International Updates

March 16, 2009
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INTERNATIONAL UPDATES

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The far right is on the march again: the rise of fascism in Austria – BILLY BRIGGS

The Long, Dark Night of Pakistan – FAWZI AFZAL-KHAN

JOKE OF THE DAY:

I was depressed last night

so I called Lifeline…

Got a freakin’ call center in Pakistan.

I told them I was suicidal. They got

all excited and asked if

I could drive a truck.

Russia rightfully seeks to counter the spread of NATO into Eastern Europe – Brian Downing

NATO promises to prepare Georgia to join alliance – Georgia Times

The Gaza Holocaust is called the “Nakbah” (Arabic for “the catastrophe”) by the people of Gaza. The type of photo below is what Israel does not want to be seen by the people of the world.

Israeli War Crimes

Viral Video: CNN confirmed Israel Broke Ceasefire first

Afghan teens tricked into becoming suicide bombers – CNN

Burning Cars

French torch more than 1,100 (eleven hundred!) cars New Year’s Eve

Russia to raise nuclear missile output fourfold

Russia and China issued stark warnings about the impact of the crisis on their recently booming economies in 2009

Pushing Pakistan Over the Edge The Fallout From Mumbai – PETER LEE

Chinese ships will fight pirates

Latin America summit excludes U.S. and welcomes Cuba

Brown visits Iraq to seal British troops withdrawal pact

The Chinese government has quietly begun preventing access again to Web sites that it had stopped blocking during the Olympic Games in China in August

Breaking the Mainstream Stranglehold on News – Joshua Frank

The US/IRAQ Status of Forces agreement prepares US expulsion from Iraq; leaving a ruined country and neocon dreams of Empire behind, with its own economy on the brink of disaster – Patrick Cockburn

Zawahiri in war of words with mentor

Iraq: The Status Of Forces Agreement – John Bruhns

Russian warships head for Cuba

House prices fall in UK

india airforce

India prepared for strike on Pakistan

Queen Elizabeth reins in extravagance as credit crunch grips

Greek police run out of tear gas as rioting continues for a seventh day

Who in Georgia wants to join NATO?

China’s Path to World Power – Patrick J. Buchanan

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How Washington Arrogance Helped Drive the Mumbai Attacks – Paul Craig Roberts

An Interesting Perspective Pakistan-India conflict – Michael Scheuer

Why Not? – Let the Republicans know the Cold War ended about 20 years ago and its time to begin a New Era in Russian-Western Relations – Eric Walberg

Warmongering Neoconservatives still influence US government policy and there are some who actually maintain that Nuclear War is winnable – Bravo and the Rongelap Experience, reported by Anthropologists Barbara Rose Johnson and Holly M. Barker

What motivated Medvedev to surprise the world with his Iskander card? Medvedev was determined to complicate and aggravate Russia’s already tense relationship with the United States as much as possible in the days following Obama’s election

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The No. 1 reason foreign fighters flocked to Iraq to fight Americans were the abuses carried out by the Bush Administration at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo – Senior Interrogator Matthew Alexander

BBC reports on Georgian war crimes against South Ossetia last August

Bin Laden knows it could become more difficult to paint the United States as the “Great Satan” with a new President who is admired internationally – Ilan Goldenberg

Kabul soldiers

China’s Path to World Power – Patrick J. Buchanan

Demonstrations against John McCain’s idea of ‘democracy’ in Georgia

No Afghan peace without Tehran, says former Reagan administration diplomat Lawrence Kolb

Iran, Russia, Qatar move on natural gas cartel

One of the world’s Great Statesmen, Noble Peace Prize winner Mikhail Gorbachev, offers perspective on the fighting in Georgia

PETER-HITCHENS-How China created a new slave empire

Ignored by the US since the Cold War ended, Russia needs and deserves integration into a global order that respects its interests. If not, it becomes a spoiler – Noam Chomsky

A great overview of US-RUSSIA tensions. A MUST READ ARTICLE by Stephen Lendman, who is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization

What happened in Georgia??

Georgia, NATO, and Russia

Vladimir Putin says that George Bush isn’t the problem and the people around him (the neo-conservatives) are rubbish

W’s Iraq profligacy is main reason Bin Laden is still free. In Hunt for Bin Laden, a New Approach results in high number of local civilian casualties which spreads more anger towards USA

Cyberspace becomes part of the battlefield

THE WISDOM OF EDMUND BURKE: Great Russian Leaders Show a Strong Hand

THE WISDOM OF EDMUND BURKE: Radical Reform Does Not Change Society

Coming soon, more violence in places you’ve never heard of

World’s most corrupt countries

Iraq’s Growing Interest in a Timetable for US withdrawal

Al Qaeda appears to be crumbling in Iraq

IRAQ: Spiegel Interview with Nouri Al-Maliki

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