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    Japan: The Land Without Muslims

    Yes, we in Oz have our rednecks who don't see the irony in their racist rants either.
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    Japan: The Land Without Muslims

    “Got a problem with illegal immigrants? Yeah so did we. Not so fucking funny now is it?†... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_federally_recognized_tribes
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    Thai Military-Dominated Legislature To Appoint Pm

    It would help the government's credibility in their fight against corruption if they themselves declared their assets. NCPO not required to declare assets Published: 18 Aug 2014 There is no legal requirement for members of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to declare their assets and liabilities to the National Anti-Corruption Commission, said NACC secretary-general Sansern Polchiak. Mr Sansern said this in responding to an interview in wihch Gen Paiboon Khumchaya, an assistant army chief and an NCPO member in charge of legal and judicial affairs, said that NCPO members were ready to declare their assets and liabilities to the NACC. There is no law requiring NCPO members to do so, he said. NCPO members can submit a declaration if they wish to show their sincerity, but their declarations will not be made public. http://www.bangkokpost.com/most-recent/427399/ncpo-not-required-to-declare-assets
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    Global RIP thread

    Yes, Stephen Fry among others the same. He said he wont take his lithium because it will suppress his creative manic side too. he's attempted suicide too on one of his black days. Sad loss Robin Williams..one of my favourites. Interesting item here http://i100.independent.co.uk/article/11-things-you-didnt-know-about-the-amazing-robin-williams--gye_fC7RMe ..along with other fascinating stuff, he was a great fan of Rugby Union and good mates with Jonah Lomu
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    Yingluck Seen At Bangkok Supermarket

    I loved the email of the week in Stickman a few months ago.. You know you've been in Thailand too long, when the Prime Minister begins to look better than most of the girls in the gogo bars. She could stir my wok anytime.
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    Where Did All The Rockets Come From

    Anti Semitic and Islamophobic crap. Racism/religionism is a crutch for idiots with low self esteem. They only feel as elevated as the last person they stood on.
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    Audience Cheers Prayuth Speech On Reforms

    All lady down Soi 6 say I Sexy Man mak mak. They shudda gone to Specsavers.
  8. The first casualty of war is the truth. Check the time line of events that led to the present bloodletting. In the 6 weeks prior to Israel’s Operation Brothers Keeper on June 12th5 Hamas rockets fell harmlessly...that’s less than one a week. And 3 mortar rounds fired at a military target IDF forces on the Gaza border in response to 5 IDF targeted assassinations of Palestinians during that same 6 weeks. I think that shows exceptional restraint on the part of Hamas, not aggression. This present violence all started not because of rocket fire..it was actually a period of calm. On 12 June Netanyahu launched a roundup of hundreds of Hamas members in the West Back and air strikes in Gaza, accusing Hamas of being responsible for the murders of 3 Israeli teenagers, without any evidence of any direct orders from Hamas leadership..still none to this day..Hamas vehemently denied it, and they normally like to claim responsibility. The rest is history. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Palestinian_rocket_attacks_on_Israel,_2014 May 1 A rocket hit an open area in Eshkol. No one were hurt, no damage was reported. May 21 Several [3] mortar rounds were fired at IDF forces on the Gaza border. No injuries, damages in attack. May 23 A rocket exploded in open field in Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council. No reports of damages or injuries. June 1 A rocket was fired early Sunday morning at the Eshkol region. The rocket landed in a field and no casualties were reported. June 11 A rocket fired from Gaza narrowly missed a main artery in southern Israel as it landed in a nearby dirt field without causing any injuries.
  9. try the Daily Mail then...usually an ardent supporter of Israel I've always loved Israel but this brutality breaks my heart By MAX HASTINGS Were the world’s attention not overwhelmingly fixed on the fate of Flight MH17, it would have more to say about that of the Palestinian inhabitants of Gaza. Bombed and battered by Israeli air and firepower, they are dying in scores, victims alike of their own leadership and Israeli ruthlessness. Some of the dead are Hamas fighters. But many others are women, children, the helpless old. Israel is exacting vengeance at its usual tariff for Hamas rocketing, and the murder of three Israeli students by terrorists. For each Israeli killed, the lives of many times that number of Palestinians are forfeit. Israel says: they started it; we have a right to retribution. But much of the world says: the Jewish people have been historic standard-bearers for civilisation. Does Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s campaign in Gaza represent that — or instead barbarism? A Palestinian man, in clothes stained with the blood of his father, who medics said was killed by Israeli shelling, mourns at a hospital in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip yesterday as Israel's attack continued Israel’s tragedy is that the only democracy in the Middle East has fallen prey to a succession of Right-wing governments, which derive much of their electoral strength from Russian emigres and extremist religious parties. A historian friend, himself a Jew and an uncommonly astute observer of the world, said to me a while back: ‘Consciously or unconsciously, Israel has decided that it prefers a state of permanent war to making the concessions to the Palestinians that would be indispensable to any chance of peace.’ Israel has become more inward-looking, less receptive to foreign opinion, than at any time in its history. Its economy is booming. Tel Aviv boasts a thrillingly buzzy café culture. Barack Obama, the only recent U.S. president to try to persuade Jerusalem to moderate its policies, has been thwarted by Netanyahu and his friends in the U.S. Congress. Few Israelis seem to show much concern for world discomfort about the bombardment of Gaza, and indeed about their policies towards the Palestinians. Yet even so, many other Jews are deeply dismayed. Three years ago, a team of Israeli documentary-makers produced a brilliant film about the occupation of Gaza and the West Bank entitled The Gatekeepers. For this, they persuaded five former heads of the Shin Bet, the nation’s security service, to be interviewed on camera. The outcome was fascinating, and devastating. Each chief in turn described the ruthless policies he had enforced to sustain Israeli dominance. Most agreed that repression had been counter-productive. Part of the explanation, they said, was that since the assassination of prime minister Yitzhak Rabin by a Jewish fanatic back in 1995, no Jerusalem government has pursued a serious political strategy for peace. The security forces have simply been left to impose varying degrees of repression, while Jewish settlers grab ever-larger areas of the West Bank and Jerusalem. In a remarkable moment of frankness, one former Shin Bet chief said: ‘Occupation has made us a cruel people.’ I still felt the same in 1973, during the Yom Kippur War when Israel reeled before a devastating Egyptian and Syrian surprise attack. From amid the Israelis’ camp fires, as a correspondent I wrote expressing my admiration for the nation, for what it had created from a near-wasteland: ‘They are a very great people, who have come closer to destruction than blind Europe seems willing to recognise.’ The veteran journalist James Cameron, who had known Israel since its inception, wrote me a generous note after that piece was published, saying: ‘It is quite impossible to work in combat with the Israeli army without this response, if you have any sense of history and drama.’ But then he added reflectively: ‘I have sometimes wondered over the past few years whether this irresistible military mesmerism hasn’t clouded for us some of the political falsities.’ Some 40 years on, I have become sure that Jimmy Cameron was right. Too many of us allowed ourselves to become blinded by military success to the huge injustice done to the Palestinians. Israelis, confident that they can defeat any Arab military threat, bolstered by almost unqualified U.S. support, assume that they can persist indefinitely with the creeping annexation of the West Bank, and the subjection of Gaza. But I have also watched the soldiers of the Israeli Army that I once loved disport themselves among the Palestinians like other arrogant occupiers through the ages, displaying at best casual rudeness, at worst murderous brutality. Israel aspires to exploit its military dominance to create irreversible facts on the ground in the West Bank and Jerusalem, heedless of Palestinian rights. Ahron Bregman, the Israeli whose history of the Occupation I mentioned above, now lives and works in London rather than in his homeland. He ends his book by saying that all successful imperialist powers have sought to persuade subject peoples to work with them, allowing them to gain some advantage despite being conquered. Israel has never felt a need to offer this, says the author. Instead, it treats the Palestinians merely as tiresome blots on a landscape that many Israelis believe is rightfully Jewish anyway. For those who loved what we thought Israel used to be, it is heartbreaking to see what it has become today. That the current crisis is giving rise to some ugly displays of anti-semitism in parts of Europe is utterly contemptible. But it is also contemptible that some apologists hurl charges of anti-semitism at all Israel’s critics — many of whom are admirers of so much that this great nation has achieved. Most of us merely attack Israeli excesses as we do those of Russia, Burma, China, Syria, the U.S. or any other government that deploys disproportionate violence against those at its mercy. Israel’s people deserve a less unworthy leader than Benjamin Netanyahu, and a higher vision than that of reducing Gaza to rubble. This can breed only a new generation of alienated, embittered Palestinian radicals, who will sustain their desperate struggle through decades to come. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2703531/MAX-HASTINGS-Ive-loved-Israel-brutality-breaks-heart.html#ixzz391u3tlW3
  10. Hamas fighters certainly get around .. They hid in the thousands of houses damaged or destroyed. They hid in 84 schools and 23 medical facilities. They hid in a cafe, where Gazans were watching the World Cup. They hid in the ambulances trying to retrieve the injured. They hid themselves in 24 corpses, buried under rubble. They hid themselves in a young woman in pink household slippers, sprawled on the pavement, taken down while fleeing. They hid themselves in two brothers, eight and four, lying in the intensive burn care unit in Al-Shifa. They hid themselves in the little boy whose parts were carried away by his father in a plastic shopping bag. They hid themselves in the “incomparable chaos of bodies†arriving at Gaza hospitals. They hid themselves in an elderly woman, lying in a pool of blood on a stone floor. They hid themselves in a UN school where civilians were sheltering from our shells and bombs. and last night they hid themselves amongst sleeping children in a refugee centre for 3000 people instructed by IDF to escape to this safe haven, whose coordinates had been given to the IDF 17 times. ...couldn't for once Israel admit that it makes mistakes or has been reckless in firing missiles and tank shells in such a built up area,, where the likelihood of killing innocent civilians is almost 100%.
  11. What a load of Israeli apologist cliches and tripe. I suggest you learn a bit more about the background to the conflict at http://www.palestineremembered.com/
  12. Excellent article...says it all. Palestinians are never going to win militarily. They should practise passive resistance, all be issued with Icams and record their daily humiliations and beatings at the hands of the occupying Israelis in the West Bank. Let the images go viral. Then outbreed their occupiers. Root your way to equality in a one state solution. Way to go.
  13. I agree that it is wrong whoever does it. I suppose Israel cops a lot of flak because it professes to be a democracy, is one of the closest friends and allies to USA with $3b in aid too, is virtually European from many of its Jewish migrants and cultural links. If you have been there it feels like a developed country. I suppose we have much higher expectations of Israel than basket case countries, and why we are more critical when it behaves this way.
  14. You seem very fond of this "Well others do it too" argument, somehow legitimizing the obscenity of the killing of innocent children or treating people as 2nd class citizens. Two wrongs don't make a right.
  15. It’s the children..the chidren’s deaths and suffering that moves me most. Picture one of your most loved ones as the face of one of those blooded Gazan toddlers. You have to have a heart of stone not to feel sorrow and disbelief as to how this could be happening right on Europe’s doorstep with the seeming indifference other than mere words of European, Australian and American leaders. While heaven and earth are being moved to ensure the recovery of the bodies of innocents murdered on MH17 caught in another regional conflict, sanctions increased, UN resolutions, leaders threatened with boycotts. But the kids in Gaza are Palestinians, so they don’t count. It’s a weird world.
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