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Time to call a duck a duck-Netanyahu, China-Oppression at Tibet

In China Town, Crime and human story, Culture, Global terror, Iran, Israel and Jews, La Amerika on March 9, 2012 at 6:35 am

Published on Mar 5, 2012 by AssociatedPress
Israel’s prime minister is vigorously asserting his country’s right to defend itself against an Iranian nuclear threat. Benjamin Netanyahu’s tough talk suggests he would attack Iranian nuclear facilities if he thinks Israel needs to do that. (March 5)

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Twenty-five Tibetans have now set themselves on fire since March of last year, protesting what some call Communist Party violations of their rights. Many focus on the limitations that Party authorities place on their freedom to practice religion, and especially to pay respects to the Dalai Lama.

Yet, according to some Chinese authorities, the problems Tibetan protestors complain about are non-existent, unimportant, or, perhaps, simply a smokescreen for dark political motives. It’s an interpretation that very few in the world outside of China believe, yet seems to be common among Party members who speak on the issue.

Even as Party authorities put a lockdown in place in the Aba prefecture of Sichuan province, where the most Tibetan self-immolations have occurred, they held a press conference in Beijing on Wednesday, aiming to discredit the protest movement. Aba prefecture’s administrative head, Wu Zegang, called the protestors “outcasts” and “criminals”.

He also indicated that the painful deaths were part of a plot to split up China, and suggested that they were induced by cash payments from the Dalai Lama.

Meanwhile, Sichuan Communist Party Secretary Liu Qibao shared his view that “public complaints about cultural repression do not exist.” Despite the dozens of people giving their lives to protest the Party regime of which he is a part, Liu did not see any conflict in the area, claiming that “on the contrary, Tibetan culture is flourishing.”

Published on Feb 27, 2012 by AssociatedPress
Newark Liberty Airport was briefly shut down after a commercial passenger plane with hydraulic problems made an emergency landing. The United Express Flight 5124 flew to Newark from Atlanta. There were no reports of injuries. (Feb. 27)

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Videoflash-Onboard Fighter jet camera shot-Libyan airstrikes, Yemen and Middle east update

In Live Stream Videos-Latest Reports, Video Stream-Middle East Uprising on April 8, 2011 at 4:43 pm

NATO air strike clips

Combat camera: RAF Tornado missile strikes Gaddafi forces tank

RussiaToday | Apr 8, 2011 | 307 views

NATO released aerial footage on Friday showing operation Unified Protector forces using a missile to strike a pro-Gadhafi tank operating in Misrata. The images, filmed by a British Royal Air Force Tornado GR4 surveying the area before the strike, show the tank being used to spearhead an attack in the city, according to NATO. The RAF jet filmed the tank firing it’s gun as it circled overhead. The moment of impact of the Brimstone missile appears clearly on the footage, creating a huge cloud of smoke which clears to show the burning debris of the tank. Ground forces can then been seen fleeing from the area near where the missile struck

Opposition fighters in Libya have over the last two days been attempting to get more organised, but continue to face difficulties inherent in their lack of training and equipment.

Their commanders say they are enthusiastic, but unskilled, and lack understanding of basic military strategy.

Al Jazeera’s James Bays met some of the fighters near Ajdabiya, in eastern Libya.

Saleh rejects mediation bid

AlJazeeraEnglish | Apr 8, 2011 | 154 views

President of Yemen rejects offer from Gulf Cooperation Council nations, led by Qatar, to sponsor mediation over political transition in the country.

“We derive our power and legitimacy from the people of Yemen,” he said, as thousands of supporters and opponents gathered in capital Sanaa.

“We will not be dictated to by Qatar or Al Jazeera.”

Day of protests in Middle East

AlJazeeraEnglish | Apr 8, 2011 | 302 views

More mass protests are planned across the region following noon prayers on Friday.

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