The United States is trying to persuade its NATO partners to commit 10,000 additional troops for Afghanistan as part of President Obama’s strategy for the region. President Obama previously indicated a quick close to the Afghanistan war. A formal strategy on Afghanisatn is expected to emerge by next week. Sources also reported possible additional U.S. troop deployment to the tune of 35,000 in 2010. U.S. has currently about 71,000 troops stationed in Afghanistan.
While the U.S. is trying to get allies commitment on 10,000 troops, reports suggest that the allies are willing... Read More
President Obama on his visit to Asia has been a trend-changer on many accounts. In a zeal to “strengthen” tied with China, US seems to have stepped in the wrong alley. After US-China released a joint press statement making reference to Indo-Pakistani relations and sending message that U.S. is fine with the idea of a third party intervention in the talks between the two nations (India-Pakistan); officials of U.S. embassy in India, State and Foreign Department are now on an explanation spree.
India on Wednesday reacted sharply to the joint statement. India has always been very critical... Read More
The sixty-foot "Wall Across Wilshire" was painted by local artists including Shepard Fairey, the creator of the "Hope" poster in support of Obama's 2008 presidential campaign. The tearing down of the wall, which was placed between the Variety building and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in the Miracle Mile shortly before midnight, was the conclusion of a month-long exhibit put on by Culver City-based Wende Museum.
The Wende Museum houses Cold War era artifacts and last month installed a 40 foot section of the original Berlin Wall in front of the Variety building -- the longest stretch... Read More
La Familia formed in the 1980s as a group of vigilantes with the purpose of bringing order to Michoacan (a central Mexican State)and to help and proctect the poor. La Familia emerged to the foreground in the 1990s as the Gulf Cartel's paramilitary group and trained with Los Zetas, The group splintered in 2006 into a group drug traffincking operation itself. have ties with the Sinaloa cartel.
La Familia a Faith based cartel is described as a pseudo evangelical cult and they may have ties with devotees of the New Jerusalem religious movement. Nazario Moreno Gonzalez (A.K.A El Mas... Read More
The Ash Grove Foundation in its ongoing series of “Beyond November” community events will honor the 45th Anniversary of The Resistance draft resisters movement with “Resistance Then, Resist Now!” on Sunday, October 25th at Arlington West in Santa Monica, 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. Admission is free. The event also honors Arlington West and Veterans for Peace. Arlington West is a temporary memorial erected every Sunday on the beach by Veterans For Peace, immediately north of the Santa Monica Pier: http://www.arlingtonwestsantamonica.org/.
The Resistance was an organization of draft resisters... Read More
Drug Prohibition is Financing Terrorist Activities at an Annual Half Billion Dollars“Drug Decriminalization in Portugal, Lessons for Creating Fair and Successful Drug Policies” is the title of Glenn Greenwald’s comprehensive CATO Institute evaluation of Portugal’s six years (2001-2007) of enormous success with total decriminalization of all drugs. Combined with offering treatment, this policy has actually become even more admired in Portugal. Their drug policy is that drug use is just an administrative infringement with no criminal penalties, but dealing drugs is still a crime. Portugal now... Read More
Tout le monde s’en souvient, en juin 2007, la RTBF (Radio-Télévision belge de la Communauté francophone) avait diffusé une vidéo de la conférence de presse du Président Sarkozy, lors du sommet du G8, montrant l’intéressé balbutiant, comme sous l’effet de l’alcool (cf. La vérité sur Sarkozy et la vidéo du G8).
Samedi, la télévision belge a réédité son exploit en suivant, jeudi, le premier déplacement de Nicolas Sarkozy depuis son malaise,... Read More
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