ALL PHOTOS WERE TAKEN AT THE MUNICH SECURITY CONFERENCE
Iran busted attempting to funnel millions to Hamas
Priorities of petroleum projects in Iran’s 5th Development Plan
Ooooo, the 5th development plan! Ican't wait till they get to Plan 9!
Iran opens largest world ethylene complex
No, Ethylene is not Maybelline's cousin!
Thousands flee Tamil Tiger area
India wants Pakistan declared terror state
And they are right.
CIA: "The British Pakistani community is recognised as probably al-Qaeda's best mechanism for launching an attack against North America"
Pakistan Defends Freedom for Rogue Nuclear Scientist
THIS IS CALLED COLLECTING THE JIZYA:
Pakistan demands unconditional aid from U.S.
WHICH we are already paying them:
WORLD BANK TO GIVE PAKISTAN 2 BILLION
Christians have frequently been targeted since turmoil swept the country after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion, although the attacks have ebbed with a sharp drop in overall violence.Obama administration playing Dhimmiprole to Russia and Iran
Churches, priests and businesses of the generally prosperous, well-educated community have been attacked by militants who denounce Christians as pro-American "crusaders." The body of Paulos Rahho, the Chaldean Catholic archbishop of Mosul, also was found in March following his abduction by gunmen after a Mass.
US to put European missile shield plans on holdQUOTES: What they said at the Munich Security Conference
Biden says US willing to discuss Iran's nuclear plans
Czechs, Poland Urge US to Stick With Missile Shield
CZECH DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER ALEXANDR VONDRA: "It's too late to start building a pipeline when the gas stops flowing and too late to start building a shield when the missile is already in the air."
FRENCH PRESIDENT NICOLAS SARKOZY: "I don't think the Russia of today is a military threat to NATO or the European Union."
EU FOREIGN POLICY CHIEF JAVIER SOLANA: Called Washington's offer a "very, very important change." "The Iranians have to think very, very carefully about the meaning of that and contribute also with a positive response."
Sarkozy says mutual trust urgently needed between Russia, EU
Oy with Sarkozy already. A whore's whore, him.
Livni turns to the left for votes
Yet another whore's whore.
Bolton: 'With no likelihood of US use of force, that leaves Israel'
With the end of the Bush administration, the possibility of US use of military force against Iran's nuclear program has dropped essentially to zero. The diplomatic effort failed years ago, and I don't think any renewed American effort is fundamentally going to make any difference. Iran has all the scientific and technological knowledge it needs right now to create a nuclear weapon. We can tell from publicly available information from the International Atomic Energy Agency that Iran has enough low-enriched uranium which, if enriched to weapons-grade levels, would allow it one nuclear weapon now, and possibly another one or two this year. Let me stress here: That's what we know publicly from the IAEA - no James Bond involved in that calculation - and there may well be additional activities we don't know about, which would make Iran's capability even more substantial. So, if the diplomatic option has failed, that leaves only regime change or the use of force. And with no likelihood of American use of force, that leaves Israel.NEWSWEAK SEZ: We Are All Socialists Now
Well, well, well.... Seems Newsweek has hired some unhinged loons...
The architect of this new era of big government? History has a sense of humor, for the man who laid the foundations for the world Obama now rules is George W. Bush, who moved to bail out the financial sector last autumn with $700 billion.Communist Party Hails New Obama Era
Will the US embrace global socialism?
Will we? We already have. Tick Tock! MORAL CAPITALISM, they will call it, so that the spudniktariats can live in sweet denial for a while longer......
Bomb plants to shift to control of Pentagon
The Obama administration is considering whether to shift the management of nuclear weapons production to the Pentagon from the Energy Department, a step that would end more than 60 years of civilian control over nuclear bomb manufacture.EXIGENT!
Rahm takes over census
The Obama Administration has moved the census out of the Department of Commerce and into the White House, putting Rahm Emanuel in control of doing the census:
Now, why would Rahm Emanuel want the Census under his control in the White House? Huh? Why might that be? "The census is used to allocate federal aid to states and draw electoral districts," the New York Times editorial board wrote in order to REMIND PRESIDENT OBAMA that he might not want a REPUBLICAN in charge of drawing "electoral districts." Good god almighty. So now Obama's administration has decided that they'll do the census themselves.Obama to Expand Powers of NSC:
Just in case you missed it, the Washington Post has a news-making interview with President Obama's National Security Adviser, Gen. Jim Jones (Ret.), this morning in which Jones discusses the pending expanded powers of the National Security Council. Through a pending presidential directive, President Obama will expand the NSC's membership and increase its authority "to set strategy across a wide spectrum of international and domestic issues," writes the Post's Karen DeYoung.[insert my nodding head HERE]
Isn't Google's Latitude Just a Bit Creepy?
Little bit around the edges, yeah.
Niger jails journalist for story on Chinese deal
Soussada Ben Ali, editor of L'Action, an independent weekly newspaper, was arrested after a Jan. 13 article that accused the Finance Ministry of irregularities in awarding a contract worth over 800 million CFA franc ($1.56 million) to a Chinese firm.Chinese VP in Mexico on Business
Niger, one of the world's poorest countries, has close ties with China. The state-owned China National Petroleum Company has signed a $5 billion deal to produce crude oil in Niger and build a refinery and a 2,000 km (1,250-mile) export pipeline.
Mexico could serve as a door for China's investment in Latin America and a factory producing goods for export, a senior official of a Mexican business promotion group told Xinhua on Saturday.China starts work on east end of giant gas pipeline
Juan Carlos Cante Reyes, Asia director of the ProMexico, a state-owned organization in charge of promoting trade and investment, was speaking prior to the official visit of Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping to Mexico and four other Latin American countries and Malta.
State-owned major China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) has contracted to import 30 bcm of gas a year from Turkmenistan via the new pipeline.Turkmenistan was one of the most remote and isolated places on the planet. Now it's reinventing itself -- as a playground for Western tourists.
Gazprom vows stable gas supply for Japan
Russian gas giant Gazprom plans British electricity sales
Putin be up in your UK, stealin' your autonomy.
Russian energy min tempts German firms
Putin Sez: Europe Has Rights Abuses of Its Own
Arms scandal hurts Moscow in Caspian Great Game
Russia Leads Arctic Race to Claim Northwest Passage
At a Nato conference, the Secretary-General, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, warned that members might need a military presence in the Arctic because of growing tensions. Russia, with a third of its territory north of the Arctic Circle, has been noisiest in its claims. Its Defence Ministry has prepared a national directive, laying claim to large parts of the region.MEPs Call On Whole of EU to Recognise Kosovo
In September Anatoli Serdyukov, the Defence Minister, flew to Nagurskoye military station, a northern outpost, to prepare this strategy document. Britain, Canada, the US, China, Norway, Denmark and the EU all are preparing different claims. Canada doubled its funding for mapping the seabed last year and said that it would open an army training post at Resolute Bay, and a deep-water port. In the final weeks of his presidency, George W.Bush issued the US’s strategy for the region...
Pepco Customers Complain of Soaring Bills
That's 5 Billion Dollar Gubbmint Pepco to you, plebe...
The Incredible Shrinking US Job Market
Treasury's Geithner To Unveil Plan to Aid Financial System Monday
Here come dee BAD BANK...
Soros on Bad Bank
The process would lead to difficulties in valuing toxic securities and generate covert subsidies for affected banksWikileaks has released nearly a billion dollars worth of quasi-secret reports commissioned by the United States Congress.
The 6,780 reports, current as of this month, comprise over 127,000 pages of material on some of the most contentious issues in the nation, from the U.S. relationship with Israel to abortion legislation. Nearly 2,300 of the reports were updated in the last 12 months, while the oldest report goes back to 1996. The release represents the total output of the Congressional Research Service (CRS) electronically available to Congressional offices. The CRS is Congress's analytical agency and has a budget in excess of $100M per year.Behold, Al Andalus: Spain: No. 1 place in recruitement of Islamist terrorists in Europe
Australia ablaze: 'Hell in all its fury' brings death to Victoria
Italy's PM seeks law to keep comatose woman alive
Madagascar opposition chief vows to fight on