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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Floatin' Powa News Service: How the Mighty Have Fallen!

30 Seconds to Mars
"Why are you here?
Are you listening?
Can you hear what
I am saying?"

Remember the height from which you have fallen! Turn and do Teshuvah, do the things you did at first. If you do not turn and do Teshuvah, I will come to you myself and remove your Menorah from its place.
~ Jewsus in Revelation 2:5
The Unbearable Lightlessness of Exigency:
Media barron Rupert Murdoch issued an urgent internal communication late Monday, warning his staff: "We are in the midst of a phase of history in which nations will be redefined and their futures fundamentally altered."
Obama to pour nearly $1 billion into Gaza

Hamas stages rally in Gaza in solidarity with Jerusalem Christians
Jewsus sees you, MFers.

'Hamas letter' still in Jerusalem
A letter to President Barack Obama, reportedly from a top member of Hamas, is yet to be brought to the United States and is in the hands of US diplomats in Jerusalem, the White House said Monday.

The letter was passed to Democratic Senator John Kerry by a United Nations official in Gaza who did not tell him it was from Hamas, the veteran lawmaker's office said last week.

Kerry in turn, passed the letter, which the New York Times reported was from Hamas deputy foreign minister Ahmed Yousef, to the US consulate in Jerusalem, where it remains.

"As I understand it, some letter was passed -- conflicting reports from whom -- to Senator Kerry, and that letter is with the consulate in Jerusalem," said White House spokesman Robert Gibbs.

The cover-up on Durban II's anti-Semitic agenda
On Friday, State Department officials and a member of the American Durban II delegation claimed the United States had worked actively to oppose efforts to brand Israel as racist in the committee drafting a Durban II declaration. The trouble is that they didn't.
Anti-Israel Hamasshole Hugger to be named new US intel chief
Not fah nuttin, but: I found Bush's embrace of FATAH just as craven & vile. There really is no difference between making covenant with Fatah and making covenant with Hamas as far as I am concerned. Just remember, Fatah was once ARAFAT's PLO, mmkay? OK.

In the Change, My Ass! Department, enter Dennis Ross:

Dennis B. Ross (born November 26, 1948) is an American diplomat and author. He has served as the Director of Policy Planning in the State Department under President George H. W. Bush, the special Middle East coordinator under President Bill Clinton, and is currently a special adviser for the Persian Gulf and Southwest Asia to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

As envoy and chief negotiator under both Republican and Democratic presidents, Ross was integral in shaping U.S. involvement in the Middle East peace process during his tenure. For more than twelve years, Ross played a leading role in shaping U.S. involvement in the Middle East peace process and in dealing directly with the negotiations.

Ross was responsible in both the George H. W. Bush and Clinton administrations for exploring ways to settle the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. As an architect of the peace process, he helped the Israelis and Palestinians in reaching the 1995 Interim Agreement on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip and brokered the Protocol Concerning the Redeployment in Hebron in 1997. He facilitated the Israel-Jordan Treaty of Peace and also worked on talks between Israel and Syria.

Ross "will provide to the Secretary and senior State Department officials strategic advice and perspective on the region" and "coordinate with senior officials in the development and formulation of new policy approaches," State Department spokesman Robert A. Wood said in a statement.

Geert Wilders: "The Europeans Are Dhimmis... They Are Big Fat Cowards"
Here's a spin special for you, daddy-o ~ Honky Style!

Wayne Cochran
Some-a Your Sweet Sweet Love

Iran invited by Italy to Afghanistan meeting
Iran said on Monday it had been invited by Group of Eight president Italy to an international meeting on Afghanistan, which is also expected to be attended by Tehran's old foe the United States.
Ucch, "Tehran's old foe"? Who writes this shit? Dhimmis named Fredrik Dahl, apparently.

Iran to host OIC conference

Tehran will host the second conference of the Organization of the Islamic Conference health ministers on March 1-4, the Iranian television reported.

The meeting will be held under the slogan of “Equal Medical Services Among Islamic Ummah,” Iranian Health Ministry International Relations Department Director Muhammad Huseyn Niknam said.


Seven Iranians Charged With Spying for Israel

Turkey sees itself as Iraq’s door to Europe

US soldiers shot dead by Iraqi Policemen

Total (FRANCE) says no imminent deal on Iranian gas field

Iraq invites France to build nuclear reactor

IAEA says Iran cooperating despite "reporting error
OHHHHHhhh keedokee,then! ~zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz~

Let's ROLL, mah pleebles!

China Changes Calculus for Petro-Rulers

Vladimir Putin faces rising anger from within Russian army
A growing number of disgruntled servicemen, including senior officers, are making contact with Russian opposition groups for the first time since he came to power in 2000.
Russia to respond to militarization of Arctic
Russia is ready to respond to attempts to militarize the Arctic region, the Interfax news agency reported Monday citing the chief of the general staff.

"We want to see in general how far the region will be militarized and we will act accordingly," Gen. Nikolai Makarov was quoted by as saying during a visit to the United Arab Emirates.

NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said last month that military activity has been steadily increasing in the Arctic.

Russia "will respond" to military moves in Arctic
Russia said on Monday it was watching the extent of militarization in the Arctic as global warming makes potentially valuable resources in the polar region more accessible and would plan its strategy accordingly.

Russia has already staked its claim to a majority of the Arctic waters, which it shares with four NATO countries and planted a Russian flag on the seabed under the North Pole 18 months ago to reinforce its position.

"Overall, we are looking at how far the region will be militarized. Depending on that, we'll then decide what to do," Interfax news agency quoted General Nikolai Makarov, the head of Russia's General Staff, as saying during a visit to Abu Dhabi.

Makarov was in the United Arab Emirates for an international arms fair.

Jewsus Save Us!

Gazprom's European Web

The Kremlin is throwing money around in Central Asia

TURKMENISTAN: Russian Co's win gas development contracts

Iran to finalize Turkmenistan gas field development contract

Turkmenistan proclaims Day of Diplomats
[insert me cackling like a madwoman here]

Tajik President to visit Moscow on Feb. 24

Kazakhstan could delay JV with Gazprom over crisis

One dead in blast at Romanian nuclear defense plant

Los Alamos computer thefts prompt DOE security check at nuclear lab

NASA Satellite Fails to Reach Orbit

Kim Jong-il raises stakes with missile threat

Obama's Housing Bailout Draws Comparisons to McCain's Plan
President Obama's $275 billion housing bailout plan, aimed at halting mortgage foreclosures, is drawing comparisons to a proposal championed last year by John McCain.
Ya don't say!

Unexpectedly Assertive!
In an unexpectedly assertive joint statement, the Treasury Department, Federal Reserve and federal bank regulatory agencies announced that the government might end up demanding a direct ownership stake in major banks after they undergo a tough evaluation of their strength, which is to begin shortly.
THE FED: Text of Bernanke's testimony

US Slips on Economic Freedom Index
I can't imagine why

AIG wants mo' money

5 Billion Dolla Smart Grid Buildin' Gubbmint Pepco gunnin' for mo' money too:
PG&E, Pepco Join Funding Battle in Round Two of Stimulus Fight
President Barack Obama all but endorsed Xcel Energy Inc.’s project to upgrade its power distribution network. In Denver last week to sign the $787 billion federal stimulus package, Obama touted the company’s effort in nearby Boulder, which he said is “on pace to be the world’s first smart-grid city.”

Even with the president’s nod, Xcel faces a fight if it wants some of the $4.5 billion of government aid allotted for high-technology power systems.

“There’s going to be competition for that money,” said William Gausman, a senior vice president at Washington-based Pepco Holdings Inc., which is deploying its own smart grid across the District of Columbia and three states.


Raytheon Wins $173 Million Army Award
SG-FLIR is a core infrared sensor supporting fire control and surveillance on several U.S. Army ground combat systems, according to Raytheon. The award also includes foreign military sales to Iraqi and Egyptian forces to provide thermal receiver upgrades for M1 Abrams tanks.
UAE signs deal w/ Raytheon for 224 anti-aircraft missiles

UAE seen buying Lockheed, Boeing military planes

UAE signs $820mn in defense deals

Raytheon has productive partnership with UAE companies
No doubt!

Franz Ferdinand
The Fallen
"Walk among us.
Oh, if you judge us...
We're all damned"
The crown has fallen from our head. Woe to us, for we have sinned!
~ Lamentations 5:16

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