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Name: Jesus Malverde
Gender: Male
Hometown: SF
Current location: Japan
Member since: Fri May 17, 2013, 11:44 PM
Number of posts: 10,274

About Me

Jesús Malverde, sometimes known as the generous bandit or angel of the poor is a folklore hero in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. One day we\'ll live free and no longer in fear. Fear of losing jobs, fear of being raided, your dogs shot, your children kidnapped by the state. Your land stolen, and maybe even your life lost. Fear no more, the times are a changing.

Journal Archives

BBC News - Christians targeted by foreign Jihadis in Syrian war

Posted by Jesus Malverde | Thu Jul 18, 2013, 11:51 PM (0 replies)

Kurds seize town on Syria-Turkey border, Ankara concerned

Source: Reuters

A Syrian Kurdish party with links to Kurdish militants in Turkey has seized control of a Syrian border town after days of clashes with Islamist fighters, the Turkish military said.

The capture of Ras al-Ain on Syria's northeastern border with Turkey by the Democratic Union Party (PYD) will heighten Ankara's fears that the emergence of an autonomous Kurdish region in Syria could embolden homegrown militants of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which is fighting for autonomy in Turkey.

Turkey's foreign minister voiced concern at the spillover of violence from the war in its southern neighbor and called again on the United Nations Security Council, which has yet to come to a consensus over Syria, to act.

In a statement late on Wednesday, the military said Ras al-Ain had fallen under the control of the PYD, which it described as a "separatist terrorist organization". Fighting in the town had now stopped.

Turkish troops had shot at PYD fighters in Syria in accordance with its rules of engagement after two rocket propelled grenades fired from Syria struck a border post on the Turkish side of the frontier.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/18/us-syria-crisis-turkey-idUSBRE96H0EQ20130718
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Thu Jul 18, 2013, 12:22 PM (2 replies)

Congressman Nadler HEATED DEBATE You're Not Answering My Questions. FISA Hearing

Posted by Jesus Malverde | Wed Jul 17, 2013, 08:12 PM (14 replies)

Abu Sakkar, Syria Rebel 'Heart Eating Cannibal' the BBC Interview

Abu Sakkar, Syria Rebel 'Heart Eating Cannibal' the BBC Interview

Face-to-face with Abu Sakkar, Syria's 'heart-eating cannibal'

Syria: the West shouldn't arm people who eat people

Syrian 'cannibal' defends actions

Abu Sakkar: Syrian Rebel Cuts Out and Eats Soldier's Heart In Ghastly Propaganda Video

Wanted: Syrian Rebels. No Cannibals Need Apply.

The smile at the end of the interview sums it up.
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Wed Jul 17, 2013, 07:59 PM (3 replies)

Stray bullets from Syria kill two Turkish citizens

Source: Reuters

One man and a 15-year-old boy were killed when they were hit by stray bullets from Syria in the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Turkish security sources and health officials said on Wednesday.

The incident, which happened on Tuesday, was the most serious spillover of violence into Turkey in weeks and highlights the growing concern that Syria's civil war is dragging in neighboring states.

The bullets came from the adjacent Syrian town of Ras-al Ain, where Kurdish fighters have been battling Islamist anti-government rebels since Tuesday. Ceylanpinar, in southeastern Sanliurfa province, sits just across the border from Ras al-Ain.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/17/us-syria-crisis-turkey-idUSBRE96G0DB20130717

The Kurds have been some of the US's best allies in Iraq and here they are fighting our jihadist of the Free Syrian Army. I would love to see the State Departments and DOD's game plan for the region. It seems contradictory and a waste of lives and money.

Related: the CIA helping Hezbollah.

Posted by Jesus Malverde | Wed Jul 17, 2013, 02:55 PM (10 replies)

Lebanese officials say CIA warned them of imminent al Qaida attack on Hezbollah

The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency warned Lebanese officials last week that al Qaida-linked groups are planning a campaign of bombings that will target Beirut’s Hezbollah-dominated southern suburbs as well as other political targets associated with the group or its allies in Syria, Lebanese officials said Monday.

The unusual warning – U.S. government officials are barred from directly contacting Hezbollah, which the U.S. has designated an international terrorist organization – was passed from the CIA’s Beirut station chief to several Lebanese security and intelligence officials in a meeting late last week with the understanding that it would be passed to Hezbollah, Lebanese officials said.

Hezbollah officials acknowledged the warning and took steps to tighten security in the southern suburbs that are known locally as Dahiya.

“Yes, a warning came from the CIA,” said a Hezbollah internal security commander who spoke on the condition that he not be identified because he was not authorized to talk to reporters. “They passed us this information through the mukhabarat (military intelligence), but we had our own information about the bombs.”

One Lebanese official who was at the meeting said the CIA warning included evidence that was “very convincing and scary” because it was so specific. The evidence included phone intercepts and very detailed information on a number of cells operating along Lebanon’s border with Syria, as well as inside Beirut itself.

Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/07/15/196755/lebanese-officials-say-cia-warned.html
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Wed Jul 17, 2013, 01:51 PM (6 replies)

LAPD Shooting non violent protestors

Posted by Jesus Malverde | Tue Jul 16, 2013, 07:38 PM (18 replies)

Court: Same-sex marriages can continue

Source: SFGate

The state Supreme Court refused Monday to halt the weddings of gay and lesbian couples in California, rejecting a request by the sponsors of a 2008 initiative that banned same-sex marriage.

Backers of Proposition 8 had turned to the state's high court last week after Gov. Jerry Brown ordered all 58 county clerks in California to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Brown acted two days after the U.S. Supreme Court's June 26 ruling that the initiative's private sponsors lacked legal standing to defend it in federal court.

The June 26 ruling reinstated an August 2010 decision by a federal judge that declared Prop. 8 to be an unconstitutional act of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender. Brown issued his order hours after a federal appeals court lifted an injunction that had blocked the marriages.

In seeking an emergency stay, Prop. 8's sponsors argued that the federal judge's ruling applied only to the two couples who had sued to overturn the measure, and that Brown lacked authority to order county clerks to ignore the 2008 initiative.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Court-Same-sex-marriages-can-continue-4666818.php
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Mon Jul 15, 2013, 05:56 PM (6 replies)

U.S. Repeals Propaganda Ban, Spreads Government-Made News To Americans

For decades, a so-called anti-propaganda law prevented the U.S. government's mammoth broadcasting arm from delivering programming to American audiences. But on July 2, that came silently to an end with the implementation of a new reform passed in January. The result: an unleashing of thousands of hours per week of government-funded radio and TV programs for domestic U.S. consumption in a reform initially criticized as a green light for U.S. domestic propaganda efforts. So what just happened?

Until this month, a vast ocean of U.S. programming produced by the Broadcasting Board of Governors such as Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks could only be viewed or listened to at broadcast quality in foreign countries. The programming varies in tone and quality, but its breadth is vast: It's viewed in more than 100 countries in 61 languages. The topics covered include human rights abuses in Iran; self-immolation in Tibet; human trafficking across Asia; and on-the-ground reporting in Egypt and Iraq.

The restriction of these broadcasts was due to the Smith-Mundt Act, a long standing piece of legislation that has been amended numerous times over the years, perhaps most consequentially by Arkansas Senator J. William Fulbright. In the 70s, Fulbright was no friend of VOA and Radio Free Europe, and moved to restrict them from domestic distribution, saying they "should be given the opportunity to take their rightful place in the graveyard of Cold War relics." Fulbright's amendment to Smith-Mundt was bolstered in 1985 by Nebraska Senator Edward Zorinsky who argued that such "propaganda" should be kept out of America as to distinguish the U.S. "from the Soviet Union where domestic propaganda is a principal government activity."

Zorinsky and Fulbright sold their amendments on sensible rhetoric: American taxpayers shouldn't be funding propaganda for American audiences. So did Congress just tear down the American public's last defense against domestic propaganda?

Posted by Jesus Malverde | Mon Jul 15, 2013, 10:19 AM (21 replies)

Asiana to sue San Francisco TV station over names

Source: SFGate

Asiana announced Monday that it will sue a San Francisco TV station that it said damaged the airline's reputation by using bogus and racially offensive names for four pilots on a plane that crashed earlier this month in San Francisco.

An anchor for KTVU-TV read the names on the air Friday and then apologized after a break. The report was accompanied by a graphic with the phony names listed alongside a photo of the burned-out plane that had crashed at San Francisco International Airport on July 6, killing three and injuring dozens.

Video of the report has spread widely across the Internet since it was broadcast.

The National Transportation Safety Board has also apologized, saying a summer intern erroneously confirmed the names of the flight crew.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/news/world/article/Asiana-to-sue-San-Francisco-TV-station-over-names-4664375.php
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Mon Jul 15, 2013, 10:00 AM (50 replies)
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