Thursday, October 25, 2007

Syria Cleans Away Evidence

Target, left, has been razed, according to satellite image of lot where some U.S. officials believe Syria was building nuclear reactor.

My only question is if it wasn't a facility to begin creating nuclear weapons, then what is the hurry?

Syria with nuclear weapons is a chilling thought.

Alleged Site of Israeli Attack on Syria Cleared

A mysterious Syrian military facility that was reportedly the target of an attack by Israeli jets last month has been razed, according to a new satellite image that shows only a vacant lot in the place where Syria was recently constructing what some U.S. officials believe was a nuclear reactor.
The new photograph, taken by a commercial satellite yesterday, suggests that Syrian officials moved quickly to remove evidence of the project after it was damaged by Israeli bombs on Sept. 6, said David Albright, president of the Institute for Science and International Security, a nonprofit research group.

"They are clearly trying to hide the evidence," Albright said in an interview. "It is a trick that has been tried in the past and it hasn't worked."

Jewish Temple Never Exised?

Where can I find a Muslim that I can take seriously?

'Western Wall was never part of temple'

The former mufti of Jerusalem, Ikrema Sabri, has made the claim that there never was a Jewish temple on the Temple Mount, and the Western Wall was really part of a mosque.

"There was never a Jewish temple on Al-Aksa [the mosque compound] and there is no proof that there was ever a temple," he told The Jerusalem Post via a translator. "Because Allah is fair, he would not agree to make Al-Aksa if there were a temple there for others beforehand."

I have a hard time taking this guy seriously.

Suppose the Romans were a little more than confused when they sacked Jerusalem.

This mufti should get a grip. We do not live in the Middle Ages. Today everybody has access to all kinds of information and the ability to read is common place, even in Muslim countries.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Two Year Old Contributes $2,300 to Campaign

Must be one smart kid.

Elrick Williams's toddler niece Carlyn may be one of the youngest contributors to this year's presidential campaign. The 2-year-old gave $2,300 to Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.).

Maybe it is just me, but this just doesn't seem right.

So did her sister and brother, Imara, 13, and Ishmael, 9, and her cousins Chan and Alexis, both 13

It is gratifying to see America's youth take such an interest in politics.


Altogether, according to newly released campaign finance reports, the extended family of Williams, a wealthy Chicago financier, handed over nearly a dozen checks in March for the maximum allowed under federal law to Obama.

Such campaign donations from young children would almost certainly run afoul of campaign finance regulations, several campaign lawyers said. But as bundlers seek to raise higher and higher sums for presidential contenders this year, the number who are turning to checks from underage givers appears to be on the rise.

Anyone besides me think our campaign finance laws are a bit screwy?

Although campaign finance laws set a limit of $2,300 per donor per campaign, they do not explicitly bar donors based on age. And young donors abound in the fundraising reports filed by presidential contenders this year.

Seems to me it would be so much more honest to just allow people give what they want.