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  • Prime Minister’s Office evacuated after suspicious package found

    10/16/2013 11:10:31 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 5 replies
    National Post ^ | October 16, 2013
    The Langevin Block, the building across from Parliament Hill that houses the Prime Minister’s Office, was evacuated Wednesday morning amid reports of a suspicious person and package in the area. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was not in the building. Police also closed Wellington Street, the street in front of the Parliament Buildings, for two blocks, and taped off roads in the area. RCMP officers were questioning a man who was put into a police cruiser. A joint RCMP-Ottawa police team that deals with potentially hazardous materials was called to the scene. The Conservative government’s throne speech was to be delivered...
  • Malaysian Prime Minister to non Muslims: Stop resisting Islam

    07/28/2011 10:14:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 7/28/11 | The Anti-Jihadist
    Malaysia's mainstream media, being entirely government owned, often encodes 'sensitive' matters like 'race' and 'racism' (in actuality religious apartheid and Islamic supremacism) in a curious kind of double-talk, language that seeks to obfuscate reality rather than clarify it. Doublespeak usually characterizes governments which actively discourage critical thought and an informed citizenry. Malaysia and its government are no different. Today's government broadsheet, as usual, prominently figures Prime Minister Najib's latest broadside. Najib's words is full of typically Malaysian double-talk. In the interests of clarification and the truth, it's time to translate Najib's words and see what he really means. From "PM:...
  • Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister calls for bombing of Israel

    03/21/2011 3:38:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/21/11 | Ed Lasky
    Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister has called for the bombing Of Israel. Michael Rubin reports at Commentary Contentions After assuring both Libyans and Turks that Turkey was not involved in airstrikes on Libya, Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç, of Turkey, said, "We wish that the United Nations had made such resolutions and countries had taken action in the face of incidents in Gaza, Palestine and the other regions This is exactly the problem I thought might arise from President Obama's endorsement of the trendy principle of "Responsibility to Protect". In yesterday's blog, "The Rise of Samantha Power and the risks for...
  • Japan names outspoken populist Naoto Kan as new PM

    06/04/2010 5:38:37 AM PDT · by paudio · 3 replies · 550+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 6/4/10 | TOMOKO A. HOSAKA
    Japan's parliament elected outspoken populist Naoto Kan as prime minister Friday, handing the political veteran the immediate task of rallying his party and reclaiming its mandate for change before elections next month. Kan succeeds Yukio Hatoyama, who stepped down Wednesday after squandering the public's high hopes with broken campaign promises, including moving a U.S. Marine base off Okinawa island, and financial scandals.
  • (Japanese PM) Hatoyama announces resignation (because of USMC Okinawa base agreement)

    06/02/2010 2:03:31 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies · 404+ views
    UPI Asia ^ | 6/1/2010
    TOKYO, June 1 (UPI) -- Embattled Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama announced his decision to step down Wednesday after only eight months in office. The leader of the Democratic Party of Japan, which he helped come to power last September after the August elections, announced his decision at a general assembly of party lawmakers, Kyodo News reported. The prime minister's ruling coalition has seen its public approval ratings plunge in recent months. Things came to a head after the Social Democratic Party, a coalition partner, decided to leave over the government's accord allowing the U.S. Marine base's air station to...
  • Japanese Prime Minister may resign 'within 48 hours'

    06/01/2010 6:11:59 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 11 replies · 316+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/1/2010
    Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama may step down within the next 48 hours amid growing public and political resentment at his handling of the relocation of a US Marines Corps base in Okinawa. Japanese Prime MInister Yukio Hatoyama Mr Hatoyama is scheduled to have showdown talks with Ichiro Ozawa, the secretary general of the Democratic Party of Japan, on Tuesday evening. Mr Ozawa is widely considered to be the party's kingmaker and the meeting may well determine the prime minister's political fate. Earlier on Tuesday, Mr Hatoyama said he was willing to stay on as prime minister, despite growing criticism...
  • Report: Japan's prime minister to resign-Marine base in Okinawa, falling poll numbers to blame...

    06/01/2010 6:15:54 PM PDT · by John W · 49 replies · 2,139+ views
    MSNBC ^ | June 1, 2010 | MSNBC
    TOKYO - Japanese prime minister Yukio Hatoyama has said he intends to resign, a media report said Wednesday. Public broadcaster NHK said that Hatoyama told his party executives he intended to step down over his broken campaign promise to move a U.S. Marine base off the southern island of Okinawa.
  • New Pattern Found in Prime Numbers

    05/10/2009 5:17:09 PM PDT · by decimon · 55 replies · 2,355+ views
    PhysOrg.com ^ | May 8th, 2009 | Lisa Zyga
    In a recent study, Bartolo Luque and Lucas Lacasa of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in Spain have discovered a new pattern in primes that has surprisingly gone unnoticed until now. They found that the distribution of the leading digit in the prime number sequence can be described by a generalization of Benford’s law. In addition, this same pattern also appears in another number sequence, that of the leading digits of nontrivial Riemann zeta zeros, which is known to be related to the distribution of primes. Besides providing insight into the nature of primes, the finding could also have applications...
  • France Calls For New Iraq Prime Minister

    08/26/2007 5:49:57 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 504+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-27-2007 | Peter Allen
    France calls for new Iraq prime minister By Peter Allen in Paris Last Updated: 1:16am BST 27/08/2007 France's foreign minister risked fracturing his country's new relationship with America yesterday, by calling for Nouri al-Maliki, the Iraqi prime minister, to be replaced. Nouri al-Maliki, the Iraqi prime minister In an interview published in the American magazine Newsweek, Bernard Kouchner, who visited Baghdad last week, said: "I just had (Condoleezza Rice, the US Secretary of State) on the phone 10 or 15 minutes ago, and I told her, 'Listen, he's got to be replaced'. "Many people believe the prime minister ought to...
  • TV-Review Miss USA 2007 and the Movie "Prime"

    03/26/2007 4:39:01 AM PDT · by Fishtalk · 10 replies · 736+ views
    The Kaitlyn Mae Book Blog ^ | 3/26/07 | Pat Fish
    What with last year's Miss USA, Tara Reid, and all the hoopla around that winner's almost demise, I just had to tune in for this year's Miss USA pageant. I must say that Trump has overhauled the matronly concept of a beauty pageant without going into sleaze. It's hip, happening, and we've got lots of pics you'll see nowhere else on the Internet. Also, a review of the movie "PRIME" starring Meryl Streep. It's got a clever and laughable plot yet Streep brings an element of fine acting to this tale of a Psychologist whose patient is having an affair...
  • Extreme-Right Party Gains Shock Prime Minister (Belgium)

    10/08/2006 6:36:53 PM PDT · by blam · 36 replies · 1,135+ views
    Extreme-right party gains shock prime minister Associated Press in Brussels Monday October 9, 2006 The Guardian (UK) The Belgian prime minister, Guy Verhofstadt, said he had work to do to lure voters back to his national coalition after local elections produced large gains for the extreme-right party Flemish Interest and dealt a blow to his re-election prospects next year. Mr Verhofstadt's Liberal Democrats lost votes mostly at the expense of Flemish Interest and the Christian Democrats. The extreme-right party, which ran on an anti-immigrant platform, has been kept in opposition in Antwerp by an unlikely rainbow coalition whose only common...
  • New Iraqi Plan Aims to Combat Sectarian Violence

    10/03/2006 5:48:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 313+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2006 – Senior U.S. officials in Iraq are calling a four-point plan released yesterday by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to halt sectarian violence “a significant step in the right direction.” Maliki’s plan, released yesterday, aims at uniting Shiite and Sunni parties to reduce and ultimately stop growing sectarian violence that threatens Iraq. “This … shows that the Iraqi leaders want their country to succeed and are responding to the wishes of their people for security,” said U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad and Army Gen. George W. Casey, commander of Multinational Force Iraq, in a statement...
  • Iraqis welcome Dhi Qar handover

    09/26/2006 7:51:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 295+ views
    Defence Secretary Des Browne chats to British troops during a visit to Iraq in May 2006. The Iraqis have passed yet another major milestone with the hand over of Dhi Qar province last week. It is the second province - Al Muthanna being the first - to be handed over to Iraqi control. UK Defence Secretary Des Browne congratulated the Iraqi people, saying, “I am pleased that Dhi Qar province in southern Iraq is today being handed over to Iraqi control. I congratulate the Iraqis on this achievement, along with our Italian and Romanian partners, whose hard work has...
  • Even Russia agrees with US-French draft resolution [While Lebanese Prime Minister rejected it.]

    08/07/2006 2:07:42 AM PDT · by familyop · 17 replies · 545+ views
    Ynetnews ^ | 07AUG06 | Yitzhak Benhorin
    UN sources report that in unofficial discussions Russia agrees to support US-French version of ceasefire in Lebanon. Resolution expected to pass Tuesday. Washington outraged at Siniora, who withdrew his support under pressure from Iranians and Syrians WASHINGTON - The French-American resolution for a cessation of hostile activities in Lebanon overcame a significant hurdle Monday. In unofficial discussions that were held between the ambassadors of the five Security Council members, each of whom has veto power, Russia agreed to support the proposal. The practical implication of this is that, together with the Chinese and the British, there will be no veto....
  • Abe boosts lead among public as next (Japanese) prime minister

    07/11/2006 12:08:19 PM PDT · by AKSurprise · 8 replies · 628+ views
    The Japan Times ^ | 07/11/06 | The Japan Times
    Cabinet Secretary Shinzo Abe has widened his lead over former top government spokesman Yasuo Fukuda as the voters' preferred candidate to succeed Junichiro Koizumi as prime minister, according to a Kyodo News survey. Nearly half, or 48.1 percent, of those who responded to a nationwide telephone survey favored Abe, up 2.5 percentage points from a survey conducted last month. Fukuda lost 1.9 points and had a support rate of 22.4 percent. He now trails Abe by 25.7 points. Analysts believe Abe's increased media exposure, particularly following the recent missile tests by North Korea, has worked to his advantage, while support...
  • Palestinians: Israel Strikes PM's Office

    07/01/2006 5:55:57 PM PDT · by familyop · 11 replies · 609+ views
    Associated Press by way of Forbes ^ | 01JUL06 | IBRAHIM BARZAK
    Israeli aircraft attacked the office of Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas in Gaza City early Sunday, witnesses said, setting the building on fire. There were no immediate reports of casualties. The Israeli army had no comment. Witnesses said two missiles hit the south side of the building, setting it ablaze. Because of the late hour - 1:45 a.m., the building was empty, they said. On Thursday, Israeli planes attacked the Interior Ministry, part of Israel's campaign to force release of a soldier abducted by Palestinian militants last Sunday.
  • Singing Japan PM tours Graceland [Elvis-themed visit with Tony Snow in Elvis-like sunglasses.]

    06/30/2006 1:16:45 PM PDT · by familyop · 44 replies · 1,712+ views
    BBC (UK) ^ | 30JUN06 | BBC
    Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has visited the home of his musical hero, Elvis Presley, as a guest of US President George W Bush. The Japanese PM showed off his Elvis impression Mr Koizumi burst into song with a few bars of "Love Me Tender" in the Jungle Room of Graceland on a private tour led by the singer's ex-wife. The tour is being widely seen as Mr Bush's thank-you to a loyal ally who is due to step down in September. The visit follows talks that focused on N Korea and beef imports on Thursday. Serenade To the strains...
  • Prime Minister's Reconciliation Plan Gives Hope for Future, General Says

    06/27/2006 4:37:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 212+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, June 27, 2006 – The national reconciliation and dialogue plan announced June 25 by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is the beginning of a healing process for the country of Iraq and its people, a Multinational Force Iraq spokesman said today. "The prime minister launched a process by which all Iraqis can heal, the nation can mend, and the future can be written in the hearts and minds of the Iraqi people," Army Maj. Gen. Bill Caldwell said in a news conference from Iraq. Maliki's initiative includes all Iraqi citizens and is based in economic policies that foster opportunity...
  • Once again, Mr Blair puts America first [Anti-American editorial alert.]

    05/28/2006 12:13:45 AM PDT · by familyop · 30 replies · 631+ views
    The Telegraph (London) ^ | 28MAY06 | The Telegraph (London)
    "I hope that isn't the White House telling me they don't agree with that," quipped the Prime Minister when a mobile phone rang in the middle of the speech he gave at Georgetown University in Washington on Friday. "They act very quickly these guys… " His joke betrayed the nature of the "special relationship": the Bush administration tells Mr Blair what it wants, and Mr Blair does his best to provide it. That appears to extend even to changing the text of the Prime Minister's keynote speeches. In accordance with the usual protocol, the George-town address was discussed with members...
  • Berlusconi concedes defeat at last

    05/03/2006 1:57:41 AM PDT · by familyop · 20 replies · 576+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | 03MAY06 | PAOLO BIONDI
    ITALY'S prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, finally handed in his resignation yesterday, ending weeks of political uncertainty and opening the way for centre-left leader Romano Prodi to form a new government. Mr Berlusconi had contested his rival's wafer-thin victory in the polls three weeks ago but was forced to concede after MPs elected centre-left speakers for parliament, allowing Mr Prodi to control the assembly with his slim majority. To rub salt into his wounds, Mr Berlusconi had to personally give notice of his resignation to the Communist who is the new leader of the lower house. "They'll miss us - we...
  • Blair says West must send 'strong signal' to Iran over nuclear build-up

    04/24/2006 3:43:48 PM PDT · by familyop · 21 replies · 472+ views
    AFX News Limited by way of Forbes ^ | 24APR06 | AFX News Limited
    LONDON (AFX) - The West must send a 'strong signal' to Iran's leadership that it will not tolerate defiance over calls to suspend its nuclear programme, said Prime Minister Tony Blair. Speaking as oil prices soar over fears of a military confrontation with Iran, Blair said now was not the time to show 'weakness'. However, Blair repeated his assertion last week that 'Iran is not Iraq', and added that 'nobody is talking about military invasion'. 'People do however, want to send a very strong signal to Iran because...Iran is supporting terrorism in the region to the detriment of democratic governments,...
  • Iraq PM Abandons Claim on Another Term

    04/20/2006 2:44:13 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 4 replies · 315+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 20 April 2006 4:30 CST | Robert Reid
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Bowing to intense pressure, Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari agreed Thursday to allow Shiite lawmakers to find someone else to head the new government, abandoning his claim on another term in the face of Sunni and Kurdish opposition.
  • Prime Numbers Get Hitched

    04/11/2006 3:08:56 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 173 replies · 3,850+ views
    Seed Magazine ^ | Feb/Mar 2006 | Marcus du Sautoy
    In their search for patterns, mathematicians have uncovered unlikely connections between prime numbers and quantum physics. Will the subatomic world help reveal the elusive nature of the primes?In 1972, the physicist Freeman Dyson wrote an article called "Missed Opportunities." In it, he describes how relativity could have been discovered many years before Einstein announced his findings if mathematicians in places like Göttingen had spoken to physicists who were poring over Maxwell's equations describing electromagnetism. The ingredients were there in 1865 to make the breakthrough—only announced by Einstein some 40 years later. It is striking that Dyson should have written about...
  • Malaysia's PM Comments Prove Western Fears True

    02/10/2006 7:31:50 AM PST · by forty_years · 5 replies · 605+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | February 10, 2006 | Andrew Jaffee
    Abdullah Badawi, Malaysia's prime minister, "says a huge chasm has opened between the West and Islam, fuelled by Muslim frustrations over Western foreign policy," according to the BBC, in a story about the Mohammed caricatures. The Beeb claims that Abdullah is "promoting a moderate form of Islam," but his anti-democratic actions prove otherwise. Au contraire, Mr. Abdullah, it is your seething, Muslim masses that are the cause of this "chasm." Again, the BBC: As he spoke at a conference in Kuala Lumpur, thousands protested outside at Western cartoons of Prophet Muhammad. ... "Long live Islam. Destroy Denmark. Destroy Israel. Destroy...
  • Thai leader fumes at Cabinet over penis enlargement op

    08/25/2005 3:34:26 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 67 replies · 1,872+ views
    mail & guardian online ^ | 8-25-05 | Sapa-AP
    Thailand's prime minister is trying to ferret out a government minister who allegedly had a penis enlargement operation, saying news of it is affecting the Cabinet's reputation, a news report said on Wednesday. "Who did it? Tell me," Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra asked his ministers at Tuesday's Cabinet meeting, triggering a round of banter and causing some to squirm in their chairs, The Nation newspaper said. Last week, a woman -- being sued for defamation by a clinic after she claimed it gave her
  • CA: Critics call Simi project a prime example of pork (What would Reagan say?)

    08/11/2005 6:01:09 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 415+ views
    Ventura Star ^ | 8/11/05 | Teresa Rochester
    President Ronald Reagan loved to rail against Congress' pork-barrel spending. But critics say that didn't stop Congress from earmarking $2.3 million for landscaping on the freeway that bears his name, one item among the $24 billion worth of special projects tacked onto the transportation bill signed Wednesday by President Bush. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who opposed the bill with four other senators, said the amount directed to special projects was "egregious." And he singled out Simi Valley's long-awaited landscaping project along Highway 118. "I wonder what Ronald Reagan would say?" McCain asked about the fiscally conservative president. In the city...
  • The Next London Bombing

    07/11/2005 10:46:07 AM PDT · by forty_years · 5 replies · 672+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | July 11, 2005 | Daniel Pipes
    In a confidential report, Young Muslims and Extremism, prepared jointly by the Home and Foreign offices in mid-2004 and presented to Prime Minister Tony Blair, we learn something about the inner thinking of the British government. Leaked to the Sunday Times of London, the report is now available in four parts in .pdf format at the newspaper's site.Its goal is "to encourage moderate Muslim opinion to the detriment of extremism" and to that end proposes an "Operation Contest." Along the way, it contains much of interest in it, including these points: "A number of extremist groups are actively recruiting young...
  • Parents think Boy is Reincarnated WW2 Pilot (weird story as seen on "Prime Time")

    07/05/2005 3:17:28 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 98 replies · 3,070+ views
    abc.com ^ | 6-30-05 | abc new
    Six decades ago, a 21-year-old Navy fighter pilot on a mission over the Pacific was shot down by Japanese artillery. His name might have been forgotten, were it not for 6-year-old James Leininger. Quite a few people — including those who knew the fighter pilot — think James is the pilot, reincarnated. James' parents, Andrea and Bruce, a highly educated, modern couple, say they are "probably the people least likely to have a scenario like this pop up in their lives." But over time, they have become convinced their little son has had a former life. From an early age,...
  • Italy Demands 'Full Respect' From U.S. Over Terror Suspect's Seizure

    07/01/2005 4:13:31 PM PDT · by familyop · 45 replies · 1,178+ views
    ROME, July 1 - Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi demanded to day that the United States show "full respect" for Italian sovereignty, after summoning the American ambassador to explain the reported abduction of a Muslim cleric by officers and operatives of the Central Intelligence Agency . . . There have been growing calls from the opposition, as well as some members of the governing majority, for clarification of the relationship between the United States and Italy.
  • Good riddance, Belinda

    05/18/2005 7:19:14 AM PDT · by MikeEdwards · 5 replies · 465+ views
    CFP ^ | May 18, 2005 | Klaus Rohrich
    (sung to the tune of Waltzing Matilda) Crossing Belinda, crossing Belinda You’ll go-acrossing Belinda to me And we’ll pay you off with a feeding at the trough If you’ll go-acrossing Belinda to me. Belinda Stronach’s crossing the floor to the Liberals comes as no surprise to me, as I have long held the view that ‘Crossing Belinda’ was a Liberal time bomb in the Conservative Party. To call her an "opportunist" is to understate her commitment to herself. Let’s just say that Belinda has taken advantage of an opportunity that could ultimately put her into the prime minister’s office. Belinda’s...
  • Canada shipbuilding in Shanghai

    05/16/2005 7:02:51 AM PDT · by MikeEdwards · 2 replies · 493+ views
    CFP ^ | May 16, 2005 | Judi McLeod
    Four years ago, Canadian Steamship Lines International, a subsidiary of the Prime Minister Paul Martin-blind trust Canada Steamship Lines, entered into a deal with Shanghai-based Jiangnan Shipyard to build two bulk cargo vessels--at $45-million per ship. CSL has moved shipbuilding from Canada and the West to Communist China. The two Chinese-built bulk cargo vessels are not the first ships built for CSL in the Orient. The Sheila Ann, a bulk carrier named after Martin’s wife, was built in China in 1999. In spite of its name, the Sheila Ann may never have come to public attention. But a few days...
  • Team Corruption (Canadian Liberal Government)

    04/29/2005 8:32:11 AM PDT · by MikeEdwards · 6 replies · 344+ views
    CFP ^ | April 29, 2005 | Paul Albers
    It's official, Team Martin has become Team Corruption. In February of 2004 Martin appeared on a CBC radio call in show and stated, "The Liberal party is not corrupt. Every single Liberal across the country wants to find the answer to this. Every single Liberal across this country is sick about this." Given Martin's recent national confession it seems they were only sick about getting caught. In his pre-recorded address on Tuesday the Prime Minister said: 'There are people who think I was wrong to call this inquiry, wrong to expose my government to the political cost of the scrutiny...
  • Chairman of Paul Martin company that accepted Saddam’s million worked for Power Corp.

    04/25/2005 9:18:51 AM PDT · by MikeEdwards · 7 replies · 394+ views
    CFP ^ | April 25, 2005 | Judi McLeod
    The former chairman of the Prime Minister Paul Martin-owned company that accepted $1 million from Saddam Hussein, worked with Martin at the Paul Desmarais-owned Power Corporation. William Turner was chairman of Cordex Petroleums Inc., an oil and gas exploration and production company based in Alberta with an American subsidiary in Denver, Colo. Listed among Martin’s Public Declaration of Declarable Assets submitted to the Federal Ethics Committee are his 100 percent ownership of both Canada Steamship Lines and Canada Steamship Lines Group Inc., which owns 4.6 percent of Cordex Petroleums Inc. Martin’s mentor and senior aide to UN Secretary Kofi Annan...
  • Saddam invested one million dollars in Canadian Prime Minister, Paul Martin's owned Cordex

    04/23/2005 8:29:44 AM PDT · by MikeEdwards · 7 replies · 3,637+ views
    CFP ^ | April 22, 2005 | Judi McLeod
    The Canadian company that Saddam Hussein invested a million dollars in belonged to the Prime Minister of Canada, canadafreepress.com has discovered. Cordex Petroleum Inc., launched with Saddam’s million by Prime Minister Paul Martin’s mentor Maurice Strong’s son Fred Strong, is listed among Martin’s assets to the Federal Ethics committee on November 4, 2003. Among Martin’s Public Declaration of Declarable Assets are: "The Canada Steamship Lines Group Inc. (Montreal, Canada) 100 percent owned"; "Canada Steamship Lines Inc. (Montreal, Canada) 100 percent owned"–Cordex Petroleums Inc. (Alberta, Canada) 4.6 percent owned by the CSL Group Inc." Yesterday, Strong admitted that Tongsun Park, the...
  • Will Martin lecture Bush on human rights?

    03/11/2005 8:26:12 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 12 replies · 505+ views
    CFP ^ | March 11, 2005 | Arthur Weinreb
    On March 23, Paul Martin will be in Texas to meet with President George W. Bush and President Vincente Fox of Mexico. It appears that Martin will at least get to visit Bush’s Crawford Texas ranch; something that was always denied to his predecessor. When Martin recently went to China he was criticized by some Canadians for not criticizing that country’s human rights practices. While trying to deflect the criticism away from him and onto Conservative Party MP Jason Kenney, Martin countered that he indeed did discuss human rights with Chinese leaders. There is no doubt that Martin did what...
  • Michelle Malkin: True scandal in hostage tragedy was terrorist payoff

    03/11/2005 2:58:22 AM PST · by familyop · 27 replies · 1,236+ views
    The Union Leader ^ | 11MAR05 | Michelle Malkin
    INTERNATIONAL furor over Giuliana Sgrena, an Italian Communist writer who claims American troops in Iraq may have deliberately shot at her car after she was released by kidnappers, misses the bigger scandal. The scandal is not that an anti-war propagandist has accused the U.S. of targeting journalists. That’s par for the course. (Yes, hello again, Eason Jordan.) The scandal is not that mainstream media sympathizers are blaming our military and dredging up every last shooting accident along the treacherous routes to Baghdad Airport. Again, no surprise here. The scandal is that Italy — our reputed ally in the global War...
  • Italy PM Disputes U.S. Version of Shooting

    03/10/2005 1:10:39 AM PST · by familyop · 28 replies · 900+ views
    Associated Press via ABC News ^ | 10MAR05 | ANGELA DOLAND
    ROME Mar 10, 2005 — Disputing Washington's version of events, Italy's premier said that an Italian intelligence agent who was shot to death by U.S. troops in Baghdad had informed the proper authorities that he was heading to the airport with a freed hostage. Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi also told lawmakers that the car carrying agent Nicola Calipari and a just-liberated hostage was traveling slowly and stopped immediately when a light was flashed at a checkpoint, before U.S. troops fired on the car. Though the U.S. and Italian versions of what happened Friday do not match up, "I'm sure that...
  • The incredible shrinking Bill Graham (Canadian Defense Minister and missile defense program)

    03/03/2005 9:03:09 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 2 replies · 430+ views
    CFP ^ | March 3, 2005 | Arthur Weinreb
    If Defense Minister Bill Graham wasn’t so arrogant and condescending, you could almost feel sorry for him. For years, both as Minister of Defense and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Graham was the government’s perennial fence sitter; sitting on high, looking down on the little people below and refusing to take a position, one way or the other. Then one day Graham, with a might leap, jumped down from his fence and took a stand. Unfortunately, although he landed on squarely on his feet, he ended up on the wrong side of the fence. The guy who is reluctant to change...
  • Prime Minister Ariel Sharon Avoids Charges in Funding Case; Son Indicted

    02/17/2005 5:36:10 AM PST · by Libloather · 290+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/17/05 | Megan Goldin
    Sharon Avoids Charges in Funding Case; Son Indicted 1 hour, 38 minutes ago By Megan Goldin JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's attorney general decided not to file charges against Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in a campaign funding scandal but indicted his son on Thursday, the Justice Ministry said. Attorney General Menachem Mazuz closed a three-year investigation of Sharon, saying there was insufficient evidence of involvement in setting up shell companies to funnel foreign donations to his 1999 primary campaign. Foreign funding of political campaigns is illegal in Israel. An indictment of Sharon could have jeopardised his "disengagement" plan after parliament on...
  • Two Rogue States and One Dead Prime Minister

    02/16/2005 6:04:52 PM PST · by forty_years · 2 replies · 384+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | February 16, 2005 | Andrew Jaffee
    It was a busy day in Beirut, Damascus, and Tehran today. Some Lebanese buried a former prime minister in Beirut. Simultaneously in Damascus and Tehran, the capitals of the two countries most likely responsible for killing former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri, dictators announced they would support each other in the war against democracy. In today’s events we find – above all – grave contradictions, but also truths, lies, and deep sadness. But something good is developing out of the sadness, lies, truths, and contradictions. The day started with “breaking news” from Iranian state television. The network claimed that an...
  • Hidden Paul Martin firm linking leftwing activists to Information Highway

    02/03/2005 8:34:03 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 4 replies · 369+ views
    CFP ^ | February 3, 2005 | Judi McLeod and David Hawkins
    Move over Teresa Heinz-Kerry, here comes Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin. Lansdowne Technologies Inc. (LTI), the Paul Martin corporation that somehow disappeared from Martin's public disclosure statements circa 1995, is in a business similar to the Heinz-Kerry charitable organization that links leftwing activists and UN radicals to specially designed Internet communications and virtual private networks. Between the woman who coveted being America's First Lady and the Prime Minister of the country next door, top advocates of One World Government are being expedited in droves onto the Information Highway. Through the Tides Foundation, back in the early 1990s Heinz-Kerry (Mrs. John...
  • Palestinian Word Games

    01/04/2005 11:53:13 AM PST · by forty_years · 2 replies · 342+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | 1/4/05 | Daniel Pipes
    We read that "Prime Minister" Mahmoud Abbas is running in the elections on Sunday to succeed Yasser Arafat as "president" of "Palestine."Excuse me, but prime minister, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica, means the "head of the executive branch of government in states with a parliamentary system." Despite tens of thousands of references to Mr. Abbas as prime minister, he in not a single way fits this description.Oh, and there is also the matter of there being no country called Palestine. Arab maps show it in place of Israel. The U.N. recognizes its existence. So too do certain telephone companies –...
  • Paul Martin doing China duty for Maurice Strong

    12/09/2004 8:20:22 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 3 replies · 317+ views
    CFP ^ | December 9, 2004 | Judi McLeod
    Parroting the line that China’s economy will soon surpass that of the United States of America, Canada Prime Minister Paul Martin will position his country closer to China. Martin does not have a crystal ball, nor does aligning Canada to China even originate from his own vision. Martin is parroting the line of his long-time mentor Kyoto architect Maurice Strong. Expecting to spend more than 50 percent of his time on Chinese projects, Strong at age 73, was apartment hunting in Beijing last January. Now that China is destined to replace the USA as economic leader, it is Strong’s avowed...
  • Where Goes the U.S.-Turkish Relationship?

    12/08/2004 7:23:08 AM PST · by stevejackson · 29 replies · 1,248+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | 12/8/2004 | Soner Cagaptay
    Throughout the 1990s, Turkish foreign policy analysts had an easy job. After all, Turkish foreign policy was predictable. Ankara cooperated enthusiastically with Washington, whether in the Middle East or in the Balkans. Turkey aligned itself with Israel and kept at arms length from Middle Eastern neighbors such as Syria and Iran. In Europe, Ankara traded heavily with the European Union (EU) but did not allow the EU to dictate foreign policy. The European Union's frequent allegations and criticism of human rights abuses in Turkey, especially with regard to Turkey's fight against Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK, Partiya Karkaren Kurdistan) terrorists, soured...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    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!
  • Ukraine: Left is Right, Right is Left, Left is Left,...

    11/28/2004 2:42:09 PM PST · by forty_years · 22 replies · 1,593+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | 11/28/04 | Andrew Jaffee
    I’d love to have a talk about the current situation in the Ukraine with my left-wing friends, but I don’t think they would be interested, and probably not even capable of an intelligent discussion. Not only is the Ukraine so far off and seemingly unimportant to them, the intricacies of its politics defy the usual “left” vs. “right” stereotypes. I truly believe that many long-time lefties pine for the days of the Soviet Union. It gave them a glimmer of hope for world-wide socialism in their otherwise very comfortable, cushy, American lives. Too much guilt about living in the midst...
  • Try, Try, Try Again: Bush's Peace Plans

    10/26/2004 7:11:55 AM PDT · by forty_years · 2 replies · 418+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | October 26, 2004 | Daniel Mandel
    Nearly four years have elapsed since the Oslo process (1993-2000) between Israelis and Palestinians foundered in bloodshed. Over that period, two U.S. administrations have tried to forge policies that would reduce the violence and point toward a solution to the conflict.It has not been a single-minded pursuit. Since September 11, 2001, the prime focus of Washington has been the management of unprecedented U.S. military interventions in the region, which removed regimes from power in Afghanistan and Iraq. The notion of Israeli-Palestinian peace as the key to regional stability has been replaced by the war on terror and the insistence on...
  • The Debate: Jim Lehrer vs. President Bush OR John Kerry vs. John Kerry

    10/01/2004 7:46:28 AM PDT · by stevejackson · 16 replies · 1,492+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | October 1, 2004
    The pundits are already prognosticating about last night’s presidential debates. Many say John Kerry “won,” but that’s not yet entirely clear. Am I the only person who noticed Kerry’s constant smirking, nodding, head-shaking, and general smugness while the President answered questions? Didn’t anyone else notice Jim Lehrer’s loaded questions directed at President Bush? Maybe Kerry scored a few points for debating, but he certainly didn’t win the November election early. A CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll of 615 registered voters who viewed the debate showed that Kerry “fared better” than Bush, but also revealed that those same voters still preferred President Bush...
  • Blair damned either way

    09/24/2004 2:25:14 AM PDT · by familyop · 5 replies · 376+ views
    AS British civil engineer Kenneth Bigley sat blindfolded and begging for his life at a terrorist compound somewhere in Iraq on Monday, his Prime Minister, Tony Blair, was celebrating the launch of a high-speed tilting train service in central London. Standing on a platform at Euston station, smiling for the cameras beside Virgin boss Richard Branson, Mr Blair showed no outward sign of the dilemma that surely simmered inside him. Faced with perhaps the most difficult moral decision imaginable for a politician, Mr Blair is aware he is the only man on Earth who can save Mr Bigley's life. Painfully,...
  • Singh-Musharraf summit could speed up South Asian peace process

    09/21/2004 10:50:59 PM PDT · by familyop · 247+ views
    Agence France Presse by way of Channel NewsAsia ^ | 22SEP04 | Agence France Presse
    US President George W. Bush (right) with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New York Time is GMT + 8 hours Posted: 22 September 2004 1307 hrs Singh-Musharraf summit could speed up South Asian peace process NEW DELHI : The first summit between India's new prime minister and Pakistan's president could give an impetus to the nations' slow-moving peace process but a solution on Kashmir remains distant, analysts say. Manmohan Singh, who became prime minister in May after his left-leaning coalition's shock election victory, is to meet President Pervez Musharraf Friday on the sidelines of the United Nations General...