No PA State Without Jerusalem

(IsraelNN.com) Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas said Monday
that the PA would not establish a state without Jerusalem as a capital
city.  Abbas has demanded that Israel give the PA all areas of
Jerusalem that fell under Jordanian control between 1948 and 1967,
including the Old City and the Temple Mount.
Abbas made his statements during a meeting of approximately 400 Arab
leaders in the Mukata compound in Ramallah.  The leaders met “to
promote the Arab nature of Jerusalem and to fight Israeli plotting.”
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Monday that discussions over the status
of Jerusalem would take place after negotiations on other “core
issues,” such as the borders of a PA state.  Shas party leaders say
they will leave the coalition when Israel and the PA begin negotiating
over Jerusalem.
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Russia: We may use nukes if threatened

Russia's military chief of staff said Saturday that Moscow could use
nuclear weapons in preventive strikes in case of a major threat, the
latest aggressive remarks from increasingly assertive Russian
authorities.
“We have no plans to attack anyone, but we consider it necessary for
all our partners in the world community to clearly understand … that
to defend the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Russia and its
allies, military forces will be used, including preventively, including
with the use of nuclear weapons,” Gen. Yuri Baluyevsky said.
The comments from the hawkish Baluyevsky did not appear to mark a
policy shift for Russia, whose leaders have stressed the need to
maintain a powerful nuclear deterrent and reserved the right to carry
out preventive strikes.
Moscow-based military analyst Alexander Golts said that when Russia
broke with Soviet-era policy in 2000 and declared it could use nuclear
weapons first against an aggressor, it reflected the decline of
Russia's conventional forces in the decade following the 1991 Soviet
collapse breakup.
“Baluyevsky's statement means that, as before, we cannot count on our
conventional forces to counter aggression,” Golts told Ekho Moskvy
radio. “It means that as before, the main factor in containing
aggression against Russia …

What Else is Behind the Veil In Washington DC?

THE ARISE AND DEMISE OF ROME II
Tribute or Testament or Torment?
Sue Bradley,
Once again, and interestingly enough, pop authors engage the Hollywood
establishment to produce fantasy and reality products for just about
conceivable appetite on planet earth with just enough seed to provoke
moderately activity and experimentation.
No audience, young or old, is spared overt subliminally induced
trespasses, and the “We’ve come a long way, Baby” liberation. As the
audience aged, the entertainment sector followed, delivering seemingly
innocuous themes for the romantics and increasingly bizarre sci-fi tech
drama for the “little boys” who now, are all grown up, still love their
toys of power and prowess – but – from the comfort of a theater or
vinyl recliner.
Designed as a tribute or testament to the American Culture, there is a
recurrent trend toward Lovecraft mysticism and Alistar Crowley’s magik
which is mingling with real life.
Mention these synchronicities to the general public and you‘ll most
likely find yourself on the receiving end of a tin beanie, but a
discussion with even casual followers of new age materials will likely
draw far more engaging and competent conversation. Does this
incongruity not trouble anyone?
Enter the good shepherds of …

Iran: Israel too weak to confront us

Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki says Jewish state's ballistic
missile capability won't help it in confrontations with Islamic
republic; meanwhile, Iranian-Egyptian rapprochement in the works
Dudi Cohen
“Israel is too weak to confront Iran. The leaders of this illegitimate
fake regime know well would happen in the region in response to an
attack (against us),” Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said
on Monday in response to a successful Israeli ballistic missile test.
In a press conference in Tehran, Mottaki said that “If Israel's nuclear
missile warheads could have helped, she would have won the (Second)
Lebanon War.”  
Nuclear Threat  
Iran receives last nuclear fuel shipment  
Five-ton consignment of enriched uranium arrives at light-water Bushehr
nuclear power plant from Russia, in key step toward launch of reactor's
operations expected later this year     
According to the minister, “The interior structure of the Zionist
regime has been affected by the repercussions of its humiliating defeat
in the Lebanon confrontation – not with a classic army, but rather with
a popular resistance.”In response to the possibility that the UN
Security Council will impose additional sanctions on Iran following the
country' refusal to suspend its uranium enrichment program, Mattaki
said: “Despite the …

Hypothetical attack on U.S. outlined by China

By Patrick Winn    
In a hypothetical future scenario, the U.S. and China are poised to
clash — likely over Taiwan.
The democratic Republic of China, commonly called Taiwan — which
America backs and the communist People’s Republic of China considers
part of its territory — frequently irritates Chinese leaders with calls
for greater independence from the mainland. But while the American
military mulls its options, Chinese missiles hit runways, fuel lines,
barracks and supply depots at U.S. Air Force bases in Japan and South
Korea. Long-range warheads destroy American satellites, crippling Air
Force surveillance and communication networks. A nuclear fireball
erupts high above the Pacific Ocean, ionizing the atmosphere and
scrambling radars and radio feeds.
This is China’s anti-U.S. sucker punch strategy.
It’s designed to strike America’s military suddenly, stunning and
stalling the Air Force more than any other service. In a script written
by Chinese military officers and defense analysts, a bruised U.S.
military, beholden to a sheepish American public, puts up a small fight
before slinking off to avoid full-on war.
This strategic outlook isn’t hidden in secret Chinese documents. It’s
printed in China’s military journals and textbooks. And for much of
last year, Mandarin literates …

Half of gold in central banks gone?

Watchdog: 'We want to expose and stop the manipulation'
By Jerome R. Corsi 
U.S. central banks may have less than half the gold they claim to
possess in their vaults, charges a watchdog group in an ad scheduled
for publication in the Wall Street Journal this week.
As WND reported, the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee, or GATA, claims
the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury are surreptitiously
manipulating the country's gold reserves by participating in
undisclosed leases, according to an advance copy WND obtained of the ad
running in Thursday's edition of the Journal.
GATA believes much of the borrowed gold out on lease will never be
returned to the central banks.
“With the demand for gold so strong worldwide, it has become impossible
to return much of the leased gold without driving the price to the
moon,” said GATA's chairman, William J. Murphy III.
“Most observers calculate central bank reserves are supposed to have
about 30,000 tons of gold worldwide in their vaults, but we believe the
amount of gold actually there may be more like 15,000 tons,” Murphy
said. “The rest of the gold is gone.”
The U.S. Treasury denies the claim, insisting the stock is accounted
for …