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  • Arrest of Kenyan Exposes Massive Global Arms Trade

    02/25/2002 8:08:26 PM PST · by Wallaby · 8 replies · 1,121+ views
    Africa News | February 25, 2002 | The East African
    Not for commercial use. Solely to be used for the educational purposes of research and open discussion. Arrest of Kenyan Exposes Massive Global Arms Trade The East African Africa News February 25, 2002 Monday Kenya L AST WEEKEND'S arrest of Kenyan-born Sanjivan Ruprah, who is alleged to be a part of a major arms smuggling operation to Africa, has brought into the open the extent of the multi-million dollar illegal business. The whereabouts of Bout remain unknown. Some media reports say he is in Moscow, while others say he is in the Congo or the United Arab Emirates. An international ...
  • Say "Goodbye" to the Dollar

    04/15/2011 5:47:32 AM PDT · by JRNyquist · 52 replies · 1+ views
    JRNyquist.com ^ | april 15, 2011 | Jeff Nyquist
    .. inadequacies and deficiencies of the existing international monetary and financial system.. In 1998 Russian Foreign Minister Yevgeny Primakov, a strategist and master spy, conceived of an economic alliance between Russia, India and China. The purpose of this combination was to counter the international influence of the United States. By now it should be apparent that Russia and China intend to launch an attack against the U.S. dollar. Do we yet realize that such an attack is possible? And have we reckoned the political consequences?
  • Putin Says Decision on ‘Reunification’ of Georgia ‘Already Decided’

    11/17/2009 7:25:57 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 26 replies · 1,398+ views
    Eye on Eurasia ^ | November 17, 2009 | Paul Goble
    Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who has often described the collapse of the Soviet Union as “the greatest tragedy” of the 20th century, has now said that the “reunification” of Georgia has “already been decided,” a suggestion some of his listeners believe was a call for restoring Moscow’s control over Georgia and even the former USSR as a whole. In an intriguing commentary published in yesterday’s “Gazeta,” Bozhena Rynska describes both the celebration of the 80th birthday of longtime Soviet and Russian official Yevgeny Primakov and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s two very different toasts on that occasion (www.gazeta.ru/column/rynska/3287611.shtml). The celebration took...
  • Russian firms back govt 'dictatorship' over banks

    11/11/2008 2:18:40 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies · 83+ views
    Reuters ^ | Nov 11, 2008 | Oleg Shchedrov
    Yevgeny Primakov, who led Russia's government as it emerged from its previous financial crisis 10 years ago, said a "state dictatorship" was required to ensure tens of billions of dollars flowed through banks to their intended recipients in industry. "Our biggest concern is that the thrombosis of credit lines and the rise in banks' rates is leading to falling production," said Primakov, chairman of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Trade, which unites and represents various Russian businesses. In an address to President Dmitry Medvedev at a Kremlin meeting attended by the heads of regional chambers, he said the rescue...
  • Don't Cry for Russia - The world's unlikeliest "victim."

    08/28/2008 4:19:26 PM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies · 100+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 09/01/2008 | Cathy Young
    As Russian tanks rumble through Georgia, and Western pundits talk of the "new Cold War," one trope keeps reappearing in their discourse. Russia's newly aggressive stance, we are told, is partly our fault: After the fall of Communism, the West went out of its way to humiliate and trample Russia instead of treating it as a partner--and now, an oil-powered Russia is striking back. "Russia's litany of indignities dates to the early 1990s when the Soviet empire collapsed," Samantha Power, a professor at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and former Barack Obama adviser, wrote in Time. "A bipolar universe gave...
  • The Real Terror Paymasters

    10/21/2007 2:24:07 PM PDT · by ThePythonicCow · 17 replies · 495+ views
    The New American ^ | September 3, 2007 | William F. Jasper
    In 1972, the Kremlin decided to turn the whole Islamic world against Israel and the U.S. As KGB chairman Yuri Andropov told me, a billion adversaries could inflict far greater damage on America than could a few millions. In the quote above, Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa, head of the DIE, the KGB’s little sister in communist Romania, reveals a conversation he had with chairman Andropov, the Soviet leader. “We needed to instill a Nazi-style hatred for the Jews throughout the Islamic world,” Andropov told Pacepa, “and to turn this weapon of the emotions into a terrorist bloodbath against Israel...
  • Kissinger-led U.S. group attends closed debate at Putin home

    07/13/2007 5:17:42 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies · 516+ views
    rian.ru ^ | 07/13/ 2007
    NOVO-OGARYOVO (Moscow Region), July 13 (RIA Novosti) - A group of Russian and U.S. dignitaries gathered Friday at the presidential residence near Moscow behind closed doors in a bid to repair shattered ties. The panel called "Russia-USA: A Look Into the Future," led by former U.S. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger and former Russian Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov, declined to comment on the first Moscow session, but said it was a successful beginning to a series of high-level meetings. "We discussed many issues. Our goal was not to get media coverage, score public relations points, or press home any...
  • Primakov: No Peace in the Region Without Syria

    10/29/2006 2:42:31 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies · 337+ views
    sana.org ^ | October 29, 2006
    Former Russian Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov expressed conviction that peace in the middle East cannot be established without Syria, calling for ending the occupation of the Syrian Golan to achieves this peace. In a lecture he delivered Sunday evening at al-Assad Public Library in Damascus on the occasion of the publication of his new book "The Middle East: The Known and Hidden", Mr. Primakov said it is necessary that peace should be comprehensive and Israel has to accept to return the occupied Syrian Golan. However, he asserted, Israel was not ready for such peace. Mr. Primakov added that Russia had...
  • Russia-Islam conference condemns US domination

    09/01/2006 2:10:01 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 45 replies · 842+ views
    zeenews.com ^ | Aug 31, 2006
    Kazan(Russia), Aug 31: Officials and religious figures from Russia and more than a dozen Islamic countries kicked off a conference here that organizers said was aimed at deepening their dialogue and defending a "multipolar" world in the face of US power. "Values cannot be imposed by force," Mintimer Shaimiyev, President of Russia`s mainly Muslim republic of Tatarstan where the three-day conference was being held, said in an opening address to delegates. "The example of Iraq has shown that democracy can only be the result of internal development. Liberal values can`t be exported like cars. A multipolar world without a system...
  • A New, Improved Global Test

    11/29/2004 5:07:38 PM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 11 replies · 707+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | November 29, 2004 | BENNY AVNI
    The next feud between America's freedom and democracy hawks and old United Nations diplomats will likely develop this week with the release of a much-anticipated report. Ordered by Secretary-General Annan, it was prepared by a panel of 16 former world movers and shakers now in their 70s, who will undoubtedly be hailed at Turtle Bay as wise men, and derided elsewhere as has-beens. Men who held previous posts like Russian foreign minister and Saddam champion Yevgeny Primakov, British U.N. envoy David Hannay, or current Arab League chief Amr Moussa, are not going to excite anyone looking for fresh insights into...
  • Hamas walks away with the whole pie - Russia did not call on Hamas to recognize Israel

    03/05/2006 3:39:00 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 45 replies · 863+ views
    Jerusalem Newswire ^ | March 5th, 2006 | Ryan Jones
    Hamas' visit to Moscow at the weekend couldn't have been more successful. The terror group that now controls the Palestinian Authority managed to gain international legitimacy from one of the world's leading powers and held off all efforts to persuade it to drop its core beliefs and recognize the Jewish state. That is assuming there were any such efforts. Reuters reports that on Friday: "Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told a Hamas delegation it must recognise Israel's right to exist and abide by interim peace deals." But according to Mohammed Nazzal, a senior member of Hamas' delegation who spoke to...
  • Primakov & the missing WMDs

    03/05/2006 12:37:00 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies · 843+ views
    Dateline D.C. ^ | March 5, 2006
    Prior to the 1991 Persian Gulf War, Primakov was President Mikhail Gorbachev's special representative to Saddam. Gorbachev was out, Yeltsin was in and Primakov continued to prosper. He became Yeltsin's head of the KGB successor, the FSB, and remained there, a true hard-liner, until 1996 when he was made foreign minister. Two years later he was named prime minister, a job that, to the surprise of many, he kept for a whole year. Then, not retirement but the presidency of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry -- and the full trust of Vladimir Putin -- came Primakov's way. This...
  • Ex-Official: Russia Moved Saddam's WMD

    02/20/2006 11:29:29 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 84 replies · 3,548+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | February 19, 2006 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    A top Pentagon official who was responsible for tracking Saddam Hussein's weapons programs before and after the 2003 liberation of Iraq, has provided the first-ever account of how Saddam Hussein "cleaned up" his weapons of mass destruction stockpiles to prevent the United States from discovering them. "The short answer to the question of where the WMD Saddam bought from the Russians went was that they went to Syria and Lebanon," former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense John A. Shaw told an audience Saturday at a privately sponsored "Intelligence Summit" in Alexandria, Va. (www.intelligencesummit.org).
  • Dangerous liaisons: covert "love affair" between Russia and Hezbollah

    01/09/2006 5:20:47 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies · 1,191+ views
    AIA ^ | Michel Elbaz
    The relations between Russia and the Shiite's religious leadership in Lebanon started to develop in the beginning of the seventies. The spiritual leader of the Lebanese Shia community, Imam Moussa Al-Sadr, visited Moscow in 1972 and asked Soviet authorities to issue humanitarian aid to his people. At the same time cooperation between the Marxist factions of the PLO that were active in Lebanon and Soviet military intelligence – GRU, intensified greatly. Several soviet officers (speaking fluent Arabic) even visited Palestinian terrorist training camps in the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon between 1972-1975. Using their connections in PLO they managed to establish...
  • FLASHBACK: "Russia Hid Saddam's WMDs" (Washington Times, 10/2/03)

    11/16/2005 10:51:27 PM PST · by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard · 48 replies · 1,277+ views
    The Washington Times (via FrontPageMag) ^ | October 2, 2003 | Ion Mihai Pacepa
    On March 20, Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced the U.S.-led "aggression" against Iraq as "unwarranted" and "unjustifiable." Three days later, Pravda said that an anonymous Russian "military expert" was predicting that the United States would fabricate finding Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov immediately started plying the idea abroad, and it has taken hold around the world ever since. As a former Romanian spy chief who used to take orders from the Soviet KGB, it is perfectly obvious to me that Russia is behind the evanescence of Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction. After all, Russia...
  • The Mitrokhin Archive II : The KGB and the World

    10/17/2005 7:56:57 AM PDT · by Valin · 23 replies · 776+ views
    Asharq Al-Awsat. ^ | 10/17/05 | Amir Taheri
    The young girl is beautiful, and the Shah, receiving Iranian students during a visit to Paris, cannot but notice her. The man who heads the office for Iranian students abroad pushes the girl forward, and sings her praises to pin the Shah down in front of her. Love at first sight? Perhaps , perhaps not. But a few months later the student girl with a charming smile marries the Shah, in a One Thousand and One Night ceremony, to become Empress Farah Pahlavi. What neither the Shah nor Farah knew at the time, however, was that their “chance encounter” had...
  • Milosevic trial biased - former Russian premier

    09/27/2005 12:07:03 PM PDT · by jb6 · 3 replies · 297+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 27/ 09/ 2005
    MOSCOW, September 27 (RIA Novosti) - Former Russian Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov said Tuesday the Hague trial of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic, indicted for war crimes in the Kosovo War, was biased. Primakov, who also served as head of intelligence and currently is president of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said at the presentation of his new book, which comprises transcripts of Russian defense evidence at the Hague Tribunal: "It is hard to speak about the court's objectivity. The Tribunal is targeting a guilty verdict for Slobodan Milosevic." Primakov appeared as a defense witness at Milosevic's trial,...
  • The Return of the Soviet Union

    07/05/2005 9:41:19 AM PDT · by TheBigPicture · 21 replies · 4,050+ views
    Hudson Institute ^ | May 6, 2005 | David Satter
    May 6, 2005 The Return of the Soviet Union by David Satter When President Bush ascends the reviewing stand in Red Square on May 9 for ceremonies marking the 60th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany, he may find that his presence is being used less to mark a historic anniversary than to rehabilitate the Soviet Union. The anniversary has unleashed a wave of nostalgia for the Soviet Union. A report by the RIA press agency said, "all the veterans agree that the great love that the Soviet people had for their country and their belief in the righteousness...
  • After Putin, Putin?

    07/19/2005 6:54:30 AM PDT · by Alex Marko · 10 replies · 458+ views
    Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, has scarcely completed even three years of his second term in office. Yet there is intense and ongoing speculation by Russia's political elite and commentators of what will happen in 2008—given that the constitution limits Mr Putin to two consecutive terms. That the issue has such prominence is in part due to Mr Putin's own actions. He has helped create an unhealthy situation in which Russia's stability appears to depend overwhelmingly on one person. He has accumulated unrivalled powers and ensured the absence of any viable challengers or plausible successors. Institutional development has stagnated, and in...
  • ISLAM RELIGION OF PEACE: RUSSIAN-SAUDI FORUM

    05/29/2005 4:18:37 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies · 343+ views
    RIAN ^ | May 25, 2005
    MOSCOW, May 25 (RIA Novosti political commentator Marianna Belenkaya) - "Islam is a religion of peace," was the motto of a Russian-Saudi forum, which gathered in Moscow, May 24-25. "It came as a joint anti-terror operation," said Abdul-Khakim Sultygov, aide to Sergei Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister. Islam has no bearing on terrorism at all. To bring that point to the world once again, and work out an advice to the Muslim community on how to fight terrorism and anti-Muslim prejudice was the forum goal. An initial advice came from Alu Alkhanov, president of Chechnya. He called to establish an international...
  • Trilateral Alliance

    05/05/2005 5:33:28 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies · 317+ views
    NRO ^ | May 05, 2005 | Ilan Berman
    E-mail Author Send to a Friend <% printurl = Request.ServerVariables("URL")%> Print Version May 05, 2005, 7:54 a.m. Trilateral AllianceRussia, China, and India may be on a collision course with the U.S. By Ilan Berman Back in the fall of 1998, Russian premier Yevgenni Primakov threw down a gauntlet at the Clinton administration’s feet when, during a visit to New Delhi, he proposed the formation of a “strategic triangle” encompassing India, China, and Russia as a counterweight to the United States. Back then, Primakov’s grand plans did not find much purchase: Russia was in the throes of a disastrous economic...
  • Putin's Man in Africa Seen As 'Odd Choice'

    04/12/2005 10:41:42 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 235+ views
    AllAfrica ^ | April 12, 2005 | John Helmer
    Johannesburg THE recent appointment of a Russian expert on Asian affairs as President Vladimir Putin's emissary to Africa has puzzled African diplomats. The Kremlin has told Business Day that Nodari Simonia, 73, holds the official title of "special representative of the President of the Russian Federation on connections with the leaders of African countries". A foreign ministry source said Simonia was currently in charge of pre-paring government initiatives towards Africa, when Russia takes over the year-long chairmanship of the Group of Eight in July. Britain hold the chairmanship and has pursued a number of special Africa initiatives relating to regional...
  • Oil-for-food: The Russian Connection

    03/08/2005 8:33:52 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 375+ views
    CFP ^ | March 8, 2005 | Judi McLeod
    United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Yevgeny Primakov, working hand in hand on UN reform, are close friends. When Annan visited Moscow last April, he met first with Primakov and second with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Annan arrived in Moscow on Sunday, April 4, 2004 for what was described by Russian media as an early "working dinner" with Primakov, former President of the Russian Federation. Handpicked by Annan to "reform" the United Nations, Primakov has not surfaced in the probe into the ongoing oil-for-food scandal. Yet, information indicates that he could be the disgraced program’s top Russian connection. Primakov was...
  • The Bear Is Back: Russia’s Middle Eastern adventures

    02/19/2005 12:55:44 PM PST · by TapTheSource · 26 replies · 854+ views
    NRO ^ | Ilan Berman
    February 18, 2005 The Bear Is Back Russia’s Middle Eastern adventures. By Ilan Berman For decades, serious students of the Soviet Union and Russia have had one enduring credo: Watch Yevgeny Primakov. Since his days as the USSR's chief Middle East hand in the 1970s and 1980s, the wily KGB spymaster has been an accurate barometer of the Kremlin's strategic priorities, as well as Moscow's most adept practitioner of geopolitics. During the 1990s, as foreign minister (and subsequently as prime minister) in the government of Boris Yeltsin, Primakov championed a zero-sum foreign-policy approach toward the Middle East and Central Asia...
  • The Bear Is Back - Russia’s Middle Eastern adventures

    02/18/2005 2:48:48 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 17 replies · 655+ views
    NRO ^ | February 18, 2005 | Ilan Berman
    For decades, serious students of the Soviet Union and Russia have had one enduring credo: Watch Yevgeny Primakov. Since his days as the USSR's chief Middle East hand in the 1970s and 1980s, the wily KGB spymaster has been an accurate barometer of the Kremlin's strategic priorities, as well as Moscow's most adept practitioner of geopolitics. During the 1990s, as foreign minister (and subsequently as prime minister) in the government of Boris Yeltsin, Primakov championed a zero-sum foreign-policy approach toward the Middle East and Central Asia that was so successful that it earned a moniker: "The Primakov Doctrine." So when...
  • Russia's hydrocarbon geopolitics

    02/14/2005 9:31:36 AM PST · by robowombat · 2 replies · 344+ views
    Asia Times ^ | Feb 5, 2005 | Sergei Blagov
    Russia's hydrocarbon geopolitics By Sergei Blagov MOSCOW - Russia is moving towards building new geopolitical muscle based on its huge oil and gas riches: this week Moscow conceded that its policy, notably in the Middle East, has been strongly connected with energy considerations. "The situation in the Middle East influences the world economy, notably one sector in which Russia holds a special position, the energy sector. This and many other things determine our proactive approach in the Middle East," Russian President Vladimir Putin said after talks with visiting Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas on January 31. In response, Abbas told Putin...
  • CHAIRMEN OF RUSSIAN AND IRANIAN CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE PLAN TO CREATE RUSS-IRAN BUSINESS COUNCIL

    02/13/2005 9:36:53 AM PST · by Lessismore · 3 replies · 329+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 2005-02-13
    TEHRAN, February 13 (RIA Novosti) - On Sunday, Chairman of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Yevgeny Primakov, who arrived in Iran yesterday, will participate in a round of talks with high-ranking Iranian officials and will sign a series of documents on cooperation. Officials from the Russian Trade Mission in Iran told RIA Novosti that Mr. Primakov and his Iranian counterpart Ali Khamushi would sign an agreement on cooperation between respective chambers of commerce in the sphere of information exchange and initial an agreement on creation of the Russian-Iranian Business Council. Mr. Primakov is scheduled to meet with Adviser...
  • Annan met with UN reform pointman Yevgeny Primakov in Moscow when Oil-For-Food scandal broke

    01/31/2005 9:26:08 AM PST · by UpHereEh · 508+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | January 31, 2005 | Judy McLeod
    Did United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan hightail it to Moscow to check in with his handpicked UN reform man Yevgeny Primakov within weeks of William Safire’s New York Times expose on alleged scandal in the Oil-For-Food Program? The first of Safire’s groundbreaking Oil-For-Food investigative stories ran in mid-March, 2004. Here’s Annan’s Moscow itinerary as documented by The Russian Federation: "Annan arrived in Moscow on Sunday, April 4, 2004 where he had an early working dinner with Evgeni (sic) Primakov, former Prime Minister of the Russian Federation." On the following day, Annan visited the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, where...
  • Annan met with UN reform pointman Yevgeny Primakov in Moscow when Oil-For-Food scandal broke

    01/31/2005 9:48:39 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 1 replies · 607+ views
    CFP ^ | January 31, 2005 | CFP
    Did United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan hightail it to Moscow to check in with his handpicked UN reform man Yevgeny Primakov within weeks of William Safire’s New York Times expose on alleged scandal in the Oil-For-Food Program? The first of Safire’s groundbreaking Oil-For-Food investigative stories ran in mid-March, 2004. Here’s Annan’s Moscow itinerary as documented by The Russian Federation: "Annan arrived in Moscow on Sunday, April 4, 2004 where he had an early working dinner with Evgeni (sic) Primakov, former Prime Minister of the Russian Federation." On the following day, Annan visited the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, where...
  • Ex-KGB and STASI Chiefs To Work Under Chertoff

    01/18/2005 4:10:24 PM PST · by SkyRat · 26 replies · 1,095+ views
    Indymedia ^ | 16.12.2004 13:06 | Foreign Press Foundation
    Why have Soviet secret service 'KGB', General Yevgeni Primakov, as well as Markus Wolfe, the ex-boss of the ''STASI'', the equally feared former East German 'State Security Police' been hired by - and for - the US Gov't.? PEOPLE NOT UNDERSTANDING NOR SEEING THIS ''MENE TEKEL'' ARE BRAINWASHED BLIND... US: KGB and STASI reinforce Homeland Security. For whom? "These appointments have already been made" Dec. 16th - 2004 - If somebody would inform you, that the former Ex-head of the inhuman and despicable Soviet secret service 'KGB', General Yevgeni Primakov, as well as Markus Wolfe, the ex-boss of the ''STASI'',...
  • Get Ready for the USSA (The United Soviet States of America??

    12/10/2004 5:58:36 PM PST · by Whataday · 14 replies · 477+ views
    Al Martin raw ^ | 17 March 2004 | Al Martin
    Get Ready for the USSA (The United Soviet States of America) "Behind the Scenes in the Beltway" is published regularly online at Al Martin Raw, (http://www.almartinraw.com). (March 17) You will be happy to learn that the former head of the KGB (the secret police of the former Soviet Union), General Yevgeni Primakov, has been hired as a consultant by the US Department of Homeland Security. Do you think he will share his expertise in "security" to prepare US citizens for domestic internal passports under the pretense of fighting the never-ending "War on Terrorism"? CAPPS II is the name of the...
  • HIDDEN SECRETS OF THE U.N. (Worse than we thought!)

    12/21/2004 7:11:02 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 300+ views
    Private Email | DECEMBER 21, 2004 | CLIFF KINCAID
    Lee Feinstein of the Council on Foreign Relations was on MSNBC assuring the public that U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has a good record of supporting the U.S. Feinstein, a former Clinton administration official, said the only exceptions have been a few comments critical of U.S. policy in Iraq. But he indicated that now that the White House has endorsed Annan and he has announced that he wants to send U.N. personnel back into Iraq to help with the elections, the U.S.-U.N. relationship is back on track. In fact, however, Annan’s anti-American record is a long one. .... Made a deal...
  • Kofi's not the problem, the United Nations is

    12/08/2004 2:46:55 PM PST · by duckln · 18 replies · 467+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 12/8/02 | Pat Buchanan
    Kofi's not the problem, the United Nations is Posted: December 8, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 Creators Syndicate, Inc. For our well-mannered and beautifully tailored secretary general, these are not the halcyon days. Kofi Annan is sitting atop the smelliest scandal in U.N. history. Son Kojo appears to be in it up to his eyeballs. A female employee has charged a senior U.N. officer with sexual harassment, and Kofi pardoned the alleged groper. Peacekeepers in the Congo have allegedly assaulted women and girls. GOP Sen. Norm Coleman, no bomb-thrower, has, after seven months of investigating the U.N. oil-for-food scandal,...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
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    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Countdown may have begun - diplomats (Primakov in Iraq Before War)

    10/28/2004 5:39:51 AM PDT · by focusandclarity · 2 replies · 296+ views
    Gulf News.com ^ | February 27, 2004 | Mohammed Almezel
    The U.S. war against Iraq may have entered it final countdown phase with the arrival of General Tommy Franks, the head of the U.S. Central Command to Doha on Tuesday, western diplomats told Gulf News. "American military officials have told me recently that Franks' arrival in Doha means that we would be only 10 days away from war," said a Bahrain-based diplomat. The diplomat, who was speaking off the record, said he expected the second UN resolution, proposed on Monday by the U.S. and Britain, will be passed "narrowly" in the Security Council by March 7. "The resolution will not...
  • The Primakov Doctrine -- The Missing Link between Russia and Iraq?

    10/28/2004 5:35:24 AM PDT · by TFine80 · 1 replies · 1,302+ views
    Heritage Foundation ^ | December 15, 1997 | Ariel Cohen
    The "Primakov Doctrine": Russia's Zero-Sum Game with the United States Ariel Cohen, Ph.D. Senior Policy Analyst1 The Heritage Foundation FYI No. 167 December 15, 1997 Russian Foreign Minister Evgenii Primakov is claiming credit for calming Saddam Hussein during the recent Iraqi crisis. However, Primakov's role in temporarily defusing the crisis should be seen not as an exercise in diplomatic finesse, but as an important sign of Russia's new post-Cold War foreign policy and as part of a larger strategy to challenge America's leadership role in global security.2 The purpose of this strategy is to build a Eurasian counterbalance to the...
  • From KGB to MFA: Primakov...(1996 Background on Yevgeny Primakov and Iraq)

    10/28/2004 5:12:38 AM PDT · by focusandclarity · 3 replies · 268+ views
    CSIS Post Soviet Prospects, vol IV, #2, ^ | February, 1996 | by Marian Leighton
    "Primakov, as an Arabist and the principal architect of the Soviet alliance with Saddam Hussein, is likely to reinvigorate relations with old Soviet allies in the Middle East and Asia, especially Iraq, Syria, and India. Arms sales will be a major instrum ent of this effort. He may also favor the strengthening of relations with Iran, where, despite U.S. pressure, the Russians are going forward with plans to build nuclear reactors and are pursuing an apparently open-ended agreement on the deliveries of military hardware through 1999." "Primakov gained notoriety in the United States when he journeyed to Baghdad as Gorbachev...
  • Iraq Weapons Hunter Was Stymied By Albright

    10/07/2004 8:34:08 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 79 replies · 7,622+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/7/04 | Carl Limbacher
    United Nations - CIA-Iraq chief weapons inspector Charles Duelfer, whose report cast doubt on Bush administration claims that Saddam Hussein was hiding weapons of mass destruction, was blocked from reaching that same conclusion in 1999-2000 by the Clinton White House. Before officially joining the CIA weapons hunt earlier this year, Duelfer spent more than 8 years hunting WMD at the United Nations, first for the noted Swede Rolf Ekeus, than the flamboyant Aussie Richard Butler. Butler, known for his repeated clashes with Iraq officials, was eventually forced out of his U.N. job by the French and Russian ambassadors in June...
  • Many Helped Iraq Evade U.N. Sanctions On Weapons

    10/07/2004 8:03:05 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 7 replies · 593+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 10/08/04 | Craig Whitlock and Glenn Frankel
    Many Helped Iraq Evade U.N. Sanctions On Weapons By Craig Whitlock and Glenn Frankel Washington Post Foreign Service Friday, October 8, 2004; Page A01 BERLIN, Oct. 7 -- As part of its stealth effort to evade U.N. sanctions and rebuild its military, the Iraqi government under President Saddam Hussein found that it had no shortage of people around the world who were willing to help. Among them: a French arms dealer known only as "Mr. Claude," who made a surreptitious visit to Iraq four years ago to provide technical expertise and training. Mr. Claude worked for Lura, a French company...
  • Ex-spy fingers Russians on WMD

    08/24/2003 1:00:41 AM PDT · by Norm640 · 22 replies · 353+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 08-21-03 | Ion Mihai Pacepa
    <p>On March 20, Russian PresidentVladimir Putin denounced the U.S.-led "aggression" against Iraq as "unwarranted" and "unjustifiable." Three days later, Pravda said that an anonymous Russian "military expert" was predicting that the United States would fabricate finding Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov immediately started plying the idea abroad, and it has taken hold around the world ever since.</p>
  • Likely Iraqi Leader: Belarus Aided Saddam

    05/06/2003 12:21:13 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 1 replies · 171+ views
    Guardian ^ | 5/6/03
    MOSCOW (AP) - A likely appointee to the interim Iraqi government said Belarus should be called to account for allegedly providing military aid to Saddam Hussein in violation of United Nations sanctions. ``We have documents about this, and in any case we will raise this question in the U.N. Security Council and demand punishment for those Belarusian bureaucrats who took part in violating sanctions,'' Iyad Allawi, leader of the Iraqi National Accord, was quoted as saying in an interview published Tuesday in Vremya Novostei, a liberal independent daily. Allawi is one of five anti-Saddam leaders with whom U.S. officials have...
  • Sovietization of America

    04/25/2003 8:51:06 AM PDT · by steplock · 16 replies · 330+ views
    Charlotte-Focus on Freedom ^ | 22 April 2003 | Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt
    Thanks for getting this out. I revised my original article after having found out that Primakov was also a close friend of Saddam Hussein. Also a former Russian Premier! Check your latest email. Charlotte SOVIETIZATION of AMERICA PLEASE READ ***** PLEASE READ ***** PLEASE READ ***** Last paragraph: Enough said. I wonder if this news will be covered by Human Events, which refused to publish my article exposing the Reagan-Gorbachev agreements in 1985, or by National Review, or The Washington Times, or will it be covered by the likes of Limbaugh and Fox News? Don't hold your breath. -=-=-=-=- You...
  • Felgenhauer Right Again - Kremlin Listening to Bad Advice

    04/24/2003 8:33:59 AM PDT · by koba37 · 8 replies · 208+ views
    The Moscow Times ^ | 24 April 2003 | Pavel Felgenhauer
    Kremlin Taking Bad Advice By Pavel Felgenhauer A friend of mine, who often goes "behind the wall" to the Kremlin to advise President Vladimir Putin and his aides, told me a couple of days ago: "The crowd in the Kremlin still seems to be in the dark and dismayed over how America won in Iraq." As time passes, the true picture emerges of complete incompetence in military and political decision-making during the Iraqi crisis that led Russia to spoil relations with Washington and put the nation's future in serious jeopardy. A small group of officials -- Kremlin chief of staff...
  • FORMER RUSSIAN PREMIER/EX KGB HEAD TO WORK FOR HOMELAND SECURITY!

    04/23/2003 12:30:37 PM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 191 replies · 1,121+ views
    News with Views ^ | Charlotte Iserbyt
    Most of us are aware of the Reece Committee Hearings in 1953 during which Norman Dodd was told by the President of the Ford Foundation that the Foundation received its orders from the White House on how it should spend its tax-exempt monies. The orders were to spend the money to change America so it could be comfortably merged with the Soviet Union (Lenin's international socialism...world government, being implemented right now) President Eisenhower was President at the time, and in 1958 signed the first agreements with the Soviet Union at the peak of the Cold War, in various areas, including...
  • Saddam turned down last-minute Russian call to go

    04/11/2003 11:33:05 AM PDT · by kattracks · 19 replies · 213+ views
    Reuters | 4/11/03 | Clara Ferreira-Marques
    Saddam turned down last-minute Russian call to go By Clara Ferreira-Marques MOSCOW, April 11 (Reuters) - The veteran Kremlin envoy pleaded with Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein to step down only three days before the U.S. big guns opened up on Baghdad. The Iraqi strongman heard Yevgeny Primakov out, patted him on the shoulder...and then walked out of the room without another word. Saddam's defiant answer to Russia's last-minute top-secret mission to stave off the U.S.-led offensive against Iraq emerged late on Friday from Primakov, a former Russian prime minister and old friend of Iraq who had known Saddam for years....
  • In Russia, suggestions of a cultural change for the better

    06/15/2002 11:20:20 AM PDT · by Aleksandar Vojvoda · 1 replies · 163+ views
    Naples Daily News ^ | 8-3-98 | William Safire
    William Safire: In Russia, suggestions of a cultural change for the better Monday, August 3, 1998 By WILLIAM SAFIRE MOSCOW - I am not Yevgeny Primakov's favorite columnist. In a recent interview with my New York Times colleagues, Russia's foreign minister brandished a piece I wrote about his scheme to sell missiles to Cyprus - thereby to ignite a war between Greece and Turkey - and characterized it as "glupo." Although his interpreter gentled that down to "unwise," the Russian word means "stupid." The underlying reason for his irritation is probably a biographical aside I filed last year about his...