2006-10-21

Night Flashes

Via Little Green Footballs, the Daily Mail has the scoop on the BBC: 'A leaked account of an 'impartiality summit' called by BBC chairman Michael Grade, is certain to lead to a new row about the BBC and its reporting on key issues, especially concerning Muslims and the war on terror. It reveals that executives would let the Bible be thrown into a dustbin on a TV comedy show, but not the Koran, and that they would broadcast an interview with Osama Bin Laden if given the opportunity. Further, it discloses that the BBC's 'diversity tsar', wants Muslim women newsreaders to be allowed to wear veils when on air. At the secret meeting in London last month, which was hosted by veteran broadcaster Sue Lawley, BBC executives admitted the corporation is dominated by homosexuals and people from ethnic minorities, deliberately promotes multiculturalism, is anti-American, anti-countryside and more sensitive to the feelings of Muslims than Christians.' ... yeah, I know, I'm as shocked as you are ... meanwhile, Tammy is in favor of banning the terrorist-worhiping CNN from access to American troops, and I quite agree ...

Debka says 'Israel must prepare for Iran to push the button - chief of staff Lt.-Gen. Dan Halutz Friday ... Halutz also warned Israel to prepare for possible war with Syria, whose missile threat to Israel`s population is similar to that of Hizballah' ... A7 adds, 'IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Dan Halutz stated the Iranian nuclear program represents an existential threat, explaining Iran is capable of using nuclear power. “We must be prepared,” stated Halutz, who stated it is his belief that Tehran is capable of using a nuclear weapon against Israel' ... Iran's Ahmadinejad said recently that 'there is no reason for Israel “the greatest insult to human dignity” to exist and it would soon disappear' ... the PA's foreign minister added his good wishes, saying that Israel “is a growth in the Mideast and Hamas would never recognize its existence” ...

Some observers are seeing signs that Ahmadinejad has delivered a final "ultimatum" to President Bush and European leaders: “This is an ultimatum. Don’t complain tomorrow” ... while Debka reports that 'The American Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group joins US build-up opposite Iran' ...

Eid al-Fitr is coming up on Monday ...