SPARKY goes political yet keeps it simple ... and here at home some sick soul wants to shoot at old Jewish ladies ...
“...But for some of the Christians who had made it out in this convoy, it was not just privations they wanted to talk about, but their ordeal at the hands of Hezbollah — a contrast to the Shiites, who make up a vast majority of the population in southern Lebanon and broadly support the militia.
“Hezbollah came to Ain Ebel to shoot its rockets,” said Fayad Hanna Amar, a young Christian man, referring to his village. “They are shooting from between our houses.”
“Please,’’ he added, “write that in your newspaper.” ...
... “Christians from Ramesh and Ain Ebel considered Hezbollah’s fighting methods as much of an outrage as the Israeli strikes. Mr. Amar said Hezbollah fighters in groups of two and three had come into Ain Ebel, less than a mile from Bint Jbail, where most of the fighting has occurred. They were using it as a base to shoot rockets, he said, and the Israelis fired back.
One woman, who would not give her name because she had a government job and feared retribution, said Hezbollah fighters had killed a man who was trying to leave Bint Jbail.
“This is what’s happening, but no one wants to say it” for fear of Hezbollah, she said.”
Seattle PI: At least one killed during shooting at Seattle Jewish federation: Five hurt; One person in custodyBy PHUONG CAT LE, BRAD WONG, JOHN IWASAKI AND AMY ROLPH
Six women were shot - one fatally - this afternoon at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle by a man who told a witness he was upset about "what was going on in Israel."
Police spokesman Rich Pruitt said there was one shooter, who was apprehended without incident outside the Jewish Federation building at the corner of Third Avenue and Virginia Street.
"We believe it's a lone individual acting out his antagonism," said David Gomez, who heads the FBI's counterterrorism efforts in Seattle.
Authorities did not release many details, but said the FBI said the alleged shooter was between 30 and 40 and agents were investigating the incident as a hate crime. When asked at a news conference if that meant the alleged shooter was Muslim, Seattle Police Chief Gil Kerlikowske said: "You could infer that."
One woman was killed in the attack, police said.
Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman Pamela Steele said five victims were taken to the hospital, all women ranging in age from the 20s to the 40s. Each suffered gunshot wounds to the abdomen, knee, groin or arm. Three were in critical condition. Two were in satisfactory condition.
One of the women in satisfactory condition is 20 weeks pregnant and was shot in the arm. Doctors believe she will be OK.
The gunman, armed with what police said was a large caliber, semi-automatic handgun, forced his way through the security door at the federation after an employee had punched in her security code, Marla Meislin-Dietrich, a database coordinator for the center, told The Associated Press. "He said 'I am a Muslim American, angry at Israel,' before opening fire on everyone," Meislin-Dietrich said. "He was randomly shooting at everyone."
There were about 18 people in the Jewish Federation building at the time, police said.
Fighting has raged in the Middle East since Hezbollah, a Shiite group based in Lebanon, went into Israel and kidnapped two Israeli soldiers and killed eight others. Israel retaliated by striking targets in Lebanon and has sent troops into the southern part of the country. Since the conflict began, more than 400 have been killed in Lebanon and more than 50 soldiers and civilians have been killed in Israel.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations, Seattle, issued a statement Friday night.
"The Muslim community of Greater Seattle area watched in horror as news broke of a shooting at the Jewish Federation building ... We categorically condemn this and any similar acts of violence ... We pray for the safety and health of those injured and offer our heartfelt condolences to the family of the victims of this attack. We also hope that the perpetrator of this crime is brought to justice."
Authorities received a 911 call at 4:03 p.m. with reports of shots fired at the Jewish Federation and a possible hostage situation, Assistant Seattle Police Chief Nick Metz said at an early evening news conference.
Officers converged on the scene and took a man into custody at 4:11 p.m., Kerlikowsek said. Shortly before that, the alleged gunman had been talking to a police dispatcher, the police chief said.
Witnesses to the afternoon shooting and people who work at the Jewish Federation described a chaotic, terrifying scene.
Kami Knatt works at the federation's Holocaust center. As she exited the building, she saw a wounded coworker fall down. Knatt took her sweater off and tried to stop the bleeding.
"I asked her 'Are you OK?'. She said, 'No, I've been shot.' I kept saying it's going to be OK."
The victim told Knatt: "I'm going to black out, I'm going to black out." Knatt replied: "You're going to be alright."
Several workers and victims ran toward a nearby Starbucks. There was a small pool of blood outside the coffee shop.
Nathaniel Mullins, 43, was turning onto Lenora Street with his 19-year-old daughter when he heard police say, "Get back! Get back!"
Mullins said he saw two shooting victims. "They were covered in blood," he said.
"We were scared, heck yeah. It shook me for a moment."
Zach Carstensen, who is the director of government relations for the Jewish Federation, said he heard shots and screams.
"People started running and I started running with them," Carstensen said.
Asked whether he thought his office had been targeted because of the conflict in the Mideast, Carstensen said he wasn't sure. "We're all a little shaken," he said.
Sam Peterson, 18, who lives in an apartment on Third and Blanchard, said she was walking to the Lenora Apartment Building when she heard at least one gunshot.
She saw a blond woman "drop to the ground. She screamed."
Immediately after the shooting, a SWAT team searched the federation building, looking for any other victims, anyone hiding or any other possible shooters, Pruitt said.
Police blocked off several city blocks to investigate. The suspect's vehicle was recovered near the shooting scene, Metz said.
"This is a sad day in the city of Seattle," Mayor Greg Nickels said at a late evening news conference. "This is a crime of hate and there's no place for that in Seattle."
Kerlikowske said police officers throughout the city were being asked to step up patrols of synagogues and mosques.
"We are protecting mosques because there is always concern about retaliatory activity," he said.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle was established 1926. According to its Web site, its mission is to "ensure Jewish survival and to enhance the quality of Jewish life locally, in Israel and worldwide."
Rabbi Daniel Weiner at Temple De Hirsch Sinai in Seattle, said his congregation was planning to meet in Bellevue this evening anyway, but was waiting for police to advise them on whether to go ahead with the services.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is a fund raising and fund allocation organization.
"It is the Jewish version of the United Way," Weiner said. He said he is at a loss to understand why people in that building would be attacked.
"To delve into the mind of a clearly troubled and disturbed person is impossible," Weiner said. "It is heartbreaking to think of what is transpiring."
The Jewish Federation building has tight security, with gates and buzzers, puzzling many who go there as to how the gunman entered.
"The whole thing is an incredibly terrifying thing," said Vicki Robbins-Silverman, a member of Seattle's Jewish community and retired military wife. "It's unbelievable."
Silverman had visited the Jewish Federation only on Wednesday to pick up a friend, and found it "creepy" watching the building known for its community services surrounded by turmoil. The Jewish Federation houses a community Jewish newspaper and various member agencies, including the Washington Holocaust Educational Resource Center, the Jewish Education Council and other community services.
Word of the shooting quickly ricocheted around the world. Silverman heard from a relative in Los Angeles who saw it on television. In Israel, Haaretz and the Jerusalem Post newspapers had the story on their online front pages, just below stories about the fight against Hezbollah in Lebanon.
Iantha Sidell, past board chair of Seattle's Jewish federation, went to Harborview after the shooting.
"This is just a disaster," she said. "We value every life. I don't know what we're going to do about it. We believe in life."
And now the lunatics do 'the new political math' - because we all know you should blame the victims if they refuse to be bullied.
Ayman al-Zawahiri, al-Qaeda's second in command, has released a new videotape calling for a holy war against the "Zionists and crusaders" and saying that "the war with Israel does not depend on ceasefires."
"Oh Muslims everywhere, I call on you to fight and become martyrs in the war against the Zionists and the crusaders. The war with Israel does not depend on ceasefires... It is a jihad for God's sake and will last until religion prevails ... from Spain to Iraq. My fellow Muslims, it is obvious that Arab and Islamic governments are not only impotent but also complicit...and you are alone on the battlefield. Rely on God and fight your enemies...make yourselves martyrs," said Zawahiri.
Zawahiri also said that the entire planet is an "open battlefield," and that "we [al-Qaeda] will attack everywhere." He claimed that the rockets Israel is using to take out Hezbollah are supplied by the "countries of the crusader coalition. Since they are attacking us everywhere, we will attack everywhere," he said. "We cannot just watch these shells as they burn our brothers in Gaza and Lebanon and stand by idly, humiliated," Zawahiri added.
In the video, an image of the burning World Trade Center towers could be seen in the background and the images of two other militants, Mohammed Atta and Mohammed Atef, were also present.
Zawahiri also makes reference to the three Israeli soldiers that were kidnapped saying, "The 10,000 Palestinian prisoners in Israel's prisons do not move anything while three Israeli prisoners have shaken the world."
This is the tenth message Zawahiri has made since the begining of 2006.
- "Al-Zawahiri urges attacks on Israel". Aljazeera.net, July 27, 2006
- Associated Press "Al Qaeda: War with Israel is 'jihad'". CNN, July 27, 2006
- 2006 Israel-Lebanon Conflict:
- The EU President and US State Department react to Israeli Justice Minister Haim Ramon's claim that the deadlocked Rome conference was a sign that the world supported Israeli attacks in Lebanon. The EU described the claim as "totally wrong" and the US declared the statement "outrageous". (BBC News) (EUobserver).
- Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah is reported to have taken refuge in the Iranian Embassy in Beirut. (Washington-Times)
- The White House has dismissed UK concerns about the use of Prestwick Airport, in Scotland, by US planes carrying bombs to Israel.(BBC NEWS)
- Tony Blair arrived in Washington, D.C. for talks with President George W. Bush on the crisis in the Middle East. Both leaders agree that a multinational force must be sent to Lebanon soon, and that a UN Security Council resolution must be introduced next week.(CTV NEWS)
- The UN removes its unarmed observers from posts along the Israeli-Lebanese border three days after four of them were killed by an Israeli bomb.(CTV NEWS)
- 15 Hezbollah militants are killed while fighting in Bint Jbeil.(YNET NEWS)
Now someone I dislike for entirely different reasons —
Hollywood actor and director Mel Gibson -- a recovering alcoholic who relapsed in 2006 -- was arrested (and released on bail) on suspicion of a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence in Los Angeles California. This was his second arrest for DUI, the first being in 1984 in Toronto.
The Oscar-winner, 50, was stopped while speeding on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, early on Friday, a police spokesman said. Gibson reportedly failed a breath test. He was charged on suspicion of driving under the influence and freed on bail.
A Sheriff's Department spokesman confirmed Gibson's arrest. His bail was set at $5,000.
Gibson was charged at the Lost Hills Sheriff's station shortly after 0400 local time on Friday, according to department records.
Steve Whitmore, spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, said officers had stopped his vehicle while speeding eastbound on the highway an hour-and-a-half earlier.
Gibson's spokesman Alan Nierob said he was looking into the matter.
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