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11:11 EST              4 January 2013

Stunningly beautiful and bearing a striking resemblance to Italian actress Isabella Rossellini, Hanaa Ben Abdesslem hasn’t been modelling long but has already made an impact – both on the fashion industry and at home.

‘This whole year has been full of unexpected and sudden changes – for both myself and my country,’ the Tunisian supermodel and Lancôme spokesmodel said. ‘We’ve both created our own revolutions.’

The Middle East hasn’t traditionally been the place to search for a supermodel due to opposition from conservative factions but a growing number have started to break through.

Now Tunisian Ben Abdesslem, arguably the most successful of the new wave of Arabic models, isn’t alone.

Moroccan model, Hind Sahli, has made a name for herself on the catwalk at BCBG Max Azria, Hervé Léger and Vera Wang, while also appearing in the Spanish and Italian editions of Vogue.ew eyebrows when she became the first woman to pose in a bikini on the cover of an Arabic magazine.

Naccache, 23, is currently studying archaeology at the University of Haifa and attempting to put the furore behind her, although she says she intends to resume her modelling career once her studies are complete.

While the Lilac cover shocked many, more controversial by far was the appearance of German-Turkish actress and model Sila Sahin in the German edition of Playboy.

Pioneering: Sila Sahin (left) was cut off by her family after posing topless for Playboy, while Huda Nuccuche's bikini shoot for Lilac proved controversial
Pioneering: Sila Sahin (left) was cut off by her family after posing topless for Playboy, while Huda Nuccuche's bikini shoot for Lilac proved controversial

Pioneering: Sila Sahin (left) was cut off by her family after posing topless for Playboy, while Huda Nuccuche’s bikini shoot for Lilac proved controversial

The first Muslim woman ever to be photographed topless for a magazine was applauded by many fans but she was cut off by her conservative family as a result of the shoot.

‘I did it because I wanted to be free at last,’ commented Sila at the time. ‘These photographs are a liberation from the restrictions of my childhood.’

That Muslim women are modelling at all is nothing short of revolutionary – especially in the Middle East, where attitudes to women remain old-fashioned.

But according to Sahli, while some of the reaction she’s had has been negative, there has also been a considerable amount of support.

‘Mostly, I have had positive reactions,’ the 22-year-old said. ‘Most people think it’s good to have a Moroccan model.

‘I have also had some young girls sending messages by Facebook asking me how I did it and how I started.

‘I have had just a few bad reactions from people but I don’t mind – I’m happy what I’m doing.’

Huda Nuccuche added: ‘Conservative factions exist in Israel and our region but fortunately my family doesn’t belong to these factions.

‘I have every respect for every group of people and belief, but I have my independent way in life that I believe in.’

For others, both male and female, the reaction to their choice of career has been one of bemusement.

Success: Hanaa ben Abdesslem in her most recent campaign for French beauty brand, Lancôme Success: Hanaa Ben Abdesslem in her most recent campaign for French beauty brand, Lancôme

‘My brother supported me right from the start,’ says Ben Abdesslem. ‘I think it’s a generational thing.

‘I come from quite a conservative family and my parents didn’t really know what modelling was about.

‘I keep them updated about what I’m doing every evening, explaining how things work and how projects progress… I Skype with them every evening!’

According to male model, Sertac Tasdelen, 29, while modelling still isn’t seen as the done thing in his home country, Turkey, it is becoming more widely accepted.

‘It’s not seen as [being as] stable as banking or as reputable as being a doctor – modelling is obviously a bold career choice. But still just another job and a way of living your life.

‘Especially in recent years, with the rapid growth of the economy and developments in the fashion industry, modelling is becoming more acceptable.’

‘Before me, the profession simply didn’t exist [in Tunisia],’ adds Ben Abdesslem. ‘They’ve had to create a new tick-box just for me!’

Part of the reason for the growing acceptance of modelling in the Muslim Middle East is the region’s increasing appetite for Western luxury goods.

As a result, more and more brands are turning to Arabic models such as Ben Abdesslem and Tasdelen as a means of tapping in to the lucrative Middle Eastern market.

And the boys are stripping off too! Sertac Tasdelen strikes a pose for a shoot in ELLE TurkeyNot quite a bikini… Male model Sertac Tasdelen strips off for a shoot in the Turkish version of ELLE

 

Main man: Tasdelen takes part in a shoot for Singapore-based magazine, August ManMain man: Tasdelen takes part in a shoot for Singapore-based magazine, August Man

‘Designers and brands have to go where the money is – and at the moment quite a lot of the money is in the Arab states,’ Lauretta Roberts, a trend forecaster at WSGN, told the BBC website.

‘You only have to look at the couture market, which is right at the very high end of fashion. That market used to appeal to rich Americans.

‘Nowadays, if you look at those shows, it’s all about appealing to the Arab consumer because those are the ones who can afford it right now.’

Tasdelen agrees, saying: ‘Designers and brands tend to incline towards where the money is – and at the moment quite a lot of the money is in the Arab states.

‘Tastes and trends are being reshaped by shifting economic power.’

But although money is moving and tastes are changing, for the Middle East’s modelling sorority, there’s still a long way to go before taking to the catwalk becomes a reputable – and accepted – career choice.

Privilege: Tunisian model Hanaa Ben Abdesslem closes the Jean Paul Gaultier A/W13 couture show on the arm of the maestro himselfPrivilege: Ben Abdesslem closes the Jean Paul Gaultier A/W13 couture show on the arm of the maestro himself

While Ben Abdesslem, whose next appearance is in the fully clothed but still risqué 2013 Pirelli calendar, says that she’s proud of the achievements of her generation of Arab women, others are less sanguine.

‘It’s definitely revolutionary and a bold career choice, particularly because in that part of the world they are quite traditional,’ Shaista Gohir, a director of the Muslim Women’s Network UK, told the BBC.

‘You always need that first person to actually break the boundary, break the stereotypes that will inspire other girls.’

Sahli certainly hopes so. ‘The fact that I left, I’m working and I’m doing well, will give other young girls the courage to do it.’

from:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2257099/Unveiling-Middle-East-The-trailblazing-Arabic-models-making-history-bikini-time.html#ixzz2HMTYxZRv

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Each letter of the first name rules 9 years of life.  Ages 18 to 27 are ruled by the third letter of the name.

Hanaa Ben Abdesslem

n is the 14th letter of the alphabet

So the number 14 ruled her ages eighteen to twenty-seven.

14 = Sexy.  Sex appeal.  Sex symbol.

Temperance Tarot card

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11:11 EST           4 January 2013

Moroccan model, Hind Sahli, has made a name for herself on the catwalk at BCBG Max Azria, Hervé Léger and Vera Wang, while also appearing in the Spanish and Italian editions of Vogue.

Meanwhile, Arab-Israeli model, Huda Naccache, raised more than a few eyebrows when she became the first woman to pose in a bikini on the cover of an Arabic magazine.

Naccache, 23, is currently studying archaeology at the University of Haifa and attempting to put the furore behind her, although she says she intends to resume her modelling career once her studies are complete.

While the Lilac cover shocked many, more controversial by far was the appearance of German-Turkish actress and model Sila Sahin in the German edition of Playboy.

Pioneering: Sila Sahin (left) was cut off by her family after posing topless for Playboy, while Huda Nuccuche's bikini shoot for Lilac proved controversial
Pioneering: Sila Sahin (left) was cut off by her family after posing topless for Playboy, while Huda Nuccuche's bikini shoot for Lilac proved controversial

Pioneering: Sila Sahin (left) was cut off by her family after posing topless for Playboy, while Huda Nuccuche’s bikini shoot for Lilac proved controversial

The first Muslim woman ever to be photographed topless for a magazine was applauded by many fans but she was cut off by her conservative family as a result of the shoot.

‘I did it because I wanted to be free at last,’ commented Sila at the time. ‘These photographs are a liberation from the restrictions of my childhood.’

That Muslim women are modelling at all is nothing short of revolutionary – especially in the Middle East, where attitudes to women remain old-fashioned.

But according to Sahli, while some of the reaction she’s had has been negative, there has also been a considerable amount of support.

‘Mostly, I have had positive reactions,’ the 22-year-old said. ‘Most people think it’s good to have a Moroccan model.

‘I have also had some young girls sending messages by Facebook asking me how I did it and how I started.

‘I have had just a few bad reactions from people but I don’t mind – I’m happy what I’m doing.’

Huda Nuccuche added: ‘Conservative factions exist in Israel and our region but fortunately my family doesn’t belong to these factions.

‘I have every respect for every group of people and belief, but I have my independent way in life that I believe in.’

For others, both male and female, the reaction to their choice of career has been one of bemusement.

Success: Hanaa ben Abdesslem in her most recent campaign for French beauty brand, Lancôme Success: Hanaa Ben Abdesslem in her most recent campaign for French beauty brand, Lancôme

‘My brother supported me right from the start,’ says Ben Abdesslem. ‘I think it’s a generational thing.

‘I come from quite a conservative family and my parents didn’t really know what modelling was about.

‘I keep them updated about what I’m doing every evening, explaining how things work and how projects progress… I Skype with them every evening!’

According to male model, Sertac Tasdelen, 29, while modelling still isn’t seen as the done thing in his home country, Turkey, it is becoming more widely accepted.

‘It’s not seen as [being as] stable as banking or as reputable as being a doctor – modelling is obviously a bold career choice. But still just another job and a way of living your life.

‘Especially in recent years, with the rapid growth of the economy and developments in the fashion industry, modelling is becoming more acceptable.’

‘Before me, the profession simply didn’t exist [in Tunisia],’ adds Ben Abdesslem. ‘They’ve had to create a new tick-box just for me!’

Part of the reason for the growing acceptance of modelling in the Muslim Middle East is the region’s increasing appetite for Western luxury goods.

As a result, more and more brands are turning to Arabic models such as Ben Abdesslem and Tasdelen as a means of tapping in to the lucrative Middle Eastern market.

And the boys are stripping off too! Sertac Tasdelen strikes a pose for a shoot in ELLE TurkeyNot quite a bikini… Male model Sertac Tasdelen strips off for a shoot in the Turkish version of ELLE

 

Main man: Tasdelen takes part in a shoot for Singapore-based magazine, August ManMain man: Tasdelen takes part in a shoot for Singapore-based magazine, August Man

‘Designers and brands have to go where the money is – and at the moment quite a lot of the money is in the Arab states,’ Lauretta Roberts, a trend forecaster at WSGN, told the BBC website.

‘You only have to look at the couture market, which is right at the very high end of fashion. That market used to appeal to rich Americans.

‘Nowadays, if you look at those shows, it’s all about appealing to the Arab consumer because those are the ones who can afford it right now.’

Tasdelen agrees, saying: ‘Designers and brands tend to incline towards where the money is – and at the moment quite a lot of the money is in the Arab states.

‘Tastes and trends are being reshaped by shifting economic power.’

But although money is moving and tastes are changing, for the Middle East’s modelling sorority, there’s still a long way to go before taking to the catwalk becomes a reputable – and accepted – career choice.

Privilege: Tunisian model Hanaa Ben Abdesslem closes the Jean Paul Gaultier A/W13 couture show on the arm of the maestro himselfPrivilege: Ben Abdesslem closes the Jean Paul Gaultier A/W13 couture show on the arm of the maestro himself

While Ben Abdesslem, whose next appearance is in the fully clothed but still risqué 2013 Pirelli calendar, says that she’s proud of the achievements of her generation of Arab women, others are less sanguine.

‘It’s definitely revolutionary and a bold career choice, particularly because in that part of the world they are quite traditional,’ Shaista Gohir, a director of the Muslim Women’s Network UK, told the BBC.

‘You always need that first person to actually break the boundary, break the stereotypes that will inspire other girls.’

Sahli certainly hopes so. ‘The fact that I left, I’m working and I’m doing well, will give other young girls the courage to do it.’

from:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2257099/Unveiling-Middle-East-The-trailblazing-Arabic-models-making-history-bikini-time.html#ixzz2HMR77TRP

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Hind Sahli

8954 11839            48

 

her path of destiny = 48 = A woman on a mission.  Doing what she was born to do.

Eight of Cups Tarot card

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Lt Gen Abulaziz al-Shalal

26 December 2012             07:46 ET

The commander of Syria’s military police has defected from President Bashar-al Assad’s government and reportedly fled to Turkey.

Lt Gen Abulaziz al-Shalal is one of the highest-ranking officials to join the uprising against the Syrian regime.

In a statement posted on YouTube, the officer said the army had deviated from its primary duty of protecting the country and had transformed into “gangs of killing and destruction”.

He went on to say the army had “destroyed cities and villages and has committed massacres against an unarmed population”.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20843398

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Abulaziz al-Shala

1                     3 3 

 

what he does not like and how he loses his heart’s desire both = AL = 13 = The army had transformed into “gangs of killing and destruction.”   The army had “destroyed cities and villages.”  Being an agent of death.

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PHOTO: Richard Engel appears on NBC News' "Today" show in this July 2011 file photo.

December 18, 2012

Richard Engel, the chief foreign correspondent at NBC News, and his production team have been released amid gunfire at a Syria checkpoint after they were taken prisoner in the civil war-torn country.

“After being kidnapped and held for five days inside Syria by an unknown group, NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel and his production crew members have been freed unharmed. We are pleased to report they are safely out of the country,” NBC said in a statement.

Engel, 39, and his crew vanished Thursday after crossing into northwest Syria from Turkey, the network said, adding that there had been no contact between the Engel and NBC since last week.

Engel and his crew were abducted, forced into the back of a truck and blindfolded upon entering Syria, according to the network’s statement. They were then transported to an unknown location, which is now believed to be near the town of Ma’arrat Misrin, about 30 miles southwest of Aleppo.

Although they were blindfolded, no one was harmed while they were held captive, the network said. NBC officials said that they believe their abductors are not loyal to the Assad government.

Engel and his crew were being transported Monday when the vehicle in which they were travelling came upon a checkpoint manned by members of the Syrian rebel group the Ahrar al-Sham brigade. Firefight ensued, and two of the captors were killed, while an unknown number of others escaped, the network said.

Engel and the crew, who were unharmed in the incident, remained in Syria until this morning. They were driven to the Syria-Turkey border by the Ahrar al-Sham brigade, and then they re-entered Turkey.

The network “expressed its gratitude to those who worked to gather information and secure the release of our colleagues.”

Engel joined NBC in May 2003 and, after more than a decade of covering the Middle East, was named chief foreign correspondent of NBC News in April 2008.

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/International/nbc-correspondent-richard-engel-freed-captors-syria/story?id=18003786#.UNCnA2_ho3g

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Richard Engel was born on September 16th, 1973 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Engel

September 16th, 1973

9 + 16 +1+9+7+3 = 45 = his life lesson = Violence.  Scary.  Intense.  Use common sense.  Work smarter, not harder.

Five of Cups Tarot card

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The day of birth rules ages 27 to 54.

September 16th, 1973

So the number 16 rules his ages twenty-seven to fifty-four.

16 = Shocks.  Unpredictable.  Caution.  Expect the unexpected.  Anything can happen.

The Tower Tarot card

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numerology for Friday December 21st, 2012 (the “end of the Mayan calendar”) at:

http://2012numerology.wordpress.com/

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comprehensive summary and list of predictions for 2012:

http://year2012predictions.wordpress.com/

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predictions for the year 2013 are at:

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November 22, 2012

A door-to-door clothing salesman was arrested and charged with three counts of murder Wednesday in the slayings of three shopkeepers in Brooklyn, crimes that terrorized merchants and that police said would probably have continued if the suspect had not been caught.

Salvatore Perrone, 63, “made statements implicating himself,” New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said at a news briefing. Kelly also said detectives had linked a .22-caliber sawed-off rifle found in Perrone’s duffel bag to all three killings. Perrone’s fingerprints were found on the weapon, he said. Also discovered in the duffel bag: ammunition, a 12-inch kitchen knife with dried blood on the blade and two folding knives, Kelly said.

Perrone, who owns a home on Staten Island but who mainly lived with his girlfriend in Brooklyn, apparently was familiar with the victims because he would visit small clothing shops and try to sell them his wares, Kelly said.

Because all three were men of Middle Eastern descent, there had been fears that a serial killer motivated by ethnic bias was on the loose. But Kelly said it appeared Perrone chose targets based on the ease with which he could get inside, commit the crime and escape.

The attacks all took place near closing time, when the merchants were alone in shops that had no security cameras inside. But it was a police surveillance camera on the street near the scene of the last killing, on Friday, that led police to Perrone. Kelly said the camera picked up an image of a man carrying a large duffel bag near the She She Boutique on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn, about the same time shopkeeper Rahmatollah Vahidipour was slain.

Police dubbed the man John Doe Duffel Bag and released the video Sunday. On Tuesday, someone recognized him at a pharmacy in Brooklyn and alerted police. Kelly said Perrone willingly went with officers and began answering questions.

The crimes began on July 6, when Mohamed Gebeli, 65, was found shot to death in his clothing store in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn. On Aug. 2, Isaac Kadare, 59, was found dead of gunshot and stab wounds at his Amazing 99-cent Deals store in another section of Brooklyn. Vahidipour, 78, was found shot dead in his shop. Like the other victims, his body had been covered with clothing and other items.

“In loving memory of beloved dear husband, father and grandfather,” read the sign on a memorial outside the She She Boutique.

Kelly said that after the video was released, some shopkeepers called police to say the man had visited their stores hoping to sell them merchandise, mostly clothing.

It was during those visits that detectives believe Perrone collected the information on merchants’ hours, security systems and other details that helped him choose targets. “It’s reasonable to assume he was going to keep doing this,” Kelly said.

Some neighbors told local media they found Perrone’s behavior odd.

“He used to sing opera to himself. At very high pitch” about 3 a.m., one man who was not identified told WABC-TV. “He was just irrational. He didn’t make any sense,” said another unidentified man who said he had recently gotten into a heated argument with Perrone.

In addition to three counts of murder, Perrone also was charged with three counts of criminal possession of a weapon.

from:  http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-brooklyn-shop-killings-20121122,0,1499310.story

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Each letter of the first name rules 9 years of life.  Ages 63 to 72 are ruled by the eighth letter of the alphabet.

Salvatore Perrone

r is the 18th letter of the alphabet

18 = Madman.  Insane.  Irrational. He didn’t make any sense.

The Moon Tarot card

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Salvatore Perrone

113412695 7599655                 78

 

his path of destiny = 78 = John Doe Duffel Bag.

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Sex Numerology available at:

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discover some of your own numerology for FREE at:

http://numerologybasics.com/

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learn numerology from numerologist to the world, Ed Peterson:

https://www.createspace.com/3411561

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numerology for Friday December 21st, 2012 (the “end of the Mayan calendar”) at:

http://2012numerology.com/

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comprehensive summary and list of predictions for 2012:

http://predictionsyear2012.com/

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predictions for the year 2013 are at:

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November 21, 2012              4:00 a.m.

A weeklong battle between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip has turned the political kaleidoscope, shaking up and repositioning diplomatic forces tackling the Middle East’s myriad conflicts.

The broad alliance contending with the civil war in Syria has divided over who’s to blame for the latest Israeli-Palestinian clash. Egypt, no longer moving in lockstep with Washington after last year’s ouster of President Hosni Mubarak, is walking a fine line between defense of fellow Islamists in Hamas and commitment to the Arab-Israeli peace treaty. Tensions in Egypt’s Sinai have ratcheted up with an influx of Palestinians fleeing the airstrikes on Gaza. And what was seen for months as a grave threat for the region — Israel’s vow to bomb Iranian nuclear facilities — has faded from the headlines but not the horizon.

The barrage of Hamas rockets and Israeli airstrikes has most notably diverted world powers’ attention from the rebellion against Syrian President Bashar Assad that has reached a bloody stalemate after 20 months and left thousands dead. The U.N. Security Council called an emergency session in New York for Wednesday. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has rushed to the region to counsel the Gaza combatants, as has U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and concerned diplomats from the European Union and Arab League.

Even if the Gaza conflict is quickly tamped down by a cease-fire, it has undermined the recent consensus among Western powers to unite rebel groups fighting for Assad’s ouster and strengthen their hand with diplomatic recognition, aid and potentially arms. Turkey, a NATO military partner and staunch U.S. ally in the Syria peace efforts, has accused leaders of the Jewish state of “waging terrorism” against Palestinians in Hamas-ruled Gaza.

Egypt‘s new Islamist leadership has also come to the defense of Hamas, an offspring of the Muslim Brotherhood that helped bring President Mohamed Morsi to power this year and transform Cairo’s political outlook after three decades of Mubarak toeing the U.S. line.

Morsi has so far shown balance and statesmanship in helping to broker a cease-fire, analysts say, but the shifts in popular sentiment brought about by the “Arab Spring” confront the Egyptian leader with competing pressures to respect the peace accord with Israel as well as stand up for the Palestinians who have suffered the lion’s share of casualties in the weeklong conflict. As of late Tuesday, the Palestinian death toll topped 130 and the Israeli toll was five dead.

Middle East experts are divided over the significance of Israel’s sudden silence on Tehran’s reported acceleration of uranium enrichment and suspected aim of building a nuclear bomb. Some contend Israel couldn’t cope with a two-front war and has put the standoff with Tehran on a back burner. Others expect the Israelis to confront any fresh Iranian provocation even while battling Hamas, with the recent clash providing them an opportunity to test their Iron Dome missile defense system.

“A lot of people have speculated that this is a sort of dress rehearsal for Iran,” Paul Scham, a Middle East Institute scholar and professor of Israel studies at the University of Maryland, said of the past week’s Israeli offensive punishing an escalation of Hamas rocket fire into southern Israel.

The Iron Dome system succeeded in intercepting at least 300 rockets fired from Gaza, preventing what might have been a higher civilian casualty toll that could have driven Israel to step up its offensive with a ground invasion, Scham noted.

Demonstrating the prowess of its previously untested missile defense, he said, “might be a warning to Iran, and to the United States as well, that Israel is serious about halting any weapons development.”

Charles Ries, a career diplomat now heading Rand Corp.’s Center for Middle East Public Policy, said he wasn’t among those predicting that an Israeli strike on Iran was imminent. But he sees no compromising of Israeli capabilities to act against Tehran because of the Gaza distraction.

“The Israelis will act on their interests as they see them. If they see weaponization by Iran, they will act regardless of Gaza. That said, I don’t think that’s particularly likely,” Ries said of the Iranian nuclear standoff surging to the foreground.

A more disturbing consequence of the past week’s violence may be seen in Syria, where attacks on rebel-held civilian enclaves by Assad’s forces have intensified as the Syrian president takes advantage of the international community’s diverted attention, said Robert Danin, senior fellow in Middle East and African Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.

“We’ve seen a dramatic uptick in violence in Syria since this conflict broke out in Gaza,” said Danin. “We are not very good, the United States or the international community, at watching multiple crises unfolding. This conflict has a way of sucking oxygen away from other issues.”

from:  http://www.latimes.com/news/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-gaza-mideast-fallout-20121120,0,7227367.story

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Hillary Clinton was born on October 26th, 1947 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillary_clinton

October 26th, 1947

October 26th

10 + 26 +2+0+1+2 = 41 = her personal year = Israel.

41 year + 10 (October) = 51 = her personal month (from October 26th, 2012 to November 25th, 2012) = Deadly serious.

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20 September 2012            13:36 ET

A California judge has denied an actress’ request to remove from YouTube an anti-Islam video that sparked riots in the Muslim world.

Cindy Lee Garcia says she has received death threats over the film trailer, in a lawsuit against Google, which owns YouTube, and a man linked to the film.

Garcia said she had been misled by the maker of the amateur movie and was unaware of its anti-Muslim content.

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the trailer’s alleged producer, is in hiding.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Luis Lavin said in his ruling that he had rejected Garcia’s request partly because the man who is believed to have made the film had not been served a copy of the lawsuit.

“The request for a temporary restraining order is denied,” Judge Lavin said. “The plaintiff has not shown a likelihood to prevail on the merits.”

Before appearing in court on Thursday, Garcia said she had been left emotionally disturbed by the fallout from the film trailer.

“My whole life has been turned upside down in every aspect,” she said. “My family has been threatened.”

Referring to the video, Garcia added: “I think it’s demoralising, degrading. I think it needs to come off [YouTube].”

A clip for the US-made film, Innocence of Muslims, was dubbed into Arabic, provoking widespread anger for its disrespectful portrayal of the Prophet Muhammad.

But a lawyer for Google said actors did not have rights over how their films were interpreted.

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula with hat, scarf and glasses on being escorted from his home
Nakoula Basseley Nakoula has gone into hiding since his name was linked with the film

“If we viewed it that way we’d say that Arnold Schwarzenegger as a cyborg in Terminator was a factual statement about Arnold Schwarzenegger,” lawyer Timothy Alger told Reuters news agency.

Last week, YouTube did block access to the video in Egypt and Libya.

On Wednesday, it extended restrictions to “countries where it is considered illegal by local authorities. That is, to date, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia.”

Some countries, such as Pakistan and Sudan, have blocked access to the clip themselves.

Garcia has also filed a lawsuit against Nakoula for fraud and slander. In court documents, Garcia says she had been led to believe the project was a desert adventure film.

“There was no mention of Mohammed during filming or on set,” the lawsuit said. “There were no references made to religion, nor was there any sexual content of which Ms Garcia was aware.”

The trailer has sparked furious protests across the Middle East, North Africa and as far away as Sri Lanka.

Four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stephens, were killed last week during an attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

A total of 30 people have died in seven countries as a result of the protests.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-19665233

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Cindy Garcia

39547 719391                 58

 

her path of destiny = 58 = Outcast.  Civil unrest.  Give me a break.

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September 16, 2012                 20:59

Pope Benedict XVI departed from Lebanon on Sunday after a three-day visit, an AFP correspondent said, urging its people to reject anything that might divide them and to choose brotherhood.

His Middle East Airlines flight, bound for Rome, took off at 7:25 pm (1625 GMT).

Pope Benedict XVI called on Sunday for peace in Syria and urged Arab countries to propose workable solutions to the conflict, which has killed more than 27,000 people.

“May God grant to your country, to Syria and to the Middle East the gift of peaceful hearts, the silencing of weapons and the cessation of all violence,” the pope said at the end of mass on the final day of his trip to Lebanon.

He also appealed to Arab countries that, “as brothers, they might propose workable solutions respecting the dignity, the rights and the religion of every human person.”

Pope Benedict XVI prayed on Sunday that leaders in the Middle East work toward peace and reconciliation.

“In a world where violence constantly leaves behind its grim trail of death and destruction, to serve justice and peace is urgently necessary,” Benedict said in his homily at an open-air mass on Beirut’s waterfront.

“I pray in particular that the Lord will grant to this region of the Middle East servants of peace and reconciliation, so that all people can live in peace and with dignity,” he added.

Pope Benedict XVI is due to celebrate an open-air Mass on the seafront in Beirut on the concluding day of his three-day visit to Lebanon.

On Saturday the pontiff met Lebanese political leaders at the presidential palace near Beirut.

Later, he travelled to the town of Bkerke to address a gathering of thousands of young people.

The visit has coincided with anti-US protests across the region over a film deemed insulting to Islam.

In his speeches on Saturday, the Pope said that Lebanon, with its religiously mixed population, should be an “example” to the region.

from:  http://english.ruvr.ru/2012_09_16/Pope-leaves-Lebanon-with-call-to-strive-for-peace/

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Joseph Ratzinger was born on April 16th, 1927 at 4:15 a.m. in Marktl, Germany according to http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Pope_Benedict_XVI

[Mars conjunct North Node]

 

April 16th, 1927

4 + 16 +1+9+2+7 = 39 = his life lesson = Idealist.  Charming.  A nice guy.

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April 16th, 1927

April 16th

4 + 16 +2+0+1+2 = 25 = his personal year (from April 16th, 2012 to April 15th, 2013) = Movement.  On the go.

Knight of Wands Tarot card

25 year + 8 (August) = 33 = his personal month (from August 16th, 2012 to September 15th, 2012) = Into the lion’s den.  Taking a stand.  Not backing down.

Seven of Wands Tarot card

33 month + 15 (15th of the month on Saturday September 15th, 2012) = 48 = his personal day = A man on a mission.  Doing what he was born to do.

 

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September 13, 2012

The anti-Muslim film implicated in mob protests against U.S. diplomatic missions in the Mideast received logistical help from a man once convicted of financial crimes and featured actors who complained that their inflammatory dialogue was dubbed in after filming.

The self-proclaimed director of “Innocence of Muslims” initially claimed a Jewish and Israeli background. But others involved in the film said his statements were contrived as evidence mounted that the film’s key player was a southern Californian Coptic Christian with a checkered past.

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55, told The Associated Press in an interview outside Los Angeles Wednesday that he managed logistics for the company that produced “Innocence of Muslims,” which mocked Muslims and the prophet Muhammad.

The movie has been blamed for inflaming mobs that attacked U.S. missions in Egypt and Libya this week as well as U.S. Embassy in Yemen on Thursday.

Nakoula denied he had directed the film, though he said he knew the self-described filmmaker, Sam Bacile. But the cellphone number that the AP contacted Tuesday to reach the filmmaker who identified himself as Bacile traced to the same address near Los Angeles where Nakoula was located.

Nakoula told the AP he is a Coptic Christian and supported the concerns of Christian Copts about their treatment by Muslims.

The film was implicated in protests that resulted in the burning of the U.S. consulate Tuesday in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi. Libyan officials said Wednesday that Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other embassy employees were killed during the mob violence, but U.S. officials now say they are investigating whether the assault was a planned terrorist strike linked to Tuesday’s 11-year anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.

Nakoula denied he had posed as Sam Bacile. Federal court papers filed in a 2010 criminal prosecution against him said Nakoula had used numerous aliases in the past. Among the fake names, the documents said, were Nicola Bacily and Erwin Salameh.

During a conversation outside his home, Nakoula offered his driver’s license to show his identity but kept his thumb over his middle name, Basseley. Records checks by the AP subsequently found that middle name as well as other connections to the Bacile persona.

The AP located Bacile after obtaining his cell phone number from Morris Sadek, a conservative Coptic Christian in the U.S. who had promoted the anti-Muslim film in recent days on his website. Egypt’s Christian Coptic populace has long decried what they describe as a history of discrimination and occasional violence from the country’s Arab majority.

Pastor Terry Jones of Gainesville, Fla., who sparked outrage in the Arab world when he burned Qurans on the ninth anniversary of 9/11, said he spoke with the movie’s director on the phone Wednesday and prayed for him. Jones said he has not met the filmmaker in person, but added that the man contacted him a few weeks ago about promoting the movie. Jones and others who have dealt with the filmmaker said Wednesday that Bacile was hiding his real identity.

“I have not met him. Sam Bacile, that is not his real name,” Jones said. “I just talked to him on the phone. He is definitely in hiding and does not reveal his identity. He was quite honestly fairly shook up concerning the events and what is happening. A lot of people are not supporting him. He was generally a little shook up concerning this situation.”

The Youtube account, “Sam Bacile,” which was used to publish excerpts of the provocative movie in July, was used to post comments online as recently as Tuesday, including this defense of the film written in Arabic: “It is a 100 percent American movie, you cows.”

Nakoula, who talked guardedly about his role, pleaded no contest in 2010 to federal bank fraud charges in California and was ordered to pay more than $790,000 in restitution. He was also sentenced to 21 months in federal prison and ordered not to use computers or the Internet for five years without approval from his probation officer.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Leigh Williams said Nakoula set up fraudulent bank accounts using stolen identities and Social Security numbers; then, checks from those accounts would be deposited into other bogus accounts from which Nakoula would withdraw money at ATM machines.

It was “basically a check-kiting scheme,” the prosecutor told the AP. “You try to get the money out of the bank before the bank realizes they are drawn from a fraudulent account. There basically is no money.”

American actors and actresses who appeared in “Innocence of Muslims” issued a joint statement Wednesday saying they were misled about the project and alleged that some of their dialogue was crudely dubbed during post-production.

In the English-language version of the trailer, direct references to Muhammad appear to be the result of post-production changes to the movie. Either actors aren’t seen when the name “Muhammad” is spoken in the overdubbed sound, or they appear to be mouthing something else as the name of the prophet is spoken.

“The entire cast and crew are extremely upset and feel taken advantage of by the producer,” said the statement, obtained by the Los Angeles Times. “We are 100 percent not behind this film and were grossly misled about its intent and purpose. We are shocked by the drastic rewrites of the script and lies that were told to all involved. We are deeply saddened by the tragedies that have occurred.”

One of the actresses, Cindy Lee Garcia, told the Gawker.com website that the film was originally titled “Desert Warriors” and said the script did not contain offensive references to Islam. She said the director, who identified himself as Bacile, told her then that he was Egyptian.

The person who identified himself as Bacile and described himself as the film’s writer and director told the AP on Tuesday that he had gone into hiding. But doubts rose about the man’s identity amid a flurry of false claims about his background and role in the purported film.

Bacile told the AP he was an Israeli-born, 56-year-old, Jewish writer and director. But a Christian activist involved in the film project, Steve Klein, told the AP on Wednesday that Bacile was a pseudonym and that he was Christian.

Klein had told the AP on Tuesday that the filmmaker was an Israeli Jew who was concerned for family members who live in Egypt.

Officials in Israel said there was no record of Bacile as an Israeli citizen.

When the AP initially left a message for Bacile, Klein contacted the AP from another number to confirm the interview request was legitimate; then Bacile called back from his own cell phone.

Klein said he didn’t know the real name of the man he called “Sam,” who came to him for advice on First Amendment issues.

About 15 key players from the Middle East — people from Syria, Iraq, Turkey, Pakistan and Iran, and a couple of Coptic Christians from Egypt — worked on the film, Klein said.

“Most of them won’t tell me their real names because they’re terrified,” Klein said. “He was really scared and now he’s so nervous. He’s turned off his phone.”

The Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors hate groups, said Klein is a former Marine and longtime religious-right activist who has helped train paramilitary militias at a California church. It described Klein as founder of Courageous Christians United, which conducts protests outside abortion clinics, Mormon temples and mosques.

It quoted Klein as saying he believes that California is riddled with Muslim Brotherhood sleeper cells “who are awaiting the trigger date and will begin randomly killing as many of us as they can.”

In his brief interview with the AP, Bacile called Islam a cancer and said he intended the film to be a provocative political statement condemning the religion.

But several key facts Bacile provided proved false or questionable. Bacile told the AP he was 56 but identified himself on his YouTube profile as 74. Bacile said he is a real estate developer, but Bacile does not appear in searches of California state licenses, including the Department of Real Estate.

Hollywood and California film industry groups and permit agencies said they had no records of the project under the name “Innocence of Muslims,” but a Los Angeles film permit agency later found a record of a movie filmed in Los Angeles last year under the working title “Desert Warriors.”

A man who answered a phone listed for the Vine Theater, a faded Hollywood movie house, confirmed that the film had run for a least a day, and possibly longer, several months ago, arranged by a customer known as “Sam.”

Google Inc., which owns YouTube, pulled down the video Wednesday in Egypt, citing a legal complaint. It was still accessible in the U.S. and other countries.

Klein told the AP he vowed to help make the movie but warned the filmmaker that “you’re going to be the next Theo van Gogh.” Van Gogh was a Dutch filmmaker killed by a Muslim extremist in 2004 after making a film that was perceived as insulting to Islam.

“We went into this knowing this was probably going to happen,” Klein said.

from:  http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hoYc1zUrhSzrqWW9s22geihV3HLA?docId=016e3bb1a8ea4641a93264adfc90104e

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Nakoula Nakoula

5            5

 

his primary challenge = NN = 55 = Prejudice.  Hate-filled thoughts.  Dim bulb.  Dim wit.  Not that bright.  Bad idea.

Ace of Swords Tarot card

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7 July 2012                 13:17 ET

A live television programme in Jordan descended into chaos, with a politician threatening an opponent with a gun.

The debate between MP Mohammad Shawabka and political activist Mansour Murad became heated after the two men traded insults with each other.

The politician then hurled his shoe at Mr Murad and brandished a pistol at him.

No shots were fired and no-one was too seriously hurt.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-18756726

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Mohammad Shawabk

4                      1      1     1

 

his primary challenge (MS) and both how he appears to the world and how he loses his heart’s desire (MA) all = 41 = Things get ugly.

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Tuesday 19 June 2012             08:43

Surf movies are going arty. Globe’s latest adventure in the short film hype features everything you wouldn’t expect in a cinematographic story about surfing.

Call 10 Russian top models, add a yellow Lamborghini, mix up with the sands of the desert and get “Electric Blue Heaven”, a conceptual surf film starring Dion Agius in the Al Ain Surf Park Wadi Adventure, famous artificial wave pool of the Middle East.

The plot is simple, yet fascinating. A green-eyed desert goddess arrives at the surf pool and makes waves for our invited surfer. In a matter of moments, perfect clean waves are pumping and the surfer takes the maximum pleasure out of them.

We know we’re in some kind of paradise. While Dion Agius takes off from the lip of the wave, 10 perfect women enjoy themselves in the no man’s land.

Contrast is everything in “Electric Blue Heaven”. Surf filmmaker Joe G shows us the brutal contrasts of the wild dry mountains with the crystal-clear waters of the wave park.

from:  http://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/7538-a-surf-pool-one-lamborghini-and-10-russian-models

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Dion Agius was born on April 28th, 1985 according to http://www.grindtv.com/athlete/dion-agius/biography/

April 28th, 1985

April 28th

4 + 28 +2+0+1+2 = 37 = his personal year (from April 28th, 2012 to April 27th, 2013) = Surfing.

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June 27, 2012

Syria’s state-run news agency says gunmen have attacked the headquarters of a pro-government TV station, killing three employees.

SANA says the attack on Ikhbariya TV in the town of Drousha, about 20 kilometers (14 miles) south of the capital Damascus, occurred early Wednesday.

An employee at the station said that the gunmen stormed two of the station’s buildings, detained some of the guards then blew up parts of it with explosives.

The employee, who did not give his name for fear of repercussions, said the gunmen blindfolded him then drove him away about 200 meters (yards) where he heard the explosion.

“I was terrified,” the man said by telephone.

Ikhbariya is privately-owned but strongly supports President Bashar Assad’s regime.

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/syria-tv-station-attacked-staffers-killed-16657843#.T-qYW7VSTNk

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Syrian television aired on July 23rd, 1960 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syrian_Television

July 23rd, 1960

July 23rd

7 + 23 +2+0+1+1 = 34 = Ikhbariya TV’s personal year (from July 23rd, 2011 to July 22nd, 2012) = Explosives.  Gunfire.  Generating a buzz.  Thing happen really quickly.

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19 June 2012             08:12 ET

A Saudi man has been beheaded on charges of sorcery and witchcraft, the state news agency SPA says.

The man, Muree bin Ali bin Issa al-Asiri, was found in possession of books and talismans, SPA said. He had also admitted adultery with two women, it said.

The execution took place in the southern Najran province, SPA reported.

Human rights groups have repeatedly condemned executions for witchcraft in Saudi Arabia.

Last year, there were reports of at least two people being executed for sorcery.

Mr Asiri was beheaded after his sentence was upheld by the country’s highest courts, the Saudi news agency website said.

No details were given of what he was found guilty of beyond the charges of witchcraft and sorcery.

Amnesty International says the country does not formally classify sorcery as a capital offence.

But the BBC’s Arab Affairs Editor, Sebastian Usher, says there is a very strong prohibition of some practices from the country’s powerful conservative religious leaders.

Some, he explains, have repeatedly called for the strongest possible punishments against anyone suspected of sorcery – whether they are fortune tellers or faith healers.

In 2010, a Lebanese television presenter of a popular fortune-telling programme was arrested while on pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.

Though sentenced to death, after pressure from his government and human rights groups, he was freed by the Saudi Supreme Court, which found that he had not harmed anyone.

More recent cases of death on charges of sorcery include that of a Saudi woman, executed for committing sorcery and witchcraft in December, in the northern province of Jawf, and that of a Sudanese man executed in September, despite calls led by Amnesty International for his release.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-18503550

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Muree bin Ali bin Issa al-Asiri

4                                      1   

 

his primary challenge = MA = 41 = Things got ugly.

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After not being allowed into Syria for more than a year, Amnesty International decided to venture in without government permission, tired of being told its investigations of abuse were merely hearsay.

Inside the bloodied country, the human rights group heard many of the same horrors that Syrian refugees had related after fleeing to Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan: lawless executions, torture, torched shops and homes. Dozens of towns believed to back the rebels were subjected to revenge attacks in which men were dragged from their homes, killed and burned.

The organization’s new report, released Wednesday, shares vivid testimonies about such abuses, obtained from more than 200 interviews done in 23 towns between April and the end of May, shedding further light on the suffering endured by Syrians through the crisis. In one of many grim incidents laid out by witnesses in the report, three boys were grazing sheep in the village of Bashiriya in April when the army came.

A relative tried to bring the boys home, but the soldiers caught up with them, a witness told the rights group. “Little Jumaa, 8 years old, was shot in the throat and in the palms of both hands,” the man told Amnesty International. “He was holding his hands up when he was shot.”

In another harrowing episode recounted in the report, a mother in the town of Sarmin said her three sons were rousted from their home by soldiers in the early morning.

“I tried to go after them, but a soldier pushed his rifle against me and told me to go back,” she told Amnesty International. About an hour later, their neighbors called for water to put out a fire. “My daughter, who had run out ahead of me, screamed, ‘My brothers are burning!’”

The three young men had been shot and then set ablaze — a pattern that Amnesty International said emerged in witness accounts. The attacks have targeted villages and towns said to support the opposition.

Syria has repeatedly denied charges that it has committed human rights abuses, saying it is defending itself from armed terrorists, its usual term for the rebels. It has  blamed the recent massacre in Houla on its opponents. State media reported Wednesday that terrorists had assassinated the former head of the Syrian Football Union and kidnapped at least 30 people from buses.

Though rebels have also been found to have kidnapped, tortured and killed Syrians fighting for the government or backing it, the vast majority of abuses were carried out by Syrian government forces and allied militias, Amnesty International said, in a widespread and systematic campaign against civilians.

Donatella Rovera, who traveled to Syria to investigate, said she saw government forces firing shots into protesting crowds and surrounding villages, shooting at them indiscriminately.

“This cannot possibly be the action of some rogue elements that take the law into their own hands,” said Rovera, senior crisis response advisor for Amnesty International. For example, she said, chemicals that soldiers wouldn’t ordinarily carry were used to help burn homes. “It quite clearly points to state policy.”

Despite global condemnations  since the Syrian government cracked down on the uprising against President Bashar Assad more than a year ago, the violence continues, even in the face of a United Nations-brokered peace plan. The U.N. peacekeeping chief and the French foreign minister now say the violence has resulted in a civil war, a label that Syrian officials reject as overblown.

Amnesty International accused the U.N. Security Council of dithering and argued that it should impose an arms embargo on Syria and bring its abuses before the International Criminal Court. Because Syria hasn’t signed the treaty creating the court, it can be prosecuted only if the Security Council acts. China and Russia, which have blocked past moves against Assad, are expected to veto any such action.

The human rights group also argued that the U.N. monitors should be empowered to investigate human rights abuses, not just monitor the peace plan. It called on Russia and China to stop sending weapons and policing equipment to Syria; Russia says it sends only weapons that can’t be used in civil conflicts.

“Pretty much everywhere there was this despair,” Rovera said of her recent trips to Syria. “People were asking, ‘Are we not human? Why isn’t anybody doing anything?’ ”

from:  http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2012/06/amnesty-syria.html

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Syria deaclred independence on September 28th, 1961

September 28th, 19619 + 28 +1+9+6+1 = 54 = Syria’s life lesson = Things are not as they appear.

 

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September 28th, 1961

September 28th

9 + 28 +2+0+1+1 = 41 = Things get ugly.

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9 June 2012              21:54 ET

Russia will continue to oppose attempts by the UN Security Council to sanction military intervention in Syria, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says.

Mr Lavrov also repeated calls for an international conference to implement UN envoy Kofi Annan’s peace plan.

He said Moscow would support the departure of President Bashar al-Assad, but only if Syrians agreed to it.

Meanwhile, the opposition Syrian National Council (SNC) has elected a Kurdish activist as its new president.

The exiled SNC, an umbrella group for opposition groups, elected Abdelbasset Sida at a meeting in Istanbul, a statement said.

Mr Sida, who succeeds Burhan Ghalioun, told the BBC he planned to restructure the council and get all opposition groups to agree on a unified vision.

As efforts to find a diplomatic solution to the crisis continued, activists in Syria said more than 80 civilians had been killed by pro-government forces on Saturday.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said they included about 20 killed in the flashpoint southern town of Deraa. The figures cannot be independently verified.

‘Dangerous game’

Speaking at foreign ministry in Moscow, Mr Lavrov said that the issue of foreign intervention in Syria was being posed in a “radical and quite emotional way”.

He said foreign powers were encouraging the armed opposition to hope that “the Libyan scenario” could be repeated.

“All this is a dangerous game,” he said.

“Our position remains unchanged. We will not agree to the use of force being authorised in the UN Security Council.

UN monitors visit power station hit by explosion near DamascusUN monitors in Syria are trying to oversee the implementation of a ceasefire

“That would lead to the gravest of consequences for the whole of the Middle East.”

He said the intervention of “external forces” could result in a “catastrophic scenario” that would create an “arc of instability” from the Mediterranean to the Gulf.

Both Russia and China have opposed UN Security Council resolutions condemning the Syrian government for continuing violence.

Mr Lavrov acknowledged that Mr Annan’s six-point peace plan had begun to “seriously falter” but said Russia saw “no alternative”.

He said that Moscow – which has resisted US-led calls for Mr Assad to stand down – was not opposed to his departure, but only against it being imposed on Syria from outside.

“If the Syrians agree (to Mr Assad’s departure) we will only be happy to support such a solution,” Mr Lavrov said.

“But we believe it is unacceptable to impose the conditions for such a dialogue from outside.”

He also pressed Moscow’s idea of an international conference on Syria that would include Iran – an ally of Damascus.

“To say that Iran doesn’t have a place because it is already to blame for everything and it’s part of the problem… this is thoughtless to say the least from the point of view of serious diplomacy,” he said.

The US has accused Tehran of arming Syrian government forces.

The Syrian National Council has also voiced doubts about involving Iran in any negotiations.

The BBC’s Steve Rosenberg in Moscow says Russia appears to be increasingly worried by events in the Middle East and feels that the international community isn’t taking note of its concerns.

Meanwhile, UN monitors inside Syria have been continuing to investigate an alleged massacre at Qubair last Wednesday.

People in the area told the UN team that everyone in the village near Hama “had died except for a few”, UN spokeswoman Sausan Ghosheh told the BBC.

Activists blame militias allied to President Assad while the government accused “terrorists” of killing civilians.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-18384287

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Sergey Lavrov was born on March 21st, 1950 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergey_Lavrov

March 21st, 1950

3 + 21 +1+9+5+0 = 39 = his life lesson = Noncommittal.

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Saturday May 19, 2012         10:09am EDT

The message the euro zone is sending Greece ahead of its June election is there is a chance it could be forced out of the single currency union and that it could happen quickly if necessary, the finance minister of euro member Slovenia said on Saturday.

This month’s inconclusive election in the debt-stricken Mediterranean state has forced a second vote to be scheduled for June 17 and many feel the outcome could dictate the future shape of the bloc.

Janez Sustersic told Reuters the final decision would be up to Greek voters but a euro exit was a real option.

“We are still ready to have Greece in the euro zone, and everyone would be happy because this would be the best possible scenario,” he said.

“If not, there are other options, a real option, which is the option of Greece not being in the euro zone anymore… It’s not impossible to envisage a euro zone without Greece.”

Euro zone policymakers insist they want Greece to stay in, but European Union trade commissioner Karel De Gucht said this week the European Commission and the European Central Bank were working on scenarios in case the country had to leave.

A poll this week showed that voter sentiment in Greece was shifting away from a scenario in which the radical leftist SYRIZA party, which has threatened to tear up Athens’ 130 billion euro bailout, would win, meaning a Greek exit may be avoided.

But Sustersic said if Greece did have to leave, it could happen fast, and staying in would not free Greece from its obligations to get its finances under control.

“It could happen quickly if necessary,” he said. “Of course, the most important message is being in the euro zone and doing the necessary reforms or the measures that were agreed on go hand in hand, so you cannot separate the two issues.”

Under its European Union and International Monetary Fund bailout package, Greece has agreed to slash spending and hike taxes over the next two years to cut its budget deficit so it can eventually stop its mountain of debt from growing.

Greek Centre-left leader Evangelos Venizelos, whose party came in third in the hung election, has suggested Greece could negotiate a longer period to enact the reforms, a move that some euro zone officials have rejected.

Sustersic said such a move would be a mistake.

“It would create a strong moral hazard and it would create a lot of disappointment on the part of other countries that have taken the same medicine, but perhaps in smaller measures,” he said. “So I don’t think that would be a good message. It would be very unwise from the Greek’s side to count on anything like that.”

from:  http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/19/us-greece-exit-slovenia-idUSBRE84I08I20120519

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Janez Šušteršič was born on December 29th, 1966 according to http://www.vlada.si/en/about_the_government/who_is_who/ministries/ministry_of_finance/ministry_of_finance/

December 29th, 1966

12 + 29 +1+9+6+6 = 63 = his life lesson = Concerns.  Worried sick.  Emergency.  Living nightmare.

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December 29th, 1966

December 29th

12 + 29 +2+0+1+1 = 45 = his personal year (from December 29th, 2011 to December 28th, 2012) = Things go horribly wrong.

Five of Cups Tarot card

45 year + 5 (May) = 50 = his personal year (from May 29th, 2012 to June 28th, 2012) = Global.  Worldwide.  Society.  When it rains, it pours.

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