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Monday, April 28, 2008

Another Dose of Kindness from the Religion of Peace

Report: Iraqi Girl in Love With British Soldier Murdered in 'Honor Killing'

Monday, April 28, 2008

An Iraqi teen was butchered to death by her father in an "honor killing" after she befriended and fell in love with a British solider in Basra, the U.K.'s Daily Mail reported.

Rand Abdel-Qader, 17, had confessed to her best friend Zeinab that she had fallen in love with "Paul," a 22-year-old blond haired, honey-eyed soldier she met at a charity event where she did volunteer work, the Mail reported. Upon hearing the news, her father rushed home and began to strangle her while stabbing her repeatedly and screaming that he was “cleansing his honor.”

He was arrested, but Iraqi police have taken no further action. The man's wife, who reportedly tried to stop the killing by calling for her two sons for protection, is now in hiding.

The Ministry of Defense attempted, Sunday night, to find the soldier, saying he does not appear to have done anything wrong by befriending the teen, the Mail reported. There is no evidence that the two shared a physical relationship. "She was proud to be a virgin and had a dream to give herself to the man she loved only after her marriage," Zeinab said.

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UAV EXHIBIT - An RQ-3A Darkstar (top to bottom), MQ-1L Predator A and X-45A Joint Unmanned Combat Air System hang in the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum in a new exhibit of military unmanned aerial vehicles. The exhibit which opened to the public, April 24, 2008, includes six UAVs from all four services and will be on display for the next 10 years. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.G. Buzanowski

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In Today's News - Monday, April 28, 2008

Quote of the Day
"Life shrinks and expands in proportion to one's courage."
-- Anais Nin

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom

U.S. reports big battle with Shi'ite militants - Video
Investigators: Millions in Iraq contracts never finished
Militants shell Green Zone as fight escalates in Baghdad
Iraqi Security Forces Clear Hyyaniyah
Local citizens fend off AQI attack (Diyala)

Operation Enduring Freedom
Authorities probe attack on Afghanistan's president

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Homeland Security to Unveil Plan to Guard Against Small Boat Attacks
Bin Laden's Ex-Driver Refuses to Participate in Trial
Woman, 4 Children Killed in Israeli Attack on Gaza
Guantanamo prosecutor returns as defense witness
Bush has "no illusions" on Mideast breakthrough

Worldwide Wackos
Iran discusses "serious" nuclear ideas with Russia
Iran takes new shot at Barbie, calling US doll 'destructive'
Olympic torch relay begins North Korea leg free of protest

Homegrown Moonbats
Fiery Wright Fires Back - TRANSCRIPT - VIDEO: Pt. I - Pt. II - Pt. III
OPINION: Mugging at the National Press Club

Politics / Government
Tax Rebates Start to Appear in Bank Accounts Monday
McCain assails Democratic health-care approach
White House: No short-term fix to high fuel prices
Dean says either Clinton or Obama must drop out in June (Lord knows we wouldn't want voters to decide who the candidate is...)
AP Poll: Clinton leads McCain, doing better than Obama
If Clinton Fails to Secure The Democratic Nomination, Will She Run Independently

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Confession of a Monster - PHOTOS
Murder Charge for 'Prayer Parents'
100-Year Mystery: Did 'Lady Bluebeard' Get Away With Murder?
Motive Not Known of Special Education Teacher Accused of Taking Students to Motel for Sex
Pop Tarts: Ashley Dupre Offered Money to Be a Legal Hooker, Spitzer Offered Lifetime Pass
Austrian Man Confesses to Keeping Daughter, Her Children Captive in Cellar
Did Madeleine McCann 'Abductor' Strike Again?
Cops: Pa. Newlyweds Involved in Wild Brawl
School: Sex Assault Victim's Dad Stabbed Male Student
Supreme Court Upholds State's Voter ID Law

U.N. News
Trial of Congolese Defendant 'Crucial Step' to End Impunity - Senior UN Official

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Miley Cyrus Says Vanity Fair Photo Spread Embarrasses Her

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
Swiss Man Safely Uses Leonardo da Vinci Parachute
Gene Therapy Improves Vision in Nearly Blind
'Grand Theft Auto' Promo Campaign Kept Quiet
Accidental deaths of children in U.S. decline
More limb amputations among blacks in Chicago: study
Blood substitutes raise risk of heart death: study
Food price hikes fuel anti-ethanol moves in U.S.
Russia says has no plans to cap carbon emissions
Steel firms warn EU climate fight could hit jobs
Spain nuclear leak won't shape renewal policy: govt
Japan detects bird flu in four wild swans
Human warming hobbles ancient climate cycle
After "Grand Theft" revs up, how much in its tank? - Video
Record companies sue Project Playlist on copyright
CollegeHumor site finds ad niche in sponsorships
Nokia unveils 3 new mid-range phone models
AMD launches first computer brand
Study: Pregnant women with pre-existing diabetes doubles

Mother Nature
Dolphin Dies in Sea World Accident
Firefighters Struggle With Wildfire Flames - PHOTOS
Hundreds flee wildfire burning in foothills near Los Angeles
Fire fighters defend Canaries world heritage site
Video: Bumper crop of baby turtles

Man Who Assaulted Wife: I Thought She Was a Ghost
Painting Found in N.C. Gift Shop Could Be Worth Millions
Are lice art? Israelis scratch their heads
Manners are getting worse?
Video: Chair racing in Germany
300-pound inmate complains Ark. jail doesn't feed him well

Other News of Note
Tibetans mark deaths of protesters in China - Video
Holocaust exhibit honors survivors' lives in Israel

Fox News
FOXBusiness: United, US Airways Seen Near Deal
China Train Crash Kills 70, Injures Hundreds - PHOTOS
Already Sullied by Steroid Allegations, Clemens Hit With Report of Affair With Country Music Star Mindy McCready
Elle Macpherson Sparkles at Ex-Boyfriend's Wedding
'Iron Man' Rocks: First Review

UAL, USAir merger talks advance: sources
Stocks gain ground as deals spark optimism
Buffett: Recession fears underrated
Mars, Buffett to buy Wrigley for $23 bln
Buffett can chew on more than Wrigley
Buffett's deep pockets sweeten deal
Middle class tapping nest eggs
U.S. among most Bible-literate nations: poll
Homeowner vacancies hit record high
Zimbabwe presidential vote count complete
Miley Cyrus takes heat over sexy photos
Coldplay to give next single away for free
Coen brothers' new film to open Venice festival
Record companies sue Project Playlist on copyright
Video: Talk of the Town: Winehouse woes
Women are told they can have it all but is it realistic?
Tough job: Volunteers needed for chocolate study
Sydney sets sights on being fifth fashion capital
Britons ditch seaside donkeys and puppets for spas
Secret hospital lies dormant beneath Budapest
Video: Rice price burns curry corner
Magic forward Turkoglu wins most improved player award
Suns step up pressure to crush Spurs
Wang's fifth consecutive win helps Yankees top Indians
Penguins blank Rangers to take 2-0 series lead, Stars cruise
Devil Rays sweep Red Sox with 3-0 win
Bank of America to modify home loans
Small Business:Tax benefits
Cadbury eyes Hershey as Mars chews up Wrigley
Take-Two shares rise amid rave reviews for GTA4
BlackRock CEO Fink awarded $41.87 million in 2007
Cosmetic laser firms must tread new path to fight slump
Ford shares surge as Kerkorian boosts stake
New players seen bidding for Valero plants: sources
JPMorgan could complete Bear deal by May 29: sources
Freenet fends off Utd Internet bid with Debitel buy

AP World News
Some slept, some stood before deadly derailment in China
Riley resigns as coach of Miami Heat; Spoelstra to replace him
Magic's Hedo Turkoglu wins NBA's most improved player award
Pistons rally to get even, Cavs and Hornets take big leads
Fed poised to cut rates; may take a break after that
Gas hits $3.60 a gallon, crude nears $120 on supply outages
Prince, Roger Waters help make Coachella a success in year 9
Continental Airlines tells employees it won't seek merger

News Blaze
Toby Keith Brings Country Music to Iraq
PHOTOS: IA Soldiers Distribute 'wanted' Posters in Sadr City
Soldiers' Angels and Patriot Guard
Iraq News
Operations in Iraq
FOB Warhorse Memorial Photos

Iraqi lieutenant gets prosthetic limb
Cuscatlan Battalion delivers wheelchairs, gives hope
Wasit reconstruction team empowers Iraqi farmers
PRT, military leaders brief Wasit council on progress
Calm descends on Bayji during medical engagement
Wasit reconstruction team empowers Iraqi farmers
Cuscatlan Battalion delivers wheelchairs, gives hope

Joint Knowledge Online earns prestigious award for distance learning
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Interoperability assessment begins - podcast
Learn more about JSIC
Provincial reconstruction team supports Iraqi farmers
Task Force Ramadi gets fuel flowing
DoD honors USJFCOM efforts to improve command and control linkages - podcast

Multi-National Force - Iraq
ISF Improve Security in Tarmiyah
Iraqi Doctors Gain Valuable Skills with Coalition Training
Leaders Look Back on Deployment

Nuclear Project Reaffirms Proliferation Dangers

Brigade’s Leaders Reflect on Successes in Baghdad and Beyond - Video
Coalition Kills 42 Insurgents
U.S. Soldiers Assess Iraqi Fish Farms
Chicken Farmers Get Jumpstart Eggs

Medical Outreach Connects Villagers to Government
Coalition Clashes With Insurgents

Marine Trades Camera For Rifle

Politicized Military Would Lose Public Trust
DoD Announces New Relocation Tool
JCOC Proves ‘Invaluable’ to Participants
DoD Announces Environmental Awards

‘Platoon’ Sends Care
'Silver Star Day' Planned

Bost/Laskar Ghurian Herat Kabul Qandahar

Ansbach Aschaffenburg Berlin Berlin-Tempelhof Berlin/Schonefeld Bremerhaven
Darmstadt Frankfurt Frankfurt/Main Freiburg/Breisgau Garmisch
Garmisch-Partenkirchen Geilenkirchen Gelnhausen Giessen Kitzingen
Hanau Am Main Heidelberg Mainz Mannheim Nurnberg Stuttgart Trier
Wiesbaden Wurzburg


Agana Agana Heights Agat Andersen AFB Asan Barrigada

Al Azamiyah Al Basrah Al Hillah Al Karkh Al Kazimiyah Al Kut
An Nasiriyah Baghdad Baqubah Mosul Najaf Nineveh Tall Kayf

Kadena Air Base Okinawa Tokyo Yokohama

Today in History
0357 - Emperor Constantius II visits Rome
0585 - War between Lydia & Media ended by solar eclipse
1202 - King Philip II throws out John without Country, from France
1253 - Utrecht destroyed by fire
1376 - English parliament demands supervision on royal outlay
1503 - Battle at Cerignalo Spanish army under G Córdoba beats France
1521 -Treaty of Worms Emperor Charles names his brother Ferdinand Arch duke of Netherlands-Austria
1550 - Powers of Dutch inquisition extends
1635 - Virginia Governor John Harvey accused of treason & removed from office
1655 - English Admiral Blake beats Tunen pirate fleet
1770 - Captain James Cook in Endeavor lands at Botany Bay in Australia
1788 - Maryland becomes the 7th state to ratify the constitution
1789 - Fletcher Christian leads Mutiny on HMS Bounty & Captain William Bligh
1796 - Cease fire of Cherasco
1804 - 31 English ships sail Suriname river demand transition colony
1818 - Monroe proclaims naval disarmament on Great Lakes & Lake Champlain
1847 - George B. Vashon becomes 1st Black to enter New York State Bar
1848 - Free last slaves in French colonies
1855 - 1st veterinary college in US incorporated in Boston
1910 - 1st night air flight (Claude Grahame-White, England)
1914 - 181 die in coal mine collapse at Eccles, WV; W.H. Carrier patents air conditioner
1919 - 1st jump with Army Air Corp (rip-cord type) parachute (Les Irvin)
1920 - Azerbaijan SSR joins the USSR (1st time)
1924 - 119 die in Benwood, WV coal mine disaster
1925 - Kurd rebels surrender to Turkish army; Netherlands & Great Britain return to gold standard
1932 - Yellow fever vaccine for humans announced
1934 - Spanish government of Samper forms
1937 - 1st commercial flight across the Pacific, Pan Am
1939 - Hitler claims German-Polish non-attack treaty still in effect
1940 - Rudolf Hess becomes commandant of concentration camp Auschwitz
1941 - Last British troops in Greece surrender
1942 - "WWII" titled so, as result of Gallup Poll; Nightly "dim-out" begins along the East Coast
1943 - German-Italian counter offensive in North-Africa; US 34th Division occupies Djebel el Hara North Tunisia
1944 - Exercise "Tiger" ends with 750 US soldiers dead in D-Day rehearsal after their convoy ships were attacked by German torpedo boats; Stalin meets Polish/US priest S Orlemanski
1945 - British commands attack Elbe & occupies Lauenburg; US 5th army reaches Swiss border
1947 - Thor Heyerdahl & "Kon-Tiki" sail from Peru to Polynesia
1952 - WWII Pacific peace treaty takes effect
1956 - Last French troop leave Vietnam
1958 - Vanguard TV-5 launched for Earth orbit (failed); Vice President Richard Nixon begins goodwill tour of Latin America
1961 - Lieutenant Colonel Georgi Mossolov takes E-66A to 34,714 meter altitude
1965 - US Marines invade Dominican Republic, stay until October 1966
1965 - Richard Helms replaces Marshall S. Carter as deputy director of CIA; William F. Raborn, Jr., replaces John A McCone as 7th head of CIA
1966 - OCAM, Common Afro-Mauritian Organization forms
1967 - Muhammad Ali refuses induction into Army & stripped of boxing title
1968 - 11 year-old Mary Bell strangles 4 year-old Martin Brown
1969 - Charles de Gaulle resigns as President of France
1971 - Samuel Lee Gravely Jr becomes 1st Black Admiral in US Navy; Dutch social Democratic party/D'66/DS'70 win parliamentary election
1975 - Last Americans evacuated from Saigon; South-Vietnam General Duong Van Minh sworn in as president till April 30
1977 - Christopher Boyce convicted for selling US secrets to the Russians; Andreas Baader & members of Baader-Meinhoff jailed for life after a trial lasting nearly 2 years in Stuttgart, Germany
1980 - Cyrus Vance, Carter's Secretary of State, resigns
1983 - NASA launches Goes-F; Argentine government declares all 15-30,000 missing persons dead
1986 - Chernobyl, USSR, beomes the site of the world's worst nuclear power plant disaster
1988 - Aloha Airlines Boeing 737 roof tears off in flight; kills stewardess
1989 - Argentina, hit by rocketing inflation, runs out of money; Iran protests sale of "Satanic Verses" by Salman Rushdie
1990 - Last issue of Dutch communist daily De Waarheid (The Truth)
1991 - Space Shuttle STS 39 (Discovery 12) is launched
1992 - Italian President Francesco Cossiga formally resigns
1993 - Carlo Ciampi forms Italian government with ex-communists; Zambian plane crashes at Libreville Gabon, 30 soccer players die
1994 - 1st multi-racial election in South Africa ends [3 days]; Aldrich Ames, former CIA officer & wife Rosario plead guilty to spying
1995 - Gas explosion in South Korean metro, 103 die; Sri Lankaan BAE748 crashes at Palaly, 52 die

1442 - Edward IV, King of England (1461-70, 1471-83)
1592 - George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham/English Admiral
1698 - Karel Jozef, ruler of Batthyányi
1753 - Franz K. Achard, German physicist
1758 - James Monroe, 5th US President (1817-25, Democratic Republican)
1770 - Nikita P. Panin, Russian diplomat/minister of Foreign affairs
1774 - Francis Baily, describer of "Baily's Beads" during solar eclipse
1809 - Conradus Leemans, Dutch archaeologist
1810 - Daniel Ullmann, Union Brevet Major General
1812 - Daniel Henry Rucker, Union Brevet Major General
1815 - Andrew Jackson, Union Smith Major General
1825 - James Winning McMillan, Union Brevet Major General
1838 - Tobias M. Carel, advocate of world law (Nobel Peace Prize 1911)
1842 - Louis of Orleans, Earl of Brazil (1870-89)
1846 - Johann E. Backlund, Swedish astronomer (planets/asteroids)
1888 - Henry Crerar, Canadian General (WWI/Italy/Netherlands)
1889 - António de Oliveira, Salazar premier/dictator Portugal (1932-68); Karel Doorman, Dutch Rear Admiral
1900 - Maurice Thorez, coal miner, Secretary-General of French Communist Party
1912 - Odette Hallowes, British classified agent in France (WWII)
1922 - William S. Broomfield (Representative-R-MI)
1924 - Kenneth David Kaunda, founder/President (Zambia, 1964-91)
1930 - James Baker III, Secretary of Treasury (1985-88), Secretary of State (1989-92)
1937 - Saddam Hussein [At-Takriti], President of Iraq (1979-2007)
1949 - Jerome "Jay" Apt, PhD/astronaut (STS 37, 47, 59, 79)
1956 - Paul S. Lockhart, Major USAF/astronaut
1957 - Leopold Eyharts, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-26, TM-28/27)
1964 - Helen Marina Lucy Windsor, daughter of Prince Edward of England

1089 - Dirk de Grote, bishop of Verdun/Basel/archbishop of Trier
1109 - Hugo van Cluny 6th abbott of Cluny/saint, dies
1881 - Robert W. Ollinger, US warden/last victim of Billy the Kid
1936 - Foead I, King of Egypt (1922-36)
1945 - Benito Mussolini, Fascist leader (Italy), captured, tried, & shot; Claretta Petacci mistress of Mussolini, executed
1960 - Anton Pancake, astronomer/marxist theorist, at 87
1984 - Glen H. Taylor, US Senator/vice presidential candidate (1948), at 80
1996 - Julio Cesar Mendez Montenegro politician, at 80; William E. Colby, director of CIA (1973-76)

Reported Missing in Action
Storz, Ronald Edward, USAF (NY); O1A shot down, DIC "Alcatraz," Hanoi, 1970 - remains returned March, 1974

Caras, Franklin Angel, USAF (UT); F105 shot down, remains returned November, 1987 - ID'd February, 1988

Bors, Joseph C., USAF (NY); RF4C disappeared on mission (backseater w/Cook)

Cook, William R., USAF (MN); RF4C disappeared on mission (pilot, w/Bors)

Finlay, John S., USAF (VA); F4D shot down (pilot, w/Rumble), released by DRV March, 1973 - retired as a Colonel - alive and well as of 1998

Rumble, Wesley L., USAF (CA); F4D shot down (w/Finlay), released August, 1969

Saavedra, Robert, USN (AZ); A4E disappeared on mission

Reardon, Richard J., USNR (NY); UH1B shot down - remains recovered February, 1970

Snider, Hughie F., US Army (WV); pulled out by undertow while swimming

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