Posts tagged: Iraq



Obama and the Caribbean

The breaking of the race barrier is very welcome. That point has been made. In fact, it comes 200 years late. But will Obama deliver in other respects? Here is hope and doubt. After Obama won the nomination he veered heavily to the center. That was necessary to be elected. But the question is: what ...

Stop this stupid, stupid war!

We are all for peaceful globalization, but not this way. Globalization via socio-economic measures: Yes. Today! Globalization via war and violence: No, we want no part of it. There was a meeting in Yalta just before the recent Georgia-Russia war. Present were, among others, the President of ...

When the Public Trust Withdraws ...

The BBC reports that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said there was a plot to kill him during a trip he took to Iraq in March. "Mr Ahmadinejad inferred that the United States and its allies were behind the alleged plot to kidnap and kill him. The president made the comment during a ...

Race is Irrelevant

We have indeed entered the New Aquarian Age. I knew it before, but we have just seen yet another clear sign of it: Obama's nomination. Excellent job! A great achievement for humanity. Unfortunately Obama is ignorant of the ‘Just Third Way' (which we call ‘solidarism') and it's going to be extremely ...

Generals speak out against Torture; sign the Petition!

Water boarding, stress positions, hypothermia, sensory deprivation, sleep deprivation and isolation, and holding prisoners in secret CIA "black sites" in order to keep them outside the reach of the law. All these ‘enhanced interrogation techniques' have been used during the Bush administration. US ...

Oil, Water, Climate & War

Disturbing analysis - alas, too accurate! - by John Gray in the Guardian/UK of March 30, 2008. A few quotations:

At present, a race for the world's resources is underway that resembles the Great Game that was played in the decades leading up to the First World War. Now, as then, the most coveted ...

Chavez: crazy no, misguided yes

'10 battalions and tanks to the border! Try crossing our border Uribe, and see what happens! Don't even think it!' Obviously the USA, CIA, FBI etc. are all behind this, Chavez claims (which could well be true, by the way). Meanwhile, Colombian President Alvaro Uribe is asking the International ...

Kosovo: Why not 1,000 Nation-States?

The following truth is self-evident: "... when a long train of abuses and usurpations (...) evinces a design to reduce them (= the people) under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security (...)". Sounds ...

For our Cuban Friends, especially Fidel Castro

To achieve peaceful transition to democracy, the Cubans need a new economic theory - built on full political democracy - that not only respects the Revolution but improves both the socialist and the capitalist model. As we were told in Cuba: ‘No queremos una transición de comunismo salvaje a ...

Why are we not happy?

A senior al-Qaeda leader, Abu Laith al-Libi, has been killed in Afghanistan, the BBC reported a few days ago. Such news does not make happy. Why? Well, think about it. It is conceivable that sometimes war or police action is inescapable. If that's the case, then sometimes the use of force is ...

2008, Beginning of a New Cycle

According to theosophical calculation the year 2008 will mark the beginning of a new cycle. For 2 + 0 + 0 + 8 = 10, which reduces to 1 (for 1 + 0 = 1). Theosophical reduction consists in adding up the digits of a figure until you reach the smallest integer. The number 1 always points to a new ...

USA: the World’s Last Best Hope

Some of our American friends don’t agree with our last Daily Connect, in which we point out that the Bush-administration poses a serious threat to freedom and democracy. They don’t see it. They demand proof. When we point out that the US is violating human rights openly and with total disregard for ...

Presidential Coup

We normally write our own stories. This time we make an exception. The story we copy here below is by Jim Hightower and was posted on www.alternet.org/story/65450. We copy this story without having asked permission and take the risk of violating his copyright, because we are convinced that Mr. ...

A Just Solution for Iraq

At this time of grave danger to freedom and democracy from within and from without, we need new ideas. We need new paradigmatic ideas. What follows is such an idea. We copy it verbatim from www.catholicprwire.com where it was posted on 23 August 2007 (note: sub-headings were added by us). The idea ...

IRAN wants the US out of Iraq

Iran's vice-president has said efforts to improve security in Iraq depend on the withdrawal of US-led forces and an end to US interference in the country, BBC Internet has reported recently. Vice-President Parviz Davoodi said Iran wanted a secure and stable Iraq, and was doing what it could to ...

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