PE editorial writes:

The public focus should not be on Dorner, however, but on those who stopped him.

Yes, focus not on Dorner but on potential police misconduct (that's not what you mean??), but also on yourselves, the mass media. Why are you still protecting the cops? Why are you still pretending the police did not deliberately set fire to Dorner's cabin? Yeah, of course some of the cops probably were heroes, but why now the sweeping hero worship when so many were apparent incompetents and criminals in the tragic and tragi-comic pursuit of Dorner?

The PE goes on:

Whatever the faults of police or "the system," there is no justification for vigilante bloodshed.

But the fault of the police is exactly that, vigilantism. Dorner, who was a veteran police officer, became a vigilante, and so did the police who apparently decided to kill him. But the PE editorial ignores that completely -- its entire description of how Dorner died is "Dorner met a violent end in Big Bear on Tuesday ..." What, no protagonist? It's the Fourth Estate's function to tell the public how he died and who caused it.

Oh hell, Dave says it better, in the PE editorial's comment section:

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Where's the EDITORIAL on the blatant cover up regarding the 'burn plan' huh? What about telling the truth, and how it is the duty of JOURNALISTS to investigate and REPORT what they find when they find it? No columns on that huh? No polls or commentaries other than that which helps tear down what is left of our civil rights! 'But civil society cannot forgive the settling of slights by the lawless - regardless of whether the killer had any legitimate grievances.' - this HOLDS TRUE FOR THE POLICE AS WELL!!

We have a widespread and serious problem, and it is violent, vigilante, out of control police. This could not be put any more glaringly on display than during the pursuit of Dorner. Why is the mass media covering its eyes and taping its mouths shut?

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Hezbollah imperialists (0.00 / 0)
DAMASCUS: The main opposition bloc in Syria has accused Lebanon's Hezbollah movement of fighting alongside regime forces in Damascus.

Hezbollah fighters crossed into Homs province, in central Syria, on Saturday and attacked three villages in the Qusayr region near the Lebanese border, the rebel Syrian National Council said.

The operation resulted in ''civilian casualties and the exodus of hundreds of people'', the opposition said.

The council said Hezbollah was using heavy weapons ''under the auspices of the Syrian regime army'', and that Beirut was responsible for ending this ''aggression''.

In Lebanon, a Hezbollah official said three Lebanese Shiites were killed in clashes in Syria while acting in ''self-defence'', without specifying if they were Hezbollah members.

Lebanon's Hezbollah is Shiite, while most of Syria's population and the rebels battling Bashar al-Assad's regime are Sunni. The ruling clan and many of its most fervent supporters belong to the minority Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shiite Islam.

The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the three slain Lebanese were members of pro-regime militias who had been trained by Hezbollah, and it reported that at least 87 people were killed across Syria on Sunday, including 35 rebels.


United Nations rights chief Navi Pillay urged that some sort of international action be taken against Dr Assad ''immediately'' and for the president to be investigated for ''crimes against humanity and war crimes''.

The Syrian conflict, which began in March 2011 with unprecedented mass protests and became an armed insurgency, has left nearly 70,000 people dead, according to the United Nations.

UN-Arab League peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi on Sunday said the world community should back a Syrian opposition offer to begin talks with the regime.

Read more:

Hezbollah - uber leftist's favorite group of racist murderers

btw - that Syrian opposition offer:

The aim of the talks would be to find a way for Assad to leave power with the "minimum of bloodshed and destruction," Mr. Alkhatib said in a statement published on his Facebook page.

Syria's uprising, which started as peaceful protests against four decades of autocratic rule by Assad and his late father, has turned into a violent sectarian conflict.


Freedom for political prisoners is an important issue for the opposition. Alkhatib said even centrist opposition figures who were willing to talk with Assad, such as Abelaziz al-Khayyer, a veteran Alawite human rights campaigner, have been jailed.

"The regime deals with the demands to release the political prisoners, especially the women, in a totally inhumane way," Alkhatib said. "Despite two years of savage killing, the regime is still trying to buy time."

The scion of a religious family who have historically been custodians in the Umayyad mosque in Old Damascus, Alkhatib was a proponent of a negotiated solution while he was in Syria. But he was jailed several times during the revolt in secret police dungeons and was forced to flee the country.

Alkhatib said the regime missed a "rare opportunity' by not agreeing to release women prisoners by a deadline he had set for yesterday, but that he was compelled morally to continue to try to negotiate a peaceful exit for Assad.

uber lefist scumbags aka Assad propagandists, try everything to obscure how this uprising actually began:

Syria's uprising, which started as peaceful protests against four decades of autocratic rule by Assad and his late father

uber leftist scumbags lie on behalf of Assad. As if a heavy majority of Sunnis would happily be living under his iron thumb if not for western prodding. yes, these sunnis are not fighting for their liberation , no, they are merely pawns in a larger geo-political game and have no actual interests of their own. They're mindless, easily manipulated dolts according to imperious uber leftist fuckwads. 40 years of assad family torture chambers and mafia like control of the country doesn't strike uber leftist fucks as enuf reason as to why they'd revolt.


Hezbollah murderers (0.00 / 0)
ON FEB. 5, after more than six months of investigations, the Bulgarian government announced that it believed Hezbollah was responsible for the attack last July that killed five Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian bus driver and injured dozens more in the resort town of Burgas. This report is significant because a European Union member state, Bulgaria, explicitly pointed a finger at Hezbollah and lifted the veil on the group's continued terrorist activities. Europe can no longer ignore the threat that this group poses to the Continent and to the world.

The attack in Burgas was despicable. The Israeli tourists had just arrived at the city's airport and were boarding a bus for the Black Sea coast. A young man wearing a disguise tracked the tourists' movements, placed a bag with an explosive device in the cargo compartment of the bus and then walked away. The device exploded, killing six people, as well as the bomber.

The bomber's death was probably not part of Hezbollah's original plan. The group has always tried to employ strict operational security and most likely never intended for its involvement in this attack to be revealed.

But evidence recovered from the bomber's body included a fake Michigan identification card produced in Lebanon. Elsewhere in Bulgaria, investigators discovered that operatives used two other fake Michigan IDs. These led them to the true names of the bomber's two accomplices. They traveled to Bulgaria using Australian and Canadian passports and then returned to Lebanon using a circuitous route to hide their trail. After sharing information with Australian and Canadian security officials, Bulgaria's government stated that it believed both of these operatives were tied to Hezbollah's military wing.

If not for the accidental death of the bomber, there would very likely still be a debate over who conducted this terrible attack. But the Bulgarian investigation has once again proved to the world what Hezbollah has tried for years to hide: that it remains engaged in international terrorist attacks against civilians.

Hezbollah first gained notoriety in 1983 after bombing the United States Embassy in Beirut - an attack that killed 63 people. Shortly thereafter, Hezbollah bombed the American and French Marine Barracks in Beirut, killing 241 Americans and 58 French service members with one of the largest explosive devices ever detonated during a terrorist attack.

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, the group conducted kidnappings and airplane hijackings, two bombings in Buenos Aires, several in Paris and an attempted bombing in Bangkok. In 1996 it assisted in the Khobar Towers attack in Saudi Arabia, which killed 19 Americans. Thanks to this bloody record, in 1997 Hezbollah was among the first groups added to the State Department's list of foreign terrorist organizations.

Over the last decade, Hezbollah has worked assiduously to obscure its terrorist pedigree and convince the world that it is interested only in politics, providing social welfare services, and defending Lebanon. But it is an illusion to speak of Hezbollah as a responsible political actor. Hezbollah remains a terrorist organization and a destabilizing force across the Middle East.

Since 2011, the group has murdered civilians in Bulgaria, seen its activities disrupted in Cyprus and Thailand, and worked to plot attacks elsewhere. It is helping to prop up the brutal regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria; and it acts as a proxy for Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps in the region and beyond. In doing so, Hezbollah is putting the well-being of Lebanon and its people at risk.

Now that Bulgarian authorities have exposed Hezbollah's global terrorist agenda, European governments must respond swiftly. They must disrupt its operational networks, stop flows of financial assistance to the group, crack down on Hezbollah-linked criminal enterprises and condemn the organization's leaders for their continued pursuit of terrorism.

The United States applauds those countries that have long recognized Hezbollah's nefarious nature and that have already condemned the group for the attack in Burgas. Europe must now act collectively and respond resolutely to this attack within its borders by adding Hezbollah to the European Union's terrorist list. That is the next step toward ensuring that Burgas is the last successful Hezbollah operation on European soil.

oh just put a sock in it (0.00 / 0)
No one believes this bs but your fellow ziotards.

Any jihadist organisation could have obtained fake licenses from the Beirut factory, and a simple lifestyle does not equal Hezbollah military training.

But Karadzhova's biggest revelation was that investigators had found a SIM card at the scene of the bombing and had hoped it would provide data on the suspect's contacts before they had arrived at the scene of the bombing. But the telecom company in question was Maroc Telecom, and the Moroccan firm had not responded to requests for that information.

That provenance of the SIM Card is damaging to the Hezbollah "hypothesis", because Maroc Telecom sells its cards throughout North Africa - a region in which Hezbollah is not known to have any operational bases but where Al-Qaeda has a number of large organisations.

Morocco is also considered a "staunch ally" of the United States, so it is unlikely that the Moroccan government would have refused a request from the United States to get the necessary cooperation from Moroccan Telecom.
The decision to call the conclusion an "assumption" or even the weaker "hypothesis" about Hezbollah was obviously a compromise between the preference of the investigators themselves and the demands of the United States and Israel.

The timing of that decision is a sensitive issue in Bulgaria. Prime Minister Borissov told reporters in Brussels Feb. 7 that he had decided to "name Hezbollah" after investigators had found the SIM card at the site of the bombing. That would put the decision well before Karadzhova gave her interview Jan. 1.

And in any case, the discovery of the SIM card could not have caused the investigators to veer toward Hezbollah but would have called that hypothesis into question.

Tsvetanov admitted that the Hezbollah "assumption" had been adopted only "after the middle of January". That admission indicates that the decision was reached under pressure from Washington, not because of any new evidence.

Real classy there, Jews setting up other Jews to be killed...for "Israel". Great way to stay in the ICU I guess, keep shooting up your own feet.

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Fake NA CrazyCunt (0.00 / 0)
found a rebuttal on the internets! What a shock!

Funny though your take on Jews. Weren't you shat out of David Duke's ass?

No, wait, yer not even a turd, yer a humdinger of a booger David Duke picked out of his nose come to life!

It's a miracle!!!!


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It's a miracle! (0.00 / 0)
No, it's snot.

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Iranian Rev Guards also fighting and dying alongside Assad. (0.00 / 0)

Yesterday, Iran's Revolutionary Guards said one of its commanders, Hassan Shateri, was "martyred... at the hands of Zionist regime mercenaries and backers" while travelling by road between Damascus and Beirut.

The Guards said he had headed the Iranian Committee for the Reconstruction of Lebanon, and the Iranian embassy in Beirut gave a similar account.

Just another Iranian tourist, much like the busload of Iranian "religious pilgrims" who were captured last summer.


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Dufus, he was an engineer involved in Lebanon's reconstruction (0.00 / 0)

You know, the reconstruction required by the massive destruction and death by Israel's war machine.

The state news agency IRNA said Khoshnevis was a military engineer during the 1980-88 conflict between Iran and Iraq, and had later worked in Afghanistan.

Officials stressed Khoshnevis had been engaged in civilian reconstruction in Lebanon for the last seven years. Iran backs the Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah, which fought a brief war with Israel seven years ago and allied with Assad.

Instead of writing you might want to read, like this good thing about California, prison, the 70s, and Dorner:

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness, For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people, For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. -- A-Hep

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Your naivete on Iran would be touching, if it weren't for your complete cynicism (4.00 / 1)
regarding the West. You're a common garden variety dupe without a shred of independent thinking. You also believed the busload of "religious pilgrims" story your masters promoted too, didn't you?

Shateri was a senior Al-Quds commander. The so-called engineering he did was under an alias. Why, do you think?

This is known in the spy world as a "cover," moron. Engineering projects are some of the most common smokescreens for undercover ops.

Quds forces export the Iranian "Revolution".

What would a high ranking engineering official be doing driving through a war zone from Damascus to Lebanon, anyway? You mean flights arent easily arranged for a highranking General in the Quds forces?

Methinks there is more, a lot more to this story. The vociferousness of Iran's bullshit response to his death speaks volumes.

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Moron, the fact remains that he was leading the reconstruction effort paid for by Iran (0.00 / 0)

in southern Lebanon. Nice murder by Israel. Let's see, will 'tale criticize Israel for killing this engineer?  

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness, For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people, For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. -- A-Hep

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aw, fairStupidest is striking out (0.00 / 0)
at the only Jewish state on planet earth and defending his pet Hezbollah. How touching. Yes, the tiny Jewish miracle state surrounded by a sea of Arab and Muslim barbarism, radical intolerance, racism, gender discrimination and religious persecution gets flogged daily by obsessed uber leftist liars.  

What a boring, predictable, mentally diseased sap. uber leftism is a bizarre mind cult which has nothing to do with facts on the ground in the real world.

The fact remains that he was the Iranian in charge of arming Hezbollah and he was killed by Syrian rebels. But typically, what do uber leftists do, they blame the Jews just like the Islamists!

An Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander in charge of Tehran's reconstruction assistance in Lebanon has been killed in Syria by rebels battling President Bashar al-Assad, Iranian officials and a rebel commander said.

but this is what Iran and Hezbollah are busy building:

Iran and Hezbollah, its Lebanese proxy, are building a network of militias inside Syria to preserve and protect their interests in the event that President Bashar al-Assad's government falls or is forced to retreat from Damascus, according to U.S. and Middle Eastern officials.

The militias are fighting alongside Syrian government forces to keep Assad in power. But officials think Iran's long-term goal is to have reliable operatives in Syria in case the country fractures into ethnic and sectarian enclaves.

A senior Obama administration official cited Iranian claims that Tehran was backing as many as 50,000 militiamen in Syria. "It's a big operation," the official said. "The immediate intention seems to be to support the Syrian regime. But it's important for Iran to have a force in Syria that is reliable and can be counted on."

  Iran's strategy, a senior Arab official agreed, has two tracks. "One is to support Assad to the hilt, the other is to set the stage for major mischief if he collapses."


Experts said that Iran is less interested in preserving Assad in power than in maintaining levers of power, including transport hubs inside Syria. As long as Tehran could maintain control of an airport or seaport, it could also maintain a Hezbollah-controlled supply route into Lebanon and continue to manipulate Lebanese politics.

yes, there's a lot more to the story.

It's called Iranian imperialism.


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just to prove my point (0.00 / 0)

But typically, what do uber leftists do, they blame the Jews just like the Islamists!

DUBAI - Iran will soon exact revenge on Israel for the recent killing of a Revolutionary Guards commander in Syria, an aide to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was quoted on Saturday as saying.

Iran said on Thursday that an Iranian military commander named Hessam Khoshnevis, also called Hassan Shateri in some news accounts, had been killed in Syria by rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad, an ally of Tehran.

Syrian rebels accuse Iran's Revolutionary Guard of sending forces to help Assad crush their 22-month-old uprising, a charge denied by the Islamic Republic.
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Details of Khoshnevis's killing are sketchy and various accounts have emerged. But Iran's envoy to Beirut Ghazanfar Roknabadi on Thursday drew a link between his killing and Israel.

There must me some link to the Jews! There has to be! And even if there isn't, we'll say there is so uber leftists around the globe can lambaste the Jews at our behest!


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What is wrong with reconstructing south Lebanon, to help it recover from the massive death and destruction caused by Israeli bombardment? (0.00 / 0)

That's the operation this man was heading.

And only you seem unaware that the overthrow of Iran ally Syria is to Israel's advantage, and that is obviously a major reason the U.S. and the West have massively aided the rebel and foreign Salafi mercenary cause.  

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness, For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people, For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. -- A-Hep

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z (0.00 / 0)
Of curse, Hezbollah used civilian homes to launch rockets and store weapons. They launched thousands of these rockets at Israeli civilians, all war crimes. Hezbollah fought among civilians, using them as human shields. They transported arms in ambulances, a war crime. You want a nice "peaceful war" or some such thing don't you unfairUberLeftist.

How dare the Jews win the fucking war and defeat a racist, genocidal group like Hezbollah! What they should have done tho is found Nasrallah and put one in his racist, Jew hating head.

But if Israel caused massive death (mostly Hez fighters) then Assad, with help from Iran and Hezbollah, has caused cataclysmic death on a monumental scale. And not of a foreign enemy who crossed into your territory, killing and kidnapping Israelis while launching rockets at civilians, nope, Assad is butchering his own people. That's a real crime against humanity. But again, it hearkens back to the Sunni v Shia split that occurred 13 centuries ago. This bad blood just seems to be in their DNA.

but you know what fairCancer,

Fuck the Arabs for their centuries of persecution against the Jews. Fuck the Arabs for ethnic cleansing of Jews. Fuck the Arabs for the Hebron massacre. Fuck the Arabs for turning down a state in 1948 and attacking Israel. Fuck the Arabs for killing Israeli Olympic Atheletes. Fuck the Arabs for the Yom Kipppur war. Fuck the Arabs for their bombing of Israeli buses, nightclubs and pizza joints. And fuck uber leftists for ignoring that long, bloody, barbarous history.

As I said, uber leftism is a bizarre mind cult that has nothing to do with facts on the ground or any historical facts.

And that guy who was killed, that Iranian military commander named Hessam Khoshnevis, also called Hassan Shateri, he was the guy who armed Hezbollah.

He was Ajad's man in Lebanon.


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This statement is questionable from both a strategic and accuracy standpoint (0.00 / 0)
the overthrow of Iran ally Syria is to Israel's advantage, and that is obviously a major reason the U.S. and the West have massively aided the rebel and foreign Salafi mercenary cause.

First, your use of the term "massive" is nonsense, besides being massively overused in your recent typically disinformative comments, which as always do little but obfuscate and twist reality to fit your pre-programmed ideological nonsense.

Second, all things considered Israel was quite content with Assad repressing the sectarian tensions (not to mention to Palestinian refugees in his midst) inside the Syrian border, while the Israelis hold the Golan Heights with Assad's continued acquiescence. Assad is a thoroughly corrupt elitist neoliberal capitalist lap dog, purely and simply. No better and much worse than the neoliberals you normally excoriate, and wrt Israel, just as hypocritica.

Whether Westerners or Russians pull his strings scarcely mattered to that weak chinned lightweight despot, as long as he got his num nums regularly from one or the other, if not both. In his imperial lackeydom he was very similar to Qadaffy, who at least still play pretended at being a socialist, which of course easily faked out lightweight despot lovers such as yourself. Israel has much more to fear from the coming conservative Sunni majority government on its border, just as it greatly preferred Mubarak in Egypt to the MooBros. Like the US, they are not in control or fomenters of the Arab Spring, they are reacting as they can trying to gain advantage.

Huge difference from your typically fractured stance that the US is not only controlling but orchestrating the rebellions, except of course in Bahrain and Yemen. Right, dog. You are so smart/ Arf arf. Not.

Third, your implication that the US and West are "massively" aiding the Syrian rebels is just "massively" rooted in self reinforced echo chambermaiding, a lie based entirely on the fried infoboobtube baloney sandwiches on which you subsist in your delusions of intellectuality. The rebels are supported by the Saudis, the Turks and Qataris, both for geopolitical and sectarian reasons. These countries are all plenty wealthy enough to fund the rebellion. Easily. With plenty of motive...noom essentially is correct. And you know it. Remove Israel from the equation and these tribes and sects would still be at each other's throats.

Nothing has signalled the intellectual bankruptcy of the fake left more than the Arab Spring. Unless it was Obama's "massive" re-election despite your strenuous criticisms against his regime and your "massive" political organising on behalf of whichever dope decided on the Green New Deal schtick. Sounds like something you'd blog up.

In fact, the US really is only playing the Syrian game at a higher stage, the imperialist diplomatic level, versus Russia, who is by far the most "massive" supplier of war making weaponry, arming both sides (inadvertantly on the part of the rebels who are capturing Russian heavy armaments on a regular basis as the Assad military disintegrates in most of the country).

In this sense, the US is winning the diplomatic game handily. Russia's military and diplomatic support is infinitely more traceable as responsible for the ongoing devastation in Syria than the US support for the rebels. At teh end of the day, Putin's venality for not forcing Assad into a dachau on the Black Sea more than a year ago is what really matters to the emerging Arab world. When it became evident a long time ago that Assad hasn't a chance at surviving the rebellion but can, like Hitler, fight on until his country is completely obliterated, Russia owned that result.

Fourth, you never really answered the question why you think the Quds force General who operated under dual personas was even in Syria, anyway. If he was a civilian reconstruction specialist what was he doing traveling the war during wartime, when his client, Assad is still so busy destroying his own country in order to maintain control of a shrinking portion of it? Clearly, there are no reconstruction projects being undertaken by teh Syrian Government in the provinces, thats for sure.

And why are the Iranians blaming Israel for the murder? When did this General actually die? What was he actually doing when he died? How was he killed?

It is highful doubtful he was involved in an engineering project, especially one consisting of "civilian reconstruction."

But you don't get that because that's not what they're saying on RT or Press TV.


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Git yur free Russian armaments here! (0.00 / 0)

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You really are a stupid pig (4.00 / 1)
Too bad you're unable to go and help your brave brothers and maybe even watch them die for nothing like most idiot mercenaries do, amidst their own explosives.

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I'm no ordinary stupid pig. I'm the Scud Stud! (5.00 / 1)
A Human Rights Watch researcher who visited Aleppo last week to inspect the targeted sites, said up to 20 buildings were destroyed in each area hit by a missile. There were no signs of any military targets in the residential districts, located in rebel-held parts of the city and rural areas to the north, said researcher Ole Solvang.

"Just when you think things can't get any worse, the Syrian government finds ways to escalate its killing tactics," he said.

Human Rights Watch said 71 children were among the 141 people killed in the four missile strikes on three opposition-controlled neighbourhoods in eastern Aleppo - Jabal Badro, Tariq al-Bab and Ard al-Hamra - and one north of the city - Tel Rifat.

"The extent of the damage from a single strike, the lack of [military] aircraft in the area at the time, and reports of ballistic missiles being launched from a military base near Damascus overwhelmingly suggest that government forces struck these areas with ballistic missiles," it said.

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oh the children!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (0.00 / 0)
Just when you think things can't get any worse, the Syrian government finds ways to escalate its killing tactics," he said.

Human Rights Watch said 71 children were among the 141 people killed in the four missile strikes on three opposition-controlled neighbourhoods in eastern Aleppo

c'mon you uber leftist freaks, start bashing and frothing and having a conniption fit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

the children!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

oh! the children!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


maybe even watch them die for nothing

-Crazy Cunt

cuz all Syrians are dying 4 nothing, right psycho!>!

yes according to brain damaged uber leftist cultists the only struggle worth fighting for is in Bahrain!!!!!

uber leftists: "what about fucking Bahrain!!!!! And Saudi Arabia too! If only us uber leftist oil guzzlers woode stop filling their overflowing coffers with our American greenbacks! But fuck it, we like our imperialist lifestyles too much! And fuck the Native American too! We studiously avoid any and all references to them and the fact that we're white devil interlopers living on their stolen native land!


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Assad massacres 71 children (3.00 / 1)
All night, I was wandering the streets wailing about these 71 children blown to pieces. "Oh the children!"

I walked up to people and I asked, "Have yu heard about the children?" They asked, "What children?" I answered, "The innocents Assad slaughtered with his scud missiles!" They said, "How horrible." I said. "Yes, it is, maybe you should read up on it, like ya know, become informed."

It went on like this for hours. "Oh the children!" I howled. There eye was roaming 2nd Ave, Lexington Ave, "Oh the children!" up and down I meandered, stumbling about trying to make sense of this horror. "Oh the children!"


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JFC you're a complete idiot (2.00 / 1)

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c'mon CrazyCunt (0.00 / 0)
yu can du better than that


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Iran-Hezbollah joint venture in Syria (0.00 / 0)
Tehran's interest in preserving a Syrian base partly explains why the financially strapped Iranian government continues to lavish resources on groups such as Jaysh al-Sha'bi, an alliance of local Shia and Alawite militias that receives weapons and cash from Iran, according to US and Middle Eastern officials who have studied the organisation. The groups are receiving military training from officers from Hezbollah and Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

While ostensibly created to bolster Syria's battered, overstretched army, Jaysh fighters - separate from Syria's pro-regime shabiha (ghost) units, which are notorious for reprisal killings of suspected rebel sympathisers - are predominantly a sectarian fighting force overseen by Iranian and Hezbollah commanders.

"Jaysh is essentially an Iran-Hezbollah joint venture," said David Cohen, under secretary for terrorism and financial intelligence at the Treasury department. "Given the other constraints on Iranian resources right now, it's obvious that this is an important proxy group for them."

In slapping sanctions on the militia in December, the Treasury said Iran had provided it with "routine funding worth millions of dollars".

A Treasury statement noted that Iran's Revolutionary Guard commander has said that Jaysh was "modelled after Iran's own Basij, a paramilitary force subordinate to the IRGC that has been heavily involved in the violent crackdowns and serious human rights abuses occurring in Iran since the June 2009 contested presidential election".

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What's your point? (0.00 / 0)

Let me help you with some quesstions:

Are you against Iran aiding Syria? Why?

Are you against Hezbollah aiding Syria? Why?

Are you against the creation of this militia? Why?

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness, For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people, For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. -- A-Hep

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fairCancer writes: (0.00 / 0)

Are you against Iran aiding Syria? Why?

Are you against Hezbollah aiding Syria? Why?

Eye thought aiding a country meant supplying it with food, blankets, clothing, shelter, medicine and economic aid.... not setting up a murderous, sectarian militia bent on cracking down, and killing it's citizens.


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So your 'debate' strategy is not to answer any questions. Fine. (0.00 / 0)

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness, For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people, For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. -- A-Hep

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Hezbollah operative on trial (0.00 / 0)

Trial Offers Rare Look at Work of Hezbollah in Europe

LIMASSOL, Cyprus - In a little-noticed trial in a small courtroom here on Wednesday, a 24-year-old man provided a rare look inside a covert global war between Israel and Iran, admitting that he is an operative of the militant group Hezbollah, for which he acted as a courier in Europe and staked out locations in this port city that Israelis were known to frequent.

Breaking with the group's ironclad discipline and practiced secrecy, the operative, Hossam Taleb Yaacoub, described being handled by a masked man he knew only as Ayman. He told of doing simple tasks at first: picking up a couple of bags in Lyon, France, taking a cellphone, two SIM cards and a mysterious package wrapped in newspaper from Amsterdam to Lebanon.

When he was arrested last July, he had a small red notebook with the license plate numbers of two buses ferrying Israelis to vacation spots in the vicinity.

He claimed that none of this was related to planning an attack, as prosecutors have charged. One of the plates, LAA-505, reminded him of a Lamborghini sports car, he said, while the other, KWK-663, reminded him of a Kawasaki motorcycle.

Yet, less than two weeks after he was taken into custody, a bomb blew up alongside a bus at the airport in Burgas, Bulgaria, killing five Israeli tourists and the Bulgarian driver - an attack similar to the one he seemed to be planning, experts say, and one that the Bulgarian authorities later tied to Hezbollah.

Mr. Yaacoub's testimony offered unaccustomed insights from an active Hezbollah member into the militant group's secret operations. But it carried potentially greater significance for the European Union, which has thus far resisted following Washington's lead in declaring the group a terrorist organization. Experts say that a conviction here would substantially raise the pressure on the bloc for such a designation.

"Foreign ministries around Europe are watching this quite closely because many Europeans, particularly the Germans, have laid such a stress on courtroom evidence being the basis for a designation," said Daniel Benjamin, until December the top counterterrorism official at the State Department, who visited Cyprus last year after the arrest.

Security experts also suspect that Mr. Yaacoub was playing a small but potentially deadly role in a much broader shadow war that has produced what some Israeli and American intelligence officials say were nearly a dozen plots by Iran and Hezbollah against Israel and its allies abroad.

"The evidence seems quite compelling that what he was doing was conducting surveillance for a bombing that would parallel almost exactly what happened in Bulgaria," said Matthew Levitt, director of the program on counterterrorism and intelligence at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and the author of a forthcoming book on Hezbollah's global footprint.

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Cyprus is filled with Middle Eastern spies. (0.00 / 0)

Likely he is a very low level one. I see the Israelis and their American subordinates are heaping speculation on speculation to get Lebanon's only effective anti-Israel fighting force labeled terrorist. Maybe they are, maybe they aren't, but the evidence looks weak in this case, even for the sake of argument accepting the NYTimes' rendition of it as accurate.

Certainly both sides in the most recent Israeli invasion of Lebanon were war criminals and terrorists from my point of view and I'm sure yours.

Read more about the spy wars here:

Circles close to Hezbollah in Beirut have confirmed that for nearly two years the party has expected something against it, such as the recent accusation that it was responsible for the Bulgaria bombing. The intelligence war between this Shiite organization and the West has a long record. Yet ever since Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah gave a public speech in Beirut in June 2011, it has become an uncontrolled battle and a new strike is imminent, according to those in Beirut.

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness, For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people, For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. -- A-Hep

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JFC you're a complete idiot (0.00 / 0)

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morsi worse than mubarak (0.00 / 0)
CAIRO (AP) - Egyptian rights groups alleged Wednesday that police abuse and brutality are on the rise in detention centers and at demonstrations, which have intensified since the second anniversary of the uprising that ousted longtime leader Hosni Mubarak.

More than a dozen groups charged in a statement that police were reverting back to the systematic torture that prevailed under Mubarak's autocratic regime. "Some of the crimes have even gone beyond that," the statement said.

The groups hold President Mohammed Morsi, Egypt's first elected leader after Mubarak's ouster, responsible for failing to stop or condemn such practices. They called on him to sack his interior minister, who oversees the police, and try him in connection with the deaths of nearly 60 protesters since last month across Egypt.

Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim denied Tuesday that his forces have shot at protesters, and said only the prime minister can fire him. Ibrahim said his forces don't confront peaceful protesters, and have only used tear gas to break up the deadly riots.

As part of a 10-point initiative, the rights groups asked for more transparency and accountability on crimes committed against protesters since the uprising. They also called for an overhaul of the nation's security forces.

In a widely watched TV program late Tuesday, one victim, whose case was documented by the groups, told viewers of harrowing treatment he received while he was detained for more than 48 hours earlier this month, including being forced to fall to his knees and bark.

"They asked me to choose a woman's name so they can use (it) for me. It was the easiest part of the torture," Ayman Mohanna told the privately owned ONTV station.

He said he was detained with nearly 50 others in a small room where the floor was flooded with water and then electrified.

We would be jumping up and down like grilled fish," he told the station.

Hossam Bahgat, the head of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, one of the groups documenting testimonies of detainees, said on the TV program that security agents used physical abuse mainly to extract confessions but also to humiliate and punish those who took part in protests.

The groups claim security agents' crackdown on protesters and activists has intensified since Jan. 25, when hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets across Egypt to mark the second anniversary of the start of the uprising against Mubarak's rule.

The protests were critical of Morsi and his government as many Egyptians are growing frustrated over the continued turmoil since Mubarak's ouster in Feb. 2011. Rallies turned to clashes in several cities with police firing tear gas and protesters throwing stones at government offices. At least six civilians were killed.

The violence turned more deadly two days later when a court handed down death sentences to 21 residents of the coastal city of Port Said in connection with a deadly soccer riot a year ago. Angry locals gathered outside the city's prison, demanding that their relatives be freed, and decrying the verdict as unjust.

According to the rights groups, Egyptian security forces opened fire on protesters and at funerals the following day, leaving more than 40 people killed. Ibrahim, the interior minister, claimed in comments to reporters that the first two people who died were policemen.

The rights groups claim the security forces used excessive force to break up the riots outside the prison.

"This has become more aggressive than during the Mubarak days," said Malek Adly, a lawyer of the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights, one of the groups issuing the statement.

The Egyptian military's getting antsy at all the civil unrest. Rumors swirl that they're going to topple mubro morsi.


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Please do not believe that the MB and Presidency's PR machine speaking to the world on how the revolution has achieved so far its goal under the rule of the elected president.

Please do not believe that propaganda because simple the main goal of the revolution and the reason of why it happened , why it started as protest on 25th January 2011 and became a public revolution on 28th January 2011 bringing down on one of the most ruthless rulers in the Middle East. This revolution began as a protest against police brutality claiming for human dignity , people tend to forget this especially the police and the current ruling regime.

In the past 3 months the human rights organizations recorded 127 torture cases by Egyptian police including 63 torture till death cases and 29 sexual assault cases.


A 15 years old Kamel Mostafa was arrested 1st February 2013 and was accused of assaulting and attacking the police force "!!". The police claims that that 15 years old boy had slapped a police general "!!"

Mostafa was shot in his leg with gun shots and bird shots. He was transferred to Helal Hospital and handcuffed in the bed. When his eldest sister came to visit him in the hospital , the policeman assigned to secure Mostafa wanted "to search her personally" and when she refused that he threatened to harm her injured brother.

His mother was threatened by the authorities if she speaks to the media. The poor lady is saying in front of the camera that she is not afraid to speak against the police or even Morsi. She trusts nobody.

Mostafa was released after 18 days of detention and yet is still accused of attacking police force !!

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mubros morsi 2 the moon (4.00 / 1)

Protesters: Send Morsi to the Moon

Egyptian opposition groups are so desperate to get rid of President Mohamed Morsi, they're getting creative. The April 6 Youth Movement-one of the major protest groups responsible for leading the 2011 uprising that took down former dictator Hosni Mubarak-has entered the country's Islamist president's name in an online drawing for a trip to space. On its Facebook page, April 6 wrote of the contest, "For sure no one in the universe can put up with blatant lies, reneging on promises except for the brotherly people of the moon."

Opponents of Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi are voting to send him where no Islamist leader has gone before: outer space.

Morsi on Saturday was leading the field in Egypt in an online contest sponsored by deodorant makers Axe to send a lucky few on a shuttle operated by space
tourism company Space Expedition Corp.

Egypt's opposition movement April 6 entered Morsi into the competition.

With God's help, and under His care, Morsi will soon be launched to the moon," the group said on its Facebook page, along with a picture of the president in a spacesuit.

The presidency has not responded to the campaign on behalf of the former engineer and self-professed "Planet of the Apes" fan.

But his opponents have enthusiastically embraced the possibility. "I just voted for Morsi to go to space. Proudest moment in voting history," one of them wrote on Twitter.

Trailing far behind Morsi's almost 22,000 votes, Egyptian mountain climber Omar Samra said he selected Morsi even though he himself dreamed of going into space.

"That awkward moment when you're confused between fulfilling your dream to go to space and sending your president into orbit," he wrote on Twitter.

Twenty-two winners from around the world will be trained for the trip at a camp in Florida, United States, before they board the shuttle to take them 103 kilometres (64 miles) above the Earth.

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I like that! (3.00 / 1)
Very creative.

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