Sunday, 6 December 2009

Weekend Late Edition December 06, 2009

A Message From The Taliban

Who Is Responsible for the Anarchy in Afghanistan?

By Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

The Afghans, particularly the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, has no agenda of meddling in the internal affairs of other countries and is ready to give legal guarantee if the foreign forces withdraw from Afghanistan.

A War President

By William Kristol

President Obama went to West Point, said it was an honor to be with young soldiers who embody what’s finest about our country, described approvingly and patriotically America’s historic achievements in the “noble struggle for freedom,” and spoke as a war president. A good thing, too. Because when you’re at war, you need a war president. Continue

Obama Steals Bush’s Speechwriters

By Matthew Rothschild

If you closed your eyes during much of the President’s speech on Afghanistan Tuesday night and just listened to the words, you easily could have concluded that George W. Bush was still in the Oval Office. Continue

Obama Lied:

Taliban Did Not Refuse to Hand Over Bin Laden

By Ralph Lopez

Obama slipped past a real doozy Tuesday night when he said the Taliban refused to hand over bin Laden. It just ain't so. They tried three times to open negotiations for this, but Bush refused each time. He wanted to bomb people so bad it hurt. Continue

In Case You Missed It
The Power of Nightmares

This is a Must Watch Video By Adam Curtis

In the past our politicians offered us dreams of a better world. Now they promise to protect us from nightmares. Click to view

In Search of Morale

Are Americans Too Broken for the Truth to Set Us Free?

By Bruce E. Levine

What forces have created a demoralized, passive, disCouraged U.S. population? Can anything be done to turn this around? Continue

Message to Teheran: Go, Man, Go!
Obama's Unjust Iran Policy

By Bill Christison

In this world of nation-states, Iran has at least as much right to possess nuclear weapons as the far smaller Israel. Continue

Five people killed in attacks by gunmen in northern Iraq: Five people were killed in three separate attacks carried out by unknown assailants in Iraq's northern Mosul district on Saturday, police said.

Ex-UN weapons inspector: Iraq war 'illegal': George W. Bush and Tony Blair's conviction that Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was a threat blinded them to the lack of evidence justifying a war to depose him, an ex-UN weapons inspector said Saturday.

Dr David Kelly: doctors start legal action for new inquest: The action is being taken because six doctors are convinced that the original verdict of suicide is unsafe and should be overturned.

Erik Prince, head of US security firm Blackwater, ‘was CIA operative’: He was a CIA operative, with his own file as a “vetted asset” at the agency’s headquarters, and a mission to build “a unilateral, unattributable capability” to hunt down and kill al-Qaeda militants for the US Government wherever they could be found.

4 people killed, 14 injured in Peshawar explosion: An explosion killed 4 people and injured 14 in Peshawar, capital of Pakistan's North West Frontier Province, police said.

Dozens of militants attack Pakistan army checkpoint: Up to 40 militants attacked an army checkpoint, killing one soldier, a security official said on Saturday, after suicide bombers and gunmen killed dozens at a mosque near Pakistan’s military headquarters.

1 Taliban militant killed, 5 injured in clash in Afghanistan: One Taliban militant was killed and five others were injured as they came in contact with police in Laghman province east of Afghanistan, a private television channel reported Saturday.

Taliban Says It Won't Meddle in West if Troops Are Withdrawn: The Taliban have "no agenda of meddling in the internal affairs of other countries and is ready to give legal guarantee if the foreign forces withdraw from Afghanistan," the group said in a statement emailed to news organizations.

US not leaving Afghanistan in 2011, says top adviser: President Obama's top national security adviser, General James Jones, has said the United States has no intention of leaving Afghanistan "in the near future" and certainly not in 2011.

'UK can’t back Obama pledge on Afghan pullout': Tensions between Britain and America over the war in Afghanistan erupted into the open yesterday as the Defence Secretary questioned President Obama’s decision to put a date on the start of US troop withdrawals.

80 per cent of French oppose more troops for Afghanistan: In a similar poll 18 months ago only 55 percent were against the despatch of some 700 extra troops to Afghanistan.

Iran rejects IAEA transparency demand on atom sites: Iran said it will provide the U.N. nuclear watchdog with the bare minimum of information about its plan to build 10 new uranium enrichment plants, a stance sure to stoke Western suspicions about its atomic agenda.

U.S.: Time running out for Iran to avoid sanctions: "Time is running out. That deadline is the end of the year," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs told reporters in a news briefing.

Iran braces for Student Day protests: – Iranian opposition groups are preparing to hold fresh protests against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday, several websites reported, as the nation marks the annual Students Day.

Israel refuses Irish FM permission to visit Gaza: Israeli authorities deny Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs Micheal Martin permission to visit the impoverished coastal sliver of Gaza which has long been under an Israeli siege.

Bolivia prepares for national vote: Surveys ahead of Sunday's vote indicated Morales had a lead of at least 30 percentage points over his closest rival and analysts predicted the president was likely to clinch a sweeping win.

Latin American Parliament suspends Honduran congress: The 25th Ordinary Assembly of the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino) decided on Friday to suspend the Honduran Congress from it, for supporting the coup against ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya.

Honduras: U.S. Urges Support of Neighbors for New Leader: The United States urged the Organization of American States to put the coup in Honduras behind them and support the efforts of the newly elected president.

After Honduras: Obama's Latin American Policy Looks Like Bush's: In fact, when it comes to U.S. policy in Latin America — as events this week in Honduras suggest — it's often hard to tell if George W. Bush isn't still President.

Pay cut for two million Britons causes collapse in tax revenue: Almost two million Britons have accepted pay cuts or reduced hours to stave off unemployment, causing government income tax receipts to collapse by almost one fifth.

Obama’s Financiers Okay Extra $60 Billion for Pentagon: For those of you who hoped — or worried — that the Obama administration would mean a big cut to defense spending, think again.

Six Banks Fail, Costing FDIC $2.6 Billion: After a brief holiday respite, bank failure Friday came back with a vengeance yesterday. The FDIC and its fellow regulators closed six institutions, bringing the total to 130 for the year.

Bankruptcy Filings up 100 Percent from 2007: Americans Financially Unable to Meet Current Debt Payments. 85 Percent of Chapter 7 Filings are Classified as No-Assets.

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