The time has arrived where we must understand the realities of the dark forces amongst us.
Oct 7, 1:27 PM EDT
Explosions shake Ill. village after train derails http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/ ... 7-13-27-54
evacuation of Tiskilwa, a village of about 800 people about 100 miles west of Chicago
FILE UNDER LIBYA
Oct 7, 5:43 PM EDT
Pain of job crisis goes well beyond the unemployed http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/ ... 7-17-43-00
Among those hurt by today's 9.1 percent jobless rate are people forced to work only part-time and those who've given up looking for work in frustration.
GLOBALIZATION IS GOOD
Spain, Italy Credit Ratings Lowered by Fitch as Europe Debt Crisis Worsens
Oct 7, 2011 4:53 PM ET http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-10-0 ... ncern.html
Spain had its foreign and local currency long-term issuer default ratings cut to AA- from AA+, while Italy had the same set of ratings lowered to A+ from AA-
Belgium’s Ratings Under Review by Moody’s
Oct 7, 2011 5:01 PM ET http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-10-0 ... ody-s.html
under review for a downgrade
7 October 2011 Last updated at 14:25 ET
UK financial firms downgraded by Moody's rating agencyhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-15211230
including Lloyds TSB, RBS, Nationwide and Santander UK.
26 September 2011 Last updated at 12:23 ET
An Officer, Law Enforcement Members Injured by Gunmen in Douma Countryside, Nationalistic Opposition Figure Mashaal Tammo Assassinated
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Nationalistic Opposition Figure Mashaal Tammo Assassinated, His Son Marcel and Companion Wounded by Armed Terrorist Group
Oct 07, 2011
Mashaal Tammo was an agricultural engineer who entered the political arena in 1990, establishing the Kurdish Future Party in 2005 with a group of others.
He was against the calls by the opposition abroad for interfering in Syria's affairs and rejected the use of arms.
Tammo had continuously stressed the importance of national unity and comprehensive political, economic and social reforms. He left behind a wife and six son[s].
Afghanistan: the limits of power
Thursday 6 October 2011 17.05 EDT http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree ... -editorial
What we have learned is that we hugely overestimated the capacity of our military, diplomatic and intelligence establishments to change other societies. The hubris was most evident in the United States, but it was not absent in Britain, nor, if more briefly, in the other countries which joined in the Afghan intervention.
This overweening sense that anything and everything was possible goes back to the moment of triumphalism at the end of the cold war. [Actually, to 08 06 45.] Its military dimension was expressed in one rightwing intellectual's [Kaplan's] claim that the American empire had "appropriated the entire Earth and was ready to flood the most obscure areas of it with troops at a moment's notice".
The trouble was that, once in that obscure corner, whether Iraq or Afghanistan, they were confronted by shrewd and ruthless opponents who soon found ways of countering the technical superiority of the invaders. [IEDs trump nukes.]
But this military overconfidence, of which the British armed forces had their own scaled-down version, was not the only problem. Soft power was found as wanting as hard power in the Afghan story. Some Afghans [the traitors] were indeed "like us", recognisably middle class or western in their beliefs and aspirations, and the effect of our intervention may well have been to increase that number.
But the majority [the patriots] were not like us, and we could not make them so by wish or fiat.
The Taliban cannot be defeated, but nor are they likely to be able to prevail in large parts of the country. [Standard Superpower BS.]
There is a minimal common interest in a power-sharing settlement as part of a deal under which foreign forces leave, and [>] neighbouring powers [Iran, Imperial India, puppet Pakistan] agree to certain rules about their permissible influence in Afghanistan.
That may be beyond achievement, but, after 10 years of muddle and mayhem, it must be our duty – our remaining duty [as Superpower slaves] – to aim at it.
Occupy Wall Street, the start of a new protest era?
NEW YORK | Fri Oct 7, 2011 11:32pm IST http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/10/0 ... 3320111007
On Wednesday...thousands of union workers marched to show solidarity with the movement called Occupy Wall Street
THAT'S A HECK OF A LOT BETTER THAN 1986