We can hardly imagine what pressures are brought to bear on a young president to make sure he does not use the theoretical powers of the presidency to overturn any of the apple-carts of the military/industrial complex (or missile-carts or whatever they may be). But we know that they work.
We know because we heard President Barack Obama say this morning in Oslo, as he accepted the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009, "war is sometimes necessary." Not only now, but in the future, nations "will find the use of force not only necessary but morally justified." This is "a recognition of history," he... Read More
Ahmadinejad: ‘Israel Can't Do a Thing to Stop Iran'Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Wednesday Israel and its Western backers "cannot do a ... thing to stop Iran's nuclear work." In a televised speech at an Iranian uranium conversion plant in Isfahan, Ahmadinejad rejected the "illegal" censure of his nation by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). He said the agency was "under pressure from a few superficially powerful countries."The IAEA passed a resolution Friday denouncing Iran for constructing a secret enrichment plant near the city of Qom. Tehran responded by announcing... Read More
Five British sailors have been detained by Iranian authorities after their racing yacht was stopped by the Iranian navy while sailing from Bahrain to Dubai. The racing yacht named the Kingdom Of Bahrain is owned by Sail Bahrain, was crewed by nine men including the five Britons. The yatch was apprehended last Wednesday after it set sail from Bahrain to Dubai. The boat is believed to have strayed off international waters, when it broke its propeller.
The detention of the men was made public yesterday by Britain's Foreign Office, though the officials said that they had contacted the Iranian... Read More
Another American president is trying to find a middle ground between the rock of the right-wing hawks and the hard place of the left-wing pacifists. Another American president is trying to be a little bit at war by dribbling troops into a far place, using borrowed money, to fight and die for no clear purpose. Another American president is trying to stake out high moral ground with both feet sunk deep in the sewer of a partnership with a corrupt government. Welcome to Afghanistan.
Last Friday, Bill Moyers did a great service to the country, on his PBS program Bill Moyers Journal, by playing... Read More
It’s here and it’s real. The US President Barack Obama has finally let the cat out of his bag. He has announced the much awaited decision on troop numbers on Sunday night, a White House spokesman said. Though the formal plan in terms of troop numbers and other logistics will be announced on Tuesday, the current announcement confirms the earlier resolve by the US President, to "finish the job" in Afghanistan.
The Associated Press quoting White House spokesman Robert Gibbs reported, that Mr. Obama held an unannounced meeting on Sunday night with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Senior... Read More
British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown has finally made it official. The British PM has raised "real concerns about Sri Lanka's bid" to host 2011 Commonwealth summit. The 60th Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, being held in Port of Spain starts on Friday where one of the key issues will be the choice of the 2011 venue.
Sources close to the PM's office voiced his concerns about the way the Sri Lankan government handled the recent war and the impact on civilians. "We simply cannot be in a position where Sri Lanka - whose actions earlier this year had a huge impact on civilians, leading... Read More
The main lesson the world learned from the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident was that even a relatively small radioactive discharge can cause a disaster over a wide area. And this lesson has been taken in by the Arab world, which fears Iran’s atomic ambition. Yet, Iran hopes to use this fear in its move to become the regional superpower.
Arab leaders knows if Iran, or anyone else for that matter, attacked Israel with nuclear weapons, bordering states such as Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and especially the Palestinians could be destroyed as well. Shock waves and atomic radiation know no borders.... Read More
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I believe that someday all military operations will be reduced and we will be able to make agreements using international negotiations. War never changes things to better, never!
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