A smaller America could be a stronger America
Aug 25, 2011 08:46 EDThttp://blogs.reuters.com/nader-mousaviz ... r-america/
A nation that thinks it can do anything will do everything –
deploy its military to wars of questionable strategic value at a vast cost in lives and treasure;
issue IOUs in the trillions to finance consumption;
turn the advantage of international reserve currency status into a curse by spending far beyond what creditors are likely to tolerate in the long term; and
sustain the fiction of entitlements that no serious observer thinks will be honored.
NATO destroys yet another country
M D Nalapat
The writer is Vice-Chair, Manipal Advanced Research Group, UNESCO Peace Chair & Professor of Geopolitics, Manipal University, Haryana State, India
08 26 11http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=111013
Indeed,in the 21st century the UN seems to have regressed into the period between 1919 and 1939,when the League of Nations awarded “mandates” to dominant countries that permitted them to rule weaker ones.
Tripoli City Center Not Under Rebel Control
NATO's Operation Mermaid, which was to take Tripoli by landing the mercenaries that had been trained and prepared in the UAE with a full mock-up of central Tripoli is a clear failure.
The replica of Tripoli in Qatar was also used to spread fake media reports on Jazeera, CNN and the BBC world wide.
Meeting with journalists following talks with Chairman of the State Defence Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Kim Jong II
August 24, 2011, 12:30 http://eng.news.kremlin.ru/news/2733
But for now, the situation remains essentially one of dual power in the country, and despite the rebels’ latest successes [?] in their offensive on Tripoli, Gadhafi and his supporters still have some influence and military potential.
Our hope is that the conflict will end as soon as possible, and the two sides will sit down at the negotiating table and reach an agreement on Libya's future.
I say once again too that we want to see Libya remain as a united, sovereign and independent country that builds friendly relations with other states.
Dmitry Medvedev will visit Tajikistan on September 2–3, 2011
August 26, 2011, 18:00
President Medvedev will make an official visit to the Republic of Tajikistan on September 2 at the invitation of President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon.
Mr Medvedev will have a four-party meeting on the same day with President of [puppet] Afghanistan Hamid Karzai, President of [puppet] Pakistan Asif Ali Zadari, and President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon.
The President of Russia will also take part in the summit of the Commonwealth of Independent States’ Council of Heads of State, which will take place on September 3, 2011, in Dushanbe.