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July 2, 2009

BREVITAS

SHIP SEIZED BY ISRAEL UPDATE

Atlanta Journal Constitution - Israeli naval forces blockading Gaza have intercepted a ship whose passengers include former Georgia congresswoman Cynthia McKinney. . . The ship was rerouted to the Israeli port of Ashdod, and its cargo delivered to Gaza by road after a security inspection. The passengers and crew are in Israel and will be flown to their home countries in about a day, the consulate general's office said.

MID EAST

Angry Arab -
You would not know this from US media but the month of June was the most violent month in Iraq in 11 months.

OBAMALAND

Chip Reid and Helen Thomas double team White House press secretary on Obama's prepakaged town hall meeting.

INDICATORS

BBC -
The number of jobs lost in the US last month came in at 467,000, which was much more than had been expected. The jobless rate rose to 9.5% in June, from 9.4% in May, as the US economy continued to struggle. Since the start of the recession in December 2007, the number of jobless people has risen by 7.2 million, the Department of Labor said. The unemployment rate was slightly lower than had been expected, but was still the highest since August 1983.


2 Comments:

Anonymous If you push something hard enopugh, it will fall over..firesign theater said...

The fucking coward traitor-ass US gov't. is in this up to their stinking corrupt asses. Israel keeps the ship and pretends to be civilised.

July 2, 2009 6:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if the State Dept. would have a position if the Iranian armed forces abducted a US congresswoman.

July 3, 2009 11:15 AM  

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