Émission de L'Autre Monde du 13 mars 2008: Économie, Pétrole, Moyen-Orient, Rareté de la nourriture, Espace
Émission de L'Autre Monde du 13 mars 2008: Économie, Pétrole, Moyen-Orient, Rareté de la nourriture, Espace
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L'Autre Monde 13 mars 2008
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- Dans notre tour de monde avec Les Nouvelles Internationales, nous avons le Kosovo, le Moyen-Orient et Israël/Palestine et on parle d'une nouvelle course pour l'espace ainsi que la rareté de la nourriture et l'augmentation des prix partout de celle-ci.
Hyperliens vers les sources des informations discutées sur l'émission d'aujourd'hui:
Changements climatiques et réserves de nourriture et sa grandissante rareté
IT IS the new face of hunger. A perfect storm of food scarcity, global warming, rocketing oil prices and the world population explosion is plunging humanity into the biggest crisis of the 21st century by pushing up food prices and spreading hunger and poverty from rural areas into cities.
The problem is that the global warming cultists have created this food crisis with this lame-brained idea that we could divert farm lands from food production into making fuel for our cars and that this would be carbon-neutral on the theory that the plants absorb as much carbon as burning the fuel produces.
This is, of course, not true. The promises of carbon-neutrality fail to take into account the emissions created by the processing used to convert the plant material into ethanol. But then the purveyors of panic seldom really thing these things all the way through, and as this last winter's temperatures showed, the claim that the Earth faces catastrophic global warming lacks real scientific foundation. Yes, it is true that the scientists rich on grants to study global warming for the most part see a problem, but grant-driven science has created some notorious scarecrows in recent decades, including the Y2K bug (it didn't happen), Bird Flu Pandemic (also not happening), and the loss of the Ozone Layer (turns out that hole over Antarctica has been there all along).
These fashionable "scientific emergencies" are a great way for government to keep the public from looking at real issues, like how we got lied into a war, or whether our voting system is really honest. And for those in a position to exploit these pseudo-science public relations campaigns, a great deal of money can be made in a very short time. Right now there are warehouses filled with Bird Flu vaccine, purchased at taxpayer expense, which will most likely never be used (a good thing when you consider the problems with vaccines these days), and will sit there until they rot and get dumped into the landfills (and into the water supply). But the vaccine maker got their money, so who cares, right?
Human-caused Global Warming is not science. It is a hoax, perpetuated by government that wants to give people something to fret about that does not endanger the oligarchy. along the way, GW (tm) is used to justify greater control over the private lives of people, not to mention yet more taxes. GW is also loved by corporations eager to sell more products, many of which, like ethanol, actually give you LESS value while costing more money.
And now the GW cult has brought about a disruption in the food supply. Not their problem, of course; they were only out to save the Earth, and those pesky useless eaters just get in the way with their cars and light bulbs and oth8ert icky human stuff! The globe is just much better off without them (or so says this "Aftermath" program on TV, which lauds how wonderful nature will come back after humans vanish).
And again, this illustrates how the Global Warming Cult (industry) really wasn't thinking globally. The goal was to sell ethanol, so that businessmen who don't actually own oil wells can get into the fuel industry. Lobbying resulted in a mandated ethanol fuel and literally out of nothing, a whole new business was created out of thin air for the politically connected to leap into. Yet these people who claim to care so much about the Earth were oblivious to the fact that Earth is finite. That includes farmlands. In order to grow corn for fuel they must STOP growing corn for food. That doesn't seem very globally aware thinking to me. But then again, maybe they just don;t really care. Because after all, the end result is that they are selling us a less powerful fuel for far more money. and that seems to be the American way of doing business these days.
So, the ethanol gets sold, more emissions get poured into the air than before, and since ethanol contains less chemical energy than gas, you have to buy and burn MORE of it to go the same distance. And food shortages result, which drives up food prices, but hey, that's someone ELSE'S problem; we're just here to sell ethanol and get our chunk of the fuel economy pie!
More than 73 million people in 78 countries that depend on food handouts from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are facing reduced rations this year. The increasing scarcity of food is the biggest crisis looming for the world'', according to WFP officials.
At the same time, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation has warned that rising prices have triggered a food crisis in 36 countries
The bank points out that global food prices have risen by 75% since 2000, while wheat prices have increased by 200%. The cost of other staples such as rice and soya bean have also hit record highs, while corn is at its most expensive in 12 years.
The increasing cost of grains is also pushing up the price of meat, poultry, eggs and dairy products. And there is every likelihood prices will continue their relentless rise, according to expert predictions by the UN and developed countries.
High prices have already prompted a string of food protests around the world, with tortilla riots in
The spectre of food shortages is casting a shadow across the globe, causing riots in Africa, consumer protests in
During our department meeting at our local Macey's grocery store, the director gave us a copy of this letter and said that wheat prices will be doubling in the next three weeks and the stores will be limited in what they will be able to get from the warehouse. Wheat bread will be about $
While millions of Haitians go hungry, containers full of food are stacking up in the nation's ports because of government red tape -- leaving tons of beans, rice and other staples to rot under a sweltering sun or be devoured by vermin.
We constantly hear about food shortages, yet here in the
stone age man at least was able to make use of fire - that too would presumably be banned under the measures being proposed.
"I know! We can save Earth by killing off all those icky human beings!" -- Official White Horse Souse
(also see Temperature Record)
The ice-core data is frequently cited as principal evidence to argue that CO2 is the earth’s main climate driver. It is, in a way, the jewel in the crown of the theory of man made global warming. But the ice-core data does not show that CO2 drives climate. It shows, very clearly, that variations in temperature precede rises in atmospheric CO2 – not the other way round. The two phenomena are divided by a time lag of several hundred years.
There is no evidence that CO2 has ever ‘driven’ the climate in the past, nor is there any compelling evidence that it is doing so now.
Harry Koza in the Globe and Mail quotes Bernard Connelly, the global strategist at Banque AIG in London, who claims that the likelihood of a Great Depression is growing by the day.
Martin Wolf, celebrated columnist of the U.K.-based Financial Times, cites Dr. Nouriel Roubini of the
Every day now, thousands of people all over the
Buffett and Gross warn: $516 trillion bubble is a disaster waiting to happen
Derivatives bubble explodes five times bigger in five years
Wall Street didn't listen to Buffett. Derivatives grew into a massive bubble, from about $100 trillion to $516 trillion by 2007. The new derivatives bubble was fueled by five key economic and political trends:
To grasp how significant this five-fold bubble increase is, let's put that $516 trillion in the context of some other domestic and international monetary data:
annual gross domestic product is about $15 trillion U.S. money supply is also about $15 trillion U.S.
- Current proposed
federal budget is $3 trillion U.S. government's maximum legal debt is $9 trillion U.S. mutual fund companies manage about $12 trillion U.S.
- World's GDPs for all nations is approximately $50 trillion
- Unfunded Social Security and Medicare benefits $50 trillion to $65 trillion
- Total value of the world's real estate is estimated at about $75 trillion
- Total value of world's stock and bond markets is more than $100 trillion
- BIS valuation of world's derivatives back in 2002 was about $100 trillion
- BIS 2007 valuation of the world's derivatives is now a whopping $516 trillion
Oil prices will stay at current high levels for the rest of this year due to speculation and geopolitical tensions, Algerian state media on Monday reported OPEC President Chakib Khelil as saying.
Prices could retreat in 2009 with a recovery of the U.S. dollar in foreign exchange markets following the election of a new U.S. president, and as fundamentals reassert themselves as major market forces, he was reported as saying by government newspaper El Moudjahid and state news agency APS.
OIL prices stayed above $US
With $100-a-barrel here for now, Goldman Sachs says $
Translation: "Oil will explode in price when we start bombing
See next article down.
When asked about the reasons for the investigation and the frivolous use of taxpayer money, their response was:
1. That the
2. That the
3. That widespread use of the
"You WILL use our paper fiat money, and you will LIKE IT!!!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse
That is about what the Pentagon announced they had "misplaced" back on September 10th, 2001. If we could just find that missing money and return it to the rightful owners (the taxpayers), we could erase that consumer debt. In fact, since the Pentagon misplaced all our money, let's just send them our credit card bills and tell them it's their problem to solve.
Bond investors have never been so sure that the Federal Reserve will lose control of inflation. They're so convinced that they're giving up yields just to buy debt securities that protect against rising consumer prices.
A mysterious charge is showing up on some bank statements across the country, and bankers said a consumer's best protection is early detection.
Dimiter Todorov said his wife found a charge for $9.85 on their February bank statement for a company listed as Ich Services.
Credit thieves no longer empty the cards they steal, because that calls attention to their activity. Given that identities are stolen by the tens of thousands via carelessly secured government laptops, criminals now "ping" each account for just a few dollars knowing that in 99% of the cases, the extra charge will never be noticed and no complaint will be filed.
Sergei Lavrov said Monday that Kosovo's Western-backed declaration of independence from
"At present there are already some Palestinian politicians who say it is futile to follow up negotiations with
If politicians in the West heaved a collective sigh of relief that the only bad thing, so far, coming from the declaration of Independence of Kosovo was the torching of the US Embassy in Belgrade, they got it terribly wrong.
That they did not see a movement for
All of a sudden, DC establishment figures care about "international law" when it suits their interests in Kosovo.
News Flash: The Bush administration acknowledges there is a such thing as international law.
But, predictably, it is not being invoked to address the
"I'm outraged by the mob attack against the
There are two major issues here. One is the situation in Kosovo itself (which we'll get to in a moment), but the other is the attack on the
Perhaps the greatest crime against any embassy in the history of
On May 7, 1999, at the height of the 78 day US-led NATO bombing of
Kosovo does not have oil but its location is strategic as the trans-Balkan pipeline - known as AMBO pipeline after its builder and operator the US-registered Albanian Macedonian Bulgarian Oil Corporation - will pass through it.
The pipeline will pump Caspian oil from the Bulgarian
Russia's ambassador to Nato, Dmitry Rogozin, has warned that
"If the EU develops a unified position or if Nato exceeds its mandate set by the UN, then these organisations will be in conflict with the UN," he said.
In that case
Anyone who couldn't imagine that the declaration of Kosovo's independence wouldn't possibly come to this is both not terribly bright, and also unencumbered with any appreciation of the history of this region.
This includes the policy wonks wonks at the EU and NATO and the
In a sign that Serbia is fast drifting away from the West and toward Russia, which is backing its fierce resistance of Kosovo's secession, hard-line Serbian Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica condemned anew the U.S. and other nations that have recognized Kosovo as an independent state.
Notice how Putin and
This would be like
Would the government of the
Or would every available military person be sent immediately to to the capitals of those states to bring them back into the fold of the Republic?
You know exactly what the answer here would be.
And from this precedent,
And at this point, after the
The question is, how far
The mostly Serb-populated northern region around the divided town of
Israël, Palestine et la bande de Gaza
Some reports in English have noted that the Israeli Security Cabinet yesterday decided against any more attempted "partial stoppages" of the rocket attacks, in favor of a "complete stoppage", but they don't explain what that means.
With a nice little staged "terror" attack to justify it all, of course.
The association of rabbis for the people and
Popular Resistance Committee? That last word screams "We made this up at a
I am watching this on TV and all I can think of is that last week
This reeks of a false-flag attack to justify a new aggression by
At a time when
... which is why I am suspicious. Cui Bono? Who gets what they need at this critical time?
US President George W. Bush on Thursday assured Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert that the
Folks, the false-flag just does not get any more obvious than this.
A gunman infiltrated a Jewish seminary in
Relinked in light of today's "terror" attack that gives
“MK (Israeli Knesset member) Aryeh Eldad is hailing the Arab exodus to
Remember when Ariel Sharon offered to get out of Gaza if we would just allow Israel to build more est bank settlements? And I predicted that as soon as the settlements were built
And off the coast of
BTW, "Voluntary transfer" is what Hitler originally planned to do with the Jews in
But what was not acceptable to the Zionists in Europe (and which then resulted in millions of deaths from typhus in the closing months of the war), is now apparently quite acceptable in
Hundreds of Israeli occupation troops stormed a Palestinian orphanage and a boarding school in the southern West Bank City of Hebron early Thursday, looting large amounts of frozen food, dairy products, clothes, shoes, refrigerators and kitchen equipments, local officials and eyewitnesses said.
A Qatari Red Crescent official, Mr. Rashid Al-Hindi currently visiting Cairo, is quoted as saying that Gaza Strip Hospitals is calling the world for relief, Al-Hindi also emphasized the importance of sanitation maintenance in homes of the many needy and poverty-stricken Gaza Strip Palestinians.
Even though the translation from Arabic into English is a little rusty, the picture at the head of this article speaks volumes.
Imagine, for one second, the man getting treated is your dad, your uncle, your cousin, or your son.
He may die because common standards of medical care are not available to him, and the hospital is blacked out due to power cuts by
Would you blame Hamas for your loved one's condition?
No, you would blame
The eyes of the world need to be fixed on the humanitarian disaster created by Israeli policy, and find very concrete ways of letting its government know that this is unacceptable.
The death of a medically fragile person (or child) because they couldn't get treatment they desperately needed has nothing to do with
Yasser Abed Rabbo, a senior aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, reiterated on Thursday that the Palestinians can declare their statehood unilaterally if talks with
If there was any administration in the history of this country which deserves an industrial-strength booby prize for the unintended consequences of its foreign policy, it's Bush's, hands down.
Because if was OK for Kosovo to declare its independence from
And while w're at it, why not
This administration will be tying itself in knots to begin to explain why this is OK for Kosovo, but not for other parts of the planet.
In American and EU eyes, a Kosovar declaration of independence from Serbian sovereignty should be recognised, even if
The United States cannot justify supporting a free Kosovo at the same time it supports
Earlier reports quoted a member of the Palestinian negotiation team as saying that the Palestinians will declare their statehood unilaterally if the talks with Israel continued to achieve no progress.
But if this is the case, they had better have their ducks in a row in terms of regional and international support, which, of course,
As temperatures rise after the winter, more people in
According to Monther Shoblak, head of the Gaza Coastal Municipalities Water Utility, before the Israeli-imposed restrictions on fuel imports, the utility was dumping about 20,000 cubic metres of raw sewage into the sea daily. This was due to the outdated treatment plants in the enclave being too small to handle the amount of waste produced by the growing population.
Israel knew full well, during this siege of Gaza, that inadequate power supplies to already inadequate water treatment stations would lead to raw sewage being dumped in the the Mediterranean.
My ancestors (Rivero is a Sephardic name) were among those who split from Judea in 70AD and moved to
In contrast, most of the Jewish people living in
Israelis know this. They have actively suppressed scientific evidence that shows Palestinians and ARAB Jews are the descendants of Biblical Hebrews.
The irony here is how these converted Khazars, who are not actually descendants of the Semites, call me, an actual genetic descendant of the Biblical Hebrews, "Anti-Semitic"! :)
"The king has ordered the reconstruction of Palestinian houses at the expense of the Saudi government," Al-Jazirah Arabic daily quoted the minister as saying. Al-Manie did not say how many Palestinian homes would be rebuilt under the program.
This took place yesterday in the Bureij refugee camp in the
Strip when an Israeli missile leveled a three-story house and damaged several houses next to it. Eight were murdered, including a brother and a sister aged 5 and 6. Over 50 were injured, including 17 children. Gaza
Any protests from the
? From the E.U.? From the U.N.? Of course not. U.S.
Keep this in mind if a suicide bombing takes place in
Remember the name Baruch Goldstein? Fourteen years ago he charged into one of Palestine's most sacred mosques, situated in the building that houses the Tomb of Abraham our Father, and gunned down 30 Muslims at prayer. He was killed before he could continue with his shooting spree...
There was no world outrage that the attack took place in a House of Prayer, that the victims were at prayer. There was no world outrage that the number of victims was 30.... they were Muslims, it just didn't matter to them.
Remember the name Baruch Goldstein? Fourteen years ago he charged into one of Palestine’s most sacred mosques, situated in the building that houses the Tomb of Abraham our Father, and gunned down 30 Muslims at prayer. He was killed before he could continue with his shooting spree…
It also said that the 32 kidnapped children were transferred to interrogation and detention centers in direct violation to the international law and the Fourth Geneva Convention. The ages of the kidnapped children are between 14 and 18.
"I put my hand on her chest to stop the streaming blood. She told me that she could not breathe, her body trembled and she closed her eyes," said Ra'd Abu Saif of his 12-year-old daughter Safa's last moments after she was shot by an Israeli sniper last Saturday.
And tell us all just what military necessity was served by shooting this girl.
With the deaths of Owdah and Obeed, the number of Palestinians who have died due to the Israeli siege imposed on the
And of course, "Abbas, as usual, is completely impotent to make any positive impact on the situation.
Christian-Zionists please take note.
SAFA ABU SEIF, 12, was fatally wounded as she stood in an upstairs room of her home in the
She was one of 27 children identified by United Nations staff among the 107 Palestinians who were killed in five days last week. Another 25 dead, including five women, were identified as unarmed non-combatants. The status of 13 more dead victims could not be determined. At least three of the children were reportedly shot in their homes by Israeli small arms or sniper fire.
The IDF indulges in this kind of behavior all the time: they just hate like hell getting caught at it.
Army Radio said on Friday that the army had denied firing any rubber-coated bullets on that day.
The IDF does this all the time, then denies it ever happened.
They just hate like hell getting caught at it.
Shanbo Heinemann, a pro-Palestinian activist from San Francisco, California, sits on the ground after being shot in the head with a rubber bullet fired by Israeli troops during a violent protest against Israel's security fence in the West Bank village of Bilin, February 22, 2008.
Farm animals get better care than the Palestinians!
The numbers are a reflection of the Israeli public's growing frustration at what they see as a failing
Rabbi Menachem Froman of the West Bank settlement of Tekoa has for years been involved in interfaith dialogue toward Israeli-Palestinian peace.
After a series of interfaith meetings, Rabbi Froman and Hamas-allied friend Khaled Amayreh succeeded in drafting a cease-fire agreement between
The two submitted the document, which covers the release of abducted Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, to the cabinet and to the Hamas government in the
According to them, Hamas leaders have agreed to the deal’s terms, but
Interior Minister Meir Sheetrit told The Jerusalem Post that during Sunday's cabinet meeting, he had called on the IDF to "take off its gloves," head into Gaza with armored tractors and raze an entire neighborhood from which rockets have been launched, and then withdraw. The residents of that neighborhood would be warned in advance to flee, he said.
Memo to Israeli Interior Minister Sheetrit; sir, to where can these Gazan Palestinians flee, if you raze certain sections of
So just where are these people, the majority of whom have never harmed Israelis, supposed to go?
The Israeli government is waiting for the exact moment when world attention will be turned elsewhere to order the strike.
Cabinet Minister Meir Sheetrit took the murderous statements a step further: "We must take a neighborhood in
But, but, but, you said 'wiping off the face of the map' was a BAD thing!!!!
Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni leaves on a three-day visit to the
Livni will meet Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice along with other senior officials, her office said in a statement.
Looks as though Bush, Cheney, Rice, et all, will get their "marching orders" on Gaza, the West Bank, Lebanon, Syria, and Iran during this visit.
And whatever is said, you can be absolutely certain that the words are crafted to give the impression of wanting peace.
Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni on Sunday told visiting
Translation: there will never be a time when conditions are "...ripe for forming a Palestinian state."
And the way
"Two Israeli warplanes violated Lebanese airspace and flew over
BEIRUT, March 6 (Xinhua) -- Israeli forces on Thursday penetrated the border line in south Lebanon towards the Ghajar area overseeing Wazani river, but did not cross the "Blue Line," Future TV reported.
Previous report said that Israeli troops crossed the border line towards
The Lebanese Premier says the Winograd Report on the 2006 war against
"The USS Cole has crossed the
This explains why it was replaced off the coast of
The White House on Monday condemned delays in
So that's why we have that huge bunch of military naval hardware in the
And just what are we going todo, start shelling the place to demonstrate our displeasure at their delay?
Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the
You don't send this kind of naval fire-power off the coast of the
Based on its on-the-ground research and analysis of the conduct of hostilities in 2006, Amnesty International concluded that the Lebanese civilian population paid the heaviest price for the
Of some 1,190 people killed, the vast majority were civilians not involved in the hostilities, among them hundreds of children. The overwhelming majority of homes, properties and infrastructure targeted in air strikes and artillery attacks were likewise civilian."
Let that sink in for a moment: "hundreds of children".
"Just walk around; you'll find 'em!" !!!!!!!
A United Nations military observer sent e-mails home to Canada reporting that Israel was bombing schools and waging "a campaign of terror against the Lebanese people" shortly before he was killed by an Israeli bomb in Lebanon, said his widow.
As the Israel Foreign Ministry protests to the UN repeated statements by
Translation: look for some kind of false flag operation, courtesy of
And remember: Bush has promised to support
In a strategy some Western diplomats admit could badly backfire, the Bush administration has made clear it wishes to continue to support Mr Musharraf even after Monday’s election in which the Pakistani public delivered a resounding rejection of his policies.
"Hey, remember what we did after HAMAS won in
As head of
I guess we just found out!
If Fallon is leaving, it means Bush will have his war with
Well, we just got our "Oh Shit!" moment with the just-announced resignation of Admiral William J. Fallon, the military commander of US Middle East operations.
The resignation of the top
Israel is always the first to accuse other nations of having nuclear weapons, and the UN acts on the assumption that Israel's accusations are true, as we saw just a few days ago with the passing of yet more sanctions against
Isn't it time that the UN took a look at
"The current issue of Esquire Magazine portrays Fallon as the one person in the military or Pentagon standing between the White House and war with
The White House announced Wednesday that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Defense Secretary Robert Gates would travel to
What part of "Nyet!" are Rice and Gates having a hard time with?
In fact, I would almost bet that the real subject of conversation will be
The White House said Wednesday that "there is no one" inside the US government who wants war with Iran, even though US President George W. Bush has not ruled out any options.
Please remember: this was precisely the same kind of rhetoric we got right before the invasion of
Turkey's military operation in northern Iraq against Kurdish separatists could finish in as short a time as one day or take up to year, Turkish Chief of General Staff Yasar Buyukyanit said on Thursday.
It appears that Turkish Chief of General Staff Buyukanit is taking great pleasure in "rubbing salt into the wound" of US SecDef Gate's complete impotence to do anything about the Turkish invasion of
And the longer
Lawmakers in northern
The move heightened fears that the conflict could draw in Iraqi Kurdish forces and destabilize the one region of Iraq that has been relatively peaceful since the U.S. invasion in March 2003.
So if we start to see civilian casualties in the Kurdish region, and the Kurds go after the Turks, whose side are we on??
Until the aftermath of the next election, we are, unfortunately, going to have to endure the continuation of a foreign policy crew which absolutely never saw this coming.
Are geopolitical myopia, catastrophic lack of imagination, and ignorance of history the core prerequisites to getting hired to develop foreign policy for this administration?
What the Turkish incursion is doing is weakening the Kurdistan Regional Government, the autonomous Kurdish zone, the creation of which is one of the few concrete achievements of the US and British invasion of Iraq five years ago.
The Turkish invasion should have given the government in
I don't think there's much laughter in the Pentagon now at how badly Rumsfeld missed the mark on his estimate of what it would take to really handle the occupation of
At Shinseki's suggested troop level, we would possibly have had enough troops to secure
The last two Bush administrations aptly deserve a booby prize for how the catastrophic unintended consequences of their foreign policy (if one can call it that) have played out.
It is the first confirmed ground operation by the Turkish military into
And all the
Analysts point out that escalation in the conflict can take place if there is fighting between the Turkish troops and the Peshmerga units — the combatants loyal to the regional Kurdish authorities in
Welcome, yet again to the wonderful world of the Bush Administration's unintended consequences in
Let's see, now how this laundry-list shakes out:
1. The Iraqi people are much worse off than they ever were under Hussein. In much of the country, there is no electricity, and no clean water.
This has lead to outbreaks of water-borne diseases, such as cholera.
Also, the use of depleted uranium has sickened and killed countless Iraqis, and our vets and their kids are suffering the consequences of exposure as well.
2. Because we never had enough boots on the ground to do the job, the US can barely hold on to the green zone, forget the other borders of the country. This means that the Turks can do whatever they want, for as long as they like, because they understand that the
3. The US invasion and occupation has put Iraq even more firmly into the orbit and embrace of their Shiite neighbor, Iran, a country which is still making Bush's "rogue country list", and one which many elements in the US and elsewhere (read: Israel) are looking to clobber.
The two Bush terms have to be characterized as the "Never Saw It Coming" US administrations. - M. R.
The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) will create temporary security bases in northern
The army plans to establish 11 temporary bases south of the border with
And don't look for these 11 "temporary" Turkish bases to shut down anytime soon.
The White House scramble for
Considering how magnificently the Pentagon has done in
For NASA, however, the launch of the Jules Verne Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) also highlights a stark reality: In 2 1/2 years, just as the station gets fully assembled, the United States will no longer have any spacecraft of its own capable of carrying astronauts and cargo to the station, in which roughly $100 billion is being invested. The three space shuttles will be retired by then, because of their high cost and questionable safety, and NASA will have nothing ready to replace them until 2015 at the earliest.
Kind of a poor image of "The Right Stuff" to see them by the side of the highway with their thumbs out at the passing traffic.
IF civilisation is wiped out on Earth, salvation may come from space. Plans are being drawn up for a "Doomsday ark" on the moon containing the essentials of life and civilisation, to be activated in the event of earth being devastated by a giant asteroid or nuclear war.
Such is the interest in Enceladus that Nasa has directed its Cassini spacecraft to pass just