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  • U.S. report links China arms sales to Darfur carnage

    03/13/2008 1:15:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 322+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/13/08 | Paul Eckert
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Chinese sales of assault rifles and other small arms to its ally Sudan have grown rapidly during the Darfur conflict despite a U.N. arms embargo, a human rights group said on Thursday. Human Rights First, a U.S.-based nonprofit group, said a detailed study of Sudanese and U.N. trade data showed that China was virtually the sole supplier of small arms to Sudan, which pays for the weapons with its growing oil revenues. "The people of Sudan's Darfur region will endure more death, disease and dislocation, and this will be due in no small part to China's callousness,"...
  • Saddam and the Third Reich (Tonight on History Channel 9 PM EST)

    03/09/2008 6:15:03 PM PDT · by ThreePuttinDude · 12 replies · 1,208+ views
    historyinternational.com ^ | Sunday, March 9 2008 @ 9pm est
    Saddam and the Third Reich Few people realize that the Baath party was actually formed upon the principles and organizational structure of the Nazi party. Iraq, because of its oil and hatred of Jews, was an important battleground between the Axis and Allied powers in World War II. Nazi propaganda was broadcast throughout Baghdad, and Iraqis often went on rampages against Jews throughout the war. One of the most ardent Nazi supporters during WWII was named Khairallah Talfah. Talfah was Saddam's uncle. After the war, many of the key Iraqi Nazi supporters, all of whom evaded prosecution, wound up involved...
  • 'Axis of Unity' in Latin America Could Be Growing Threat for the U.S.

    03/06/2008 2:54:03 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies · 129+ views
    foxnews.com ^ | March 04, 2008 | Kelley Vlahos
    Since 2001, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez have indulged in a high-profile friendship. They bask in their cozy camaraderie, and they have openly invited other Latin American countries, including Nicaragua, Cuba and Bolivia, to join their anti-American fraternity. Ahmadinejad and Chavez have called themselves the "Axis of Unity." Some security experts call them something else: a potential threat to American security. "There are two things they have in common – one is their hatred of the United States, and the second is oil," says Roger Noriega, former assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs for...
  • Radicals never say sorry

    02/27/2008 8:20:12 PM PST · by Eye On The Left · 9 replies · 165+ views
    LA Times ^ | February 26, 2008 | Jonah Goldberg
    Radicals never say sorry By Jonah Goldberg "Everything was absolutely ideal on the day I bombed the Pentagon." This excerpt from William Ayers' memoir appeared in the New York Times on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001 -- a few hours before Al Qaeda terrorists crashed hijacked planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Ayers, once a leader in the Weather Underground -- the group that declared "war" on the U.S. government in 1970 -- told the Times, "I don't regret setting bombs" and "I feel we didn't do enough." Ayers recently reappeared in the news because Politico.com...
  • Russian bombers intercepted near US Navy vessel (Tupolev 95 flew 2000ft directly over USS Nimitz)

    02/11/2008 3:45:40 PM PST · by Flavius · 334 replies · 2,097+ views
    ynet ^ | 02.12.08 | ynet
    <p>Russian bomber aircraft approached a US Aircraft carrier in the Pacific on Saturday and were intercepted by American fighter jets, a US Defense official said on Monday.</p>
  • Some ex-Contras warn of a new Nicaragua war

    02/11/2008 2:40:15 PM PST · by Flavius · 17 replies · 199+ views
    ap ^ | Feb. 10, 2008 | ap
    MIAMI - At the end of Nicaragua's civil war, Juan Gregorio Rodriguez traded his life as a Contra rebel for that of auto mechanic in Florida. He kept in touch with other rebels and supported their political efforts, but mostly from afar. That changed in 2006, when the Contras' nemesis, Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega, was elected president, 16 years after his Soviet-backed government lost power in a vote that ended the guerrilla conflict in which some 30,000 people died.
  • Iranians Plant Their Flag In Wilds of Nicaragua

    02/07/2008 7:28:24 AM PST · by DFG · 27 replies · 98+ views
    NY Sun ^ | 02/07/08 | TODD BENSMAN
    MONKEY POINT, Nicaragua — If the ruling mullahs of the Islamic Republic of Iran were chafing enough about U.S. Navy vessels in the Strait of Hormuz to send speedboats after them last month, they must take some comfort in having projected an equivalent threat in America's own backyard, in this unlikeliest of locales.
  • Russia makes 4th delivery of nuclear fuel to Iran

    01/20/2008 12:23:05 AM PST · by james500 · 10 replies · 114+ views
    Russia has now delivered more than half the fuel for Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant, after a fourth consignment arrived at the Bushehr site in southern Iran. The fourth consignment of fuel weighed 11 tonnes, Iran's national news agency quoted the Organisation for Production and Development of Nuclear Energy as saying in a statement. Russia has so far delivered 44 tonnes of fuel, after shipments which arrived on December 17, 28 and January 18. It is due to deliver a total of about 82 tonnes of nuclear fuel in eight consignments, with the last due next month. Iran insisted on...
  • The Putin-Osama Connection

    01/16/2008 11:17:35 AM PST · by Anti-Hillary · 24 replies · 96+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 1/16/2008 | Jamie Glasov
    FP: Pavel Stroilov, welcome to Frontpage Interview. Stroilov: I am very honoured, though I would have much preferred to see the author of the book, Alexander Litvinenko, here in my place. Alas, he cannot speak for himself anymore, so our sad duty is to act as his posthumous spokesmen. While Alexander was still alive, he made a number of extremely important allegations. If nothing else, his horrible death itself proves that those allegations should be taken very seriously and investigated most thoroughly. FP: Our thoughts and prayers are with Alexander and with his family. Against all odds, let us hope...
  • Russia to set up missile shield for Iran

    12/27/2007 4:38:57 PM PST · by familyop · 44 replies · 672+ views
    The Hindu ^ | 28DEC07 | Vladimir Radyuhin
    MOSCOW: Russia will set up a massive anti-missile shield in Iran that will virtually guarantee the country against military attacks. Moscow will supply Tehran with the advanced long-range S-300 surface-to-air missile complexes, informed Russian sources said. “Several dozen S-300PMU-1 complexes will be delivered to Iran under a contract signed several years ago,” the Interfax news agency quoted a defence industry source as saying on Wednesday. He said deliveries could start as early as next year. Another Russian defence source told the Kommersant daily that Moscow was planning to sell Iran five batteries of S-300 launchers at a price of $800...
  • The (Russian) Roots of Islamic Terrorism (a must read!)

    07/16/2006 12:56:33 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 75 replies · 7,795+ views
    Eurasian Politician ^ | March, 2002 | Antero Leitzinger
    The Eurasian Politician - Issue 5 (April-September 2002) THE ROOTS OF ISLAMIC TERRORISM Antero Leitzinger (March 2002) This article intends to trace the roots of Islamic terrorism, with special focus on Afghanistan. Notes are added on practical and philosophical problems of world media in finding the right track. From systematic errors in revealing little details, to serious misconceptions about basic facts and principles, we can relatively easily learn how much of "common knowledge" rests actually on superficial research and popular myths. Instead of becoming critical and aware of the traps laid around the issue, both Islamists and Islamophobes fail to...
  • Iran making push into Nicaragua by Todd Bensman

    12/22/2007 10:38:27 AM PST · by K-oneTexas · 19 replies · 162+ views
    MySA.com ^ | 08 December 2007 | Todd Bensman
    Iran making push into Nicaragua Web Posted: 12/18/2007 10:25 PM CST Todd Bensman Express-News MONKEY POINT, Nicaragua — The second military helicopter in as many days hovered over the jungle and then landed to a most unwelcome reception from several dozen angry Rama Indian and Creole villagers. Rupert Allen Clear Duncan, a leader of some 400 Creole who live along the shoreline, confronted the foreigners dressed in suits and military uniforms that day in March and demanded to know the purpose of their aerial trespasses. "This is our land; we have always lived here, and you don't have our permission...
  • Analysis: China eyes J-10A sale to Iran

    12/14/2007 4:08:00 PM PST · by Flavius · 19 replies · 150+ views
    upi ^ | Dec. 14, 2007 | By ANDREI CHANG
    HONG KONG, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Is China preparing to export its J-10A fighter aircraft to Iran? Most likely, say military observers in Moscow and Tehran. The Russian Kommersant Daily reported that an Iranian aviation company agent had confirmed that China would export to Iran 24 J-10A fighters between 2008 and 2010 at a price of $1 billion. Allowing this information to surface at this time appears intended to embarrass, and warn, the United States. China is sending the message that it too can play the arms export game -- reminding the United States to think twice about its arms...
  • ALL HAT, NO CATTLE (Iran's Mullahs, Venezuela's Hugo Chavez and crude oil)

    11/30/2007 5:32:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 1,001+ views
    Financial Sense ^ | March 30, 2007 | Elliott H. Gue
    "Water, water every where, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water every where, Nor a drop to drink." --Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner ----------------------------------------------------- Iran isn’t an energy-independent country. I’m well aware that Iran produces more than 4 million barrels of oil per day, the fourth-highest production in the world. And with the near-constant reporting about Iranian crude reserves during the past six months, I find it difficult to believe that anyone could be unaware that Iran has 132 billion barrels in proven reserves--or, at least, they claim to. But what’s often ignored is that...
  • Iran And Venezuela, An Odd Marriage That Would Not Last Long

    11/22/2007 3:21:12 PM PST · by knighthawk · 7 replies · 143+ views
    Iran Press Service ^ | November 22 2007 | Safa Haeri
    La Herradura (Espania), 22 Nov. (IPS) The problem with uneducated, ignorant, populist leaders like Hugo Chavez of Venezuela or Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran is that not only they use words which they ignore the true meaning, but also, thinking they are more intelligent than other mortal human beings, they do not need to open a dictionary and look for the signification of the idioms they use. In their recent common press conference in Tehran, Chavez and Ahmadinejad promised the “end of American imperialism!”, mistaking “imperialism” with “colonialism” and ignoring certainly that being a phenomenon as old s the existence of...
  • Chavez, Ahmadinejad to work against US (time to bomb Venezuela?)

    11/19/2007 4:21:46 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 58 replies · 515+ views
    AP ^ | 11/19/07 | NASSER KARIMI
    Chavez, Ahmadinejad to work against US By NASSER KARIMI, Associated Press Writer 53 minutes ago The presidents of Venezuela and Iran boasted Monday that they will defeat U.S. imperialism together, saying the fall of the dollar is a prelude to the end of Washington's global dominance. Hugo Chavez's visit to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Tehran followed a failed weekend attempt by the firebrand duo to push the Organization of Petroleum Exporting States away from trading in the slumping greenback. Their proposal at an OPEC summit was overruled by other cartel members led by Saudi Arabia, a strong U.S. ally. But the...
  • Deepening China-Iran Ties Weaken Bid to Isolate Iran

    11/18/2007 5:26:41 AM PST · by nuconvert · 12 replies · 128+ views
    Washington Post ^ | November 18, 2007
    Deepening China-Iran Ties Weaken Bid to Isolate Iran November 18, 2007 Washington Post Robin Wright The rapidly growing relationship between Iran and China has begun to undermine international efforts to ensure that Iran cannot convert a peaceful energy program to develop a nuclear arsenal, U.S. and European officials say. The Bush administration and its allies said last week that they plan to seek new U.N. sanctions against Iran, after the International Atomic Energy Agency said Iranian officials had given inadequate answers to questions about the country's past nuclear activities. But U.S. and European officials now worry more about a Chinese...
  • Iran and China vow to boost ties

    11/13/2007 6:02:34 PM PST · by Flavius · 17 replies · 29+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11/13/07 | By Fredrik Dahl
    TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran and China vowed on Tuesday to boost ties that Beijing believes will help preserve regional and international peace, official Iranian media reported. ADVERTISEMENT The two countries' pledge to cooperate more closely is likely to irritate Western powers seeking tougher sanctions on oil-producing Iran over its disputed atomic ambitions. Visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi held talks with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose country has repeatedly refused to heed U.N. demands to halt nuclear activities which Washington suspects are aimed at making bombs.
  • The Al Qaeda Reader and Mein Kampf--Two dark traditions compared.

    11/09/2007 3:06:45 AM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies · 134+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 11-9-07 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The Al Qaeda Reader and Mein Kampf   By Raymond IbrahimFrontPageMagazine.com | Friday, November 09, 2007 A number of book reviewers have recently pointed to the similarities between The Al Qaeda Reader and Mein Kampf. For instance, writing in the New York Observer, James Buchan notes that, “In their [al-Qaeda’s] brutality and candor, their fulminations against democracy and loose morals, their obsession with territory, their finicky racism and absolute disdain for the material needs of the public, these documents are a strange echo of Hitler’s writings from prison.” Writing for Slate, however, Reza Aslan disagrees: The comparison between the...
  • Hitler admired Islam

    11/09/2007 2:03:00 AM PST · by drzz · 18 replies · 6,900+ views
    Richard Miniter ^ | 11 09 2007 | drzz
    Since both Charles Johnson and Paul Belien are friends of Pajamas Media (indeed, Charles was a co-founder), I have sat out their “blog war.” I can’t stay silent anymore. In today’s Washington Times, Paul Belien has a terrific piece on Hitler’s surprisingly positive view of Islam. Johnson should read it and call a truce. Here’s the back story: Johnson accused Belien and his band of associating with “neo-nazis”—i.e. the Vlaams Belang, Belgium’s largest voter getter in the most recent national election. Johnson seems to think that the Vlaams Belang is some tiny poisonous fringe, like the followers of Larouche. In...
  • Jihad and the American Left

    11/07/2007 4:25:56 AM PST · by Renfield · 14 replies · 301+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 11/07/07 | J. R. Dunn
    A few weeks ago a meeting occurred between Iranian mullahs and assorted international left-wing figures in hopes of generating some sort of "revolutionary solidarity". The guests of honor were the children of Che Guevera, Aleida and Camilo. The attempt ended in unintentional comedy when one of the mullahs present began to praise Che for his hatred for the Soviet Union, his loathing of socialism and communism, and his "godliness". When Aleida Guevara protested, the Iranians threw both her and her brother out, and the affair fell apart. This isn't the first time the Iranians have attempted a hookup with the...
  • Islamist-Communist Alliance in South Asia: Hyperbole or Hazard?

    11/01/2007 6:37:44 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 2 replies · 39+ views
    World Politics Review ^ | 01 Nov 2007 | Sanjay Upadhya
    Patterns of a resurgence in cooperation between Islamic extremists and radical communists -- faint in some places, more pronounced in others -- are emerging. While much of the current focus is on parts of Europe, South Asia could emerge as the principal arena for a communist-jihadist alliance. Depending on whom you talk to, an alliance between Islamic extremists and radical communists is either more sinister war-on-terror hyperbole or a clear and present danger. At the most basic level, the two groups are divided by their outlook on the supreme being. For Islamist extremists, killing in the name of and dying...
  • Dangerous Cuba-Iran Kinship

    11/01/2007 7:48:41 AM PDT · by RDTF · 7 replies · 130+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | Nov 1, 2007 | Chris Simmons
    Scott Carmichael, a senior counterintelligence officer with the Defense Intelligence Agency, recently confirmed continued intelligence sharing between Iran and Cuba. Additionally, Israeli sources report that during last year's meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement in Havana, Iranian and Cuban intelligence officers discussed increased collaboration in targeting the United States. Close ties between Tehran and Havana have reportedly existed since Iran's revolutionary leadership came to power in 1979. Given both nations' sponsorship of terrorism, their continued collaboration imperils U.S. national security. In the past, Havana provided training and material to selected terrorist groups, some of which are Iranian allies. Today, Cuba remains...
  • Iran to Buy 24 Jet Fighters from China

    10/24/2007 5:46:32 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 40 replies · 1,456+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | October 24, 2007
    Iran to Buy 24 Jet Fighters from China October 24, 2007 Ha'aretz Yossi Melman Iran has signed a deal with China to buy two squadrons of J-10 fighter planes that are based on Israeli technology, the Russian news agency Novosti reported yesterday. The 24 aircraft are based on technology and components provided to China by Israel following the cancellation of the Lavi project in the mid-1980s. The engines of the J-10 are Russian-made. The total cost of the planes is estimated at $1 billion, and deliveries are expected between 2008 and 2010. The estimated operational range of the aircraft, with...
  • 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...
  • Russia’s new attitude toward Iran is a defeat for West: VP

    10/20/2007 5:33:23 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 18 replies · 106+ views
    Tehran Times1 ^ | 10/20/07 | Tehran Times
    TEHRAN -- A change in Russian president’s policy toward Iran is a “political defeat” for the West, First Vice President Parviz Davudi said here on Saturday. Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Tehran last Tuesday to participate in the Caspian Sea summit which was also attended by presidents of Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, and Azerbaijan. All countries and political analysts have described Putin’s visit to Tehran as a victory for Tehran’s nuclear diplomacy. In his visit to Tehran Putin said his view of Iran has changed and he will soon host a conference in Moscow for boosting economic relations between the two countries,...
  • Putin Demands U.S. Withdrawal from Iraq

    10/21/2007 9:59:00 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 78 replies · 77+ views
    salem-news.com ^ | Oct-18-2007 | Tim King
    (MOSCOW, Russia) - Tensions between the United States and Russia appear to be souring by the day, and now Russian President Vladimir Putin says the American presence in Iraq needs to end, now. Bush's sometimes friend who he claims to speak very frankly with, seems to have reached the end of the line in his support of U.S. policy in Iraq and over the administration's stance toward Iran. Tensions have continued to rise in spite of what initially appeared to be good relations between the two world powers. But when Putin took to the national airwaves in Russia, addressing common...
  • Bush Warns Putin Over 'World War Three'

    10/17/2007 10:29:32 AM PDT · by blam · 155 replies · 165+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-17-2007 | Matthew Moore and Adrian Blomfield
    Bush warns Putin over 'World War Three' By Matthew Moore and Adrian Blomfield Last Updated: 6:10pm BST 17/10/2007 George W Bush, the US president, today warned that world leaders risk helping bring about "World War Three" unless they do more to prevent Iran developing nuclear weapons. David Blair: No warmth or trust behind the handshake Leader: Vladimir Putin in Teheran In remarks timed to coincide with Russian president Vladimir Putin's visit to Teheran, Mr Bush said the Islamic republic must remain isolated until it drops its nuclear ambitions. New best friends: Vladimir Putin and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad after their meeting in...
  • Coping With Comrade Vladimir

    10/17/2007 4:42:46 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 3 replies · 100+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | 16 October 2007 | Staff
    Visiting Iran's Islamofascist, terrorist-supporting president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday implicitly warned the United States not to use the former Soviet satellite of Azerbaijan to stage an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities. "We are saying that no Caspian nation should offer its territory to third powers for use of force or military aggression against any Caspian state," he said at a Tehran summit of the five countries bordering the Caspian Sea. Are Putin and Ahmadinejad forming an axis of Caspian nations? Those countries are: Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan, and the region in which they are...
  • Russia backs Iran nuclear rights

    10/16/2007 10:44:26 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 31 replies · 41+ views
    BBC ^ | Tuesday, 16 October 2007, 19:40 GMT 20:40 UK | BBC Staff
    Russia backs Iran nuclear rights The historic meeting focused on Iran's nuclear programme Russia's President Vladimir Putin has offered qualified support for Iran's nuclear programme on a visit to Tehran.Mr Putin told journalists that "peaceful nuclear activities must be allowed" and cautioned against using force to resolve the dispute over Iran. But he was evasive when asked whether the Bushehr nuclear plant Russia is building would be finished on time or if Moscow would supply nuclear fuel. Iran wants Russian help in its dispute with the West over its nuclear aims. Up to now Moscow has blocked any new...
  • TEHRAN'S PRICE FOR 'SOLIDARITY' - MULLAHS SEEK USEFUL MARXIST IDIOTS

    10/13/2007 5:57:21 AM PDT · by Argentine-Firecracker · 20 replies · 375+ views
    New York Post ^ | 10/12/2007 | Amir Taheri
    ANXIOUS to create what they call "a global progressive front," Presidents Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran and Hugo Chavez of Venezuela are sponsoring projects to underline "the ideological kinship of the left and revolutionary Islam." The theme - hammered in by Ahmadinejad during his recent visit to Venezuela, Nicaragua and Bolivia - inspired a four-day seminar organized by his supporters at Tehran University last week (partly financed by Chavez). The hope was that the conference would produce a synthesis of Marxist and Khomeinist ideologies and highlight what the Iranian leader has labeled "the divine aspect of revolutionary war." But the event...
  • Maoist, Huji bhai-bhai in Bengal

    10/07/2007 1:25:37 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies · 100+ views
    dnaindia.com ^ | October 06, 2007 | Sumanta Ray Chaudhuri
    KOLKATA: With Maoists entrenched in certain pockets and the Harkat-ul-Jihadi-Islami (HuJI) spreading its influence in border districts of West Bengal, the tie-up between the two extremist organisations was just a matter of time. Now, intelligence and police in the state have unearthed definitive evidence of collaboration of resources between the two ideologically divergent extremist organisations. Districts like Nadia, North 24-Parganas and South 24-Parganas, all of which share border with Bangladesh, have been found to be the hotbed of the two extremist outfits. This has raised fears of increased terror activities across the state. Recently, the district police of Nadia conducted...
  • With the Resistance: Conference in Italy Gives Platform to Middle East Groups (Treason Alert!)

    09/30/2007 7:27:16 PM PDT · by kristinn · 10 replies · 139+ views
    AxisofLogic.com ^ | April 5, 2007 | John Catalinotto
    A unique conference gathering many voices of Middle East resistance took place March 24-25 in Chianciano, Italy. It took place without fanfare or incident despite lots of baiting from reactionaries but almost no publicity in the corporate media. Nevertheless, it was significant that for the first time representative voices of 18 different resistance organizations met in the imperialist West and spoke with their own voices to the movement and the people. Representing the anti-imperialist sector of the U.S. anti-war movement was Larry Holmes, a co-director of the International Action Center and a leading spokesperson for the Troops Out Now Coalition....
  • Putin, Ahmadinejad and the New Currency Cold War

    09/29/2007 11:08:52 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies · 108+ views
    canada.com ^ | September 28, 2007 | Diane Francis
    There is a sinister reason why the U.S. dollar is falling against all currencies, pushing the Canadian Loonie to parity and way beyond to US$1.25 in a year or so. There is a Currency Cold War being waged by Russia, Iran and various allies such as Venezuela. Putin wants to force the use of euros as a reserve currency instead of dollars for oil and other transactions, then eventually the ruble. This is simply a monetary version of the old Cold War, minus the missiles. Alliances are falling along the usual lines: In Russia’s camp are America’s enemies or...
  • Che Guevara's children visit Iran

    09/22/2007 4:13:41 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 29 replies · 7,640+ views
    AFP ^ | 9/22/07 | AFP
    TEHRAN (AFP) — Two children of Marxist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara are visiting Iran and are due to meet with top officials, the student ISNA news agency reported on Saturday. Aleida, 47, and her brother, Camilo, 45, are to meet with Culture Minister Mohammad Hossein Safar Harandi, as well as with a deputy minister of foreign affairs and several lawmakers, the agency said. The two children of the Argentine-born hero of the Cuban revolution started their trip by visiting the shrine of Iran's late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini just outside Tehran. Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has moved to expand...
  • PUT BUSH ON TRIAL [Says "Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei."]

    09/15/2007 7:34:40 PM PDT · by familyop · 18 replies · 1,575+ views
    Gulf Daily News (Bahrain) ^ | 14SEP07 | Gulf Daily News
    TEHRAN: Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said yesterday that US President George W Bush had been defeated in his Middle East plans and would one day stand trial for "atrocities" committed in Iraq. "Bush will one day be tried in court, just like deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, for his involvement in the Iraq tragedy. "A day will come that the current US president and officials will be tried in an international supreme court for the catastrophes they caused in Iraq," he added, as he spoke to thousands of worshippers during the first Friday prayer of Ramadan. Khamenei's remarks...
  • A tale of two dictatorships: The links between North Korea and Syria (two hereditary dictatorship)

    09/16/2007 9:33:33 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 920+ views
    Sunday Times(Times Online) ^ | 09/16/07 | Michael Sheridan
    September 16, 2007 A tale of two dictatorships: The links between North Korea and Syria Michael Sheridan, Far East correspondent Deep in a tunnel under Mount Myohang, in North Korea, its regime has preserved as a museum piece the Kalashnikov assault rifle and pistols sent as gifts from President Hafez al-Assad of Syria to Kim Il Sung in the early years of their friendship. Today North Korea and Syria are ruled by the sons of their late 20th century dictators, men who share more than just a common fear of the United States and a fondness for authoritarian family rule....
  • Bin Laden the Communist

    09/10/2007 10:17:29 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies · 845+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | September 10, 2007 | William M. Arkin
    Since Osama bin Laden made his first appearance in almost three years on Friday, the government and the news media have exhaustively scrutinized his video for clues as to the Saudi terrorist's whereabouts and well-being. ...his message has been dismissed as meaningless psychological warfare and propaganda, put forward in a claim for relevance on the sixth anniversary of September 11. But what bin Laden actually says in his "message from Sheikh Osama bin Laden to the American people" has the potential to be quite revealing. Gone is any mention of Israel, of the Christian and Jewish crusaders, or of the...
  • The Bin Laden Book Club

    09/10/2007 2:50:14 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 9 replies · 750+ views
    AOL News ^ | September 10, 2007 | Dinesh D'Souza
    Move over Oprah! Welcome to the Osama Bin Laden Book Club. In his most recent video message, Bin Laden extols the works of the leftist author Noam Chomsky and he also directs Americans to read the book Imperial Hubris written by former CIA analyst and Bush critic Michael Scheuer. Scheuer places the blame for the turmoil in Iraq and the Middle East squarely on Bush, and Chomsky wrote of 9/11, "As atrocities go it doesn't rank very high." Indeed for Chomsky the only significance of 9/11 was that usually it is America that is responsible for mass atrocities while "for...
  • Strategizing With leaders of the Anti-War Movement (Democrats Collude w/ Pro-Terrorist Leftists)

    09/08/2007 8:02:53 PM PDT · by kristinn · 55 replies · 1,412+ views
    SpiritualProgressives.org ^ | Friday, September 7, 2007 | Rabbi Michael Lerner
    The Network of Spiritual Progressives Strategizing with leaders of the Anti-War Movement Posted Friday, September 07 2007 Rabbi Michael Lerner This is a slightly edited version of a phone conference call convened by the NSP with the goal of establishing more contact and cooperation between various segments of the anti-war movement, and encouraging long-term strategic thinking. On the call were Tim Carpenter of Progressive Democrats of America, Medea Benjamin of Code Pink, Rick Ufford chase of the Christian Peace Wtiness for Iraq, Leslie Cagan of UFPJ, Dot Maver of Ept. of Peace, Rabbi Michael Lerner and Nichola Torbett of NSP,...
  • World's Most Dangerous Leaders

    09/02/2007 6:46:02 AM PDT · by blitzgig · 19 replies · 1,559+ views
    Reader's Digest ^ | July 2007 | Dale Van Atta
    Any roll call of the world's despots is depressingly long. But only a handful of leaders threaten the security of countries well beyond their borders. Venezuela's president, Hugo Chávez, is the latest ruler to emerge from this pack. Rabidly anti-American, Chávez is intent on stirring up trouble -- and he's getting the help of some menacing thugs he counts as friends. Last September, Americans got a surreal introduction to Hugo Chávez. In an address before the UN General Assembly in New York, Venezuela's president launched into a tirade against the previous day's speaker, George W. Bush. "Yesterday," he intoned, "the...
  • Get Out Your Map: The 'Axis Of Friendship' v. The U.S.

    08/12/2007 3:23:23 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 14 replies · 981+ views
    thebulletin.us ^ | 08/10/2007 | James G. Wiles
    Let's connect some dots. While Americans were celebrating the Fourth of July, a formal alliance to dethrone the United States as the sole global superpower was announced in Tehran. And Venezuela and Iran have helpers. The binder for the "axis of friendship," as President Ahmadinejad called it, is oil. But the Axis (why in the world do they want to call themselves that?) enjoys the informal support of two major powers who'd also like to see the U.S. brought down in the world: Russia, a fallen superpower and major oil producer, and the nation in line to become the next...
  • (Then & Now) WWII Nazi-Muslim SS Terrorist Divisions, Islamic Fundamentalists from Bosnia & Kosovo

    08/10/2007 1:04:26 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 56 replies · 1,385+ views
    Red State ^ | May 13, 2007 | Demophilus
    The connection between the Islamofacists and the NAZI's can no longer be denied. They (Bosnian Muslims & Albanian Muslims) even revived the old infamous ISLAMIC-NAZI WAFFEN SS TERRORIST HANDZAR DIVISION well known for it's savage brutality towards the Jews, Christians, and Gypsies during World War. This is the same group of people the US government now backs in the Balkans. This is a pro-Al-Qaeda policy put in place by the Clinton Administration and foolishly continued by the Bush State Department.We are currently aiding and abetting the same exact genocidal side that the NAZI Germans did back in World War 2...
  • Officials: Russia Ups Pressure on Iran ..(may not deliver fuel to Russian nuclear reactor)

    08/07/2007 7:49:19 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 7 replies · 266+ views
    AOL/ AP ^ | 2007-08-07 | George Jahn
    VIENNA, Austria (AP) - Moscow has warned Iran that it will not deliver fuel to a nearly completed Russian-built nuclear reactor unless Tehran lifts the veil of secrecy on suspicious past atomic activities, a European diplomat said Tuesday. Separately, a U.S. official told The Associated Press that the Russians are not meeting other commitments that would allow the Iranians to activate the Bushehr nuclear reactor, and suggested the delays were an attempt to pressure Tehran into showing more compliance with U.N. Security Council demands. Both men demanded anonymity in exchange for speaking to the AP because their information was confidential....
  • Officials: Russia Ups Pressure on Iran

    08/07/2007 9:03:57 AM PDT · by JohnA · 2 replies · 439+ views
    forbes.com ^ | 08.07.07, 8:05 AM ET | By GEORGE JAHN
    VIENNA, Austria - Moscow has warned Iran that it will not deliver fuel to a nearly completed Russian-built nuclear reactor unless Tehran lifts the veil of secrecy on suspicious past atomic activities, a European diplomat said Tuesday. Separately, a U.S. official told The Associated Press that the Russians are not meeting other commitments that would allow the Iranians to activate the Bushehr nuclear reactor, and suggested the delays were an attempt to pressure Tehran into showing more compliance with U.N. Security Council demands. Both men demanded anonymity in exchange for speaking to the AP because their information was confidential.
  • Fasting Against America

    07/31/2007 5:57:27 AM PDT · by SJackson · 32 replies · 606+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 7-31-07 | Mark D. Tooley
    Muslim Groups in the U.S. have joined with left-wing Protestants and Catholics in planning an “interfaith fast” on the upcoming “day officially known as ‘Columbus Day,’” according to fast organizers. Called “From Conquest to Community, From Violence to Reverence: An Interfaith Fast to End the War in Iraq,” the day of October 8, 2007 will conveniently synchronize with Islam’s “Night of Power” during Ramadan. The fasters include officials from the Islamic Society of North America, the National Council of Churches, the Council on American Islamic Relations, the Catholic Maryknollers, Sojourners, the United Methodist Board of Church and Society, and the...
  • The Hugo Chavez-Iran-Russia pact

    07/29/2007 11:15:37 AM PDT · by exposing_the_left · 7 replies · 605+ views
    Various
    Just a reminder for some, vital info for others: "Chavez pledged that his country would 'stay by Iran at any time and under any condition,' state television reported. Ahmadinejad said he saw in Chavez a kindred spirit." "'We do not have any limitation in cooperation,' Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying. 'Iran and Venezuela are next to each other and supporters of each other. Chavez is a source of a progressive and revolutionary current in South America and his stance in restricting imperialism is tangible.'":http://www.worldthreats.com/latin_america/Iran-Chavez%20Alliance.htmFrom National Public Radio (NPR):"Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has been visiting countries such as China, Iran and...
  • Iran close to closing deal with Russia for 250 Su-30MK

    Show News has learned that Russia's Rosoboronexport (ROE) is close to signing a defense order with Iran that may be the largest in more than three decades.
  • The Holocaust denier, the radical socialist, and their axis of unity

    07/26/2007 5:15:37 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 2 replies · 211+ views
    guardian.co.uk ^ | July 25, 2007 | Rory Carroll in Ciudad Bolivar and Sibylla Brodzinsky in Chimore
    Of all Mr Chávez's alliances the one with Iran is the most striking. Some of the estimated 180 economic and political accords signed with the mullahs over recent years are now bearing fruit - and prompting some disquiet among the small Jewish community. The first "anti-imperialist cars" from a joint venture reached Venezuela's roads this month, with the first batch earmarked for army officers. There is now a weekly flight between Caracas and Tehran, with a stopover in Damascus, operated by the Venezuelan state-controlled airline Conviasa and Iran's national carrier, Iran Air. New mosques are popping up across Venezuela and...
  • Losing My Jihadism

    07/21/2007 11:32:14 AM PDT · by neverdem · 30 replies · 792+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | July 22, 2007 | Mansour al-Nogaidan
    BURAIDAH, Saudi Arabia Islam needs a Reformation. It needs someone with the courage of Martin Luther. This is the belief I've arrived at after a long and painful spiritual journey. It's not a popular conviction -- it has attracted angry criticism, including death threats, from many sides. But it was reinforced by Sept. 11, 2001, and in the years since, I've only become more convinced that it is critical to Islam's future. Muslims are too rigid in our adherence to old, literal interpretations of the Koran. It's time for many verses -- especially those having to do with relations between...