Serves him right of course but IMO every politician under the sun is likely just as guilty.
Olmert to face multiple corruption charges including fraud, breach of trust, falsifying corporate records, receiving illicit benefits and tax evasion charges.Israeli planes hit suspected Gaza tunnel building
Israeli aircraft bombed a building in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Sunday which the military said had been used by Palestinians to enter a tunnel and carry out cross-border attacks in Israel. The air strike, in which no one was hurt, took place in the early hours shortly after Hamas said unidentified Palestinians had set off explosive devices at two of its security compounds in Gaza City.US denies making deal with Israel
The United States has denied reports that it is in the process of agreeing to a deal with Israel to resume Palestinian-Israeli negotiations that would see Washington compromise on its position that all Israeli settlement construction should be completely frozen. Israeli media had reported that Washington might be willing to let Israel continue settlement construction in East Jerusalem in exchange for a temporary freeze on similar construction elsewhere in the West Bank.Iraq seeks water solution with Turkey and Syria
The water shortage is a big big problem. They must to have the Golan!
Neighboring countries use water for political reasons against Iraq, says Minister of Environment. Iraq, Syria, and Turkey, all of who have shared ground water resources, are set to meet in September to discuss water-related issues.Turkish FM to visit Iraq, Syria over bombing row
US Accuses Pakistan of Altering Missiles
The United States has accused Pakistan of illegally modifying American-made missiles to expand its capability to strike land targets, a potential threat to India, according to senior administration and Congressional officials.Pakistan: 8 Christians kidnapped for jizya ransom
Militants and criminals in Pakistan's lawless tribal belt have targeted minorities like Hindus, Sikhs and Christians. There have been several instances of members of minority communities being abducted for ransom or forced to pay 'jiziya', a tax levied on non-Muslims.Uranium mining in Pakistan
Islamabad—In a major and strategic development Pakistan has embarked upon a vital initiative to mine uranium from Shanawa Uranium Mine, District Karak in NWFP to cater to Uranium needs of the future nuclear power plants. This project is to cost Rs 3.348 billion and will be completed in 5 years by June 30, 2014,” a senior official at PAEC (Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission) on condition of anonymity told Pakistan Observer.Al-Qaida claims attack that injured Saudi prince
Al-Qaida claimed responsibility Sunday for a suicide attack that injured a Saudi prince and said the bomber — a wanted militant who had fled to Yemen — arrived on a royal jet after convincing the ruling family he wanted to surrender.Iran calls for regional meeting on Iraq security
The Iranian foreign minister on Saturday called for Iraq's neighbours to hold a meeting to discuss Iraqi security after Baghdad accused Syria of harbouring the planners of two massive bomb attacks. Separately, Turkey's foreign minister is to visit Iraq and Syria on Monday to try to soothe relations between the two.IRAN: Proposed education minister accused of making up his degrees
Karzai pulls ahead in Afghan polls
According to an investigation by a reformist website, Mowjcamp.com, Kamran Daneshjoo, Ahmadinejad's proposed minister of higher education, has lied about his academic credentials by claiming that he obtained British university degrees.
Major fraud allegations double in Afghan election
GM to form China venture, invest $293 million
Oy, how times change. See Beijing today in your Chevrolet....
War in Burma Approaching Chinese Border
The Burmese Army clashed with the Kokang Army in the Chinese District of Kokang on August 28. Chinese residents near the Chinese border said there was intense bombing near the border with bombs also falling on the Chinese side.Russia, Saudi Arabia 'set to finalise arms deal'
Saudi Arabia is close to signing a two-billion-dollar (1.4-billion-euro) deal to buy Russian arms, a Russian defence industry source was quoted as saying on Saturday. "Work is nearly complete on a set of contracts on the delivery of Russian arms and military technology to Saudi Arabia, with a total value of around two billion dollars," the source told Interfax news agency.Russian Army Officer Sentenced For Spying
"For many of these contracts, all the technical and financial details have practically been agreed, for others work is still ongoing," he added.Riyadh may purchase up to 150 helicopters -- 30 Mi-35 attack helicopters and up to 120 Mi-17 transport helicopters -- more than 150 T-90S tanks, around 250 BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles and "several dozen" air defence systems, the source said.Contracts for the sale of the tanks and the helicopters "could be signed as soon as this year," he told Interfax.
Colonel Mikhail Khachidze was found guilty of handing classified data to Georgia's secret services in exchange for $ 2,000.Russia: Suicide Bombing in Chechnya
Chechnya and Its Neighbors Suffer a Relapse
MOSCOW — Just a year ago, Russian authorities were so proud of their success at bringing order to the north Caucasus that they made Chechnya a stop for the Valdai Discussion Club, the handpicked group of Western analysts flown to Russia every year to hobnob with top officials. Two busloads of writers and academics were shuttled to the gigantic mosque built by President Ramzan A. Kadyrov in memory of his father, granted a wide-ranging interview with Mr. Kadyrov and allowed to stroll down the repaved, repainted and rebuilt streets of Grozny, the Chechen capital.The World According to Russia
Even the skeptics among them left impressed: calm, it seemed, had returned to Russia’s crucible of violence. That case is difficult to make after the summer of 2009. Explosions and shootings have been a daily occurrence in the region all summer. Between June and August, 436 people have been killed, compared with 150 during the same months in 2008.
What is the logic behind what one present-day U.S. diplomat in Moscow not authorized to speak on the record calls "Kremlin bipolar disorder"?Moscow Metro Refurbished With Praise For Stalin
Moscow has unveiled a refurbished metro station this week decorated with an inscription heaping praise on Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, sparking outrage from opposition and human rights groups.Qatari Diar launches project in Tajikistan
Luxury digs for the ummah's elite
New gas pipelines to China and Iran to strengthen Turkmen economy
FUNDS: Foreign investors remain sceptical about Kazakhstan
Video: Kazakhstan's nuclear curse
Goldman Sachs Is Bullish on Bipartisanship
LOL! One frog, two brands, mah proples.
Goldman's O'Neill Says Brazil Set to Grow 5%, Estado Reports
LOL! This from the asshole that invented the concept and coined the term BRICS. Of COURSE it is going to increase 5% according to him.
Goldman Sachs' Hedge Fund Report: A Must Read
Till they can make hedge funds sharia compliant they are screwed. TAKAFUL!
Both Sides of Abortion Debate Assemble for Bellevue Clinic Protest
Late term abortionist gives women the right to chose murder.
"Justifiable homicide to prevent abortions" defense lawyer takes Roeder's case
Roeder has court-appointed defense attorneys, but he apparently has now turned to Michael Hirsh, the lawyer who represented Paul Hill on appeal for killing a Florida abortion provider and his bodyguard in 1994. Hill was executed in 2003 after the Florida Supreme Court rejected Hirsh's argument that the judge should have allowed Hill to present to jurors his claim that the killings were justified to prevent abortions.Obama and the Kennedy Alumni Association
..round up the usual suspects.
Obama said that Sen. Edward Kennedy's "ideas and ideals are stamped on scores of laws and reflected in millions of lives." They are likely to be stamped on scores more. The Obama administration includes a number of prominent staffers who at one time served the late senator from Massachusetts....Obama's Court Jews: The Rise of J Street
Court Jews were so named because they were Jews who did favors for noblemen in exchange for prestige, social influence, and various privileges not available to other Jews. They were often more concerned with preserving their status and fortunes than in promoting the welfare of their less fortunate co-religionists, who usually faced severe bigotry, were mired in poverty, and walled into ghettoes. Because they so often rejected their brethren in order to achieve personal advantage, the term "court Jew" has become one of opprobrium.The Obamanable Bushman Cometh
The Obama administration is supporting efforts by the Saudi royal family to defeat a long-running lawsuit seeking to hold it liable for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.Military To Work With FEMA During Swine Flu Pandemic
Oh enough already with the ubiquitous clandestine mysterious impending freaking porcine "pandemic". Yeah OK. That's why.
Obama wants control of "the internets"
Render unto Seizer, MFers
FCC Cable Regulation Defeated In Court, Again
Apple says it's not to blame for 'exploding' iPhones
AHAHA! These must be Islamic phones. Technoelectrohoopletwank Jihad!
Bob Dylan's GPS joke taken seriously by NYT, Washington Post, well...pretty much everyone but me...
He started a joke.... AHA go Zimmy
Nuclear waste now stored outside reactor
After decades of national debate over what to do with spent nuclear fuel, and with no resolution in sight, the Kewaunee nuclear power plant in northeastern Wisconsin finally ran out of storage space inside the plant. So over the past week, Kewaunee workers have begun storing radioactive waste in casks on the grounds of the reactor, a short distance from the shores of Lake Michigan.Shot at nuclear fuel truck troubles watchdog group
Shotgun damage to a truck carrying uranium fuel rods to a Texas nuclear power plant last year posed little, if any, immediate radiation danger, but it highlights potential problems the industry could face, a nuclear power industry watchdog says. The shotgun damage was discovered on the driver's side of the truck on the morning of Sept. 20, as it delivered eight uranium fuel rods to the South Texas Project nuclear power plant near Bay City, according to a safety report filed at the plant last year. The driver of the truck, operated by the Utah firm EnergySolutions, said he heard what sounded like a tire blowout several hours earlier while driving through another state. He stopped the truck to check but didn't see the door damage.Chevron, Ecuador and a clash of cultures
Bible Dudes: Archaeology and the Bible
Yosemite fire burning out of control
Los Angeles Forest Fires Threaten FoothillsEarly Morning Earthquakes in South Carolina
6.8 quake - SAMOA ISLANDS REGION
4.9 quake - Solomon Islands area
5.0 Mb - SOUTH OF MARIANA ISLANDS
5.2 quake - NORTHERN QINGHAI, CHINA
Another 5.2 - NORTHERN QINGHAI, CHINA
5.1 Mb - NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
4.6 quake - IRAN-IRAQ BORDER REGION
5.0 quake - OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICO
4.9 quake - EAST CENTRAL PACIFIC OCEAN