Monthly Archives: August 2008

medvedev rather flat and to the point

Medvedev spells out five principles of Russian foreign policy BOCHAROV RUCHEI (Sochi), August 31 (Itar-Tass) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has declared five principles of the Russian foreign policy following the recognition of independent South Ossetia and Abkhazia. Medvedev had come … Continue reading

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from deep within the spin cycle

Hindus get Kashmir land despite Muslim protests Reuters via World Bulletin On Sunday, officials and Hindu protesters reached an agreement to use the Kashmir forest land Muslims oppose to build temporary shelters, ending protests in Jammu city. Hindus in Kashmir … Continue reading

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laughland, always pretty sensible

Russia and the West: A Dialogue of the Deaf John Laughland, Brussels Journal, Aug 27 2008 Perhaps the most revealing remark made during the crisis over South Ossetia was that by the British Foreign Secretary, David Miliband, who attacked Russia … Continue reading

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she sure sounds qualified to run usa inc

Troopergate in Alaska (extract) Dave Lindorff, CounterPunch […] The evidence suggests that Gov. Palin may have abused her power as governor of Alaska to fire the state’s public security director, after he blocked her efforts to destroy the career of … Continue reading

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more palin reasoning

Advisers say conservative ire pushed McCain away from picking Lieberman Elisabeth Bumiller & Michael Cooper, IHT, Aug 31, 2008 For weeks, advisers close to the campaign said, McCain had wanted to name as his running mate his good friend Senator … Continue reading

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hamas recognises south ossetia and abkhazia

On August 26, the same day Medvedev announced Russia’s recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, a spokesman for the Palestinian group Hamas welcomed the move. He said that there were similarities between the situations of the Abkhazian and South Ossetian … Continue reading

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storm scrambles shit-for-brains convention

Storm scrambles GOP convention Mike Allen & Jonathan Martin, Politico, Aug 30 2008 ST. PAUL, Minn. — Bush is unlikely to make it to the Republican National Convention, and McCain may deliver his acceptance speech via satellite because of the … Continue reading

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