‘Jewish money’ controls U.S.: African diplomat

Johannesburg – South Africa’s deputy foreign minister has been taken before the national human rights body for allegedly saying that “Jewish money” controls the United States, officials said Thursday.

Fatima Hajaig allegedly told a political rally two weeks ago in Johannesburg that Jews “control America, no matter which government comes into power, whether Republican or Democratic, whether Barack Obama or George Bush.”

“Their control of America, just like the control of most western countries, is in the hands of Jewish money,” she allegedly said.

Outraged by the remarks, the South African Jewish Board of Deputies — a civil rights group — said it filed a complaint Wednesday against Hajaig at the human rights commission.

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Regions back Medvedev over Caucasus

President Medvedev says the country had no option but to intervene militarily after Georgian forces killed hundreds of civilians and some Russian peacekeepers in South Ossetia. He made the statement at a meeting of the heads of Russia’s regions in the Kremlin.

Medvedev told the State Council meeting that his government had acted responsibly.

“There isn’t a single country in the world that would tolerate its citizens and peacekeepers being killed. Russia was obliged to save these people”.

At the Moscow meeting, the government’s position was backed by regional leaders.

The Republic of Tatarstan’s President, Mentimir Shaimiyev, said recent events showed that ethnic conflicts cannot be solved by force.

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Russia to U.S.: Choose us or Georgia

Russia pressed the United States on Wednesday to choose between “a real partnership” with Moscow or an “illusory” relationship with U.S. ally Georgia.

Washington said it’s sticking with Georgia.

“As to choosing, the United States has made very clear that it is standing by the democratically elected government of Georgia,” Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Wednesday.

She spelled out the Bush administration’s stance after Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called Georgia’s government “a special project for the United States.”

“And we are aware that the U.S. is uptight about this project,” Lavrov said in remarks broadcast on Russian television. “But a choice will have to be made someday between considerations of prestige related to an illusory project and a real partnership in matters which indeed require collective efforts.”

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Jewish Partisans Behind Russo-Georgia War

Dr. David Duke Exposes the Zionist Role Behind the Russia-Georgia War!

In the introduction to his Monday night radio program David Duke speaks on how Israelis have prompted this war and how Israeli Partisans high up in the Georgia Government did the bidding of Israel by launching the attacks on South Ossetia. He also shows how the Jewish extremist influence in media is so great that many people have the mistaken impression that Russia started this war even though Georgia attacked South Ossetia where Russians, by international agreement, have had peacekeepers there for years in the overwhelming Russian region.

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Inside story – US-Iran security deal

Russia blames US for global financial problems

Russia new president has used his first major speech since taking power in May to blame the United States for the global financial downturn.

“It is precisely the gap between the United States’s formal role in the world economy and its real capabilities that was one of the key reasons for the current crisis,” Dmitry Medvedev said on Saturday.

Speaking to major international firms at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, he said that globalisation was an inevitability but that the world lacked investment assets because of disappointment with the US dollar.

“The world is global by nature. Mistakes made by individual countries … will affect the economy at large,” he said.

“No matter how big the American market and no matter how strong the American financial system, they are incapable of substituting for global commodity and financial markets,” he said.

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Libertarian Party selects Bob Barr as 2008 presidential nominee

The Libertarian Party has nominated former Congressman Bob Barr as its candidate for president for the 2008 election.

“I’m sure we will emerge here with the strongest ticket in the history of the Libertarian Party,” Barr stated in his victory speech shortly after being selected as the Party’s nominee. “I want everybody to remember that we only have 163 days to win this election. We cannot waste one single day.”

More than 650 Libertarian delegates met in Denver from May 22 till the 26 for the 2008 Libertarian National Convention. After six rounds of voting Sunday afternoon, Barr was selected as the Party’s presidential nominee.

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US accuses Syria of building weapons reactor

Source: U.S. Strike on Iran Nearing


Contrary to some claims that the Bush administration will allow diplomacy to handle Iran’s nuclear weapons program, a leading member of America’s Jewish community tells Newsmax that a military strike is not only on the table – but likely.

“Israel is preparing for heavy casualties,” the source said, suggesting that although Israel will not take part in the strike, it is expecting to be the target of Iranian retribution.

“Look at Dick Cheney’s recent trip through the Middle East as preparation for the U.S. attack,” the source said.

Cheney’s hastily arranged 9-day visit to the region, which began on March 16, included stops in Israel, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Oman, Turkey, and the Palestinian territories.

Tensions in the region have been rising.

While Israel was conducting the largest homefront military exercises in its history last week, Israel’s National Infrastructure Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer warned Tehran about expected attacks on the Jewish state.

“An Iranian attack will prompt a severe reaction from Israel, which will destroy the Iranian nation,” he said.

He predicted that in a future war, “hundreds of missiles will rain on Israel,” but added that Iran “is definitely aware of our strength.”

In addition to long-range missiles Iran has been developing to strike Israel, Israel’s military strategists see the Iranians using terror groups they back like Hamas operating from Palestine and Hezbollah from Lebanon to launch attacks.

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Bush welcomes Croatia into Nato

The US president has welcomed Nato’s newest member, Croatia, and extolled the virtues of spreading Western-style democracy across all of Europe

Speaking in St Mark’s Square in Zagreb on Saturday, George Bush called the acceptance of Croatia and Albania into Nato a “vote of confidence” that the countries would continue with “necessary reforms”.

“Henceforth, should any danger threaten your people, America and the Nato alliance will stand with you and no one will be able to take your freedom away,” Bush told the crowd in the capital.

Bush flew into Croatia on Friday, arriving from the Nato summit in Bucharest, the Romanian capital, where Croatia and Albania were formally invited to join the alliance.

Croatia and Albania become the 27th and 28th members of Nato once the accession and ratification process has been finalised, which alliance officials hope can be accomplished within a year.

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Nato to support US missile shield

missle_defense.jpgGeorge Bush, the US president, has
won backing for his controversial
missile defence shield to be based in
Europe, despite Russian objections.

A communique that Nato leaders are
to adopt during their summit in
Bucharest will recognise “the substantial
contribution to the protection of allies…
to be provided by the US-led system”.

The summit also vowed to “support each other in sharing the burden” of fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan.

However, Bush’s hopes of extending immediate Nato membership to Ukraine and Georgia, were denied by the military alliance’s leaders.

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Nato summit begins in Bucharest

nato.pngOne of the biggest gatherings of world leaders, the 20th annual Nato
summit, has begun in Bucharest.

The outgoing US president is pushing for Nato’s eastward expansion,
but the military alliance’s leaders were divided on the issue as they
gathered on Thursday in the Romanian capital.

George Bush wants the membership of Nato to be extended to the former Soviet states, Georgia and Ukraine.

But with key allies like France and Germany opposing the plan for fear of provoking Moscow, Bush’s final Nato summit will require all his diplomatic skills.

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Cheney vows ‘unshakable’ commitment to Israel

art_cheney_afp_gi.jpgVice President Dick Cheney arrived
Saturday night in Israel, where he
pledged America’s “enduring and
unshakable” commitment to the
security of the Jewish state as it
approaches its 60th anniversary.

Cheney met with Israeli Prime
Minister Ehud Olmert to kick
off a weekend of talks with Israeli
and Palestinian leaders.

“Our two countries have been more than just strong allies. We’ve been friends, special friends,” Cheney said at a news conference with Olmert.

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http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/meast/03/22/cheney.israel/index.html

Obama and the American Flag

Last October the Associated Press reported that Barack obama_flag.jpg
Obama had made a decision not to sport an American
flag pin on his lapel:

Asked about it Wednesday in an interview with
KCRG-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the Illinois
senator said he stopped wearing the pin shortly
after the attacks and instead hoped to show his
patriotism by explaining his ideas to citizens.

“The truth is that right after 9/11 I had a pin,”
Obama said. “Shortly after 9/11, particularly
because as we’re talking about the Iraq war,
that became a substitute for I think true
patriotism, which is speaking out on issues
that are of importance to our national security.

“I decided I won’t wear that pin on my chest,” he said in the interview. “Instead, I’m going to try to tell the American people what I believe will make this country great, and hopefully that will be a testament to my patriotism.”

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http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120602908584052065.html

Richard Perle On Riz Khan Show

Wall Street fears for next Great Depression

ws-1929.jpgWall Street is bracing itself for another week of roller-
coaster trading after more than $300bn (£150bn)
was wiped off the US equity markets on Friday
following the emergency funding package put
together by the Federal Reserve and JPMorgan
Chase to rescue Bear Stearns.

One UK economist warned that the world is now close to a 1930s-like Great Depression, while New York traders said they had never experienced such fear. The Fed’s emergency funding procedure was first used in the Depression and has rarely been used since.

A Goldman Sachs trader in New York said: “Everyone is in a total state of shock, aghast at what is happening. No one wants to talk, let alone deal; we’re just standing by waiting. Everyone is nervous about what is going to emerge when trading starts tomorrow.”

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/wall-street-fears-for-next-great-depression-796428.html

US soldiers recall horror of war on innocent Iraqis

061103-m-9019h-010.jpgPrivate Clifton Hicks reopened painful memories as
he recalled how his unit in Iraq had raced out to aid
fellow US soldiers who had come under fire, only
to have to clumsily sweep up the tragic results of
a furious counter-attack.

“A patrol of 82nd airborne infantry guys in Humvees with machine guns on either side were attacked from the left by two or three insurgents,” Hicks said, staring vacantly ahead as he gave testimony at “Winter Soldier,” organized by Iraq Veterans against the War (IVAW).

“Some of the guys also heard gunfire from the right, where there was housing for disabled families from the Iraqi army. So the whole platoon returned fire in both directions,” he said.

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60% of officers feel military is weaker now than five years ago

army_in_iraq.jpgToday, the U.S. military is engaged in a campaign that is
more demanding and intense than anything it has
witnessed in a generation. Ongoing wars in Iraq and
Afghanistan, now entering their fifth and seventh years
respectively, have lasted longer than any U.S. military
engagements of the past century, with the exception of
Vietnam.

More than 25,000 American servicemen and women have been wounded and over 4,000 killed. Additional deployments in the Balkans, on the Korean Peninsula, and elsewhere are putting further pressure on the military’s finite resources. And, at any time, U.S. forces could be called into action in one of the world’s many simmering hot spots—from Iran or Syria, to North Korea or the Taiwan Strait.

Yet, even as the U.S. military is being asked to sustain an unprecedented pace of operations across the globe, many Americans continue to know shockingly little about the forces responsible for protecting them. Nearly 70 percent of Americans report that they have a high level of confidence in the military, yet fewer than 1 in 10 has ever served. Politicians often speak favorably about people in uniform, but less than one quarter of the U.S. Congress has donned a uniform. It is not clear whether the speeches and sound bites we hear from politicians and experts actually reflect the concerns of those who protect our nation.

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http://www.foreignpolicy.com/story/cms.php?story_id=4198

Unconstitutional : The War on Civil Liberties

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New record of oil prices sends stock markets down again

oil.jpgOil prices have finally overcome the landmark psychological
barrier and reached the level of $100.01 per barrel in New
York yesterday. The price marked the new all-time record
of the oil market and exceeded its previous record of
January 3 by one cent.

In the beginning of January a market member purchased 1,000 barrels of oil for $100 per barrel to immediately sell the fuel for $99.4 and eventually lose $600 on the deal. Experts say that someone wanted to become famous in an instant. It was a far-fetched increase in oil prices, specialists believe.

The current situation is different. The price has overcome the level of $100 due to a whole list of reasons. First and foremost, the new prices appeared as a result of the conflict between the government of Venezuela and the USA’s Exxon Mobil. Venezuela has virtually ousted Exxon Mobil from the country, which made it suffer immense losses. President Hugo Chavez said that the opposition with the oil company may eventually force Venezuela cease their oil shipments to the USA. The court hearings on the case will start on February 22 in London.

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http://english.pravda.ru/world/americas/20-02-2008/104156-oil_prices-0