April 26th, 2006

Chris Keeley

Amira Hass: Hungry and Shell-Shocked

Amira Hass: Hungry and Shell-Shocked

Hamas is busy trying to quell false rumors that abound in the streets.
One such rumor is that salaries were paid but only to those who support
Hamas.

*By Amira Hass*

GAZA - Where will the next blow land? That is the question. Not if it
will come, but rather when, and on whom will it land, and what kind will
it be?

Five-year-old L. believes the solution is to sleep every night in his
parents' bed, and in that way to be protected from the shelling. But
even there he is not able to fall asleep because he is so worried and
afraid. In the kindergarten in the yard outside the house, the children
speak all the time about the "booms" that fill their day. Booms from the
sea and booms from the land. Day and night. Sometimes three per minute,
sometimes three per hour. Sometimes simultaneously from the land and
from the sea. The air quivers, a flock of birds takes off in fear, and
for a minute the silence of terror reigns. Are there casualties? Who,
where, how many? If the parents succeed in hiding from their children
pictures of the other children who have been killed or wounded by the
shells, the older children fill in the gory details from what they saw
on TV or read in the papers. They strengthen each other's fears.Collapse )
Chris Keeley

The disclosure adds yet another twist to the Ferrari crash saga.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-ferrari26apr26,0,7459610.story?coll=la-home-headlines

From the Los Angeles Times
Deputy's Gun Is Latest Twist in Ferrari Crash
The weapon of an O.C. reserve officer is found in a raid at the home of the car's alleged driver.
By Richard Winton and Christine Hanley
Times Staff Writers April 26, 2006

Detectives are trying to figure out why a handgun belonging to a reserve deputy for the Orange County Sheriff's Department was found at the Bel-Air mansion of the former European video game executive accused of crashing a rare Ferrari Enzo in Malibu in February.Collapse )
Chris Keeley

the amount of secrecy we do have right now that enabled the President to lie us into this war and is

Pentagon Papers Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg to Government Insiders: Risk Prison to Leak Information Exposing Illegal Government Actions Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/04/26/1438257

As we focus on the government crackdown against leakers, we speak with perhaps the most famous government whistleblower of the twentieth century, Daniel Ellsberg. In 1969 he leaked the Pentagon Papers, setting in motion actions that would eventually topple the Nixon presidency and end the Vietnam War.

As we continue our look at the crackdown against government leakers, we speak with perhaps the most famous government whistleblower of the twentieth century - Daniel Ellsberg.
In October of 1969 he began smuggling out of his office and xeroxing the 7,000 page top-secret study of U.S. decision making in Vietnam, known as the Pentagon Papers. He did so with the intent of revealing these secrets to Congress and the American public and in so doing, he set in motion actions that would eventually topple the Nixon presidency and end the Vietnam war. He was once described by Henry Kissinger as "the world's most dangerous man."

Daniel Ellsberg, he joins us in our firehouse studio.Collapse )