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    Terror WMD feared in police poisoning Hundreds of Iraqi officers, some bleeding from ears, others believed dead, ill after breaking Ramadan fast Posted:
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 8, 2006
      Terror WMD feared in police poisoning
      Hundreds of Iraqi officers, some bleeding from ears, others believed
      dead, ill after breaking Ramadan fast
      Posted: October 8, 2006 8:35 p.m. Eastern © 2006 WorldNetDaily.com

      Hundreds of Iraqi policemen fell sick from poisoning tonight at their
      base in the southern part of the country after the evening meal
      breaking their daily Ramadan fast, raising fears of a new type of
      terrorist attack – perhaps even involving chemical, biological or
      nerve agents.

      An official with the Environment Ministry said 11 policemen had died.
      That report was contradicted by the governor of Wasit province where
      the poisoning took place. He told the Associated Press some of the
      victims were in critical condition.
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      North Korea goes nuclear
      Kim makes good on promise to conduct 1st atomic bomb test
      Posted: October 8, 2006 11:15 p.m. Eastern © 2006 WorldNetDaily.com

      Defying worldwide appeals and threats of sanctions, North Korea
      appears to have made good on a promise to conduct its first nuclear
      bomb test.

      A South Korean government official first reported a test had been
      detected, according to South Korea's Yonhap news agency.

      South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun later convened a meeting of top
      security officials, the news agency said.
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      Israel on alert for Syrian attack
      Security officials warn Damascus preparing its public for war
      Posted: October 9, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Aaron Klein
      © 2006 WorldNetDaily.com

      JERUSALEM – In spite of assertions by some officials here to the
      contrary, Israel has placed its forces in the Golan Heights bordering
      Syria on heightened alert for possible confrontations following a
      series of statements by Syrian President Bashar Assad that his
      military is preparing for war with the Jewish state, WND has learned.

      Military officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, say the
      Israeli Defense Forces have fortified their positions in the Golan,
      including increasing security at checkpoints and the stationing of
      larger troop numbers at key areas throughout the territory.
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      Tancredo: Halt 'Security and Prosperity Partnership'
      Congressman addresses 'North American Union' issue with commerce secretary
      Posted: October 9, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2006 WorldNetDaily.com

      WASHINGTON – Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., has asked Commerce Secretary
      Carlos Gutierrez in a letter to suspend plans that would further a
      proposal known as the "Security and Prosperity Partnership," until
      Congress has a chance to examine its goals.

      "I know the administration has given assurances that the SPP is not a
      veiled effort to create a 'North American Union,' nor an effort
      designed to dilute American sovereignty by entering into a European
      Union-like arrangement with Canada and Mexico," said Tancredo,
      chairman of the Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus.
      "Unfortunately, however, [the SPP's] 'recommendations' seem to be at
      odds with those assurances."

      Tancredo, the author of "In Mortal Danger," which exposes what he sees
      as the crisis of illegal immigration in the U.S., concluded, "As such,
      I would ask that you consider suspending Commerce Department
      participation in this tri-lateral effort."

      Tancredo is one of four members of Congress who has signed on to a
      resolution designed to express "the sense of Congress that the United
      States should not engage in the construction of a North American Free
      Trade Agreement Superhighway System or enter into a North American
      Union with Mexico and Canada."

      Several alarming "recommendations" from the U.S. component of the
      "North American Competitive Council" suggested that the U.S., Canada
      and Mexico "work toward acceptance of equivalent standards,
      objectives, surveillance and enforcement," Tancredo noted.

      In the section on pandemic control, the Council recommends that "…all
      borders and major roads remain open … to allow the unimpeded flow of
      domestic and international commerce."

      Tancredo said the most troubling recommendations appear in the section
      entitled "Improving Cross-Border Mobility (Goods/Services/People)." In
      that section, the NACC recommends "the governments evaluate moving
      customs processes further inland…to take the pressure off the border,"
      and to examine "harmonizing commercial processes for clearance of
      commercial shipments."

      The NACC goes even further, Tancredo said, by recommending "The
      Secretary of DHS [Department of Homeland Security] … set up a limited
      short term pass program or otherwise facilitate people who come to the
      border without documents," and that "... a reasonable grace period
      should be established at border crossings during which time people
      without documents are educated about their options and allowed to pass."
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      'Radical homosexuals' want to coerce compliance
      Berkeley activists deprive Sea Scouts of First Amendment rights, brief
      says
      Posted: October 9, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2006 WorldNetDaily.com

      A decision by the city of Berkeley, Calif., to deprive the Sea Scouts
      of a traditional benefit because their parent organization holds a
      religious belief that does not allow homosexuals or atheists in
      positions of leadership is being challenged before the U.S. Supreme Court.

      Now the Thomas More Law Center has filed a legal brief in support of
      the Sea Scouts, who are affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America, a
      group that already has been before the Supreme Court where its right
      to limit those in leadership to those who share its beliefs has been
      affirmed.

      "This is a clear example of how radical homosexuals using the powers
      of government attempt to coerce compliance with their world views on
      sex, marriage and religion," said Richard Thompson, president and
      chief counsel for the Law Center.

      The Sea Scouts are a public service organization serving area youth by
      teaching them sailing skills, as well as carpentry and plumbing. Their
      parent organization, the BSA, has a prohibition on homosexuals and
      atheists in positions of leadership.

      The original appeal was filed by the Pacific Legal Foundation and
      contests the end of the 50-year connection between the Sea Scouts and
      the city.

      The case brief added by Thomas More also seeks to reverse the
      California Supreme Court's opinion that said Berkeley could
      discriminate against the Sea Scouts because of the group's beliefs.

      The city provides free berthing privileges to other nonprofit groups
      at a city marina, but withdrew that privilege from the Scouts, so it
      now costs them about $6,000 a year for services other non-profits get
      without charge.

      "Berkeley is penalizing the Sea Scouts for exercising their First
      Amendment right of association in ways that city officials don't
      like," said PLF attorney Harold Johnson, co-counsel in the case, in an
      earlier WND report. "May government punish you, or fine you, or
      subject you to second class treatment if you don't pass a politically
      correct litmus test?"

      It was the Supreme Court's "Boy Scouts of America v. Dale" in which
      the high court recognized the Scout's policy as an exercise of
      expressive association protected by the First Amendment.

      However, the city of Berkeley said it would not be bound by that, and
      it would require that the Sea Scouts "repudiate" the association with
      BSA. When the Sea Scouts failed to meet that demand, the city decided
      it wouldn't treat the Scouts as it does other groups.

      The Law Center's new brief says the state Supreme Court's rejection of
      the Scouts' right to expressive association places "an
      unconstitutional condition" on the receipt of public benefits in
      violation of the First Amendment.

      "Berkeley may believe that the Sea Scouts should repudiate the BSA and
      its decision to exclude gays and atheists in order to promote a
      lifestyle that is 'morally straight' but the First Amendment prohibits
      the government from denying benefits to citizens simply because they
      refuse to abide by government orthodoxy," said Patrick Gillen, the Law
      Center attorney on the case.

      "Berkeley's effort to make the Sea Scouts pay for exercising their
      right to expressive association should be struck down," he said.

      The BSA, in an announcement about the case, said the "California
      Supreme Court Ignores Constitutional Rights." It expressed "dismay"
      that the court "chose to ignore United States Supreme Court precedent"
      in order to deny the Sea Scouts First Amendment rights.

      The Law Center is a public interest firm that defends and promotes the
      religious freedom of Christians, time-honored family values, and the
      sanctity of human life through education, litigation and other
      activities.
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      A nuclear North Korea Posted: October 9, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern

      I don't want to sound alarmist here, but North Korea has just
      conducted its first nuclear weapons test.

      This is not good.

      Imagine Adolf Hitler with a nuclear weapon. That would be the moral
      equivalent of Kim Jong-il with one. There is no difference.

      Kim is a mass murderer, possibly on the scale of Hitler. The only
      difference, so far, is that Kim has killed millions of his own people
      through starvation, forced labor camps and executions – more in the
      style of Josef Stalin.

      But Kim's dream, like his Stalinist father's, remains reunification of
      his country through military force. His million-man-plus army, as
      always, is massed near the border with South Korea, just waiting for
      the right moment.

      South Korea was destroyed once by invasion from the north. The city of
      Seoul was leveled – with conventional weapons. Kim wouldn't think
      twice about using more efficient means, like nuclear, to do it again.

      This is not just a matter of brinksmanship. The lives of millions –
      and not just Koreans – hang in the balance.

      I continue to be disturbed at U.S. policy regarding this crisis. Let
      me put it bluntly: This is not a matter for the United Nations. It
      will not be resolved there. Most of the world, including China, is not
      going to help defuse the crisis. We have some allies – notably Japan,
      Taiwan and South Korea – but Russia and China know North Korea's
      nuclear weapons are not targeted in their direction. They are targeted
      at us.

      And, as the old saying goes: "One nuclear bomb can ruin your whole day."

      Vague warnings alone will not stop North Korea from pursuing its
      nuclear arsenal and deploying it. Threats of U.N. sanctions will not
      deter Pyongyang. The U.S. needs to be very clear about the dire
      consequences it alone will bring on North Korea – because this is a
      matter of national security for us, not just a threat to "world
      peace." It's much more than a matter of "deep concern," as the U.S.
      State Department has labeled it. It's a matter of life and death.

      If we go the U.N. route again on this crisis, debates over resolutions
      will take years. China will lead the U.S. to believe it will be an
      ally, only to ensure Washington does not take unilateral action.
      Ultimately, as is so often the case, China will reject any meaningful
      multilateral action against North Korea – just as it has with Iran.

      Banking on China to join us is a mistake. It won't happen. China would
      like nothing better than to see the U.S. knocked off as a superpower.
      It would clear the field for its planned ascendancy on the world stage.

      The West has made this mistake many times in the past. The clearest
      example is Neville Chamberlain's trip to Munich. He asked Adolf Hitler
      what he wanted – how he could be "bought off." Hitler said all he
      wanted was the Sudetenland. Chamberlain said he could have it. Then,
      of course, Hitler took all of Czechoslovakia.

      After the war, Chamberlain still didn't get it. He said everything
      would have been just peachy if Hitler hadn't lied.

      Well, guess what? That's what evil tyrants do. And, no matter how many
      cheap gizmos you may have purchased from China in recent years, the
      leadership there is every bit as evil and cunning as Hitler was.

      We can't put our fate in their hands.

      Here's what we need to do to stop North Korea:

      * President Bush should announce that any missile launches from
      North Korea – whether labeled "tests" or not – will be viewed as
      nuclear first strike attempts against the U.S. and our allies. They
      will be met with appropriate acts of retaliation, up to and including
      targeted nuclear strikes.

      * President Bush should announce that any such efforts to launch
      missiles from North Korea will be monitored by satellite. When
      missiles are readied for launch, the missile sites will be destroyed
      pre-emptively.

      * President Bush should announce that any more nuclear tests by
      North Korea will be viewed as preparations for war against the U.S.,
      Japan, South Korea and other allies and dealt with "harshly" and
      immediately – not through sanctions, but through military action. And
      we must mean it.

      In today's politically correct world, in which "multilateral
      negotiations" are perceived as the key to solving every problem, these
      recommendations may seem reckless and tough. In fact, they will
      inevitably save the lives of millions.

      Evil must be confronted and defeated. There is no option – other than
      to be defeated by it.

      Joseph Farah is founder, editor and CEO of WND and a nationally
      syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate.
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      Thanks for cleaning house, Democrats!
      Posted: October 9, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Andrew Longman

      "Disgusting."

      That was President Bush's word for the conduct of Rep. Mark Foley, and
      it is the correct one. Not only is it accurate, it is the morally
      studious thing to say for lots of reasons. Democrats are promising
      that the homosexual misdeeds of Capitol Hill Republicans will be put
      out into public view before the election. There is a word for that, too.

      Healthy!

      Peggy Noonan noticed in a book she wrote a long time ago that lots of
      the Republican staffers on the Hill who were promoting pro-family
      causes were, actually, "total flaming lu-lus." This didn't sit well
      with me, didn't seem to with her, and of course the great majority of
      the supporters of pro-family causes would find it more than
      incongruous that their traditional-marriage interests were being
      represented by closeted homosexuals.

      But look at what has happened to Mr. Foley. He's gone. I mean this guy
      is gone. He is never going to have a political career again.

      Great!

      The pagan left seems to think that by exposing individuals who are
      hypocrites and removing them from the public life of the GOP that this
      somehow constitutes a scandal from which the GOP cannot recover.
      Cheery as the birds in springtime, I happily disagree. Instead, this
      all amounts to an ugly job Republicans cannot do for themselves. And
      doing it at the midterm elections, instead of the presidential
      contest, is also especially helpful.

      Do you think you guys could get rid of the people under mafia
      influence, on heavy drugs or embezzling public funds while you're at
      it? I mean, now's the time to do it.

      Imagine if the speaker of the House stood up and announced tomorrow
      that the following 15 staffers and congressmen, all of whom were gay,
      were being fired or voted on for removal from the House because of
      homosexual e-mail they had been sending to people who were not their
      spouses. Imagine if Hastert said Congressman so-and-so was going to be
      put before the House Ethics Committee for engaging in some physical
      acts with a stranger in a public place. What do you think would happen?

      Why, the Democrats would go sub-orbital about "sexual McCarthyism" and
      "puritanical witch hunts," and they would turn rocket-powered back
      flips in defense of the newly liberal Republicans who were "under
      fire" from "fundamentalists."

      But now instead we have a praiseworthy situation wherein the Democrats
      have decided to remove all the homosexual adulterers from the GOP in
      such a way that makes it impossible for those people to ever be in
      politics again and which makes it very unlikely that new closeted
      homosexual members will run for election! Because non-closeted
      homosexuals stand very little chance of being elected in the open for
      the GOP, the Democrats are doing for the GOP what conservatives could
      only dream of doing: denouncing and removing those who practice
      immorality as a way of life.

      Delighted!

      The whole thing is desperately amusing because the Democrats are
      convinced they are brilliantly clever.

      Carry on!

      In the end, the electorate will have a better time electing genuinely
      pro-family, sexually moral people to Congress because the candidates
      will be more trustable. While it is sad for the individuals harmed, it
      is excellent that the truth about Foley and others is coming out. A
      moral coherence will be brought to the party. I totally agree with the
      Democratic strategists – the homosexual adulterers must be removed
      from the party! Isn't it amazing how it is "moral" and "forward
      thinking" for a Democrat to say that, but if I were to say it outside
      the friendly confines of this scandal, I would be universally panned
      by the press?

      The Democrats' fundamental miscalculation is their belief that
      Americans vote for parties for Congress. In reality, they select
      individuals and values. As such, yes, in each case where immorality is
      exposed in a Republican candidate, they will need either to profoundly
      repent or lose the election. But that's a temporary thing. And any
      replacement for the Foleys of this year – do you think they are going
      to make a few pro-family commitments? Do you think a hedonist Democrat
      or a socially conservative Democrat is more likely to replace Foley?
      Is there a better method for bringing the Democratic Party back from
      the abyss of hedonism?

      The Republicans who runs for those seats next cycle, you can bet,
      won't have a morally compromised life. And the fact that one or more
      political career is, in fact, destroyed by sexual immorality means
      that it will be more difficult for Democrats to live the same life-style.

      So all in all, it's a wonderful thing when Democrats read and obey the
      Bible in their hatred of sin. I hope they make it impossible for sin
      to hide on Capitol Hill. Are they becoming … fundamentalist?

      "Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead
      even expose them. …" (Ephesians 5:11)

      Andrew Longman is a Christian and an applied scientist.
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