September 16, 2011 was a Friday. At 7:30 AM Lee Zeitouni a lively, beautiful young women was on her way to work in Tel Aviv. At the same time French citizens on vacation were speeding wildly through Tel Aviv and Ramat Gan streets in a black BMW X6 SUV.
Behind the wheel was Cluade Isaac Khayat (40) and next to him was Eric Rubic (38) owner of the vehicle. As the car sped into a main street in Tel Aviv it hit Lee throwing her into the opposite side of the street. She was left dying on the street, emergency crews that arrived at the scene tried to save her but she passed away on route to the hospital. The two never stopped or even slowed down.
Instead, Cluade Isaac Khayat and Eric Rubic, the coward slime bags that they are, hurried to their luxury rental, packed up their belongings, families and hurried to the airport. They bordered the first flight to Geneva and from there to Paris.
From their hiding place they expressed their “remorse” and said they were French citizens and would be happy to stand trial in France. That has not happened yet. Now the murdering bastards called a press conference announcing that they have no intention of returning to Israel. Apparently they are afraid for their life.
Please take a good look at these guys and if you can do anything to help – we would appreciate it.
This is what shit looks like. These guys are WANTED KILLERS and at this point, Dead or Alive would do!
CLAUDE ISAAC KHAYAT – WANTED KILLER
ERIC RUBIC – WANTED KILLER
Videos of the events and the demonstrations organized by Lee’s friends and family.
December 21 is known as Yalda Night for Iran, the longest night of the Iranian solar year. Yalda Night is a night with very special ceremonies. Families gather together on Yalda Night with elders until well after midnight. During Yalda Night dried fruits and winter fruits such as watermelon and pomegranate is feasted on to symbolize the skyâ€™s red color. Iranians recite their favorite poems by Hafez, a highly respected Iranian poet.
The Night Of Yalda literally means The Night Of Birth. This gives Iranians a good time to spend with friends, family, and other loved ones. Yalda is deeply rooted in Iranian history and is known to demonstrate the eagerness of Iranâ€™s strong family ties. The tradition of Yalda Night dates back to ancient Persia thousands of years ago and is still celebrated. Yalda is primarily celebrated in the Northern hemisphere of the country on the eve of the Winter Solstice. Depending on the calendar year, Yalda Night can either be celebrated on Decement 20th or 21st every year. In 2008, Yalda Night was added to Iranâ€™s List Of National Treasures.
According to the Iranian mythology, Yalda night is the bringing of light and triump over darkness for the days to come. This celebration takes place on the darkest and longest night each year. Yalda Nightâ€™s traditions are intended to help protect people from any misfortune in the coming year. Iranian television and radio will offer special programming for Yalda Night.
Many Iranians will be seen in mahali, the traditional clothing. Food is placed on the Korsi, a traditional table used for Yalda, so friends and family can eat. Although this is a highly celebrated tradition, some families will choose to simply make phone calls to their friends and family instead of getting together. As a parting gift, many families offer bags of dried fruits to family and friends.
Mohammad Khatami, a former Iranian president, announced that the political situation in the country has not improved to a degree where reformists should be participating in the parliamentary elections.
Khatami said in a short interview on Monday that â€œAll indicators show that we should refrain from participating in the elections and, therefore, participation in them would be meaningless.” He added later “My statement is the same as that of the Coordination Council of the Reformist Front, which announced that the reformists cannot and should not have a candidate list in the elections.”
Ali Mohammad Gharibani, the head of the Iranâ€™s reformist coordination council, issued a statement to the press saying that the completive nature of political interests are continuing to squeeze reformists out of the elections. He also stated that since “reformists have no possibility to advertise and inform the public while the competition is in control of all advertising venues.â€ Because of this, the council has not and will not endorse any candidates in the election. To take a step further, the council has even refused to compile a list.
Khatami was sited in the saying that the decision of the council does not mean that they are promoting a boycott of the elections. Khatami added that reformists will be able to participate in the parliamentary elections if all political prisoners are released and if all of the political parties are given equal chance to engage in a free political activity. His last request was for all of the elections to be open and transparent.
Since the presidential elections of 2009 when there were allegations of voter fraud, the establishment has accused reformists of playing a part with Iranâ€™s foreign enemies. Because of this accusation, man y of the senior reformists have been sentenced to jail and other more long-term prison terms. MirHosein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi, former reformist candidates have been under house arrest since early February.
North Korea displayed the body of ruler Kim Jong Il in a glass coffin surrounded by red flowers Tuesday, and his young heir was one of the first to pay respects.
As the country mourned for a second day with high-level visits to Kim’s body at a memorial palace and public gatherings of weeping citizens, state media fed a budding personality cult around his youngest known son and anointed heir, Kim Jong Un, hailing him as a “lighthouse of hope.”
Kim’s body was wrapped in red cloth and surrounded by blossoms of his namesake flowers, red “kimjongilia.” As solemn music played, Kim Jong Un â€” believed to be in his late 20s â€” entered the hall to view his father’s bier, surrounded by military honor guards.
“We will change today’s sorrow into strength and courage and work harder for a powerful and prosperous nation, as our general wanted, under the leadership of the new General Kim Jong Un,” U Son Hui, a Pyongyang resident, told The Associated Press.
The announcement Monday of Kim’s death over the weekend raised acute concerns in the region over the possibility of a power struggle between the untested son and rivals, in a country pursuing nuclear weapons and known for its unpredictability and secrecy. But there have been no signs of unrest or discord in Pyongyang’s somber streets.
With the country in an 11-day period of official mourning, flags were flown at half-staff at all military units, factories, businesses, farms and public buildings.
Kim Jong Il, 69, died of a massive heart attack on Saturday caused by overwork and stress, according to the North’s media. The state funeral for Kim is set for Dec. 28 in Pyongyang, to be followed by a national memorial service the next day, according to the North’s state media. North Korean officials say they will not invite foreign delegations and will allow no entertainment during the mourning period.
It appears that that Apple will be opening its first development center outside the United States in Israel. The move reportedly is not related to the possible acquisition of the Israeli company Anobit, which develops flash storage solutions that provide Apple’s iPhone and iPad a competitive advantage over its competitors. Aharon Aharon, a veteran in the Israeli high-tech scene, has reportedly been chosen to head the Israeli center and is undergoing training in Apple’s headquarters in the United States. Aharon refused to comment on the issue, saying only that he is in the United States. But at least three managers in Israel’s high-tech industry confirmed that Ahraon will be a senior vice president of engineering at Apple, and head Apple’s development activities in Israel.
Meanwhile, Apple is reportedly planning to acquire the Israeli company Anobit for hundreds of millions of dollars. If a deal will be completed, it will mark the biggest deal Apple has made since 1996 when it acquired NeXT, a company founded by Steve Jobs, for $429 million. The decision to set up an Apple R&D center in Israel could explain why it might be pursuing a large player like Anobit. Apple usually confines itself to small-scale acquisitions to obtain intellectual property.
Appleâ€™s interest in Israel began in 2008, when an Israeli Technyon graduate joined the Company in Cupertino. The Israeli high tech employee joined Apple after fullfiling various positions at Intel and IBM. It was during that time that he met Aharon Aharon. Today he serves as Vice Preseident of Microchips in Apple. In the US Patent Registrar there are two patents registered on the Israeli high tech employee’s name, both registered in 2009, during the time he was already employed at Apple.
The AP has reported that Iran might be moving their uranium enrichment facilities, as safety becomes an issue. Iran is reportedly concerned against a Western strike on their facilities. Neither Israel nor the US have ruled out a possible military strike again the nuclear program, citing that they believe Iran could be developing atomic weapons. However Iran is adamant that their facilities are creating electricity and radioisotopes for treating cancer patients.
Gholam Reza Jalali, commander of the Revolutionary Guardâ€™s anti-sabotage unit has said that an attack is not probable, but that the move may still occur for protection of the facilities. The Natanz enrichment site is the most central to Iran and most of the site is built underground. The Fordo facility is built into a mountain to protect against aerial attacks. Jalali also said that he believes the West would have already attacked if they intended to do so.
Most of the countryâ€™s centrifuges are located at the Natanz site. This is a main concern of Iran because this technology is used for the uranium enrichment procedure. Uranium can be used as a fuel for power plants or it can be used as a fissile material in nuclear warheads.
In 2009 A sophisticated computer worm called Stuxnet targeted the Natanz computers. This specific computer worm is designed to make centrifuges uncontrollable. Iran has since acknowledged that Stuxnet did affect a number of their centrifuges, but that it was neutralized before major damage was inflicted.
Iran has not elaborated on where they might move the enrichment sites. This could be a very large process in moving the equipment and there are not very many sites that could house the equipment safely. In August, Iran moved some of their centrifuges to the Fordo site. This is located just north of Qom. Fordo is known to offer better protection from airstrikes. It is not known if the units cam from Natanz.
According to the AP, Iran will not be returning a US drone that was captured by their armed forces, says a commander of the Revolutionary Guard. General Hossein Salami made remarks in a broadcast to state television that the US had violated Iranâ€™s airspace by sending a US drone. He called this a â€œhostile actâ€ and then warned the nation of a â€œbiggerâ€ response. He didnâ€™t elaborate on what this biggest response could be.
Salami was quoted by saying â€œ”No one returns the symbol of aggression to the party that sought secret and vital intelligence related to the national security of a country.â€
In a broadcast on Thursday, Iranian military officials were caught inspecting what seemed to be an RQ-170 sentinel drone. Iran has said that they detected the drone over Kashmar, a town in the eastern part of the country. This is about 140 miles from the border of Afghanistan. The US has made a statement that it is their drone.
Salami went on to call the capturing of the drone a victory for Iranian people and a loss for the United States. The two countries are known to be in a technological and intelligence based battle. “Iran is among the few countries that possesses the most modern technology in the field of pilotless drones. The technology gap between Iran and the U.S. is not much,” Salami also commented.
The Revolutionary Guard has claimed that it is responsible for bringing the drone down with an electric ambush. This caused the drone to come down without major damage tot eh unit. However, the US is claiming that Iran did not shoot the drone out of the sky or use a technology-based attack to bring it down.
Salami himself did not go into how the drone was brought down. He said that an intelligence agency cannot reveal their methods.
The Obama administration is accusing the Lebanese Canadian Bank of laundering money for the terrorist group Hezbollah. It seems like the bank is doing business with an international Cocaine ring which is tied to the Shiite militant group. Acting as a central hub, the bank based in Beirut, Lebanon, is charged with laundering and transferring large sums of money globally helping the organization stay afloat in these hard financial times.
One agent involved in the investigation compared Hezbollah to the Mafia, saying, â€œThey operate like the Gambinos on steroids.â€ On Tuesday, federal prosecutors in Virginia announced the indictment of the man at the center of the Lebanese Canadian Bank case, charging that he had trafficked drugs and laundered money not only for Colombian cartels, but also for the murderous Mexican gang Los Zetas.
Hezbollah has traditionally received over 200 Million Dollars annually from its bosom buddies, Iran and Syria. These days with Iran having its neck rung by financial sanctions and Syria’s delicate murderous, screwed up dictator – busy butchering his own people (Assad), times are hard. So what does a terror group in need of fast cash do? Say hello to my little friend – its time for the Colombian connection to kick in! The Hezbollah is now into the South American cocaine trade. Is that great or what?
Australia has appealed for the leniency of Saudi Arabiaâ€™s court system after a citizen of the country was sentenced to 500 lashes and one-year imprisonment. Mason Almaribe was found guilty of committing blasphemy last month while on pilgrimage in Medina. Although the court is adamant of is guilt, it is unclear of what he actually said or did to get himself arrested in the country.
Australian ambassadors have urged Saudi authorities to be lenient with Almaribe. His family has proclaimed that he has injuries on his back and he also has diabetes. Usama Al-Nugali, the spokesman for the Saudi Foreign Ministry, has said that the Saudi Arabian court system has an appeals process that he can resort to in the matter.
Consulate officials have been in contact with Almaribe since the arrest in November and were with him during the verdict reading. Australian officials have said that they were informed of his charges. Almaribe was convicted of blasphemy and â€œmaking comments insulting the prophet Mohammedâ€™s relativesâ€ according to CNN.
The original sentence was for two years of imprisonment, however, this has been cut down to one year. It is not known when and where the lashings will take place. Blasphemy can be punishable by death in Saudi Arabia under Muslim law. Saudi Arabia is known for their lashings. Usually, lashings do not take place all at once. For men, lashings will usually take part every week. This can be broken up into 50 or so lashings. For women, lashings are usually broken up into sets of 20-30.
A doctor is administered before the lashings to make sure that the prisoner is fit to be lashed. The doctor usually does not look over the wounds after the lashing. The most dangerous part of the lashings could come from infections if the skin is broken during the punishment.
Although international observers have called the Russian election manipulated and a victim of ballet stuffing, the United Russia party, the governing party of the country, has seen a drop of 14% in voter approval. Vladimir Putin who is running in the parliamentary election leads the United Russia party. On Sundayâ€™s election, the communists won by about a 20% lead. The socially democratic Just Russia party took 13% and the ultra-nationalist Liberal Democratic party followed with 12%.
Although the United Russia party is not likely to collapse in the near future, this is a step back for Putin and his party. If the United Russia party fails to reach a 7% threshold, he will still have around 53% control over the legislatureâ€™s seats. Over the last couple of elections, the United Russia party increased their percentage and held 70% of the seats during the last election. This gave them the power to change Russiaâ€™s constitution whenever they wanted. However, these days are over.
Putin still holds a 67% approval rating from Russians, but his ratings have been slipping. The highest that he has attained was 87% during December of 2007. This was the month of his last parliamentary election. His disapproval is rising though. It is estimated that about 1 out of 3 Russian disapprove of the way that he runs the government.
This disapproval has sprung over the falling of the oil boom. During the years of 2000-2008, Russian was given disposable income of 10% more than the previous year. Since the global financial crisis, Russiaâ€™s economy has suffered. One of the primary concern for Russians is overspending on government pensions and wage boosts for public sector jobs.
Although it is not official, Putinâ€™s win in next Marchâ€™s election is fairly certain. When he ran before -2000 and 2004- his approval ratings were at 79% and 81%. Even though these approval ratings have slipped for the moment, there is no telling how he will fair against his competitors.
Today Katzav Israel’s 8th President is going to prison. He will be enjoying the State’s hospitality for Seven years thanks to his idiotic defense and barbaric nature.
You see Katzav still believes that wagging his ding dong at women who work for him is not a big deal. He claims that Israel has become like Saudi Arabia and that the Supreme Court in Israel was against him from the start.
When you take a look at the trials and legal fiasco you realize that Katzav (and his ding dong) was his own biggest enemy. He had a chance to get a reduced sentence and bow out gracefully but at the last minute he exploded (on live TV no less) and basically kissed his ass goodbye.
Pakistan has vowed not to attend an upcoming conference geared at starting a reconciliation in Afghanistan. The Afghani president has asked the country to reconsider, but the Pakistani cabinet has unanimously voted against the attendance. The conference is to be held in Bonn, Germany. Pakistan has refused to go because of the kill of two-dozen NATO troops last week.
The Afghani president has urged Pakistan to reconsider, citing that the killing is even more reason for the region to start a reconciliation. Pakistan has been a very valuable land supply for the United States armed forces bringing equipment into the country for their troops. Pakistan is known to have accused Afghanistan of harboring Al Quaeda forces while Afghanistan has accused Pakistan of aiding forces against their military.
The US Secretary Of State, French Foreign Minister, British Foreign Secretary and the Russian Foreign Minister are among 65 heads of international organizations that are expected to participate in the conference. Although Pakistan will not be attending the conference, they have stated their support peace in the region. They also support the importance of a Afghanistan establishing peace in their own country.
The Pakistani cabinet has closed all of their supply lines to the region and has requested that the United states vacate the air base of Shamsi. The country would like to maintain their relationship with the country, but they ask for mutual respect for Pakistani sovereignty. The Pakistani cabinet has also been reviewing their cooperation with the ISAF, NATO and the United States.
General James Mattis has ordered that Brig. Gen. Stephen Clarke lead the investigation into the NATO killings. More than a thousand people are expected to attend the conference in Bonn, Germany. German political officials are said to be meeting with Afgan officials Thursday and Friday before the conference starts.
The ransacked offices of the UK embassy in Tehran are said to be the work of militant students in the area. The embassyâ€™s smashed windows and a burning British flag have become the picture of todayâ€™s newspapers. This move has come directly after the UK has vowed to endorse further sanctions to Iran.
In a press release, the UKâ€™s Foreign Offices have said to be â€œoutragedâ€ by the backlash. Iranian offices have also released a statement of regret. The UK Foreign office has also advised all Britons in Iran to stay indoors and to keep a very low profile while in the country.
Onlookers have said that they heard â€œdeath To Englandâ€ being chanted as the students rioted against police. One protester has been reported as waving a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II while turning over desktops and rummaging through the files of the embassy.
Pictures of the event showed embassy paperwork set aflame while a car inside the compound was also on fire. Embassy staff is said to have escaped through the backdoor of the facility. Tear gas was fired as the security forces tried to get a handle on the situation.
The US has condemned the attack and support the UK as it tries to pick up the pieces of their embassy. France and Russia have also expressed their concern and stand by the UK.
This has all been sparked by the theory of Iranâ€™s nuclear development program as the UK has imposed monetary sanctions on the banks of Iran. They have accused the banks of funding the nuclear program. Iran has denied these claims and insists that their nuclear program is solely for energy purposes for their people.
On Sunday, the Iranian parliament voted by a vast majority to reduce their relations with the UK.
The US and Canada have announced that new measures will be taken to target Iranâ€™s nuclear program. A senior Iranian political official has said that the sanctions imposed on the Iranian nuclear program would be â€œin vainâ€ despite Western authority claiming the sanctions would unite the Iranian people. Russia has come to Iranâ€™s defense calling the sanctions â€œagainst international law.â€
Ramin Mehmanparast of the Iranian Foreign Ministry has told reporters in Tehran that the attempts of the west will simply unite the Iranian people to support their nuclear program. Although Iran has firmly denied the claims that they are trying to develop nuclear weapons, a UN report published just two weeks ago has the strongest evidence leading against the claims.
Although Tehran is insisting that the nuclear program is a civilian endeavor, a UN nuclear watchdog group has said that the tests Iran is performing are congruent with that of the development of a nuclear weapon. With China and Russia opposed to the sanctions, Iran was not referred to the UN Security Council. Abdolhossein Bayat, Iranâ€™s deputy oil minister, has said that if the sactions are implemented, Iran will not stop exporting their petrochemical to the European Unions.
The UK announced on Monday that they were cutting all ties with Iranâ€™s banks. Canada has said that they are banning the export of petrochemical, gas and oil. Hilary Clinton, US Secretary Of State, has said that they will be monitoring Iran with greater authority in the coming weeks. The US has also accused Iran as a â€œprimary money laundering concern.â€
US President Barack Obama has said through a written statement that the United States has identified Iranian banking sector as a threat to financial institutions and governments that have business with Iranâ€™s banks. The UK has since ceased all trade with Iranâ€™s banks.