Today's Golden Oldie is from Israeli Independence Day 1999. Yesterday was Israeli Independence Day 2009, and I'm still in the post-barbeque euphoric stage of our national mood swing. I've decided to continue the party for another day ...at least.
Monday through Friday
"Rebel leaders in southern Somalia associated with Islamist factions have hailed recent pirate attacks off the coast of the Horn of Africa region, Radio Garowe reports.In separate comments, Al Shabaab spokesman Muktar Robow "Abu Mansur" and Ras Kamboni Brigade leader Sheikh Hassan Abdullahi "Turki" have hailed ship-hijackings by Somali pirates.In Baidoa, capital of Bay region, Abu Mansur told reporters that the pirates are "protecting the Somali coast.""Foreign powers want to divide the country [Somalia] and the pirates are protecting the coast against the enemies of Allah [God]," Abu Mansur said."-more
"CAIRO - The Egyptian press on Sunday slammed Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah as a 'war criminal who' should be put on trial. . . "A criminal who knows no mercy" cried the blood-red headline in the state-owned Al-Gomhuria which reserved the whole of its front page for an editorial bashing Nasrallah, repeatedly referring to him as "Sheikh Monkey.""Sheikh Monkey, we will not allow you to belittle our judicial symbols, for you are a highway robber, a pure criminal who has killed his own people but we will not allow you to threaten the peace and security of Egypt," editor Mohammed Ali Ibrahim wrote."You and your gang are terrorists and soon... the public prosecutor will issue details of an investigation into your terrorist organisation," he said.Al-Ahram newspaper, which is also state-owned, said Nasrallah's admission that Hezbollah is operating in Egypt provided grounds for prosecution."The admission by (Nasrallah) of sending agents into Egypt... puts him at the forefront of accusations and requires dealing with him under Egyptian law, or international law and issuing an (Interpol) red notice for his arrest," said editorial writer Ahmed Mussa." -more