Netanyahu to Palestinians: When you want peace, let us know

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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu criticized the Palestinian Authority on Monday, saying that its threat to dissolve and the ruling Fatah faction’s efforts to forge unity with Hamas indicate a lack of desire for peace.

“Today, we saw the Palestinian Authority speak of dismantling itself and also talking about unity with Hamas,” the premier told revelers at a Mimuna celebration in Or Akiva. “They should decide – either dissolve, or enter into a union with Hamas. When they want peace, they should let us know. Because we want a genuine peace.”

Palestinian officials in Ramallah on Monday denied that the Palestinian Authority has been considering dissolving itself if the peace talks with Israel fail.

Some officials were quoted over the past few days as saying that President Mahmoud Abbas has threatened to dismantle the PA in protest against the lack of progress in the negotiations.

The reported threat, which comes as the April 29 deadline for the end of the peace talks approaches, is seen as an attempt to exert pressure on the US and Israel to comply with Palestinian demands, especially regarding the release of prisoners.

Members of the Fatah Central Committee who met in Ramallah on Monday night to discuss the crisis in the peace talks did not have the issue of dissolving the PA on their agenda, according to a senior Fatah official.

Gen. Adnan Dmeiri, spokesman for the PA security establishment, dismissed the talk about dissolving the PA as an “Israeli invention.” Israel was trying to create frustration among Palestinians by spreading such reports, he claimed.

The PLO Central Council, which is expected to meet later this week, does not plan to discuss the dismantlement of the PA, said Wasel Abu Yusef, a top PLO official.

The council would discuss the situation in Jerusalem, the prisoner release and efforts to establish a Palestinian unity government headed by Abbas, Abu Yusef said.

“No one is talking about the option of dissolving the Palestinian Authority,” he said.

“Rather, we are talking about international recognition of a Palestinian state and our efforts to join international treaties and organizations.”

Another PLO official, Qais Abu Laila, also ruled out the possibility that the PA might be dismantled. He said that this was “unrealistic” option and would not be on the agenda of the PLO council meeting. “I don’t believe that dismantling the Palestinian Authority is a healthy and right measure,” he said. “This would be suicidal.”

PLO Executive Committee member Tayseer Khaled said the dismantlement of the PA was not on the table. The Palestinians should instead reconsider their relations with Israel if the peace talks fail, especially with regards to economic and security cooperation, he said.

“If Israel does not abide by the agreements, the Palestinians also won’t adhere to them,” Khaled said.

However, the Palestinian Ma’an news agency quoted unnamed sources in the PA leadership as saying that the PA might be dissolved as a result of Israeli “intransigence.”

The sources said that the PLO’s Negotiating Department has begun studying ways of dissolving the PA and the repercussions of such a move.

The threat to solve the PA was not an “exercise,” the sources said. This option is on the table, they added.

US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki, meanwhile, said the dissolution of the Palestinian Authority would constitute an “extreme step” that would “obviously have grave implications.”

“We, the United States, have put millions of dollars into this effort. It would obviously have very serious implications for our relationship, including our assistance going forward,” she warned at her daily press briefing in Washington.

“A great deal of effort has gone into building Palestinian institutions, by Palestinians, as well as by the international community,” she said. “It would certainly not be in the interest of the Palestinian people for all of that to be lost.”

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Wormhole UFO Russia On Christmas Eve, Similar To 2009 Norway Spiral, And Japan, Mexico And China Wormhole Claims

russia wormhole ufoA must see declares YouTube poster TheBeginning IsNear.  Wormhole UFO appears over Russia!  December 23 / 24, 2012!

The above video is a bit reminiscent of the spiral UFO video that appeared in Norway in 2009 although there is no spiral cloud as well as a sighting in China in 2011.

This was filmed over china, July 9th and stopped the airports for 4 hours! incredible footage. i use the term wormhole because most people searching this phenomena tend to use that (wormhole) as a search term.

Between 7 and 9 o clock in the morning, december 9, 2009 this strange thing happened in the skies above Norway. Thousands of people saw this, took photos and filmed it and posted to their blogs. It appeared in the east, moving westwards.

It was described as a spiral moving light, completely silent. After about 1 minute or so, the light disappeared and seemed to dissolve, leaving a grey mist/halo expanding, then dissolving. The green/blue light trail remained for hours. People describing it as frightening/exciting and beautiful.

Norwegian defense say they don’t know what it is. Russians say they have not launched any rockets, neither have the Norwegian Andøya rocketsite.

1260348631558_532It is not Aurora borealis, and not a meteor since it remained in the skies for more than 2 minutes. Russian, Swedish and Norwegian rocket sites report they have not fired any rockets. Nobody knows what this is.

There was also a wormhole claim in Moscow in 2009 as well as similar sightings in Mexico and Japan.

 

 

 

“Alien” skulls found in Mexico

alien_skullAn ancient burial site in Mexico, discovered in 1999 but only recently investigated, has revealed skeletal remains with odd, “alien-shaped” skulls.

They were unearthed in the northwestern Mexican state of Sonora at a site known as “El Cementerio” when workers stumbled upon the remains accidentally while digging to install an irrigation system. According to Time, the bones date to between A.D. 940 and 1308, making them around 1,000 years old.

The skulls appear to have been intentionally deformed until they resembled something akin to the “Coneheads,” the fictional alien family made famous on “Saturday Night Live” in the late 1970s.

“This was an Hispanic cemetery with 25 skulls, and 13 of them have deformed heads,” Cristina Garcia Moreno, a researcher from Arizona State University who worked on the project, told ABC News. “We don’t know why this population specifically deformed their heads.”

Although skull deformation was a documented ritual among many indigenous groups in southern Central and South America, LiveScience reports this is the first discovery of the practice so far north. “The most important implication would be to extend the northern boundary of the Mesoamerican influence,” Moreno explained to LiveScience.

In an earlier interview with HuffPost Weird, Ryan Matthew, a host on the Science Channel, explained that the process of cranial deformation usually began in childhood.

“When you were a newborn baby, you would be cradle-boarded,” Matthew said. “They would put two boards around the head and wrap it very securely. Because the head of a child is very soft, it can be manipulated forward, but the process would take several months.”

Source: Huffington Post

11 killed at Mexican drug rehab center

Torreon – Eleven people were killed and at least nine others wounded in northwestern Mexico when a group of contract gunmen attacked a drug rehabilitation center in the city of Torreon, police said.

“The armed attackers came on two pickup trucks, entered the center and opened fire,” a senior police official said on condition of anonymity.

The assault on the church-operated rehabilitation center known as “Your Life on the Rock” occurred on Sunday night, police officials said.

The gunmen used AR-15 assault rifles and 9mm caliber pistols, the police noted, saying more people could have been wounded in the attack.

According to eyewitnesses, some of the victims walked away from the center and disappeared before the police arrived.

The dead have not been identified yet.

The assault took place nearly a year after an attack on a similar rehabilitation center in Torreon, located in Coahuila state, that also left 11 people dead and two wounded.

Five drug rehabilitation centers – all in the north of the country – were attacked in 2010.

Mexico has been struggling with a massive crime wave in recent years, with more than 50 000 people believed to have been killed in drug-related violence since 2006.

That year the government launched a military crackdown on the country’s powerful drug cartels, which are themselves locked in brutal turf wars marked by macabre displays of violence such as be-headings and mass graves.

The government’s official count of more than 47 000 dead has not been updated since last September. AFP

Four tons of pot found floating off California coast

DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have seized hundreds of bales of marijuana that were floating in the ocean off of Southern California. A boater spotted the bales around noon Sunday about 15 miles off the coast of Dana Point. Orange County authorities and the Coast Guard sent boats out to gather up the pot and turn it over to the U.S. Border Patrol.

The U.S. Coast Guard, Orange County Sheriff’s Department and Border Patrol recovered 180 bales of marijuana weighing 8,068 pounds (3,660 kg).

It’s unclear who dumped the pot. Authorities say there was no boat in sight and they didn’t get any distress calls from a vessel. Found in a spot though that is a smuggling route increasingly used by Mexican drug traffickers.

“This is unusual, you don’t usually find a large quantity of marijuana like that,” said Jerry Conlin, a spokesman for the San Diego sector of the U.S. Border Patrol.

“There was a search launched immediately after finding such a large quantity to make sure that there wasn’t an overturned or a sunken vessel, but none were found.”

The California coastal strip has become a common corridor for Mexican smugglers who, trying to beat beefed up security on the land borders, haul marijuana and even illegal immigrants north by sea from Mexico in fishing boats.

While tossing drug loads is common off the Caribbean coast of Central America, where traffickers in fast boats frequently hurl cocaine loads into the sea when challenged by the U.S. Coast Guard, finding such a large load is a rare event in California waters. Conlin said there had been no reports of pot washing up on California beaches. “It’s believed that they recovered all the bundles that were out there,” he said.

Sources: reuters/cbslocal.

Mexico Arrests ‘El Loco’ for Role in Beheading and Mutilation of 49 People

MEXICO CITY –  The Mexican army has arrested a Zetas drug cartel member for allegedly dumping 49 mutilated bodies in a northern Mexico town square last week in a deed that was ordered by the hyper-violent drug cartels top leaders.

According to authorities, the leaders ordered their minion, Daniel Jesus Elizondo Ramírez, to dump the bodies and then hang banners around the country denying responsibility.

The announcement came at a news conference Monday to present suspect Elizondo Ramírez, who allegedly got orders from Zetas leaders Miguel-Angel Trevino Morales and Heriberto Lazcano to dump the bodies in the town square of Cadereyta, in the border state of Nuevo Leon.

Brig. Gen. Edgar Luis Villegas said that Elizondo Ramírez, despite his nickname of “El Loco,” or the Crazy One, apparently get nervous about dumping the hacked-up bodies in town and dumped them on a highway outside of Cadereyta instead. The bodies with their heads, hands and feet hacked off were found May 13.

A video posted later on a Mexican web site that covers drug crimes showed gunmen in the dark dumping the bodies, and unfurling a banner claiming responsibility for the killings signed by the Zetas, who are locked in a battle with the rival Gulf and Sinaloa cartels. Villegas said another suspect who is still at large had made that videotape.

In following days, banners appeared hanging from freeway overpasses in northern San Luis Potosi and other states denying the Zetas were responsible.

Villegas said the denials were part of a Zetas strategy to “cause confusion among authorities and the public.”

Elizondo Ramírez tried to escape arrest Friday by tossing a hand grenade at troops before they captured him in a suburb of the northern city of Monterrey, Villegas said. He is now being held under a form of house arrest while prosecutors build their case against him.

Villegas said Elizondo Ramírez had acknowledged accompanying Zetas second-in-command Miguel-Angel Trevino Morales to Guatemala in 2008 to assassinate a rival drug capo, Juan Jose “Juancho” Leon, who was killed in 2008 in an ambush.

The Zetas have expanded their territory in recent years into neighboring Guatemala.

Villegas said Elizondo Ramírez had also confessed to killing members of the Gulf cartel and burning or burying their bodies in another area of Nuevo Leon state.

The discovery of the 49 mutilated bodies was the third massacre in ten days in the country’s so called “Triangle of Death.”

On May 9th the dismembered bodies of 18 victims were left near Mexico’s second largest city, Guadalajara. Before that, on May 5th, the bodies of 23 people were found hanging from a bridge or decapitated near city hall in the border city of Nuevo Laredo.

The triangle, an area comprised by the highways that connect Monterrey, Nuevo Leon Reynosa and Nuevo Laredo  is a region where Mexico’s two dominant drug cartels are trying to outdo each other in bloodshed while warring over smuggling routes.

Reporting by the Associated Press. Source: latino.foxnews.

49 bodies left on Mexico highway

MONTERREY, Mexico—Forty-nine decapitated and mutilated bodies were found Sunday dumped on a highway connecting the northern Mexican metropolis of Monterrey to the U.S. border in what appears to be the latest blow in an escalating war of intimidation among drug gangs. Mexico’s organized crime groups often abandon multiple bodies in public places as warnings to their rivals, and authorities said at least a few of the recent victims had tattoos of the Santa Muerte cult popular among drug traffickers. But Nuevo Leon state Attorney General Adrian de la Garza said he did not rule out the possibility that the victims were U.S.-bound migrants.

The bodies of the 43 men and six women were found in the town of San Juan on the non-toll highway to the border city of Reynosa at about 4 a.m. (5 a.m. EDT; 0900 GMT), forcing police and troops to close off the highway. Nuevo Leon state security spokesman Jorge Domene said at a news conference that a banner left at the site bore a message with the Zetas drug cartel taking responsibility for the massacre.

Domene said the fact the bodies were found with the heads, hands and feet cut off will make identification difficult. The bodies were being taken to Monterrey for DNA tests.

De la Garza said the victims could have been killed as long as two days ago at another location, then transported to San Juan, a town in Cadereyta municipality, about 105 miles (175 kilometers) west-southwest of McAllen, Texas, or 75 miles (125 kilometers) southwest of the Roma, Texas, border crossing. Mexican drug cartels have been waging an increasingly bloody war to control smuggling routes, the local drug market and extortion rackets, including shakedowns of migrants seeking to reach the United States.

A drug gang allied with the Sinaloa cartel left 35 bodies at a freeway overpass in the city of Veracruz in September, and police found 32 other bodies, apparently killed by the same gang, a few days after that. The goal apparently was to take over territory that had been dominated by the Zetas. Twenty-six bodies were found in November in Guadalajara, another territory being disputed by the Zetas and the Sinaloa group. So far this month, 23 bodies were found dumped or hanging in the city of Nuevo Laredo and 18 were found along a highway south of Guadalajara, Mexico’s second-largest city.

In April, police found the mutilated bodies of 14 men in a minivan abandoned in downtown Nuevo Laredo, along with a message from an undisclosed drug gang. Also in April, the tortured and bound bodies of seven men were dumped in the Pacific port city of Lazaro Cardenas along with messages signed by allies of the Sinaloa drug gang.

Officials last year found 193 bodies in mass graves in the Tamaulipas state town of San Fernando. They were believed to have been migrants killed by the Zetas drug cartel. Another 72 migrants, many of them from Central America, were found slain in San Fernando in 2010. Source – sbsun.