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Israeli forces storm Gaza aid ship …..DSD……

The Israeli navy has stormed at least one of a convoy of ships carrying humanitarian aid to the Gaza strip, amid reports of casualties on board.

Israeli TV says that up to 14 people have been killed. Israel has declined to comment.

The exact location of the interception is unclear. Israel had warned the ships not to enter its territorial waters.

The ships are carrying 10,000 tonnes of aid to the Gaza Strip in an effort to break an Israeli blockade.

Turkish TV pictures taken on board the Turkish ship leading the flotilla show Israeli soldiers fighting to control passengers.

The footage showed a number of people, apparently injured, lying on the ground. The sound of gunshots could be heard. It is not clear whether the fighting is ongoing.

Al-Jazeera TV reported from the same ship that Israeli navy forces had fired and boarded the vessel, wounding the captain….

continued at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/middle_east/10195838.stm

From the BBC, two weeks ago (May 17):

Hamas wrecks ‘illegal’ Gaza homes

Hamas, the Palestinian movement which controls the Gaza Strip, has forced residents of a southern town from their homes and demolished their houses.

The radical Islamist group says people living at the edge of the town of Rafah had built their homes illegally on government land.

Witnesses said dozens of people were pushed out of their homes but Hamas says the number has been exaggerated.

Palestinians in Gaza have been angered by the demolitions.

Palestinians are more used to seeing homes destroyed in areas occupied by Israeli military or police for being built without the correct permits, correspondents say.

Club-wielding Hamas policemen – and some female police officers wearing face-covering veils – forced people from their homes and then brought in bulldozers…

continued at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8687974.stm

Video Link……..…..

Snap Analysis……. A while back the Dog did a piece on the Palestinian’s turned to non-violence as a means to counter the Israeli natural military strength……This incident seems to walked the Israeli’s into a trap….The intial reaction to this incident is OVERWHELMINGLY negative for the Isreali’s…..Exactly what the Palestinian’s would want…..

Taking a que from the guerilla tactic’s used by other Middle East countries the Palestinian’s have figured out a way to turn the battle to their advantage…….

The Israeli’s won the battle…but have lost the political side on this one it seems…….

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May 31, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Boats, Breaking News, DSD @PoliticalDog101, Government, Media, Military, Updates | , , | 5 Comments

The FBI raids locations in Boston, New Jersey and Long Island…..Times Square tie in?

FBI agents search a car in Brookline, Massachusetts, on Thursday.

[ FBI agents search a car in Brookline, Massachusetts, on Thursday. ]

The FBI and Customs Agents have executed raids in several states this morning…..

They have made statements to the media that the raids have nothing to do with immediate harm to the United States…

The raids ….The Dog would think are follow ups on information gathered by the FBI, The FBI/NYPD Joint Terrorist Task Force and other agencies…..including Intelligence agencies in their search and capture of Faisal Shahzad,……

I would also suppose that Shahzad is giving his interrogators every person he ever talked to about obtaining equipment, travel or information in connection with his Times Square caper…..

It is no coincidence that Customs is in on the action……Since a lot of people involved are probably  in the country with expired visa’s or illegally…

The FBI will be holding a lot more news conferences……

Authorities searched several locations in the Northeast on Thursday in the investigation of the failed Times Square car bombing, an FBI spokeswoman said.

Investigators were searching locations in and around Boston, Massachusetts, and in New York and New Jersey, a federal law enforcement source said.

Gail Marcinkiewicz, an FBI spokeswoman in Boston, said the searches “do not relate to any known immediate threat to the public or any plot against the United States.”

The Justice Department released a statement saying that Thursday’s searches “are the product of evidence that has been gathered in the investigation subsequent to the attempted Times Square bombing.”

During the searches, officials detained two people for “alleged immigration violations,” Marcinkiewicz said. The two have no direct connection to the Times Square bombing investigation, and their arrests were considered “collateral,” a second federal law enforcement source said.

One of the searches unfolded in Brookline, Massachusetts, where police were helping the FBI search a Mobil gas station on Harvard Street, said Lt. Philip Harrington of the Brookline Police Department……

More…..

May 13, 2010 Posted by | Automobiles, Breaking News, Crime, Government, Law, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , , | 1 Comment

VP Joe Biden's son……..Beau Biden is in the hospital……. Update…a Stroke….

From the Hill……….

Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Beau, was hospitalized Tuesday in Delaware.

Beau Biden, the Democratic attorney general of Delaware, was hospitalized for undisclosed reasons.

“Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden is at Christiana Medical Center undergoing treatment at present,” the vice president’s office said in a statement. “He is alert and awake, and communicating with his parents and his wife, who are with him. We will provide more details as they become available.”

Beau Biden has served as a captain in the Army Reserve and was deployed to Iraq, from which he returned in September of 2009.

He was also long rumored to be a Senate candidate for the seat his father had resigned to assume the vice presidency, though Biden passed at the chance to run this year……

More……..

From the LA Times……

Vice President Joe Biden’s son was being treated at a Delaware hospital, the White House said Tuesday, though it did not provide information about what might be wrong.

Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden was awake and alert and communicating with his parents and wife, who were with him at Christiana Hospital in Newark.

Update….

Vice President Biden’s office released this statement late Tuesday afternoon:

“Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden remains in stable condition, alert, with full motor and speech skills after suffering a mild stroke. The Attorney General will be transferred this afternoon to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia for further observation and examination. The entire Biden family offers its sincerest thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff of the Christiana Care Health System who have provided tremendous care to Beau today.”

A few hours earlier, the White House had released this statement from Dr. Timothy Gardner, the medical director at the Center for Heart and Vascular Surgery at the Christiana Care Health System:

May 11, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Family, Government, Health, Media, Men, Politics, Updates | , , , | 2 Comments

VP Joe Biden’s son……..Beau Biden is in the hospital……. Update…a Stroke….

From the Hill……….

Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Beau, was hospitalized Tuesday in Delaware.

Beau Biden, the Democratic attorney general of Delaware, was hospitalized for undisclosed reasons.

“Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden is at Christiana Medical Center undergoing treatment at present,” the vice president’s office said in a statement. “He is alert and awake, and communicating with his parents and his wife, who are with him. We will provide more details as they become available.”

Beau Biden has served as a captain in the Army Reserve and was deployed to Iraq, from which he returned in September of 2009.

He was also long rumored to be a Senate candidate for the seat his father had resigned to assume the vice presidency, though Biden passed at the chance to run this year……

More……..

From the LA Times……

Vice President Joe Biden’s son was being treated at a Delaware hospital, the White House said Tuesday, though it did not provide information about what might be wrong.

Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden was awake and alert and communicating with his parents and wife, who were with him at Christiana Hospital in Newark.

Update….

Vice President Biden’s office released this statement late Tuesday afternoon:

“Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden remains in stable condition, alert, with full motor and speech skills after suffering a mild stroke. The Attorney General will be transferred this afternoon to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia for further observation and examination. The entire Biden family offers its sincerest thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff of the Christiana Care Health System who have provided tremendous care to Beau today.”

A few hours earlier, the White House had released this statement from Dr. Timothy Gardner, the medical director at the Center for Heart and Vascular Surgery at the Christiana Care Health System:

May 11, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Family, Government, Health, Media, Men, Politics, Updates | , , , | 2 Comments

Daniel…..Georgia Senate: BREAKING NEWS: State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond (D-GA) to announce U. S. Senate Run Tuesday…..

Hello Dog Folks!

It looks like Democrats have finally found a somewhat credible Candidate to run against Georgia Junior Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA). The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond (D-GA) will announce a Senate Run against Isakson on Tuesday.

[ Thurmond ]

Stay tuned on this Developing Story.

Recapping current Polls:

A Research 2000 / Daily Kos Survey done April 5-7 showed Isakson with an 53-26 lead over Thurmond.

HOWEVER two Rasmussen Surveys pitting Isakson against a Generic Democratic Candidate showed Isakson with an 49-33 lead.

Our friend Conservative Democrat WILL LOVE this as Thurmond is African Amercan.

Link…..

http://blogs.ajc.com/political-insider-jim-galloway/2010/04/16/michael-thurmond-courted-for-u-s-senate-run/

Daniel G.

April 16, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Updates | , , | 6 Comments

Here we go again!……..Chile has a 8.8 EarthQuake!……Hawalli under a tsunami watch……

Update…..as of 5;34 EST Saturday 2/27…..214 confirmed dead…..The U’s’ has offered help…..Chile has not requested any ‘outside’ help……

Update#2.…..as of 11:45 PM the death toll is at around 300 and expected to rise…..

Link……….…..

The earth has moved again in the Southern Hemishere….This time in Chile……

Hopefully the buildings in that country are more sturdy than in Haiti…..

A powerful 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck Chileearly Saturday, shaking the capital of Santiago for 90 seconds and sending tsunami warnings along much of the Pacific basin.

Chile’s TVN cable news channel was reporting 122 deaths, with the toll expected to rise, as communications were still spotty around the center of quake, near the city of Concepción in the south. Chile President Michelle Bachelet declared a “state of catastrophe.”

The Associated Press quoted Mrs. Bachelet as saying that a huge wave had swept into a populated area in the Robinson Crusoe Islands, 410 miles off the Chilean coast, but there were no immediate reports of major damage there. Those reports bore out early fears that a major tsunami was on its way across the Pacific.

Department of Homeland Security official said early Saturday that FEMA was monitoring the situation and was in contact with state emergency personnel in Hawaii, which is under a tsunami warning. But the decision to evacuate coastal areas and handling this evacuation is the responsibility of state and local officials in Hawaii, the Homeland Security official said.

The quake downed buildings and houses in Santiago and knocked out a major bridge connecting the northern and southern sections of the country.

It struck at 3:34 a.m. local time and was centered about 200 miles southwest of Santiago, at a depth of 22 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The epicenter was some 70 miles from Concepcion, Chile’s second-largest city, where more than 200,000 people live.

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February 27, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Ecology, Government, Health, Media, Other Things, Updates | , , , | 6 Comments

BREAKING ELECTION NEWS; From Daniel G….Arkansas Senate: State Senate President Bob Johnson (D-AR) will not run against Lincoln…

Hello Dog!

We’ve BREAKING NEWS out of Arkansas. After AR Legislators wrapped up the first fisical Session of the year State Senate President Bob Johnson (D-AR) who was rumored to be a potential Primary Challenger to AR Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) spoke to Reporters and said that he won’t primary the Arkansas Senior Senator.

No word from AR Lt. Governor Bill Halter (D-AR) as of today though.

Update……

And an Update how PATHETIC Arkansas Rep. Marion Berry is:

He said and I’m quoting Halter was a fluke winning the Lt. Governor Election 4 years ago.

“It was kind of fluke he got elected to lieutenant governor’s office” in 2006.

http://blogs.cqpolitics.com/eyeon2010/2010/02/halter-for-senate-berrys-not-i.html

More later.

Update#2……
http://www.kfsm.com/news/sns-ap-ar–johnson-2010,0,2864953.story

http://ap.thecabin.net/pstories/state/ar/20100225/567610764.shtml

Update#3…….

Halter Candidacy sounding more serious. Look at this Statement from his Spokesman in response to Berry’s:

Congressman Berry’s comments are not surprising to us. After all, he did not support Halter’s campaign for lieutenant governor which beat the insiders and has now resulted in a scholarship lottery that will help thousands of Arkansans afford a higher education.

If getting under the skin of the insiders is the price for helping Arkansans, he’ll do it time and time again. Should he run for federal office Arkansans can look forward to more of the same because Washington is broken and it needs more people like Bill Halter who aren’t afraid to stand-up to special interests and insiders.

You usually don’t put up such a Statemant if you don’t leaning towards running. Next week could be pretty exciting down there.

Daniel G.

February 25, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Politics, Updates, Women | , , | 11 Comments