Fire & Water
Completely Vile & Unforgivable:
US to participate in preparations for Durban II meeting
Look around a minute and see why I say it
'Murakami mustn't accept Jerusalem Prize'
Pro-Palestinian groups in Japan and in other countries have called on popular Japanese writer Haruki Murakami to withdraw from the Jerusalem Book Fair, during which he is set to receive the “Jerusalem Prize” from Mayor Nir Barkat next week.Murakami heads to Israel to accept prize
There was no response from Murakami's office to the boycott call.J'lem Prize awarded to author Haruki Murakami
Obama pushes for unity government in Israel
Gaza population 'rising rapidly'
Abbas: Israel proposed concessions on Jerusalem
Ashes to Ashes, We All Fall Down!
Hampshire College cuts ties with fund invested in Israel
Student activists at Hampshire College are hailing a divestment decision by the board of trustees that they say makes the college the first in the country to break financial ties with companies specifically because they do business with Israel. But the college strenuously denies the move was politically motivated.The turnspeak in that thing is astounding.
Cyprus unloads cargo from suspected Iranian arms ship
Lavrov: Russia to hold Mideast summit
Albanian Muslims to urge Arabs to recognise Kosovo
ENGLAND'S MUSLIM SPLEEN (that's the actual headline)
Don't just blame the victim - punish him. In effect, the government has enforced a fatwa on "Fitna" - without, as the hapless foreign secretary admitted, even watching the 15-minute film.
Oh. I see.
US intel chief sez: Iran nuclear arms bid unclear
I simply have no words for this load of crap here.
IRAN: US intelligence reconfirms Iran has no nuclear arms program
IRAN: US intel predicts Israel-Iran war in 2009
Iranian man sets himself ablaze outside parliament
State Department Moves to Bridge Relations With Russia, Iran
Yes, we can all clearly see that, can't we, Comrade Dhimmis?
Russia to help US in Afghanistan for a price
NATO Afghan supplies crossing Russia soon
Poland wants enhanced military commitment from US
Which they will not get.
Russian president shakes up regional governments
President Dmitri Medvedev removed four regional governors and demoted a minister on Monday in one of the biggest purges in years, a sign of Kremlin concern that the global slowdown is fueling social unrest.Gateway Pundit: Team Obama Irons Out Surrender Details With Russia
U.S. Envoy to Russia Echoes Father Who Fought for Soviets
Russia: Pro-Kremlin "youth groups" kick the crap outta everyone at rallies:
Minutes after protesters unfurled anti-Kremlin banners and chanted "Down with KGB power" and "Russia without Putin," a dozen young men jumped out of cars and started to beat them with fists and metal rods.Germany: Skinheads, Neo-Nazis Draw Fury at Dresden 1945 ‘Mourning March’
Feb. 14 -- German anti-immigrant, skinhead and neo-Nazi groups in the eastern city of Dresden staged one of their biggest demonstrations since German reunification in 1990 today, as 6,000 extremists marched through the streets, police said.Everything old is new again....
A Russian Think Tank In New York
Tucked into a piece of prime real estate in midtown Manhattan, the Institute for Democracy and Cooperation currently boasts just four employees -- two Russian analysts, a secretary, and Andranik Migranyan, the Armenian-born political scientist who serves as director of the institute's New York branch.Russia, Turkey declare new era with ‘strategic’ document
But Migranyan, a former adviser to Boris Yeltsin, is thinking bigger. The office, which includes a 30-seat conference room, has already hosted two seminars on U.S.-Russian relations.
The project is evidence of the Kremlin's growing interest in "soft power" -- using Western media, PR, and think-tank models to advance its own interests in abroad.
Migranyan, whose name has become a more frequent sight in American publications like "The New York Times" and "The National Interest," has staunchly defended Russia's position on issues like the August war with Georgia and the recent decision by Kyrgyzstan to close the Manas U.S. air base. But he says that under the new administration of U.S. President Barack Obama, there are fresh opportunities for U.S.-Russian cooperation on a range of issues.
Russia's LUKOIL eyes two Iraqi oilfields
Gazprom Neft executive named head of Serbia NIS
Gazprom’s Medvedev: Natural Gas Prices Are ‘Undervalued’
Bulgaria's "Overgas," a Russian Spy in Canada, and Gazprom
Arsim Zekolli: Turkmenistan is an anchor of Central Asian stability
TURKMENISTAN: BUILDING PARTNERSHIP WITH IRAN
Iran, Turkmenistan reach gas development, export deal
Rights groups accuse Turkmenistan over freedoms
Turkmenistan and Afghanistan: Cooperation in mutual interests
Kyrgyz Opposition Seeks Closure Of Russian Base
Kyrgyzstan Wants Out Of U.S.-Led Coalition Agreement
New Details Emerge Of Ingush Website Owner's Murder
Almost six months after the August 31 death in police custody of Magomed Yevloyev, owner of the independent website ingushetia.org (formerly ingushetiya.ru), an Interior Ministry official has gone public with damning new evidence concerning the circumstances of that killing.China-Saudi oil cooperation will not harm oil accords with Russia
On February 14, the website quoted lawyer Musa Pliyev, who represents Yevloyev's family, as saying that in testimony to the commission established by the Republic of Ingushetia prosecutor's office to probe the circumstances of the murder, Interior Ministry investigator Djanbolat Shankhoyev said that the Interior Ministry warrant on the basis of which Ingushetian police detained Yevloyev for questioning shortly before he died was in fact drafted and signed only after Yevloyev's death.
World Bank gives China $710m loan
G-7 Softens Criticism of China's Currency Policy
Emboldened Hugo Chávez to speed up his Bolivarian Revolution
POLITICO: An email from Plouffe
Whatever his private-sector role, David Plouffe signaled today he's staying firmly inside Obamaland as an unpaid advisor to the campaign organization, Organizing for America.The Audacity of Audaciousness
It takes another level of chutzpah entirely to admit members of the general public to your event at the National Press Club, recruit a news organization as the co-sponsor and then tell the press they can't cover it.David Plouffe Speaks Off the Record at National Press Club
But that's exactly what former Obama campaign manager David Plouffe and Georgetown University did yesterday.
HuffPo: Plouffe Off-Record Campaign Comments Come Out
Scramble For Plouffe's Cash
The American military will begin recruiting skilled immigrants who are living in this country with temporary visas, offering them the chance to become United States citizens in as little as six months.
A Feral speaks in South Africa:
We should wake up to the fact that revolutionary thinkers such as Engels, Marx, Lenin and Mussolini, who proposed that government be centralised and that all things be funded and each worker supplied according to his needs, were shortsighted when it came to the world’s economic realities. They offered communism, socialism and fascism but all these alternative economic systems didn’t work.How to Preserve Wealth in a Socialist Economy
Capitalism’s New Clothes
Lindsay Graham, one of the Republican senators who voted against the stimulus bill, said the nationalization of the banking industry should not be taken off the table as Congress looks for ways to shore up the teetering financial system. “This idea of nationalizing banks is not comfortable,” Mr. Graham, who is from South Carolina, said on ABC’s “This Week With George Stephanopoulos.” “But I think we have gotten so many toxic assets spread throughout the banking and financial community throughout the world that we’re going to have to do something that no one ever envisioned a year ago.”Nationalize the Banks! We're all Swedes Now
The Geithner / Obama Plan Will Fail
Global Guerrillas: THE DEPRESSION SCENARIO IS HERE
Gold Man Sacks denies report of 'emergency' meeting
Two earthquakes jolt Peru
4.9 in western China
5.2 jolts Maluku, Indonesia
Second earthquake in two weeks in NJ
Galeras volcano erupts in southwestern Colombia
Greek inscriptions south of Jerusalem shed light on ancient Jewish Warriors
Mysterious halo heralds Kim's birthday in N.Korea
Chemical Lobotomies - WHO DECIDES WHAT IS BAD?
I love every single one of my so called bad memories and they are to stay exactly where they are, fuck you very much!