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Archive for November, 2006

Message of H.E. Dr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Posted by alanmirs on November 30, 2006


While Divine providence has placed Iran and the United States geographically far apart, we should be cognizant that human values and our common human spirit, which proclaim the dignity and exalted worth of all human beings, have brought our two great nations of Iran and the United States closer together
 
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Iraq had turned out to be “a disaster”

Posted by alanmirs on November 19, 2006


Mr Blair, swallowing the humiliation of his 2001 visit to Syria immediately after 9/11, when he was publicly lectured by Mr Assad on the difference between terrorists and freedom fighters, sent his top policy adviser, Sir Nigel Sheinwald, to Damascus this month.

Having the peaceful nuclear energy hence having the knowledge of building the bomb takes away the importance of possession and helps the destruction of such weapons.

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Iraq woes haunt Bush in Vietnam

Posted by alanmirs on November 18, 2006


Iraq woes haunt Bush in Vietnam

By Brian Barron
BBC News

In both conflicts, America’s justifications for war were eventually discredited. Just as disturbing, was Washington’s failure – initially at least – to learn from well-documented colonial blunders by the French in Vietnam and British in the 1920s in Iraq.

President Bush in Vietnam with the Vietnamese Prime Minister

President Bush attends the APEC summit with Nguyen Tan Dung

When President Bush agreed months ago to attend the Apec summit in Vietnam, he may have pictured headlines about extending the hand of friendship to an old enemy. But instead, at the end of another week of distressing news from Iraq, many commentators are drawing uncomfortable parallels with Iraq.

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Will Robert Gates Sway the Iran Debate?

Posted by alanmirs on November 10, 2006


DAVE MCDERMAND / BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION EAGLE / AP
Secretary of Defense nominee, Robert Gates, January 2005.

Nation

Will Robert Gates Sway

Gates made his own views on Iran policy known in mid-2004, when he
joined Zbigniew Brzezinski — President Carter’s National Security
Advisor — in chairing a task force of scholars who issued a report
titled "
Iran: Time for a New Approach."

http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/time/topstories/~3/47257547/0,8599,1557379,00.html


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a terrible, despicable crime.”

Posted by alanmirs on November 9, 2006


"My son, he is all I have left of my family," said Ramez, 30, clapping
his hands and wiping them against each other in a gesture of finality
and resignation.
His eyes glazed, his voice drained of emotion, he recited the painful
losses: His wife Manal. His brother Samir. Two daughters, 3 years old
and 7 months. His father, his stepmother, his grandmother, a sister
still in high school. His son Abdullah, 7, lay in a hospital bed beside
him, an elastic bandage wrapped around the stump of his amputated left
foot.

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Bush awaits judgment of voters

Posted by alanmirs on November 7, 2006


To his critics, it sometimes seems as if Bush lives in his own world,
oblivious or unwilling to accept the shifting reality around him. His
is a world of absolutes. "I view this as a struggle of good versus
evil," he said the other day about the war with terrorists. To Bush,
that is strength, not weakness — the certitude of conviction, the
power of principle. He’s "the decider" in a business afflicted by
equivocation and thumb-sucking.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15596732/

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U.S. Seeks Silence on CIA Prisons

Posted by alanmirs on November 4, 2006


The battle over legal rights for terrorism suspects detained for years
in CIA prisons centers on Majid Khan, a 26-year-old former Catonsville
resident who was one of 14 high-value detainees transferred in
September from the "black" sites to the U.S. military prison at
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. A lawyer with the Center for Constitutional
Rights, which represents many detainees at Guantanamo, is seeking
emergency access to him
.

"We
had no way of knowing who had him or where he was," said Mahmood Khan,
brother of Majid Khan, who was held for more than three years in a
secret CIA prison. (By Michael Robinson Chavez — The Washington Post)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/11/03/AR2006110301793.html?referrer=emailarticlepg





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Using the North Korea crisis to stop nuclear proliferation

Posted by alanmirs on November 2, 2006


There were two mistakes with respect to Iraq. One
had to do with intelligence. Either he believed unreliable intelligence
that was fed to him by intelligence officers anxious to tell the boss
what he wanted to hear, or he made up what he wanted to believe. The
other mistake had to do with the United Nations and our allies there.
He lost patience while they were deciding what to do and invaded Iraq
with limited support, mostly from Great Britain. That support has cost
Prime Minister Tony Blair dearly; his Labour Party may lose its
parliamentary majority.

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/1102/p09s02-coop.html

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Violent Wave

Posted by alanmirs on November 1, 2006


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The New York Times leads with the wave of violence that engulfed Baghdad yesterday and killed 46 Iraqis. The U.S. military also announced three more American deaths, raising the October death toll to 102. The Los Angeles Times leads with what it says is a "growing number of American military officers" who have begun to "privately" question the wisdom of not setting a hard deadline for troop reduction in Iraq.

http://www.slate.com/id/2152557/

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