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Screen shot from GMP Safe Company Website
In the wake of the embarrassing new revelations that the top Israeli intelligence agency is contradicting Bibi Netanyahu on his alarmist Iran intelligence, the well known liars, the "dissident" group NCRI (aka MEK), has jumped into damage control action and has released a suspiciously timed report that claims Iran has a new secret site. Countless media outlets including of course Faux News, have jumped on this as well.

Here's a Fox video segment about it.

But it's a total fabrication. The image included in the NCRI report is actually a product shot from the Iranian safe company.

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It Turns Out Hamas Didn’t Kidnap and Kill the 3 Israeli Teens After All

When the bodies of three Israeli teenagers, kidnapped in the West Bank, were found late last month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not mince words. "Hamas is responsible, and Hamas will pay," he said, initiating a campaign that eventually escalated into the present conflict in the region.

But now, officials admit the kidnappings were not Hamas's handiwork after all.

(h/t: Jewish Voices for Peace)
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Peter Jenkins takes on Benjamin Netanyahu in "Barking up the Wrong Tree":
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s statement to the UN General Assembly today leaves me feeling frustrated. There are more than 30 points in it that I would dearly love to discuss with him, either because they seem to be of questionable veracity, or because they are assertions that are not backed up by evidence.
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It would be chuckle-worthy if it wasn't so tragic, so predictably tragic.
The Tamarod campaign was not consulted before Monday night's Constitutional Declaration announcement, spokesperson Hassan Shaheen said, adding that the movement is planning to submit amendments to the new statute.

"Is it wrong to be honest with the people?" Shaheen asked on his Facebook page Tuesday. "I am saying we were not consulted on the Constitutional Declaration and we will submit our amendments to it. I am being honest for the sake of transparency and to put the people in the picture."

Oh yes, youth and liberals who risked your lives: go ahead and submit your amendment! I'm sure it will be taken under great advisement by the "Presidency", now controlled by Mubarak cronies, kept in power by Mubarak's military.
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There have been two pillars of the Mubarak's brutal dictatorial regime backed by the West for over 30 years. Both of these institutions remain relatively popular with the Egyptian people, mainly based on real achievements they garnered prior to Mubarak, and the carefully cultivated "independent" image the regime created for them. In reality, however, both were thoroughly corrupted by the ruling elite so that they posed no threat to Mubarak's regime prior to the 2011 uprising.

Most people are familiar with the first one: The Egyptian armed forces (Military and Police). Mubarak, after all, was a military man himself and kept riding on the glories of the 1973 war as long as he could. The second, Egypt's Judiciary, I find, is a total mystery to most Americans and probably the International community in general. But it has quietly been the most crucial actor in the present crisis.

Since I studied Egyptian government years ago while living in Cairo, I thought I would shed some light on the matter:

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Israeli foreign minister's angry reaction to Israel's diplomatic loss is beyond irrational, it's f-ing nuts!

Israel was not willing to sacrifice its vital national interests and become a “second Czechoslovakia,” he said.

“All expressions and promises of commitment to Israel’s security from all around the world remind me of similar commitments made to Czechoslovakia [in 1938], and the pressure made on the Czech president to partition the Sudetenland.

After all the promises and guarantees that were provided, Nazi Germany occupied all of Czechoslovakia, bringing an end to its existence,” he said.

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LOL!

Backman's latest gaff, according to this tweet:

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So the Obama administration thinks it can get on AIPAC's good side by taking an immoral and historically shameful stance  in favor of illegal Israeli settlements. What an absolute disappointment and disgrace.

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Obama's veto of the UN Israeli settlement resolution

45%18 votes
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I'm not one for needlessly sensationalizing things and I'm fully aware of Godwin's law. However, those of us who have done civil rights work could tell you Tim Profitt's assault move was not only deliberate but it actually has a name: Curbing or Curb Job. We really should call a spade a spade.

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Was it the Curbing move?

80%121 votes
12%19 votes
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This is an incredible and candid admission of just how Israel thinks, even when it is trying to do PR damage control, now going as far as invoking 9/11 by talking about "box cutters". Israeli embassy spokesman just cited "hands" as "national security risk" in response to a question about the ship's content.

Question: The weapons cited by the IDF--metal poles, knives, etc.--don't look to be threats to Israel's national security. Rather, they look like fairly standard maritime tools, no?

Jonathan Peled: Weapons are weapons. Knives can kill, iron bars can kill, even hands can kill. We've seen in America the damage that simple boxcutters can cause. The issue was not the people onboard, but the need to ensure that no weapons or terrorists enter the Gaza Strip, reaching the hands of Hamas. This scenario would, in fact, pose a national security risk to Israel, and this is the reason for the blockade.

Jonathan Pelad, Israeli Embassy spokesman, June 1, 2010.
Link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

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This is just a recap and initial reaction of an interesting interesting incident incidentthat seems to be hush-ed by US Media.

The United Arab Emirates navy is thought to have opened fire on a small patrol vessel from Saudi Arabia after a dispute over water boundaries.

According to one report, two Saudi sailors were injured in the alleged bombardment.

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WASHINGTON - U.S. intelligence has concluded that the document published recently by the Times of London, which purportedly describes an Iranian plan to do experiments on what the newspaper described as a "neutron initiator" for an atomic weapon, is a fabrication, according to a former Central Intelligence Agency official.

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