Peggy McIlveene, 1/13/12

News for 1/12/12…

Deployment of thousands of U.S. troops in Israel, a start of war against Iran?
On December 20, the Jerusalem Post reported that Lt.-Gen. Frank Gorenc, commander of the U.S. forces based in Germany, said that there will be a deployment of several thousand American soldiers in Israel. An Egypt-based military expert, major general Jamal Mathloum, said that “there is a military strategic cooperation between the U.S. and Israel since the 1980s and there is definitely mutual understanding.” He added that the U.S. troop deployment might not necessarily mean a direct signal of war, but that it could be read as Israel and U.S. readiness in case of a conflict arising in the region.

Eric the horse mutilated on ‘Satan sacrifice day’
..the two-year-old stallion was found dead in his field with his right eye gouged out, his teeth removed and his genitalia hacked off. The horrific attack happened last weekend — and Saturday was St Winebald Day, a date in the satanic calendar traditionally celebrated with bloody rituals.

Tax-Funded Smithsonian Christmas-Season Exhibition Again Focused on Homosexuality
For the second year in a row, the federally funded National Portrait Gallery (NPG), a part of the Smithsonian Institution, held an exposition during the Christmas season focused on the homosexual lifestyle.

12 Infected With New Swine Flu Strain
The days of medical masks at airports and widespread panic may be coming back—that's because at least 12 humans are believed to have been infected with a new strain of swine flu that's not covered by this season's vaccine. The new swine flu strain, H3N2v, has shown at least some potential for human-to-human transmission in those 12 individuals, which makes it especially dangerous.

Children 'dumped in streets by Greek parents who can't afford to look after them any more'
Children are being abandoned on Greece's streets by their poverty-stricken families who cannot afford to look after them any more. Youngsters are being dumped by their parents who are struggling to make ends meet in what is fast becoming the most tragic human consequence of the Euro crisis.

Mexico drug war deaths over five years now total 47,515
Mexican officials say nearly 13,000 people were killed in violence blamed on organised crime between January and September last year. This means there have been 47,515 drug-related killings since President Felipe Calderon launched his crackdown on drug traffickers in late 2006.