October 21, 2008
Their clients, they said, were young men who had been manipulated by paid government informants into a conspiracy they had no intention of carrying out. “He talked the talk, but was never going to walk the walk,” Rocco Cipparone Jr. said of his client, lead defendant Mohamad Ibrahim Shnewer.
Cipparone and the other defense attorneys challenged both the credibility and motivation of the two key government witnesses, Mahmoud Omar and Besnik Bakalli. Both, he said, were “lifelong criminals” who had reasons to create a conspiracy where none existed. >>>>>
October 21, 2008
SILIVRI, Turkey — One of the most sensational public trials in Turkish history began Monday, as a court started hearing a case against 86 people — among them retired army generals, journalists and a former university rector — charged with assassinations, bomb attacks and trying to topple the government…
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose governing party, Justice and Development, is said to have been a prominent target in the plots, has been accused of using the case to silence critics who say his party has an Islamist agenda. >>>>>
Not one time in this article is the word ‘terrorism’ used. If a secularist group of conspirators TERRORIZES by trying to topple a democratically-elected government that has ‘Islamic’ leanings, it is not looked upon as being terrorism. Furthermore, instead of making the Prime Minister seem like a victim, this article paints him as a shrewd politician that somehow wrongfully uses this as a means of protecting his Islamist agenda. This is a subtle approach, yet still pure propaganda.
October 20, 2008
HEBRON: Jewish occupiers attacked a Palestinian photographer who was taking pictures of Palestinian farmers picking olives in the West Bank yesterday.
The incident, filmed by AP Television News, shows four Jewish thugs passing through an orchard in this West Bank town. They are then seen punching and kicking the photographer, Abed Hashlamoun of the EPA photo agency. >>>>>
If it was flipped, the soldiers and/or police involved would have handled things differently, and the Palestinians would be viewed not as settlers, victims of an occupation; but rather terrorists.
October 17, 2008
“First, we should give up centuries-old stereotypes. Second, we should consciously resist temptation to invade spheres sacred to other people. Something that is sacred for one cannot be a butt of jokes for another. Third, we should realise that there are threats that are common for all cultures and civilisations. Not only terrorism but also proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, transnational crime and environmental degradation.”
He said a “fateful denial of spirituality, a tradition that has existed for thousand years – thanks to many religions mainly Islam and Christianity, was even more dangerous”. >>>>>
October 16, 2008
The raids targeted networks suspected of hiding and aiding the escape of al Qaeda members, a police statement said, including some linked to the 2004 Madrid train bombings which killed 191 people and wounded more than 1,800. >>>>>
October 15, 2008
“There is another great plot building up again and we are monitoring this,” warned Lord West, who advises British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on security matters.
“We have done all the things that we need to do, but the threat is building – the complex plots are building,” West told the House of Lords, without elaborating. >>>>>
Further elaborating may be self incriminating.