Islamul oficial se răzbună: şapte militari de rang înalt, inculpaţi în Turcia pentru un presupus complot


Mediafax: Şapte militari de rang înalt, dintre care doi în serviciul activ, au fost inculpaţi în noaptea de marţi spre miercuri de un tribunal din Istanbul, fiind bănuiţi de conspiraţie împotriva Guvernului islamic-conservator turc, a anunţat agenţia de presă Anatolia

Doi amirali, Ramazan Cem Gundeniz şi Aziz Cakmak, figurează printre ofiţerii inculpaţi pentru apartenenţă la o organizaţie clandestină având ca obiectiv înlăturarea Guvernului, potrivit agenţiei turce şi canalelor de televiziune.

Suspecţii au fost încarceraţi în centre de detenţie militare şi civile.

Alţi 18 suspecţi sunt audiaţi în continuare, potrivit acestor surse.

Curtea a mai decis eliberarea altor şase militari, arestaţi în urma unei razii fără precedent lansată luni pe întreg teritoriul Turciei împotriva a 49 de personalităţi militare, acuzate că au realizat în 2003 un complot pentru a răsturna Partidul Justiţiei şi Dezvoltării (AKP, provenit din rândurile mişcării islamiste), aflat la putere din 2002.

Fostul comandant al forţelor aeriene, generalul Ibrahim Firtina, şi amiralul Ozden Ornek, fost comandant al marinei, au fost arestaţi. Cei doi urmează să fie audiaţi, miercuri, de procurori, potrivit presei.

Statul Major al armatei a reacţionat, marţi, la aceste arestări precizând într-un comunicat că o reuniune extraordinară a tuturor generalilor şi amiralilor cu patru stele ai forţelor armate se desfăşoară în cursul zilei, pentru a evalua acest caz, pe care l-a calificat ca fiind o „situaţie gravă”.

Arestarea militarilor, într-o ţară unde armata se consideră garantul regimului laic, a intensificat tensiunile între partizanii Guvernului şi opoziţia laică.

Bottle Bank Arcade Machine


Many of us return our plastic bottles and cans. Noticeably fewer recycle their glass. Maybe that’s because we don’t get any money in return, as we do for cans and plastic. Can we change this attitude by making recycling glass fun to do? So you are not just rewarded with a good conscience, you also get a smile. See the results here.

Is There Such a Thing as Life After Death?


Time Magazine
By Laura Fitzpatrick Friday, Jan. 22, 2010
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Is there life after death? Theologians can debate all they want, but radiation oncologist Dr. Jeffrey Long says if you look at the scientific evidence, the answer is unequivocally yes. Drawing on a decade’s worth of research on near-death experiences — work that includes cataloguing the stories of some 1,600 people who have gone through them — he makes the case for that controversial conclusion in a new book, Evidence of the Afterlife. Medicine, Long says, cannot account for the consistencies in the accounts reported by people all over the world. He talked to TIME about the nature of near-death experience, the intersection between religion and science and the Oprah effect.

Medically speaking, what is a near-death experience?
A near-death experience has two components. The person has to be near death, which means physically compromised so severely that permanent death would occur if they did not improve: they’re unconscious, or often clinically dead, with an absence of heartbeat and breathing. The second component [is that] at the time they’re having a close brush with death, they have an experience. [It is] generally lucid [and] highly organized.

Johnny Depp defends men convicted of satanic ritual murders


Johnny Depp, the Hollywood star, has added his voice to a campaign to free three men convicted of murdering three children in a satanic ritual.

By Nick Allen in Los Angeles
Telegraph.co.uk
The „West Memphis Three” were convicted of killing three eight-year-old children in woodlands in Arkansas in 1993.

The men convicted, Jason Baldwin, Jessie Misskelley, and Damien Echols were themselves teenagers at the time.

 Baldwin and Misskelley were sentenced to life in prison while Echols received a death sentence.

Depp is the latest in a string of celebrities to have voiced support for the men’s case and he will appear on CBS’s „48 Hours Mystery” programme to defend them.

In a promotional clip for the programme, he says: „I firmly believe Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley are totally innocent. It was a need for swift justice to placate the community.”

Supporters of the three men claim they were targeted by police because of their interest in heavy metal music and the occult, and that Misskelly made a false confession because he thought it meant he could leave prison.

Last month a judge in Arkansas refused to grant new trials for Baldwin and Misskelley who claimed that they weren’t adequately represented originally.

Depp’s appearance on 48 hours comes as he is in the midst of promoting the new 3D Disney film „Alice”, in which he plays the Mad Hatter.