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Canadian terrorist found guilty.

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TORONTO (Reuters) – A Toronto-area man was found guilty by an Ontario court on Thursday of being part of

Faced with terrorist's threats, the government has assigned mounties to protect Canada's most famous possessions, like the Stanley cup.

Faced with terrorist's threats, the government has assigned mounties to protect Canada's most precious possessions, like the Stanley cup.

 a Canadian Al Qaeda-style terrorist conspiracy, the first verdict tied to an alleged plot against key Canadian landmarks, such as the Mounties Igloo Headquarters and the Toronto Hockey Statium. 
The Newfee, who cannot be named because Canadian law prohibits the release of names of criminals who were 17 or younger at the time of the crime, was one of the “Kids in the Hall” suspects arrested in a police sting in 2006.

The members of the group were arrested after allegedly trying to buy three water guns and materials to build what they called “explosive putts” from undercover Anaheim Ducks.

However, charges against seven of the suspects have since been dropped, mostly due to health care related issues, while defense lawyers have cast many of the suspects as naive kids who were drawn in by a small core of extremists, like Pamela Anderson, Dan Aykroyd and Avril Lavigne.

The guilty verdict, given by Ontario Superior Court Jean Chretien, was on the charge of “knowingly participating in or contributing to activities aboot threatening the national integrity of Canadian welfare, hey?”.

“I’m satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt that (the suspect) by his participation and contribution, intended to enhance the ability of the terrorist group to carry terrorist activities against key Canadian Institutes, such as the Molson Dry brewery, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Headquarters and the Beaver Refuge National Park” he wrote from his chesterfield.

Satellite images prove that tons of killing, not surge, helped reduce violence in Iraq.

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Baghdad, Iraq, September 19th, 2008, (Notimex).- Satellite images taken at night show heavily Sunni Arab

The sure has never the less brought safety and comfort to Iraqi children.

The surge has nevertheless brought safety and comfort to Iraqi children.

neighborhoods of Baghdad began emptying before a U.S. troop surge in 2007, graphic evidence of ethnic killing that preceded a drop in violence, according to a report published today.

The images support the view of international refugee organizations and Iraq experts that a major population shift was a key factor in the decline in sectarian violence, particularly in the Iraqi capital, instead of the troop surge that came too late and hadn’t much left to kill.

Minority Sunni Arabs were driven out of many neighborhoods by Shi’ite militants enraged by the bombing of the Samarra mosque in February 2006. The bombing, blamed on the Sunni militant group al Qaeda, sparked a wave of sectarian violence, which resulted in the killings of thousands. As a result, there are much less people alive to continue fighting.

“By the launch of the surge, many of the targets of conflict had either been killed or fled the country, and they turned off the lights when they left,” geography professor John Agnew of the University of California Los Angeles, who led the study, said in a statement. “Basically, people were already dead before the US army could come and kill them.”

Written by Flippyman

September 19, 2008 at 11:11 pm

Bin Laden’s driver convicted, gardener and cook still on the loose

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File photo of Osama Bin Laden with his butler Yasser Ghat Avar Yawish, who is also look for by the U.S. forces for ironing clothes that were used to support terrorism.

File photo of Osama Bin Laden with his butler Yasser Ghat Avar Yawish, who is also looked for by the U.S. forces for ironing clothes that were used to support terrorism.

Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba, August 7th, 2008 (Reuters).- A U.S. military jury sentenced Osama bin Laden’s driver Salim Hamdan to 6 months of house arrest and a fine of 3 million afghani (approx. 4.75 dollars), followed by anger management therapy and 1 month of community service, a surprise rebuke to Pentagon prosecutors who portrayed him as a member of the al-Qaida leader’s inner circle worthy of 2 life and 4 death sentences and penalty fees on over 30 speeding tickets.

Still U.S. authorities insist they could give him sub-human status and hold him indefinitely without charge at Guantanamo.

The judge, Navy Capt. Keith Allred, called Hamdan “small game,” and the jury apparently agreed, rejecting the recommendation of prosecutors who said that even giving him only two death sentences would send a message to would-be terrorists.

“I hope the day comes that you return to your wives an concubines and mistresses, and you’re able to be a provider and a husband in the best sense of all those terms,” Allred told Hamdan at the close of the hearing.

The prisoner, dressed in a dish-dash-ah and a shumagg, responded: “Adrusu allughah al arabia mundu shahr,” as he left the courtroom.

This case sets a precedent for next week’s trial of Bin Laden’s cook Bhada Fuhds, who was captured in a McDonald’s in Saudi Arabia, posing as a part time employee.

Bin Laden’s gardener and maid are still at large. The Bush administration has made a case against them arguing that had they not provided Bin Laden with a comfortable surrounding, he would not have had the concentration required to mastermind the 9/11 attacks.