BEIJING (Reuters) – In a bold jab before a key meeting of China’s Communists, a 90-year-old former secretary to Mao Zedong has urged the Party to embrace democracy, saying that only political freedom can end instability and corruption.
In the October edition of the outspoken magazine, Li said his country could be dragged back [...]
â€œI urged Bush to take action against the Iranian nuclear facilities and explained why I thought there was no alternative,â€ said Podhoretz, 77, in an interview with The Sunday Times.
â€œI laid out the worst-case scenario â€“ bombing Iran â€“ versus the worst-case consequences of allowing the Iranians to get the bomb.â€
Information coming out of Iran indicates that the military there is very dismayed at how ineffective new Russian anti-aircraft systems were during the Israeli September 6th air strike on a Syrian weapons development facility near the Iraqi border. Syria and Iran have both bought billions of dollars worth of the latest Russian anti-aircraft missile systems. [...]
â€œThe United States pays too much attention to Ahmadinejad,â€ said an Iranian political scientist who spoke on the condition of anonymity for fear of reprisal. â€œHe is not that consequential.â€
Mr. Ahmadinejadâ€™s power stems not from his office per se, but from the refusal of his patron, Ayatollah Khamenei, and some hard-line leaders, to [...]
For three decades, water has been indispensable in sustaining the rollicking economic expansion that has made China a world power. Now, Chinaâ€™s galloping, often wasteful style of economic growth is pushing the country toward a water crisis. Water pollution is rampant nationwide, while water scarcity has worsened severely in north China â€” even as demand [...]
More than 60 years ago, Dr. F.A. Hayek brilliantly described the final destination of all people living under socialism: serfdom in a cruel totalitarian state. Venezuela is heading in that direction under the leadership of Fidel Castro’s star pupil, Dictator-President Hugo ChÃ¡vez. On Sunday, September 30, voters in Ecuador will decide whether to authorize their [...]
The Naval Base Coronado near San Diego has gone unnoticed since it’s groundbreaking in 1967. Then Google Earth had to come in and ruin everything. The satellite mapping site revealed to the public that, from the air, the structure was shaped like a swastika (oops!). Turns out that the Navy knew about this all along, [...]
South America embraces Bush’s arch enemy
Guardian Unlimited,Â UKÂ – 4 hours ago
The leaders of Bolivia and Venezuela embraced Mr Ahmadinejad and blessed Iran’s nuclear programme, underlining how much influence Washington has lost over a …
Iranian former deputy defense minister Ali Rheze Asgari supplied intelligence sources in the West with information regarding the sites that Israeli jets allegedly attacked on September 6, the Kuweiti Al Jareeda reported Friday.
Pakistan, Russia â€˜vulnerable to N-theftâ€™
Pakistan Dawn,Â PakistanÂ – 23 hours ago
By Anwar Iqbal WASHINGTON, Sept 27: A new report by a prestigious Washington think-tank claims that Pakistan and Russia are the most vulnerable to nuclear …