cue the lightning bolts

the only question that matters: is it true?

Iran has signed the NPT. As a signatory to the NPT, Iran may rightfully, legally, use nuclear technology for peaceful energy purposes. Iran has submitted to and passed repeated IAEA inspections. The US intelligence community (NIE) does not consider Iran a nuclear threat. Israel refuses to sign the NPT. Israel has an estimated several hundred undeclared nuclear weapons. Russia and China have warned that an attack on Iran will have global consequences. That's the situation in a nutshell. Where to next, people? Where to?

Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth? - Galatians 4:16


that's awfully curious

1. Brazilian man turns up alive at own funeral - a curious story getting circulated rather widely

A Brazilian bricklayer reportedly killed in a car crash shocked his mourning family by showing up alive at his funeral. Relatives of Ademir Jorge Goncalves, 59, had identified him as the victim of a car crash on Sunday night in Parana state in southern Brazil, police said.

As is customary in Brazil, the funeral was held the following day, which happened to be the holiday of Finados, when Brazilians visit cemeteries to honour the dead.

..."The corpse was badly disfigured, but dressed in similar clothing," said the police spokesman, who talked on condition of anonymity as he wasn't authorised to discuss the case. "People are afraid to look for very long when they identify bodies, and I think that is what happened in this case."

The body was correctly identified later on Monday, the police spokesman said, and had been buried in another state. He declined to release the actual victim's name.

read more @ guardian

2. "Jews always have someone to help"

Israeli Foreign Ministry will send humanitarian aid to Ukraine which suffers the swine flu pandemics. Israel experiences severe shortage of swine flu vaccine, but will forward significant amount of it to Ukraine.

It takes Jewish masochism to help the nation which slaughtered Jews almost to extinction three times in the modern history: under Khmelnitsky, Petlyura, and Nazi collaborators. To this day, wildly anti-Semitic political parties are legal in Ukraine and anti-Semitic literature is sold on every corner.


3. murderer confesses in 'veil murder' trial

Dresden -- A Russian-born German man admitted in court Wednesday to killing a pregnant Egyptian woman in a frenzied knife attack but denied he was driven by racism. A spokesman for the regional court in the eastern German city of Dresden said Alex Wiens, 28, had one of his lawyers read out a statement before the judges in which he confessed to the murder of Marwa al-Sherbini on July 1.

"It is true that I am hostile to foreigners but that was not the motive" for fatally stabbing the headscarved Sherbini with an 18-centimetre (seven-inch) kitchen knife in another room of the same courthouse, the statement said. ...Wiens said in the statement read out Wednesday that the stress of the defamation trial and fear of a stiff sentence that had led him to lash out.

Until now, Wiens had been uncooperative with the judges. He refused to remove his sunglasses in court, banged his head on a table and stamped his feet during the proceedings, and resisted attempts by guards to restrain him. A verdict is expected November 11.

read more @ expatica

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