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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Fidel's Ticked Off At Obama, But Raul's Looking Forward To Dinner

Fidel Castro gave a speech the other day where he condemned Obama for stating that he would maintain the embargo that the U.S. has placed against Cuba for decades. Castro says that this will only starve more Cubans, hurt their economy more. Obama says that it has been and will remain U.S. policy to... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Disasters Everywhere...

As if the hundred thousand killed in Myanmar wasn't enough, the government over there is refusing to allow aid groups to enter or conduct food drops. Tornadoes tore through Oklahoma, Missouri, and Georgia, killing nearly two dozen people. And a earthquake in China has killed at least 10,000 people.... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Raul Castro Succeeds Fidel As President Of Cuba

Raul Castro, Fidel Castro's younger brother, was voted into the office of president of Cuba Sunday, February 24. Although Fidel Castro, who had ruled the island nation for 49 years, had conveyed almost all governing powers to his brother in 2006 when he became ill, the official title of president... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Castro Resigns

President Fidel Castro, the aging military dictator of Cuba, announcedTuesday, February 19, that he has resigned as Cuba's president and as commander-in-chief of the island nation's military forces. The letter of resignation appeared in the early morning edition of the state-run newspaper Granma. In... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Benazhir Bhutto Assassinated At Political Rally

The former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Benazhir Bhutto, was cut down today in a hail of bullets. In the chaos that ensued, suicide bombers detonated and killed more people in the crowd that had gathered to hear to hear the democratic reform leader in Rawalpundi, Pakistan. Preliminary reports have... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Israel Still Sees Iran As A Threat

Despite the latest National Intelligence Estimate that has Capitol Hill in an uproar these days, Israel says that it does not agree with the gist of the Estimate and will continue to pursue a hardline approach to Iran. Given Israel's vaunted intelligence community, I'd say I'm more likely to agree... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

What Will Become Of Pakistan?

The most worrisome question facing world peace today is the question over the instability of Pakistan. Two weeks ago, President Musharrif invoked and imposed martial law, shutting down Pakistan's government and sending the Supreme Court home. He claimed he was doing it because Pakistan was becoming... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Putin and Ahmedinejad Talk Solidarity

For the first time in 60 years, a Russian head of state has visited Teheran. Vladimir Putin, in an obvious effort to thwart American interests in the region, met with Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmedinejad, and issued a statement that Iran wasn't interested in developing its nuclear weapons... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Do They Really Believe They'll Get Away With It?

About a hundred anti-government demonstrators protested at a speech given by President Mahmoud Ahmedinijad at Teheran University yesterday. They were barely heard in the din of the thousands of supporters rallied there. But what could these young people be thinking? In a country where you're lynched... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

North Korea To Disarm?

North Korea announced this week that it would seek ways to peaceably disarm its nuclear weapons. Just who has taken over the body of Kim Jong Il? It's not April first. Now who will be the third in the axis of evil? I nominate Venezuela. Sign in to see full entry.

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