The Iraqi daily Al-Sabah al-Jadid, which has a pro-Kurdish orientation, claims that what is happening in Tehran is fundamentally not connected to the results of the presidential elections, but that the events reflect the desire of the country's opposition leaders for "a public death" rather than being the victims of secret and revolutionary trials planned by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to liquidate them once and for all.PHOTOS FROM IRAN
Death Toll in Iran Over 300; Injured Protesters Arrested At Hospitals
The Iranian Students Solidarity Movement (ISSM), one of the largest student organizations in Iran with over 6000 members, is reporting that more than 300 protesters have been killed. ISSM has provided the following breakdown of fatalities, as of midnight Tuesday, June 16th [see link]Mousavi's Latest Statement: "I Followed Them"
Defiant Tehran protesters battle police
Today, an estimated 3,000 marchers, some chanting "Death to dictatorship!," confronted a blockade of security forces. But they were kept away from a square where hundreds of thousands of Mousavi's supporters gathered last Monday.BBC's Coverage of the Iranian Uprising
We have this daily cry now from the roofs of Allahu Akhbar - God is Great - it's an opposition protest and night after night it seems to get louder and longer. Tonight was the loudest and longest I've heard, and that really symbolises and shows you the mood of the opposition here. Whatever happens, whatever the government is putting up against them, they seem more and more determined to press on.Iran rooftop chorus swells in the night
VIDEO: FNC Coverage, Raw Footage of Iran Protests
Al JaZeera: Police crack down on Iran protests
WaPo: Opposition Protesters Clash With Riot Police in Tehran
Ahmadi Nejad tells US, Britain to not interfere
Ayatollah Calling Britain Enemy No. 1
That would make us #2. We better try harder.
Obama Resists Calls for a Tougher Stance on Iran
Resists, he does. The MFer. Go #2.
ALWAYS ON WATCH: Obama Failing this Test
Pro-Iran protests held in US cities
Green-clad protesters amassed in Los Angeles, New York and at the gates of the White House in Washington on Saturday, an echo of the mass uprisings that continues to convulse Iran. Protesters expressed their solidarity with their Iran-based counterparts and called on the United States and President Barack Obama to "Stand with Iran," as one placard put it. Waving placards imploring Obama to "support us, the people," protesters called for the June 12 elections -- which the government claims was won by the incumbent president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad -- to be annulled.WORLD SOCIALIST WEBSITE ON IRAN'S REVOLUTION:
Iran's supreme leader sets stage for confrontation
Basij headquarters in Tehran burnt to the ground after the murder of "Neda"
CAUTION: The Neda link is very graphic ~
The Basij militia is an Iranian volunteer force of Islamic government loyalists which is often called out onto the streets at times of crisis to dispel dissent.The force was originally set up by Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979 as a resistance force during the Iran-Iraq war.
Khameni Dashes Hopes for a Compromise
People called "SUPREME LEADER" never offer compromises.
Total still seeking Iranian gas project
Zoot Allures! Hey, fuck the uprising, there's money to be made!
A spokesman from Total says the French company is still seeking involvement in Iran's giant South Pars gas field after Iran replaced it with a Chinese firm. "Total is interested in continuing its activities in Iran's gas and oil sector," Paul Floren told IRNA.Israel's Barak in Cairo to discuss peace talks
Discussing discussions, disgusting.
Israel's richest woman gets messages "from above"
No shit. Me too.
Arison, who is also known in Israel for her philanthropy, said that two years ago she got a message that there would be an economic crisis and people would go crazy.The Islamic Fiqh Academy
But she said she believes the world is moving towards redemption.
"How long it will take isn't clear. Before the big light the great darkness comes, and I think we are in the period of darkness," she said.
Fiqh Fie Foe Fum
They smell the blood of the infideldumb...
The Islamic world and Muslim minorities are likely to benefit from these kinds of scholars who study problematic issues of our modern era and provide us with authentic Islamic answers, and as a result issue fatwas by which the majority of Muslims around the globe would abide.Hillary to meet with OIC
The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Conferences (OIC) will meet with Hillary Clinton on Monday. This Saudi-based organization has 57 members countries and has UN observatory status. Its subsidiary Fiqh Academy (sometimes called Council) approves of martyrdom to protect the Islamic creed!.U.S. soldiers team up with Romanian troops for Afghan mission
Iraq: Death toll from huge suicide blast soars
British hostages confirmed dead after remains identified in Iraq
MEET THE TRUE FATHER OF THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION:
Jimmy Carter, of course!
While Carter was visiting his favorite terrorists, all hell was breaking loose on the streets of Teheran. This seemed a fitting background to his meeting Middle East shenanigans, since Jimmy is really the father of the Islamic Revolution in Iran and the rule of the nutcase mullahs.Christian Coptic Twin Boys Struggle Against Forced Islamization
Response to Obama
Moshe Feiglin, former candidate for Prime Minister of Israel and head of the Manhigut Yehudit (Jewish Leadership) faction of the Likud party, has delivered an address of his own. It comes in response to the two major international diplomatic speeches of the past two weeks - those of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, and mainly, of U.S. President Barack Obama.Feiglin responds to Obama's speech
A word of explanation: the White House officially released a photograph of Obama speaking on the telephone with Netanyahu--the soles of Obama's shoes are the most prominent image in the shot, raised up on the desktop--Obama has a look of arrogant contempt on his face. In the Muslim Arab world, to display the soles of one's shoes is the very worst act of contempt a man can show someone he hates. To Americans it looks like Obama is just relaxing. But the Arab world understands the message, presumably as well as the White House PR experts.The Text of Feiglin's Speech:
President Obama, both here in Israel and in your land, your obvious attempt to degrade Prime Minister Netanyahu and the State of Israel has been interpreted as an endeavor to find favor in the eyes of the Arabs. After all, Moslems admire those who dare show their enemies the soles of their shoes. U.S. Raises White FlagBut there is something much deeper here than just a cynical sacrifice of Israel in exchange for American interests in the Arab world. The real significance of your Cairo speech and your declared Mid-East policy is that eight years after 9/11, the United States – under your leadership – has raised a white flag before radical Islam, has joined the evil axis, and is at the forefront of the attack against the State of Israel. The entire world looks on as the president of the United States bows and acquiesces to cruel dictators - while he simultaneously tramples the Israeli prime minister who is showing signs of weakness – in a decidedly uncivilized manner.VA: Uranium Mine Could Use Three Billion Gallons Of Water Per Year
The proposed uranium mining and milling project planned for the Chatham area could take more than three billion gallons of water per year from the Roanoke River Basin.W.Va. energy industry under attack
The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce is urging the state’s congressional delegation to speak out against a war on domestic energy that is being waged by the new leadership team in Washington.Author says it is time for a "new world order"
Leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives are advancing climate change legislation that will impose new regulations and lead to substantial hikes in energy prices, particularly for electricity generated from coal-fired power plants. H.R. 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACES Act), is being considered by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Among the key provisions in the 932-page legislation are ones to reduce emissions of “global warming pollution,” establish a cap-and-trade system, and encourage carbon capture technologies.
In addition, several departments of the Obama Administration have initiated regulatory actions against the state’s coal mining industry, and these actions pose serious implications for the continued viability of much of the mining and mine-related jobs in our state.
There's that fuckin' phrase again, this time from a new agey type babblewanker.
Everybody wants to rule the world.
Former FEMA Director to Address Homeland Insecurity
Brown is slated to keynote the annual event’s general session on Sept. 1 in San Diego, presenting a talk focusing on three primary themes: Communicating in a Crisis, Making Things Work When All the Wires Are Cut, and Homeland Insecurity...N.Korea accuses Obama of nuclear war plot
North Korea has accused US President Barack Obama of plotting a nuclear war on the communist nation by reaffirming a US assurance of security for South Korea, the North's state media said.
In a first official response to last week's US-South Korean summit, the state-run weekly Tongil Sinbo said in its Saturday edition Obama and South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak "are trying to ignite a nuclear war".
"The US-touted provision of 'extended deterrence, including a nuclear umbrella' (for South Korea) is nothing but 'a nuclear war plan,'" Tongil Sinbo said.
A North Korean ship that the United States is shadowing is likely headed for Myanmar, South Korean television reported on Sunday. YTN channel quoted a South Korean intelligence source as saying the final destination of the Kang Nam looks to be Myanmar, after leaving a North Korean port on Wednesday. North Korea has raised tensions in the region in the past months by test-firing missiles, restarting a plant to produce arms-grade plutonium and holding a May 25 nuclear test, which put it closer to having a working nuclear bomb.Police disperse protesters after clashes in China
Hundreds of baton-wielding police dispersed protesters and cordoned off a city hotel in central China Sunday after a young man's mysterious death sparked unrest, a local official and a witness said. About 1,000 people had gathered in Hubei province's Shishou city since Friday, angered by the death of 24-year old Tu Yuangao, whose body was found Wednesday evening in front of the hotel, the official Xinhua News Agency said.Good-neighbourly relations between Russia & China
Xinhua said Tu worked as a chef at the hotel and some residents believed he was killed by gangsters or by the hotel's boss, who is related to the city mayor. More than 200 people were injured in the clashes between police and residents outside the hotel, according to a Hong Kong-based rights group, the Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy.
Won't you be my neighbor......
Militarization of Space
On June 17, immediately after the historical ninth heads of state summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Yekaterinburg, Russia on the preceding two days, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Chinese President Hu Jintao announced that their nations were drafting a joint treaty to ban the deployment of weapons in outer space to be presented to the United Nations General Assembly.Sure.
A statement by the presidents reflected a common purpose to avoid the militarization of space and said: "Russia and China advocate peaceful uses of outer space and oppose the prospect of it being turned into a new area for deploying weapons"
Polar-Orbiting Environmental Satellites
Ha Ha HA!
See, this is not weapon of war, tovarich.... it is a polar orbiting environmental satellite which we deploy for peaceful humanitarian purposes only! Also please notice how it shows also big Soviet commitment to peaceful uses of outer space!
Russia ready to reduce nuclear arms: Medvedev
"We are ready to reduce the number of our strategic defence arms several times compared to START 1," Medvedev told journalists in Amsterdam, referring to the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty Russia is re-negotiating with the US.Russia, Again Evading History
HA HA HA!
I do not evade history, stupid headline.
I invade it.
The Russian government has intensified its attempts to perfect the nation's past. The Defense Ministry posted an academic article on its Web site arguing that Hitler's territorial claims on Poland were "moderate" and "can hardly be referred to as unsubstantiated." After Poland rejected these claims, seeking "to gain a great power status," the article went on, it was only natural that Germany would attack -- starting World War II. When the article became the subject of news coverage, sparking discussion at home and abroad, it was removed from the site.
BRIC must shape new economic order: Medvedev
STFU with that phrase again! Eleventy!
Iran, Turkmenistan start new round of gas talks
UAE: $100m Projects in Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan and Belarus have many things in common
HA HA HA!
You make big mistake.
Soon I show you what you have in common.
EU Leaders to Create Financial Regulatory Body
Will Warren Buffett Be Forced to Become Chairman of Goldman Sachs?
In August 1991, Salomon Brothers was about to go under, because the U.S. government was planning to revoke the company's license to trade U.S. Treasury securities, the firm's bread and butter business because of blatant trading violations.Into the breach stepped Warren Buffett, the firm's largest investor, whose appointment to Chairman quickly reassured the crowd.Obama Defends Proposed New Agency
If You Can't Fire Them, Co-Opt Them
JPMorgan to record $1.1 billion charge in 2Q
It’s been a tough week for Inspectors General. News of President Obama’s firing of Gerald Walpin, an act that stinks of crony protectionism on the part of the White House, was followed by the revelation that another Inspector General were given the boot by the International Trade Commission. Then we find that the TARP watchdog, Neil M. Barofsky, was challenged by the Treasury while he was investigating those fabled AIG bonuses:Department lawyers had sent a message to Barofsky, special inspector general for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, suggesting that lawyer-client privilege could restrict some of his inquiries. Within a day, Barofsky was assured there would be no impediment to his audits, and all requested documents were provided to his office. But the proximity of the department’s challenge to Barofsky’s investigation has raised concerns about the timing of the two events. And though the matter was resolved for the AIG inquiries, it leaves open the possibility of conflict in the future as audits of the massive program multiply. Asked why Barofsky’s legal authority was challenged by the department just as the AIG inquiry began, Treasury Department spokesman Andrew Williams said: “It is entirely a coincidence.”
Sure it was. He was looking at Treasury..... [SNIP]
Treasury: no decision yet on bank stock warrants
North Carolina, Georgia, Kansas Bank Seizures Cost $363 Million
Treasury's Got Bill Gross on Speed Dial
Amid all of this, Mr. Gross and his firm are trying to shape the government’s response to the economic crisis. He is one of the most fervent supporters of the Obama administration’s plan to enlist private investors to help bail out the nation’s ailing banks and try to revive the economy.Calif. jobless rate climbs to record 11.5 percent
Key Citi Exec Leaves for MasterCard: TARP Strikes Again
Soros Pledges $100 Million to Charities in Ex-Soviet Republics
The FT, which broke the story, carries this statement from Soros:
"The political risk is very severe and the rise of the chauvinistic, xenophobic far right is a disturbing development," said Mr Soros, in a reference to the advances made by extremist parties in the recent European parliament elections, including Jobbik in Hungary, the Slovak National Party and the Greater Romania Party."The EU must do more in terms of providing support, including financial support. The International Monetary Fund programmes [launched in Hungary, Ukraine, Latvia and about five other countries] are very severe in terms of cutting budgets. The EU must solidify support for EU values," said Mr Soros.
Whisking sham bonds through the Alps...
A funny thing recently happened at the Italian-Swiss border. Italian authorities found a briefcase filled with $134.5 billion in U.S. government bonds. While this now appears to be merely a massive counterfeiting case, initial worries were that a major nation clandestinely attempted to unload a staggering sum of genuine U.S. dollar securities.Gay activists impatient with Obama and Congress
Beware the wrath of impatient Gayhadis.
Hiram Monserrate likens himself to Jesus
Ethiopia rejects Somali request
A chief figure in the fight for the state Senate on Saturday invoked Jesus Christ while another proclaimed himself the target of a political "jihad."
Sen. Hiram Monserrate (D-Queens), who briefly aligned himself with the Republicans before jumping back across the aisle to deadlock the Senate 31-31, appeared with other lawmakers at the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network.
Speaking on Sharpton's radio show, Monserrate commented, "You know, I'm never gonna compare myself to anyone in the biblical context."
And then ... he did.
"I remember Jesus himself, when he saw that in the temple there were merchants setting up shop, [he] began to turn over a few tables along the way ... to get the people's business done right," Monserrate said.
Ethiopia has refused a request by Somalia for military support to fight insurgents, saying such an intervention would need an international mandate.The Somali authorities have been battling Islamist insurgents who control much of the country. The speaker of Somalia's parliament had earlier urged neighbouring countries to send troops within 24 hours.Nigeria Militants: Shell Off-Shore Oil Field Attacked
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