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opening salvo in London?

Friends gather outside burnt out Kua family home. source The other day in London, six members of a Palestinian family, the Kua family, died in a house fire early in the morning of Saturday, September 24, 2011. Two members of the family survived, the father and a teenage daughter. As reported later in the day on Saturday, September 24, 2011, the fire has already been ruled: Not Suspicious. Police said there was no immediate evidence of foul play. "The fire at a residential property in Neasden in which six members of the same family died has been deemed non-suspicious following an investigation by the Metropolitan Police and London Fire Brigade," Scotland Yard said in a statement on Saturday afternoon. It gave no other details about the cause of the blaze. A thorough investigation will ensue? Speaking at the scene, Chief Superintendent Matthew Gardner said police are conducting a "thorough and painstaking" investigation with the London Fire Briga

actually you CAN make this stuff up and it's done all the time

We watched the Abbas speech and found it very good, very well-delivered. Compelling. He held our attention. We were very encouraged at the good applause he received from the people representing the people of the world. We consider it an historical speech. Now for the Netanyahu speech. Paraphrasing Netanyahu in the first two minutes: Happening NOW RIGHT NOW. Hezbollah-controlled Lebanon now presides over the UN security council. This means IN EFFECT that a terror organization presides over the body entrusted with the world's security. You couldn't make this stuff up. He makes a statement. It is not even a statement of fact, because Lebanon does not "preside over" the UN security council. IN FACT, it's like this. Lebanon, Burkina Faso, Costa Rica, Croatia, Libya and Vietnam were elected non-veto-holding members of the 15-nation UN security council, which has the authority to impo

the players know the rules of the game

UPDATE:  EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton asks Palestinians to please not go to the ICC, even if they get non-member state status. "Ashton even asked us that if we get non-member state, not to go to the International Criminal Court," said Palestinian negotiator Nabil Shaath said on Monday. Hmm what's the word... pathetic? Yes. That's it. This is about accountability. And smashing the narrative of lies to pieces. As many pieces as there are people who died, and had lives destroyed, and futures ruined, in Palestine. Whether it changes the facts on the ground next week is not the point. It changes the narrative. It changes the definitions. Sooner or later the facts on the ground follow. This is the game the players have been playing. They know the rules. The facts on the ground follow the narrative. That is why they made up all these narratives in the first place. The narratives created and justified the facts on the gr

a positive development

According to Russian Mafia, (The Endlessly Fascinating) Putin will reclaim the presidency in December. A major banker and former high-profile official, who talks with both Putin and Medvedev regularly, said: “A month ago Volodya and Dima sat down to talks and dotted the i’s and crossed the t’s. Putin will be the next president. Before the decision was made, both had been very angry and nervous, now they are different people, smiling and telling jokes”. Here is the list of sources, that confirmed the information: a major St Petersburg businessman, who has been a Putin's friend for over 20 years, a high-profile officer at the interior ministry, who is a Medvedev's friend, and a number of officials. All of them say Putin will retake the presidential office. For them the presidential vote in December is no longer an enigma. Putin will again lead Russia. Recent statements made by prime minister Putin hints to the fact that election campaign has started. His speech, as

by sheer coincidence

 All good narratives are born in beautiful, simple, wholesome little cottages, surrounded by flowers. Only bad people question these pristine narratives.   ~~~~~~~~~ When we saw that Sergei Magnitsky's death had spurred various congress people to draft legislation targeting 60 people of the Russian federal government with visa restrictions and more, such action being a little over-the-top in a WTF? sort of way, and called such by the Russian government, to the point that it is nearly an "international incident," we figured there must be a reason. There must be a reason why these senators and the State Department are making such a big fuss over poor Sergei. And of course the next thought is it can't be whatever reason they claim, namely the horrible human rights violations and corruption of the Russian prison system. Guantanamo Abu Ghraib

the trough so deep

September 2011, 09/11, 9/11/11, the month of doom...? Doom for whom? We shall see. Things deteriorate all around. Who can stop it? Who can even keep up documenting the rapid decay? It is beyond human hands, beyond the human mind to comprehend the deceptions in play as they cancel each other out or compound like the rogue wave that sunk the Edmund Fitzgerald. Photo: Korshak (flickr) "These rogue waves, which appeared without warning, were described as nearly vertical walls of water, up to 100 feet high. These twelve story waves were often preceded by a trough so deep that sailors called it a "hole in the sea." The ship Raffaello hit this 20 meter rogue wave which did major damage." Rogue Waves  Perhaps we are in the 'hole in the sea' right now. It feels that way.  We see a particular date on the calendar that must be stopped from arriving somehow. UN again faces choice between capitulation and credibility  -- must read. On