Archive for August 27th, 2008
Medvedev takes first step toward new world order
Gazeta.ru, Vedomosti.ru, Vedomosti
Russia’s recognition of the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia several months after the leading Western countries recognized Kosovo’s independence has closed the door on a short period of a stable world order. Analysts say Moscow has provided a much more radical example of solving international problems without resorting to traditional mechanisms. Russia put off the recognition of the breakaway Georgian republics for as long as possible, until it had to choose between doing it or bowing to the West – although it did not consider itself guilty of anything, and eating humble pie in this situation would have been vivid proof of its inefficiency. Boris Shmelev, head of the Center for Comparative Political Studies at the Institute of International Economic and Political Studies, said,
In chess, such situations are described as zugzwang, or the necessity to move when every decision has negative consequences. It is a choice between bad and worse. Russia’s recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia will enrage the West, and a crisis in bilateral relations that began several years ago will deteriorate into confrontation. However, a decision not to recognize the two republics would have seriously damaged Russia’s prestige and possibly destabilized the situation in Russia’s North Caucasus, which would be still worse.
Nikolai Zlobin, director of Russian and Asian programs at the U.S. Center for Defense Information, said Russia had delivered the final blow at the system of international relations agreed by the anti-Hitler coalition in Yalta, and opened the door to what the United States and other Western countries have demanded for the past few years – a revision of the fundamentals of the current world order. Zlobin said,
Dmitry Medvedev, the first Russian president to become a politician after the Cold War, has driven the last nail in the coffin of the system that has long become ineffective and inadequate, and has more than once led the international community into a dead-end. When the West gets over its emotional reaction to Moscow’s decision, many will sigh with relief there, because they will see that Dmitry Medvedev has untied their hands and actually made the decisive move toward a new world order. This offers Russia and the West new opportunities. The main thing now is not to become too involved with foreign policy maneuvering and attempts to punish each other, or else the sides will miss this rare strategic opportunity to change the world to one’s liking.
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As speculation continues over presumptive Republican nominee John McCain’s choice of a running mate, one unlikely contender remains in the mix. Joe Lieberman — the independent Democratic senator from Connecticut who ran as Al Gore’s vice presidential running mate in 2000, but now backs McCain — is rumored to be on the the Arizona senator’s short list. A Lieberman spokesman coyly declined to comment Wednesday on the senator’s vice presidential prospects — or his whereabouts. “He’s on vacation. I’ve been told that’s all I’m allowed to say. He’s on vacation,” a spokesperson for the senator told FOX News. “I’ll even go one step further with you than I’ve gone with other reporters,” the source continued. “He’s on planet Earth.”
McCain had previously indicated that he would announce his running mate on Friday, but sources close to his campaign told FOX News that his decision may come even sooner. A McCain aide, speaking on condition of anonymity said McCain may announce his choice on Thursday — the same day Barack Obama will accept the Democratic nomination at Invesco Field in Denver, Colo. Other candidates on McCain’s short list include Massachusetts governor and former presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty. In recent days, former Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating has also been named as a late entry on the list. However, Keating told FOX News on Wednesday that he was not vetted by the McCain campaign and has no intention of attending the Republican National Convention. He said his absence at the GOP convention is due to a scheduling conflict and is not be construed as a lack of support for McCain. (FOX News)
Israel’s national broadcast authority has rejected radio ads criticizing the Israeli government for stranding Palestinian university students in the Gaza Strip. The broadcast authority says the ads are too controversial. The ads were submitted by an Israeli human rights group that is working for freedom of movement for Palestinians. The radio spots targeted Israeli sanctions that have trapped hundreds of Gaza students who hoped to study abroad. The ads feature two prominent Israeli authors and a former Cabinet minister calling on the government to let the students out. Israel imposed the blockade after Hamas seized power in Gaza, and tightened the sanctions because of ongoing rocket fire against Israeli towns. Egypt has also sealed its crossing with the territory. – AP via Haaretz
At Denver convention, pro-life group
equates abortion with Holocaust
Natasha Mozgovaya, Haaretz
DENVER, COLORADO – For years, national conventions in the United States have been a favorite spot for activists from the farthest fringes of the American political spectrum to appear before the media, ensuring their message is broadcast, or at least ridiculed, around the globe. This year the streets of Denver, Colorado will host veteran American anarchists, radical environmentalists, Falun Gong followers, and even a group committed to placing a prohibition on bird pornography. Well, not quite, but a group of animal activists protesting near the convention are comparing the caging of birds to a sort of perverted voyeurism, ornithology porn if you will. For many walking the streets of the mile-high city during the convention the most jarring sight may well be the protestors carrying giant posters plastered with photos of aborted fetuses. The campaign is the brainchild of the Christian Defense Coalition, who call it “Barack Obama: The Abortion President.” One photo, which succeeded to anger many passersby, showed a dead fetus splayed across an American flag with the slogan “Abortion – American Holocaust,” written underneath.
“We understand that some people, especially Jewish people, might be hurt by that, but the truth is that both Jews were denied the right to live and were slaughtered during the Holocaust, and so are those babies,” one of the activists from the Christian Defense Coalition told Haaretz. The activist, 22-year-old Crystal Golden, added: “The baby that was thought to be dead in Israel and later recovered on the way to grave proves that they want to live and capable to survive. Some of our activists heard from people that those posters put them back to painful memories, but we need to speak for those children.” Other pro-life groups have descended on Denver, with the well-known Operation Rescue driving around the city in its “truth trucks”, large moving-trucks covered in panels showing photos of dismembered fetuses moments after being removed from the womb and others that mock the famous Uncle Sam recruitment poster, with Obama in star-spangled attire pointing and saying “Obama wants YOU! To pay for abortion!”
Some Western political commentators have suggested that the sharp criticism from the US for Russia’s recognition of the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia is due to the fact that the move interferes with US plans for the region. John Laughland, director of studies at the Paris-based Institute of Democracy and Cooperation, said on the Vremya news program on Russia’s Channel One that London and Washington planned “to fully surround Russia with the help of NATO in the Caucasus and Ukraine and turn the Black Sea into an American lake.” Now, according to Laughland, that strategy is impossible. He predicts that diplomatic pressure on Russia will be fierce. “In the end, it seems to me, that will lead to a balanced international system in which, very obviously, it will be impossible not to take account of Russia or to humiliate her by gradually pushing her out of the sphere of European influence,” he said. Michael Binyon, political reviewer for the British Times newspaper, who appeared on the same broadcast, said that there is no hope of reuniting Abkhazia and South Ossetia with Georgia. “In my view,” he said, “Russia simply acknowledged the real situation. Georgia did not control those territories and there was no hope for reunification.” Binyon does not see Georgia as a worthy candidate for NATO membership. He said supporters of Georgian NATO membership are in the uncomfortable position of favoring a regime that solves its problems through military action. – Kommersant
HOW THE ROTHSCHILD DYNASTY OPERATES
Brother Nathanael Kapner, RealJewNews
Sources: The Rothschilds, Frederick Morton; The Empire Of The City, E. C. Knuth; The Elite Don’t Dare Let Us Tell The People, Robert Gaylon Ross; Two Rothschilds And The Land Of Israel, Simon Schama.
SECRECY IS THE HALLMARK of the Jewish Rothschild Dynasty. But I, Brother Nathanael Kapner, a former Jew, am intent on bursting the “Rothschild-bubble.” I am doing this because I perceive that the Rothschilds, (they are Jews), are the leaders, (they are secretive), in destroying Christian civilization throughout the world. Here Is A List Of The Prominent Family Members Of The Jewish Rothschild Dynasty & Their Principal Functions:
Jacob Rothschild : Born in 1936 in England. After gaining prominence in the family bank, NM Rothschild and Sons in London, he established in 1988, the Rothschild Investment Trust, now known as RIT Capital Partners here which holds controlling investment interest in Royal Dutch Shell Oil. Jacob Rothschild is the Chairman of Yad Hanadiv here, a Zionist Charity of the Rothschilds, which gave to Israel the Knesset & the Israeli Supreme Court.
Nathaniel Rothschild : Born in 1971 in England. He is Jacob Rothschild’s son & heir apparent. He began his career in 1994 at the Rothschilds’ Jewish sister bank, Lazard Brothers in London. Currently, Nathaniel Rothschild is an executive (what else would he be?) with Gleacher Partners, a New York-based mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisory firm founded by Eric Gleacher, former head of M&A at another Jewish sister bank of the Rothschilds, Lehman Brothers. It should be noted that both Lazard Brothers & Lehman Brothers hold shares along with the principal share holder, NM Rothschild & Son, in the privately-held Jewish bank known as the Federal Reserve System of America here.
Evelyn Rothschild : Born in 1931 in France. He began his career as Director of the Paris-based De Rothschild Freres Bank. Between 1976 & 1982 he became Chairman of NM Rothschild & Sons in England & Rothschild Bank in Zurich. He is also honorary director of De Beers Consolidated Mines & IBM United Kingdom Holdings Limited. Evelyn Rothschild is a man of many propaganda-hats. He has served in Directorships of the internationally renowned The Economist, and newspapers owned by Lord Beaverbrook, which included the London Evening Standard & Daily Express. He has also served as Director of Lord Black’s Daily Telegraph.
David René Rothschild : Born in 1942 in NYC. He is currently the Senior Partner of Rothschild & Cie Banque of France here. He took over the Chairmanship of NM Rothschild & Sons of London upon the “retirement” of Evelyn Rothschild in 2003.
Benjamin Rothschild : Born in 1963 in France. He succeeded his father, Edmond de Rothschild, as Chairman of the LCF Rothschild Group in France here. The LCF Rothschild Group, centered in Paris with a branch in Tel Aviv, has a global network here of financial institutions with assets over €100 billion.
“Not Quite A Riot” (the parking garage escape)
Richard Myers, Colorado Indymedia, Aug 26, 2008
Ron Kovic Recreate68 speech, full 5 minutes
Richard Myers, Colorado Indymedia, Aug 26, 2008
Cynthia McKinney Recreate68 speech, 8 minutes
Richard Myers, Colorado Indymedia, Aug 26, 2008
McKinney text, found at Black Agenda Report
Our country has been hijacked and the Democrats have proven themselves to have been in on the plan. When it came to the Constitution, the Democratic leadership showed us that aiding and abetting illegal spying on us was more important to them than protecting our civil liberties. When it came to war and occupation, the Democratic leadership showed us that financing an illegal and immoral war, based on lies, was more important to them than the people’s desire for peace. And when the people, hurting from the financial mismanagement of this country, called for accountability for the crimes that have been committed against the people here, against the global community, against nature, itself, the Democratic leadership took impeachment off the table!
Grassroots Democratic Party activists want a livable wage! A “Medicare-for-all” type of health care system, repeal of the Bush tax cuts that have ushered in the greatest income inequality in this country since the Great Depression. But the Democratic Party has shown itself to be incapable of providing even a semblance of the values even of its own activists. The Democratic Party’s national leadership didn’t even mention Hurricanes Katrina and Rita survivors in their Congressional agenda for the first 100 days. The Democratic Party’s national leadership gave us the Iran Naval Blockade bill, the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act, and telecom immunity. They continue to fund war and occupation to the tune of $720 million a day while our children graduate from college tens – or even hundreds – of thousands of dollars in debt. Entire cities are going into receivership while the Democratic leadership in Congress gives the Pentagon one half trillion dollars annually with no accountability, no strings attached. That’s over and above spending for war.
Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo are the hallmarks of the new U.S. gulag Democrats are helping to create. They want us to believe that China and Russia are our enemies, in addition to the 60 countries on Dick Cheney’s list. They want us to believe that workers, who come to this country to support their families after Democratic leadership in the country saddled workers with NAFTA, are our enemies. But we are here today to declare that we know who the real enemies are: those false patriots that George Washington warned us of, who wrap themselves in the flag while betraying our values. We are the true patriots! We know that the strength of this country lies in the way it countenances dissent. And we are here to dissent. We are not deterred by reports of sleek, new detention facilities or recently-acquired taser guns that kill. For we come to dissent in peace. Indeed, we dissent for peace. Today, we declare our independence from conformity and “go-along-to-get-along” politics. We declare our willingness to be radical in pursuit of peace and in our hunger for justice. We can see clearly now who the real stickup artists are and that’s why we’re in Denver!
Our actions here this week begin the disarming of the hijackers. We no longer are afraid. And we won’t be deceived. We know that a vote for the Democrats is a vote for more war in Afghanistan and other parts of the world. But today, we are now free. Free to stand on the four pillars guiding our political engagement: environmental wisdom, peace, grassroots democracy, and social justice. And finally, we know our power. We know the power of the people. We know that true power rests in the hands of the people. People who are willing to take a stand. We need look no further than Haiti, Cote d’Ivoire, Spain, and India to see the power of the people at the ballot box. No further than Brazil, Venezuela, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Bolivia, Nicaragua, and Paraguay to know that if they can do it, so can we. Provided our elections are fair! And if the Democrats cave in, in the face of fraud, disfranchisement, and theft, then we will be there to demand election integrity! All over this country, the signs are there. People from New York to Florida, Washington State to California, Colorado to Texas are liberating themselves. We must not stop! Our country is worth it! Let’s take our country back! Power to the People!
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as before I want to caution the viewers that this video archivist, excellent though he or she is, appears to side with a dubious ultra-Left faction, http://www.peoplespresscollective.org/