Friday, 19 June 2015

Qatar paid CAF $1.8 million to present 2022 World Cup bid

Qatar paid the African Football Confederation (CAF) $1.8 million to present its bid for the 2022 World Cup at a congress, the continent’s top football official told a French magazine.
CAF president and FIFA vice president Issa Hayatou said he saw nothing wrong with the payment made before the confederation held a congress in the Angolan capital Luanda in January 2010.
Qatar won the right to host the 2022 World Cup later the same year at a controversial FIFA vote now under investigation by Swiss authorities.
Paris-based Jeune Afrique magazine asked Hayatou about the donation from Qatar.
Qatar paid CAF $1.8 million to present 2022 World Cup bid

“It was $1.8 million, not one million. Paid in two times 900,000 dollars,” the AFC chief said. “The Qataris gave it to us to be able to show their plan during the congress.”
Hayatou insisted he had not expected other candidates, including the United States and Australia, to pay for a similar privilege.
“Not necessarily. We didn’t ask Qatar to do it. They proposed it. We did not ban the other candidates from taking part in the presentation,” he added, while also denying that it was a bid to buy African votes. 
“I convened immediately after a meeting of the CAF executive committee to say that what had happened did not commit us to anything. Everyone voted according to their soul and conscience.”
Asked about the payment, a CAF spokesman said Qatar “wanted to have this privilege exclusively” to make its presentation and that the money is “noted in the confederation’s accounts”.
Qatar did not comment on the report but has in the past strongly denied any wrongdoing connected to its bid.
Meanwhile, Switzerland’s attorney general says he is prepared for his investigation into the bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to cause “collateral” damage to the host nations if wrongdoing is proved – but warned that the probe could take years to complete.
Michael Lauber said his investigators are probing 53 possible money-laundering incidents as part of their inquiry but that the huge volume of computer data means the task will be long and complex.
Lauber did not rule out FIFA president Sepp Blatter or secretary general Jerome Valcke being interviewed as part of the investigation.
Asked about the effect of the investigation on the World Cup hosts, Lauber said: “I don’t mind if this has collaterals somewhere else. I don’t care about the timetable of FIFA – I only care about my own timetable, which is following Swiss procedural code.”

CHARLESTON CHURCH SHOOTING SUSPECT, 21-YEAR-OLD DYLANN ROOF, ARRESTED IN NORTH CAROLINA

It was an act of "pure, pure concentrated evil," Charleston's mayor said - a black community's leading lights extinguished in a spray of bullets, allegedly at the hands of a young white man who was welcomed into their Bible study session. And so the nine victims at The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church joined the ever-lengthening list of America's racial casualties.Dylann Roof, 21, was booked into Charleston County in South Carolina on July 18 at 7:25 p.m. after being extradited from Shelby, N.C. <span class=meta>Charleston County Police</span>

In one blow, the gunman ripped out part of South Carolina's civic heart: a state senator who doubled as the church's minister, three other pastors, a regional library manager, a high school coach and speech therapist, a government administrator, a college enrollment counselor and a recent college graduate. Six women and three men who felt called to open their church to all.

Dylann Storm Roof, 21, had complained that "blacks were taking over the world" and that "someone needed to do something about it for the white race," according to a friend who alerted the FBI. He was arrested with his gun after an all-night manhunt, authorities said.


President Barack Obama called the tragedy yet another example of damage wreaked on America by guns. NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks said "there is no greater coward than a criminal who enters a house of God and slaughters innocent people." Others bemoaned the loss to a church that has served as a bastion of black power for 200 years, despite efforts by white supremacists to wipe it out.

"Of all cities, in Charleston, to have a horrible hateful person go into the church and kill people there to pray and worship with each other is something that is beyond any comprehension and is not explained," said Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. "We are going to put our arms around that church and that church family."

Surveillance video showed the gunman entering the church Wednesday night, and Charleston County Coroner Rae Wilson said the gunman initially didn't appear threatening.

"The suspect entered the group and was accepted by them, as they believed that he wanted to join them in this Bible study," she said. Then, "he became very aggressive and violent."

Roof's childhood friend, Joey Meek, called the FBI after recognizing him in the surveillance footage, down to the stained sweatshirt he wore while playing Xbox videogames in Meek's home the morning of the attack.

"I didn't THINK it was him. I KNEW it was him," Meek told The Associated Press after being interviewed by investigators.

Meek said Roof recently used his birthday money to buy a Glock pistol. When the two of them were drinking together a few weeks ago, Roof began railing about black people and remarked that he had "a plan," Meek said. He did not say what the plan was, but Meek said it scared him enough that he took the gun out of Roof's car and hid it in his house until the next day.

Roof was arrested without incident Thursday in Shelby, North Carolina, after a motorist spotted him and tipped police, and waived extradition back to South Carolina, where he was held pending a bond hearing, Charleston Police said.

His previous record includes misdemeanor drug and trespassing charges. He wasn't known to the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Alabama, and it's not clear whether Roof had any connection to the 16 white supremacist organizations operating in South Carolina, but he appears to be a "disaffected white supremacist," based on his Facebook page, said the center's president, Richard Cohen.

Meek said he and Roof had been best friends in middle school, where "he was just a quiet kid who flew under the radar." Roof then disappeared and showed up again several weeks ago, seeming even more quiet and withdrawn.

But on his Facebook page, Roof displayed the flags of defeated white-ruled regimes, posing with a Confederate flags plate on his car and wearing a jacket with stitched-on flag patches from apartheid-era South Africa and Rhodesia, which is now black-led Zimbabwe.

And when Meek asked what was troubling Roof, "he started talking about race," the friend said.


Spilling blood inside "Mother Emanuel," founded in 1816, evoked painful memories nationwide, a reminder that black churches so often have been the targets of racist violence.

A church founder, Denmark Vesey, was hanged after trying to organize a slave revolt in 1822, and white landowners burned the church in revenge, leaving parishioners to worship underground until after the Civil War. The congregation rebuilt the church and grew stronger. Martin Luther King Jr., brought the 1960s campaign for voting rights to its pulpit.

Its lead pastor, state Sen. Clementa Pinckney - among the dead - recalled his church's history in a 2013 sermon, saying "we don't see ourselves as just a place where we come to worship, but as a beacon and as a bearer of the culture."

"What the church is all about," Pinckney said, is the "freedom to be fully what God intends us to be and have equality in the sight of God. And sometimes you got to make noise to do that. Sometimes you may have to die like Denmark Vesey to do that."

Pinckney, 41, was a married father of two and a Democrat who spent 19 years in the South Carolina legislature after he was first elected at 23, becoming the youngest member of the House.

"He had a core not many of us have," said Sen. Vincent Sheheen, who sat beside him in the Senate. "I think of the irony that the most gentle of the 46 of us - the best of the 46 of us in this chamber - is the one who lost his life."

The other victims were Cynthia Hurd, 54; Tywanza Sanders, 26; Myra Thompson, 59; Ethel Lance, 70; Susie Jackson, 87; and the reverends DePayne Middleton Doctor, 49; Sharonda Singleton, 45; and Daniel Simmons Sr., 74.

Jackson's niece Cynthia Taylor said she spoke with one of the survivors of the shooting. She said Felecia Sanders told her she played dead while lying on top of her granddaughter to protect her, and that's how she made it out of the church alive.

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said the attack would be investigated as a hate crime.

Meek said his friend had become an avowed racist.

"He said he wanted segregation between whites and blacks. I said, 'that's not the way it should be.' But he kept talking about it," Meek said.

Obama, who personally knew the slain pastor, was one of the few politicians to call for stricter gun control.

"I've had to make statements like this too many times," the president said. "At some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries."

This shooting "should be a warning to us all that we do have a problem in our society," said state Rep. Wendell Gilliard, a Democrat whose district includes the church. "There's a race problem in our country. There's a gun problem in our country. We need to act on them quickly."

Flowers tied to a police barricade outside the church formed a growing memorial, two months after another memorial appeared at the scene in neighboring North Charleston where Walter Scott was shot in the back by a white police officer. That shooting of an unarmed black man prompted South Carolina to pass a law to equip police with body cameras statewide. Pinckney co-sponsored it.

مسلح أبيض يقتل 9 فى هجوم »عنصري« على كنيسة للسود أوباما: الجريمة تطرح تساؤلات حول الجانب المظلم من تاريخ أمريكا



فى حلقة جديدة من القتل العنصرى الأمريكي، قتل مسلح أبيض تسعة من السود فى هجوم على كنيسة للسود فى تشارلستون بولاية ساوث كارولينا. . وأعرب الرئيس الأمريكى باراك أوباما عن حزنه وغضبه إزاء الهجوم .
وقال أوباما إن مقتل كاهن وثمانية اشخاص آخرين خلال اداء صلوات بكنيسة تشارلستون فى ساوث كارولينا أمر يسبب الصداع ..الغضب..

Friday, 5 June 2015

وفاه طارق عزيز داخل محبسه

بغداد – نقلت بي.بي.سي عن مسؤولين لم تسمهم أن طارق عزيز وزير خارجية العراق في عهد صدام حسين توفي بالسجن. وأكد مسؤولون عراقيون وفاة طارق عزيز الذي كان وزيرا للخارجية في عهد الرئيس الأسبق صدام حسين. وقال أحد المصادر كان يعاني من مشكلة صحية وتوفي في المستشفى. جثمانه جاهز للتسليم.

من هو طارق عزيز ؟

ميخائيل يوحنا أو طارق عزيز كما أطلق عليه الرئيس العراقي السابق صدام حسين، (28 أبريل 1936 – 5 يونيو 2015) سياسي عراقي ينتمي لحزب البعث العربي الاشتراكي، شغل منصب وزير الخارجية (1983–1991) ونائب رئيس مجلس الوزراء (1979–2003) وقد كان مستشاراً قريب جداً للرئيس العراقي صدام حسين لعقود. بدأت علاقتهم في الخمسينات عندما كانا أعضاء في حزب البعث العربي الاشتراكي، عندما كان هذا الحزب لا يزال ممنوعاً في العراق قبل أن يحكم ثم يتم منعه مرة أخرى بعد الاحتلال الأمريكي.

بدأ حياته صحفيا!

ولد طارق عزيز سنة 1936 في بلدة تلكيف شمالي الموصل لأسرة كلدانية كاثوليكية ،وقد ولد باسم ميخائيل يوحنا  الذي غيره لاحقاً إلى طارق عزيز، درس اللغة الإنكليزية في كلية الآداب بجامعة بغداد، ثم عمل كصحفي قبل أن ينضم إلى حزب البعث العربي الاشتراكي.

كيف تم اعتقاله ؟

في 19 مارس 2003 شاع أن طارق عزيز قد تم اغتياله عندما كان يحاول الوصول إلى كردستان ولكن سرعان ما تم تكذيب تلك الشائعات عندما عقد عزيز مؤتمرا صحفيا لتكذيب تلك الشائعات. وذكرت شبكة التلفزيون الأميركية (أي بي سي) أن طارق عزيز توقف عن الظهور في بغداد منذ نهاية آذار الماضي. وبعد سقوط بغداد واختفاء رموز القيادة، تم نهب منزل عزيز من قبل العراقيين وما لبث عزيز أن سلم نفسه للقوات الأمريكية في 24 ابريل 2003. وفي ليلة 19 مارس 2003 نقل تلفزيون (السي أن أن) عن الجيش الأمريكي نبـأ استسلام طارق عزيز وكان تسلسله رقم 12 الذي يقع بيد القوات الأمريكية من مسؤولي نظام الرئيس العراقي صدام حسين.

توفي طارق عزيز في مستشفى الحسين التعليمي بسبب ذبحة صدرية حيث كان محتجزاً في سجن الناصرية بمدينة الناصرية التابعة لمحافظة ذي قار جنوب العراق في 05 يونيو 2015.  

من هو قاسم سليماني الذي يهدد الاردن والعرب والمسلمين ؟

قاسم سليماني
يغفل كثير من العرب والمسلمين عن اعدائهم الحقيقيين الذين يرتدون لبوس الاسلام ويتحدثون باسمه، وما هم في حقيقة الامر الا خنجر في خاصرتهم .. وفي هذه السطور سنحاول التعريف بالرجل الاكثر خطورة على عالمنا العربي والاسلامي والذي تجاوزت احلامه الطائفية والتوسعية الحد الى التهديد باحتلال الاردن وتشييعها وجعلها تابعة لنظام الملالي في ايران بحسب تصريحاته.
فمن هو قاسم سليماني الذي بات يتردد اسمه في العراق وسوريا ولا يتورع عن تهديد دول الخليج كلما شعرت بلاده ايران بان الخناق يضيق عليها ؟
قائد الحرس الثوري
قاسم سليماني ولد في عام 1955 وهو قائد عسكري لحرس الثورة الاسلامي وهي فرقة تابعة لفيلق القدس تلك الفرقة التي سميت زورا باسم القدس لكسب قلوب عوام العرب والمسلمين واولائك المخدوعين باكذوبة تيار الممانعة .
شارك سليماني بالحرب العراقية الايرانية وقاد خلالها فيلق 41 المسمى بثار الله وهي مسميات طالما حرص نظام الملالي على استغلالها في غسيل عقول الايرانيين قبل العرب والمسلمين .
يعتبر سليماني مسؤول العلاقات الخارجية السرية لإيران، بمعنى أنه يدير مشروع التمدد الإيراني في العالم بأسره، وليس في المنطقة العربية وحدها.

سليماني في العراق
بدا اسمه يتردد حينما اشرف بنفسه على قتال الثوار العراقيين واهل السنة بنفسه وزج العراقيين في حرب طائفية وحول ماساتها الى حرب بين السنة والشيعة . ومن المواجهات التي خاضها مع القوات الاميركية في العراق إلى الأدوار التي لعبها في النزاعين السوري والعراقي، اكتسب الجنرال سليماني (57 عاما) الذي نادرا ما تلتقط صور له، لقب “أقوى مسؤول أمني” في الشرق الأوسط. وساعد سليماني في الأعوام الثلاثة الأخيرة الرئيس السوري بشار الأسد على قلب المكاسب التي حققها المقاتلون المعارضون في سورية بعدما بدا ان النظام السوري على وشك الإنهيار.

سليماني يهدد الاردن
ونقلت وكالة “إيسنا” للأنباء شبه الرسمية تصريحات عن سليماني يقول فيها أن “بلاده حاضرة في لبنان والعراق، وأن هذين البلدين يخضعان بشكل أو آخر لإرادة طهران وأفكارها”، مشيرا إلى أن “ايران بإمكانها التحكم في هذه الثورات لتوجهها نحو العدو، وأن هذه الإمكانية متوافرة في الأردن.

يعد بالمفاجآت في سوريا خلال ايام !
ومؤخرا وعد سليماني، بأن التطورات في سوريا خلال الأيام القليلة القادمة ستُفاجِئ العالم وذلك ردا على الخسائر والهزائم المتلاحقة لقوات النظام السوري وخسارة اكثر من مدينة لصالح المعارضة.
وأفادت وكالة الإذاعة والتلفزيون الرسمي الإيراني للأنباء، الاثنين، أن اللواء قاسم سليماني أشار إلى التطورات المستقبلية في سوريا، قائلا “سيفاجئ العالمَ ما نعد له نحن والقادة العسكريون السوريون حالياً، خلال الأيام القليلة القادمة”.


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